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Woodland Hills, California, 91364, United States
May 26, 2010

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Thierry Buffiere Page *

**** *** *** ** ******** Hills, California 91364 Email:

Tel: (818) *** ****

Strategy and Business Development Executive

Specialized in both Engineering and Manufacturing driven PLM processes

Strategy-minded Executive with comprehensive international experience in

operations optimization, focused on increasing business performance and

fostering innovation. Strong background in Aerospace and IT project

definition and management, planning, risk management and resource

selection. Experienced proposing and implementing international

strategies related to Supply Chain Management and Program and Process

Management. Engaging and energetic team builder, negotiator and motivator

who can identify and validate key business needs, develop rigorous

solutions to answer those needs, establish goals and controls, monitor

quality and results to consistently satisfy and exceed client

expectations, manage and lead a team to success, increase market

penetration and meet strategic objectives. 3D CAD CAM CAE and

Product/Process Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Application Lifecycle

management (ALM) Expert (Dassault Systemes V5 and V6 certified, 15000hrs

of V5, 1200hrs of V6)


. Business Process Optimization

. Concurrent Engineering and Manufacturing

. Supply Chain Management

. Opportunity Identification

. Project Definition and Management

. Project Risk Analysis

. Strategic Process Planning Validation

. Proposition Definition and Presentation

. Competitive Analysis

. Team Skill Development

. Team Building & Leadership

. Budget Administration


Director - Global Client Relations, Butler America. Irvine, CA Jan 2009 -


Business Development - Consulting - local and Offshore Outsourcing

Engineering Project Services - Aerospace and Defense, Federal, IT,

Medical Device, Shipbuilding and Telecom industries

Was focused for the first 6 months on accompanying the company from Pre

to Post bankruptcy, securing the company incomes and customer

relationships, ensuring the success of ongoing engineering offshore

outsourcing projects, taking over legal, finance and operational

responsibilities and taking strategic decisions that successfully enabled

the recent acquisition of the company.

Responsibilities include team management (both US and overseas),

management of schedule, quality, budget, risk / liability, client

relationships, team recruiting and contracts / legal.

Main customers have been in the Aerospace and Satellite Industries

(Boeing Corp, Boeing Satellite Systems, Northrop Grumman, Pratt &

Whitney, Goodrich, Hawker Beechcraft, Sparta Composite, Spirit, Rockwell

Collins, Space Systems Loral, etc.), Shipbuilding (Northrop Grumman),

Medical Device (Varian Medical Systems) and Telecom industries (Ascent

Media, Verizon).

- Identify new business activities and qualify the feasibility of highly

complex products or product families Design and Manufacturing projects.

- Co-manage the entire engineering cycle from customer requirement

assessment to final delivery

- Identify and implement the use of new technologies that would be

beneficial to the customers and increase Butler's technical capabilities:

currently responsible for the advanced Reverse Engineering strategy with

a focus on Manufacturing retrofit capabilities and ergonomics.

- Negotiations, contract development, and other business or alliance

development needs.

- Develop and maintain strategic business relationships with key decision


- Ensure an exceptional performance

- Provide leadership and work guidance to less experienced personnel.

Thierry Buffiere Page 2

PLM Project Consultant - Business Transformation, Dassault Systemes of

Americas, Los Angeles, CA 2004 - Dec 2008 (Transferred in 2004 from Paris

to Los Angeles)

DASSAULT SYSTEMES is the worldwide PLM leader and software innovator.

Aerospace, Automotive, High Tech, Energy and Environment industries. Main


- Responsible for all Electro-Mechanical and Equipment and Systems

business development initiatives in North, Central and South America (40%

growth in 3 years ~ $4M annual income).

- Led PLM customer engagements, from business value assessment to final

delivery in North, Central and South America for customers

- Successfully led the troubleshoot and implementation of concurrent

engineering and manufacturing solutions (custom Bill of Material, ECO

management/ Revision/Version approval processes, derivatives management,

etc.) - SmarTeam & ENOVIA

- Developed and presented a new concept of Data Center / Mission Critical

Facility proposal to executives at HP and Eaton, based on a modular

conception approach thanks to PLM supply chain management solutions

- Worked on the first V6 / Matrix1 customer business development activity

in North America, from business issue assessment to proposal presentation

- Gave strategic guidance on process planning, engineering and

manufacturing process optimization and sourcing/procurement integration

to OEM and supplier executives in the Americas, Europe and in Asia (based

on both PLM and ALM solutions)

- Helped Boeing introduce and implement the notion of Model Based

Definition process to its suppliers (paperless process)

- Responded to RFI, RFQ documents and SOW (Statement of Work) closure and

provided quotations as required for specific design and manufacturing


- Tracked the R&D progress and the quality of the deliverables (onshore

and offshore development projects)

- Responsible for the continuous performance of existing accounts and the

evaluation of potential new accounts

- Evaluated and encourage the continuous skill development of the team of

engineers and consultants assigned to the projects

- Participated as a Speaker during executive seminars with IBM - Electro

Mechanical Supply Chain Management Sessions (COE)

- Network Selling: Creating Hot Spot relationships with Executives to

increase the company's business - Direct Report to Senior Executive VP

Network Selling

PLM Project Consultant - Post Sales Engineer Dassault Systemes Paris

France 2001 - 2004

DASSAULT SYSTEMES is the worldwide PLM leader and software innovator.

- Managed Projects, applying Product Process Optimization methods:

Account manager for Ford and Renault Formula1

Active player in Toyota's Production Process Optimization definition and

implementation (Toyota Production System). Lean Manufacturing - used

DELMIA, MS Project, and Business Objects. Indirectly managed a team of 2

engineering consultants.

- Collaborated with marketing department, customers, and consultants to

determine the customer needs and industry trends

- Liaised with R&D and Marketing department to ensure high-quality, yet

low-cost, production methods for all customers

- Skillfully combined technical and management skills while mentoring

extended team members (consultants) as they resolved complex technical

issues and provided expert technical advice to management for business

decisions (software: CATIA, DELMIA, PLM: ENOVIA)

- Ensured customers had the best maintenance / Post Sale support from the

appropriate support teams

- Advanced DS Project management training

Thierry Buffiere Page 3

Project Engineer ALSTOM Power Conversion, Pittsburgh, PA 1999 - 2001

- Worked on Blast Furnace, Hot Mill and Cold Mill System revamping


- Electro-Mechanical Systems, software, RF, microcontrollers


Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Business, Ecole

Polytechnique Montpellier, Montpellier, France, 1999. Major: Micro

Electronics, Semiconductors Design, Manufacturing, and programming. French

Professional Engineer since june 1999

Bachelor of Science in Physics, Montpellier University, Montpellier

France, 1995


Foreign Trade Commissioner Trade Commission of France Los Angeles, CA Jul

2007 - Present

- Business Incubator

- International C LEVEL Networking

- Assess the export potential, identify key foreign contacts, and obtain

relevant advices and intelligence for international clients willing to

develop a business abroad or increase their activity in the US

- US South West section Finance Officer

- Appointed by French Prime Minister

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