Daniel Stephens, Vice President of Routsis Training, has worked hands-on in the plastics industry for 30 years in a variety of roles from Toolmaker & Process Tech to Plastics & Tooling Engineer.
As a degreed Plastics Engineer at UMass Lowell, he has developed some of the industry's best practices for Scientific Molding including techniques for Scientific Troubleshooting, Scientific Purging, Injection Speed Evaluation, Transfer Determination, Packing Pressure Determination, Clamp Force Determination, PVC Process Documentation, and Comparative Purging Analysis.
With respect to employee development, Dan’s largest training innovations include the creation of the following:
SkillSet™ Labs & Worksheets: Combines step-by-step online instruction with practical hands-on labs and worksheets for effective self-guided skills-development.
SmartTech™ On-Site Learning Model: Uses Pre-Requisite Online Training, Classroom Instruction, Skills-Development, Post-Requisite Online Training, & Completion Examinations.
RightStart™ In-House Learning Model: Customized training system combining Online Training, Focused Hands-on Mentoring, SkillSet Labs, Skills-Development Worksheets, and Professional Certification.