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7600 Parklawn Ave.
Suite No. 214
Edina, MN 55435
952-831-3136    Fax 952-831-3148
 
About CSSI

What does CSSI do?

CSSI provides CPM project scheduling, project claims analysis, and on-site project management services.

 

What benefits would a client realize by using CSSI’s services?

A client would have the benefit of an accurate, expandable project CPM schedule, prepared by an expert third party. This schedule would be evaluated/progressed on a regular basis, allowing the client to react to any project problems while they are still correctable. In the case of claims/change order analysis, the client would receive an objective, and detailed analysis of the actual impacts of the claim/change situations. CSSI would also assist the client in developing a valid, supportable claim based on the analysis. CSSI can also provide on-site representation or project management services for a client utilizing experienced CM personnel.

By using CSSI personnel as an extension of their existing project controls/management staff, a client can handle extraordinarily heavy short-term workloads, or unusual projects without having to expand their permanent staff levels. This use of CSSI on a temporary or occasional basis is very cost efficient for the client, because the experienced (42 years of combined construction experience) CSSI personnel can complete their assignments in less time, and produce a higher quality product, than would a less experienced in-house staff member.

 

What are the costs to the Client for CSSI’s services?

CSSI staff time can be billed on an hourly, daily or weekly basis, and all project related travel expenses are billed at cost. These rates are extremely competitive, and are somewhat flexible depending on the extent of the services provided.

 

Our full time staff consists of our President, John F. Walters, PMP and Peter R. Rosendahl, P.E. whose resumes follow:

 

JOHN F. WALTERS

 Project/Construction Management Consultant

 Forty years experience in project management, project scheduling, construction claims support, and  project engineering.

 EDUCATION
Michigan Technological University
Master of Science in Business Administration (MSBA) 1975
 Michigan Technological University
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) 1973

 PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

1..Certified PMP (Project Management Professional)
2. Engineer in Training, State of Michigan 1973
3.Member - American Society of Civil Engineers
4.Member - Project Management Institute
5.Member - Minnesota Construction Association
6.Member - Northern States Primavera Users Group

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

            CONSTRUCTION SUPPORT SERVICES, INC. - July 1997 to Present         St. Paul & Edina, MN

President - Provide construction scheduling, project management, and  construction claims support services to owners, engineers, and contractors.  CSSI has provided these sevices on projects ranging in size from $500,000 to $200,000,000, and has been involved in construction claims/litigation issues up to $8,000,000. 

            DELTA ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL - January 1997 to July 1997     North St. Paul, Minnesota
President/Chief Operations Officer - Directed the daily operations of a 50 to 60 person process design/engineering firm.

             DELTA ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL - 1996 to January 1997
 North St. Paul, Minnesota
Manager, Project/Construction Management Dept. - Provided project and construction management services to various industrial and commercial clients.

CONSTRUCTION SUPPORT SERVICES, INC. - 1989 to 1996 Minneapolis, Minnesota
 President - Started CSSI to provide construction scheduling, project management and construction claims support services to owners, design engineers, and contractors.
 Projects included medical facilities, wastewater treatment facilities, commercial   developments, manufacturing facilities, transportation facilities, and multi-family     housing projects. 

            PAUL A. LAURENCE CO. - 1981 to 1989
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Scheduling Manager - Developed CPM Schedules for all company projects averaging a total of $45,000,000 per year.  Developed and implemented    standard field project controls procedures.
These projects included water & wastewater treatment plants, power plants, and industrial facilities nationwide.

             CAMPBELL AND COMPANY - 1978 to 1981
Bloomington, Minnesota
Construction Management Consultant - Provided CPM schedules & claims analyses on over 15 projects including wastewater treatment plants, high rise commercial buildings, hydroelectric and highway projects. 

            FIRESTONE TIRE & RUBBER CO. - 1977 to 1978
Gastonia, North Carolina
Project Manager - Construction of a new warehouse/quality control complex at  the Gastonia Textile Facility.

             FIRESTONE TIRE & RUBBER CO. - 1974 to 1977
Akron, Ohio
Staff Engineer - Served in the corporate engineering group, and provided estimates/engineering/project management on a number of assignments at the     following Firestone facilities:
Salinas, California
Russellville, Arkansas
Toronto, Ontario
Akron, Ohio 

FIRESTONE TIRE & RUBBER CO. - 1973 to 1974
Des Moines, Iowa
Field Engineer - Served as field engineer on a major production expansion at the  Firestone truck/heavy equipment tire manufacturing plant in Des Moines.

 

 

Peter R. Rosendahl

5330 Washburn Avenue South

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55410

E-mail: peterrosendahlus@netscape.net

Phone: 612-924-9356

Cell: 952-261-4187

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER

Hands-on Multi-Talented engineering professional with the ability to design and direct the design development, implementation and support of manufacturing systems. Proficiency in the areas of product/process development of class I, II and III medical devices from inception through production. Specific expertise in problem solving, injection molded part and assembly design, Bio-Materials, material selection ranging from plastics to metals. Creative and intuitive engineer with the experience needed to make technical decisions and support others. Skilled in creating Product Requirements, Customer Specification, Test Protocols and documentation related to medical products and systems.

Professional Engineer (PE) License Number 24716, State Of Minnesota, Exp 6/14

Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering (BME) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Bachelors of Arts (BA) Major: Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Morris
 

Project Mechanical Engineer                            Construction Support Services

1/13 – Present                                                    Edina, Minnesota

Project Scheduling Consultant

  • Project Management and Project Scheduling for Construction Projects.
     

VA/VE Engineer, Contract Engineer                    Thermo King/Managed Staffing

6/12 – 12/12                                                          Bloomington, Minnesota

Manufacturer of Mobil HVAC Equipment

  • Value Analysis and Value Engineering for the cost reduction of existing products.


Senior Product Development Engineer               Nonin Medical Inc.

1/2006 – 11/2011                                                   Plymouth, Minnesota

Manufacturer of Pulse Oximetry Equipment and Sensors

  • Team leader in reestablishment of manufacturing of FetalSat®, a fetal scalp electrode with pulse oximeter combination. With a 40% increase in yield along with reduction in manufacturing costs.

  • Co-Designed and developed new design of FetalSAT® with a potential of 75% reduction in COGS.

  • Co-Designed and developed a new concept in pulse oximetery sensors which are inexpensive to manufacture, comfortable for the patient and longer lasting than present disposable sensors. A Patent # 8,326,392 has been issued

  • Conducted product testing comparing Nonin sensors to competition.

  • Team leader on product requirements, FMECA, design plans and risk mitigation for various products.

  • Established relationships with manufacturing vendors to produce new products in an efficient and cost effective manner.

 

Senior R&D Engineer                                          Vascular Solutions

3/2004 – 10/05                                                      Maple Grove, Minnesota

Manufacturer of Catheters, Vessel Sealing devices and Biologicals

  • Project leader and engineer for a family of pressure monitoring catheters.

  • Established and conducted all phases of product development which included Design Verification Testing, Design History File and Process Development and all related documentation.

  • Created and documented a method to transport frozen Thrombin.

  • Worked closely with all departments including Marketing, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing and Customers.

 

Senior Process Engineer                                       ev3 Inc.

3/2003 – 3/2004                                                     Plymouth/New Brighton,MN

Manufacturer of Stents and related endovascular devices

  • Designed and instituted the process to manufacture balloon catheters in house

  • Purchased and installed all the equipment required to manufacture balloon catheters for under $200,000

  • Set up the catheter line which manufactures 400 catheters per week with 95% yield.

  • Introduced laser processing to the catheter manufacturing process
     

Senior Product Development Engineer               Synovis Surgical Innovations

5/1999 – 1/2003                                                     St. Paul, Minnesota

Manufacturer of Bio-Materials and Disposable Surgical Tools

  • Designed an Intra Luminal Shunts for Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass which produced sales of $400,000 annually.

  • Developed a labeling system which decreased rejection rate from 90% to less than 1% producing a cost savings of $100,000 annually.

  • Revised sterilization process of Bio-Materials to reduce throughput time from 8 weeks to 1 week with a cost reduction of $1 million annually.
     

Mechanical Engineer                                     Erickson Ellison Associates

11/1997 – 4/1999                                             St. Paul, Minnesota

Consulting Engineering Firm for HVAC and Plumbing

  • Design the plumbing, heating, air conditioning and mechanical systems for commercial buildings.
     

Research and Development Engineer                 Omni-Tract Surgical

2/1995 – 11/1997                                                   Minneapolis, Minnesota

Manufacturer of Surgical Retractors

  • Designed and developed reusable retractor system for Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass which produced in excess of $1.5 million in sales.

  • Worked with vendors to provide alternative resources of part supply and manufacturing.

  • Successfully designed a self contained retractor system for small incision surgical access for which patent number 5,688,223 was issued.

  • Developed and documented all part and assemblies along with new manufacturing procedures and processes.
     

Advanced Product Development Engineer            Bio-Medical Dynamics

6/1990 – 1/1995                                                       Burnsville, Minnesota

Manufacturer of Disposable Pressure Infusors and Blood Pressure Cuffs

  • Developed a self inflating pressure infusor for emergency applications which would inflate to a predetermined pressure in 5 seconds.

  • Project and Team Leader for new product development and product improvements undertakings.

  • Managed product all phases of new product development which included design, documentation, manufacturing procedures and processes.
     

Skills

  • Ability to work independently and in cross-functional development teams.

  • Strong working knowledge of Mechanical Engineering principles.

  • Solid problem identification and solving.

  • Prototyping and testing of new product concepts.