Robert DeBole

Robert DeBole

Product Development Engineer, Founder Debow LLC

United States
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

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Robert DeBole's Overview

  • Product Development Engineer, Founder at Debow LLC

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Robert DeBole's Experience

Product Development Engineer, Founder

Debow LLC

January 2011Present (3 years 9 months)

• Designed, optimized and refined power transmission and clutch components
• Performed FEA analysis on components/assemblies and designed improvements
• Applied mathematical formulas to critical geometries and programmed Excel algorithms
• Performed design validation and design for manufacture
• Coordinated with vendors, planned materials, created BOMs, managed project budgets
• Created improvements to prior art deficiencies, utilized continuous improvement processes in both design and manufacture
• Operated machine tools, implemented hands-on prototype production and assembly, outsourced custom parts for rapid prototyping
• Drafted patent drawings and documents, filed for provisional and utility patents
• Researched intellectual property assignments and prior art, made design decisions and business decisions accordingly
• Made sales presentations, preformed strategic planning for new product integration, sales and marketing strategies, and new product introductions per unique client specifications

Applications Engineer

Nederman LLC

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Mechanical or Industrial Engineering industry

April 2012August 2013 (1 year 5 months) Thomasville, NC

• Performed dual role as project manager and inside applications engineer for large scale industrial ventilation systems
• Created system layouts, planned materials and equipment and estimated cost
• Drafted project proposals and provided support to project engineers and salespeople
• Coordinated efforts between customers, vendors, manufacturers, installers, riggers and project team members to meet project goals and deadlines
• Managed full scale engineering projects from initial design to final implementation
• Met and exceeded customer expectations
• Primary focuses were heavy steel/welding applications, explosive dust collection, explosion suppression systems, and NFPA & ATEX guidelines

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; TKR; Mechanical or Industrial Engineering industry

20092009 (less than a year) Anderson, SC

• Streamlined production processes, made computer drawings of machine parts
• Assisted engineers with projects, aided in design of new machine for precision measurements of Cone ODs.
• Wrote operating instructions for factory workers using lean manufacturing principles
• Focus was on OD and ID grinders, lasers and robotics used in Tapered Roller Bearing production for use in aircraft landing gear and mining equipment. Also worked on quality control machines used for ultra-sonic testing and harmonic testing.



Sole Proprietorship; 1-10 employees; Arts and Crafts industry

September 1987January 2008 (20 years 5 months) Anywhere

Robert DeBole's Skills & Expertise

  1. Engineering
  2. R&D
  3. Project Management
  4. Project Planning
  5. Mathematics
  6. Entrepreneurship
  7. Problem Solving
  8. Fine Art
  9. VBA
  10. Intellectual Property
  11. Finite Element Analysis
  12. Mechanical Product Design
  13. Systems Engineering
  14. Patent Applications
  15. Strategic Planning
  16. Design for Manufacturing
  17. Geometric Design

Robert DeBole's Test Scores

  • SAT

    • September 2005
    • Score: 1500

    800 Math, 700 Verbal

Robert DeBole's Education

North Carolina State University

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Mechanical Engineering


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