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Quality Assurance Manager

Greensburg, Pennsylvania, 15601, United States
May 27, 2010

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Ronald S. Prettiman

*** ****** ****** **. **********, PA 15601

Residence 724-***-**** ~


Result oriented, hands-on and dedicated professional with 35 years

experience in manufacturing in the nuclear and military industries. A

successful track record of managing businesses with multi-million dollar

projects which includes; design review, auditing suppliers, estimating, and

profit lost analysis.

Areas of Expertise:

. Marketing and Finance of Small Business

. Quality Assurance Management

. Estimating and Job Costing

. Project Management

. Team building and Leadership

. Machining, Welding, and Material Testing


. Seton Hill University, Masters Business Administration (MBA) currently


. Seton Hill University, BA Business Administration 2009, QPA 3.95

. Westmoreland Community College, Associate Degree, Welding Engineering,


. AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) recertify 2012

. ASNT Level III Magnetic Particle and Dye Penetrant NDT Inspector

recertify 2013

Level II Ultrasonic and Radiography Interpretation experience

. Journeyman Tool and Die Maker, 1975

Employment History:

Dura-Bond Steel Inc., Export PA Quality Assurance Manager


. Coordinate customer requirements for the manufacturing quality systems

. Audit supplier quality programs

. Responsible for training of inspectors

. Qualify and certify welding personal in accordance to AWS D1.1, D1.2,

D1.4, D1.5, and D1.6

. Interface with customers for engineering changes

. Review drawings and specifications for manufacturing

. Responsible for all Non-Destructive Testing

. Project managed $5 million railroad bridge for Norfolk Southern


. Customers include PennDOT, PA Turnpike, NY Port Authority, Army Corps

Of Engineers, and Departments of Transportation in other various


Harmon-Research Cottrell Inc., Summerville, NJ: Quality Auditor


. Audit supplier quality systems per ASME Pressure Vessel Code

. Review customer specifications for quality requirements

. Maintained production schedules and milestone reports

. Witnessed final inspection

. Interfaced with engineering for deviations and corrective action

. Traveled extensively in U.S., Canada, and Mexico

L & S Machine Company Inc., Latrobe, PA: President/Owner


. Manufactured fuel rod assemblies for Westinghouse Nuclear Fuel


. Received supplier of the year award for maintaining a 99.9% quality


. Manufactured in accordance to ASME Sections III, V, and IX

. Maintained all quality records for customer audits

. Interfaced with customers with new designs and prototypes

. Set up statistical programs for manufacturing

. Managed 120 employees with sales of $7 million

. Project managed $4 million contract for U.S. Navy's catapult program

. Responsible for daily operations and financial profit and losses

Product Evaluation System Inc., Latrobe PA, Latrobe, PA:

President/Owner 1978-2001

. Testing laboratory for analyzing materials for the nuclear and power

generation divisions of Westinghouse

. Non-Destructive testing

. Chemical analysis

. Tensile and impact testing

. Prepared metallographic samples of grain structures for failure


. Maintained all the quality systems for customer requirements

Tooling Specialists Inc., Latrobe, PA: Quality Assurance Manager


. Responsible for quality systems for nuclear and military contracts

. Project managed special manufacturing contracts

. Qualified welders in accordance to ASME Section IX

. Trained non-destructive inspectors per ASNT-TC-1A and ASME Section V

. Developed the long handled tooling for the repair of Three Mile Island

for Westinghouse

. Manufactured plugs for the sealing of leaking tubes in reactors for


. Worked with engineers for prototype projects for Westinghouse R & D,

Monroeville, PA

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