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Electrical Engineer Manager

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
February 25, 2018

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Randall Meyer, P.E.

Ooltewah, TN 423-***-**** LinkedIn Profile

Senior Engineering Manager – 25+ Years’ Experience

Achievement-oriented Senior Manager with extensive experience in engineering management and people management across the food, power, and controls industries. Proven track record of executing multi-million dollar projects for major food manufacturer – McKee Foods Corp. Background includes providing technical supervision and quality review of electrical engineering design work for power and control system projects. Provides exceptional skills in resource and project management identifying opportunities for process improvement. Provides steady performance and delivers professionalism at all times.

Core Competencies

Engineering Management

Budget Management

Lean Manufacturing

Operations Management

Vendor Management

Contract Negotiation

Project Management

Resource Management

Process Improvement

Professional Experience

Ranco Engineering Consulting – Ooltewah, TN

Principal Electrical Engineer 2015 – Present

Serves as Principal Electrical Engineer providing contract services, including engineering project management, industrial power systems design, system integration, and process improvement. Provided consulting services to Koontz-Wagner during a contract covering project engineering and quality review resulting in 30%+ profit on a major project.

Mesa Associates, Inc. – Chattanooga, TN

Power Generation Electrical, Instrumentation & Control Department Manager 2011 – 2015

Delivered leadership and support for various projects affiliated with Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, and Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Provided technical management for projects as Lead Engineer, including arc flash, 200HP variable speed pump, flow meter replacements, switchgear, motor control centers, and relay protection and security.

Managed, directed, and evaluated staffing team of 23 engineers and designers as well as CAD and field technicians

Served as Lead Engineer providing for the design of new 3.62 MW Mammoth Pool reservoir penstock/powerhouse

Directed as Lead Engineer for arc flash, load studies, shield voltage, and NERC-CIP security at hydroelectric generation plants

Led technical analysis of forces caused by an electrical fault on 161kV cables at a pumped storage facility for TVA

Chattanooga Electric Power Board – Chattanooga, TN

Key Accounts Manager 2009 – 2011

Managed organization’s large industrial and commercial accounts by developing relationships with major clients. Served as link of communication between key customers and internal teams to ensure the effective delivery of company solutions. Resolved any issues or problems faced by customers and resolved any complaints to maintain trust.

Supervised assigned industrial and commercial accounts generating 60%+ of the company’s $611M in annual revenue

Directed the daily activities for a team of Key Account Engineers supporting the company’s largest accounts

Negotiated customer contracts and managed department budgets and comprehensive support contract with TVA

Ranco Investments & Holdings – Ooltewah, TN

Self-Employed –Investments 2007 – 2009

McKee Foods Corporation – Collegedale, TN

Corporate Electrical Group Manager 1992 – 2007

Corporate Electrical Engineer 1982 – 1992

Managed team of 14 engineers and 4 drafters as Corporate Electrical Group Manager executing annual department operating budget of $1.1M. Responsible for negotiating major vendor contracts, including Wonderware, Rockwell Automation, and Chattanooga EPB. Championed Ethernet connectivity for new production lines laying foundation for collecting real-time data resulting in $25M in annual savings. Built consensus with Corporate Electrical Engineers and Plant Engineers representing 5 plants across 3 locations. Introduced intelligent Human Machine Interface (HMI) software improving production processes.

Assisted Legal Department to build defense against the Lemelson Foundation’s bar code and vision patent claims

Collaborated on installing new 161kV substation resulting in savings of $2.2M during the first 10-year contract

Supported internal development of automatic feeder technology; increased utilization 0 to 35% of wrapper systems

Guided successful selection and installation of first top loaded robotic carton loader and product inspection systems

Purchased first commercial email system for intra-group communication becoming company standard in future years

Implemented real-time data collection through Wonderware’s Industrial SQL server resulting in ~$350M in savings

Department Lead supporting implementation of Maximo and Oracle ERP (formerly GEMMS)

Tennessee Valley Authority – Chattanooga, TN

Electrical Engineer 1980 – 1982


Bachelor of Science (BS) in Electrical Engineering

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga – Chattanooga, TN

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Applied Mathematics

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga – Chattanooga, TN

Registrations & Affiliations

Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) – Tennessee

Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers – Member

Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

Finance Officer Civil Air Patrol (CAP)

Technical Skills

Microsoft Office Suite - Microsoft Project - Maximo – Oracle ERP (GEMMS) - RFP Review

Electrical Design Drawings – PLC/HMI Programs

Power Distribution Designs - Electrical Power & Control System Design

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