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VP/Director Quality or Maintenance/Sustainment

Fort Worth, Texas, United States
February 08, 2018

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Abbreviated Resume Kenneth Brett Armistead 817-***-****

Aviation Maintenance and Quality Programs

Airlines, MRO & Manufacturing/Production Executive and Senior Management Professional


MRO / Maintenance Modifications/Completions Manufacturing Processes

Airline Operations Project Management Defense Operations

Commercial & Military Production Management Quality Processes

Over 25 years of combined aviation Project and Program Management, Production, Manufacturing, LRIP transition to HIRIP, Airline Line Maintenance Operations, MRO and Sustainment Engineering, Completions, Modifications and Alterations, STC's, Quality, Lean, Safety, Training, both Military and Commercial, Major MRO and Airline Technical Operations, and Aircraft Dismantlement with Components Harvest Programs.

Credentials/Licenses/Associations: FAA A & P, FAA Inspection Authorization, FCC Radio Operator, Aircraft Return to Service Authorizations, Multi-Fleet type RII, NDT Certifications, Six Sigma Greenbelt, Prior Top Secret Clearance w/ SAR, Member AOPA and Society for Flight Test Engineers, Continuous Improvement Champion, over 3000 hours of aviation technical and management continuous learning. Passport and International experience including ITAR, commercial, military and War-Fighter Zone programs. FAA Accepted 119.67(c) DOM.

Sr. Engineer for ALS) 5/2017 to current DynCorp Int’l PMO. 14CFR 91 and 145 (Contract) Accountable Manager for Engineering PCOLS/ MIP/ CARS/ Supplier Audits/ Contract Compliance/ KPI’s.

Director of Maintenance 11/2016 – 5/ 2017

Dynamic International Airways .14CFR121, (Contract)

: Accountable Manager Aircraft Maintenance Organization.

Director of Quality/Safety/Lean/Training/Records/Tech Library 04/2016- 08/2016

Aviation Repair Technologies, 14CFR145,

Accountable Manager for Repair Station Quality (Contract)

Quality Control Logistics Management 12/2013 - 2/2016

DynCorp Int., Afghanistan for DOS Army Programs

Accountable Quality for all incoming and outgoing aircraft and facilities support.

Director of Quality, Lean, Training, Records and Safety 11/2012–12/2013

Aeroframe, 14CFR145 (Business Closed)

Accountable Manager for Repair Station Quality

Director of Quality Control-Chief Inspector 09/2011-3/2012

AAR Corp, 14CFR145 (Departed for Promotion)

Accountable Manager for Repair Station Quality.

Manager Production Operations and Engineering 11/2008-2/2011

Multi-national Navy Program at Lockheed, 14CFR21 (Departed for Promotion)

Accountable Manager P3 Extended Life Programs.

Manager Aircraft Maintenance/Modification/ Chief Inspector 07/2003- 11/2008

CATB-JSF Lockheed, 14CFR91 (Promotion)

Senior Manager MRO Operations 10/2002- 6/2003

Ozark Aviation Services 14CFR145 (Promotion)

Accountable Manager for Repair Station Aircraft Maintenance, Safety, Quality, Cost and Schedule.

Senior Manager Programs, MRO and Modifications 09/2001-10/2002

Commodore Aviation. 14CFR145 (Promotion)

Accountable Manager for Aircraft Maintenance, Safety, Quality, Cost and Schedule

Senior Manager Programs, MRO and Modifications 03/2001-9/2001

Dalfort Aviation. 14CFR145 (Promotion)

Accountable Manager for Aircraft Maintenance, Safety, Quality, Cost and Schedule.

Airline Technical Operations and Quality 1983/1995

American Airlines, Sun Country and Northwest Airlines. 14CFR121

Accountable for Aircraft Maintenance, Safety, Quality, Cost and Schedule.

Aircraft Production Operations and Quality 1980/2011

Boeing, Cessna, Rockwell, Lear, CTAS, Raytheon and Lockheed. 14CFR21

Accountable for aircraft and components manufacturing/ assembly/ installation. Details thru Final Assembly and Flight Line Customer Delivery.



Eastern New Mexico University Degreed 2015/ University of Phoenix and Texas State Technical

Experience Overview: Accountable Manager Operations up to 850 hands on labor, multiple shifts programs, Manage QMS, GPP, ESH, RSQM Compliance, LEAN Programs and Initiatives, POC Focal for Multiple Customers, DCMA and FAA positive relationships including all actions and resolutions, Developed bid proposals, schedules budgets, forecasts, CPI and SPI, manpower RIF/recruiting as required, cost reduction strategies. Managed Airline and MRO Maintenance, Training Department and Operations/Quality, Regulatory Compliance, Shipping and Receiving Inspections, Tooling equivalency determination, disposition of rejected/scrapped or quarantined parts, maintain compliance and completion of all aircraft records including major repairs/alterations and STC's. Manage multiple Customer Quality and RII Programs, Signature Authority for all 337's, 8130-9's, FAA LOI's and Self Disclosures. Competent in RCA, CAMPS, CAS, Cl, Lean, QMS and SMS. Strong Team Building, Mentoring and Career Development. Strong BSI and AOI Audit Compliance knowledge. Specialist in troubleshooting, CA development-implementation and validation. Am an SME for start-up programs with first articles thru transitions into high rates of production. Manage to Quality, Safety, Schedules, Budgets and develop/integrate all other programs and performance improvement methods/initiatives.

A more detailed technical Resume is available.

Kenneth Brett Armistead

4500 Knob Rd

Springtown, TX 76082


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