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Quality Assurance Project Manager

Location:
Los Angeles, CA, 90230
Posted:
August 10, 2012

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ANDREW TRAUM *** South Carmelina Avenue

Los Angeles, California 90049

310-***-****

ab8ot5@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY

MISSION AND QUALITY ASSURANCE EXECUTIVE

Skilled, problem-solving executive with proven record of accomplishments

in Aerospace & Defense industry. Expert in deployment of Mission and

Quality Assurance processes, as well as Operations and Program Management.

Experienced in challenging, technical, schedule-driven environments.

CORE COMPETENCIES

25+ Years Aerospace & Defense Experience Executive Leadership

Mission & Quality Assurance Cross-Functional Team Leadership

Manufacturing Operations Root Cause & Corrective Action

Program Management Business Process Improvement

ASQ Certified Business Operations Audit

Lean Manufacturing & Six Sigma Standard Business Metrics

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

PACIFIC WAVE SYSTEMS Garden Grove, CA

Chief Operating Officer 2010 to 2012

. Direct all activities across manufacturing plant, including planning,

scheduling, manufacturing, test, inspection, and shipping. Implement

lean tools and methods to improve operational efficiencies. Ensure

compliance with AS9100.

o Implemented numerous manufacturing process improvements to

significantly improve operational performance.

. Reduced past due orders from 24% to less than 1% in first six

months.

. Restored customer confidence through improved deliveries,

resulting in backlog growth of 110%.

o Utilized lean manufacturing practices to increase overall capacity

and throughput.

. Grew average monthly unit deliveries by 12%.

. Increased EBITDA by 100%.

RAYTHEON/SPACE AND AIRBORNE SYSTEMS El Segundo, CA

Director, Mission Assurance 2006 to 2009

. Worked with functional executives to standardize processes, tools, and

procedures across multiple locations. Ensure division-wide compliance

to AS9100 requirements. Represent company on Government-Industry Space

Quality Improvement Council. Subject matter expert on Root Cause &

Corrective Action.

o Implemented metrics dashboard creating standard performance

measures and improving program decision-making capability.

o Created network of functional and program corrective action boards

designed to identify and share lessons learned and best practices

with objective of improving performance across all programs.

o Led creation and implementation of competency model for Quality

Assurance professionals. Worked with functional organizations on

creation of division-level training strategies.

o Mission Assurance representative on business operations and program

gate reviews.

o Primary interface to Defense Contract Management Agency management

regarding Quality Assurance issues.

RAYTHEON/SPACE AND AIRBORNE SYSTEMS El Segundo, CA

Senior Manager, Program Operations 2004-2006

. Lead all operations-related activities across $868 million space

optical payload development program, including planning, scheduling,

manufacturing, test, inspection, and shipping. Lead continuous

improvement initiatives.

o Reinvented process for allocating production resources, enabling

completion of critical Government program.

o Focused program on standardization of processes, tools, and

procedures to reduce the process variation contributing to quality

issues and schedule delays.

o Closed all actions from Missile Defense Agency audit. Eliminated

customer's quality concerns.

BOEING/ELECTRON DYNAMIC DEVICES Torrance, CA

Director 2001-2004

. Direct all activities across product line, including planning,

scheduling, manufacturing, test, inspection, and shipping. Implement

lean tools and methods to improve operational efficiencies.

o Utilized lean manufacturing concepts to create new facility layout.

Staffed/trained new organization and opened new facility on

schedule. Accelerated production rate, using 15% of original floor

space.

o Reorganized into integrated product teams, with increased quality

personnel. Instituted change control boards, corrective action

boards, and nonconformance procedures. Resulted in increased

customer confidence.

BOEING/SATELLITE SYSTEMS El Segundo, CA

Product/Quality Assurance Program Manager 1998-2001

. Managed program Quality Assurance, reliability engineering,

configuration management, and hi-reliability parts management of a $1.5

billion satellite development project.

o Developed tool for analyzing non-value-added activities; used for

lean improvements at critical suppliers, enabling delivery of over

100,000 components, a 10X increase in capacity.

HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO./SPACE & COMMUNICATIONS El Segundo, CA

Product/Quality Assurance Project Manager 1990-1998

. Participated in business development campaigns for sales of satellite

systems to customers in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and

Australia. Maintained company quality directive system and standard

quality program. Managed multiple quality improvement projects. Worked

directly with customer representatives on various issues.

o Negotiated standard quality requirements, avoiding cost increases

of up to $20M on each satellite.

o Championed transition from functional-oriented to process-oriented

directive documents.

o Implemented standardized quality self-audit program, making each

area of the company responsible for monitoring its own compliance

to requirements. Significantly reduced findings from customer

audits.

o Conducted numerous internal audits. Worked with line organizations

on execution of corrective actions.

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE El Segundo, CA

Program Management Officer 1985-1990

. Assisted with the management, both as a government customer and in-

plant government representative, of various defense contracts

collectively valued at over $3 billion.

o Led 50-person "should cost" review team. Evaluated production

processes, analyzed costs, and identified cost improvements which

reduced United States Air Force acquisition costs by 5%.

EDUCATION

. UCLA Anderson School of Management, Los Angeles, CA, MBA

. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, BSEE

AWARDS & ACTIVITIES

. Boeing President's Honors Award

. Hughes Leadership Award

. Cornell Alumni Federation Outstanding Alumnus

. American Society of Quality Certified Manager of Quality and

Organizational Excellence

. Hughes Published Paper Award for Article in National Productivity

Review

. National Space Programs Mission Assurance Improvement Workshop

Steering Committee

. President, Cornell Club of Los Angeles

. Board of Directors, Cornell Club of Los Angeles



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