Rick Bowman

Freelance Illustrator & Product Illustrator

Location:taylor, Michigan, United States
Phone: 313-759-4396
2 Skills
Technical Illustrator Specialist with Ford Motor Company for parlay of demonstrated organization with FPS, PVT, ERT’s, Launch teams in 19 Ford production facilities. communication liaison between manufacturing and operators to produce Quality builds while supporting all department new and current processes. To work with a variety of teams to develop Safety and Production “Best Practices”. Cartoonist of the year for 12 years Ford International Newsletters
Motivated, personable business professional with a Talent for quickly mastering technology and processes. Diplomatic and tactful with professionals and non-professionals at all levels. Accustomed to handling sensitive, confidential records. Demonstrated history of producing accurate, timely assembly documenets for all production processes on the plant floor, from Stamping to pre-delivery.
Flexible and versatile – able to maintain a sense of humor under pressure. Poised and competent with demonstrated ability to easily transcend cultural differences. Thrive in deadline-driven environments and a passion to resolve safety and production, AIMS related issues. Excellent team-building skills.
Skills Summary
Project Management
? VO Launch 2008/9 Escape-KCAP
? Total Visual support
? Safety communications
? Product Development
? Green Belt Certified
? Ford Production System Trained for Manufacturing
? Hazardous Communication
? Powertrain Feasibility for MFG. ENG.
? GPDS milestones ? Fluent Microsoft office
? Product Specialist advisor
? Training coordinator
? AIMS issue consultant
? Fit & Finish SRI Developer
? Global 8D Certified
? Lean Manufacturing
? WERS Basic Curriculum
? Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop
? BOM maintained
? Clay and CAD sketches for
SRI Craftsmanship. ? Professional photographer
? Front-Office Operations
? Professional Presentations
? 30 years experienced
? Innovator on processes
? Salaried Supervisor (WAP)
? QOS Training
? Visplus/Digital Buck
? Sharepoint user
? Body & Paint sealer/mastic illustrative reporting innovations

Certifications, Awards and Plant Innovations for Process Improvements
-President’s Health and Safety award for - Safety information Boards throughout Auto Alliance Manufacturing Plant. - Developed the Emergency Response Booklets for Auto Alliance Safety, Security and ERT’s
-“Best Practice" Developed Training of Illustrators and Program teams through Visual Aid Support procedures for handling all Launch Visual Factory.
- Customer Driven Quality Award for being a member of The Panther Team that revised and implemented a large cost reduction in the 1998 frame through part consolidation, modification and reporting.
- Assisted in developing and creating the "First" ever Weld Manual for the Dearborn Frame
Plant. The Manual identified, located and numbered each 3.5 inches of fusion welds, spot & projection welds from the Front crossmember to the entire frame.
-Awarded Body CAD Technical Achievement award for developing the first ever
Internal Fit and Finish reporting process and procedures and Standards.