Technology, manufacturing processes, technical sales and marketing topics, biological sciences, arts and literature, humor.
Technology and its effect on manufacturing and the economy, manufacturing processes, biological sciences, sales and marketing, architecture, wildlife illustration, art history, graphic arts.
Doug's Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering laid the foundation for problem solving, precision thinking, and appreciation for technical language used throughout his career as an engineer and technical sales leader. His technical background informs writing on a variety of topics related to product development, technical sales, manufacturing processes, and the marketing of engineered products and systems.
Doug earned a Master's Certificate in Strategic Leadership & Management to increase knowledge in strategic planning and key elements of corporate leadership.
Doug has leveraged knowledge of these topics in writing corporate mission and value statements, and defining corporate culture.
The MSA degree added business acumen and financial concepts to the foundation laid with the engineering degree.
Keen interest in the biological and physical sciences led Doug to pursue additional studies in organic chemistry, physics, physiology, and microbiology, leaving him only a few courses shy of an additional Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
Doug has experience writing technical papers, case studies, marketing materials, and other pieces based on an engineering and sales career that has touched a broad array of manufacturing processes, including metal stamping, injection molding, forging, aluminum extrusion, CNC machining, heat treatment, coatings, web converting, casting, among others.
Equipped with a deep knowledge of nuances and terminology specific to these processes, Doug can convey complex concepts in a way that is both understandable to the mildly curious and compelling to the expert.
As Director of Sales & Marketing for a manufacturer of engineered products for many years, Doug routinely writes web content and technical pieces used in marketing campaigns, including case studies, newsletters, eBulletins, and eBook content.
Doug extensive sales and marketing training and easy to comprehend writing style allows him to write in a way that is both intelligent and approachable.
A lifelong interest in science, particularly biological and physical sciences, has provided the impetus for Doug to research and write intelligently about the vast world around us.
Doug has a specific passion for nature and the diversity of organisms that inhabit our planet. He welcomes the opportunity to write on topics involving our natural world, conservation, wildlife habitat, climate issues, as well as biological and physiological topics affecting the well-being of humanity.
Doug's technical background, coupled with deep interest in how technology affects the human experience provides a basis for his writing on technology, old and new.
Doug enjoys writing about various manufacturing technologies, and advances that have created a competitive edge for companies that manufacture, market, and sell technical products.
Doug actively monitors emerging technologies that will impact our lives today and into the future. Specific technology markets of interest: Automotive, transportation, manufacturing, additive manufacturing, metals, plastics, lean manufacturing, medical devices, aerospace, and others.
Doug holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University, and has written on many technical subjects involving engineered products and the processes used to manufacture them.
Doug has many years of technical sales leadership experience with Fortune500 companies producing highly engineered products and systems. Highly trained in the most well-known and respected sales systems, Doug has directed sales activities for teams large and small.
Doug has written on topics of sales metrics, best practices, negotiation, and many others.
Doug has written and contributed to several eBook on technical topics related to manufacture of engineered products. Armed with a Mechanical Engineering Degree and exceptional technical writing ability, he is able to describe technical concepts in a way that can be understood by readers who may not have a strong background or experience on the topic.
Doug writes articles suitable for blogs or newsletters on topics of lifelong learning, self-help, job search tips, marketing, sales, manufacturing, technical topics, and many others.
Doug has years of experience developing case studies and other materials used as sales and marketing collateral, often related to technical engineered products. He has spent many years working with manufacturing organizations producing compelling stories of how clients have used products to improve financial performance and operational efficiency.
Doug writes web page content based on the client's preferred branding, voice, and tone. He has experience creating unique content for manufacturing companies who wish to promote their brands and products in an intelligent yet approachable style.
Doug has experience creating product and company brochures with a focus on the differentiators that resonate with astute customers across many industries. He is able to develop an impactful message, distilling content down to the most crucial and valuable information while avoiding sales cliches that are dismissed by discerning readers.