Mark Pursel

VP of Manufacturing

EXPERIENCE

Overview – Manufacturing Engineer 

46 Years Manufacturing Experience.  Typically 10-25 major tooling per year.  Tools have built estimated 50 Billion final parts.  Industrial, electronic, medical, aircraft, automotive, other.  Creating tooling from sketches, blueprints, specifications and models to plan operations for the fabrication of dies, tools and assemblies, ensuring safety and maximum efficiency.  Validate dimensions of finished parts to ensure conform to specifications using dial indicators, gauge blocks, calipers and micrometers, digital measures, shadowgraphs, x-ray, destructive testing and NDT.  Use hand tools, machine tools, digital tools, automated systems, computers, robotics, to create and operate and assemble parts of tools and dies to make other parts, tools and systems, as well as the repair and retrofit and modification of gauges, tools, jigs, dies, and fixtures.  Design templates and jigs to be used as tools for better fabrication of products and parts.  Diagnose and troubleshoot problems and perform repairs or modifications on tools, dies, static or analog or digital.  Work with external and internal customers, handle supplier and customer concerns, and work with team members to solve problems.  File, finish, grind, lap, hone, polish, deburr, other to finish workpieces.  Select appropriate metals/plastics, treatment additives, time and conditions to ensure all uses are appropriate and safe and meet specifications. 

 

2018 – Present
Action Medical Technologies, LLC
VP Manufacturing
Conshohocken, PA 19428

The company is an auto-injector (emergency medical needle) development, manufacturing & licensing company. 

  • Work with leading designer on analog models and digital computer designed projects. 
  • Iterate tools and work to assure we have the most up to date prototype –
  • Perfect ‘hand version’ of tools in automation systems to create perfect initial products. 
  • Speed hand process and work with automation engineering teams – make robotic high speed machines & systems. 

 

2013-2018
Ames True Temper & MWP
Principle Engineer
Consulting Engineering

Tooling Manager and Prime Engineer and Maintenance

  • Create parts for electronics (computers, automotive, aerospace connectors) and medical customers.    
  • Lead, Supervise, Work with – engineers, designers, technicians, model makers, accountants, mold makers, machinists, maintenance mechanics, machine operators, etc. 
  • Work with Customer and Engineering and Vendors to understand problems. 
  • KEY RESPONSIBILITIES – troubleshoot and solve tooling, machine and production problems. 
  • Keep all 36 molding machines and 13 stamping presses running – Create all tool design.  Build all tools.  Build all metal stamping and forming dies.  Build all plastic injection molds, welding fixtures, electrodes, assembly fixtures and Q.C. Gauges. Design and build custom machines.  Use lean Manufacturing, Kaizen processes.  Program PLC machines.  Hold very close tolerance Machining and Grinding.  CAD (24 years)AutoCad, Solid works. CAM (21 years) Mastercam, Smartcam. 
  • Implement State Approved Tool and Die Apprenticeship Program

 

1985-1996
Olivetti Supplies, Inc.
Advanced Supplies, Inc.
Middletown, PA
Engineering Manager

Responsible for Product Engineering; R&D; Machine Design, development, upgrades and maintenance; Q.C. Inspection/Test Lab; Quotes and Tooling Placement; Vendor Relations (Travel); and Product Production

 

1983-1995
Precision Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Grantville, PA
President/Owner

Designed and built specialty equipment and progressive dies for the Electronics industry.  Designed and built small assembly machines to insert terminals into plastic housings.  Specialized in building prototype tooling and taking concepts into production,  Designed and built plastic injection molds for the electronics and medical industries, designed and built jigs and fixtures, and rebuilt and upgraded machinery.  Close tolerance machining and grinding precision parts within 50 millionths.

 

1981-1983
N.H. Laboratories
Harrisburg, PA
Position: Engineering Manager/General Foreman

Designed, detailed and built custom machinery for spooling and inking ribbons.  Responsible for Engineering, Machine Shop and Production floor.

 

1980-1981
W.O. Hickok Manufacturing Co.
Harrisburg, PA
Position: Machine Designer

Design and detail complex mechanical mechanisms for special paper converting machinery; design safety shields for OSHA approval; design and detail cast iron parts and wooden patterns for foundry; made special layouts for machinists and helped with programming of milling machine, and inspection procedures.

 

1975-1980
Olivetti Corporation of America
Harrisburg, PA
Position: Product Engineer

Coordination of all mechanical parts of typewriter with American vendors, traveling approximately one day a week to vendors regarding tooling problems, drawings/design changes.  Designed and detailed Styrofoam packaging material, sheet metal stampings, zinc and aluminum die cast parts, plastic injection parts, packaging material and art work for small boxes and shipping cartons; specified and tested silencing material; designed jigs and fixtures for assembly line, fixtures for hot stamping and silk screening.  Related computer responsibilities i.e., bills of materials, parts catalog, etc.

 

1972-1974
AMP Inc.
Harrisburg, PA
Position; Mechanical Designer

Manufacturing of flat circuitry, electro less plating of copper; design of flat circuitry, terminals, and connectors used in appliances; design and detailed tooling for progressive dies and applicators; set-up dies for men in shop for making/applying terminals; design of jigs and fixtures for automatic feeds on production lines, design and detail plastic molded parts.

Mark Pursel

VP of Finance

EXPERIENCE

Overview – Manufacturing Engineer 

46 Years Manufacturing Experience.  Typically 10-25 major tooling per year.  Tools have built estimated 50 Billion final parts.  Industrial, electronic, medical, aircraft, automotive, other.  Creating tooling from sketches, blueprints, specifications and models to plan operations for the fabrication of dies, tools and assemblies, ensuring safety and maximum efficiency.  Validate dimensions of finished parts to ensure conform to specifications using dial indicators, gauge blocks, calipers and micrometers, digital measures, shadowgraphs, x-ray, destructive testing and NDT.  Use hand tools, machine tools, digital tools, automated systems, computers, robotics, to create and operate and assemble parts of tools and dies to make other parts, tools and systems, as well as the repair and retrofit and modification of gauges, tools, jigs, dies, and fixtures.  Design templates and jigs to be used as tools for better fabrication of products and parts.  Diagnose and troubleshoot problems and perform repairs or modifications on tools, dies, static or analog or digital.  Work with external and internal customers, handle supplier and customer concerns, and work with team members to solve problems.  File, finish, grind, lap, hone, polish, deburr, other to finish workpieces.  Select appropriate metals/plastics, treatment additives, time and conditions to ensure all uses are appropriate and safe and meet specifications. 

 

2018 – Present
Action Medical Technologies, LLC
VP Manufacturing
Conshohocken, PA 19428

The company is an auto-injector (emergency medical needle) development, manufacturing & licensing company. 

  • Work with leading designer on analog models and digital computer designed projects. 
  • Iterate tools and work to assure we have the most up to date prototype –
  • Perfect ‘hand version’ of tools in automation systems to create perfect initial products. 
  • Speed hand process and work with automation engineering teams – make robotic high speed machines & systems. 

 

2013-2018
Ames True Temper & MWP
Principle Engineer
Consulting Engineering

Tooling Manager and Prime Engineer and Maintenance

  • Create parts for electronics (computers, automotive, aerospace connectors) and medical customers.    
  • Lead, Supervise, Work with – engineers, designers, technicians, model makers, accountants, mold makers, machinists, maintenance mechanics, machine operators, etc. 
  • Work with Customer and Engineering and Vendors to understand problems. 
  • KEY RESPONSIBILITIES – troubleshoot and solve tooling, machine and production problems. 
  • Keep all 36 molding machines and 13 stamping presses running – Create all tool design.  Build all tools.  Build all metal stamping and forming dies.  Build all plastic injection molds, welding fixtures, electrodes, assembly fixtures and Q.C. Gauges. Design and build custom machines.  Use lean Manufacturing, Kaizen processes.  Program PLC machines.  Hold very close tolerance Machining and Grinding.  CAD (24 years)AutoCad, Solid works. CAM (21 years) Mastercam, Smartcam. 
  • Implement State Approved Tool and Die Apprenticeship Program

 

1985-1996
Olivetti Supplies, Inc.
Advanced Supplies, Inc.
Middletown, PA
Engineering Manager

Responsible for Product Engineering; R&D; Machine Design, development, upgrades and maintenance; Q.C. Inspection/Test Lab; Quotes and Tooling Placement; Vendor Relations (Travel); and Product Production

 

1983-1995
Precision Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Grantville, PA
President/Owner

Designed and built specialty equipment and progressive dies for the Electronics industry.  Designed and built small assembly machines to insert terminals into plastic housings.  Specialized in building prototype tooling and taking concepts into production,  Designed and built plastic injection molds for the electronics and medical industries, designed and built jigs and fixtures, and rebuilt and upgraded machinery.  Close tolerance machining and grinding precision parts within 50 millionths.

 

1981-1983
N.H. Laboratories
Harrisburg, PA
Position: Engineering Manager/General Foreman

Designed, detailed and built custom machinery for spooling and inking ribbons.  Responsible for Engineering, Machine Shop and Production floor.

 

1980-1981
W.O. Hickok Manufacturing Co.
Harrisburg, PA
Position: Machine Designer

Design and detail complex mechanical mechanisms for special paper converting machinery; design safety shields for OSHA approval; design and detail cast iron parts and wooden patterns for foundry; made special layouts for machinists and helped with programming of milling machine, and inspection procedures.

 

1975-1980
Olivetti Corporation of America
Harrisburg, PA
Position: Product Engineer

Coordination of all mechanical parts of typewriter with American vendors, traveling approximately one day a week to vendors regarding tooling problems, drawings/design changes.  Designed and detailed Styrofoam packaging material, sheet metal stampings, zinc and aluminum die cast parts, plastic injection parts, packaging material and art work for small boxes and shipping cartons; specified and tested silencing material; designed jigs and fixtures for assembly line, fixtures for hot stamping and silk screening.  Related computer responsibilities i.e., bills of materials, parts catalog, etc.

 

1972-1974
AMP Inc.
Harrisburg, PA
Position; Mechanical Designer

Manufacturing of flat circuitry, electro less plating of copper; design of flat circuitry, terminals, and connectors used in appliances; design and detailed tooling for progressive dies and applicators; set-up dies for men in shop for making/applying terminals; design of jigs and fixtures for automatic feeds on production lines, design and detail plastic molded parts.