RonalD A. WillderS

Journeyman Die Maker and Repairman

Over 20 Years Experience

51755 Washington

 New Baltimore, Michigan 48047

Phone (586) 725-1644



Macomb County Community College                           Warren, Michigan

n  4 Year Tool & Die Program which included theory and actual machine tool practices, blueprint reading, metallurgy, hands-on tool room machinery, lathe, Bridgeport, surface grinder, blancher grinder, radial and drill press.

Work experience


5/10 to 6/12               Dajaco Industries, Inc                         Chesterfield, MI

§  Sharpen and repair dies, troubleshoot in press.  Make new details from prints, make changes and re-record on prints.

1/06 to 7/08 (Laid Off)       Proto Gage                             Sterling Heights, MI

Die Repair

n  Worked on dies that produce safety parts for seatbelts and air bag containers.  Also track rails for GM, Ford, and Chrysler.  Press repairs and trouble shooting on progressive and line dies.


4/04 to 1/06                   Sigma Stamping                             Auburn Hills, MI

2nd Shift Tool Room Leader and Die Repair

n  Worked on Transmission Shells for Ford.  Torque Converters bowls and blades stamping and assembly.  Trans pans for GM, Trialing Arms, Brakes, and Crossmembers for Ford.  Both Prog & Transfer dies.


6/01 to 1/03 (Laid Off)  Veltri Metal Products           New Baltimore, MI

n  Working on trailer hitches, airbag components and metal stampings.  In charge of maintaining dies, rework and engineering changes, as needed.  Also design prints for new details and build them.  Work closely with assembly to ensure quality product for GM, Ford and TRW.


2/95 – 6/01                    Davis Tool & Engineering Co.              Detroit, MI

Team Leader and Die Repair

n  Team Leader working with Apprentices and Die Makers and Management to achieve goals set by Ford Motor Co.  Die Trouble Shooting and Engineering Changes. Working extensively with HMS Transfer Units. Also Deep Draw Dies, Oil Pans, Trans Pans and Valve Covers and Progressive & Line Dies.


5/92 – 2/95                   Radar Industries Inc.                          Roseville, MI

Leader and Die Repair

n  Tool and Die Troubleshooter; Die Press and Diagnosis Repairs. New dies created per engineering print specifications and changes.  Also Assistant Quality Control and Bridgeport Machine Grinding Technician.  Lathe and Radial Drill Press Operator.


8/83 – 12/91                  S.M. Products, Inc.                     New Baltimore, MI

Department Leader and Die Repair

n  Troubleshooter and Diagnosis, Revamp to Engineering Changes; Die Form Design Molds for Lead and Sheet Metal, Prototype Design Parts for Auto Manufacturing, Bridgeport Horizontal Mill, Shaper and Surface Grinding, Clausing Lathe, Radial Drill Press.