February General Meeting
February General Meeting2-9-2017 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 520 Elliot Street Charlotte, NC 28202 ____________________________________________________ The INOTC meeting in on the 9th of February. Our speaker John Blanchfeild Retired Chief Engineer Norfolk Southern Corporation. He will be enlightening the group about invention and engineering from the Train industry and what it takes to move things into the market. John H. Blanchfield Bio:
Recently retired after 38 years with Norfolk Southern Corporation, a Virginia based Class I Rail Transportation Company, encompassing 22,000 miles of main line track in 22 states in the Eastern United States. Responsibilities: The Chief Engineer of Maintenance Equipment (CEME) is responsible for the purchase, design, and reliability of a fleet of highly mechanized rail track rehabilitation machinery consisting of 3000 major pieces of equipment with a replacement value of $670 million. The position requires extensive travel throughout the United States and overseas. Annual Budget: $105 million consisting of $73 million expense and $32 million capital Inventory- $15.3 million with 2.8 turns per year. Facility Infrastructure: Major centralized production facility with 130 highly skilled technical design and fabrication personnel located in Charlotte, N.C. with a centralized material distribution center supplying 9 satellite facilities and 36 major mobile track rehabilitation teams in 22 Eastern United States. Personnel: 480 highly skilled technicians and staff consisting of engineers, designers, and multidisciplined craftspeople including 320 mobile technicians equipped with 33,000 GVW CDL required vehicle's Entire group finished with a safety ratio of 0.76 for 200,000 man hours one of the best 2007 safety ratios in the North American Railway Industry Affiliations /Awards: Member American Railway Engineering Maintenance Association (AREMA) 21 years serving 9 years on Committee 27 Roadway Equipment as Secretary, Vice Chairman and Chairman Awarded 3 United States Patents pertaining to Railway Equipment Lead negotiator representing all North American Railroads in the formulation and publishing of Federal Railway Administration Regulation 214.5 Roadway Maintenance Machinery Safety Awarded Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service in the Republic of South Vietnam 1967-68, U.S Army Education: AAS degree in Business Management, King's College Executive Management Program Fuqua School of Business, Duke University Certified Locomotive Engineer Community: Elected Board of Directors Four Seasons Homeowners association Coached youth soccer 10 years obtaining Class "D" license from NASF Family: Married 42 years with two children and one grandchild Hobbies: Golf, reading, boating and cooking ________________________________________
Last Meeting (January)
Scott Tarcy:Scott has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from ECU. He has worked for manufacturers in consumer products (Tetra) and appliance products (BSH Home Appliances). He has 4+ patents pending from my time at BSH. Having many years of experience in various CAD platforms. His company is CADdesignhelp.com. Some of the services he provide are:
- 1. Product Design in 2D and 3D, for companies or individuals
- 2. Product Manual Images, like assembly view or exploded views
- 3. Photorealistic renderings
- 4. File format conversions
- 5. Reverse Engineering
- 6. Technical drawings
- 7. Patent drawings
President @ CADDesignhelp.com
http://caddesignhelp.com/ ________________________________________ Always remember to invite friends or business associates which would benefit from INotC. Collectively we have a deep wealth of knowledge as a group. Invite other inventors, engineers, entrepreneurs, financiers, professors, manufactures and anyone else that would enjoy the process and business of product development. Knowledge is power!! ________________________________________
- This meeting cost $20 for guest or $75 for the entire year.
- Check and Cash are accepted.
- Thank you once again for supporting the INotC.
- Collectively when we network, mountains can be moved!
- Through creativity, we can develop a civilization worth living in!