Education: A.S., Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Vincennes University.
Professional accomplishments: Built a series of underground MSHA-certified mechanics trucks to improve equipment reliability at the face cut of an underground mine. Rebuilt and assembled two tower cranes on two bridges over the Mississippi River. Manage the corporate equipment rebuild/heavy fabrication facility.
Off the clock: Notre Dame football. Spending time with my family and letting my kids experience things I never got to at their age.
Favorite activity: Studying engineering and reliability maintenance topics.
Extracurricular: We contribute to the University of Notre Dame, so they can provide research and engineering to help third-world and underdeveloped countries.
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