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Manager Product Development

Youngstown, Ohio, United States
May 18, 2018

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Small business owner/manager in DOD business. Management with experience in financial, engineering, research, new product development and planning, manufacturing, testing and engineering support. Oversee corporate planning, financial forecasting, product development and production. Classified Secret Clearance with DOD. Traveled extensively to support product development and plant operations. Valid passport, valid driver’s license, drug-free.



Owner/CEO, Rockhill Industries

Producer of optical sighting devices for the US Military and provider of prototype systems, engineering services and testing for military and commercial applications.

Setup of manufacturing facility for purposes of producing sighting devices and transparent armor for US Military

Formulated strategic business plan to guide operations

Developed and implemented control and estimating systems to manage and control all phases of the manufacturing process

Researched and prepared bid proposals, and competently negotiated contracts with government and commercial entities on behalf of company

Closely reviewed operations to contain costs, keep production on schedule and met all technical performance requirements (including ISO 9002)

Monitored financial reports to control the company’s overall financial health

SBIR work on Non-Focal Plane LASER Protection

Direct contracting for Focal Plane Agile LASER Protection for passive and powered optical sights – ongoing effort

Received the Golden Spade Award from Alliance Chamber of Commerce in 1997 for community development


Supplemental Work:

Consulting work for various D.O.D. companies

Civil Engineering work in Florida

Telemetry work for USAF

Engineering work on major construction projects

Industry consultant with D.O.D. Clearance, Secret Level


Manager, Universal Vision Systems Inc (Division of Opto Mechanik)

Oversaw operations for the production of optical systems for the US Military

Performed research and preparation of bids, successfully secured government contracts

Developed and implemented procedures for monitoring product quality and honoring deadlines for all government contracts (ISO 9002)

Marketed new product lines and provided engineering serviced to various government and commercial agencies

Employed 120-150 people


President and Founder. American Vision Systems

Orchestrated the set-up of the corporation for the manufacturing of various optical sights for military purposes

Developed strategic and business plans to guide the company’s operations

Developed an operational plan and estimating system for the company

Guided company operations until its sale to Opto Mechanik, Inc in 1992


Consultant, Laser Protection Systems

Provided consulting services to companies in the optics industry


General Manager/Sales Engineer, IMO Industries (Miller-Holzwarth Division)

Spearheaded the company’s sales from $3 million to over $16 million annually

Negotiated all government contracts while complying with all Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)

Increased employee base from 80 to 150+

Received the Outstanding Contractor Award in 1988 from Rock Island Arsenal


Engineer/Quality Control Inspector, IMO Industries (Miller-Holzwarth Division)

Successfully developed improved manufacturing processes

Pioneered a new process for optical systems which met the military requirements for the M1A2 Main Battle Tank for General Dynamics, and the M2/M3 Bradley vehicles for United Defense

Generated working drawings and specifications to meet military standards for production

Designed, developed and launched a new second assembly facility for production of optical systems


Machinist, IMO Industries (Miller-Holzwarth Division)

Received State of Ohio Machinist Journeyman’s papers


Associate in Applied Science, Stark State College of Technology

108 credits completed toward BA Finance/Physics, Mount Union College

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