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Lessons offered by Tom
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Other sciences
  • Engineering
  • Technology
  • Industrial design
  • All Levels

Retired business/engineering profesional provides lessons in Science, Engineering, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.


Following 35 years in industry in a variety of roles, I am transitioning to a career in education so that I can impart my experience to others looking to enter technical fields. I adapt my instruction to the proper level of the student and their goals. I always look to find means to breakdown complex problems in a simple, concise manner and to stimulate creative solutions and new ideas.

My strengths involve methodologies related to problem solving and critical thinking.


Throughout my professional career I have mentored a variety of students and young engineers, including high school shadowing programs, college internships, college/business joint ventures and academic research.

My experience spans across Fortune 500 companies, small niche companies, private consulting and academia.


Rate for online lessons : $40/h
Lessons offered by Tom
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Other sciences
  • Engineering
  • Technology
  • Industrial design
  • All Levels

Tom's resume


Teaching/Mentoring Experience
• Fundamental understanding of alternative learning models (i.e., STEM)
o Academic classroom enhancement
o Manufacturing skills/certifications
o Business entrepreneurship (concept to commercialization)
• Supervisory roles (both direct and matrix management)
• Oversight of college internships, college engineering team programs, HS shadowing
• Youth coaching

Engineering Experience
• Systems engineering
• Needs analysis, specification writing, verification/validation techniques
• Root cause analysis
• Risk analysis/management
• Detail orientation with strengths in organizational planning and execution
• Technical writing
• Consulting background
• Basic and applied research

Management Experience
• Over 20 years in the medical device industry in different roles with both large Fortune 500 multinational and small niche companies
• Extensive background in product marketing, product development and product launch
• Strategic/project planning, scheduling, budgeting, resource allocation
• Success in leading multiple cross-functional teams in developing and sustaining profitable products
• Understanding of engineering processes/tools and organizational dynamics

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

• Master of Business Administration, Weatherhead School of Management, Dec 2002
• Concentration: B2B marketing, management of technology
• Enterprise Scholar; GPA = 3.8

• Master of Science, Materials Science and Engineering, May 1989
• Concentration: composite material interfaces
• GPA = 3.8

• Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Engineering, May 1981
• Concentration: biomaterials


Steris Corporation, Mentor, Ohio (2003-2016)

Senior Engineering Project Manager, R&D (2014-2016, Healthcare Division)
• Led team of systems, mechanical, software and test engineers in development of a high level disinfection endoscope processing system per FDA guidance for automated endoscope reprocessors
• Interfaced regularly directly with Regulatory, Reliability, Marketing, Service, Sourcing and Scientific
• Led multiple technology transfer projects, partnering with domestic and international companies

Director, Systems Engineering, R&D Engineering (2013-2014, Healthcare Division)
• Responsible for designing and verifying functional improvements to flagship global product line
• Conducted technology scouting and financial analyses for driving sustainable growth

Director, Portfolio Development & Strategic Marketing (2005-2010, Pharmaceutical & Research Business, Life Sciences Division)
• Coordinated all R&D portfolio planning and assessment for $200MM global business unit

Senior Program Manager, Pharmaceutical & Research Business (2003-2005, Life Sciences Division)
• Served as liaison to R&D; Worked directly with product managers and cross-functional product development teams to drive new product introductions across capital/consumable portfolio

Private Health Care Industry Consultant (2001-2003)
• Submitted and secured FDA 510(k) market clearance for medical device start-up

Biomec, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio (Summer/Fall 2002)
Sales/Marketing Intern
• Customized web-based customer relationship management software program
• Created technical sales productivity kit for new surgical assist device, including sales strategies

Bard Interventional Products, Mentor, Ohio (1996-2000)
Director of Product Development/Senior Project Engineer
• Responsible for new product introductions to expand existing line of diagnostic and therapeutic flexible endoscopic accessories and percutaneous devices, specializing in pulmonary instruments

Tri-Delta Industries, Mentor, Ohio (1994-1996)
Senior Manufacturing Engineer
• Supervised team of four manufacturing engineers in start-up of new $15MM Electronics Division

Lincoln Electric Corporation, Euclid, Ohio (1989-1994)
Manufacturing Engineer
• Defined and implemented novel surface mount PCB design assembly procedures
Electronics Design Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio (1981-1986)
Electronics Packaging Project Engineer
• Collaborated with team of engineers and clinicians in developing a totally implantable programmable control shunt system for monitoring and regulating intracranial pressure

Woodworking, Landscaping, Golf, Sports in General

References and listing of professional publications available upon request

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