Summary / Career Objective

Successful product development is a high-intensity sport. I love designing products and solving customers’ tough problems with great teams — driving innovation and beating my competitors to market with creative new products. Customer-focused engineering enables agile, successful product introductions; I have a proven record of successfully leading cross-functional teams to drive on-time, under-budget product launches.

I just completed both an M.S. & MBA to stack on top of my industry experience, further accelerating those development cycles in dynamic markets. While I’m very happy with my current role, I’m always willing to talk about an amazing opportunity to transform an engineering organization. Specific expertise includes:

Technology roadmap development

International leadership experience

Lean 6 Sigma integration

Project / Program Management

Confident presentation style

Strategic market development

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Professional Experience

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2013 — Present

Eaton’s B-Line

Director of Engineering, Enclosures: Industry leader in Electrical Enclosures, Metering, and Rack & Runway products.

Organize and lead the New Product Design (NPD) engineering, Engineer-to-Order (ETO), and Product Cost Reduction (VA/VE) functions to meet long-term business objectives.

  • Leads five domestic and international engineering departments controlling three product lines; responsible for all new product releases, cost-out activity, and sustaining engineering to support manufacturing.
  • Overhauled Engineer-to-Order process with standardized Six Sigma methods:
    • Reduced leadtime by 55%
    • Increased sales 36% YOY to $4M in 2015
    • Implemented quality gating system, improving first-time yields by 28%
  • VA/VE material-reduction project leader — demonstrated history of aggressive cost-out philosophy:
    • $500K incremental bottom-line decrease in 2015
    • $750K in 2016
    • $920K in 2017
  • NPD champion, grew vitality sales ($35M sales, 29% growth) across four product lines.
  • Define multigenerational product roadmaps for evolution of decades-old consumer lines.
  • Executed DFM (Design-for-Manufacture) project to reduce 20% material and 40% labor cost on a $4M flagship line. 3 patents resulting from project in process.
  • Developed and implemented tiered engineering career path ladders, succession plans, development plans, and organizational capability assessments.
Products launched during Eaton tenure, Engineering Director
  • HDNR
  • BLR
  • LE
  • CMP
  • MCT
  • ETO (Engineered To Order) Enclosures
Eaton Logo
2012 — 2013

Eaton’s B-Line

Value Engineering Manager, Program Manager: Electrical Support Systems and Cable Tray leader.

Spearheaded material reduction projects with Supply Chain, Operations, Engineering, and Product Managers.

  • Established VA/VE team; implemented a change-based culture to long-dormant product lines.
  • Strategic oversight for $4.0M (3% COGS) annual reduction across seven production sites.
  • Lean 6 Sigma integration; reduced COGS 1.5% through labor efficiencies without sacrificing quality or leadtime.
  • Organized and presented financial projections models to Executive staff.
  • Key transition member during M&A process (my original employer, Cooper Industries was acquired by Eaton in 2013). Partnered with technical leads in other divisions to identify $2.4M in synergy cost-out projects.
  • Chaired action committee to evaluate low-performing manufacturing sites; performed deep-dive analysis to find inefficiencies. Average annual savings of $350K per location.
Products launched during Eaton tenure, Engineering Manager
  • RCM
  • FIP
  • Cable Tray
  • BB216
  • J-Hooks
  • Sheet Utilization
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2003 — 2012

Emerson Regulator Technologies

Senior Design Engineer: International leader in Oil and Gas high-accuracy pressure control.

Design lead for a global project team, responsible for consolidating pressure regulator products obtained through acquisitions with legacy products to form a unified platform for the Oil and Gas industry.

  • Executed 6 year initiative to reorganize product architecture for mid-tier platform.
  • Formulated the design and intellectual property (IP) process for new products resulting in 14 patents awarded.
  • Converted legacy offerings from 20 disparate designs to unified portfolio with 6 high-margin designs
    • $21M increase in globally served markets
    • 63% supplier reduction
    • 54% component reduction
  • Led two Chinese design teams; mentoring, managing deliverables, driving consistent vision.
  • Performed complex FEA (Finite Element Analysis); eliminated tooling revisions, reduced time-to-market.
  • Presented product concepts in Design Reviews with peers, suppliers, and Executive leadership.
  • Verified new product releases with statistically controlled Pilot Runs; confirming sustainability.
Products designed during Emerson tenure, Lead Engineer
  • CS400
  • CP200
  • CSB404
  • CS403
  • CP404
  • CP403
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2002 — 2003

Molex HPC

Design Engineer: Global leader of electric interconnector components.

Outsourced several flagship product lines to off-shore assembly houses. Responsible for the transfer of all processes, intellectual property, and on-site qualification of all manufacturing methods.

Implemented fail-safe methods to meet customer’s stringent expectations for aesthetics and quality.

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1999 — 2002

Alcatel USA

Associate Design Engineer / Co-op Engineer: Global telecommunications company.

Responsible for designing circuit board assembly tooling; reduced both cycle time and handling defects.

Business models are too important to be left to the suits. If Engineers are going to make the best of their ideas, they must help develop that business model.

Henry Chesbrough, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business


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2015 — 2017
University of Texas at Dallas
M.S. & MBA, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

UTD ranked #19 in Princeton Review for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in 2017!

UTD Campus
SMU Logo
1997 — 2002
Southern Methodist University
BS in Mechanical Engineering

Minors: Computer Science / Mathematics

SMU Campus


What started as an MBA team project is rapidly becoming a really viable business — txpertise validates IT certifications. txpertise makes it easier for IT professionals to display their validated certifications on a profile they can share with hiring managers and recruiters.

txpertise: Pitching

We’ve been relatively successful at local business events and university competitions (finalist at BIC and PinkTank, 3rd place at QuickPitch) — honing and crafting our message.

txpertise: Prototyping

6 months of long nights of iterating between whiteboard sketches, code mockups, user feedback, and fine-tuning.

txpertise: Product

Launched in Late 2017, we’re getting traction and amazing feedback from our first users. Continuing to add certifications and services!

Team Mevius

I always try to remember to emphasize the effect that my family has on my professional life — from providing emotional support when I went back to school, understanding that I’ll miss swim lessons while I’m on a business trip, or the occasional late nights at the office.

They enable me to pursue my professional passions. Also, they’re awesome…

Jason Mevius - Husband / Father


I enjoy cooking, missing golf putts, and making the perfect Old Fashioned.

In 2017, I finally learned how to successfully complete a Rubik’s Cube.

Jessica Mevius - Wife / Mother


We’ve been married since 2004 and things keep getting better. She’s a Pediatric Occupational Therapist and an inspirational wife & mother.

William Mevius - Son


Growing faster every day, learning more and more. We have (constant) light saber battles, enjoy cheeseburgers, and love to be silly.

Elvis Mevius - Dog


Chocolate Lab that’s been family since he was a puppy. He loves taking naps, his stuffed animals, and pizza crusts.

Contact Me

I’m incredibly engaged and fulfilled with my career, but am always willing to chat about interesting opportunities.