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Guy T. Avellon
FASTENER SAFETY &
Over more than 25 years, Guy Avellon has become a recognized expert in fastener engineering applications, failure analysis, quality systems evaluation, and product liability litigation. As the founder of GT Technical Consultants, he advises maintenance and repair organizations on fastener safety, assembly techniques and preventative maintenance, and over many years, has provided training and consulting services in a wide variety of industry settings. These include amusement parks, ski fields, vehicle fleets, manufacturers, and NASCAR teams. His fastener experience and engineering backgrounds are reinforced by skills in metallurgy, plating and welding.
In addition to his extensive fastener experience, Guy has a demonstrated record of improving profit, MRO sales/distribution and manufacturing:
· Operations Improvement: Root analysis, improving operations within the supply chain, saving a net amount of $3 million by implementing Six-Sima methodologies and corrective actions
· Cost Reductions: Materials change, vendor resourcing and process improvement netting 1.5 million annually.
· Value-Added Energy: Product safety seminars and risk analysis for customer, development and training.
· Failure Analysis/FMEA: Promoted customer satisfaction and loyalty by solving problems, and avoiding liability issues.
· Marketing Management: Restructured an entire marketing department and brought new products to market, achieving profitability goals for five years.
CV for Guy T. Avellon
Corporate Quality Management, Product Engineering and Product Marketing professional with demonstrated record of improving profitability in MRO sales/distribution firms and manufacturing. Skilled in metallurgy & plating, welding, operations improvement, process re-engineering, solution selling, and cost reductions. Extensive background in fastener technology, ISO Quality Systems, 6-Sigma practices, quality auditing and with SAE, ISO and ASTM standards.
S E L E C T E D A C C O M P L I S H M E N T S
7/2003 to Present GT TECHNICAL CONSULTANTS, LTD., Lake Zurich, Illinois
A private technical engineering consulting firm
Principal. Responsible for fastener engineering applications/failure analysis and evaluation of Quality Systems for manufacturers, law firms, maintenance organizations.
1993 to 7/2003 KAR PRODUCTS, INC., Des Plaines, Illinois
A $125 million company selling 35,000 MRO fast moving maintenance consumables with value-added services. The company operated 11 distribution centers with 1,200 employees in the United States and Canada.
2000 to 7/2003 Director, Product Engineering & Quality. Reporting to the Executive Vice President of Operations. Responsible for leading company through ISO registration and its maintenance as Management Representative; monitor overall quality functions of company operations as related to ISO; manage QC Department; develop customer satisfaction and vendor metrics for analysis. Use of DMAIC for Operations improvement.
1997 to 2000 Marketing Manager; Product Line, Engineering & Quality Control. Reported to the Vice President Marketing. Responsible for restructuring Product Line Management Department in U.S. and Canada, developing technical marketing strategies and goals, managing capital expense budgets for three departments, P&L of over $38,000,000, continuing duties of Product Engineering and QC management.
1993 to 1997 Manager, Product Engineering and Quality Control. Reported to Director, Product Line Management. Responsible for managing Quality Control Department, providing technical assistance to all departments and training, standards, attain A2LA laboratory accreditation, assisting national accounts, developing sales/marketing literature, assisting compliance with industry standards (ASTM, SAE, MSDS), and managing department budgets.
BOWMAN DISTRIBUTION/BARNES GP, Cleveland, Ohio
A $250MM MRO distributor
Chief Engineer. Reported to the Vice President Marketing/Sales. Responsible for overseeing company engineering, product specifications, technical guidance, and product sales/applications training for sales agents and customers.
LEA-RONAL, INC., Freeport, New York
Manufacturer of proprietary plating chemicals and brighteners
Technical Sales/Service Engineer. Reported to the Vice President Sales. Responsible for opening Ohio as a new territory, performing development work on new products; plating on plastics, printed circuit boards, non-cyanide zinc and cadmium and electroless nickel.
THERM-O-DISC, INC., Mansfield, Ohio
Manufacturer of thermostat products
Materials Engineer. Reported to the Manager of Materials Engineering. Responsible for metallurgical lab duties, inspection, failure analysis, process and metal finishing specifications for production; designed electroless nickel production plating line, supervised lab and production plating personnel.
Saved $800,000 in process controls, procedures and material changes.
Developed highly efficient elactroless nickel production plating line lasting over 21 cycles instead of 8.
EDUCATION: Metallurgical Engineering, BS, Purdue University,
Certified Welder, Cleveland School of Welding,
Certified Lead Auditor for ISO 9000
MEMBERSHIPS: Vice-Chair, ASTM F16 Committee (American Society for Testing and Materials);
Chairman of subcommittee F16.01 Fastener Test Methods
Recipient of the ASTM Award of Merit
Member Grade SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) and ASQ