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Tom St.Myer


8615 SR 26 West - Rossville, IN 46065



Secure a rewarding, challenging position in a dynamic company eager to promote growth and shareholder value through effective management and resource deployment.



Product Line Manager / Supplier Development Engineering Manager 01/05 – present

TRW - Commercial Steering Division, Lafayette, IN

Product Line Manager / Lead Supplier Development Engineer  10/03 - 1/05

TRW - Commercial Steering Division, Lafayette, IN

·         Management responsibility for  Commercial Steering supplier development engineering

o        Employee evaluations
o        Developed employee training and development programs
o        Department staffing

·         Dictated supplier expectations for vendor base (250 suppliers)

·         Development of global sourcing strategy for 3 facilities

o        LCC opportunity champion
o        Creation of savings targets based on market forecasts and weighted forward looking bill of materials analysis
o        Identify synergies at TRWA global facilities manufacturing similar product
o        International evaluations conducted in Mexico, China, India
o        International evaluations indirectly conducted in Taiwan, Korea, South America

·         International supplier development

·         Pioneered "Supplier Six Sigma" program for TRW Automotive

·         Development of purchasing and supply chain management procedures

·         Development of contingency plan for key troubled suppliers

·         Department audit champion for TS16949 certification audit


Lead Supplier Development Engineer  10/03 -  1/05

TRW - Commercial Steering Division, Lafayette, IN

·         Management responsibility for  Commercial Steering supplier development engineering

o        Employee evaluations
o        Developed employee training and development programs
o        Department staffing

·         Acting manager during senior manager vacancy (8+ months)

o        Purchasing representative at operations planning and review meetings
o        Spend analysis and long term strategy development
o        Department procedure owner and author
o        Monitored department annual budget, recommended revisions
o        Incorporated TRWA corporate procedures where applicable
o        Hosted department training seminars

·         Dictated supplier expectations for vendor base

o        PPM targets
o        Quality certification requirements
o        Cost reduction targets

·         Supplier development support for Chinese joint venture

o        On site supplier evaluations
o        Sourcing recommendations
o        APQP development, quality systems

·         Managed commodities:

o        Automotive assemblies (electronic modules, linkages)
o        Ductile and grey iron castings
o        Forgings
o        Steel products

·         Championed supplier recovery for top spend supplier


Supplier Development Engineer  6/02 -  10/03

TRW - Commercial Steering Division, Lafayette, IN

·         Direct responsibility for vendor quality systems and accountability (NCTs and CARs) for 70+ suppliers

·         Managed commodities:

o        Steel products (bar and tube) : steel mill quality level certifications, adherence to and interpretation of TRW, ASTM and ASI standards
o        Heat Treat : Tracking and performing heat treat audits based on FORD W-HTX heat treat standard
o        Forgings

·         Extensive product knowledge of steering gears, gearboxes, steering columns, power steering pumps, linkages, hydraulic cylinders

·         Request, review, track and approve supplier PPAP submissions

·         Developed prototype project tracking application for engineering changes of purchased components


·         Responsible for conducting supplier site audits and suggesting sourcing decisions based upon audit results


Product Engineer  2/00 - 6/02

TRW - Commercial Steering Division, Lafayette, IN

·         Project manager /  product engineer supporting 5 product lines

o        Power steering pumps
o        Pitman arms
o        Steering columns
o        Linear assist cylinders
o        Gearbox applications

·         Managing as many as 80 customer driven projects at one time

·         Developed part numbering system application using open source code (Apache web server, MySQL database, PHP scripting engine).  Conservatively saving design time (internal and customer) in excess of 200 hrs per year, as well as reducing product development time by 7 days. Future projects involve custom tailored project management applications.

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·         Design and develop custom steering linkage components for Class 8 vehicles

·         Research new vendor capabilities. Recent resourcing done in under 30 days without affecting cost, quality or customer delivery on a product responsible for 30% of company profit.

·         Conduct warranty reviews and evaluations

·         Assist business unit(s) by designing for manufacturability

·         Establish or refine performance testing criteria for newly released components, from steel forgings to injection molded plastic components


New Product Development Engineer  6/99 - 2/00

TRW - Commercial Steering Division, Lafayette, IN

·         Redesigned several components, resulting in $30,000 per month warranty cost avoidance, and one pending US patent

·         Personally responsible for estimated cost reductions through product revisions in excess of $500k/yr

·         Design and research new product designs as well as refine current company products

·         Experience in casting processes, thermal forming, and injection molding design

·         Supervisory experience.  Position dictates direction of 5 laboratory technicians


Research Technician Level I  9/97 - 6/99

TRW - Commercial Steering Division, Lafayette, IN

·         Responsible for fabrication of prototype customer samples based upon rough design blueprints.  Suggest necessary and possible alterations to basic design.  Frequently an integral team member in bringing a new product to market.  Communicate with customers regularly to insure complete satisfaction. 

·         Conduct laboratory testing of both concept and production designs

·         Future expectations include the computer modeling and FEA analysis of new designs to reduce development time required for extensive real-world testing

·         Skills required included strong welding background (skills and education), gauging theory, print reading, report preparation, basic machinist knowledge


Research Technician Level II  5/95-9/97

TRW - Commercial Steering Division, Lafayette, IN

·         Maintain, design, and monitor test equipment for OMSTF division of TRW automotive

·         Conduct material analysis using instruments such as scanning electron microscopes, thermo graphic analyzer, and infrared spectrograph




·                     Karrass Effective Negotiating, I & II

·                     8D Problem Solving and Analysis

·                     Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

·                     Six Sigma Quality TRW certified blackbelt

·                     TS16949, QS9000, ISO9000 quality systems

·                     Finite Element Analysis (FEA) · Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (dFMEA & pFMEA)

·                     Certified Welder (3G position)

·                     Html editing and design software

·                     Apache open source web server

·                     PHP open source scripting language

·                     MySQL open source database

·                     Sole proprietor Stmyer Services - website design and hosting buisness (

·                     Professional level proficiency in all MS office products (excel, access, word, PowerPoint)

·                     Associate member Society of Automotive Engineers

·                     Member of TRW automotive north america heat treat panel



BS Mechanical Engineering Technology

Purdue University