2006 - 2011 PROCESS ENGINEER / PROJECT MANAGER
STEUBEN GLASS, LLC, CORNING, NY
In response to changing trends in the luxury glass market, the oldest crystal company in America had recently undertaken the challenge of introducing an unprecedented 100 new products per year. For his experience designing and making studio glass, David Levi was brought into the engineering department as a problem solver to manage development of products in the hot forming processes: blowing and sculpting, stream casting, kiln casting ("sag"), and pressing.
His technical support leadership earned Steuben the 2010 New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Award, for natural gas usage reduction in forming.
Levi expanded scale capability for larger products and architectural applications, with the introduction of "matchbox casting".
As a division of Corning Inc, Steuben Glass maintained a Lean DMAIC / Six Sigma improvement process environment.