William Clark Hardin, Jr., P.E.

110 E Center St #2034                                                                                                            bill@whardin.com

Madison, SD 57042                                                                                                               Cell: (704) 616-8716





Fifty years of professional experience, with significant and recent experience in executive and senior staff positions.  Diverse experience and broad skill set.  Long and continuous track record of success.   Hands-on and P&L responsibility.   Proven ability to either sustain an organization or turn one around.  Named on twenty-seven patents.     




MBA, 1992, University Of North Carolina at Charlotte, with a 3.8 overall grade point average.  BS Mechanical Engineering, 1971, Georgia Institute Of Technology, with a 3.6 grade point average in major courses.  Deans special mention.  Continuing education units in ASME Pressure Vessel Code Requirements, AutoCAD, AutoDesk Inventor, Casting Technology, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Computer Programming, Engineering Management, FDA Good Manufacturing Practices, FDA Medical Device Reporting, Fluidics, Flexible Manufacturing Strategies, Just In Time Manufacturing Strategies, Lean Manufacturing, M2M ERP, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word, MRPII, Peachtree Accounting, Powerway Software, Product Liability Laws, Pro-Engineer Designer, ProModel Simulation, Single Minute Exchange of Dies, Six-Sigma, Statistical Process Control/Statistical Quality Control, Steam Valve and Trap Sizing and Selection, Supervisory Development, Taguchi Experimentation Methodologies, Textile Science, Technical Service Management, Radiation Safety, ISO 9000, and Quality Function Deployment.




Current       Owner and principal of William Hardin & Associates, a professional services organization offering engineering, accounting, and computer services to small and medium sized businesses.


5/97 to 7/05 Vice President / Engineering / Finance / IT / Purchasing / Materials / Personnel / Internal Business Consultant.   Belmont Textile Machinery Company, Mount Holly, NC.


Managed an Engineering staff of eight full time and five contract Engineers, a Technical Service staff of five, a Purchasing staff of two, a Materials Department of five, and a Personnel staff of one.   Personally performed the duties of finance, IT, and Design Engineering.


Developed a Computer Network and trained personnel throughout the organization.  Setup Internet connectivity, internal and external email capability and company web site.  Managed a corporate re-engineering process.  Selected and managed the implementation of an ERP (Made2Manage) software and developed corporate operation procedures and trained personnel. Designed and developed multiple large industrial servo controlled machines and devices, several of which received patents.


2/92 to 2/97       Director of Engineering.  Tubular Textile Machinery Company, Lexington, NC.


Managed a twenty-seven member design engineering department


Introduced concepts of project planning, scheduling and budgeting.  Introduced Design For Producibility, Taguchi statistical experimentation process and QFD training.  Integrated CAD with MIS system.  Developed computer LAN for engineering department.  Computerized engineering


records.  Introduced Pro-Engineering CAD stations.  Developed new product development procedures.  Introduced Technical Bulletins, Design Manual, Drafting Manual and Test Reports.

Served as Radiation Safety Officer.  Decreased Engineering lead-time by 50%.  Decreased Engineering errors by 90%.  Improved the number of projects released complete from 17% to 100%.  Doubled Engineering productivity.  Received four patents.  Introduced new machine drive technology, which was featured in Machine Design Magazine.  Developed literature, computer graphics and computer selection software to assist the Sales department.  Member of Customer Diagnostics team, which analyzed customer operations as a sales tool.  Participated in redesigning the manufacturing strategy, which resulted in a 500% increase in shipments with no additional personnel, 80% reduction in inventory, and lead-time reduction from 6 months to 8 weeks and on time shipment improvement from 30% to 100%.  Participated on team that integrated SAP ERP software on mainframe.


10/90 to 1/92          Senior Vice President for Manufacturing Operations.  Transworld X-Ray Corporation, Charlotte,



Managed manufacturing and materials planning functions for this manufacturer of X-Ray equipment.


Introduced labor standards and reporting system, maintenance program, inventory control system, employee involvement and suggestion program, safety program and various employee-training programs.  Automated printed circuit board manufacturing methods, painting process and CNC programming methods.  Developed Maintenance, QA. and Regulatory Affairs departments.  Increased productivity 20% and Shipments 40%.  Reduced inventory 25%.  Eliminated customer back orders.  Reduced warranty claims 38%.


6/76 to 10/90             Director of Professional Services.  The Pelton & Crane Company, Charlotte, NC.


Managed multiple departments including R&D, Product Improvement Engineering,  Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, CNC Programming, Maintenance, Plant & Facilities Engineering, Tool & Die, Parts & Repair, Publications Department & Print Shop, Customer Service, Technical Service, and Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs.


Developed software validation program, which was approved by the FDA.  Implemented CAD/CAM technology.  Participated on team that integrated Scientific-America ERP software on mainframe computer.  Improved bill-of-material accuracy from 90% to 98%. Improved order entry accuracy from 70% to 95%.  Reduced customer telephone wait time from three minutes to twenty seconds.  Reduced warranty repair time from fifteen days to five days.  Improved product development procedures and developed a design for producibility program.  Instituted tooling standardization and quick setup program.  Introduced Statistical Process Control / Statistical Quality Control concepts to shop personnel.  Responsible for regulatory agency approval and compliance including FDA, UL, CSA, IEC, VDE, ADA, ASME, ETL, OSHA, and EPA.  Designated as expert witness in all product liability lawsuits. 


3/74 to 6/76             Research & Development Manager.  Den-Tal-Ez Manufacturing Company, Bay Minette, AL.


Managed an eighteen-member Engineering department in the development of new dental equipment products. 


Part of team that started-up the manufacturing facility and hired and trained the work force.  Expanded product line through design and innovation, achieving annual sales growth from $20M to $60M in a two-year period.


3/72 to 3/74             Project Engineer.  Young Engineering, Spartanburg, SC.


Designed industrial machinery and improved manufacturing processes for clients.


My productivity was 250% of norm.  Completed all projects under budget, ahead of schedule, and with complete customer satisfaction.  Developed initial product line and founded sister company (Tandamatic) which eventually eclipsed the parent company in value.


3/71 to 3/72             Design Engineer.  Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company.


Performed engineering calculations for piping on naval ships to ASME and military specifications.


Author of a comprehensive report on "Corrosion of Nickel-Aluminum-Bronze in Sea Water Service" which received a special commendation letter from Admiral Rickover.  On my initiative, I performed liaison duties between the Engineering and Computer departments, trained engineers to use the computer in place of manual calculations and wrote the required software.  As a result, the department of ten engineers completed a projected seven-year backlog of work in six months.    


6/64 to 3/71             Draftsman.  Scientific-Atlanta, Doraville, GA


Designed telemetry systems, which were sold to NASA.


Managed projects in excess of $1M.  Broad mechanical and electrical manufacturing experience.  Complied with military standards and military procurement processes.  Held “Secret” security clearance.




Registered Professional Engineer in the states of North Carolina, Alabama and South Carolina.  Member of ASME, ASQC, SAE and Beta Gamma Sigma (business honor society).