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An Evening of Family Finance Solutions

 

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Please join us at this Family Finance Solutions event to learn more about managing your family finances and take home a $15.00 gift card to Market Basket.

To register and attend one of these workshops, call Gladys Santiago at Community Teamwork at 978-654-5673 or via email at gsantiago@commteam.org

 

No Child Care Provided. Workshops are for adults only!

You will have the opportunity to attend one of the four (4) informative workshops listed below:  

1.     

Planning for Retirement:  Humans continue to live much longer.  Do you want to rely on just social security benefits? Find out reasons to contribute to your retirement, different types of retirement plans such as IRA, 401k. Importance of carefully choosing and monitoring your investment options.  

2.     

Pay Small Now or Pay Big Later: An average funeral can cost anywhere from $7k-10K. Do you really want to leave your family this burden? Learn the small things that can be done now in order to avoid much distress later by protecting your love ones today.

3.     

Credit Report & Credit Scoring: When used together, provide an inspection of your past use of credit. Accurate information in your credit report is the key to obtaining the best credit terms and rates possible. Learn how to obtain, read, understand and dispute inaccurate information on your credit report. Discover how your credit report can affect your ability to establish, re-establish credit and obtain housing and employment.

4.     

Facing your Creditors: Letting the bills pile up and ignoring the situation only worsen the situation. Learn different techniques in order to deal with your past due accounts, address creditors, make settlement offers, and much more.

 

 

 

 

Gift Card… compliments of                      Community Teamwork will not be granted until the end of the workshop (one gift card per household).

 

 

 

Resume for David Hunt

David O. Hunt, PE                                              Mechanical Project Engineer

PO Box 1503                                                                                                                              E-mail: davidhunt@outdrs.net

Nashua, NH 03061-1503                                                                                                                            Cell: (617) 272-5473

LinkedIn: davidhuntmecheng                                                                                                             Twitter: @davidhuntpe

 

CAREER SUMMARY & SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS

 

Experienced engineer with successes spanning design, process development, cost reduction, and process engineering across diverse industries.  Strong plastic background.  Masters in both Engineering and Manufacturing Management.  Worked in ISO / FDA / FMVSS / other regulatory environments. 

  • Led Design for Assembly effort to reduce labor costs in new generation of electro-mechanical capital equipment, saving over $5 million in L&OH within three years of launch and reducing assembly floor area needed over 50%.
  • Co-inventor on an as-yet unpublished patent application; other patents: US Patents 6059483 and 6395201.
  • Designed system to mix two liquid streams with dissimilar fluid properties.  Technology was part of Sam Bodman Excellence in Technology Award (internal Cabot award) received in 2010.
  • Developed and managed project plan for Lego toy truck and launched on schedule.  Lego liaison called plan the “most comprehensive” he’d seen.
  • Conceived, researched, and prototyped integrating heat shield functionality into plastic housing to eliminate separate-piece heat shield.  Projected corporate-wide total cost savings of approximately $750K annually.

 

    Autodesk Inventor / SolidWorks      Design for Manufacture & Assembly          GD&T

    Project Management                          Value Analysis/Value Engineering               DOE / Design for Robustness            Project Cost Justification                                              Six Sigma Green Belt                                      Systematic Problem Solving

    Finite Element Analysis                      ECO writing / follow-through                        Published writer / Skilled presenter  

 

SKILLS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

Design & Analysis

  • Launched new spray nozzle with improved hardening treatment; achieved significant decrease in process variation and reduced changes from orifice abrasion during production runs.
  • Designed and prototyped elimination of stamped metal shield with projected annual savings over $200K.
  • Designed new composite part to eliminate ergonomic issue in manual process; improved quality, reduced cost.
  • Eliminated quality and ergonomic issues by redimensioning components to reduce tolerance stack-up.
  • Designed plastic automatic flip-up mechanism to secure wireless GUI for patient use during treatment.
  • Designed and analyzed plastic mechanism for caskets to eliminate steel components from design.
  • Designed custom injection-molded plastic housing and mounting features for Lego truck sound device.
    • Redesigned line of failing plastic filter housings; new design exceeded fatigue life specifications by over 100%.

 

Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA)

  • Solved O-ring roll out problem in manual assembly operation through proper chamfer design.
    • Recommended widening glue track to increase process window over 150% without compromising joint strength.
    • Eliminated product’s 50% rework rate in brazing operation by redimensioning joint for proper process window.
    • Saved over $250K annually by replacing molded virgin rubber with superior material based on recycled tires.
    • Enabled material change saving over $200K annually by proposing surface treatment to improve adhesion.
    • Identified over $260K in annual material cost savings by leveraging supplier knowledge from prior employment.
    • Co-invented “Integrated Molding and Assembly” technology.  First application in modular cell; plant-wide labor savings potential over $500K.  Technology was patented in 2000.
    • Championed Lean Manufacturing in new line layout.  Saved over $1 million in capital costs; reduced labor by over $100K per year.
    • Prevented machine damage by using laser scanning and data analysis to detect pattern in radiator fin heights.
    • Created process development prioritization list through QFD analysis.
    • Prevented low ROI mold purchase by analyzing NPV of projected savings as a function of two key variables.

 

Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VA/VE) & Cost Reduction

 

Process Development & Problem Solving

Business Skills

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY & SCOPE

 

CONTRACTING/CONSULTING                                                                                                  September 2012 - Present

  • Contracting: Part-time design work at Redpoint Studios, Manchester, NHConsulting: Researched materials and processing information; identified new suppliers; designed plastic housing
    • § Designing plastic wall-mounted holder for disposable thermometer covers
    • § Finalized and tested design of die-cast strain relief for hand-held electronic medical thermometer
    • § Designed over-molded grommet and strain relief for thermometer variant
    • § Designed field-retrofit adjustable arm for field-portable X-ray inspection equipment

 

DEKA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT                                                                               June 2012 – August 2012

Sustaining Engineer                                                                                                                                            Manchester, NH

Redesign components and subsystems to incorporate DFMA on complex medical device.  Made needed changes, and wrote ECOs.  Studied FDA requirements including Design Controls, Device History Records, and cGMP. 

 

CABOT CORPORATION                                                                                                                                         2006 - 2012

Mechanical Engineer                                                                                                                                              Billerica, MA

Design/redesign equipment for carbon black manufacturing and diverse R&D projects using Autodesk Inventor.  Analyze field failures, determine root cause, document failure mode, develop and champion corrective actions.

 

CONTRACT POSITIONS                                                                                                                                         2004 - 2006

Whelen Engineering, Mechanical Engineer (Two months, 2006)                                                         Charlestown, NH

    Examined potential capital equipment purchases for cost effectiveness; made recommendations based on findings.

Mack Molding, Project Manager/Design Engineer (Eight months, 2004 - 2005)                                    Arlington, VT

    Managed Lego truck project through launch; was primary customer project contact.  Used SolidWorks as needed.

Smiths Medical ASD, Validation Engineer (Three months, 2004)                                                                     Keene, NH

    Coordinated documentation for machine IQ/OQ/PQ.  Analyzed packaging failure data; recommended next steps.

 

HYPERTHERM, INC.                                                                                                                                                2001 - 2003

Senior Manufacturing Process Engineer (2002 - 2003)                                                                                  Hanover, NH

Develop processes and documentation; obtain equipment and tooling.  Drive continuous improvement using scrap and warranty data, focus on design solutions, and write ECOs.  Design fixtures in SolidWorks.

 

Senior Mechanical Engineer (2001 - 2002)

Champion labor cost reductions by training team in DFMA methods; drive improvements by facilitating reviews.  Apply VA/VE to find, research, and drive cost reduction implementation.  Design new parts using SolidWorks.

 

FORD MOTOR COMPANY & VISTEON CORPORATION                                                                           1995 - 2001

Cost Reduction Project Engineer (1999 - 2001)                                                                                               Plymouth, MI

Advanced Process Development Project Engineer (1995 - 1999)                                                               Sandusky, OH

 

EDUCATION

 

KETTERING UNIVERSITY                                                                                                                                                 2003

Master of Science in Manufacturing Management                                                                                                  Flint, MI

 

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY                                                                                                                                1993

Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering                                                                                      Pittsburgh, PA

 

University of Massachusetts                                                                                                                              1990

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (with Honors)                                                                   Amherst, MA

Resume for Scott J. Silva

SCOTT J. SILVA     Home: (603) 883-3842 • Cell: (617) 697-7861

10 ½ Chester Street • Nashua, New Hampshire 03064-2311     sj_silva@mac.com

 

PROFILE:          

Highly skilled, results-oriented publishing management professional with 20+ years of experience in electronic production, desktop publishing, graphic composition, and pagination automation. Detailed knowledge of graphics, pagination, and editing software. Proven track record for consistently achieving goals, meeting project deadlines, and maintaining high quality standards. Ability to complete complex projects and assignments with limited instruction or supervision.

Excellent organization, communication, resource management, problem solving, leadership, technical, and computer skills.

EXPERIENCE:

Electronic Production Manager

DELTA EDUCATION / SCHOOL SPECIALITY SCIENCE, Nashua, NH (2006 - Present)

  • Manage full-time staff, freelancers, budgets, and outside resources to schedule, develop, produce, deliver and archive varied educational materials. Work directly with editorial and curriculum developers.
  • Set up new training program and coordinated electronic production process for new K-12 educational materials and product lines for in-house staff, expanded technical proficiencies and remapped workflow to increase productivity, saving $20,000+ per year.
  • Oversaw new math program file intake, rebranding, marketing, and file delivery for outside project management involving PDFs, eBooks, and online Moodle learning management system.
  • Created Filemaker Pro relational database to track print products involving design of scripts, calculation fields, and user interface. The database enabled tracking of 3,500+ legacy products and assets.
  • Managed production of 400+ eBooks for electronic delivery on devices such as iPads, tablets, and smart phones.
  • Facilitated production of 500+ titles into National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) format for the National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC).

 

Electronic Production Manager

ADDISON WESLEY / PEARSON EDUCATION, Boston, MA (1997 - 2006)

  • Coordinated Electronic Production process including layout, style, artwork, and pagination for collegiate textbooks, while consistently meeting quality, performance, cost, and delivery guidelines.
  • Managed 2 full-time employees plus freelancers and outside resources for book development projects.
  • Led production for 50+ titles and new editions. Contributed to startup and support of print-on-demand program, and oversaw scheduling, cost estimating, and electronic delivery of print ready materials for books of up to 800 pages.
  • Evaluated, tested, and selected new technologies, software, systems, and upgrades, and automated data importing with streamlined conversion process.
  • Played a key role in the development of on-line distance learning/e-learning.

 

Pagination / Systems Manager

Lowell Sun Publishing, Lowell, MA (1994 - 1997)

  • Supervised, trained, and motivated 8 direct and 5 indirect reports in the Pagination and Ad Set Departments for a daily newspaper with circulation of 53,000.
  • Ensured timely and accurate completion of 30 pages per day (50-60 for the Sunday edition).
  • Coordinated Editorial Department automation project and trained 50 people on system operation and electronic pagination.

Desktop Publisher

Gex, Inc., Hampstead, NH (1991 - 1994)

Graphic Compositor

Lowell Sun Publishing, Lowell, MA (1987 - 1990)

 

EDUCATION:

A.A.S, Graphic Arts

New Hampshire Technical College, Laconia, NH (1986)

 

COMPUTER SKILLS:

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Acrobat Professional
  • Pitstop Pro
  • QuarkXPress
  • Xtags
  • Powermath
  • Universal Type Client
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • FileMaker Pro 10
  • AppleScript
  • Automator
  • iWork
  • BBEdit 10
  • iBooks Author
  • XML & HTML
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Flipping Book Publisher
  • Moodle, BlackBoard, and WebCT

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Member, National Instructional Materials Access Center Users Group (1-year term)
  • Southern NH chapter of Apple Core (Apple User Group) since 2007
  • •(President 2010 - Present, Secretary 2008 - 2009)
  • Friends of Access Nashua Board, Secretary (2013 - Present)

Real Estate Exam Course Starting in Dracut Ma

A Real Estate Exam Course is starting in Dracut Ma. Please call Brenda at 978-957-4000 for details of the start dates and times.

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Open house 2 Autumn Leaf Drive #17 on Sunday March 16th from 11am to 2pm

Open House on Sunday March 16th from 11am to 2pm at 2 Autumn Leaf Nashua NH

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Financial Advisor Wanted

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We have an opportunity for you! WorkForce Extended - a premier staffing and recruiting agency has teamed up with New England’s MOST ELITE financial service teams to drive growth within their respective companies. WE WANT YOU! Due to our strong relationships and tenacious staff we are able to provide you with a variety of new opportunities. 

A.) For the accomplished advisor ready to take their career to the next step and enhance their entrepreneurial growth.

B.) Looking for a larger backing? More opportunity with flexibility and room to grow, multiple locations opened throughout New England.

C.) Wanting exclusivity and convenience? Located in a premier Massachusetts location, backed by a product unlike any competitors.

QUALIFACTIONS

JUNIOR:

Preferred 2+ Year’s Experience

Network of Prospects

L&H Licensed

Series 6 & 7 Preferred

Sales Oriented

Understanding of Financial Planning, Asset Management and Asset Protection

Strong Ability to Prospect & Network

Analytical & Financial Acumen

SENIOR:

Preferred 3+Year’s Experience at Target Company

Existing Network of Clients & Prospects

L&H Licensed

Series 6 & 7 Preferred

Sales Oriented

Understanding Financial Planning, Asset Management & Asset Protection

Strong Ability to Prospect & Network

Analytical & Financial Acumen

Contact: Kaleigh Marino | 603-402-1704 | kaleigh@workforceextended.com

40% Off One Month Of Unlimited Membership To Classes Taught At Pilates & More With Elina Studio

40% Off One Month Of Unlimited Membership To Classes Taught At Pilates & More With Elina Studio

Price: $42

Value: $70

You save: $28

Get  in the best shape of your life and feel great with fitness classes taught at Pilates & More With Elina. Strengthen (tone) your entire body & especially core with Pilates, burn calories & lose weight with Cardilates & heal your body with rehabilitation class. 

If you’ve never tried pilates before, you will enjoy the beginners mat pilates. If you are more advanced exerciser and looking for extra challenge, you would love  Bandilates class which combines pilates & resistance bands. 

If you feel like relaxing while burning calories and stretching your body at the same time you would love Cardilates Light which is a combination of gentle low – impact aerobics, dynamic stretching and lounge music.

If you feel adventurous you can definitely benefit from cardilates intense which incorporates creative & challenging aerobic combinations, stretches from yoga & physical therapy & upbeat music.

Walk – ins are welcome. For schedule & students’ reviews please visit: pilates-nh.com or email Elina at bandilates@gmail.com

Pilates & More With Elina is locates at Waumbec Mill, Northern Entrance, 250 Commercial St., suite 3005D2, Manchester, NH, 03101.

Directions to the studio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdbCiAWi4Rg

 

Facebook: facebook.com/elinathetrainer

Create your Outdoor Paradise

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Objective Professional Real Estate Appraisals

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Boutin Appraisals, Inc. 
Raymond Boutin
Certified General R.E. Appraiser
Residential and Commercial 
P.O Box 1777
Lowell MA 01853

Massachusetts: 
Phone: 978-459-5113
Fax 978-349-6007

New Hampshire: 
Phone: 603-880-6300
Fax: 603-484-5568

Mentoring Opportunities with UML Difference Maker Program

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Program Name: UMass Lowell DifferenceMaker

 

Services: We provide entrepreneurial and startup assistance to UMass Lowell students and recent alums

 

Seeking Mentors:

The UMass Lowell DifferenceMaker program is in need of mentors to help assist our growing DifferenceMaker student population throughout their entrepreneurial journeys. This mentor program seeks to connect DifferenceMaker students with successful experienced entrepreneurs and alumnus, as well as faculty and staff.  The purpose of the program is to enhance the entrepreneurial, creative problem solving and academic capabilities of UMass Lowell students as they attempt to develop sustainable solutions to challenging problems and opportunities. These solutions may be new businesses, new products, or new ways of delivering social services. The mentor’s role is to provide guidance in furthering and refining student team objectives. Many student projects have commercial potential but need assistance getting there through market research, business development and fundraising processes.

 

Mentor Skills Needed:

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Business Development

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Business Finance

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Business Organization

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Business Planning

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Discipline Specific Knowledge & Experience

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Graphic Design & Web Design

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Marketing and Market Research

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Non-profit Fundraising

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Opportunity Assessment

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Patent Application Process

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Product Design

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Product Development

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Sales & Distribution

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Software and App Development

 

Types of Project

DifferenceMaker students join the program from a broad range of academic disciplines. Past projects included an extendable prosthetic arm, a nutrition program for high school students, a social network providing alternative weekend social activities and a restaurant marketing and reservation website.  A complete list of this year’s DifferenceMaker projects is available at http://www.uml.edu/Innovation-Entrepreneurship/DM-Idea-Challenge/TeamMaker/Teambuilder/projects.aspx .   Your discipline specific knowledge may help students navigate this broad range of opportunities.

Why should you become a Mentor?

There is a rapid paced entrepreneurial community at UMass Lowell resulting in more teams thinking about commercialization, however, they may not have the expertise to get there.  By becoming a mentor, you can guide these individuals and teams with your knowledge and experience.  Whether it is marketing, business development, fundraising, engineering, or something else, all types of skills and expertise are needed.  In addition, you will be exposed to new ideas and projects and have the chance to become part of the fast paced entrepreneurial community at UMass Lowell. 

 

 

Interested? Contact Information:

DifferenceMaker Program Manager

Holly Butler

Phone: 978-934-6444

Email: Holly_Butler@uml.edu

 

Location: 

DifferenceMaker Central

Lydon Library 
Suite 012 (bottom floor)
North Campus    
84 University Avenue  
Lowell, MA 01854