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Engineering Project Management, Six Sigma

Guelph, Ontario, Canada
October 18, 2016

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Certified Lean Six-Sigma Master Black Belt, with formal PMI education and Project & Program Management experience

Well versed in Change and Project Management, Technology Transfer/Start-up, Flawless Launch, Process/Operational Excellence - setting & improvement of corporate business processes; reputable managerial competence, demonstrated leadership

Experienced presenter to groups of various sizes with excellent presentation skills, proven training and teaching competence

Excellent cross-functional team motivation skills in multi-cultural environment with ability to build consensus

Expert knowledge in Advanced Quality Planning, Quality Management, QA/QC with ISO 9001:2008 Lead Auditor experience

Robust Engineering, Product Development/Design, Reliability, CAD/FEM, GD&T expert with proven innovation skills (several patented inventions) in the automotive, aerospace, renewable energy and custom fabrication fields

Hands-on experience with SPC methods, process and machine capability requirements, metrology, calibration

Proven track record in problem-solving and Lean Six Sigma & CI ; CoPQ reduction competence - multimillion savings delivered PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Honeywell Aerospace, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, 2015 – present: Engineering & Technology, Product Support Engineering organization, Strategic & OpEx SR. PROJECT ENGINEER, Flawless Launch and APQP

Program and project management with the Flawless Launch responsibility. Robust Engineering and Advanced Product Quality – automotive into aerospace. Working in fast-paced multicultural global environment under conditions of The Controlled Goods Program Power-Blades Industries Inc., Welland, Ontario, Canada, 2014 – 2014: Manufacturing plant - large composite rotary blades for MW+ wind turbines (wholly owned subsidiary of Senvion SE) ENGINEERING MANAGER

Led the Engineering Organization focusing on the department and plant start-up activities, BOM, project management, engineering changes control and relevant documentation approval. Accomplished work instructions package transition/upgrading with improved manufacturing process cycle settings. Supply chain management support: qualification of numerous local suppliers completed. NUCAP Industries Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2013 – 2014 Automotive parts manufacturer; Corporate R&D organisation NRX PRODUCT ENGINEERING MANAGER

Run NRX (GripMetalTM) design verification and product validation, bringing the NRX into commercialization stage focusing on new composite materials development targeting weight reduction, project management & engineering changes approval. Delivered the GripMetalTM engineering documentation package : Design Guide, DFMEA, and validation/verification/testing - DVP&R Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Lem, Denmark and Windsor, Colorado, USA, 2007 – 2013 Vestas Blades - production BU for MW+ wind turbines’ composite rotary blades; Corporate Quality Management organisation QUALITY SPECIALIST, PROJECT MANAGER, SR. SPECIALIST and HEAD OF REGIONAL QUALITY Led: Six Sigma deployment and Lean Six Sigma tools implementation, APQP and PPAP launch, supplier development, QMS optimization. Developed training and presentation material and delivered Six Sigma, DOE, SPC, FMEA, Problem Solving, Mistake Proofing, G8D and Minitab training. Responsible for Regional Quality Management focusing on Customer Agent function setting, quality audit, project & program management, start-up/EPCM and technology transfer. Run Calibration & Metrology Lab. Proven track record: multimillion savings have been delivered – see list of relevant accomplishments on the second page. Ford Motor Company, Oakville, ON, Canada and Dearborn, MI, USA, 1997 - 2007 Oakville Assembly plant, Vehicle Operations (Ford of Canada) North America Product Development organization, Core Brake Design (USA) STANISLAV I. PLIASSOUNOV, Ph. D., P. Eng.

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VARIOUSE ENGINEERING POSITIONS in manufacturing process, product development and Six Sigma Engineering changes, design and release, drawing and SOP approval, DFMEA & PFMEA, DOE, SPC, GD&T, G8D, warranty and root cause analysis, product development, manufacturing process setting and development, non-conformances, ergonomic and quality concerns resolution, Six Sigma and continuous improvement, supplier development, process capability improvement. VE/VA, APQP, design verification and product validation (DVP&R responsibility). Led development of chassis standards and design guides. Proven track record: multimillion savings have been delivered – see list of relevant accomplishments below. 11/93 - 01/97

OPERATIONS & ENGINEERING MANAGER - cranes, hoists and bulk material handling operations UNS Corporation, LLC, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Responsible for the commercialization and operations of the licenced consulting and engineering services (regulatory compliance, equipment and structures modernization and safety audit, fastening technologies & power hand tools) 09/88 - 11/93

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER then ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Ural Polytechnic Institute (now Ural Federal University), Yekaterinburg, Russia Employed at Mechanical Engineering Department to provide scientific, consulting, teaching and engineering/project management services


* Ph.D. (C.Sc.) degree in Engineering with major in Mechanical Reliability and Applied Statistics - Ukrainian Polytechnic Institute, Kharkov & Ural Polytechnic Institute (now Ural Federal University), Sverdlovsk; USSR, 1988

* M.Sc. (Dipl.-Ing.) degree in Mechanical Engineering with major in Material Handling Equipment and Structures - Ural Polytechnic Institute, Sverdlovsk; USSR, 1983

* Six Sigma Black Belt training and certification, Ford Motor Company ; Canada & USA, 2004

* Lean/Six Sigma Master Black Belt training and certification, Gelrad and Vestas Wind Systems A/S ; Denmark & USA, 2008

* RABQSA-Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Training, BSI Canada; Toronto, ON, 2011

* Project Management Certificate Program, Colorado State University ; Denver, CO, 2012

* Member of SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers), USA, 1998

* P. Eng. - member of Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, Canada,1999 More specific information is available at: (link to Pliassounov’s LinkedIn profile) KEYWORDS

SAP, BOM, ECR/ECN, ISO9001:2008, QMS, SR&ED, TPM, QA/QC, TS16949, PPAP, APQP, AS9100C, FAIR, ISO 17025 metrology, FMVSS, DV/PV, DVP&R, PFMEA, DFMEA, CWB/AWS, FMEA, FEA, CAD/CAE, CI, RCA, DMAIC, DFSS, SPC, DOE, G8D, SIPOC, Minitab, Statistical Modeling, Wind Energy, Turbine Blades, Carbon Pulltrusion, Change Management, PFD, QFD, CTQ, CoPQ, Kaizen, SMED, 5S, Mistake Proofing, Project Management (PMI), GD&T, blueprint reading, testing, HALT, HASS REFERENCES - available upon request


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Vestas Wind Systems A/S

Implemented continuous quality improvement (CI) process and advanced quality planning (APQP) across Vestas Blades plants and key supply chain elements worldwide via the Quality Management System overhaul by Six-Sigma & Lean tools deployment – delivered Blades BU’s Must-Win-Battle project, please follow this link to Vestas Corporate Magazine

Surpassed corporate CoPQ reduction targets by 7% through execution of the Blades corporate CoPQ reduction program in 2012

Initiated and delivered Spar Repair Reduction project in 2011: 0.5M Euro of hard saving per plant had been delivered

Accomplished Advanced Quality Planning (APQP) and Quality Management in numerous R&D, Technology Transfer, Manufacturing Sites/Areas setting/development and EPCM projects including two new manufacturing plants start up

Established and run new Regional Quality Management organization with emphasis on Metrology and Customer Agent function

Managed Calibration & Metrology Lab; initiated and delivered numerous Measurement Systems Improvements Ford Motor Company

Awarded the U.S. Patent 6527304 “Brake Tube Connector”; submitted 3 more patent applications about brake tubes and hoses

Represented Ford Motor Product Development as a Member of SAE Standard Development Committee (brake connectors – tube joints)

Won the 2004 North America Product Development Six Sigma 200% Club award (managed projects and led tasks regarding process improvement and material cost reduction via product design perfection: $2+ M of hard saving had been delivered)

Delivered 34% improvement in body sealing performance - 03MY Ford Windstar air leakage reduction project, sheet metal team

Surpassed the brakes performance annual target : J.D. Power 2Q 2002: 44% improvement over 2Q 2001 TGW, chassis team

Delivered 36% reduction of in-plant brakes repairs and achieved corresponding 3.8% of plant’s first run increase,1999-2000

J.D. Power 2005 VDS (3 years in service): Ford Windstar 02MY – Best In Class (Midsize Van), chassis and sheet metal teams

Completed 12 Six Sigma (DMAIC and DFSS) projects as the Black Belt/Change Agent focusing on customer satisfaction, process variation & warranty reduction, plant’s first run and product reliability UNS Corporation LLC (crane, hoist and bulk material handling equipment) - OPERATIONS & ENGINEERING MANAGER

Closed 1995 at 157% of revenue goal and extended market share by 29% by accomplishing of customer driven marketing program and lean manufacturing implementation

Established CAD/CAE department and reduced labor cost by 38% with increased productivity pertaining to the engineering and product development by 210%

Launched new business subdivision of the corporation – fastening technologies and hand powered tools distribution/sales (in association with HILTI); exceeded 1996 profit targets by 22% Ural Polytechnic Institute

Developed and delivered new graduate course Fundamentals of Design Methodology and CAD/CAE/FEA applications

Developed and delivered undergraduate courses: GD&T, Blueprint Reading, Descriptive Geometry, Equipment Reliability

Developed and patented new method of foundation brakes reliability estimation based on torque variation prediction

Certified university teacher (senior lecturer), 4 patented inventions regarding brake systems and more than 30 professional publications

More specific information is available at: (link to Pliassounov’s LinkedIn profile)

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