Engineering Director, Simulation Based Design, Whirlpool
John Mannisto holds the role of Engineering Director, Simulation Based Design at Whirlpool Corporation. Within this role, John's current focus is on CAE productivity in structures, fluids, dynamics and manufacturing. John has also been a consultant to the aerospace, automotive and oil and gas industries in CAE and prior to Whirlpool, held positions with Lockheed and John Deere. John holds BSME and MSME degrees from Rutgers University in New Jersey.
Sophisticated appliance design is underpinned by complex mechanical and electrical requirements and demands advanced engineering knowledge in dynamics, structures, fluids, thermodynamics and controls. This calls for an in-depth understanding of both market expectations and engineering dynamics at system level. Most of all, the ability to evaluate product performance before identifying specific requirements accelerates the subsequent adaptation to regional peculiarities. At Whirlpool Corporation, connecting all players doing similar tasks is crucial for identifying not just a single solution, but a set of solutions so as to map out the relevant space before laying down the requirements. Balancing individual and team workloads based on such flexible approach is challenging task which can be tackled only with appropriate mindset and tools. This organizational approach is made possible by the combined use of many tools. Among these the Whirlpool Commons is the corporate collaboration and communication system connecting serves as a platform for unstructured data and information while modeFRONTIER helps system models become accessible to a range of internal end-users promoting multiple views of “one version of truth”, and supporting a future-state “model-centric” mindset.