Dan joined LHP in March 2019, hired after completing a skill retraining effort through an intensive, 6-week LHPU diesel controls course. He is a Functional Safety Certified Automotive Engineer (FSCAE) and assists customers in finding solutions to challenges within their respective business. Likewise, he supports LHP with other technical projects, such as program management and high-level functional safety. As a strategic thinker and utility player, Dan finds improvement opportunities and fills gaps over the breadth of the organization.
Dan brings over 20 years of automotive experience in product development and program management, both in leadership and contributor roles. He is adept to lead people, programs, and budgets, both R&D and tooling, and has done so, in excess of $16M, increasing an $11M R&D budget by 60%. Dan successfully launched programs greater than $10M in value, saving a $350,000 air freight bill, utilizing an overseas build and ship. Dan and his teams deliver quality, on-time programs, under budget. He worked in many environments, from small startups to a Fortune 500 and everywhere in-between.
As a clutch contributor, Dan created a company-wide process framework within 20 days to satisfy an IATF 16949 major audit finding not assigned to his department. Dan insatiably seeks out opportunity for efficiency improvement, such as: a single source tooling cost rollup, providing visibility to an aggregate, company total; eliminated 9 weeks of unplanned delay by creating a projects overview spreadsheet; reduced customer quote response by 50%, developing a standard model list; created Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), nonexistent for program management and quoting.
Dan earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University.
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Part 2 of ISO 26262, Management of Functional Safety, is the critical one for your company to initially embrace, even though 12 parts exist within ISO 26262. Here’s why: Identifies the need for management to embrace functional safety and establish a safety culture Establishes the framework for the organization as a whole, independent of projects and programs Spells out the overarching developmental requirements for projects and programs (project hereafter) Defines the responsibilities to maintaining functional safety beyond the development phase
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How does a complex standard like ISO 26262 save my company money? In fact, you have heard just the opposite.