Matt-Sale Howell



MSI Defense Solutions / JRi Racing Shocks

Quality Manager

Mooresville, NC ; 2009 - 2014

  1. -Launched and Grew Quality Control Department

  2. -Managed Quality Control Technicians

  3. -Developed and Maintained with ISO 9001:2008 Certificate

  4. -Overseen and Operated Quality Management System including products and procedures.

- Participating member of military vehicle engineer team.

- Designed 3-D models and blueprints for full vehicle and vehicle parts.

- Research, analyze, and develop proposals for part upgrades.

- Oversee shock dyno tests.

  1. -Assemble and disassemble military, high performance, and racing shock products.

  2. -Identify, diagnose, and repair failed shock products.

  3. -Test prototypes to assess operating functions and determine if goals are achived.

  4. -Review parts to asses fit and provide recommendations for maximum performance.

- Utilize Pro-ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 and Solid Works 2014 CAD.

Sports Endeavors, Inc.

Customization Manager

Hillsborough, NC; 2002 - 2008

  1. -managed 26 employees that included 2 shifts

  2. -responsible for interview, hire, train, performance coach, and terminate embroidery department team member

  3. -managed & analyzed a budget of $340K, achieving assigned financial goals

  4. -successfully built relationship, communications, and partners cross-divisionally throughout organization

  5. -strong customer facing skills, both domestically and internationally

  6. -committed to ongoing process development and improvement for all department operations

  7. -served as quality control liaison, ensuring the highest of standards

  8. -directed all of embroidery’s incoming orders requests digitizing, requiring embroidery department involvement

  9. -oversaw the functionality and usability of 30-head embroidery machines, including providing sole technical support

  10. -independently launched and grew embroidery department from conception to result of $2.2 million revenue

United Technologies Carrier Corporation   

Qualification Engineer

Syracuse, NY; 1999-2000

  1. -member of scroll compressor team

  2. -analyzed refrigeration system test result

  3. -developed terminal block & power plug engineering qualifications

  4. -analyzed dome temperature test result

  5. -managed CE marking approval process

  6. -evaluated paint engineer qualifications

Sims Group

Consulting Engineering Assistant Intern

Asheville, NC; 1998

  1. -revised engineering drawings in AutoCad software with HVAC, drain, plumbing, fire safety, and electrical installation

  2. -set-up & taught Softdesk and Elite software

Liberty Pumps

Product Engineering Assistant Intern

Bergen, NY; 1998

  1. -assisted in Product Engineering projects

  2. -converted CadKey drawings into SolidWorks

  3. -updated and established Bill of Materials for pump and tanks- assembled and disassembled hardware

High Technology Center at H.C.C.

Technician Intern 

Waynesville, NC; 1995

  1. -assisted in developing Virtual Reality classroom

  2. -designed buildings and rooms as 3-D in AutoCad for converting into virtual reality images

  3. -assembled and disassembled delivered computers and guided assistants through software workshops

Electronic Office

Technician Intern

Asheville, NC; 1993

  1. -assembled and disassembled variety of computer hardware for PCs & MAC