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Vladimir Michael Kowalyk, P. Eng.

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Canada

(204) 292-2159

E-mail: vkowalyk@vmkengineering.ca

 

PERSONAL

 

-       Capable of adapting quickly to a challenge, either technical or organizational.

-       Proven ability to communicate and work effectively globally via telecommuting.

-       Equally effective working individually or in a team environment.

-       Excellent written and interpersonal skills.

-       Excellent organizational skills.

-       Enthusiastic/self-motivated worker.

 

EDUCATION

 

-       Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Manitoba, 1981

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Feb 2014-Present      MacDon Industries Ltd., Winnipeg, Manitoba

Engineering Fluid Systems Specialist

-       Supported design teams in planning, design, specification, building and testing of hydraulic and HVAC systems.

-       Responsible for hydraulic architecture of all product lines

-       Technical advisor on oil/engine heat management systems

 

Apr 2011-Feb 2014    MacDon Industries Ltd., Winnipeg, Manitoba

Engineering Hydraulic Specialist

-       Central Design Engineering resource responsible for the specification, optimization and support of current and future hydraulic system designs across all product lines

 

Aug 2000-Present      VMK Engineering

Owner/Principal Engineer

-       Independent engineering consultant providing project management, design and application engineering support for the development/upgrade of mobile hydraulic, electro-hydraulic, hydrostatic, engine and a/c systems in the, severe service truck, mining, rail and transit sectors.

 

1980-July 2000      New Holland Canada, Ltd/ Ford New Holland of Canada, Ltd/ Versatile Farm Equipment Co. Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

1999-July 2000      Engineer Analyst I / Point of Reference, Hydraulic Competency Center

-       Supervised the Winnipeg Hydraulic Competency Group and reported directly to the Global Hydraulic Competency Manager in Modena Italy.

-       Designed and coordinated the release to production of the hydraulic system for the Series 70A tractor.

-       Performed initial design and development of the hydraulic systems for the TG and TJ series of tractors.

 

1997-1999           Engineer Analyst II / Point of Reference, Hydraulic Competency Center

-       Supervised the Winnipeg Hydraulic Competency Group and reported directly to the Global Hydraulic Competency Manager in Modena Italy.

-       Designed, developed and coordinated the release to production of the hydraulic system for the European (Homologated) version of TV140 Bidirectional tractor.

-       Specified the integrated hydraulic pump requirements for next generation New Holland Winnipeg product and coordinated initial co-development with suppliers.

 

1994-1997           Engineer Analyst II, Design Engineering

-       Provided hydraulic, air conditioning, and cooling system support for all New Holland Winnipeg products.

-       Designed, developed, and coordinated the release to production of the hydraulic and hydrostatic systems for the TV140 Bidirectional tractor.  Applied for numerous patents on these systems.

-       Provided engine and air conditioning systems design support for the TV140 Bidirectional tractor.

-       Designed and developed the patented high flow hydraulic system for the 82/84 Series 4wd tractor.

-       Researched and summarized the hydraulic system requirements for the next generation of air seeders of the major seeding equipment manufacturers.

-       Specified the electro-hydraulic remote valve requirements for New Holland Winnipeg product/CAT Challenger tractors and coordinated the initial selection of suppliers for co-development.

 

1987-1994           Project Engineer, Design Engineering

-       Provided hydraulic system support for all Ford New Holland Winnipeg products.

-       Designed and developed the hydraulic and hydrostatic systems for the 9030 Bidirectional tractor.

-       Designed, developed, and coordinated the release to production of the hydraulic system for the 80 Series 4wd tractor.

-       Provided hydraulic and air conditioning systems design support for the G70 Series and CAT Challenger tractors.

-       Designed, developed, and coordinated the release to production of the air conditioning, brake and engine (air intake, exhaust, fuel, and cooling) systems for the 80 Series 4wd tractor.

 

1984-1987           Engineer II, Specialty Engineering

-       Provided hydraulic system support for all Versatile Farm Equipment Co. products.

-       Designed, developed, and released to production the hydraulic and hydrostatic systems of the all hydraulic drive Versatile 4700 self propelled, 4200 push type and 4300 pull type swathers, all of which incorporated hydraulic header floatation and custom cartridge valve manifolds.

-       Designed and coordinated the manufacture of production line test stands for the Versatile 4700 windrower.

-       Performed in-house CADAM cad training.

 

1981-1984           Engineer I, Specialty Engineering

-       Provided hydraulic system support for all Versatile Farm Equipment Co. products.

-       Designed and developed the closed center load sensing hydraulic systems for the Designation 6 Series 4wd tractor and the model 256 Bidirectional tractor. 

-       Developed the hydraulic and hydrostatic systems of a prototype, all hydraulic drive, 4wd combine.

-       Developed the hydraulic system of a prototype articulated 4wd tractor, which incorporated electro-hydraulic remote valves and electro-hydraulic steering of the articulation and front axle.

 

1980-1981           Trainee part time, Testing Department

-       Developed the closed center load sensing hydraulic system for the Versatile 1156 model tractor while completing final year of Degree. 

 

AWARDS

 

-  Pending United States Patent “Integral Over-Running Load Control Valve on Tractor Remote Valve Section for Agricultural Loader Boom Circuit”

-       United States Patent 7,077,221  “Hydrostatic Pump Destroke Mechanism” July 18, 2006

-       United States Patent 6,588,531  “Splitter Gearbox Vent Tube”  July 8, 2003

-       United States Patent 6,321,867  “Charge Flow Supplement Circuit for Tractors”  November 27, 2001

-       United States Patent 6,241,038  “Remote Drop Box Lubrication Circuit for Tractors”  June 5, 2001.

-       United States Patent 6,230,830  “Integrated Splitter Gearbox for Four Wheel Drive Tractors”  May 15, 2001.

-       United States Patent 6,227,326  “Variable Displacement Hydrostatic Drive for Tractors”  May 8, 2001.

-       United States Patent 6,223,848  “Auxiliary Hydraulic Drive for Tractors”  May 1, 2001.

-       TV140 tractor awarded 1999 ASAE AE50 award

-       TV140 tractor awarded 1998 OEMmie award

-       United States Patent 5,577,435   “High Flow Hydraulic Circuit for Tractors”  Nov. 26, 1996.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

-       Trade Publication subscriptions; Design News, Diesel Progress, GPS World, Hydraulics & Pneumatics, Machinery Lubrication, SAE Off Highway Engineering, SAE Automotive Engineering, Implement & Tractor, Mass Transit and Railway Age.

-       Introduction to ANSYS Mechanical, Simu Tech Group, 2014

-       Automation Studio-P6 Hydraulic System Design/Simulation, Famic Technologies Inc., 2012

-       Solid Edge V20 to ST3 Transition, designfusion, 2011

-       Professional Resource Assessment, New Holland North America, 1999

-       Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Systems Using EASY5, Boeing, 1998

-       Leadership Through Customer Satisfaction, New Holland North America, 1996-2000, courses included: Effective Meeting/Interpersonal Skills, Problem Solving Process, Quality Improvement Process, Change Management/Empowerment, Leader as Coach, Benchmarking

-       Building High Performance Work Teams, Xerox, 1995

-       Management Problems of the Technical Person in a Leadership Role, Fred Pryor Seminars, 1994

-       Project Management and Control, Technical University of Nova Scotia, 1993

-       Management Education Program, Ford New Holland, 1989-1994, courses included: 8D problem solving, CEDAC, Design for Assembly, Design of Experiments, DFMEA, Advanced Quality Planning, Communication/Interpersonal Skills, Time Management, Planning /Organizing and Controlling Work.

-       CADAM cad/cam, Versatile Farm Equipment Co. in-house training, 1984.

-       Microprocessor/Computer Control of Hydraulic Systems, University of Wisconsin, 1981.

                 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

-       Association of Professional Engineers of the Province of Manitoba, 1983 to present

-       Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), 2002 to present

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

 

-       Microsoft: Windows 7 / XP, Office 2007 / 2000, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Automation Studio, ANSYS, Solid Edge ST3/ST6, TK Solver 5.0, SolidWorks eDrawings, SolidWorks 2003 Viewer, Volo View Express, AutoCAD 2005, CADAM/Micro CADAM, SoMat DataXplorer/EASE version 3, VISIO Technical, Adobe Photoshop CS2, Simply Accounting and CuteFTP 4.0

 

 

INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES

 

-       Family activities, swimming, cycling, guitar, music, travel, photography, Internet, website design/maintenance

 

 

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