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Quality Management

Texas City, Texas, United States
November 13, 2017

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Faisal “JIMMY” Ahmed

**** **** ***** ***** *********, Texas 76051



•Multi-talented quality engineering leader with over 20 years of experience providing strategic business development and technical leadership for leading organizations within the aerospace, oil and gas and steel industries

•Highly qualified technician formally trained and accomplished in the areas of project management, quality assurance, and quality control and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) hand selected by Pratt & Whitney as a RT Level III certification.

•Influential project leader with proven track record of results having successfully led two highly complex and regulated water treatment plant construction projects overseeing budgets of more than $250MM

•Process driven advisor with and exceptional track record of streamlining and improving quality operations reducing costs and rework by up to 20% and eliminating external costs by up to $16MM

•Highly respected business partner and manager skilled at working within fast paced, complex environments having built and led teams of up to 5– select member of the material review board (MRB) at three companies


Aircraft Certs Consulting Services, Quality & Sales, Southlake, TX, 2012 – Present

•Oversee quality assurance and consult across all phases of the sales process, from contract development through product delivery, guiding current and future product applications and solutions for dozens of clients

•Built organization’s first-ever internal quality function significantly improving marketability and credibility

•Research, analyze and evaluate complex contracts valued up to $5MM assessing viability and negotiating established delivery, material and testing specification requirements

•Significantly improved contract profitability achieving margins of up to 30%

•Actively participate in client negotiations providing critical input into key aspects of contracts, including fees and vendors.

•Evaluated NDT results and wrote reports

•Hire, train and manage highly qualified engineering teams of up to four overseeing testing, directing assignments and negotiating contractor fees

•Attended meetings with clients as management representative (MR) for the company

•While still associated with A-Certs as a consultant I also worked with the following companies.

Turbine Resources Incorporated, Quality & Sales (Contractor), Euless, TX, 2013

Specializes in the repair of heavy industrial gas turbine engines for industry leaders, including General Electric and Siemens-Westinghouse

•Led a team of 22 engineers and welders overseeing all repair processes ensuring full compliance with contract requirements and testing methodologies for complex projects of up to $5MM

•Monitored up to five large scale repair projects at a time communicating directly with the client

•Redesigned reporting procedures and tools delivering clients a simplified, but comprehensive summary of repair processes and compliance checks significantly improving overall customer satisfaction

•Built an internal job tracker process providing real-time status on all open orders reducing repair cycle time by more than 20% and improving overall quality

•Proactively trained and coached team of 10 welders to identify and remediate recurrent repair issues successfully reducing rework by more than 30% – initiated plan to develop and launch a welders training program

•Attended meetings with clients as management representative (MR) for the company.

•Performed various NDT (FPI/DPT) and dimensional inspection on turbine blades and components and wrote reports.

Sete Energy Saudi, Supervisor Quality, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2010 – 2012

Lead developer and EPC contractor of water treatment projects across Saudi Arabia

•Oversaw compliance with contractual quality requirements throughout the design, construction, commissioning and start up phases of two major water treatment projects valued collectively at more than $250MM

•Developed comprehensive scope of work documents for third party inspectors in pumps, motors and structures defining requirements for hundreds of components, including pumps, motors, steel material and electrical equipment.

•Evaluated NDT (DPT/RT/UT) results and wrote reports

•Communicated regularly with portfolio of over 100 vendors resolving all manufacturing and quality issues

•Managed teams of up to 50 engineers and subcontractors monitoring all activities to ensure full compliance with NDT standards and established project parameters

•Travelled frequently with clients to vendor manufacturing sites evaluating and approving more than 50 components

•Attended meetings with clients as management representative (MR) for the company

•Reduced quality budget by over $500K through the implementation of fine-tuned welding processes reducing construction defects and rework by more than 20% – successfully leveraged best practices across both projects

Alzamil Heavy Industries, Ltd. Procurement Supervisor Lead, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2003 – 2010

Designer, supplier, manufacturer, assembler, installer and monitor of capital equipment utilized in the oil, gas, refining, petrochemical, power generating, desalinating and defense industries

•Managed over 20 complex projects ensuring that the manufacturing of pressure vessels and storage tanks was in full compliance with ASME and API standards

•Attended meetings with clients as management representative (MR) for the company

•Assembled and led cross-functional teams, including representatives from estimation, engineering, procurement and business development, overseeing project budgets of up to $5MM

•Established purchasing standards and guidelines shaping procurement strategies, contract negotiations and relationship management of over 100 global vendors

•Consulted directly with vendors and customers traveling frequently to manufacturing sites throughout the world – efforts contributed to significant reductions in project delays by up to 25%.

•As a NDT level-II (in RT,UT,PT,DPT) I interpreted results for RT films and wrote reports

Hidada Ltd., Quality Supervisor, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1997 – 2003 (SAUDI CABLE)

Leader in the engineering and fabrication of quality steel products and a contractor for construction of storage tanks in the middle-eastern region

•Managed more than 20 domestic and international projects overseeing quality budgets of up to $10MM– led team of 35 inspectors across five manufacturing plants

•Attended quality/audit meetings with clients as management representative (MR) for the company for ISO-9001-ISO-9002.

•Successfully led certification process for pressure vessel manufacturing coordinating documents, responding to nonconformance reports and providing all necessary support earning ASME certification in pressure vessel manufacturing

•Certification enabled the business to grow by more than 40%

•Spearheaded and implemented a bar code labeling system used for thousands of SKUs significantly improving inventory management and reducing loss by 20%

•Proactively certified up to 15 inspectors in NDT level II testing saving company over $16MM by eliminating third party inspector fees

•Invited to participate in dozens of pre-inspection meetings with clients

Kreisler International Corporation, NDT Level III Radiographer, Elmwood Park, NJ, 1995 – 1997

Manufacturer of precision metal components and assemblies for military and commercial aircraft and industrial gas turbines

•Oversaw testing and certification of aircraft engine and fuel line components for Pratt & Whitney, the company’s largest client generating annual revenues of more than $5MM

•Hand selected by Pratt & Whitney to pursue level III certification in Radiography – completed in 1996

Developed and presented testing techniques gaining approval for use in the East Hartford, CT plant

•Recruited as key member of the National Aerospace Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP) audit

Tri-Star Aerospace, Inc., Inspection Supervisor, Tulsa, OK, 1992 – 1995

•Oversaw team of 17 inspectors responsible for reviewing material test certificates, auditing and testing vendors and approving aerospace components for major clients, including Boeing, Rockwell International and Northrop/Grumman/Rolls Royce and many more.

•Evaluated NDT reports results for the aircraft hardware components

•Attended meetings with clients as management representative (MR) for the company

Amspec/Sunoco, Quality Control/Lead NDT Level-II Radiographer, Tulsa, OK, 1989-1992

•Performed on-stream corrosion monitoring analysis utilizing a wide range of NDT methods (such as UT,RT,FPI,DPT,MPI and ET) ensuring all refinery equipment and components at the 100+ year old facility were in full compliance and properly maintained


Spartan College of Aeronautics – Tulsa, OK-1989

•Associates of Science in Quality Control/Quality Management and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Material Sciences

Roger State University – Claremore, OK-1987

•Associate of Science in Engineering

Southeastern Oklahoma State University – Durant, OK-1985

•General Engineering Courses


American Society for Non-destructive Testing (ASNT) Member (ID-223665)

•American Welding Society (AWS)

•Training Certificate in Certified Quality Engineering (CQE)

•Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Level II in RT,MT,PT,UT,ET,VT by Spartan College of Aeronautics under the guideline of ASNT-TC-1A and Level III in RT by Pratt & Whitney certification.

•Internal Auditor Training (sponsored by Hidada Ltd.), 2008

•Interests include boating, hiking, music.

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