Application Engineer

Daniel Perpich
8770 Chilson Road
Brighton, Michigan 48116
(810) 231-3517

New product direction and sales support have been key in my career path.  Seeking full time employment in Michigan - with particular interest in engineering, problem solving and communication.  My background, education and experience contribute in these areas.  Strengths include:  independent thinker, comfortable communicator, dedicated listener.

Qualifications / Experience:

Project Management
Vision System Design
PC Skills – Spec &Build
Project Engineering
Vision System Evaluation
PC Skills – Applications
Product Development
Vision System Installation
PC Skills – 20 years Exp
Vision Products: [Cognex] Checker; [Banner] Omni; [GOM] ATOS, TRITOP; [Perceptron] Datacam, Tricam, P1000, P2000, Autogauge, AutoFit, AutoScan, AutoSpect, AutoGuide, IPNet, Vector, ScanWorks Lite, ScanWorks TK, TubeBend, NCA, DDC, DSA; [Shafi] Reliabot;   Matrox; SONY BSSC; Basler Cameras
Plant Installation Specifications: Millwright, Tooling, Electrical, Welding, Networking, Safety
Robots: Fanuc, Staubli, KUKA, ABB, Cincinnati Milacron
CMM: B&S, Zeiss, Romer, Faro
LaserTracker: SMX, Leica 
CAD: Microstation, GeoMagic, AutoCad, RobCad
Also: Theodolites, Corelation Studies,
Measurement Standards, SPC, D.O.E.
PLM Based Model Management System

Ed   Education / Honors:

BSE-EE University of Michigan 12/87

Concentration: Optics

SChool of Engineering Dean's List '85,'86,'87

Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society

    Eta Kappa Nu, National Electrical Engineering Honor Society

    Northville High School Class Salutatorian


Work Experience:
Oct. 2012 to Dec. 2012    ABB Automation, Auburn Hills, Michigan

10/12 –12/12    Controls Vision Engineer – Independent Contractor (Beeline, JATCA)
    Installed and programmed Cognex Checker Vision Systems for ABB customers.

Oct. 2010 to Oct. 2012    USS Vision, Livonia, Michigan

10/10 – 10/12    Application  Engineer – Independent Contractor
    Installed and programmed Banner Vision Systems for various customers throughout North America. Worked with GM, Ford and SC Johnson.  Exposure to DVT and PPT Vision Systems.

Aug. 2009 to Sept. 2010    Start-up Venture, Odd Jobs, Job Search; actively seeking employment

Mar. 2008 to July 2009    Centric Software, Inc., Campbell, California (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

3/08 – 7/09    Application Consultant Engineer – Contract Employee
    Deployed pilot software for PLM based Model Management System at large automotive manufacturer.  Created documentation and training materials during Agile development of process management software.  Worked on-site with project manager.  Supported worldwide effort of client- server based database.  Reported directly to CTO of company.  Self-directed and discipline throughout project.

Jan. 2007 to Oct. 2007    Capture 3D, Inc., Costa Mesa, California  (Novi, Michigan)

1/07 – 10/07    Application Engineer – Sales Team
    Supported Sales; performed Installation and Training of Vision Systems throughout the Midwest and Canada.  Quickly learned multiple applications (ATOS - topographical surface scanning, TRITOP - digital photogrammetry) in vibrant sales environment.  Diagnosed hardware and network failures.  Wide range of clients included:  Ford Design, Ford Tool and Die, DCX Wind Tunnel, Kobe Aluminum, Beartown, University of Toronto, Wheel 2 Wheel, GE and GM.

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Nov. 2006 to Dec. 2006    Shafi Inc., Brighton, Michigan

11/06 – 12/06    Application Consultant Engineer – Contract Employee
    Worked on 3D stud measurement system for DCX in assembly plant environment.  Trained users and led install for Reliabot PC Vision system.  Completed contract on time and within budget.

Mar. 2003 to Aug. 2006    Perceptron, Inc., Plymouth, Michigan

5/05 – 8/06    Project Manager / Project Engineer – Sales Team
    Responsible for GM AutoScan Alpha installation.  Participated in Test, Debug and Development of robot based scanning - industrial measurement system.  Completed Projects on time and under budget at various customer sites for numerous products; Vector, IPNet, P1000 and Autoscan.
3/03 – 4/05        Technical Specialist – Marketing
    Returned to Perceptron to support introduction of two Products.  AutoFit and AutoScan were targeted at three main customers.  Managed Projects from engineering development through first user at automotive assembly plants.  Held weekly meetings to direct resources and performance.  Examined technical issues on products with entire team and solved them within budget. 

Jun. 2002 to Sep. 2002    EQS Systems, LLC, Chesterland, Ohio

6/02 – 9/02    Sales Engineer – Michigan / NW Ohio
    Represented multiple Principal Electronic Equipment Manufacturers.  Ensured proper presentation of goods from Vision and Embedded Electronic Suppliers.  Matrox, Basler, SONY, Advantech, Dolch, Custom Video Display, North Atlantic Instruments, VMIC, APW – Electronic Solutions / Vero, Synergy and Themis were the most popular products.  Traveled the states of Michigan and Ohio, reported directly to the President of the Company. 

Oct. 1996 to Mar. 2002    Perceptron, Inc., Plymouth, Michigan

6/01 – 3/02        Application Engineer – First Tier / New Markets
    Supported two new sales teams in attempt to grow business.  Wrote system proposals and coordinated engineering and installation staff.  Presented all product lines to new customers.
7/ 00 – 6/01    Technical Specialist – Automotive Business Unit
    Reported directly to Director – ABU.  Followed key installations and reported status.  Decided and implemented steps for success, including hiring/monitoring contract support personnel.
5/99 – 7/00         Market Evaluator – Industrial Business Segment
    Examined multiple Applications in various market segments.  Performed key tests for system acceptance or system “non pursuit”.  Worked in small (3 person; Salesman, VP Mktg, myself) teams to commit resources to new efforts.
11/98 – 7/99         Coordinator – Optical Checking Fixture
    Successfully completed build of three units.  System installed in field is one of the largest and most complicated ever assembled by Perceptron.  Conversely, the aging product was scheduled for extinction.  Our team of hardware and software professionals never lost focus while we simultaneously finished our tasks and smoothly transitioned each person into other more profitable exercises.
6/97 – 11/98         Director – Application Engineering (concurrent)
    Monitored all variations of automotive applications.  Supervised four Application Engineers.  Managed workspace for equipment and team members.  Maintained technical support for GMT800 Project.  Held Dir.-AE position concurrently while PGEN (Product Genesis Team) Senior Engineer.
10/96 – 6/97     Project Manager - GMT800 (Body Shop Launch) Project, GM Truck Team (concurrent)
    Coordinated efforts for review of all materials, acquisition of all goods, scheduling of resources and monitoring multiple locations.   Installations were supervised by individual Project Managers reporting to each other and myself, for seamless coverage.  GMT800 was one of the largest tooling programs; the Perceptron offering comprised over 50 systems in 12 locations. Success from this effort secured large amounts of new business for our company, while the sheer volume supported existing operations. Held PM position concurrently while PGEN (Product Genesis Team) Senior Engineer.

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Nov. 1988 to July 1998    Perceptron, Inc., Plymouth, Michigan

6/96 – 7/98    Senior Systems Engineer – PGEN (concurrent)
    Member of the Perceptron Product Genesis Team.  Developed new applications for vision products in the automotive market.  Contributed to a dynamic team; built a moving gap and flush inspection system.  Coordinated engineering efforts, while responding to customer needs.  Worked daily on product improvement and testing.  Participated in concept design review, alpha product testing and display of flexible scanning system. 
3/95 – 6/96    Application Consulting Engineer – Ford Team
    Technically responsible for all Ford Motor Company Perceptron applications.  Concentrated on new applications, supported existing installations, followed new sales and verified measurement techniques for Ford Motor Company.  Refined technical traits and forged sales skills.
2/94 – 3/95    Project Manager – Ford Team
    Responsible for all Ford Motor Company Perceptron installations.  Coordinated over 100 projects and installation nationwide for Ford and its contracted machine builders.  Prepared all sites and documents for transfer to incoming team of project managers, while transitioning into new Application Consultant Engineering role.
7/90 – 2/94    Project Manager / Project Engineer
Worked on over 50 installations nationwide.  Completed proposals, specifications, installations and
customer relations, while maintaining overall system responsibility.  Extremely varied technical
exposure and experience in the automotive build and inspection fields.
1/90 – 6/90    Application Engineer – Perceptron, GMbH, Munich, West Germany
Supported revitalization of field office.  Received, delivered and installed over two million dollars worth of equipment with limited resources.
7/89 – 12/89    Project Engineer
    Joined dedicated customer projects while increasing my product knowledge.
11/88 – 7/89    Customer Service Engineer
    Exposure to machine vision industry products and installations.  Diagnosing system failures and responding to customer requests are main qualities of position.  Very demanding and satisfying role.

Jan. 1988 to Aug. 1988    Arthur Andersen and Co., Detroit, Michigan

1/88 – 8/88     Consultant – Management Information Consulting Div.
Worked on SQL database programming for CVMS and PABA systems.  Excelled in office environment.

  • ID#: 75039
  • Location: Brighton, MI , 48116

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