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William (Bill) Sowden

1615 Caf Dumonde, Conroe TX 77304


wsfef788@westpost.net
936-788-5223 (Home), 936-520-9783 (Cell)
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SUMMARY
Iam a self-motivated and results oriented engineering professional with 20+ year
as experience in product development, management production planning/scheduling,
customer service, and training/development. Iam a disciplined leader with effec
tive communication and presentation skills, who guides teams to execute long ter
m strategic planning aimed at increasing company earnings. Although I have been
in management I have assigned projects to myself, to insure that my skills in de
signing do not degrade. I am proficient with AutoCAD, Solid works, Autodeskas In
ventor, Ideas, Microsoft Project, and MS Office. ASME, ASTM, API, BS, cryogenics
DIN, and NACE.
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EDUCATION
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Spring Garden College, Philadelphia, PA.
Certificate in Machine Design Pennsylvania State University, Abington, PA
B.A. Organizational Management, Eastern University, St. Davidas, PA
A.A. Business Administration, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA.
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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
CORNERSTONE VALVE
Houston , Texas
Engineering Manager
Mar a10 a" present
Responsibilities
Ensure engineering standards of quality, cost, safety, and timeliness are met.
Interpret plans, drawings and specifications and provide advice on engineering m
ethods and procedures to achieve production requirements.
Design and implement project and work schedules and budgets.
Coordinate the activities of engineering staff.
Control engineering staff selection and training.
Contribute to research and development.
Oversee and optimize sustaining engineering.
Accomplishments
Staffed department with engineers.
Developed and implemented quality management systems that are ISO compliant.
Designed improvements to several Cornerstone products.
Designed a valve for the power industry.

William (Bill) Sowden


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE CONTINUED

AMOT CONTROLS (RODA DEACO) Houston, Texas


Engineering Manager for North America Oct a07-Apr a09
AMOT provides the oil and gas, rail, marine, power generation and many other mar
kets with tailored design solutions for the control and monitoring of process pa
ckages, engines, compressors and pumps.
RODA DEACO products provide diesel engine protection products within the AMOT po
rtfolio.
Responsibilities
Direct the formulation of engineering strategies, policies and plans.
Ensure engineering standards of quality, cost, safety, and timeliness are met.
Interpret plans, drawings and specifications and provide advice on engineering m
ethods and procedures to achieve production requirements.
Design and implement project and work schedules and budgets.
Coordinate the activities of engineering staff.
Control engineering staff selection and training.
Contribute to research and development.
Oversee and optimize sustaining engineering.
Accomplishments
Staffed both departments with engineers and draftsmen.
Developed and implemented quality management systems that are ISO compliant.
Designed improvements to several Amot product lines.
Implemented material changes to Roda Deacoas product line to increase operating
temperatures.
Led the team that designed a new thermostatic filtering valve.
Designed an emergency diesel engine shut down valve.

TYCO CONTROLS Houston, Texas


Senior Product Development Engineer Mar a06-Oct a07
TYCO is the world's largest manufacturer of valve products that move, control, a
nd sample liquids, gases, powders, and other substances. Product types include,
ball valves, butterfly valves, control valves, check valves, gate valves, globe
valves, instrumentation valves, knife gate valves, pressure & safety relief valv
es, rotary process valves, sampling valves, electric actuators, pneumatic actuat
ors, hydraulic actuators, actuator positioners and actuator controls.
Responsibilities
Supervise the performance of design engineering.
Direct the performance of laboratory and experimental facilities and equipment
.
Supervise the construction of products to be tested
Determine proper equipment and testing procedure for each product to be tested
.
Perform all necessary tests to insure that the product will perform satisfactori
ly in a production line.
Accomplishments
Designed and tested a 4a Automatic recirculation valve with a modulation switc
h point.
Product tested at a Mobil refinery in California.

ADAMS VALVES Houston, Texas


Engineering Manager Mar a04-Mar 06
Adams invented and patented the triple eccentric valve, developments that paved
the way for metal seated, zero leakage valve performance in use today more than
ever.
Responsibilities
Make sure engineering standards of quality, cost, safety, timeliness are met.
Direct shop personnel.
Direct field service personnel.
Interpret plans, drawings and specifications and provide advice on engineering m
ethods and procedures to achieve production requirements.
Design and implement project and work schedules and budgets.
Contribute to research and development.
Oversee and optimize sustaining engineering.
Accomplishments
Directed several successful field service trips.
Directed casting house in correct materials.
Provided BOM to the shop from which they built product.
Wrote several testing procedures.
CRANE VALVE NORTH AMERICA Long Beach, CA
Senior Sales Engineer Sep a01-Feb a02
Director of Engineering Feb a02-Mar a04
CRANE has been designing and building high-quality, reliable valves for the refi
ning industry. In fact, we literally wrote the book on understanding the flow of
fluids in refining applications.
Responsibilities
Interpreting customeras specifications and determining product offering.
Determining materials of construction, per customeras specification.
Coordinate the activities of engineering staff.
Control engineering staff selection and training.
Contribute to research and development.
Oversee and optimize sustaining engineering.
Interfacing with planning department to determine the amount of time required to
produce and test valves for the customer.
Prepare engineering department for a move from Long Beach Ca to Houston, TX.
Accomplishments
Prepared the engineering department for a move from Long Beach, California to Mo
ntgomery, Texas.
Directed field service personnel
CONTROL COMPONENTS Inc. Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.
Principal Designer Oct a97-Sept a01
The world's leading provider of severe service control valve solutions, develops
, designs valves for use in the power industry, oil and gas industry, and pulp a
nd paper plants worldwide.
Responsibilities
Create drawings and calculations for prototyping and production.
Create a prototype for functional testing.
Work with manufacturing to create a process that is accepted as a manufacturing
production process.
Direct installation of retrofit kits.
Accomplishments
Led a design team that designed and developed a high pressure turbine by-pass sy
stem. The turbine by-pass system was designed to fit into a single pressure cont
aining body.
Designed and led manufacturing team in development of retrofitting Control Compo
nentsa previous turbine by-pass system.
Traveled the world leading field service engineers in implementing the retrofit
kits.
Developed retrofit kits for turbo-cascade valves, and led installation of the ki
ts at customeras location.
MASONEILAN Montebello, Ca
Senior Design Engineer Oct a96-Oct a97
Masoneilan(R) has been the leading global supplier of process control valves for
more than 100 years. The Company delivers customized products, services and dia
gnostic equipment for oil and gas, power and process generation applications.
Responsibilities
Prepare Bills of materials.
Read customer specifications, and determine materials of construction.
Train sales personnel on the benefits of the Steamform valve.
Travel to various sales offices for training of sales personnel.
Meet with customers at their sites to explain the Steamform valve.
Accomplishments
Acted as engineering, inside sales, customer service, sales, and manufacturing f
or the Steamform prod
Masoneilan purchased the Steamform product from Yarway; I was part of the team a
t Yarway that designed the Steamform product. When Masoneilan purchased the Stea
mform product they offered me a position in California with an increase in salar
y.
YARWAY CORPORATION Blue Bell, PA
Engineer Sep a86-Sep a96
Senior Designer May a69-Sep a86
CAD Systems Administrator Oct a86-Oct a88
YARWAY product types include ball valves, high pressure control valves, check va
lves, gate valves, globe valves, instrumentation valves, knife gate valves.
Responsibilities
Responsible for engineering design, development, and production support.
Duties involve engineering assistance, problem resolution, training and other en
gineering duties.
Design specific parts in assigned phases of projects, applying standard engineer
ing techniques with a minimum of supervision, occasionally requiring independent
evaluation.
aCoordinate and complete projects and design efforts.
Assign, approve, perform or delegate design modifications as appropriate.
Directs and conducts necessary research incidental to design.
Design projects and manufacturing process changes from planning, calculation and
design analysis, design, testing, evaluation and implementation necessary for s
uccessful completion.
Prepare engineering activity status reports and other detailed reporting as dire
cted.
Accomplishments
Led a design team that designed the Steamform product. (A steam conditioning pro
duct).
Worked on the team that designed the turbo-cascade valve.
Worked on desuperheating nozzle.
Led the design team that designed the Auto-Recirculation Valve.
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Sig Sigma
Design, analysis and Validation
Project/Qualification Planning
Manufacturing Requirements and Specifications
On and Off line Test Development
ISO and Safety Compliance
Member ASME
DFM, Design for Manufacturing
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