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  • 3406 Sibley Ln, Lafayette, IN 47909 (765) 471-0737
  • 327 Park St, Navarre, OH 44662 (330) 879-1379
  • New Richmond, OH
  • Northumberland, PA
  • Massillon, OH
  • Charleston, IL
  • Marietta, GA
  • Cartersville, GA
  • Churubusco, IN
  • Fort Wayne, IN

Education

Degree: Associate degree or higher

Resumes

Resumes

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Vice President Of Engineering At Vanguard - Cimc

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Position:
Vice President of Engineering at Vanguard - CIMC
Location:
Lafayette, Indiana Area
Industry:
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
Work:
Vanguard - CIMC since Jan 2004
Vice President of Engineering
Skills:
Manufacturing
Transportation
Lean Manufacturing
Engineering
Continuous Improvement
Manufacturing Engineering
Process Improvement
Engineering Management
Mechanical Engineering
Automotive
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Mark Roush

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United States
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Mark Roush

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United States

Publications

Us Patents

Sheet And Post Container Sidewall Construction

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US Patent:
6959959, Nov 1, 2005
Filed:
Oct 25, 2004
Appl. No.:
10/972913
Inventors:
Mark Roush - Lafayette IN,
Assignee:
Vanguard National Trailer Corp. - Elmhurst IL
International Classification:
B62D025/02
US Classification:
2961861, 296191
Abstract:
The improved sheet and post container sidewall construction of the present invention includes a post with a novel cross section that increases the rigidity of the post at a minimum thickness. The cross section of the post includes a central wall connected to lateral wings that attach to the outer protective skin of a container. The central wall is connected to the lateral wings by a connecting segment that lies inside the lateral edges of the central wall, creating a channel between the central wall and the lateral wings. This channel enables the vertical edge of a liner to be held securely in place behind the central wall. The cross section of the structural post also provides increased rigidity because the thickness of the metal of the post is doubled along a significant portion of the lateral edges of the central wall. This configuration provides increased rigidity for the post and achieves the important objective of providing smooth container walls free of recesses, potential protrusions and snag points.

Composite Panel Trailer Sidewall Construction

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US Patent:
7152912, Dec 26, 2006
Filed:
Aug 23, 2005
Appl. No.:
11/210076
Inventors:
Mark Roush - Lafayette IN,
DeWayne Williams - West Lafayette IN,
Assignee:
Vanguard National Trailer Corp. - Elmhurst IL
International Classification:
B62D 25/02
US Classification:
2961861
Abstract:
The improved composite panel trailer sidewall construction of the present invention includes panels that are embossed to create recessed grooves adjacent to but spaced apart from the edges of the panels. Posts are used to join the panels, with the lateral wings of the posts seating in the recessed grooves on the interior of the trailer to minimize the thickness of the container sidewalls. The posts increase the rigidity of the joints between the panels as compared to flat splicer plates of comparable weight and material. With the lateral wings of the posts seated in the recessed grooves, a relatively smooth interior container sidewall free of snag points and protrusions is also achieved.

Trailer With Aerodynamic Rear Door

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US Patent:
7699382, Apr 20, 2010
Filed:
May 5, 2008
Appl. No.:
12/115511
Inventors:
Mark A. Roush - Lafayette IN,
Keith Wallace - Lafayette IN,
Assignee:
Vanguard National Trailer Corp. - Monon IN
International Classification:
B60J 5/12
US Classification:
2961863, 2981801, 2981804
Abstract:
An aerodynamic cargo container with rounded rear doors is disclosed. The aerodynamic cargo container includes an angled rear area that reduces base drag when the container is transported. The rear sliding door allows for partial opening of the door and allows for operation of the door when the rear of the container is in close proximity to another object. The crash attenuating skirt deflects vehicles away from the cargo container. A pair of cargo doors may define the curved contour of the trailer rear section. These doors may have a plurality of pivoted and segmented sections that assume the curved contour of a stationary edge when the doors are moved to a closed position.

Composite Panel Trailer Sidewall With Additional Logistics Slots

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US Patent:
7704026, Apr 27, 2010
Filed:
Nov 16, 2005
Appl. No.:
11/280492
Inventors:
Mark Roush - Lafayette IN,
DeWayne Williams - West Lafayette IN,
Assignee:
Vanguard National Trailer Corp. - Monon IN
International Classification:
B60P 7/08
US Classification:
410115, 410106, 410108, 410109, 410113, 2961861, 296191
Abstract:
The improved composite panel trailer sidewall of the present invention provides a recessed groove or a pair of recessed grooves on the interior of the panel that are spaced apart from the edges of the panel. Slots are cut in the composite panel in the recessed groove or between the recessed grooves. An interior vertical support having logistics slots is seated in the recessed groove or grooves to provide additional locations to secure and divide cargo without creating snag points in the interior of the trailer.

Method For Creating Cargo Container With U-Shaped Panels

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US Patent:
7748099, Jul 6, 2010
Filed:
Jul 17, 2008
Appl. No.:
12/174872
Inventors:
Mark A Roush - Lafayette IN,
Assignee:
Vanguard National Trailer Corp. - Monon IN
International Classification:
B23P 17/00
B21D 53/88
B62D 33/04
US Classification:
29422, 298972, 2961813
Abstract:
A cargo container that includes a U-shaped panel, and/or an L-shaped panel is disclosed. The cargo container has a top, bottom, and two sides, each U-shaped and/or L-shaped panels forms part of the top and a side, or the bottom and a side. The cargo container may further include doors with hinges and/or doors that slide. Landing gear may support the container when not in transit. The U-shaped and/or L-shaped panels may be inhomogeneous in size and thickness to reinforce the areas of highest stress concentration such as the container edges or the attachment location of the landing gear. The cargo container may also have a bottom floor with a greater thickness than each of the significantly parallel sides, or a bottom floor with parallel or interconnected support protrusions. The U-shaped and/or L-shaped panels may include internal support structures. Also disclosed is a method of manufacturing U-shaped and/or L-shaped panels.

Crash Attenuating Underride Guard

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US Patent:
7780224, Aug 24, 2010
Filed:
Jun 9, 2008
Appl. No.:
12/135541
Inventors:
Mark A. Roush - Lafayette IN,
Assignee:
Vanguard National Trailer Corporation - Monon IN
International Classification:
B62D 35/00
US Classification:
2961804, 293117
Abstract:
An aerodynamic underride guard comprising an angled front section located ahead of the trailer landing gear, a crash attenuating middle section located between the trailer landing gear and the trailer wheel assembly, and an angled rear section located in proximity to the trailer wheel assembly. The front angled section deflects air away from the non-aerodynamic features of the trailer landing gear. The rear angled section deflects air away from the non-aerodynamic features of the trailer wheel assembly, and the crash attenuating middle section can prevent vehicles from under riding the trailer.

Trailer Keel

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US Patent:
7789453, Sep 7, 2010
Filed:
May 29, 2008
Appl. No.:
12/128809
Inventors:
Mark A. Roush - Lafayette IN,
Keith Wallace - Lafayette IN,
Assignee:
Vanguard National Trailer Corporation - Monon IN
International Classification:
B62D 37/02
US Classification:
2961801, 2807631, 2961804
Abstract:
A trailer fairing for reducing aerodynamic drag from trailer landing gear and/or wheel assembly is disclosed. The fairing may be directly connected to the forward facing structural supports of the landing gear, and an air tank may be located between the fairing and the cargo storage area. A single fairing may be used to reduce the drag from both the trailer landing gear and wheel assembly. The fairing may include a tapered front section and/or a rear section. The fairing may have rounded, oval, angled, and/or tapered sections. A plurality of fairings may also be used.

Cargo Tube

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US Patent:
7914034, Mar 29, 2011
Filed:
May 16, 2008
Appl. No.:
12/121994
Inventors:
Mark A Roush - Lafayette IN,
Assignee:
Vanguard National Trailer Corp. - Monon IN
International Classification:
B62B 1/00
US Classification:
280656, 280839, 280838, 2961861
Abstract:
A tube shaped cargo container and method of manufacture. The cargo container is manufactured by a process that includes pultruding or extruding a seamless container with two sides, a roof, and a floor. Doors, landing gear, structural supports, another side, and a wheel assembly may be added after the pultrusion/extrusion process. The cargo container may include rounded side/floor and side/roof connections. The cargo container may include one or two rounded ends.
Mark A Roush from Lafayette, IN, age ~53 Get Report