Helicopter Pilot License
My journey towards becoming a helicopter pilot.
Welcome to my personal portfolio! I’m glad you’re here. Here you’ll find some of my recent projects and a few of my professional accomplishments. Feel free to click around.
I began studying Package Engineering over 6 years ago at Michigan State University where I learned quickly that packaging involved a little more than corrugated board and tape. What originally drew me to packaging was the vital role it played in society. I was intrigued by its immense attention to detail and how decisions made by packaging engineers were almost always unidentified by the end consumer. After accepting a position as the first Packaging Engineer at Envases Ohio, I quickly grew and found myself expanding into other departments. In the spring of 2020, I was promoted to Engineering Project Manager at E.O.
When I’m not working, I’m still working – or at least messing around with something. It is rare to find me not preoccupied with something that has piqued my interest. I’m currently the founder and developer of Pixsle – a mobile application that allows photographers to deliver photos directly to their clients using facial recognition algorithms. Pixsle has been in development for over 4 years and finally hit the Android and iOS app stores in early August 2019. Along with Pixsle, I also enjoy flying helicopters. I’m currently pursuing my private pilot’s license for the Robinson R44 Helicopter. To unwind, I enjoy playing guitar. I currently play a nylon classical acoustic guitar, studying finger-style melodies. Last but not least, I enjoy working out at the gym. Every day I find a way to move!
I am currently employed at Envases Ohio LLC, a sister company of Envases Universales, as the Engineering Project Manager. Before full-time at Envases, I worked for Michigan State University as an Undergraduate Researcher for Plastic Food Packaging. I also have previous experience as a Packaging Engineer Co-op working for Sherwin-Williams where I was mentored alongside three great packaging engineers.
I welcome any connection whether it be a colleague, manager, or passionate person, so please feel free to contact me.
• Coordinate the implementation of new manufacturing lines dedicated to the production of 211, 214, 307, and 404 size cans.
• Reduce SKU's and increase the performance of UN rated packages.
• Qualify new suppliers, increasing profitability, throughput, and contingency plan alternatives.
• Develop and oversee all packaging designs/redesigns including technical drawings, packaging specifications and artwork/labeling.
• Ensure regulatory compliance according to CFR 49 and United Nations (UN) certification process.
• Involved in implementing crater prevention systems guaranteeing a silicone free product and facility.
• Intimately involved in quality processes including the development of quality management systems (QMS), root cause analysis, and the creation of corrective action reports.
• Wrote work instructions and standard operation procedures (SOP’s) for eventual ISO 9001:2015 certification.
• Developed in-depth packaging specifications ensuring document control, spec sustainability, and the overall accuracy of all products produced.
Professional Photography for the average event goer.
Pixsle is a mobile application for Android and iOS devices that allows photographers to deliver photos in real-time directly to their clients’ mobile devices using facial recognition.
Pixsle App has two versions: Photographer and Client. Similar to popular models such as Uber, where two separate applications work in tandem (i.e. a driver and passenger), Pixsle features a Photographer and Client application that combine to form one cohesive entity. Photographs are captured by the photographer on a DSLR camera, the photo is then forwarded to the Photographer Pixsle app and, through facial recognition, delivered to the end Client app. Simply put, a photo is captured on a professional camera and sent directly to the client in less than 10 seconds.
As a Undergrad Researcher I:
• Researched a new bio-based antimicrobial package material designed to extend the shelf life of perishable produce.
• Set up minimum inhibitory concentration studies to determine fugal resistance.
• Utilized a gas chromatography to analyze foam release kinetics. Analyzed foam physical characteristics using image processing software.
As a Packaging Engineer I:
• Wrote a new package quality report on the SAP database drastically improving retrieval time of package quality metrics.
• Coordinated with procurement and suppliers to input and maintain package specifications. Performed comparative study for multiple package designs.
• Developed package testing procedures ensuring proper compatibility between package and product.
• Tested a new iteration of pail package design and administered flow through current lines.
As a Warehouse Manager I:
• Coordinated hundreds of daily shipments.
• Organized 25,000 products on online database.
• Developed and maintained relationships with customers and suppliers.
• Requisitioned and organized store merchandise to optimize warehouse space.
Outside of work I enjoy playing acoustic guitar, building websites, working out in the gym, kayaking, and fishing. I love staying busy.
Professional photography for the average event-goer.
During my time as an Undergraduate Researcher for the School of Packaging at Michigan State University, I was fortunate to work on the development of a new antimicrobial packaging material.
Rice is packaged in many different ways. Which way is the most sustainable for the environment? A Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) was performed on three different rice packages to analyze even the most minuscule details that could result in a more “sustainable” solution.
Full scale packaging implementation for a start-up company selling fresh semolina pasta.
A subwoofer system that I may have gone a little overboard with.
It is obvious that Callen loves the food packaging field. After taking the course “Food Packaging”, he was so eager to learn more about this field that he approached me with the desire to do research on food packaging. I welcomed him as a member of my research team since Callen is a very fast learner with a combination of initiative, curiosity, and enthusiasm that makes him a perfect candidate for research and development in food packaging. During Summer 2017, Callen led several tasks and helped with other tasks that significantly contributed to advancing a research project focused on the development of a novel bio-based antimicrobial packaging material. I very much enjoyed working with Callen since he showed a high level of motivation, an analytical mind, and a dedication to detail in his work. In addition, he exhibited the ability to work in a group, a positive attitude, and a well-organized way to carry out his work.
I got to work with Callen as a Teaching Assistant and then later as his Instructor while he attended The School of Packaging at MSU. He always impressed me with his well thought out questions. Not content with just doing the minimum and getting through the class, he really wanted to learn, listen and understand.
Callen Stewart demonstrated a level of understanding, attention to detail, and internal drive to succeed not found in previous employees I have worked with. He is a quick learner that understands the goals and values of an organization to begin immediate contribution. His resourcefulness helped him overcome challenging tasks that were left incomplete by others. Callen's work was never complete until it reached the high level of performance he sets for himself which always exceeded expectations. Any organization in need of a high performing, self starter to focus on challenging projects will find it in Callen Stewart.