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Engineering Sales

Location:
Maize, Kansas, 67101, United States
Posted:
January 05, 2017

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**** A. ***** Jr.

*** *. ******* **** ***** KS, 67101: Phone 316.***.****: ********@*******.***

Professional Summary

Profit driven professional with 15+ years’ experience in program and project management, Engineering, Manufacturing, Operations, and Tooling. Adept in driving efficiency and profitability within all departments. Directed and managed various cross-functional teams across multiple management levels. A progressive leader that values resources and promotes team collaboration, customer satisfaction, and financial growth. Strong written and verbal communication skills with exceptional time management, problem-solving, strategic thinking, and leadership abilities.

Experience

Program and Project Management / Operations; Textron Aviation (1992 – 2016)

Caravan 208B and Citation Jets; Managed the completion of critical program milestones and product development with accountability to the PM and PE.

Provided overall guidance and direction to all teams including Flight Test, Operations and Engineering

Created strategic plan and implemented processes to reduce schedule timeline

Achieved Type Certification (TC) on-time with a $5M program cost savings

Maintained program quality standards and drove a collaborative culture across all cross-functional team members

Managed program metrics including:

$25M+ budgeting for warranty exposure on 2500+ production & legacy units

Engineering program schedules for eight aircraft platforms

Customer support, product delivery, certification, and operational support

J-TA 182 Diesel program; Managed engineering product development and coordinated manufacturing/operational program logistics for all demo and production aircraft.

Managed incorporation of engineering design and changes for both production and out of sequence aircraft

Developed strategic planning to meet program directives and maximize resource management

Directed engineering support for suppliers, program scheduling, master scheduling, and risk migration

Coordinated with suppliers to improve program costs; Managed Kelly Aerospace activity for STC program for the electric environmental control system resulting in $8k savings per aircraft unit

Established collaborative relationships with partners and drove commitments for meeting performance standards

Provided program status updates to senior level management

Managed aircraft DEMO readiness and availability of unit #1 to attend the 2013 UK AeroExpo five months before TC

Advanced Design; Managed program metrics for multiple and simultaneous new (R&D) programs including McCauley Propellers, Next Generation Denali, Longitude, Latitude, and Scorpion.

Developed certification basis assessments, program schedules, and Tier 1 executive schedules for CEO review on new program proposals, contracts, materials, and supply chain

Created process improvements to optimize resource utilization

Project and Tool Engineering; Textron Aviation (1992 – 2016)

Project Engineering; incorporated airframe designs, systems engineering, testing, and certification on multiple new and sustaining aircraft models.

Developed process improvements yielding a 15%-40% cost savings

Supported engineering, manufacturing, and operational cost-out initiatives to improve product quality and reduce product/maintenance costs

Utilized graphic design tools with 25,000 hours experience using CATIA, Unigraphics II, and CADAM

Tool Engineering; Designed tools to support aircraft development including hard tools, composite tooling, assembly tools, electronic tools, weld fixtures and bond tools on nine aircraft programs.

Implemented solid model machining techniques for advanced CATIA 3D surfacing and CNC machining

Managed special project including capital budgets, applications, resources management, and materials

Innovation and Leading Edge Technologies; Textron Aviation (1992 – 2016)

Additive Manufacturing; Directed and managed Additive Manufacturing (AM) and Rapid Prototyping (RP) teams focused on defining and executing technology roadmaps and improving profit position.

Established 26 member “Textron corporate-wide AM collaboration team” bridging all Textron business units (BU’s):

Achieved a 15% cost savings for material & services across all Textron BU’s

Directed 12 member cross-functional “Textron Aviation AM Strategy team” and achieved the following priority goals:

Obtained corporate membership to America Makes for Textron Inc.

Established a collaborative partnership with Bell Helicopter

Directed the development of the “Center of Excellence” (COE), bringing four AM facilities under one umbrella

Established the Cessna RP Lab and developed global accessibility processes for 1500+ in-house CATIA users

Compliance and Certification; Textron Aviation (1992 – 2016)

Compliance Chief Scorpion Program; Directed and implemented strategic planning to support regulatory compliance of the MIL-HDBK-516C assessment basis and provided oversight for the 642 applicable criteria.

Collaborated with the Non-DoD Military Aircraft Office (NDMAO) and the Textron military certification team in support of the Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) between the USAF and Textron AirLand

Created organizational processes and methodology to support the CRADA, gap analysis, and artifact generation

Developed new tracking and monitoring processes to capture real-time program compliance health

Certification engineering, FAA Part 23 and 25 programs; Directed Part 23 Citation Jet (CJ’s) certification requirements on all new & sustaining CJ programs and supported Part 25 TC.

Coordinated engineering deliverables for foreign and domestic aircraft in over 35 international markets

Presented program and technical reviews to foreign authorities and associated technical experts

Generated FAA Part 23 and Part 25 certification assessments for Normal and Commuter category aircraft

Developed and coordinated cost evaluations, schedule impacts, and risk mitigation for program gate reviews

Managed engineering support for technical publications and service center certification/maintenance activities for 12 aircraft models, resulting in schedule improvements of 10%-45%

Facilities Management, Budget, and Sales – Kens Pizza (1982-1987)

Restaurant Supervisor: Directed all food service operations, budget controls, sales performance, resources, inventory control, product quality, marketing, and P&Ls at multiple facilities.

A leader in product sales and service ($500K+ annually per facility), with outstanding P&L’s (4%-8% NOP)

Generated 15% sales growth in the first year

Developed strategic planning for long-term objectives and recognized for outstanding sales and leadership

Education:

Wichita State University

Bachelor's of Business Administration, Minor in Strategic Management (2012)

Bachelor's of Mechanical Engineering – Junior Status (Currently on Hold)

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology

Associate of Applied Science, Manufacturing Technology (1982)

Affiliations, Certifications, Honors,

Division Chair: Industry Advisory Board (IAB), Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology

Engineering Technology Chair: Kansas SkillsUSA

Engineering Mentor: KBEST (Kansas Boosting Engineering Science and Technology)

Textron 2016 Chairman’s Award for Innovation: Participation/submission

Six Sigma Certified Green Belt

Cessna Leading Edge Award



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