PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

Accomplished Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineer with extensive experience in design and engineering management. Proven track record bringing products from inception through manufacturing. Over 36 years practice using superior productivity, judgment and skills to create noteworthy products and processes. Acknowledged technical, business and organizational leader by coworkers, employees and management. Recognized as expert in canard composite aircraft technology and assistance.


ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Patent 5,056,992 - Medical Infusion Pump Mechanism and Pumping Chamber
  • Patent 6,477,430 – Hands-Free Paddles Using Single-Use Adhesive Pads
  • Wunsch Silent Crane and Hoist Awards for Outstanding Design (College)
  • FAA certificated Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic
  • FAA certificated Repairman’s Certificate
  • Commercial Pilot Single Engine Land / Instrument Rating / Glider Rating

EXPERIENCE:

Burnside Aerospace
Tehachapi, CA
Principal Engineer

March 2013 - Present

  • Respond to customer requests for quotes
  • Assist experimental aircraft builders with design changes, analysis and repairs
  • Design parts and procedures for customers
  • Assist Whittinghill Aerospace with aircraft and rocket design / fabrication
  • Assist Freeflight Composites with composite aircraft repair/upgrades
  • Write Process documentation for ICON Aircraft
  • Perform Condition Inspections / Pre-Buy Examinations on Canard / Other Aircraft
  • Assist multiple customers with engineering tasks

ICON Aircraft
Tehachapi, CA
Lead Systems Engineer

February 2012 – March 2013

  • Responsible for Landing Gear, Canopy, Propulsion, Fuel System, Flight Control System, Environmental Control System, Wing Fold System
  • Manage, Lead and Mentor six Systems Engineers
  • Write performance evaluations, create integrated schedules, create presentations
  • Work closely with Industrial Design to effect the ICON vision
  • Perform recruiting functions for engineering hiring – interviews, phone screens, hiring decisions

Scaled Composites
Mojave, CA
Mechanical Engineer / Project Engineer

September 2005 – February 2012

  • Create technical infrastructure for StratoLaunch Carrier Aircraft development effort
  • ManageWK2 Landing Gear improvements
  • Project Engineer for Rocket Motor 2 Program: 4/2008 – 8/2011
  • Manage 8 engineers / 6 technicians / over $40M sub-contracts
  • Write performance evaluations, create integrated schedules, create budgets, create presentations for upper management
  • Create Architecture for SpaceShip 2 Pneumatic / Environmental Control Systems / Windows
  • Perform W&B analyses for WK2 Mothership
  • Perform System Safety Analysis (FHA/FMEA/FTA) for SS2/WK2 aircraft
  • Begin design of SS2 Drop Mechanism
  • Write Manufacturing Procedures
  • Design/Build Pod Extension
  • Design/Build X-37 Towbar replacement
  • Create preliminary factory floor layouts for SS2 / WK2 / Rocket Motor
  • Create engineering / staffing plan for Spaceship/Mothership MFG plant
  • Accomplished with Solidworks Office 3D CAD / CATIA 3D CAD / MS Office

Burnside Aerospace
Acton, MA
Principal Engineer

April 2004 – September 2005

Capabilities:

  • Provide cutting edge M.E. / M.E. management Consulting Services
  • Work with CoCreate OneSpace or Solidworks Office 3D CAD software

Activities:

  • Acting Vice President, Engineering for Noxilizer – medical/industrial startup firm in Washington, D.C. area
  • CAD system Intellectual Property lawsuit – technical/historical consultant for international law firm
  • M.E. Design / Design Process Consulting
    • Philips Corporation
    • Smithsonian Astrophysics Observatory
    • Radianse, Inc.

HP / Agilent / Philips Corporation
Cardiac Monitoring Systems, Andover, MA
Senior Mechanical Engineer / M.E. Group Manager

August 1999 – April 2004

  • Lead M.E. effort on two generations of hospital defibrillators – supervise six individual contributors
  • Integrate M.E. activities with E.E.’s and Software
  • Design major assemblies and parts using CoCreate SolidDesigner 3D solid modeling CAD system
  • Extensive experience with plastic injection molding, sheet metal, PC board layout, ultrasonic welding, heat staking, foam / label die cutting, magnesium casting, rapid prototyping
  • Work closely with injection molding and casting vendors on part and tooling design
  • Manage $1.5 M tooling budget
  • Define, design and perform environmental testing (temperature, humidity, altitude, shock, vibration, freefall drop)
  • Create on-line multi-user database for managing parts/drawings/assemblies/orders pre-release
  • Manage group of four M.E.’s, one Industrial Designer, and one M.E. technician
  • Manage remote M.E. consultants/contractors via phone/email/personal visits
  • Write performance evaluations, create integrated schedules, create budgets, create presentations for upper management

Bose Corporation
Noise Reduction Technology Group, Framingham, MA
Senior Mechanical Engineer

July 1998 – August 1999

  • Assist in bringing next generation ANR headset (Series X) to production readiness
  • Perform cost reduction redesign on next generation ANR headset
  • Design assemblies and parts using SDRC IDEAS 3D solid modeling CAD system
  • Investigate business opportunities for ANR headsets
  • Experience with plastic injection molding, sheet metal, spring winding, magnesium casting, adhesive bonding, ultrasonic welding, foam

Hewlett Packard
Patient Monitoring Division, Andover, MA
Senior Mechanical Engineer / M.E. Productivity Engineer

June 1987 - July 1998

 Process:

  • Define and implement M.E. R&D/MFG tools and processes
  • Member of H.P. Mechanical Design Technology Council – set strategic direction for 3,000 M.E.’s within HP
  • Purchase, set up and maintain network of ~50 M.E. workstations (HP-UX and NT)
  • Train and support CAD and office automation software users

 Projects:

  • Investigate project feasibility and design parameters
  • Lead M.E. effort on Transport Monitor, 8” Strip Chart Recorder
  • Share ECG/SpO2 Transmitter design
  • Assist MFG with production line issues, Debug MFG processes
  • Design assemblies and parts using CoCreate SolidDesigner 3D solid modeling CAD system
  • Perform Finite Element/Thermal/Kinematics/Tolerance Modeling
  • Work with prototype shops and vendors to build prototypes
  • Perform environmental testing on prototypes
  • Transition products from prototype through to production
  • Experience with injection molding, sheet metal, ultrasonic welding, foam

Vista/3M (Questas)
Marblehead, MA
Mechanical Engineer

March 1985 - May 1987

  • Investigation of project feasibility and design parameters
  • Design assemblies and parts using CADKEY 2D CAD system
  • Work with prototype shops and vendors to get prototypes built
  • Design production methods and fixtures
  • Debug manufacturing processes
  • Set up/administer Novell network of 18 CAD/office automation PC's
  • Train and support CAD and office automation software users

Burnside Aerospace
Somerville, MA
Principal Engineer

December 1983 - March 1985

  • Respond to customer requests for quotes
  • Assist experimental aircraft builders with design changes and analysis
  • Design parts and procedures for customers
  • Consult for Piezo Electric Products regarding ongoing projects

Piezo Electric Products
Cambridge, MA
Mechanical Engineer

November 1982 - December 1983

  • Investigation of project feasibility and design parameters
  • Design and assemble test parts
  • Perform testing (wind tunnel, vibration modes, stress, etc.)

Northern Research and Engineering
Woburn, MA
Mechanical Engineer

September 1981 - November 1982

  • Investigation of project feasibility - preliminary project investigation, data gathering
  • Preliminary design of assemblies
  • Detail design of component parts

Kovar Engineering
Weston, MA
Machinist

June 1977 - January 1979

  • Plan processes for machining parts
  • Operate milling machines, lathes, jig borers, saws, surface and cylindrical grinders, drill presses, measurement equipment, optical comparators, etc.
  • Assemble and test machined parts
  • Interface with plating and anodizing vendors

EDUCATION:

M.I.T.
Cambridge, MA
Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering

August 1981

Description of thesis:

Design, Construction and Testing of an Electromagnetically Launched Model Glider. This involved the aerodynamic and structural design of a glider launched from an electromagnetic catapult (rail gun) at 200 mph and 200 g's. Built and test flew the aircraft successfully.

Catapult and overall system description: http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA143778

Description of studies:

  • Advanced Mechanical Design
  • Theory and Design of Control Systems
  • Advanced Calculus for Engineers
  • Aircraft Design Theory

M.I.T.
Cambridge, MA
Bachelors of Science in Aeronautical Engineering

January 1980

Description of studies:

Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering undergraduate courses


PERSONAL:

Provide un-official support for the COZY aircraft community

Currently administrator of the COZY aircraft builder email mailing list and the COZY web pages:

http://www.cozybuilders.org/

Personal web page:

http://www.mdzeitlin.com/Marc

1995 - 2002 - Built COZY MKIV experimental aircraft – now flying – 1100 hours and counting

1981 – 1985 - Built and taxi-tested Quickie Q2 tandem experimental aircraft. Aircraft flying with another owner.

Member E.A.A. / AOPA / Tehachapi Society of Pilots

Interests include volleyball, reading and inventing ways to get out of yard work