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Hello, and welcome...

 

I am a career technical specialist, qualified in Mechanical and product Systems Engineering, experienced in Medical Device and Automotive sectors.  Multi-skilled, versatile, passionate about delivering high quality engineering and clear communications.  With a proven ability to create successful design solutions.  Motivated by technical challenges, learning new skills and using First Principles thinking to understand complex systems. 

Barney Gerrard

CONSULTANT & FREELANCE ENGINEER

 

Phone:

+45 24 61 16 46 

Email:

barney@processive.dk 

 

Address:

Processive MedTech Development

Østerfælled Torv 3

2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark

Date of Birth:

January 16th, 1971

EXPERIENCE
EXPERIENCE
06/18-01/20

Consultant

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EPM Scientific

Onsite with Heart-Lung Machine OEM, Munich (DE​)

  • Principal member of MDR Remediation team

  • Responsible for creating Design Input/Requirements documentation and traceability

  • Responsible for System Architecture structure and documentation

  • Various specialist studies for remediation effort and R&D

04/17-02/18

European Operations Lead

iO Life Science GmbH

Medical Device development partner, Munich (DE)

  • Business building activities, development of customer and supplier network

  • Responsibility for management, Systems Engineering and Design Controls for client projects based in EU

01/16-08/16

Chief Engineer

Valcon Design

Mechanical engineering consultancy, Copenhagen (DK)

  • Consulting and training clients in robust design (Design for Manufacture, tolerance calculations etc.)

  • System simulation and analysis; FEA, MBS, 3D tolerance calculations, statistical modelling

2011-2015

Senior Specialist

Radiometer Medical ApS

Medical Device OEM, Copenhagen (DK)

  • Responsibility for Design Controls and DHF documentation for Class II medical device project

  • Product architect and Systems Engineering champion with focus on platforming strategy

  • Leader of specialist team to improve product development processes within regulatory framework

  • Led activities to select and implement a Requirements Management Tool (PTC Integrity)

  • Working within a Lean with Scrum framework (Danaher Business System)

2005-2011

Independent consultant

Engineering consulting, Copenhagen (DK)

  • Design studies, troubleshooting and consulting in chassis (suspension) systems

2000-2005

Senior Engineer

Magneti Marelli SpA

Automotive Tier 1 Chassis supplier, Torino (IT)

  • Leader of specialist team developing advanced suspension concepts from idea to demonstrator vehicle

  • Activities including patent applications, project planning, supervision of CAD, simulation and test work

  • Development and publication of design methodologies for suspension systems

1995-2000

Project Leader/Engineer

Randle Engineering Solutions Ltd

Automotive Chassis consulting, Warwick (UK)

  • Leading and executing vehicle dynamics and suspension system design and troubleshooting projects

  • Technical activities including CAD, MBS, FEA, test-track development work for many automotive OEM

1993-1994

Chassis Simulation Engineer

Jaguar Cars Ltd

Automotive OEM, Coventry (UK)

  • Simulation and analysis of chassis components; FEA (static, modal, non-linear) and MBS (ADAMS)

1988-1991

Student Engineer

Ford (Europe)

Automotive OEM, various locations in UK

  • Product engineering apprenticeship programme, six internships of 3 months in various departments 

EDUCATION
EDUCATION
1992-1993

Master's Degree

DURHAM UNIVERSITY, UK

  • Self-initiated research programme, funded by Ford

  • Thesis: "Optimisation of Ventilated Brake Disc Design" 

1989-1992

Bachelor's Degree

DURHAM UNIVERSITY, UK

  • Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

  • 1st Class Honours

  • IMechE Final Year Project prize

1981-1988

BOLTON SCHOOL, UK

SKILLS
SKILLS

CAD + DMU

PTC Creo/ProEngineer  (10+ yrs)

Programming

VBA, FORTRAN, Java

Requirements Management

PTC Integrity (formerly MKS)

Siemens Polarion

MS Word & Excel  :-)

CAE & Simulation

FEA:  Creo Mechanica, Nastran, ABAQUS

MBS:  ADAMS, Creo Multi-body Dyanmics, MapleSim

Systems modelling:  MapleSim

Mathematics:  MapleSim, Maple

Languages

English (native)

Italian (C1 proficient)

Danish(C1 proficient)

German (B2 intermediate)

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