John Richter

Mr. John Richter

Clinical Faculty

308 Hughes Hall


  • Ph.D. Candidate & Research of Film Cooling of Gas Turbine Blades
    Clemson University
    Clemson, SC
    Aug. 1994–Mar. 1995
  • M.E., Mechanical Engineering
    University of Dayton
    Dayton, OH
    Aug. 1994
    GPA 3.5
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering
    University of Dayton
    Dayton, OH
    May 1994
    GPA 3.46

Professional Experience

  • Miami University, Oxford, OH
    MME Instructor—August 2014–Present
    1. Taught MME 102 Introduction to Engineering, MME 341 Engineering Economics, MME 334 Statistical Quality Control, MME 434 Manufacturing Design, and MME 435 Manufacturing Competitiveness.
    2. Responsible for Force-Add Procedure and execution.
    3. Responsible for Schedule analysis and creation
    4. Leading a team of 22 students on a study abroad program to Monterrey, Mexico.
    5. Volunteered to develop Six Sigma Certification Program which consists of the fall class MME 470C which is available to both business majors and engineers
  • Kaivac, Inc., Hamilton, OH
    Technical Director—Nov. 2006–Aug. 2014
    1. Responsible for all of research and development activities, project management, and quality management, within the organizations including building and directing the Engineering Team. Hired 2 key designers and fired 3 under-performers. Implemented Lean and Six Sigma practices for product and process optimization.
    2. Introduced and developed injection molding competency within the organization.
    3. Drove activity to purchase and implement 3D Printer (Eden250 by Objet) with 4 years of experience in using for project and product optimization
    4. Have shared inventorship on 7 patents
    5. Assisted with the implementation of 5-axis CNC machine
    6. Conducted cleaning research and presented the following papers: High Fluid Flow Extraction Chemical Free Cleaning & Real World Data (2011 CIRI Symposium), Comparing Cleaning Methods in Restrooms (2007 CIRI Symposium).
  • Schneider Electric (Square D) Company, Oxford, OH
    Design Engineering Manager—Nov. 2005–Nov. 2006
    1. Asked to take over floundering $20M Busway Project and had to lead in the midst of adversity.
    2. Responsible for over 20 engineers and designers located in both Oxford and Monterrey, Mexico.
    Staff Thermal Engineer—July 1999–Nov. 2005
    1. Responsible for leading and driving the use of thermal simulation into all of the North American Design Centers. Activities consisted of conducting thermal simulations, training of design engineers, and presentation of results at national analytics symposia.
  • Schneider Electric (Square D) Company, Seneca, SC
    Senior Thermal Engineer—July 1996–July 1999
    1. Responsible for leading and driving the use of thermal simulation into at the Motor Control Design Center. Activities consisted of conducting thermal simulations, training of design engineers, and presentation of results at national analytics symposia. Received patent for the development of a thermal management system for the enclosure of multiple AC Drives
    Design Engineer—March 1995–July 1996
    1. Responsible for quick hit product modifications to reduce labor and improve product quality


  • US Patent No. 6,504,714 "Multi-Level Thermal Management System and Method" at Square D Company (Schneider Electric)
  • US Patent No. 8,544,141 "Cleaning Cart Systems" at Kaivac, Inc.

Special Training

  • Six Sigma Green Belt Training at Square D Company
  • Project Management, Lean New Product Development, General Leadership Courses

Collegiate Honors & Activities

  • 1989–1994 University of Dayton Varsity Basketball, Co-captain 1993 & 1994
  • 1993 MCC Academic All-American, 1992 &amp 1993 John L. MacBeth Scholar Athlete

Other Information

  • Have worked with and used Objet Eden250 Polyjet 3D printer for last 5 years with experience in using for design optimization including: rapid prototyping, scale modeling, scale model testing, form and fit analysis, manufacturing fixtures, quality control gauges and fixtures, and production parts.
  • Computer Skills—ANSYS 5.3 FEA, Flotherm (CFD), Icepak (CFD), Maxwell (electromagnetic), Pro­E, Inventor, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Project, Fortran programming, Excel programming.
  • Experience in creating calculators for design engineers (have created 5).
  • Skills in preparing and giving training presentations on basic thermal physics to design engineers (have created and given 7 via Netmeeting).
  • Experience and knowledge in the area of effectively using simulation tools within the design process to minimize development time and cost.
  • Experience and skill in the area of training others in effectively using simulation for design engineering.