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Program Manager Project Management

Ephrata, Pennsylvania, 17522, United States
June 13, 2018

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Program/Project Management Professional with background in Engineering, Aerospace and Defense Industry with additional experience in business development. Additional expertise: Cost Analysis, Risk Management, Export Compliance, Customer Interface (domestic and international), Design, Manufacturing and Test. Experienced leading both developmental as well as production programs, Experienced working within the requirements of the Federal Acquisitions Regulation (FAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).


GICHNER SHELTER SYSTEMS Dallastown, Pennsylvania 2017- 2018

Leading supplier of tactical shelters and modular containers to the US armed forces and leading defense prime contractors

Program Manager

Responsible for management of design and manufacture of specialized shelters and containers for the USG

Managed fifteen projects simultaneously with responsibility for Budget, Schedule, Scope and Customer Interface

PENNSYLVANIA DEPT. of TRANSPORTATION (PennDOT) Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 2016 - 2017

Project Manager

Responsible for management of PA Dept. of Transportation servers and IT infrastructure

Managed MDM, SCCM, Active Directory and Server Engineering Teams

Managed Upgrade/Replacement of all iPhones and iPads at PennDOT Driver’s License Centers (DLCs), Stockpiles and regional offices statewide

Managed replacement of all Printers at Harrisburg PennDOT locations

Managed Upgrade/Relocation of PennDOT Storage Area Network (SAN) system

THALES VISIONIX Inc. Ephrata, Pennsylvania 2013 - 2015

Leading supplier of Helmet Mounted Displays and Motion Tracking Systems to the Military.

Manager, Business Development & Sales

Responsible for Inside Sales including: Quotes/Proposals, Cost Analysis, Pricing, Export/Contract Compliance and Business Capture.

Initial point of contact for all customer interface

Primary negotiator for all US govt. (Defense Logistics Agency) price negotiations with annual sales in excess of $16M

Instituted formalized Quoting/Proposal preparation process and database, utilizing SharePoint and Salesforce

Prepared weekly/monthly reports for regional, national and international corporate up line.

GENTEX CORPORATION Carbondale, Pennsylvania 2009 - 2013

Leading supplier of Aircrew Helmets and helmet mounted accessories to the Military.

Program Manager

Responsible for management of developmental and production Helmet Mounted Displays

Managed $15M IDIQ contract with a team of 18 personnel developing cutting edge Helmet Mounted Display for US Navy.

Managed $5M IDIQ contract producing Helmet Mounted Display for AC-130W Gunship. Aircraft subsequently deployed in-theater

Deputy Program Manager for Air National Guard, Helmet Mounted Integrated Targeting (HMIT) program with a contract value in excess of $30M

THE BOEING COMPANY: Contract Herley Industries, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 2009

Contract Engineer

On-site oversight of Boeing sub-contractor, Herley Industries.

Responsible for oversight of: Manufacturing, Program Management and Contractual obligations for the Boeing CALCM and Harpoon programs.

Hired by Boeing to oversee program that had previously been my responsibility at Herley Industries.

HERLEY INDUSTRIES Lancaster, Pennsylvania 2005 - 2009

Supplier of Microwave, RF and Telemetry equipment to the Aerospace/Defense industry.

Program Manager

Responsible for the management of Herley’s various products, including Microwave Amplifiers, Flight Termination Receivers, Transponders, Transmitters and PCM Encoders.

Managed in excess of 90 separate sales orders concurrently with a total contract value of over $36M.

Managed $10M program in support of AGM-86B/C Cruise Missile

L-3 COMMUNICATIONS TELEMETRY EAST Bristol, Pennsylvania 1994 - 2005

Supplier of Telemetry Equipment to the Aerospace/Defense industry.

Program Manager

Responsible for the management of Telemetry-East’s line of PCM Encoders, Encryptors and Transmitters.

Managed $18M program in support of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

Managed team that designed, built, tested and delivered a unique data acquisition system within 75 days in support of the NASA Space Shuttle.


SPRING GARDEN COLLEGE Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology


Fluent in Microsoft: Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint and SharePoint as well as Salesforce


Project Management Professional (PMP) – Project Management Institute

ITIL v3 Foundation – AXELOS Global Best Practice

Active Security Clearance – Secret Level

Laser Theory, Safety and Application – Laser Institute of America

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