·Recreational powerboat designer, 25+ years, continuing
·Licensed Structural Engineer, Florida PE 56149
·U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels, Ret. With Commercial Assistance Towing endorsement
·Corporate boat handling safety trainer, Boston Whaler
·Licensed FAA Private Pilot
·Teaching Assistant Mechanics of Materials
·Powerboat Helm Layout and Design
·Powerboat Boarding Area Design
·Powerboat Seating and Ergonomics Design
·Powerboat Machinery and Structural Design
·Boat Owner’s Manual Author, Boston Whaler and Stingray Powerboats
·Technical Illustrator, Owners Manuals and construction documentation, engineering details produced at a users level

·My deposition in a boating accident case resulted in an immediate settlement
·An accident reconstruction team used my boat handling and boat construction advice to model a boating accident
·I represent engineering departments in a boardroom setting to present facts that all can understand
·I directed commercial boat testing for 15 years under severe conditions, with no injuries


6/2000  – PresentDesign Engineer, Owner OneDesign, Ltd. Co.
(12+ years)
·Design Engineering for 10 Hinckley Yachts new models
·Engineering and CAD modelling for ten Everglades Boats new models
·Engineering and CAD modelling for seven Edgewater new models
·Engineering CAD models for a Light Sport Aircraft
·Expert witness in a Jacksonville Sheriff boating accident, settled
·Additional design clients include: MasterCraft, Albury Brothers, Bluewater, Stingray, Boston Whaler, Regal Marine,
· Venture Marine, Twin Vee, MB Sports, Bahama Boatworks, Bluewater Sportfishing Boats, Cape Horn, and more.

11/93  – 6/2000 Chief Design Engineer Boston Whaler
(7 years)
·Lead Design Engineer for 19 new models 13’ to 34’ in length; Sales doubled
·Successfully re-entered Boston Whaler in the cabin boat market
·Directed 100 hour product testing on all new models
·Operated an instrumented boat during severe testing. Directed analysis of the results
·Was granted two patents pertaining to boat construction
·Implemented 3D computer modelling in the design of new boats
·Authored Owner’s Manuals
·Expert Witness in a Louisiana Sheriff’s boating accident, settled

10/89  – 11/93 Design Engineer Stingray Boat Company
(4 years)
·Design Engineering and 3D CAD modelling of eleven new models
·Completed product testing on all new models
·Integrated engineering details and methods into marketing materials
·Authored all Owner’s Manuals

9/87  – 10/89 Design Engineer Regal Marine Industries
(2 years)
·Lead Engineer in six new models 19’ to 33’
·Introduced 3D Computer tools in boat design


1984-1987University of New HampshireMaster of Science, Ocean Engineering
1979-1984University of Wisconsin, MadisonBS Engineering Mechanics

Curriculum Vitae

Daniel J Mielke, PE

202 Railroad Ave, Edgewater, FL 32132
Tel 386 424-0049

Powerboat Design Engineer with 25 years experience in the marine industry, a professional engineering license, a captains license and a lifetime of boat use now offered as an Expert Witness in recreational boat design, construction, safety and operation.