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Gordon P. S.
∙ Bowling Green, KY
innovator qualified by + years of success in experimental physics,
academia, and manufacturing, I am searching for a position within a
stable, growing company where I can continue to learn new skills.
My industry experiences provided me with the opportunity to develop
a reputation as a resourceful problemsolver who has formed creative
teams capable of creating the impossible for challenged clients.
I wish a rewarding environment with the same occupational variety.
My skills and specialties include:
• Broad range
of problemsolving skills based on physics principles
progressive experimental plans to investigate specific questions
approaches to product design and prototyping
tools, CNC machinery
Office, EAGLE Layout Editor
SketchUp, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, CATIA
– Bowling Green, KY
Operational in , $
million company focused on advanced composite sandwich structures in
the development of product prototypes for wind energy, highperformance
automotive, aerospace and defense clients;
while I was employed, the organization had two primary facilities,
two additional offices in the US and
Europe, and employed fourteen.
Lead Engineer/Vice President
of Product Design and Engineering
Five Direct Reports Director
of Composites Engineering, Design Engineer, Process Engineer, Design
Primary duties included
developing the company’s proprietary technology to commercial viability
as well as oversee prototype development for a growing client base.
The following accomplishments were achieved under severely limited departmental
budgets and compressed timeframes.
wind energy project from concept to completed prototypes.
Defined the fundamental
engineering requirements for a kW Savoniusstyle wind turbine
models which predicted the unit’s performance
Completed CAD descriptions
of the components
interns collecting data, and analyzed the unit performance.
The / scale
prototype was considered successful from performance, schedule, and
wind tunnel validation study from concept to completion.
Defined the CAD
solutions for a : scale model of a Savoniusstyle wind turbine
Worked with outside
agencies to interface the test unit with their facilities
and interpreted results
mathematical models for performance evaluation
The study was considered
successful from performance, schedule, and budget standpoints, and encouraged
further product development.
project wind energy project from concept through wind tunnel
Developed a modular
concept that met aesthetic requirements, as well as transportation requirements
Conceived a novel
internal ducting arrangement allowing for improved air flow throughout
the system, and created an opportunity for utilizing a secondary turbine
from which to extract additional energy.
Applied for a provisional
patent, “Modular Wind Turbine,” December , assigned to the
Fabricated a :
scale wind tunnel prototype, coordinating outside machinists to overcome
significant manufacturing challenges.
Oversaw CFD studies
to refine the aerodynamic performance
wind tunnel test platform, allowing us to meet budget and timeline requirements
was ongoing at the time of my departure, and
considered successful in its approach to performance, schedule, and
technologies for company.
Developed CAD techniques
to rapidly produce opencell structures from initial geometry definitions
of creating largescale structures from smaller subpanels
characterization of test samples
technology into a variety of multifunctional structures heat exchangers,
crush structures, integrated circuits, batteries, and formulated initial
research plans to develop these concepts.
Applied for a provisional
patent, “ImpactAbsorbing Composite Sandwich Structure and Method
for Manufacturing Same,” April , .
Evaluated a variety
of commercial technology platforms to determine how they might be used
to fabricate composite core structures.
within fabrication platforms.
and Development Department to support company growth.
Traveled to foster
strategic and client partnerships in the fields of mechanical, electrical,
and aerospace engineering.
interns into cohesive, creative team of fulltime employees.
Worked closely with
the Vice President of Sales and Vice President of Manufacturing to architect
operational plans to encourage the company’s successful growth.
confidence to clients as needed to close sales
As a direct result
of my contributions, the company’s value
rose from approximately $.M to an estimated $M over an eighteen
University positions contributed
to the education of majorspecific and general education requirements
for students pursuing scientific degree programs; department
sizes ranged from five to seventeen professionals within a much larger
Professor of Physics,
Bowling Green Technical College, Bowling Green, KY
of Physics and Astronomy, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green,
Visiting Assistant Professor
of Physics, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Visiting Assistant Professor
of Physics, HampdenSydney College, Hampden, VA
and anomalous streaming in a thermoacoustic device,” Gordon P. S.,
Richard Raspet, Robert Hiller, Joseph McDaniel. Applied Acoustics,
Volume , Issue , January , pages
CONSULTING AND OTHER VENTURES
– Bowling Green, KY Present
Incorporated January, ,
I founded a startup venture creating an online marketplace to bring
compositerelated vendors together with clients wishing to contract
services. This project is slowly gathering momentum, proceeding
as a free service to attract regular users who can eventually be converted
into subscribing members, or used to justify advertising partners.
Primary duties include
overseeing the company’s inception and growth, creating operational
infrastructure, guiding website concept and development, contracting
outside resources, and completing initial marketing.
Degree in Physics University of Mississippi,
Acoustics I &
I & II
Theory I & II
Arts Degree in Physics – University of Mississippi,
of Science Degree in Physics – Georgia State University,