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Engineering Electrical

San Francisco, CA
April 10, 2016

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Aaron C. Williams, PMP

716-***-**** Linkedin: PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Moog Inc., Aircraft Group, East Aurora, NY Jan 2005 – Present Program Director (Oct 2014 to Present)

Director, A350 Primary Flight Control Actuation System (Oct 2014 to Present)

Senior leadership position responsible for engineering development, hardware manufacturing, and in- service customer support activities.

Program P&L responsibility with key focus on achieving on-time deliveries during production rate ramp-up (up to $100M annual sales) while transitioning product manufacturing to low cost facility.

Business wide responsibility for Quality, Supply Chain, and Operations Business Improvement Plans involving four different Airbus production programs. Staff Program Manager (Jan 2005 to Oct 2014)

Program Lead, A350 Primary Flight Control Actuation System (Jan 2011 to Oct 2014) Engineering IPT Lead, C919 High Lift Actuation System (Aug 2010 to Jan 2011) Program Lead, F-35 Flight Control Actuation System (Jul 2008 to Aug 2010) Program Manager, F-35 Flight Control Actuation System Electronics (Jan 2005 to Jul 2008)

High visibility Program Management and Engineering Lead roles in the development of flight control systems for commercial and military aircraft.

Leadership of multi-disciplined development teams consisting of over 250 people located across five international sites and annual development budgets over $25M. Development teams included systems engineering, mechanical actuation, DO-178 embedded software, and digital, analog, and high power electronics with DO-254 verification.

Program cost and schedule goals achieved through EVMS, critical path analysis, and other techniques.

On-time hardware deliveries ensured via coordination of Manufacturing and Supply Chain activities including oversight of major sub-contractors.

Rigorous 8D RCCA process utilized to quickly resolve any quality escapes.

Regular status reports provided to both internal and customer senior management. Key Accomplishments:

Completed all A350 Primary Flight Control Actuation System activities in support of required key customer aircraft milestone dates for 1st Flight, Type Certification, and Entry into Service.

Negotiated $20M in additional non-recurring funding on A350 customer change requests

Improved C919 team performance during short-term engineering lead assignment to meet customer required date for major design review milestone.

Leadership positions on the first implementation of Electro-Hydrostatic Actuator flight control technology on a fighter jet for F-35.

Completed an extensive 360 degree performance review in 2014 including personality and critical thinking assessments. Sample Strengths response from Boss Review Group – “He is committed and able to work many extra hours to perform on his program management objectives. Because of the extreme stress level environment he has been exposed to and the limited number of key team players around him, he has a tendency to do a lot of the work by himself as he is able to do pretty much everything close to perfection”

Goodrich Corporation, Fuel & Utility Systems, Vergennes, VT May 1995 – Jan 2005

(Currently UTC Aerospace Systems, Sensors and Integrated Systems – Vermont) Engineering Manager, Test Equipment Team (Jan 2004 to Jan 2005) Engineering Manager, Brake Control Team (May 2000 to Jan 2005)

Resource and technical management including staffing, performance, and salary reviews for a multi- disciplined engineering team comprised of 30 engineers and lab technicians.

Brake Control Team collaborated with multiple Goodrich divisions to develop new R&D technology in brake control and electric braking systems.

Test Equipment Team developed new test equipment and supported 500+ pieces of test equipment in use for development programs and manufacturing acceptance testing throughout two facilities. Key Accomplishments:

Transitioned Brake Control technology into a new product line resulting in 4 new production programs including the implementation of electric braking technology on the 787.

Led the development of the first production use of electric braking technology on the Global Hawk UAV. Program team awarded with the San Fernando Valley Engineers’ Council Distinguished Engineering Project Achievement Award in 2005 and the Flight International 2005 Aerospace Industry Award for Propulsion and Aircraft Systems.

Asked to take on leadership role of Test Equipment Team in addition to Brake Control Team following removal of previous two Test Equipment Team managers. Significantly improved team’s on time delivery and internal/external customer support performance.

Developed outside suppliers to achieve 20% cost savings in test equipment design and build. Electrical Engineering Process Lead (Apr 1998 to May 2000)

Developed new electrical engineering design processes and procedures utilized by 40 engineers in the business site to ensure commonality in electrical designs across all development programs.

Primary electrical engineering interface with other facility departments and senior management.

Significantly reduced development costs of electrical designs through the implementation of a new

$750K CAE/CAD electrical design tool suite. Effort included statement of work management, price negotiations, and acceptance testing of end products. Electrical Engineer (May 1995 to Apr 1998)

Electrical and systems design responsibility on fuel management system development programs. EDUCATION

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY MS Engineering Management 2002 BS Electrical Engineering 1995 PATENTS

Williams, et al. 2006. Redundant architecture for brake-by-wire system. U.S. Patent 7,128,376, filed May 30, 2003, and issued October 31, 2006.


Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI (2014)

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