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ETI's Instructors

All of ETI's instructors are industry professionals with years of experience applying GD&T on the job. ETI trainers have:
  • Expert knowledge of the Y14.5 Standard
  • Current or recent industrial experience using GD&T
  • At least five years of experience using GD&T
  • Experience and skill using ETI teaching materials
Our instructors use identical training materials and lesson plans, so you receive the same class presentation from every trainer.

ETI Full-Time Dimensional Engineering Mentors

Roy Cross
ASME Senior Level Certified

roycrossSince 1978, Roy has applied GD&T and the ASME Y14.5 functional dimensioning philosophy in his work with several large tier one automotive suppliers. Many designers and engineers in the aerospace, defense, medical, appliance, and power tool industries have also relied on his expertise in the design of their products. Roy has worked with various CAD systems and utilized 1D, 2D, and 3D tolerance analysis software to optimize product tolerances. His vast work experience enables him to teach GD&T, especially the Tolerance Stacks and the Intro to Statistical Tolerance Stacks classes, with conviction and passion to a wide audience in many industries.

Roy’s wealth of experience with most manufacturing processes enables him to demonstrate how GD&T can benefit manufacturing in addition to product design. He has worked with injection molds, casting, forging, stamping, machining, wire EDM and broaching, tool and die, jigs and fixtures, and special machines.

Roy is also experienced with inspection methods and instruments, including CMM’s. He was responsible for the approval of gage and CMM holding fixture design and build with several employers. Many product and supplier quality engineers have relied on Roy’s expertise when reviewing gages, fixtures, inspections methods, inspection plans, inspection reports, and GR&R studies. With this knowledge, Roy is able to clearly explain and demonstrate the capabilities and limitations of the various inspection instruments and methods available for each geometric tolerance when teaching the Fundamentals of GD&T for Inspectors, and the Functional Gaging and Measurement classes.

Because of his experience in product design, manufacture, and inspection, Roy understands the vital role that GD&T plays in achieving the goals of quality initiatives, such as Six Sigma. He understands the challenges that many companies face in their endeavors to achieve the highest possible quality at the lowest possible cost.

Roy has been teaching for Effective Training since 1991. He has an expert knowledge of the ASME Y14.5 Standard, related ASME standards, and ISO GPS standards. This expertise, combined with his work experience, gives him the unique ability to effectively teach all the classes that ETI offers.

Roy has also helped develop many of the training methods and materials used in several of the ETI courses, including:

  • Fundamentals of GD&T
  • Fundamentals of GD&T for Inspectors
  • GD&T for Manufacturing
  • Advanced Concepts of GD&T
  • Functional Gaging and Measurement
  • Applications of GD&T
  • Tolerance Stacks Using GD&T
  • Intro to Statistical Tolerance Stacks
  • ISO Geometrical Tolerancing Course
  • ISO Geometrical Tolerancing Reference Guide

As a full-time Dimensional Engineering Mentor and Instructor, Roy has taught hundreds of classes in many countries including Mexico, Puerto Rico, Canada, Poland, Czech Republic, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, and Australia. He has mentored many product designers, engineers, manufacturing and quality engineers, inspectors, and quality technicians in most industries. Many of his students have tested and received ASME GDTP certification. He is an active member of ASME.


Dan Meyers
ASME Senior Level Certified

roycrossDan has more than 38 years of experience in mechanical design as a drafter, designer, checker, and dimensional management mentor. He has in-depth knowledge of the ASME Y14.5M-1994 and ISO 1101 Standards, and over 20 years of experience with VisVSA 3D tolerance analysis.

Dan served as chairman of the Delphi Dimensional Management Team from 1999-2007. He led in the development of a comprehensive GD&T training program for Delphi Automotive and trained designers & engineers in Fundamentals & Advanced GD&T and Tolerance Stacks Using GD&T.

Dan also spent 5 years in nuclear reactor internals design, analyzing assembly variation and updating/optimizing GD&T specifications. He built a 3-course GD&T training program for Westinghouse Electric and trained 86 engineers and designers.

Dan has taught ETI's GD&T workshops for more than 15 years. He also served as one of the technical proofreaders for The Fundamentals of GD&T textbook and the Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing workbook.

As a full-time Dimensional Engineering Mentor, Dan brings his expert knowledge of the ASME Y14.5 and ISO Standards to ETI's entire workshop portfolio.


ETI Instructors


Jim Beary

ASME Senior Level Certified

bearyJim Beary holds both ASME Senior GDTP (Y14.5) and PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) Certifications. He attained Toastmasters International Competent Communicator status to enhance his training and instruction while completing his Bachelor’s degree at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale College of Engineering.

Jim has 20 years’ experience in the design, engineering, and project management of high complexity functional gages, fixtures, and automated inspection and measurement systems. Additionally, he has conducted 2D and 3D component and assembly tolerance stack up analysis using both Excel-based tools and solid model analysis software. He has conducted training nationally in companies ranging from regional tool and die shops to global and fortune 500 companies in the automotive, medical, oilfield services, defense, aerospace, heavy equipment, appliance, fire protection, and furniture industries.


Dan Carlson

ASME Technologist Level Certified

carlsonDan Carlson graduated from Michigan Technological University Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree. His background in automotive design includes checking, tolerance analysis, and supplier coordination using GD&T, giving him a solid grasp of the topic. Dan has been an adjunct instructor for Baker College and he has also operated his own engineering design firm. Mr. Carlson has been teaching since 1993.


William Caldwell
ASME Senior Level Certified

caldwellWilliam Caldwell holds the ASME Senior GDTP (Y14.5) Certification Designation. He is an active community college mechanical engineering instructor with more than twenty years of part-time teaching experience. He is a retired automotive executive having served as the Dimensional Analysis Manager and Divisional Design Manager for a major US auto manufacturer until he retired from a 30-year career.

William holds a Master of Science degree in Manufacturing Technology from Eastern Michigan University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. William has been a part-time instructor for Effective Training Inc. for more than twenty years.


Robert Charlton
ASQ Certified Quality Engineer

charltonBob Charlton has worked in Manufacturing Quality Assurance as a Quality Manager and Director for over twenty years. He holds a degree in Business Administration from Wayne State University and has a Journeyman's card as a Toolmaker.

Bob has been an adjunct faculty member at Macomb Community College since 1991. He teaches a variety of classes in Applied Technology subjects such as GD&T, SPC, Plastics Processing & Tooling, and Blueprint Reading.

Bob has used and interpreted GD&T his entire career in Quality Assurance, especially for concept and design checking fixtures for OEM automotive parts.

Brent Davis

ASME Senior Level Certified

davisBrent Davis is a Senior Design Engineer, GDT Representative for a major automotive company's Automatic Transmission Operations. He has over twenty years in automotive product design and automotive tooling design.

Brent is a support person on the ASME Y14.41 subcommittee and has a seat on the USCAR team that generates the addendum to the ASME Y14.5 Standard. He is also a member of his company's Engineering & CAD Drafting Standard Committee and helped define Y14.41 material before the standard was published. Brent has been an ETI instructor for over 10 years, teaching GD&T at all levels.

Charles (Don) Holder
ASME Senior Level Certified

holderDon Holder has over 33 years of Product Engineering experience at one of the world’s largest automobile corporations. His responsibilities have included detailing plus designing and checking automatic transmission component drawings. He has also held various leadership positions.


Dale MacPherson

ASME Senior Level Certified

macphersonDale MacPherson has over thirty years in automotive product design. He works for a major automotive company as a Senior Product Designer in Dimensional Engineering, providing GD&T consulting and training.

His work assignment also includes software testing and development for embedded GD&T tools. Areas of design experience include: manual transmission design, gear design, drive line component and system design and packaging, throttle control system and component design, shift control system and component design, clutch system and component design.

Dale is a member of his company's GD&T task team. He is also an Aircraft Special Interest Group tolerancing module Joint Application Development team member —an industry-wide team that directs software developers for embedded GD&T.

Dale is a registered university instructor for his company. He has an Associate's Degree in Tool Fixture and Die design, and a certificate in electro-mechanical engineering technology. He has been teaching courses in GD&T fundamentals, advanced concepts, and tolerance stacks since 1999. He has taught at major automotive suppliers in North America, Australia, and Asia.



Curt Pawloski
ASQ Certified Quality Engineer

pawloskiCurt Pawloski is a leading expert on GD&T, and he leverages many areas of expertise to provide an effective and engaging training experience. Since 1994, Curt has helped thousands of students improve their capabilities. Designers and engineers are able to create improved designs that meet standard requirements. Manufacturing, Quality, and Purchasing personnel are better able to interpret specifications to generate and analyze quality products.

Curt’s career began as a young man in high school, where he successfully competed in several engineering drawing, design, and fabrication contests sponsored by the SAE and other local professional organizations. While working on his engineering degree, Curt completed an apprenticeship as a machinist, learning to fabricate and analyze products using classical machining and measurement techniques.

As a degreed engineer, Curt led the design development and testing of complex manufacturing equipment, sharing in three patents for unique mechanisms and composite materials. As a former technical manager who holds an MBA, he understands the connections between process, cost and quality.

Curt teaches the following ETI courses:

  • Engineering Drawing Requirements
  • Fundamentals of GD&T (ASME Y14.5 1994 and 2009 standards)
  • Fundamentals of GD&T for Inspectors
  • GD&T for Manufacturing
  • Functional Gaging and Measurement
  • Advanced Concepts of GD&T
  • Applications of GD &T
  • Tolerance Stacks Using GD&T

Curt also trains and provides guidance in the correct use of DFMEAs, PFMEAs, DVP&R and APQP for SAE clients. In two instances, Curt helped large organizations avoid the imminent loss of quality certifications and important customers. He’s been a consultant and trainer on more than twenty quality tools, basic lean concepts, and lean implementation for all types of enterprises. Curt is also a skilled training developer, building objective-based programs that meet the technical skill needs of adult learners. His formal training in public speaking helps him to keep audiences interested and engaged while covering complex technical topics

Education, certifications and professional affiliations:.

  • B.S.ChE, University of Michigan
  • M.B.A., Wayne State University
  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) (Recertified June 2004, June 2007, June 2010 and June 2013)

Senior Member of the American Society for Quality (Past Saginaw Valley Section Member of the Year). Member of the Michigan Lean Consortium.

Curt is an Adjunct Faculty Member at several Universities and Colleges in Southeastern Michigan and South Carolina, and has developed and presented complex technical training programs in Latin America and Asia. .


Bert Siebold, Ph.D.
ASME Senior Level Certified


Carl Wargula

ASME Senior Level Certified GDTP GDTP S-0548

wargulaCarl has been involved with geometric dimensioning and tolerancing for more than forty years, first as a tool room machinist, then in quality assurance, and ultimately with engineering. He has been employed or contracted with firms ranging from aerospace, automotive, medical, and more. His background in GD&T encompasses part inspection to design and interpretation. His experience led him to employment with a contract engineering firm and community college work developing customized training programs for a variety of manufacturing firms and processes. He has the ability to make a complex topic understandable and relevant to the customer’s needs.

Carl has been teaching GD&T since 1980 and has also taught other industrial topics. His industrial experience ranges from Powertrain to Aerospace industries. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Wisconsin and is an ASME Senior Level Certified Professional. Carl has presented workshops throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and India. He is frequently called upon to assist in GD&T issues and questions. He has developed training materials and presented workshops in the following topics:

  • Engineering Drawing Interpretation
  • Fundamentals of GD&T for Inspectors
  • GD&T for Manufacturing
  • Advanced Concepts of GD&T
  • Applications of GD&T
  • Functional Gaging and Measurement
  • SPC for Manufacturing
  • Short-run SPC for Shops
  • Quality Improvement Techniques (TQM)

Carl is a former member of The Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the American Society for Quality. He is also an adjunct instructor/advisor for the Maricopa Community Colleges, the largest community college system in the U.S.


 



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