I love figuring out how to solve problems. Currently I solve problems by learning the regulations for offering an electric scooter in the US and in Europe. I also manage the workload for the CAD group at GenZe. In the past, solving problems involved studying a sheetmetal structure using finite element analysis to determine what motion of the structure was causing durability issues and then modifying the structure so it could withstand those stresses better. My favorite way to solve problems is writing scripts to solve a problem or simplify a task.
Barry St. Pierre
Ann Arbor, MI 48108 US
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering • May 1992
Thesis title: Effects of Observing Uncontrolled Degrees of Freedom on Active Vibration Isolation
For my thesis I setup a simple isolation system that consisted of a simply supported beam with an active mount at its center. The top of the active mount had another beam attached to it with an excitation at the opposite end. I measured the vertical acceleration and rotational acceleration below the mount. I had two control algorithms. One used just the vertical acceleration to control the active mount and the other used both the vertical acceleration and the rotational acceleration. The active mount only worked in the vertical direction. I found that observing the rotations helped reduce the amount of energy passed to the lower beam even though I could not control that degree of freedom.
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering • June 1985
I also completed a CAD/CAM option that consisted of electives concentrated in the areas of FEA, Computer graphics and manufacturing.
Certificate in Information Assurance • June 2008
Swift Programming and iOS Development Bootcamp • October 2016
Manager – Homologation and Engineering Services • March 2017 - Present
Senior Engineer • November 2012 - March 2017
Product Design Engineer • April 2002 - November 2012
Metrics Specialist • January 2000 – April 2002
Research Engineer • July 1999 – December 2000
Product Design Engineer • January 1998 – June 1999
Structural Engineer • July 1996 – January 1998
Mechanical Engineer • December 1994 – July 1996
(All duties performed onsite at Ford Motor Company):
Technology Leader, Development Tools • June 1994 - November 1994
Senior Engineer • November 1990 - June 1994
Mechanical Engineer • July 1985 - November 1990