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DENNIS L. ZEKOFF 369 Split Rail Circle #201 Newport News, VA 23602 (757) 234-6358 dz1313d88@westpost.

net SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS * Creative & Detail Oriented * Developed a self-loading mechanism for Reflow Sol dering, with patent award * GD & T ANSI 14.5Y * Experience with Domestic/International communications * Experience with high volume manufacturing * Large/Small company experience * Cost reduction through efficient Design * Ergonomics, safety & OSHA requiremen ts Dedicated, Mechanical Designer with 25+ years of experience in mechanical drafti ng, solid modeling, R&D product design of precision parts and tooling, satisfyi ng industry ISO and clean room standards, utilizing several CADD systems, to in clude: Solidworks, Pro-Engineer, AutoCad and SDRC Ideas. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Mechanical Designer (Contract) 2007-2011 Thomas Jefferson Accelerator Labs, Newport News, VA * Designed and drafted mechanical components for the accelerator beam transport apparatus used in nuclear research. Designed and document ed machined parts, weldments and extrusions, using SDRC-Ideas solid mo deling. Result: Accurate documentation of parts and assemblies for the accelerator lab. Mechanical Designer 2001-2007 Excelstor Technology, Longmont, Colorado * Designed and developed disk drive mechanical components and assembly tooling using Solidworks and AutoCad Mechanical Desktop solid modeling. * Conducted tolerance analysis and documented parts and assemblies, including dr awing changes, for corporate documentation group. * Conceptualized ideas, considering type of material, ergonomics and cost. * Developed a good working relationship with machining vendors. Result: A more accurate part or assembly that satisfied the functional requireme nts, to be fabricated or molded at a low cost. Clear and concise dimensioned drawings, t o include exploded-view and cross-sectional views.

Mechanical Designer 1990-2001 Maxtor Corporation, Longmont, Colorado * Designed and drafted precision components and assemblies

including 4-1/2 years experience using Pro-Engineer. * Received a patent award for a mechanical self-loading Reflow Soldering and Sta tic Test Station for Actuators, in 1992 (patent #5,285,948). * Operated AutoCAD 2D software prior to Pro-Engineer Result: Created a part or assembly that satisfied the functional requirements, q uicker and accurate, as well as documenting them. Eliminated static electricity and cleanroom contamination problems. Mechanical Designer 2001 (6 mo. contract) Micro-Motion, Emerson Corp., Boulder, Colorado * Worked in the research and development group with components for a flow meter incorporating an electronic vibration sensor and storage tank, using SDRC-Ideas CADD software. Result: Produced and documented a working concept prototype. Mechanical Designer 1983-1989 Miniscribe Corporation, Longmont, Colorado * Developed and designed assembly tools, fixtures, gauging, machine components, castings, injection molded plastics and sheet metal fabrications using AutoCAD a nd traditional drafting techniques. * Conducted tolerance analysis for mechanical assemblies. Result: Produced tools and fixtures suitable for a cleanroom environment. EDUCATION BA-Industrial Technology ls, Iowa SPECIALIZED TRAINING * Solidworks training, Westminster, CO, 2003 * Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (45 hours), Ball Corp., Boulder, CO * Computervision Cadds-4X (118 hours), Boulder Valley VO-TECH, Boulder, CO * Manufacturing Processes (basic metallurgy and machining methods), CU, Boulder,CO, 1983 * Introduction to Mechanical Engineering(dimensional and vector analysis), CU, Boulder, CO COMPUTER SKILLS Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel & Outlook MILITARY EXPERIENCE Received an honorable discharge, U.S. Army, Germany University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Fal