Jay P. Marsh

Position: Principal Engineer


1994 BSE, Mechanical Emphasis
Mercer University
, Macon, Georgia.

2004 MSME
California Poytechnic Institute, Pomona, California.


Principal Engineer - June 2003 to Present

Advanced Projects Research, Incorporated, La Verne, California.

Provide technical guidance and leadership on APRI’s pulsed combustion activities, optical based diagnostic instruments, and other sub-system level projects. Work as lead systems engineer on many of the programs within the organization, and provide systems engineering guidance to other program leaders as required. Establish and maintain working relationships with vendors and suppliers to insure timely delivery of quality products in support of all engineering procurement. Assist with the development of corporate policy and procedures including long term corporate vision, strategy, and product market. Contribute to personnel resource activities by working with head-hunters and recruiters to acquire new employees and perform employee evaluations and performance reviews as required.

Senior Engineer - May 2001 to June 2003

Advanced Projects Research, Incorporated, La Verne, California.

Provided Engineering Group Lead responsible for day to day activities of engineering design group including project definition, project assignments and scheduling for all projects.  Regularly contributed to the technical content of APRI’s proposal writing efforts and supported the cost estimating efforts for System Administrator for Pro-Engineer CAD system including Pro-Mechanica and Flex-LM implementation. Performed initial trial run of Pro-Intralink to determine suitability for document control with APRI’s engineering configuration system. Project Manager for Single Cycle Simulator for Pulse combustion flow apparatus. As Configuration Manager for engineering documentation, expanded the document numbering system to include capacity for specifications, manufacturing and assembly documents, testing documents and software. Guided operations manager in the development of a policy and procedure configuration management system.

Engineer - February 1997 to May 2001

Advanced Projects Research, Incorporated, La Verne, California.

Responsible for all mechanical, electro-mechanical, electronics packaging, opto-mechanical, plumbing, harness and thermal systems design for a variety of proprietary research and development systems ranging from small to medium scale pulsed combustion devices, high precision laser diagnostic instruments, low-cost turbo-machinery, and advanced combustion flame holders. Other activities included the identification and integration of mechanical design methods and tools for all projects and the document configuration management of engineering operating procedures.

Design Engineer - June 1995 to February 1997

Honda R&D North America, Inc., Raymond, Ohio.

Primary responsibilities focused on the design and development of electrical and electro-mechanical systems for mass production Honda and Acura automobiles. Served as the post-planning-stage systems engineer for the advanced electronic features of a full model change effort for the '99 Acura TL. Other responsibilities included the continuous development of new software tools and design techniques to enhance team productivity for the electrical systems group.

Systems Engineer - July 1994 to June 1995

U.S. Electricar, Santa Rosa, California.

Responsible for energy storage sub-system design and optimization, including traction batteries, chargers, and battery energy management systems for conversion electric and hybrid-electric vehicles. Other responsibilities included drive system analysis, characterization and trade studies for electric vehicles, engineering process development, auxiliary sub-system development and systems integration. Several engineering analysis tools were developed to assist with optimization of platform architecture, including an electric and hybrid-electric simulation code.

Intern, Assistant Research Engineer - July 1993 to June 1994

Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC), Warner Robbins, Georgia.

Contributed to the reverse engineering, data collection, and surface modeling of an aircraft engine cowling. Performed data mining for the validation of an FEA model for F-15 wings. Wrote safety critical parts testing specifications. Performed CAD layout and engineering documentation of robotics development and tool designs.

Mechanical Design Manager - November 1992 to June 1994

Mercer University Solar Vehicle Projects, Macon, Georgia.

Supervised a team of 20 mechanical engineering students through the design, development, documentation, and fabrication of a solar powered vehicle for competition in Sunrayce '93. This activity included the validation testing and the mechanical design support along the race course. Responsibilities also included the design of the vehicle body contours and integral rear drive suspension system, and design configuration advisement for the second generation vehicle.

Rear Suspension and Integral Drive Train Group Leader - November 1992 to June 1994

Mercer University, School of Engineering, Macon, Georgia.

Leader of a design group responsible for the design and analysis of an integrated drive and suspension system for the second generation vehicle. Group completed conceptualizing, trade studies, preliminary design, finite element analysis, performance durability modeling and analysis, solid modeling, final design and complete production drawings within 6 months schedule.

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Society of Metals 2002 to Present
Member, Society of Automotive Engineers 1996 to Present

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