is an engineering specialist in the Advanced Materials Technology division of Caterpillar Inc. He joined Caterpillar in 2006 where he has been working in various production support and R&D projects related to heat treatment and castings. Prior to this, he was chief metallurgist for the Engine Air Management division of Eaton, Inc. in Saginaw, Michigan. He began his career with Metaltek International where he held various positions in engineering and production management. He received his B.S. in Materials Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1990.