Richard W. Danler
610 SW 55th St.
Mechanical Engineering Design, Technical Project Management
Consumer Products, Appliances, Toys, Machinery
Seeking senior product design or management position. I am a senior
professional engineer skilled in the design of low cost,
high reliability, electromechanical and opto-mechanical devices.I
have more than thirty years of engineering experience in widely
diverse products ranging from sawmill machines
to toys, wafer inspection to mine sweeping. I graduated
college using a slide rule, I am now an expert in 3D
modeling. I was a consulting engineer for eight years,maintaining
my own cad system, Unix computer and
LAN. I have been a project engineer as well as the manager
of small R&D and design departments. I have an encyclopedic
knowledge of mechanisms, plastics, metals and most
Retail Camera Store Owner
Corvallis, OR 10/2006- 12/2012
I was responsible for the daily operations. Including, maintaining
the books, computer systems (POS, photo kiosks, digital printers,
Mac and PC), advertising, stock. Closed the store 12/2012.
Corvallis, OR 11/2005-10/2006
VP Product Development and Operations
ILLUMINANT TECHNOLOGIES Corvallis, OR 4/2005 – 11/2005
I was responsible for product invention, design and production of a
simple medical device used with ultra sound.
Senior Mechanical Engineer
ATS SYSTEMS Oregon Inc.
Corvallis, OR 11/2003 - 8/2004
Machine automation systems for semi-conductor and medical customers.
Designed custom semi-conductor equipment and was project engineer for
large semi-conductor conveyor project in Shenzhen China.
World Traveler 06/2003 - 11/2003I took the family on a 5 month round-the-world trip. danler.net.travel
Consulting EngineerWyvern Product Design Corvallis, OR 07/1995 - 01/2003
With the following clients:
Scandus Inc. Corvallis,
OR 08/2002 - 12/2002
Lead Design Engineer
SUPRA PRODUCTS INC. Salem, OR 0/1989 - 03/1995
Designed custom saw blades for a start up company. Provided technical
expertise in design and manufacturing.
Emerald Forest Toys Inc.
Corvallis,OR 09/2001 - 02/2002
Designed a magic wand and magic orb electronic toys for
start up company, taking them from pencil sketch to injection-molded
parts in two months. Worked with EE to fit circuit
board into wand.
Private Party Palo Alto, CA 01/1999 - 2003
process and product design for
Home coffee roasting appliance. Consulted with UL regarding ultimate approval.
Used SLA / silicone molds to produce prototypes.
Eugene, OR 07/1997 - 01/1998
Express mail scanner / sorter concept design and prototype design for FedEx. The prototype was a very
large modular sheet metal construction with electronic scales and scanners.
OR 01/1997 - 10/1997
on design of a new plywood-patching machine.
OR 11/1995 - 01/2000
Inspection fixtures and tooling for ink jet printer cartridges.
Most of the work is proprietary, was done for R&D groups.
Electroglas Corvallis, OR 07/1995 - 06/2002
Designed several silicon wafer inspection systems for 200 mm and 300 mm wafers. I integrated robot, SMIF pod, and air
bearing X-Y stage into a complete system. Designed wafer end effectors, wafer handlers, custom optics, machine frames,
EMI compliant enclosures, custom cameras.
Did all mechanical and industrial design for the
industry standard real estate keybox. Also designed the companion electronic key.
Provided support for manufacturing, including design of
gages. Patent holder of a unique solenoid latch.
Approximately 5 million sold over the last ten years. Taught vendors GD&T, ANSI standards to improve productivity.
INTELLEDEX,INC. Corvallis, OR 05/1988 - 07/1989
Robotics systems design including integration and design of custom
robotic manufacturing cells. Designs include, end effectors, load cells, light curtains, tracks
and vision systems and others.
IOLINE CORP. Bothell, WA 04/1987 - 05/1988
Provided design and manufacturing support for engineering pen
plotters. Designed new plotter using aluminum extrusions,
sheet metal and injection molded plastic parts.
PROMATION INC. Seattle, WA 03/1986 - 01/1987
Designed and developed fish cannery machinery, using modern
concepts and novel inventions to replace 60-year-old designs.
STRUCTURAL INSTRUMENTATION Tukwila, WA 10/1985 - 03/1986
Was responsible for new product design and technical support
for a manufacturer of load cells used in heavy trucks.
FLOW SYSTEMS INC. Kent, WA 01/1984 - 01/1985
Custom applications of high-pressure water jet systems, including
PCB routing, paper slitting, abrasive jet R&D, and robotics
APPLIED THEORY INC. Corvallis, OR 08/1979 - 01/1984
Internal consultant and mechanical engineer supporting
sawmill automation at Applied Theory. Designed board edger
saw infeed, laser scanner systems, LED scanners, 30' scanner
gantry, and hydraulic linear positioner. Sized and debugged
servomotor systems up to 300 HP. Several of my designs are
still being used after 20 years.
Hydraulic Model Design Engineer
HYDRO RESEARCH SCIENCE Santa Clara, CA 10/1978 - 06/1979
Provided hydraulic model designs of such structures as: dams, pumping
stations, and sewer systems. Designed custom instrumentation
for analysis of the flow conditions.
Senior R & D Engineer
JETSTREAM SYSTEMS Hayward, CA 06/1976 - 08/1978
Was responsible for air conveyor design and development and
the R&D facility at Jetstream. Received patents for several
conveying systems I designed.
NAVAL SHIP R&D CENTER Carderock, MD 06/1971 - 12/1975
Student engineer at the US Navy’s Hydro-Dynamics research Lab.
USS WRIGHT CC-2 Norfolk,
VA 10/1966 - 05/1970
University of Maryland, Bachelor's, Mechanical Engineering, BSME
Studied Naval Architecture at University of Michigan
Oregon Registered Professional Engineer, PE.