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Garrett Robert Herning
N56W29128 CTH K (856) 313-0581
Hartland, WI 53029

Background Summary:
A mature, motivated engineer with a good understanding of mechanical and electrical systems, and how they interact in modern design. Has a keen familiarity with many current automotive technologies and trends. Excellent team player that is detail oriented, flexible and has exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Working towards a career in the automotive aftermarket, particularly in performance, custom and alternative automotive designs. Enjoys travel and working with customers.

Professional Experience:
Power Test, Inc.; Sussex, WI 2008-Present
 Project Engineer
    square Design test equipment for on and off highway truck and bus drivetrain components.
    square Customer field service, training and commissioning of test systems.
    square Application engineering support for high end test systems.
Zoom Technology, Inc.; Mount Holly, NJ 2002-2008
 Project Engineer
    square Designed and field-tested a new microprocessor based service product.
    square Oversaw and managed the professional services of an embedded design consulting company. These services included the electronic design, firmware development and application software for an update to Zoom Technology's TranX 2000. Additionally responsible for review of all documentation and deliverables on the project as well as making the update ready for release to customer base.
    square Designed various hydraulic test fixtures for late model automatic transmission valve bodies. The test fixtures allow complete testing of the valve body on Zoom Technology's VBT 4000 hydraulic test machine.
    square Designed mechanical, hydraulic and electronic hardware, data acquisition and processing software for high volume, end of line test equipment in use at a number of automotive component remanufacturing facilities.
    square Design of computer software used for testing and control of automatic transmission components for several different standard test systems.
    square Creation of technical manuals, documentation and end user manuals.
    square Design, layout and generate artwork for a variety of circuit boards.
    square Field installation of equipment and systems along with customer training.
    square Customer technical support.
    square Worked with Sales Department to demonstrate test equipment and field technical questions during trade shows.
AutoTronixs, LLC..; Berlin, NJ 2005-2008
 Partner in Consulting Company
    square Manage consulting jobs and company operations.
    square Designed and fabricated a custom engine dynamometer. Dynamometer was used to test claims of US patent 6237579 for a customer using a number of unique test methods. (See
S&S Cycle; Viola, WI 1998-2000
 Cooperative Education (Engineer Training)
    square Design, assembly and testing of sensor assemblies and wire harnesses for an in house developed electronic ignition system.
    square Investigated and 3D modeled alternative V-twin engine designs.

University of Wisconsin Platteville - Platteville, WI December 2001
 Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering
    square Emphasis in internal combustion engine design and computer aided design
 Bachelor of Science - Electrical Engineering
    square Emphasis in computer architecture, digital design and microprocessor systems interface
National Instruments Technical Training September 2002
    square LabView Basics I & II Training Courses
Microchip Technical Training July 2005
    square Microchip Masters 2005 Training Course
Society of Automotive Engineers Professional Development Program April 2006
    square Fundamentals of Modern Vehicle Transmissions Technical Course (1.80 CEU)

Technical Expertise:
    square Familiar with Microchip MPLAB IDE, Microchip development tools and assembly programming
    square Proficient with National Instruments LabVIEW 6 through 2013
    square Proficient with AutoCAD
    square Proficient with Protel 99SE and PCB artwork generation
    square Familiar with Autodesk Inventor 4/7
    square Familiar with fabrication operations and equipment (mills, saws, lathes and welding) and competent in operation of said machinery.
    square Familiar with electrical operations (soldering, cable crimping, PC board assembly and repair) and competent in performing said tasks.

Professional Affiliations / Leadership Experience:
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2000-2010
    square ASME ECLIPSE (Early Career Leadership Intern Program to Serve Engineering) Intern (2008-09)
    square Co-founder & Co-chair of Philadelphia Young Engineers (2005-08)
SAE International 2001-Present
    square Milwaukee SAE Section Chairman (2013-Present)
    square Active member in local section
Toastmasters International 2005-Present
    square President, Waukesha Toastmasters (2009-10 calendar year)
    square Vice President Education, Camden County NJ (2007-08 calendar year)
    square Vice President of Public Relations, Camden County NJ (2006-07 calendar year)
    square Competent Communicator Certification: 1st May 2007, 2nd May 2012
Denmark International Study Program 2000-2008
    square Alumni of DIS Program

Other Interests:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee
    square Active mentor to a little brother
Automotive Enthusiast
    square Enjoys automotive restoration and performance modification.
Personal WebPages
Amateur Guitar Player

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