JEFF KRAUSE (Santa Maria, CA) June/2010
Industrial Designer, Project Manager and Product
Development Consultant with 25 years Professional Experience.
Product Development with true low-cost manufacturability in mind;
Design from a manufacturing perspective.
Multi-industry Design Management, Project Management and Applications Engineering.
Tooling Programs Management, Experience-based Estimatiing of both NRE
& Production Costs.
Case Design (Pressure-Thermoformed Foam Composites for
protection of handheld electronics).
Production Machinery Design, Medical Robotics, Remotely-Operated
Vehicles, CNC Systems,
Injection Molded Part Design, Machined Part Design, Thermoformed Part
and Mold Design.
SOME RECENT KUDOS
Jeff helped engineer & style a revolutionary Underwater
Remotely-Operated Vehicle (ROV),
the Seabotix LBV. Jeff was brought in as employee # 1 (a mech-design
consultant) in 1999.
Jeff was co-Patent
Holder of the First US patent for this vehicle.
Today Seabotix has over 50 employees and the vehicle Jeff helped
design is now one
of the world's top-selling Underwater ROVs. - Seabotix profits grew
80% in 2006.
The vehicle is also an illustrated 2006 case
study for Solidworks and Cosmosworks;
Appearing in Cover
Art for various Solidworks & Cosmosworks Manuals of
2006 & 2007.
The first Production Vehicle was featured as the Cover
article of Design News' magazine.
A picture of Jeff with his comments on Industrial Design as a career
were solicited by
textbook a writer and appears in the 2006 McGraw-Hill
College Textbook: 'Marketing Essentials'.
Jeff recently designed a soft Thermoformed combination Case/Housing
for Caire/Chart Industries that is ingeniously
structural enough that it actually REPLACES a large Injection-Molded
housing for a Portable Oxygen device.
Jeff designed the tooling for this composite case/housing as well.
The resulting tooling savings is at least $45,000.
The case/housing is softer, more user-friendly and aesthetically
pleasing than the previous hard I.M. housing.
A master EVA
Case Designer, the advanced techniques and resulting
cases Jeff created are unequaled in the industry.
11 years of Daily SolidWorks experience. - Extensive organic
24 years AutoCad experience. - Jeff has been computer modeling in 3D
Substantial GibbsCam, MasterCam & G-code (CAM) programming experience.
Pro/Engineer experience and Certified SDRC Ideas training.
20 years Corel Draw /Adobe Illustrator Graphic Design, Presentation
& Image Editing.
Project Management software such as MS Excell, MS Project,
Adobe Acrobat, etc.
Eight years daily working experience with manufacturing (MRP / BOM) programs.
INDUSTRIAL SPECIALTES & PERSONAL INTERESTS
Anthropometrics (Human Factors & Interfaces), Soft Thermoformed
Composites, Robotics/CNC, Rapid Prototyping Machines,
Tribology, IC Engine Design, Technical Ceramic Manufacturing and applications,
Jeff runs his own Rapid Prototyping (FDM) machine and a 8,000 lb
Vertical Machining Center at home as 'hobby tools'.
Sailing (Lived-aboard 7 years), Motorcycling, Studying
SBIR/STTR Grant Writing.
Security clearance held at Computer Sciences Corporation, while
engaged in work
on the B2 Stealth Bomber Telemetry Test Systems Contract (1988).
Jeff can be relied upon to pass drug tests at anytime. No Criminal
Record, Current US Passport.
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