Fahmina Ahmed

Professional Experience

Warehouse Project Management
McMaster-Carr
July 2017-Present

Manage warehouse expansion initiatives through the engineering, procurement, and construction phases and transition these initiatives to the day to day operation

Define the scope, schedule, and budget of construction projects, negotiate vendor contracts, and assist in preparing RFQ and BOM documents

Implement and perform user acceptance testing of a new conveyer system that automatically sorts 70% of the branches daily order volume

Design the user experience of our HMI (human machine interface) and implement strong controls so that our mechanics can efficiently troubleshoot our hardware

Co-Founder & CTO
WESTIES & CO
October 2015-Present

Developed a scalable mass customization pipeline that repurposes dental technology to design fully custom jewelry

Lead, direct, and manage third party vendor partner relationships and ensure that every stage of production measures to our quality standards

Leverage 3D modeling scripts and CAD fabrication techniques to produce fine jewelry at half the cost of our competitors

Director of 3D Products
DOOB USA
September 2014-March 2016

Built a 5000 square foot 3D printing factory from scratch. Determined the optimal layout, production process, and division of labor

Recruited and managed a talented team of developers, mechanical engineers, designers and technicians to run our day to day operati

Prioritized projects and set bimonthly sprint goals which increased our production volume by 300% and reduced downtime by 50%

Oversaw all product development including new consumer products, internal 3D tools, and order tracking software

Designed a database system and standardized reporting for entire product lifecycle from point of sale, overseas manufacture, and domestic fulfillment

3D Printing Engineer
SHAPEWAYS
October 2013- September 2014

Developed software to automate production processes and provide technicians with visual tracking tools

Planned, managed and fulfilled a 250,000 unit order for Google

Trained 40 new employees to use 3D software and printers

Prototyping Intern
DILLER SCOFIDIO AND RENFRO
May 2012-September2012

Used simulation software to facilitate iterative design phase for architects

Fabricated architectural models using in house rapid prototyping tools

University Experience

Research Assistant
CENTER FOR VISION RESEARCH
September 2011- May 2013

Managed the design and fabrication of prototype headgear to help the visually impaired navigate space

Coordinated with in house and third party fabrication houses during all phases of the production schedule

Teaching Assistant
BROWN UNIVERSITY/
INSTITUTO DE IMPRESSA BUSINESS SCHOOL
September 2012- May 2013

Researched, designed, and implemented workshops geared toward teaching MBA students about the iterative design process

Encouraged design thinking and taught succesful mid-career businessmen about its applications in the business world

Monitor
BROWN MACHINE/WOOD SHOP
September 2011- May 2013

Proficient with all standard wood and metal working machines and saftey trained to supervise student use of these machines

BROWN UNIVERSITY DINING SERVICES
September 2009- May 2013

I spent my work study as a Manager at a student run dining cafe and as a bakers assistant in the industrial bakery that supplied the campus. This experience was formative in learning about both industrial manufacturing operations and managing employees

Education

Bachelor of Arts (Honors)
Architectural Studies and Visual Art
GPA 3.7
BROWN UNIVERSITY
September 2009-May 2013
Select MArch Studios
Computational Architecture, Rapid Prototyping, Design Priciples
RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN
September 2010-May 2012

Skills

Process Development, Documentation, and Optimization
Vendor Relationships and Cost Monitoring
Prioritization and KPI Tracking
Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Design for Manufacturability, Mass Customization
OPERATIONS
Pivotal Tracker, GitHub, Asana, Trello
PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
Python, Ruby on Rails, Office Macros/VBA, G-code, PLC, MySQL
LANGUAGES
Adobe Creative Cloud, Rhinoceros 5, SolidWorks, Magics, NetFabb,
Splunk, Arena, Sim3D, CATIA
CAD & SIMULATION

Press

RACKED Westies & Co product featured on Racked
BUSHWICK DAILY HERALD Fahmina represents Westies & Co at the internet black market
FORBES Fahmina gives journalist a look into the Doob 3D printing factory
SHAPEWAYS Interview at Shapeways Live
BROWN DAILY HERALD Senior thesis displayed in Brown physics department