RDM Consulting

Robert D. McAdam


B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Washington State University - 1974


2002 - Present   Principal
RDM Consulting

2003 - 2007 Site Manager
O'Neil & Associates
Site Manager for Technical Publications group developing Operating, Parts, and Service
manuals for Powered Industrial Trucks

1996 - 2002  Group Engineering Manager
Product Assurance & Test:  Responsible for Product Testing, Reliability, Product literature,
and Product Assurance activities for Class I , Class II , and Class III Industrial Trucks.   
Responsible for product Warnings and Instruction labels, Codes & Standards compliance.

1994 - 1996  Chief Engineer
Responsible for technical literature, product warnings, computer graphics, and product
codes and standards compliance for Class I, Class IV, and Class V Sit-down Rider
Counterbalanced internal combustion engine Industrial Trucks.

1990 - 1994  Supervising Engineer
Provided design solutions to field service issues involving Class I, IV, and V Industrial trucks

1987 - 1990  Senior Engineer
Head of design team to introduce new Man-up turret truck into U.S. production. Provided
Engineering solutions to design, field, and manufacturing problems on Class II Reach and
Order picking trucks.  
1984- 1987   Resident Engineer
Led Aftermarket Engineering group developing parts and sourcing for competitive products.
 Responsible for liaison between Corporate Engineering and plant manufacturing on design
related issues.
1980- 1984  Project Engineer
Integrated European product design for domestic manufacture. Position required interface
with European manufacturers.  Insured product compliance with U.S. Codes and standards.
 Major project resulted in the release of man-up turret truck for sale in the U.S.
1977 -1980  Design Engineer II
Design projects involving all areas of mechanical design. Projects resulted in release of new
Narrow Aisle and  Order picker products.

1974 - 1977 Design Engineer I
Various design projects involving hydraulics, structures fabrication, castings, machining, and
electrical controls areas of lift truck design.  Major project resulted in a retractable overhead
guard for electric and internal combustion powered lift trucks.