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Six Sigma Engineering

Detroit, Michigan, United States
January 25, 2018

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Farmington Hills, MI *****

Cell: 248-***-****



To lead and participate in organizational transformation through the integrated application of preventative development, continuous Improvement methods and operational excellence principles. To develop win-win partnerships across the product development value chain. To lead and develop contemporary quality organizations by example, coaching, and teaching


College: Udacity,

Self Driving Car Nanodegree program (in progress)

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Master of Science, Industrial and Systems Engineering Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan

Bachelor of Science, Engineering (Mechanical)

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Doctor of Engineering program, 50% complete (Program in Manufacturing) University of Michigan, Army Management Staff College Stanford University, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Vehicles SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Strategic, results-driven reliability and quality manager

Outstanding interpersonal, problem prevention and problem solving skills

Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt in charge of leading deployment of Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma

Active in Six Sigma, Systems Engineering, Autonomous Vehicle, DFSS, ASQ, SAE and RAMS technical symposia

Defense, Government and Automotive business sector experience

Staff Officer, United States Coast Guard Aux, Department of Homeland Security

Expertise includes:

Quality Operational Excellence Problem solving

Interpersonal Skills Reliability / Robustness 6-Sigma / DFSS Shainin Red X Shainin Green Y Powertrain Design

Statistical Analysis Axiomatic Design Management

Deployment Management Autonomous Vehicles Systems Engineering EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

8-28-15 to BAE Systems, Combat Vehicle Systems Engineering Present Title: Senior Principle Reliability Engineer Lead the AMPV Reliability Engineering program effort. Lead and provide RAM mathematical analysis and technical inputs to system design and detailed designs to ensure a robust, high level reliable design for maximizing availability and sustainment to minimize the logistics footprint. Develop requirements breakdown and effect on allocation development. Apply various methods to perform allocations and down to the subsystem level. Lead and prepare RAM prediction and assessment models to at least the subsystem level. Lead and prepare inputs to Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis for early design (functional FMECA) through final design to at least the subsystem level. Track mitigation or elimination of failures modes to assess improvements. Lead and prepare reliability mathematical models and/or reliability block diagrams to at least the subsystem level. Input Test Incident Reports (TIRs) into Failure Reporting Analysis and Corrective Action System (FRACAS) database and interface with design team to address potential failure mode mitigation/elimination to at least the subsystem level. Lead the FRACAS implementation effort during test phases. Lead, develop and maintain reliability critical items list to at least the subsystem level. Use to assist design influence and track modifications to assist in assessing program success. Serve as BAE Systems internal consultant on Lean Six Sigma, Design for Six Sigma and Autonomous Vehicle Technology.

2-05-07 to US Army TACOM, LCMC Strategic Planning and Transformation 7-22-15 Title: Director, Transformation (G5) & Continuous Process Improvement Served as Director of the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, Strategic Planning and Transformation Continuous Process Improvement / Lean Six Sigma deployment cell. Recognized as the first Department of the Army certified Master Black Belt in April, 2008. Responsible for managing Lean Six Sigma deployment throughout TACOM LCMC business units and enterprise partners resulting in aggregate validated financial benefits of

$7.9B in 2008-2013. Developed an over-arching TACOM Lean Six Sigma deployment plan including training and certification requirements. Coach and mentor TACOM Black Belts and Green Belts in systems and transactional projects. Currently engaged in development of a world-class Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) and Structured Innovation training curriculum and certification program in partnership with Armament Research and Development Center and Tank Automotive Research and Development Center. Developed and conducted a series of twelve Systems Engineering tools and methods workshops to supplement Design for Six Sigma training. Served as lead MBB on high level, strategic materiel enterprise projects. Appointed as co-leader of the DoD / AMC Obsolescence Management / DMSMS IPT in 2014 - 2015 3-21-05 to General Dynamics Land Systems, Systems Engineering Directorate 2-05-07 Title: Senior Manager, Reliability, Robust Engineering and Six Sigma Served as corporate Design for Six Sigma Deployment Director in the Systems Engineering Directorate. Lead corporate wide deployment of Design for Six Sigma, and Lean Six Sigma (Transactional and Technical) on existing and emerging combat systems. Coached, mentored and lead 25 Lean Six Sigma Black Belts and 20 Design for Six Sigma Black Belts in the first deployment wave. Projects have generated an annual hard savings of over $22 million. Managed a staff of over 30 systems engineering personnel including reliability and robustness engineers, Six Sigma Master Black Belts and related specialists located at five corporate divisions. Lead the growth and transformation from reactive problem solving to preemptive problem prevention thru the application of DFSS, Robust Engineering, Axiomatic Design, TRIZ and contemporary quality engineering methodologies

8-13-2002 to DAIMLER CHRYSLER, Auburn Hills, Michigan 3-21-2005 Title: Master Black Belt & Reliability Specialist Serve as Shainin Green Y Deployment Coordinator, Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Reliability Specialist in Power Train Quality. Responsible for developing a vision of success and managing deployment of Shainin Green Y preemptive methods (DFSS) optimization and Red X problem solving methodologies in Power Train product development. Currently recruiting, training, leading and mentoring over 20 Black Belts, Black Belt Candidates and Green Belts engaged in engine, transmission and axle Green Y DFSS and Red X technical and transactional projects. Currently leading a pilot application of an innovative Bayesian Reliability based analysis system in Power Train engineering with University of Maryland. Developed a strategy to introduce Transactional Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) to Daimler Chrysler via a comprehensive deployment effort thru partnerships with key external providers. Certified as a Design for Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Shainin Preemptive Methods Black Belt 6-9-92 to FORD MOTOR COMPANY, Livonia, Michigan

8-12-2002 Title: Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt & Supervisor, Planetary Assemblies, Mechanical and Structural Sub-Systems Department, Automatic Transmission Engineering Operations

Assigned as Certified Consumer Driven Six Sigma Master Black Belt in Powertrain Quality. Successfully completed extensive Six Sigma Black Belt and Master Black Belt training and development program. Led Black Belts engaged in DMAIC and DFSS technical and transactional projects with annual savings in excess of $50 mil and highly significant customer satisfaction, reliability and robustness impact. Serve as supervisor of ten product development engineers engaged in the design and release of automatic transmission planetary gear assemblies and components. Responsible for providing component design, release and development support for major ATEO transmission system. Leading the deployment of FPDS Engineering Processes (Robust Engineering Process) on emerging transmission system planetary gear assemblies. Lead section engineers in achieving functional, NVH, cost, weight, high mileage reliability, robustness and customer satisfaction targets in planetary assembly design. Serve as department Key Life Test development champion and Benchmarking champion and member of Powder Metals Strategic Commodity Team and 5R110W 250,000 mile useful life robustness team. Title: Supervisor, Automatic Transmission Reliability & Robustness Reliability and Robustness Engineering Department, PTO Quality Office Served as supervisor of the Automatic Transmission Reliability and Robustness Implementation Section of the Reliability and Robustness Implementation Department in Powertrain Operations. Provided technical and managerial leadership to a staff of 12 Reliability and Robustness Implementation Engineers Six Sigma Black Belts, and Technical Specialists co-located with product design activities at ATEO. Participated in teams developing and applying new corporate Reliability and Robustness methodologies including 6 Sigma, Key Life Testing, Real World Usage Profile development, FRACAS, SPC, FMEA, QFD, Taguchi Methods, Axiomatic Design and Bayesian analysis techniques. Leading the effort to facilitate reliability driven process improvements with cross-functional teams and one-on-one situations. Leading a major transmission system design effort involving an innovative, principle driven, Robust Engineering/QFD Process. Title: Reliability Technical Specialist - Reliability Implementation Dept. Powertrain Systems Reliability Section, PTO Quality Office Served as a Reliability Technical Specialist in the Powertrain Systems Reliability Section of the Reliability Implementation Department in Powertrain Operations. Tasked with developing a framework for a comprehensive reliability implementation program for assigned powertrain system. Currently exploring new reliability methods and contemporary quality engineering tools for application to assigned system. Provide leadership, technical support and mentorship to reliability implementation engineers co- located in assigned organization. Develop, implement and manage a reliability test tracking and FRACAS process. Served as chairman of a corporate level effort to develop a Reliability Data System including data linkage to proving grounds and automated reliability growth models.

Title: Reliability Engineer, Reliability New Methods Dept. Served as a Reliability Engineer in the Test Methods Section of the Reliability New Methods Department in Powertrain Operations. Currently leading the Powertrain effort to develop a comprehensive reliability failure reporting and corrective action database and serve as chairman of the corporate level effort to develop a Reliability Data System. Served on a reliability database benchmarking team. Responsible for planning, coordinating and executing transmission and driveline reliability test method development programs. Serve as the department technical expert in operational and environmental profile compilation and translation into system operational profiles. Also involved in developing a methodology to optimize testing utilizing customer operational and environmental profiles and is supporting reliability test planning and duty cycle development for electric vehicles. Member in a team chartered with the developing a methodology to determine transmission performance degradation and predict reliability utilizing final test, end of line and high mileage data sources. 7-11-90 to ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL, Troy, Michigan

6-9-92 Title: Systems Engineering Supervisor, Government Products Managed a core systems engineering support organization responsible for design, development and manufacturing of government/military tactical vehicle and armored car transmissions, axle assemblies, transfer cases, drivelines, brakes and ancillary systems. Develop conceptual engineering proposals and detailed program plans for customer's advanced military vehicle powertrain systems. Coordinate the manufacturing assets of over ten plants involved in producing sub-systems and components to be integrated into managed military products and systems. Plan, develop and execute highly complex requisite test programs such as first article, initial production and monthly control tests. Interface with government defense contract management representatives to certify Rockwell compliance pursuant to applicable regulatory statutes on sustaining contracts. 6-11-81 to US ARMY TANK AUTOMOTIVE COMMAND

7-10-90 Title: Chief, Project Control Branch, Fabrication Division Served as Chief of the Project Control organization in the Design and Manufacturing Technology Directorate of the Research, Development and Engineering Center. Responsible for supervision of personnel engaged in estimating, planning, scheduling, controlling and monitoring all R&D fabrication programs. Served on the Common Chassis Advanced Technology Transition Demonstrator (CCATTD) source selection and evaluation board in the areas of program planning, risk analysis and contractor scoring analysis and summary.

Title: Development Manager

Assigned as Development Manager of the Future Armored Resupply Vehicle (FARV) system of the Army Heavy Forces Modernization program. Involved in the concept, formulation, program risk assessment, matrix team organization, core staff management, program schedule, acquisition strategy development, resource management, contractor interface and user requirements definition. Developed reliability predictions, reliability growth plans and RAM assessments for emerging advanced systems. Also have served as Deputy Weapon System Manager, Advanced Systems Development Division with responsibility for a major emerging system, the Armored Maintenance Vehicle.

Title: Chief, Technical Support Division

Served as Chief of the Technical Support Division of the Research, Development and Engineering Center. Responsible for managing vehicle propulsion systems, computer simulation, electrical components, track, suspension, tire and air flow test laboratories. Exercised administrative and technical supervision of a staff consisting of four first-line technical supervisors and approximately 50 support personnel including engineering technicians and project engineers. Responsibilities included resource planning, work force management, position management, organization design, technical training, project management and laboratory modernization planning. Accomplishments include: upgrading laboratory computer aided test/data acquisition systems and engine dynamometer test cells for conducting NATO performance exhaust, emission and fuel economy tests on military diesel and turbine engines. Provided technical support on advanced military vehicle cooling system design and development efforts. Title: Project Engineer/Consultant on the following:

- Tracked military vehicle power pack design integration and development.

- Heavy-duty diesel engine charge air cooling system design, development and testing.

- Wheeled-armored combat vehicle driveline design. Title: Mechanical Engineer

Responsible for planning, coordinating and executing engineering projects concerned with research, design, development and application of military vehicle transmission systems. Responsibility encompassed military wheeled vehicle transmission and tracked vehicle transmission, steering and braking functions. Monitored and managed feasibility, design and development projects performed by contract, in-house efforts or other government agencies. Experience in performing technical analysis of vehicle propulsion systems, coordinating contract personnel activities, preparing cost estimates, contract administration and evaluation of bids and contract awards. Conducted computer simulation and analysis for prediction of vehicle performance parameters.


-Presented a technical session on Autonomous Vehicle Reliability Methodology at the GVSETS symposium, August 2017

-Served as key note speaker on Autonomous Vehicles at the 2015 RAMS Symposium

-Owner of the global Autonomous Vehicle Community of Practice group on LinkedIn


-Presented a Design for Six Sigma Analytics paper at the third annual WCBF DFSS Conference, 2009, Las Vegas

-Member of INCOSE

-Served on the 2008 Global Six sigma Summit and Industry Awards Panel

-Lead a technical session on Design for Six Sigma at the 2007 Applied Reliability Symposium

-Lead a technical session on Design for Six Sigma at the 2nd WCBF Annual DFSS conference.

-Serve as Vice Chair of the RAMS International Symposium management committee

- Presented a technical session on “Practical Application of DFSS with a Focus on Axiomatic Design” at the 2004 DFSS for Manufacturing Conference

- Served as moderator of two technical sessions at the 2004 RAMS Symposium.

- Serve as Vice Chair of the SAE Automotive Quality and Process Improvement Committee

- Presented tutorial and case study on Design for Six Sigma and Axiomatic Design at the 2004 SAE Annual Congress and Exposition

- Presented a parameter design case study at the 2003 Spring Research Conference on Statistics in Industry and Technology at University of Dayton, 2003

- Served as FMEA/FTA Session Moderator at 2003 RAMS Symposium, January 2003

- Presented a technical paper on mechanism design and synthesis at the 2001 ASME Annual Congress and Exposition, NY, November, 2001

- Technical Session Chair, First Annual Probabilistic Methods Conference, June, 2001

- Served as Technical Session leader on Reliability Growth Methodologies at the 27th Annual Reliability Testing Institute, University of Arizona, May, 2001

- Authored and presented paper on "Partitioning System Architecture to Optimize Reliability while Limiting the Impact of Cost, Weight and Schedule" at the 2000 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition

- Appointed as technology interchange session leader in the First International Conference on Axiomatic Design at MIT, June, 2000.

- Served as technology interchange session leader for 6 Sigma in the Second International Conference on Axiomatic Design at MIT, June, 2002.

- Served on the SAE Reliability, Maintainability and Supportability G-11 Committee as Chairman of the Education and Training Committee and RMSL Workshop in Dallas, 1998 and Auburn Hills, 1999.

- Serve on the Cooling Systems Committee, Society of Automotive Engineers and the Truck and Bus Military Industry Tire Technology Subcommittee, Society of Automotive Engineers.

- Serve as a Technical Paper Evaluator, Society of Automotive Engineers and ASME.

- Member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

- Authored and presented a technical paper on "Reliability Growth Methodologies" at the 54th Annual Quality Congress, ASQ, May, 2000

-Completed Department of Homeland Security Emergency Management Institute (ICS- 100, ICS-200, ICS-700 and ICS-800)


Numerous U.S. Government and industry management and technical training courses successfully completed including Six Sigma Master Black Belt training. Training in the following computer languages and application software: Python, MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access, Windows, Minitab, Basic, Fortran, Freelance, CADDS, Autocad, Harvard Graphics, Operations Research, Weibull Smith and Reliasoft AWARDS

Received official Dept. of the Army commendation and cash award July, 1985 for serving as program manager of an international military combat vehicle project. Credited with coordinating the complex vehicle's concept formulation, design, fabrication, testing and air shipment to the recipient foreign country in a total of 74 days. Received an ASQC "Cecil Craig" award for a paper authored on "Predicting High Mileage Reliability" in 1995. Received Customer Driven Quality Awards (CDQA) for Corporate Reliability Data System, Powertrain Reliability Database project, Alternative Fuel Team Reliability support, Transmission QFD and several Automatic Transmission Robustness projects in 1994- 1999.

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