Engineering/Operations Executive

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Engineering/Operations Executive
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$100,000 to $200,000

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Customer Focused . . . Problem Solver. . . Team Builder. . . A seasoned leader with deep engineering and manufacturing expertise who is accomplished at delivering new products and technology in both commercial and defense markets. BSME/MSME/MBA/PE/LSSBB


Engineering/Operations Executive

Problem Solver. . . Collaborative Team Builder. . . Customer Focused. . . A Lean/Six Sigma leader with a rich manufacturing and engineering background who is accomplished at delivering products, continuous improvement, and an enhanced Customer Experience. BSME, MSME, MBA LSSBB

Defense Industry Consulting ; Midwest 2013 - Present

Company is a global security consulting firm.

Consultant for Performance, Configuration Management, & Quality

Program and Integration support advisor to Government Field Office Project Managers evaluating contractor execution performance during construction and systemization of a chemical weapons demilitarization program.

Manufacturer of Industrial Capital Equipment; Midwest 2012 to 2013

Company: New US subsidiary of a privately held UK based multinational manufacturer of engineered heavy industrial power equipment serving the mining, power generation, gas & oil, wind, rail, and defense industries.


Recruited to lead Greenfield start-up and manage day to day operations of a network of service & repair operations focused on the US market. P&L accountability. Report to Managing Director  Americas.

Orchestrated start-up of new service and repair facility (54K sq ft) going from empty building shell to functional operation in less than 100 days; staffed, equipped, established supply chain and operating processes.

SCORE; Midwest 2010 to Present
Nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses start-up, grow and achieve their goals.

Consultant/Mentor in areas of Manufacturing, Retail, Transportation, and Technology

Robotic Vehicle Manufacturer, Midwest 2010 ?to 2011

Company: $40M Manufacturer of hazardous duty robotic ground vehicles and radio control systems for Military, EOD, First Responders, and Law Enforcement Agencies worldwide. Business characterized by a long sales cycle driven by government funding approvals and operated as build/procure to order with long lead times.

Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Engaged by the President to spearhead critical turnaround assignment to bridge functional silos, drive business process improvements in on time delivery, new product introductions, and instill a program management culture. Assumed P&L accountability and directed day to day operations providing leadership to a team of 60 managers and associates with responsibility for Product Management, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Materials, Quality (ISO 9001), Finance, Contracts, IT, EH&S, HR, and Facilities. Developed and monitored KPI?s, addressing issues; prepared monthly management reports; spearheaded employee engagement initiative and proposal activity.

Enabled a critical revenue stream by expediting resolution of technical and supplier start-up issues on $11M Air Force contract; mobilized and prioritized resources; imparted a sense of urgency by being visible on the production floor.

Initiated ?silo busting? by implementing collaborative planning and a product manager to align new product program across engineering, operations, service, and sales/marketing.

Diagnosed and charted path for product delivery improvement by engaging key stakeholders and analyzing data; orchestrated execution through daily planning meetings focusing the team on communication, problem identification and resolution, material availability, and cycle time.

Laser Printer Manufacturer, Midwest 1998 ?to 2009

Company: $4B publicly held global developer & manufacturer of business laser and consumer ink jet printing products and managed print services. Roles were in the business products division during a period where we transformed from an in-house manufacturing model to an Asian contract manufacturing platform coupled with an unprecedented expansion of our product offerings which were refreshed on a 1.5 to 2 year cycle.

Senior Manager, Manufacturing Services (2005-2009)

Promoted with expanded role overseeing manufacturing plant, process, and systems; regional NPI; OEM product engineering; Supply Chain cost tracking and strategic planning. Managed a multi-disciplined team (3 managers/ 29 staff with $15M annual budget) providing a range of services to global manufacturing operations. Reported to VP Worldwide Supply Chain; member of the leadership team.

Oversaw daily execution of a build to order plant (200 employees, warehouse, production, distribution, refurbishment, VMI) in Mexico with full accountability for cost (P&L), quality, and delivery of >$150M/year. Achieved lead times of < 5 days and inventory accuracy of >99.7%.

Enhanced the customer experience for $40M OEM by reducing product problems 90%.

Advanced manufacturing productivity 25%, quality 82%, and cycle time 65%, via continuous improvement methods, while doubling SKU?s shipped to 700.

Improved responsiveness to large orders by process redesign enabling flexible capacity.

Spearheaded actualization of a proprietary web-based manufacturing system enabling real time visibility into our global contract manufacturers and servicers; we delivered this $5M program using agile methods establishing process controls and product traceability at 60 sites.

Manager, Manufacturing Engineering and Systems (2001 to 2005)

Promoted to lead team of 14 manufacturing/industrial engineers and application programmers supporting regional operations, new product introductions, and manufacturing systems.

Managed $1.7M plant transformation in Mexico to materialize late personalization strategy. Leveraging demand flow we overhauled all processes and systems; restructured contracts; consolidated fragmented US operations; enabled direct customer distribution.

Tapped to revamp US supply chain supporting shift to an Asian manufacturing strategy; performed strategic analysis, network optimization; devised plans to save $3M over 3 years.

Program Manager, New Product Introduction (1998 to 2001)

Led multi-national cross functional team through a stage-gate process to launch new business laser printer family supporting >$300M/year in sales. Collaboratively planned and managed program execution, forging interactive communication, risk management, and decision making.

Security Products Manufacturer; Midwest 1996 ? to 1998

Company: $25M privately held manufacturer of high security products serving financial and industrial sectors.

Vice President, Engineering

Reported to CEO; recruited to direct product development and sustaining team of 14; electro-mechanical hardware/firmware; product testing and certification; tool design. Served as technical advisor to Sales, distributor network, and at international trade shows.

Interacted with major bank to create a custom ATM lock solution, winning $2.2M bid.

Launched configurable electronic lock with a Swiss partner by overcoming technical hurdles, securing international agency (UL, VdS) approvals, resulting in initial sales of $330K.

Radar Systems Manufacturer; New England 1991- 1996

Company: $250M developer and manufacturer of radar and fire control systems serving military and civilian market.

Manager, Mechanical Engineering & Design

Recruited amidst a turnaround to lead a team of 55 engineers & designers; electronic packaging, mechanical/circuit card design, drafting, analysis, test, and production sustaining. Orchestrated constrained resources and budgets across multiple programs. Implemented CAD upgrades.

Planned, quoted, negotiated, and successfully executed multi-phased production design of an airborne SAR/GMTI radar; nine subsystems, 134 circuit boards, test sets, 1800 drawings. We achieved production transition and delivered this $40M system by overcoming start-up issues through a collaborative team effort.

Created a supportable estimating procedure by leveraging historical data, complexity relationships, and experience curves. Reduced quote time from several weeks to days.

Engaged stakeholders to reduce engineering changes and cut drawing approvals by 30%.

Communication Satellite Manufacturer, NJ 1990- 1991

Company: $700M division manufacturer of satellite systems serving commercial and military markets.

Staff Engineer, Thermal Systems

Team leader and cost account manager for thermal design on NASA Space Station. Authored system and component specifications, verification plans, capturing Award Fees.
? Wrote design/analysis/estimating best practices as part of GE Workout initiative.

Defense Electronics Manufacturer, NJ 1984 ? 1990

Company: $200M manufacturer of electronic warfare, signals intelligence, avionics, and radar systems.

Supervisor, Mechanical Systems & Analysis

Promoted twice to Supervisor/Staff Engineer.

Managed 8 engineers performing antenna design, R&D, thermal/structural analysis, environmental testing. Member-Corporate Composites Task Force; conceptualized and estimated electronic warfare system designs for proposals.

Overhauled $1.1M R&D project delivering planar heat pipe technology and manufacturing processes; high scores from DOD reviewers. Invited to brief capabilities to the USAF, Army, NASA, and Lawrence Livermore Labs.

Resolved a ?show stopper? B2 mission data entry unit random vibration problem fulfilling a $10M contract; minimized airframe impact. Interacted with customers Boeing and Northrop.

NAVY RDT&E Center, NJ 1975-1984

Rapidly promoted four times. Designed aircraft recovery equipment; managed $500K R&D contact portfolio for aircraft inspection systems. Contracting Officers Technical Representative.

MBA, University of New Haven, 1995
MS Mechanical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1981
BS Mechanical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1975

Certifications: Project Management, Lean/DFSS, Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt, Professional Engineer

Affiliations: American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Publications: Several Technical Papers/Articles and Conference Presentations
Selected Training: Change Management, Managing for Operational Excellence, Team Building, System Thinking

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