Peter brings over thirty years of professional engineering, construction, and manufacturing experience achieving engineering, quality assurance, and manufacturing expertise including plant and building design and construction, electro-mechanical fluid control component and system expertise for Military, Aerospace, Nuclear Power, Industrial, Analytical Instrumentation and Clinical Instrumentation applications. Experienced public company Lead Independent Director that stimulates strategic planning, creative problem solving, and forensic engineering to Board oversight of risk management. Maritime expertise includes ocean sail and power, waterfront construction, and ship repair.
1/1/93 SCHKEEPER LLC, (Formerly Marpet Consultants, Inc.) Red Bank, New Jersey President. Professional Engineering Inspection and Investigative Engineering Services with emphasis on waterfront, historic, commercial, and industrial buildings. Comprehensive condition studies include Structural, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, and Property. Testing services are also provided. In addition Schkeeper LLC provides problem solving Management Consulting and Investigative Engineering services for individuals and companies including forensic engineering and expert testimony.
1972-1992 VALCOR ENGINEERING CORPORATION, Springfield, New Jersey Instrumental in the growth of this privately held engineering design and manufacturer of specialty electro-mechanical fluid control products, components and systems. Responsible for all plant management including design and construction from a simple machine shop operation to a state of art CNC manufacturing facility meeting the most stringent demands of Aircraft, Aerospace, and Nuclear Power specialty engineered product requirements. Directed engineering design reviews to solve issues concerning specifications, applicable codes, stress analysis, mechanical, electrical, fluid handling, qualification testing and manufacturability. Code and regulatory experience included ASME, BOCA, IEEE, Mil Spec, NASA, NRC, OSHA, Mil 9858A, ISO 9000, etc. Introduced computer technology for computer aided design and analysis. Supervised and developed engineers for all aspects of analysis, design, and manufacturing. Positions ranged from Plant Manager to Corp. V.P. and Division President.
1970-1972 MARPET CONSULTANTS INC., Somerville, New Jersey Consultant. Conducted engineering facility, productivity, site location, and organization improvement studies for clients. Implemented improvement programs, including a successful turnaround, for firms in electronic and scientific instrument manufacturing and automotive aftermarket distribution.
1966-1970 U.S. COAST GUARD, Yerba Buena Island Industrial Base, California. After completing USCG Officers Candidate School in 1967 (Class President) became Industrial Manager, military equivalent of Plant Manager, responsible for shipyard, building construction, and manufacturing operations at the base. Directed over 100 civilian and military personnel in ship repair, carpentry and construction, electronics, engine rebuilding, buoy repair and lighthouse automation. Completed tour of duty with rank of Lieutenant.
1966 BSIE, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey (Mechanical Engineering with Management Option) Graduate courses in engineering, accounting, finance and general management at University of California, Berkeley, and Rutgers. Regular attendance at NACD and KPMG seminars. Frequently taking courses for engineering, construction, and inspection, including structural, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing.
Lead Author of the book: The Smart Consumers Guide to Home Buying, published by Barrons March 2008
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Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) (1972, # GE 19632) New Jersey