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Fenton, Michigan, United States
May 21, 2018

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THOMAS P. HYSLOP 810-***-****

Fenton, Michigan


Management, Finance, and Operations Professional with extensive Automotive and Aerospace/Defense experience. Demonstrated ability to deliver creative ideas and innovative solutions to complex issues that drive improved efficiency and productivity. Skilled in working with and directing cross-functional teams of Direct and Indirect Engineers, Program, Finance, Logistics, Supply Chain, Estimating, and Contracts personnel.


Strong Analytical and Multitasking Abilities

Government Contracting & Procurement

Financial Management & Analysis

Engineering & Configuration Management

International Management Experience

Focused, Accurate, & Independent


General Dynamics Land Systems, Sterling Heights, MI 2005 - 2017

Senior Specialist, Engineering 2014 – 2017

Led Problem Review Boards for Abrams SEP V3/ECP1a, Stryker Contractor Test, & MRAP Programs.

oUsed Teamcenter to manage problem reports and manage vehicle configurations

Collaborated cross functionally with Design Engineering and Quality Engineering.

Processed engineering problem reports promptly using Teamcenter- positively impacting vehicle testing and delivery.

Manager, Finance & Administration, Cairo, Egypt 2012 - 2014

Egyptian Abrams M1A1 Tank Coproduction Manufacturing Technical Assistance (MTA) Program staffed by 33 Expatriates and 77 Local Nationals.

Supervised 7 Local National employees in Accounting/Finance, Procurement, USG Property, Information Technology, and Contracts.

Maintained expenses within $1.1M monthly budget in spite of civil unrest and a 2nd revolution in Egypt.

Guided procurement of $2.3M worth of vehicles and other goods and services $250K under budget.

Directed control of USG Property valued at $2.5M, passed USG audit.

Implemented Windows 7 upgrade $11K under $93K budget with short notice due to 2013 evacuation.

Deputy Program Manager 2006 - 2012

Stryker – a family of 8 wheeled armored combat vehicles produced in 10+ variants.

Fox – a 6 wheeled armored Nuclear, Chemical, Biological, Reconnaissance Vehicle produced by Rheinmetall Landsysteme (RLS), Kassel, Germany.

Led Stryker Engineering Problem Report Board and Engineering development projects.

Orchestrated HazMat cleanup effort resulting in USG Program Executive Office Ground Combat Systems Stryker Brigade Combat Team winning the Secretary of the Army and the Secretary of Defense Team Awards for Environmental Excellence in Weapons Systems Acquisition.

Recognition Award from Engineering Project Management for significant reduction in Stryker Engineering Change Notice Backlog.

Directed Fox Maintenance/Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) Program - Proposal preparation & negotiations for Fox CLS & Upgrade/Survivability Programs

Managed ITAR.

Selected by Ground Combat Systems Director as Interim Fox Program Manager.

Primary interface with OEM partner, Rheinmetall Landsysteme.

Architect of the Fox CLS (Field Installation Readiness Support Team) FIRST subcontract effort.

Developed & negotiated solid proposal & collaborated with Battelle to capture the USG contract.

Hosting a Kaizen event to streamline the Engineering Problem Report process.

Assisted MRAP Cougar Program – Awarded Certificate of Appreciation from VP, Ground Combat Systems.

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Program Financial Analyst 2005 – 2006

Egypt MTA CONUS & OCONUS; Abrams Spare parts; Awards/Backlog & Labor Hours; Saudi CLS.

Praised for superb support to Egypt Program Office.

General Motors Service & Parts Operations (SPO), Grand Blanc, MI 1998-2005

Senior Analyst, Channel Financial Analysis, Grand Blanc, MI 2003 – 2005

Analyst for four GM Parts/ACDelco product lines with combined 2004 Gross Sales of $807M. Provided cross-functional support to Sales/Marketing, Supply Chain and Pricing.

Implemented Group Quality Network Suggestion involving ECM Cores that saved GM the cost of new ECMs and reduced the price to the consumer.

Senior Operations Analyst, Columbus, OH/Grand Blanc, MI 2000 - 2002

Analyst for three ACDelco Parts Distribution Centers located in Columbus, OH, Memphis, TN, and Fontana, CA. Annual shipments of $1.4B. Managed a $60M operating budget.

Implemented Quality Network Suggestion saving $1.2M to SPO’s three-year Resource Management contract with Waste Management.

Supervisor, Broadview, IL 1998-2000

Supervised 21 UAW hourly employees at the Chicago Parts Distribution Center (PDC) which serviced over 700 Midwest GM Dealerships.


Consulting Services Inc., Consultant, Atlanta, GA

Implementation and training of retail accounting/office management software projects for Shaw Industries.

Information Handling Services, Senior Systems Support Manager, Englewood, CO (SE Region)

Sold/installed/serviced/trained IHS search/retrieval systems for Government/Commercial accounts.

Distinguished Service Award and President's Club for outstanding effort and achievement.

U.S. Navy - Reserves, retired as a Commander

Personnel Officer, Administration Officer, Training Officer, Intelligence Team Leader.

Billets/duties: Joint Force Air Component Commander (JFACC) and Joint Task Force Air Planner, and Multi-National Cell for COMSIXTHFLT; NAVAIRLANT; CNAVEURINT.

U.S. Navy - Active Duty, attained rank of Lieutenant

Aviation Electronic Warfare Instructor, NTTC Corry Station, Pensacola, FL

Developed and instructed curriculum. Volunteered to program the Electronic Warfare simulator.

Electronic Countermeasures Officer, NAS Pensacola, FL & NAS Whidbey Is, WA

Earned Naval Flight Officer (NFO) Wings in very demanding, competitive environment.

Over 1,000 flight hours in aircraft carrier based EA-6B aircraft and training aircraft.

Staff level Watch Officer for 10 ship, 10,000 person, Aircraft Carrier Battle Group.

Supervised personnel in facilities, operational, and Personnel/Administrative functions.

Squadron Communications Security (COMSEC) Officer


MBA, Business/Finance

University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL

BA, Marketing/Logistics

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI


Various leadership and management courses U.S. Navy, IHS, GM, and GDLS


Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Teamcenter, Lotus Notes

Secret Clearance, GDLS; Top Secret/SCI Clearance, U.S. Navy

Master Training Specialist, U.S. Navy

Private Pilot; LtCol, Civil Air Patrol; Eagle Scout

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