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Manager Engineering

Plano, Texas, United States
February 28, 2018

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Franz T. Crystal

**** ********** **. *****, ** 75023 Cell: 972-***-**** Home: 972-***-****


Experienced team management with over 20 years of experience in defining and growing organizations to meet financial targets. Strong Program Management experience with a demonstrated ability to acquire technical knowledge and skills rapidly. Innovative problem solver, able to see the business and technical sides of a problem. Proven leadership and strong drive to achieve results quickly and efficiently.


U.S. Patent 7472043 - Mass Customization Configurator.

US Patent application 62/511,103 – LCD Hat, 3 other design and utility Patents in process for 2017.

Established portfolio of multiple products to introduce connected technology into an apparel company, which established a new corporate image rollout at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show.

Implemented growth strategy through aggressive pricing and implementation of tracking tools to validate and improve pricing practices to achieve $18M in design services.

Managing all aspects of the Industrial Design Center taking products from feasibility to production, both overseas and in the US. Products include POS devices, LED lighting solution, solar power generation, defense products, consumer electronics, RF communications, wearable solutions, smart connectivity products and security systems.

Managed and grew a rapid prototyping business to over $500K in metal fabrication and plastic printing with SLA, Zprinting and FDN. Implemented prototyping through utilization of SLA printing of molding tools and soft plastic forming.

Implemented processes to increase consistent quoting, project tracking and continuous improvement. Tools include Work Breakdown Structures, Product Requirement documentation and product Validation processed to measure and grade success.

Application Development Management of mobile and web based applications.

Work Experience:

One61 Studios

a division of Bioworld Merchandising, Irving, TX 12/16-2/18

Positions: Director of Product Development, IoT

Build and manage a “Connected” strategy across all product categories.

-Project and Product Management of multiple products simultaneously. Including building and driving schedules, building user stories for application development, standardizing application styles to a common interface, building requirements for hardware development, building test strategies for product validation and driving design team to milestones and stakeholder targets. Managed off-shore Application development teams.

-Design and implementation of a tracking family of products that include CatM, LTE, Bluetooth, GPS and Voice Recognition technologies .Products include Luggage tracker, BLE tracker, Smart wallet, Smart gloves, Smart hats and connected thermal cooling and heated devices.

-Implemented and released a full smartwatch strategy with initial soft launch.

-Implemented multiple wearable lighted technologies including EL, LED and LCD.

-NPI with overseas manufacturers to establish cost effective supply chain solutions.

-Evaluate and implement technologies to support an ODM product strategy.

-Built an Overseas support and warranty call center.

-Setup local and overseas design resources for quick and cost effective product development.

-Established a team of app developers and strategy to support development.

Flextronics – Plano Design Center - Plano, TX 2/11-12/16

Positions: Director of Engineering and Operations

Managing Contract Engineering Business to target products into EMS facilities.

-Strategic design center director with revenue growth at 300% and resource growth at 150%.

-Managed technical direction and target markets to establish an innovation strategy to grow design service as a new market for Flextronics.

-Manage Design Engineering and Operations for NPI and prototype builds and support migration to manufacturing across multiple global manufacturing sites.

-Value Engineering services to cost reduce and incorporate DFM practices.

-Manage resources from a global talent pool to accommodate aggressive time constraints including off shore software development.

-Manage all client relationships and commitments.

CyrusOne – Lewisville, TX 5/09 to 2/11

Position: Implementation Manager

Managed design and migration of datacenters into high reliable Co-location datacenters.

-Technical lead and Project Management - Overseeing the design, implementation of assets, testing of assets, and customer verification of the high availability data center environment.

-Scope new business opportunities.

-Manage co-location floor planning for Lewisville, Dallas and Austin facilities.

-CFD Modeling and Analysis for data center airflow and system cooling.

-Design and balance data center power and cooling.

-Data center management and facilities support.

-Document processes for Operations handoff.

Tellabs - Dallas, TX 8/98 to 12/08

Position: Development Manager

Managed all aspects of the Engineering Services Organization to support to a $350 Million Access Business.

-OEM development of Hardened Servers, routers and optical switching equipment with full lifecycle support from Product implementation to obsolescence.

-Product line management focused on Telecom class 4 equipment, voice/video and data switching equipment, optical switching equipment, and mobile telecommunications equipment.

-Managed Document Control process and system using Agile.

-Managed a global team of CAD designers with up to 150 board spins per year.

-Engineering Design and Development environment for MCAD and ECAD tools.

-R & D Lab services, including Calibration and safety processes.

-Coordinate all Engineering platform strategies.

-Project Management of application development and implementations to the Access Business.

-Infrastructure management utilizing Veritas, Active Directory and VMware.

-Engineering IT System Administration on UNIX, Linux and Windows servers including all levels of user support, network policies and security, switching and optimization.

DSC Communication Corp. - Plano, TX 2/94 to 8/98

Position: Principal Engineer

-Tool and design process implementation

-UNIX system administration.

-Support of Mentor Graphics all EDA tools on HPUX, IRIX and Solaris.

-Maintained a working environment for PROE mechanical design tools on SGI and HPUX.

-Application Development and Web development.

-Primary technical leader for Engineering network connectivity with multiple mixed operating systems.

Honeywell/Sperry Air Transport. - Phoenix, AZ. 10/83 to 2/94

Position: Senior Software Engineer

-Design support and R&D analysis.

-Provided technical assistance with interfacing between multiple different computer systems.

-Application development and support to the EDA environment.

-Software development for ASIC and PCB fabrication support.

-Software development for productivity automation.

-System administrative support on Vax 785 and Vax 8350 running VMS.

-System administrative support Microvax Megatech Graphic workstations used for PCB layout

-Acting Manager for CAD and EDA tool support


Western International University, Phoenix AZ.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems

San Jose State University

Course studies in Physics

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