Lee Toma - Résumé
email address: leetoma <at> attbi
<the address is not hyperlinked to keep the spam-bots at bay>
58 Aberdeen Road
Milton, MA 02186
617 698 6210
Mechanical engineering professional with several years experience in medical
device product development. Background in testing and mechanical design, as
well as development of metal and plastic parts and assemblies.
Results-oriented team player with demonstrated success in projects and
Vision Sciences is the leading provider of
sheaths for endoscopes.
R&D Project Engineer - December 2002 to Present
Medical device product
development. Developed sterile sheaths (Class II) for endoscopes.
Tyco Healthcare /
- Indianapolis, IN
Puritan Bennett is the leading worldwide designer and manufacturer of
liquid oxygen medical devices for home therapy.
Senior Engineer (III) - June 1999 to July 2002
Developed Class II medical device
products. Researched customer requirements, compiled product specifications,
directed industrial design, designed machined and sheet metal and plastic
injection-molded components and integrated systems together. Coordinated
design teams across three sites, and handed-off projects to manufacturing.
Acted as systems administrator for Pro/Engineer and Pro/Intralink.
- Major contributor to new product line that pushed
sales up over 225% (increased revenue $10.1m), requiring manufacturing to
relocate to a larger facility. As a result, this product line was the only
one in the division that was not shut down or moved overseas.
- Won a 2001 Medical Design Excellence Award.
- Awarded design patents D0436401 and D0437056.
Additional technical patents pending.
- Relocated R&D department to California. Project
budgeted $50k, used only $20k.
Project Engineer (II) - March 1997 to June 1999
Configured and outfitted cryogenics research laboratory to use
automated data acquisition systems. Set up and ran multiple product
evaluation test programs. Conducted customer research, developed parts and
systems. Addressed and closed out field-service issues and corrective
- Developed and proved out technique to eliminate
oxygen loss; saved customers $120 per unit per year.
Whirlpool Corporation - West
West Lafayette facility packaged factory replacement parts
to service Whirlpool appliances.
Quality Control Team Member - January 1995 to March 1997
Managed product flow, inspection of parts and packaging on
a part-time basis. Safely operated industrial powered vehicles (forklifts
and stackers). Developed training manuals and instructed trainees as a
member of the QC Training Committee.
- Support Employee of the Month,
- Highest rated employee in QC/IO
Production - Sept. 1994 to Jan. 1995
Repacked OEM service parts for distribution to service
- Consistently exceeded production standards by
optimizing production work cell layouts.
Purdue University - West
Paper Grader - Spring 1996
Graded papers and homeworks for graduate mechanics of materials course.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Plasma
Fusion Center - Cambridge, MA
The Plasma Fusion Center is MIT’s research and development
group investigating nuclear fusion reactors.
Sponsored Research Engineer - June 1992 through July 1994
Developed and executed a high-cycle fatigue test program
for nickel-iron alloy Incoloy 908. Operated scanning electron microscope,
evaluated fracture surfaces. Compiled the first comprehensive material
properties database for Incoloy 908. Assisted in development and
optimization of extrusion process.
- Co-published research in Advances
in Cryogenic Engineering Materials & IEEE/NPSS Proceedings on Plasma
Co-op Summer Research Program Summer 1991
Analyzed superconducting magnet
Cop, Inc. - Boston, MA
Copy Cop is the leading local copy and printing business in
Customer Service Representative / Weekend Supervisor - May 1989 -
Supervised employees and production. Performed inventories, placed stock
transfer orders, counted receipts, opened and closed store.
University - West Lafayette, IN
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, December 1996
Tufts University -
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (cum laude), May 1992
Hardware: IBM Compatibles, SCSI peripherals, Windows networks
Software: MS-DOS, Windows, MS Office, FORTRAN, HTML, Pro/ENGINEER
PATENTS AND PUBLICATIONS
US utility patent
US06,575,159 and design patents
Advances in Cryogenic Engineering Materials: Fatigue Test and Life
Estimation of Incoloy 908
MIT PFC Report: Incoloy 908 High Cycle Fatigue Test Report
MIT PFC Report RR-94-2: Incoloy 908 Data Handbook
IEEE/NPSS Proceedings on Plasma Physics: U.S. Conductor R&D and Small Scale
Advances in Cryogenic Engineering Materials: Stress Accelerated Grain
Boundary Oxidation of Incoloy 908 in High Temperature Oxygenous Atmospheres
Advances in Cryogenic Engineering Materials: Thermomechanical Process
Effects on Hardness and Grain Size in Incoloy 908
MIT PFC Report RR-93-2: Incoloy 908 Database Report on Process - Structure -
HONORS AND ACTIVITIES
2001 Medical Design Excellence Award for
Ronald E. Halvorsen engineering scholarship
Society of American Military Engineers, Boston Post scholarship (twice)
Selected to Tufts’ Invitational (Engineering) Student Design Competition
Support Employee of the Month (October 1995), Whirlpool Corp.
The Observer, Tufts’
References available upon request