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Engineering Manager

Saginaw, Michigan, United States
May 21, 2018

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Ismael Rex

*** ****** **, *******, ** *****810-***-**** ●

Qualifications Summary

Demonstrated leadership in new product development with culturally and globally diverse team environments, with extensive knowledge and practical experience in delivering high-quality work products, including circuit designs, schematics, and product documentation, in a competitive environment. Emphasis in Design, Test (Probe and Final Test) and Product (characterization) engineering.

Areas of expertise also include:

New Product Development

Engineering Group Development

Project Management

Project Optimization

Qualification testing

Cycle Time Reduction

Driving Operational Excellence

International Company Development

Business Development

Quality control of imported equipment

Test Hardware Price Reduction

International team management


Team Leadership and Project Management

Lead Philippine CLARK Spin group with Leadership development and Power NPD Project ramping.

Lead new product development teams from business plans to release, with members located in India, Americas, and Asia-Pacific.

Received an award for timely development of a new power management device platform.

Received award for managing a product that’s revenue had a net revenue of more than, $15 million.

Held training classes for manufacturing engineers and technicians to better understand new LDO and Supervisor products.

Lead HPA/PWR Co-Op recruiting at University of Arizona, Texas Tech, and Georgia Tech.

Developed Characterization Engineering skills within the Linear Reg Spin team.

Lead development of automation of Characterization labs.

Implemented quality control on incoming electronic products from China.

Customer Interaction

Design lead for a customer evaluation of low current LDO for medical application. Went on customer visits for product definition and design tradeoffs.

Collaborated with customers to design solar and UPS systems for large and medium size installations.

Increased sales by implementing training/sales seminars with customer.

Interacted with Mindanao power cooperatives for 10 to 20M watt solar farms.

Developed solar farm business proposals to show cost saving and profitability of new installations.

Product and Test Engineering

Developed automated device characterization methodology for business unit’s entire product line; lead software and hardware development to execute plans for 55% reduction in cycle time, improve tri-temperature data collection and reduce datasheet development time by 8 weeks.

Streamlined product performance and test-time reductions as part of continuous improvement in manufacturing; drove corrective Product & Test actions to develop and sustain profitable & manufacturable products.

Generated paretos of major test failure mechanisms for yield enhancement and provided feedback to global manufacturing teams for initiating numerous process improvements and product design revisions.

Achieved prompt corrective and preventive action results for internal as well as sub-contractor processes, and institutionalized the identified actions as part of failure analysis activities.

Developing Technical Talent

Mentored entry level engineers to develop them as project managers. Included training on Galileo, Microsoft Project, project planning, and various TI internal documentation system. Also coached for team building and project team management.

Developed Characterization Engineering skills within the Linear Reg Spin team. Mentored and trained core team members on project management, test and characterization methodologies used by Linear Regulator Product Line.

Mentored entry level engineers to develop them as test engineers. Included training on the Eagle Test System, Debug Methodology, LDO testing, test best practices, and handler/prober use. In addition guided in board design methods included grounding, low level signal routing, and component placement. Also mentored on good engineering practices to enable quick debug, documentation, and reusability.

Mentored and trained engineers from TIM on project management, test and characterization methodologies used by Linear Regulator Product Line.

Mentored new engineers as characterization engineers. Included training on Eagle Test system, Automated Bench Board and LDO characterization methodologies.

Mentored and guided entry level technician to develop them as engineering technicians. Included PC layout techniques, bench and over temperature testing, quality testing, and technician best practices.

Developed best practices procedures for solar installations.

Mentored and developed technical talent for solar installation teams.

Employment History

2017-Present 2012-2017

Rex Alternative Energy Consulting, Saginaw MI

Senior management position, First Energy Solutions Provider Inc. Angeles City Philippines


Engineering Manager, Texas Instruments, Clark Philippines


Test Engineering Manager, Texas Instruments, Tucson AZ


Characterization Manager, Texas Instruments, Tucson AZ


Project Manager, Texas Instruments, Tucson AZ


Design Engineer, Burr-Brown/Texas Instruments, Tucson AZ


Test Engineer, Burr-Brown/Texas Instruments, Tucson AZ


BS – Electrical Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

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