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Michael Van Steenburg (USA)

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49, Design Professional
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  San Antonio, Texas (USA)  
  Chief Executive Officer of My Own Design Firm

Industrial Designer, Mechanical Engineer and Fabricator who is skilled in design, CAD, 3D graphics, pattern making, mold making, welding, machining and advanced concept generation. 15 years experience in transportation design, engineering, prototyping and development. Non-Linear Thinking of new product concepts and novel idea generation. From clean sheet of paper to operational prototype or anywhere in between. Making dreams a reality and specializing in making the Impossible...Possible.
 
  Texas A&M University
University of Texas at San Antonio
 
  General:
Industry recognized expert in composite materials and manufacturing processes for the past 15 years. Designed, engineered and created patterns for tool making. Designed, engineered and created prototype tooling and production tooling. Designed, engineered, prototyped and manufactured composite structures with the Scrimp process, RTM, VARTM, Compression Molding, Hand Lay-up, Spray-up, Pultrusion, Vacuum Forming, Blow Molding and Injection Molding. Developed several specialized composite molding processes for various composite structural applications. Developed in-field composite repair processes and trained personnel to make patterns, tooling and run production processes.

Experience:
2001-2003 VS Composites, LLC – CEO
www.automotivecomposites.com and www.ecolectrictechnology.com
Managing a corporation that specializes in advanced composite materials for military applications aboard Naval cargo ships. $50 million contract program management. Research, development and manufacturing in composite pultrusions, polymer concretes and resin infusion processes. The company designs, engineers, prototypes and develops advanced composite material based structures with a proprietary revolutionary new No-VOC, No-HAP Fire-Retardant resin system. Additional developments include a new fire-retardant polymer concrete formulation. Developed “retrofitable” Hybrid Electric System called the “Electrocharger™” that allows any vehicle to be made into a mild hybrid.

1997-2001 Automotive Design and Composites, Ltd. – CEO
www.automotivecomposites.com
Founded and managed a corporation that specialized in developing hybrid-electric drivetrains, electric drivetrains, novel powertrains and advanced composite material based automobiles and buses from the ground up. The company had contracts in developing advanced composite materials and resin infusion processes with the People’s Republic of China, DaimlerChrysler Corporation, Tank Automotive Armaments Command (US Army) and Conoco Inc., to name a few. The company was showcased in many national and international magazines for the achievements in the use of thermoplastics and composites.

1994-1997 Ibex Automotive Design and Engineering, Inc. – President
Managed a corporation that specialized in commercializing low cost, manufacturable composite technology for a developing nation “people’s car”. The company pioneered composite molding processes and produced a prototype vehicle that was showcased in many national and international magazines.
1991-1993 Perkins Engineering, Inc. – Chief Engineer
Managed the design, engineering, prototyping and development of a mid-engined sportscar made of advanced aerospace grade composite materials. The vehicles were showcased in several magazines and won the approval of Ford Motor Company for it’s engineering merit.

Education:
BSME – University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 1992
BSME courses – Texas A&M University – College Station, Texas 1990-1991

Skills:
Free thinking, Creativity, CAD, Engineering, Design, Machining, Welding, Carpentry, Pattern Making, Mold Making, Auto Mechanics, Product Development, Writing, Drawing, Graphics, Website Development, Carving, etc.

Software:
AutoCAD Mechanical Desktop, Solidworks, Alias Maya, CompositePro, Microsoft Project, FrontPage, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Publisher, MatLab, ProMechanica, Adobe Photoshop, 3DS Max, and others.

Speaking Engagements:
American Plastics Center – Advanced Materials in Automotive Body and Chassis Design.
American Chemical Society – Organic Materials in Automotive Applications
Society of Automotive Engineers – World Congress 1999 – Hybrid Electric Vehicle Design
Harvard Business School Alumni – Presentation on Advanced Vehicle Technology
San Antonio Energy Leadership / Texas Renewables ’03 Conference – Hydrogen Fuel Cells and Electric Vehicle Technology
And others…
 
  Project Lead, Project Development, Project Management, Autocad Mechanical Desktop, Solidworks, Maya, Photoshop, ProMechanica, Office, Project, etc.

I live and breathe automobiles!
 
 
 
Updated on
August 12th, 2004 at 02:44 am [GMT]
 
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