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Quality Assurance Manager

Las Vegas, Nevada, 89146, United States
May 30, 2010

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Versatile, resourceful and accomplished Senior Technical Leader with

extensive business, engineering and manufacturing experience in diverse,

fast paced, high-pressure environments. Specific expertise in metallurgy,

materials engineering, fabrication, and welding. Excel at spearheading

manufacturing and government projects with recognized ability to

strategically plan, prioritize, and coordinate workflow to maximize

productivity, efficiency, quality, and optimize bottom-line performance.

Able to see the big picture and focus on the important details. Self-

directed team player who can cultivate effective working relationships with

various stakeholders. Committed to adding value through technical

excellence, collaborative problem solving and disciplined decision making.


Project Management Product Design Quality Assurance

Six Sigma Methods Business Development Standards Compliance

Continuous Improvement Contract Negotiations Budget & Cost Control

Lean Manufacturing Nondestructive Examination Staff Leadership


Bechtel, SAIC, LLC, Las Vegas, NV ( 2001 - 2009

Senior Technical Specialist/Engineer

Managed the material and processes content of the manufacturing program for

waste packages, pallets and drip shields for the High-Level Nuclear Waste

Program meeting 10CFR, Part 830 and Part 50. Wrote technical

specifications, statements of work and procurement documents. Successfully

managed confirmation testing program for materials and processes for

materials having design lifetime in excess of 10,000 years.

Led the purchase of the first prototype waste package ever produced in the

U.S. Prior to delivery, developed a test program to evaluate mechanical

and corrosion properties. Conducted residual stress, mechanical properties,

corrosion, surface and several specialized tests to evaluate the long-term

survivability of the waste package corrosion barrier.

Evaluated proposals and sat on contractor selection boards. Wrote design

specifications and welding procedures meeting ASME Section IX, III, VIII

and AWS D1.1, and many other requirements.

Key Accomplishments

. Achieved Six-Sigma designation for High-Level Nuclear Waste Program;

an effort resulting in savings of $16 million to the government.

. Received awards for drafting a perfect self-assessment of a

procurement-related department, and leading efforts to evaluate

materials selection methods that saved the government approximately

$10 million.

Science & Engineering Associates, Las Vegas, NV ( 1997 - 2001

Senior Project Manager

Oversaw Waste Package Operations and functioned as Project Engineering

customer interface. Championed design process, ensuring waste package

design, fabrication processes, welding, stress relief, machining, and

inspection were achievable by industry. Coordinated several "fabrication

shows" involving numerous potential bidders.

Conducted Engineering Barrier Support (EBS) testing while transitioning

from Project Engineering to Design Engineering License Application Design

(LADS) effort. Initiated the selection process for the Atlas facility (EBS

Testing Location). Designed thermo-mechanical devices to determine the

overall thermal behavior of a repository drift with various heat loads, air

flows, water content and shielding.


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Bechtel Nevada (successor to Reynolds Electrical & Engineering), Las Vegas,

NV ( 1991 - 1997

Manager, Performance Analysis

Analyzed and evaluated work performed by Bechtel and support contractors

(Quality Assurance) at the Nevada Nuclear Test Site.

Developed a management system that was instrumental in obtaining key

measurements of multifaceted requirements (code, standard, and statute

based). Supplied expertise to effectively evaluate operations and define,

develop, and implement a proactive Quality Assurance Program vital to

ensuring critical compliance with ASME Codes (Section III, Subparts NA, NB

& NC), ANSI, 10CFR830.120, DOE Order 5700.6C, MIL Standards 9858A, 45208A,

and related nuclear testing standards.

Key Accomplishments

. Received special award for failure analysis report in support of Yucca

Mountain Project where drill piping experienced "dry drilling"


Science Applications International Corporation, Las Vegas, NV ( 1986 - 1991

Division Manager - Space, Environmental and Energy Business Sector

Won a major contract with the U.S. Army for the Chemical Demilitarization

QA Program. Provided planning liaison with Army Headquarters in the

Pentagon. Served as Manager of the Quality Assurance Compliance Overview

Division within the Department of Energy's High Level Nuclear Waste

Repository Program (Yucca Mountain Program) for two years.

Ceracon Corporation, Houston, TX ( 1983 - 1986

Senior Vice President

Directed manufacturing, engineering, marketing and sales operations in the

U.S., Europe, South Africa, Central and South America, and Mexico as a

"turnaround" specialist for multifaceted markets including consumer tools,

oil and gas equipment, compressors, valves, foundries, forging/machining

operations, and electrical/electronic component manufacture.

Key Accomplishments

. Successfully turned around a failing company and achieved profits of

$300 million in less than two years.

. Led all business operations as President & CEO for a year after death

of owner, growing sales by over 30% (approaching $1 billion) in three


Prior Experience: Manager, Metallurgical Engineering for worldwide

manufacturing providing consulting services for 40 different locations.


BS Metallurgical Engineering - University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Executive Development Courses - American Management Association


The International Institute for Welding (IIW)

Welding Research Council (WRC)

Material Properties Council (MPC)

Pressure Vessel Research Council (PVRC)


DOE "Q" Clearance (currently inactive)

SECRET by Department of Defense (currently inactive)

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