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Product Development Manager

Portland, Oregon, United States
January 05, 2018

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JAMES A. GATES King City, OR ***** (503) ***-**** (Mobile)


PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT NEW PRODUCT INTRODUCTION DESIGN ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT ADVANCED MANUFACTURING Accomplished, dedicated, versatile, and customer focused product development leader with extensive experience owning and managing complex, high tech product development projects from conception to high volume production. Skilled in developing collaborative software and hardware partnerships to deliver on customer, quality, and efficiency objectives. Impeccable follow- through on commitments as evidenced by a track record for meeting customer commitments 100% of the time. Expertise:

Board/System Analysis & Development ODM Management in Asia Automation – High Volume Production

Change Management(Sustaining) Design, Testing & Validation Manufacturing & Production Planning

Supply Chain Management/Coordination BIOS/FW/Agile/Scrum Master Customer Relations (OEM, ISV, Disti) WORK HISTORY AND RESPONSIBILITY DETAIL

EDWARDS VACUUM - January 2017 – March, 2017

Project Engineer – Supported Intel Fabs with Edwards abatement and pumps in the sub fab Chaired an Edwards/Intel joint task force that managed improvements to 7 new Wet Electrostatic Precipitator (WESP) products:

Chaired problem-solving meetings with Intel twice a week

Maintained a log file that tracked WESP pressure and voltage readings daily. Graphed each WESP showing negative trends

Managed multiple changes in a controlled manner to improve efficiency and reduce preventative maintenance cycles

Formalized approved changes through ECOs

ILED TECHNOLOGIES LLC – START UP October 2015 – August 2016 Product Development Manager – Consumer LED “Made in USA” Light bulb development Owned all aspects of product development including:

Planning, schedule, budget and supervision and payroll of an Electrical Engineer and a Mechanical Engineer.

Utilized Agile methodology on Project Management Plan.

Supplier selection including quoting, contract development and final negotiations.

Managing circuit board development from schematic to CAD as well as final assembly development.

Development and execution of a “Lights Out” robotic automation process with a 4 second beat rate and 400K units/month.

BOM Management and driving costs down using automation and soft/hard tooling.

Interfacing and presenting to investors and customers. INTEL CORPORATION January 1997 – January 2015

Product Development Manager - Intel Server Platforms, Boards and Software Development, NPI (2004-2015) Provided product development leadership initial planning stages through HVM for 20 direct and 50 indirect server products.

Developed Statement of Works (SOWs) and worked with design partners (ODMs) to develop custom products in Asia.

Reviewed SAP reports to make material risk/buy and ground/air decisions.

Drove the development of one of Intel’s most complicated 4-socket Romley based servers from conception to production.

Oversaw Contract Management, Cost & Budget Ownership, Build Planning, and Change Management as the McAfee engineering and product interface on a custom product (Rubicon II).

Identified and delivered over $500K in cost savings by converting to a newer power supply.

Drove product development teams to ensure the test readiness for the first Jaketown EN silicon. Successfully met goal of six layers. Received a Divisional Team Award in recognition of project success. Led teams to achieve board test readiness Program Manager - Systems, Boards and Software Development Consumer Electronics Group (CEG), NPI (2001-2004)

Directed a program to develop a complete home set top box reference design, developed seven boards and two systems. Met budget parameters ($5M) and delivered a working whole home demo at the 2003 IDF. Account manager for Toshiba. Engineering Program Manager - Systems, Boards & Software Internet Management & Appliance Division (1999-2001)

Account manager for the HP custom SKUs (Sagebrush/Pike 1.0 and 2.0 Appliance Server programs).

Led the development of Intel’s first web based store selling ISV software. Oversaw the validation of the ISV software. Program Manager - New Module Product Introduction Mobile Module Operations – NPI Laptop support (1997-1999)

Led the Muir mobile module project which generated over $3B in revenue on 8M units. Delivered modules within a week of CPU availability. Managed over 25 SKUs and 70 BOMs. Made all sample commitments on time. James A. Gates (503) ***-**** (Mobile) Page 2 of 2 ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS

Master of Arts, Organizational Management UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering OREGON INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY PMP Exam Preparation Course (35 hours) – PMP target certification February, 2018) PROJECT MANAGEMENT ACADEMY Microsoft Expert in Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, and Project CERTIFICATION AND CIVIC SERVICE


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