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Manager Engineering

Canton, MI
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September 07, 2018

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Canton, MI 48187



Engineering Manager specializing in electronics, electromechanical/mechatronic and thermoelectric based systems. Proven track record, in setting programs performance objectives, managing teams, budgets, and tracking results that impact financials and customer satisfaction.

Experienced in project/program management and leading engineering teams in designing, developing and on time launching of highly reliable, real-time, embedded electronics modules/systems from concept through production release. Strong negotiation skills developed in working with suppliers to reduce costs of electronic module components. Extensive technical and business background includes:

Electronic Control Modules/Body Electronic Modules

E/E Systems Architecture & Integration

Electro-mechanical Systems

Business Development

Anti-theft (Immobilizer) Systems

Sales & Marketing strategy

Engine Controller Modules

P& L (Profit & Loss)

Battery Pack Electronics Systems

Program Management

Battery Management System (BMS)

Mentoring and Personnel Development

Brakes & 4x4 Electronic Controllers

Vehicle Electrical Systems

Climate Control (HVAC) Modules

Vehicle Wire Harness

Air-Bag Control Units & Sensors

Smart Junction Block (SJB)

Memory (Electronic) Seat module

Electronic Sub-systems Integration

Connectivity - Connected Car (Telematics) Systems

Custom ASIC Development

EMI/EMC & Module Specifications


Hyundai-KIA America Technical Center, Inc; Superior Township, MI 2015-Present

SR. Connected Car (Telematics) Project Manager

Managed North America Telematics (Connected Car) Project to ensure the successfully and reliable delivery of the BlueLink and UVO projects to appropriate internal Hyundai/KIA customer(s). Led development of Connected Car (Telematics) activities and contributed to the end-to-end system validations for Hyundai Motor Group in North America.

Accelerated the development and verification period it took for Hyundai Motor Group to introduce the BlueLink (Hyundai) and UVO (KIA) Telematics brand name into Canada market by meeting scheduled dates and passing all System Gate reviews without redoes.

Generated several road trip schedules for validating Hyundai/KIA Canada Telematics system across USA and Canada and ensured system readiness ahead of schedule while keeping the project within budget, cost targets and timeline, at the same time delivering a superior product. Tests conducted during these road trips included, Network/Cellular field tests, Static/Dynamic Testing - Automatic Crash Notification (ACN), Emergency (SOS), Road Side Assistance (RSA), Auto DTC Notification, Driving Information, Remote Services, VRM/VCRM, Enrollment (Activation/deactivation) and Smart phone App (SPA).

Contributed to Risk Management Assessments to minimize all project risks. This included, but not limited to design changes, software deliveries, vehicle coordination, schedule modifications, server readiness, contracts, purchases and network readiness.

General Electric (GE) Transportation, Erie, PA 2013-2015

SR. Engineering Manager

Managed global projects related to the development, design and manufacturing of electronic control equipment/modules for the locomotive and mining businesses. Provided technical leadership, mentorship and programs directions; plus led several global engineering teams in both USA and China in the design, development and production of electronics controllers for GE Transportation.

Initialed and led the introduction of modern microcontroller with internal memories to replace processors with more than 20-years old technology with external memories; that is used in "small" cards/modules products. The use of this new microcontroller reduced time to market in the design process, due to less design components, less software overhead and module verification & validation. Resulting to a more reliable, robust and high quality product.

Directed the implementation of the new microcontroller into two of GE Transportation products - the ESW (Ethernet Switch) module and HMI (Human Machine Interface) for the Komatsu's Off-Highway-Vehicle (OHV) & Under Ground Mining Vehicle programs for the Mining Truck Industry, plus the Train Control Audio Alarm Panel (AAP) for the Locomotive Industry. Managed the two different teams that implemented the design and development of two products. Two different China teams executed the electronics hardware design while both the software design and mechanical housing design were carried out by using two external design houses based in USA. By using the new microcontroller the design teams were able to add extra features to the AAP project and extra features/output connectors to the ESW project with minimum cost.

Managed external design houses and contract manufacturers to deliverer innovative, high quality products and materials. Directed the performance of suppliers/vendors obligations under Contract and having the authority to make commitments and decisions on matters that pertain to the works that are binding on the suppliers/vendors.

Identified and developed new suppliers in partnership with Sourcing and Quality Assurance. Infused automotive design technology in to the circuit design, PCB circuit layout and Design-for-Manufacturing processes, thereby enabling the team to produce the first Lead-Free (RoHS) product.

Proven leader in managing both people and projects/programs; tracking project schedules and enforced project timeline accountability and the tollgate process.

Demonstrated the ability to manage multiple tasks at once, identified project bottlenecks and worked with the teams to identify solutions in order to keep the projects on track which resulted in customer satisfaction. Scheduled regular meetings and meetings as needed with the development teams.

Dow Kokam (a Dow Chemical company), Midland, MI 2012-2013

Electronics Engineering Manager

Managed and led global engineering team in product development and design of Battery Management System (BMS). A BMS is any electronic device that manages a rechargeable (Li-Ion) battery pack.

Led engineering team in the development, designed of Battery Electronics system/module used in Hybrid and Electric Vehicle (EV & HV), high performance industrial equipment, utility storage applications and grid scale stationary power.

Manage suppliers and contract manufacturers to deliverer innovative, high quality products and materials. Identified and develop new suppliers in partnership with Sourcing and Quality Assurance. Identified key supplier technologies to accelerate product development and provide innovation.

Cequent Performance Products (a TriMas company), Tekonsha, MI 2010-2011

Engineering Manager

Managed and led a new product development team to expand Cequent Performance Products technology and product line in Trailer Brake Controls.

Led engineering team in the development, designed and proto-type new Electrical Brake Systems & Controller for both OEM and aftermarket automotive trailer industries.

Directed and coordinated activities to create design and validated new products and changes to existing products. Prepared and managed budget for assigned programs.

TRW Automotive, Farmington Hills, MI 2007-2009

Engineering Team Leader

Managed global engineering team inputs in order to response to customers quote request. Led the new business development team to captured new OEM (industry/Customer) business opportunities for TRW Occupant Safety Systems Electronics business unit (Airbag Control Systems, including Electronic Control Modules and Sensors).

Streamlined and standardized global engineering inputs to the quotation process by creating and implementing an easy to use ER&D (Engineering Research & Design) budget template thereby reducing the time to captured engineering cost for customer’s RFQ (Request for Quote) by 75%.

Led engineering team in the development, designed and launched of Chrysler’s passive safety microcontroller based, Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and Sensors - Electronic Air Bag Systems.

Tri-Co Solutions / Navistar International Corporation, (Contract Job) - 2007-2007

Fort Wayne, IN

Sr. Engineering & Projects Manager

Managed the engineering staffs and projects for Tri-Co Solutions, which is a full service supplier of engineering development and design services to Navistar Electronics Group (International Truck and Engine Corporation).

Provided technical expertise and management in the development, designed, procurement and successful launching of a microcontroller based, Navistar Enhanced Remote multiplex Bus reconfigurable I/O Power Module used in the Truck industries.

Managed an external contract manufacturing company in producing and successfully launch the Enhanced Remote Power Module (eRPM). The eRPM is a Multiplex vehicle based (SAE J1939 CAN 2.0B) Electronic controller with both standard and reconfigurable I/O (Inputs/Outputs) pins. This power management module provides and controls High Power outputs that are remotely located on several spot on the truck (vehicle) chassis. Some of the output drivers are capable of supplying up to 20 Amp power and PWM outputs used to drive LEDs.

Air International - Thermal Systems, Auburn Hills, MI (Contract Job) - 2006- 2007


Provided technical expertise and management in the development, designed, procurement and successful launched of Electrical/Electronic components for the Climate Control systems.

Managed and developed new and existing Electrical/Electronic component suppliers for a microcontroller based HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) subsystems. These components include HVAC Control head, HVAC module blend door actuators, sensors, blower motors, fan speed controls and vehicle wire harness.

Presented technical papers to support EMC testing already done for 2005 GM HVAC Control head, thereby resulting in cost savings of $50,000.00 for a re-do EMC test.

Mercedes-Benz technology (Mbtech), Troy, MI (Contract Job) - 2005-2006


Appointed to manage and developed a new program for a twenty year old company (Tellurex Corporation) that was entering the automotive business for the first time. Managed Thermoelectric (Heated/Cooled) Cupholder Module (TCM) programs from concept to successful production launch.

Manage all activities, including technical design & performance, financial profit/loss, sales & purchasing, manufacturing, quality planning and management of human resources, of relatively complex programs, under the terms and conditions of the contracts to achieve optimum profit and customer satisfaction.

Managed and supervised all new suppliers including Testing laboratory houses, Test equipment manufacturing company, LED lamps & Wire harness manufacturing companies in China and Electronic contract manufacturing companies in both USA and China. By developing and managing these supplies, Tellurex realized a saving of over $2.5 million per year during the life of the program.

Provided the single point-of-contact to the customer (DaimlerChrysler), for all technical & commercial issues involving; the on-time execution of a new technology (Thermoelectric Cupholder Module) into the automotive industry.

Directed the design and implementation of the electronic controller; used in the TCM system resulting in saving several man months in the development of the electronic controller. The TCM (Thermoelectric Cupholder Module) is a module designed to actively heats & cools any item(s) in vehicle’s cup holder using an electronic controller with Thermoelectric Device (TED).

MAG USA, Bloomfield, MI (Contract Job) - 2004-2005


Led a global engineering team in the on time development, designed and testing of new electro-mechanical based systems (Electric/Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) Systems), between the customer (GM) in USA and the design teams in both Israel and USA.

Managed, developed and directed cross-functional team in implementing the customer’s specifications into working electro-mechanical systems that exceed customer expectations.

Provided technical directions to both the customer and the project team in several areas including proto-type designed, built and in-vehicle integrations; resulting in a three months pull-ahead for demonstrating the first EPB proto-type system and a $250K in saving.

Robert Bosch Corporation, Farmington Hills, MI (Contract Job) - 2003-2004


Guided, the design and release to production of a low cost re-design Body Electronic module, the DaimlerChrysler Core Door Module (CDM), resulting in a total saving of $1.5 million per year.

Managed and supervised both the DV and PV (including EMC) testing of the CDM module in-order to meet aggressive timing of PPAP submission to DaimlerChrysler.

Provided technical inputs to several Body Electronic modules RFQ (Requests For Quote), including quotes for Smart Junction Block (SJB) Electronic module, Electronic Door Modules and Electronic Body Control Module (BCM).

Johnson Controls Inc., Plymouth, MI 2001-2003

Product Development Manager (PDM)

Managed and supervised a small group of engineers and technicians in the designed and development of Body Electronic module programs. Established and ran the electronic laboratories. Involved in all aspects of body electronics modules business; from customer interface, to developing and presenting automotive electronic systems proposals to customers, working with quote proposals, designing the systems and modules, interfacing with sales, business and finance teams, negotiating component cost and working with production plants and contract manufacturers of electronic modules.

Pioneer member of JCI’s Body Electronics group; located at the Plymouth Electronic Integration Center. Saved over $30K in negotiating, the purchased of capital equipment for the electronic labs and set-up the electronic labs.

Successfully led the response to several Requests for Quote (RFQ) of electronic modules, including GMT-900 BCM (Body Control Module) and PCB based Junction Block modules from General Motors, Smart Cluster BCM from DaimlerChrysler and HVAC control module from Delphi Harrison Thermal System.

Provided technical leadership and management expertise; in design and development of JCI’s Smart Junction Block (SJB) module. The SJB is a module that combines two modules, the BCM (Body Control Module) and automotive Junction Block into one, saving total system cost by 20% and space in the automotive cockpit.

Architect in the development and designed of JCI’s Corporate Memory (Electronic) Seat module (MSM). When used with JCI Seat, the total Seat System cost to OEM’s is reduced by 10%.

Visteon Corporation & Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI 1993-2001

Product Team Leader

Managed the design and on time delivery of several Electronic Control module programs to the automotive industry. Worked with cross-functional teams of Electronic, Mechanical, Software, Manufacturing, Industrial Engineers, Purchasing, Sales, Material Planning and others to develop leading edge, high yield, and high reliability electronic products.

Provided both technical and commercial interface between the customers (OEMs) and the department as the single point of contact for all programs, thereby saving time and money for project implementation.

Successfully led product teams in all design and launch phases for 12 body electronic control modules between 1998 and 2001.

Provided analysis for 15 design change orders resulting in an annual increase profit of $3Million.

Managed the launch of four Body Electronic Control modules for three vehicles programs by pulling different design and production teams together and achieving customer program launches that were made available 90 days ahead of original schedule.

Led team of engineers in the development, designed, and testing of the next generation Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS); Ford theft-deterrent immobilizer system, which uses both RF (Radio Frequency) and Electromagnetic circuits.

Developed and designed a low-cost version of the Body Electronic Controller (GEM) for the Excursion vehicle (UW137 Program), saving $19,000 per year.

Delco Electronics [General Motors Corporation], Goleta, CA 1983–1993

Senior Project Engineer

Lead Engineer responsible for the overall design, development, build, testing, on-time delivery, and support of several automotive hardware controllers, from concept through high-volume production release. These controllers included Airbag Control Systems with Airbag Electronic Control Modules and Sensors, Suspension Controllers; Multiplex Lighting Controllers, Engine Controller Modules, Body Controller Modules, and Climate/Driver Information Modules.

Designed, developed, built, and tested the first multiplex lighting controller used in Cadillac’s Allante sports car (GM35 project). The multiplexing system (Vehicle Communication Networks) reduced the total wiring length 40%, and the car weight 2-5%, thereby increasing the reliability and performance of the lighting system.

Designed and demonstrated a vehicle scan tool (Data Collector) emulator that supports the Class B communication protocol for both the 10.4 kbps and 41.6 kbps versions of SAE J1850.

Rockwell International, El Segundo, CA 1980–1983

Electronic Systems Design Engineer

Designed, developed and tested the Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) logic controller and the Terrain Following Radar (TFR) adapter electronics for the B-1B aircraft.


Bachelor of Science, Electronic Engineering

Northrop University, CA, 1980


HC11 &12 families



STAR12 microcontroller




Op Amps & A/D

PCB Design & Assembly



Pspice & Precise


J1850/J1939 BUS

C++ & Basic





Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes, Novell GroupWise and Ford WERS

QS-9000, TS16949, PPAP / PSW, FMEA, DVP/R, Powerway and APQP processes

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