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International Trade Compliance and Logistics Practioner

Location:
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Posted:
January 18, 2018

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Enrique (Rick) Hernandez

**** ********* *****, ****** ****, TX 76137

817-***-****

ac324g@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE:

An accomplished professional in program development, facilitation, leading, and management. Subject matter expert in global trade compliance programs, extensive, diversified engineering and logistic experience in all areas of manufacturing, product design, regulatory import/export compliance, training, and supply chain logistics. Proactive approach to continuous improvement and personnel development program implementation. Self-motivated professional and leader with a superb ability to assess situational requirements and develop workable solutions. Dedicated team member; with extremely high initiative, organized, and yet flexible.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Top Aces Corp. (a subsidiary of Discovery Air Defence Services Inc.) Mesa, AZ

Trade Compliance Officer and Logistics 2014 – 2017

-Subject Matter Expert (SME) who developed International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) licensing activities related to Top Aces Corp. A4N “Skyhawk” and “Alpha Jet” fleet of aircraft

-Developed strategies to target dual use Top Ace’s vintage fast jet fighter aircraft and products for U.S. commodity jurisdiction determinations between the U.S. Department of Commerce “DoC” and Department of State “DoS”

-Conducted audit preparations for a DoC audit on Top Aces Trade Compliance Program

-Led Logistics Supply Chain and Trade Compliance Teams in implementing changes to export controls in response to new regulation changes the Export Administration Regulation (EAR) and the ITAR Cat VIII, XI, XII and XIX realignments to Category 9 “600” series of classifications under the EAR

-Conduct Jurisdiction determination for commodities not previously classified under the DoC commodity control list “CCL”

-Developed best practices in direct support of export compliance specifically focused on maintaining trade controls within the companies “SharePoint” database management program

-Managed Top Aces Corp. internal classification processes directly supporting a base line of 10,000 products within the company’s inventory

-Updated classifications of components described under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule as required by the General Import Regulations

-Conduct “Denied Parties” screening through the use of various resources available

-Conduct group training sessions on export and ITAR trade compliance training

-Authored over thirty-five (35) DSP 5, 61 and 73 ITAR licenses in support of Top Aces German and Canadian operations

oSpecifically focusing on permanent and temporary export license, submitting Technology Assistance Agreements (TAA) and Manufacturing Licensing Agreements (MLA)

-Empowered Official and Export Licensing Officer for all external commercial customers import and exporting needs

Airbus Helicopter Inc. Grand Prairie, TX

US Export and ITAR Compliance Manager/Analyst 2010 – 2014

-Subject Matter Expert (SME) who developed ITAR licensing activities related to Airbus Military Helicopter Platforms

-Developed strategies to target dual use Eurocopter products for U.S. commodity jurisdiction determinations between the U.S. Department of Commerce and Department of State

-Lead Trade Compliance Team in preparation for the “Export Reform changes to the EAR and the ITAR Cat VIII(h) realignment to Category 9 of the EAR

-Conduct compliance audit on existing Internal Control Plans and programs such as for activities in International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and compliance with U.S. Customs Border Protection (CBP) use of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS), evaluation rule for import products

-Developed best practices in direct support of export compliance specifically focused on maintaining trade controls within the company’s ERP programs.

oConduct classification reviews and recommend Commodity Classification Request (CCR) on products described in the EAR under Export Classification Control Number (ECCN) categories

-Managed Eurocopter internal classification processes directly supporting a base line of 450,000 products within the company’s inventory

-Conduct “Denied Parties” screening through the use of various resources available

-Conduct group training sessions on export and ITAR trade compliance training

-Authored DSP 5, 61 and 73 ITAR licenses in support of Airbus world wide operations

oSpecifically focusing on permanent and temporary export license, submitting Technology Assistance Agreements (TAA) and Manufacturing Licensing Agreements (MLA)

-Export Compliance and Logistics Manager for Columbus Mississippi’s U.S. Army Light Utility Helicopter Program (LUH)

oOversee several million-dollar exports to various operation sites

-Compliance Representative for the newly formed Aerial Assault Scout Program designed to replace the U.S. Army’s aged Kiowa fleet

-Applied ISO9001 Processes to manufacturing and compliance for the Columbus Mississippi operations

-Compliance Representative to the U.S. Coast Guard HH-65 Service Life Extension Program (SLEP)

oOversee maintenance returns to Airbus France for continued support of the HH – 65 Rescue Helicopter

-Import/Export coordinator for all Eurocopter prototype helicopters, specifically the X3, EC 135 T2, EC 145 T2 and other new helicopter designs.

oOversee all aspects of Importing the aircraft along with all support equipment and re-exporting the same back to the countries of origin

-Export Licensing Officer for all external commercial customers import and exporting needs

Caterpillar Inc. Corporate Office Peoria, Ill

US Export Control and ITAR Manager 2009 – 2010

-Direct and oversee US export related activities for Caterpillars four (4) separate commercial business divisions including its Federal and Government Programs division tasked for development of war hardened equipment for the US military and Foreign military sales

-Dotted line direct reports of 3 Trade Compliance Officers representing the manufacturing sites within the United States and Asia, Europe and the Americas’

-Conducted review and created licensing products for “Deemed Exports” for corporate human resource offices

-Conduct “Due Diligence” audits on existing programs such as for activities in International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and compliance with U.S. Customs Border Protection (CBP) use of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)

-Team lead and subject matter expert with corporate legal on trade compliance related issues regarding the EAR, ITAR and Import issues for the corporation

-Submit Manufacturing License Agreement (MLA) and Technical Assistance Agreement (TAA) to Department of Defense trade licensing office in support of exporting “defense” type products

-Write opinions in support of Commercial Research Army Disclosure Agreements (CRADA) in support of joint Department of Defense projects

-Conduct “Denied Parties” screening through the use of various resources available

-Key member of SAP Global Trade Support (GTS) module development team

-Conduct classification reviews and recommend Commodity Classification Request (CCR) on products described in the EAR under Export Classification Control Number (ECCN) categories

-Conduct group training sessions on export and ITAR trade compliance training

OERLIKON USA INC. Corporate Office Washington D.C. Senior Trade Compliance Officer 2006 – 2009

-Direct and oversee all trade activities for 6 separate business divisions with dotted line direct reports of 18 Trade Compliance Officers and members of legal entities which include over 130 manufacturing sites within the United States and all the Americas’

-Key council member for 6 plus division councils, providing advice and status to company CEO’s, Presidents, VP, CFO, and designated representatives

-Provide subject matter expertise for trade compliance of specific technologies’ and products in capital equipment supporting the “European Space Program”, NASA, Semiconductors, Textile Industries, Energy Systems from Solar to Nuclear Power and Power solutions for Aerospace, Train and Auto industries

-Develop programs, policies and procedures for all Americas divisions involved with international trade in import and export activities

-Review and recommend program development for “Deemed Export” issues with corporate human resource offices

-Conduct “ Due Diligence” audits on new acquisitions and venture partners ensuring programs are established for required activities in Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and compliance with U.S. Customs Border Protection (CBP) use of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)

-Register the legal entities in one or all of the federal trade control programs like SNAP-R, Ellie-net, DDTC, and other

-Oversee third party legal counsel representation over issues regarding compliance with EAR, ITAR and Import issues

-Submit Manufacturing License Agreement (MLA) and Technical Assistance Agreement (TAA) to Department of Defense trade licensing office in support of exporting “defense” type products to foreign customers of U.S. military products

-Register legal businesses segments for Oerlikon in support of ITAR application requirements

-Write opinions in support of Commercial Research Army Disclosure Agreements (CRADA) in support of joint Department of Defense projects

-Maintain contact and relations with significant members of the Department of Defense Trade Licensing Officers

-Conduct “Denied Parties” screening through the use of various resources available

-Key member of SAP “Global Trade Support” module development team for Americas requirements in EAR, Customs, and ITAR compliance

-Conduct classification reviews for products described in the EAR under Export Classification Control Number (ECCN) categories, and HTS for Imported items

-Reconcile periodic liquidations with Customs on import duty issues and duty errors

-Conduct global audit by traveling and conducting corporate standard audits for trade compliance of specific corporate sites

-Always conducting Gap analysis in all aspects of trade compliance

-Established Web based Trade Compliance training, for the areas in ITAR, EAR, Import and Anti-Boycott Law

OTHER:

SKILLS

-Proficient in Microsoft Windows, Outlook, Office Suite,

-MS Visio (flow charting tools)

-SAP international trade module

-SharePoint international compliance module

-MS Project

-Expert in verbal communications and in group settings

-Technical writer

-Accomplished in Industrial Engineering

EDUCATION

-International Relations Certification (MBA equivalent) U.S. Air Force Air University, Air Command And Staff College

-B.S., Industrial Technology and Business Administration (double major), Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

-A.A.S., Aircraft Maintenance Technology, Community College of the Air Force, Montgomery, Alabama

-Air Training Command - Commanders Course

RELATED TRAINING

-International Trade and Compliance Department of Commerce

-International Trafficking Arms Regulation Compliance Program

-“Import Regulations” “General Rules of Interpretation” and “Harmonized Tariff Schedule”

-Organizational Risk Management (ORM)

-Process Engineering for Semiconductors - Furnace operations for wafer fabrication

-SI crystal growth - Oxidation - Diffusion

-IC metallization - Particulate contamination

-Fundamentals of yield analysis - Epitaxy

-Six Sigma - Statistical Process Control

-Test, Design Theories and Application

CERTIFICATIONS

-“BPI” Best Practice Improvements Green Belt Certified

-ISO9001 Certified

-Defense Department cleared for "SECRET" (expired)

-FAA A&P license #3566026

-Department of Commerce Certified Export Licensing Officer

-Department of Defense Trade Controls Certified Licensing Officer

-Recognized as Subject Matter Expert on Export Compliance post graduate level

-Fluent in Spanish

-Qualified Training Instructor- Instructional Systems Development (USAF)

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE VETERAN:

o“Operation Iraqi Freedom”

o“Operation Enduring Freedom”



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