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Manager Program

Wilmington, Ohio, United States
August 16, 2018

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Objective - Senior engineering program manager with experience in a broad array of industries - airframe, propulsion, nav guidance systems, avionics, sensors, ground support equipment, heavy equipment, oil and gas, and testing/test facilities - to utilize all my skills and abilities in leadership, execution, and development.


Expertise – Senior Engineer, Program/Project Management expertise includes: Systems engineering, analysis, and management; hardware manufacturing; and contract and procurement management.

Industries – Airframe, propulsion, navigation and guidance systems, avionics and sensors, heavy equipment, oil and gas, ground support equipment, and testing/test facilities.

Active Secret Clearance - SECRET, 2015 04 05, DOD CAF

Education – Training - Certifications

Formal Education

Master of Science, Electrical Engineering, Wright State University

Program Managers Course, Defense Systems Management College

Flight Test Engineers Course, USAF Test Pilot School

Master of Arts, Business Administration, University of West Florida

Bachelor of Science, Aeronautical Engineering, University of Illinois

Continuing Education

Experimental Flight Mechanics, University of Tennessee Space Institute

Contractor Performance Measurements, Defense Systems Management College

Test & Evaluation Management, Defense Systems Management College

Negotiation of Contracts, American Graduate University

Personnel Supervision, AF Institute of Technology

Personnel Management, AF Institute of Technology

Acquisition Program Tracking, Frontier Engineering, Inc.

Intermediate Program Management, Systems 400, AF Institute of Technology

Laboratory Management of R&D, AF Institute of Technology

Defense Procurement Management for Technical Personnel, AF Institute of Technology

Certified Acquisition Professional Certifications

Program Management – Level III

Systems Planning, Research, Development & Engineering – Level III

Test & Evaluation – Level III

TEAS – Functional Area Evaluator

Belcan Engineering Inc. (instructor for following curriculums)

Project Management


Risk Assessment

Proposal Preparation

Sumaria Systems, Inc. 2017-2018

MQ-9 REAPER Senior Acquisition Manager

Program Manager and systems engineering leader of team that provides unmanned air vehicles to the combat and special operations forces. Leads teams in the rapid development and fielding of information and surveillance systems, and weapons capabilities for the MQ-9 unmanned drone system. Supports and leads efforts for processor virtualization in the control system, state-of-the-art synthetic aperture radars, and cybersecurity and cyberhardening. Integral part of contract statement of work preparation and coordination of USAF, USA, and commercial laboratories to bring new technology to bear. Integration and planning activities, program control experience, risk process development and management, and thorough knowledge of commercial industry practices in systems engineering and agile software and hardware development.

Program management and Systems engineering. Budget $50+ Million per year. 10+ personnel.

Medium Altitude UAS Systems Office; Wright-Patterson AFB, OH; 2017-

Belcan Engineering, Inc. 1998-2017

Director Business and Technical Operations Management

Lead and manage team of 900+ engineers and technicians on over 4,000 projects and over 100 customers. Manage and execute internal quality processes to track and monitor budgets, schedules and technical execution metrics. Oversee training programs for all project managers and senior technical staff within unit. Manage and direct sourcing group and external vendor management efforts. Report directly to the Business Unit Vice President.

Division Program Management Leader, Program Management, Supervisor

Multiple Advanced Development Programs. Budget $6.5M, 75+ personnel team sizes. Engineering representative to quality management department, responsible for preparing all engineering quality processes and procedures. Developed all external sourcing and vendor selection processes and procedures; led sourcing department. Supervisor 10 Division Project managers; Division Business processes manager (Program financial management review, division personnel resource utilization, debt recovery).

Program Manager

Automotive Transmissions Development.

Program Management. Budget $3.5M. 45 personnel team total

Belcan Corp, Advanced Engineering and Technology Division, Cincinnati, OH: 1998-2000

GE3000 Power Turbine.

Program Manager for the design and manufacturing of power turbine (HPT) module for advanced engine for US Army helicopters

B747 Test Bed modification.

Program Manager for project to modify a B747 flying test bed to test the GEnx engine and operate its 750 kw generator. This included all aircraft internal, engine pylon, and body structural modifications. Systems to be modified included hydraulics, electrical, and instrumentation. Since the 747 does not have the capacity to use this much electricity another means to “dump” it was required. The solution was to dissipate it as heat through 2 load banks consisting of copper cal rods. Responsible for the engineering design, analysis, product definition and manufacturing.

F-35 Engine Test Stand.

Program Manager for project to design and build a testing facility for the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter engine. One-of-a-kind test stand, control building, support building and acoustical barriers to meet all functional and environmental requirements. This Test Stand is unique in that it will be able to test the JSF engine in the CTOL and STOVL configurations.

High Pressure Compressor Rigs.

Program Manager and Lead Engineer for 5- and 6-stage High Pressure Compressor (HPC) Rig design and build projects. Provided all engineering, design, analysis, and manufacturing to deliver a HPC Rig ready for installation of instrumentation and facility integration for aerodynamic testing.

United States Air Force 1975-1998

F-22 Engine Transition Manager

C-17 Engine Program Manager

Program Manager and leader of team that successfully acquired the engines for the USAF C-17 airlifter; on cost and on schedule. Included all aspects of program management: engineering, contracts, financial, logistics support, and manufacturing. Developed and negotiated $1.7 Billion contract, with negotiated $170 Million savings. Devised 7-year multi-year option, yielded additional $230 Million savings. Received award from Vice-President Gore for acquisition streamlining applications to contracting.

Program management. Budget $250+ Million per year. 40+ personnel.

Propulsion Development Systems Office; Wright-Patterson AFB, OH; 1994-1998

Propulsion Chief Engineer and Deputy to Director of Engineering for USAF Propulsion

Chief Engineer for Subsystems

As Propulsion Chief Engineer, led team to develop all requirements for multi-billion F-15/F-16 fighter aircraft engine purchase. Proposal completed in less than three months, streamlined government specs and standards, instituted a commercial-type procurement that led to lowest ever engine cost.

Technical management, supervision. 100+ personnel.

Subsystems/Propulsion Program Offices; Wright-Patterson AFB, OH; 1991-1994

Defense Systems Management College, Program Managers Course

Full-time 20-week course for preparation to lead a Category I level defense acquisition program

Ft Belvoir, VA; 1991

Squadron Commander

Chief of Test and Evaluation

Airborne and Control Center Mission Director for real-time control of aircraft exercises involving multiple aircraft air-to-air engagements. Conducted major instrumentation upgrade to the USAF operational test ranges in the Republic of the Philippines during active test operations period. Included upgrades to all telemetry and computer systems. Maintained 100% mission support throughout entire 6-month Program. Managed all test operations and upgrade work simultaneously. Acting Squadron Commander for 6-months.

Technical and aircraft maintenance management, supervision. 20+ personnel.

1st Test Squadron; Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines; 1987-1990

Chief Aircraft Dynamics Branch

Airborne Test Director for flight safety critical testing for aircraft modified for flight test use. Introduced computational aerodynamics technology to raise productivity of flight testing.

Program management, supervision. Budget $12+ Million per year. 10+ personnel.

Flight Test Engineering Div., 4950th Test Wing; Wright-Patterson AFB, OH; 1984-1987

USAF Test Pilot School, Flight Test Engineers Course, Class 83A

Full-time 52-week course to preparation to become a flight test engineer on a major USAF Flight test Program

Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, CA; 1983

Flight Test Manager

Business Manager

Responsible for management and conduct of flight test program for Ground Launched Cruise Missile. Responsible for budget, test planning, test execution, and data reduction. Managed design, development and test of GLCM protective storage shelters in Europe.

Flight Test Program management. Budget $1+ Million per year.

Joint Cruise Missile Program Office; Washington DC; 1979-1982

Weapon Certification Test Engineer and Manager

Responsible for certification of joint US/UK weapons and US air-to-ground munitions. Utilized wind tunnel and computer simulation to minimize flight testing, prepared flight test plans, post-test data reduction and recommendations for weapons certifications. Analyzed structural criteria for aircraft external equipment.

Flight and Ground Test Program Management and engineering. Budget $500,000 per year

USAF Armament and Test Laboratory, Eglin AFB, FL; 1975-1979

Selected Skills and Achievements

Leadership –At all stages and levels of career(s) have been called upon to lead organizations I have been a member and contributor towards. Have succeeded in every opportunity, by all measures, and by consensus of those I led and led for.

Project Execution - Maximize capability and return of investment through well-executed and on time delivery of product. Design, analysis, and manufacture of leading edge power turbine for new helicopter engine. Fixed price project spanning 30 months of development and manufacture --- on-time and on-budget. Design, analysis and construction of facility for testing military fighter engines in vertical or conventional take-off mode. One of a kind facility with unique testing capabilities. Thirty-six month development and construction ready for use for the first pre-production engine test. Operational testing of advanced radar guided and passive infra-red guided missiles. Coordination and direction of all flight test and sea-based recovery and safety assets, telemetric instrumentation reception, data reduction, and post-test analysis and reporting.

New Business Development – Authoring, managing, and execution of proposals for all manner of advanced engineering and technology development efforts. Turn customer requirements into program plans, compliance to requirements tracking, budget preparation, and workscope tracking and management. Develop flow-down requirements to individual teams and contributors. Delivery of proposals to customer schedules. Development multi-year global contract to meet engine OEM needs for engineering services, turn-key projects, and contract engineering. Contract development for overseas clients for the development of aircraft engine module – design, development, manufacturing, and delivery.

Team Management - Leadership, effective goal setting, and efficient management of resources. Advanced development teams responsible for product design and analysis of leading edge inventions and hardware in private industry and US Government. Teams ranging in size from 15 to 100+. Aero-thermal, mechanical, electrical, and avionics engineering, analysis, product (CAD) modeling, manufacturing, instrumentation, and logistics.

Product Knowledge - Jet engine module development, manufacturing, and logistics; aircraft flight testing (development and operational); test facility design and construction; power generation units (wind and conventional); automotive and heavy equipment power trains; avionics development and testing; vendor management and sourcing; quality management and quality system development.

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