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Engineer Manager

Mesa, Arizona, United States
January 05, 2017

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Harold D. Schlesselman

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Mesa, AZ 85209

Phone: 480-***-**** E-mail:

OBJECTIVE: Seeking a challenging position utilizing my problem solving, leadership, and communication skills to provide immediate impact in the area of Manufacturing/Compliance as a Quality Assurance, Security, or Engineering Manager.


ICM Conversions Phoenix, AZ 2008 – present

Quality Manager / FSO

Providing Electronic document solutions for government, corporate clientele

Directed re-certification for ISO 9001:2008 standard; introduced Quality awareness initiatives.

Deployed Federal Contract Security per NISPOM as FSO; Led Risk Assessment Methodology.

Coached Sales to AS9100C, HIPAA, other standards; Documented Work Standards.

Intechra LLC Phoenix, AZ 2007 – 2008

Quality Systems Engineer

Providing IT Asset Disposition for Fortune 500 Clientele

Directed implementation of ISO 14001:2004 environmental standard for 2 facilities.

Developed OHSAS 18001:2007 health and safety / ISO 9001:2000 QMS for 2 facilities.

Allied Air Enterprises Bellevue, OH 2002 – 2006

Quality Manager

Providing HVAC OEM as a division of Lennox International, Inc.

Led/Managed staff of up to 5 Quality Engineers; Led Continuous Improvement, Lean teams.

Directed upgrade to and maintenance of ISO 9001:2000; Management Representative.

Defined Customer Focus through 5 levels of customer satisfaction surveys, trend analyses.

ITS Technologies, Inc. Toledo, OH 2001 – 2001

Quality Engineer [interim contract roles]

Huck Fasteners, division of Alcoa in Medina, OH

oDeveloped procedures/models to expedite PPAP for 300 product items acquired via merger.

Tower Automotive, in Upper Sandusky, OH

oProblem solving customer and supplier quality issues needing urgent attention, collaboration.

Budd Company North Baltimore, OH 1998 – 2001

Quality Manager

Providing Automotive SMC plastics componentry as a division of Continental Structural Plastics

Maintained QS 9000 (ISO/TS 16949) certification; Reinforced Systems Thinking.

Led/Managed staff of up to 10 Engineers, Supervisors, and Technicians; Process Improvement.

Resolved latent and active quality issues with engine plants to restore Ford Q1 standing.

Coordinated APQP elements, including sub-supplier qualification, for $80M in new business.

Photonics Systems Northwood, OH 1995 -1998

Quality Engineer / Safety Engineer

Manufacturing AC-plasma flat panel displays as DARPA project for DoD on large area HD system.

Coordinated and facilitated five (5) cross-functional teams advancing DoD program.

Developed Engineering Processes and Engineering Specifications; Compiled summary reports.

AlliedSignal Filters/Spark Plugs Fostoria, OH thru 1995

Project Engineer / Six Sigma Black Belt

Autolite division of AlliedSignal (now Honeywell)

Completed Six Sigma training regimen, Project Management (3) projects worth over $180,000.

Prior to 1995, Various positions of increasing responsibility as Ceramic Process Engineer, Engineering Supervisor, Design Engineer, and Project Engineer with AlliedSignal [Honeywell].


MBA – Bowling Green State University

BS, Ceramic Engineering – Iowa State University

Harold D. Schlesselman

2719 S. Wattlewood

Mesa, AZ 85209

Phone: 480-***-**** E-mail:

PROFILE: Detail-oriented, results-driven Quality, Security, and Engineering problem solver with more than 25 years of professional experience in production and manufacturing from high-volume automotive Tier 1 supply to service bureau scanning as Federal Contractor. Effective leader, manager, and mentor with expertise in quality systems like ISO9001 or ISO/TS16949 and practice in ISO27001 Information Security. Passionate customers’ advocate for implementing and communicating solutions to improve efficiencies and create increased rate-of-return.


ISO 9001 / ISO.TS16949 Certified Quality Manager Security FSO - ISP®

ISO 14001 Certified Quality Engineer GSA Contracting

OHSAS 18001 Certified Quality Auditor Lean Manufacturing


Developed / Managed deployment of security specification NISPOM requirements for Federal Contract involving scanning bureau services. As FSO, organized standardized procedures and staffing aspects, including JPAS and OPSEC. RESULTS: Maintained DSS vulnerability assessment status as Satisfactory.

Led / Directed / Managed quality departments of up to 10 staffers (engineers, supervisors, and technicians) in union labor environments. Automotive Tier 1 supply situation involved APQP for launch of $80M in new business; HVAC OEM situation involved Lean Manufacturing initiatives. RESULTS: The automotive new business was launched on time, within budget, and created 2 spin-off product launches. The HVAC Lean conversion achieved 99+% schedule attainment and 91+% first pass yield within 3 years.

Resolved / Directed and implemented customer-focused strategies for regaining the coveted Ford Q1 supplier status that had been lost prior to my tenure. Corrected latent and active quality issues, built confidence in responsiveness to Ford, and provided evidence of continual improvement. RESULTS: Through 18 months of effort, against deep-seated concerns and ever moving targets, successfully applied collaborative countermeasures to gain the critical Ford engine plant endorsements that restored Q1 standing. Salvaged current $15M business and acquired $80M in new business from Ford.

Analyzed / Developed a searchable, MS-Access database platform for data-mining nearly 350,000 accumulated warranty records – customer complaints – on HVAC product that were “hidden” in business legacy system. Created supporting MS-Access data sets for reconciling field failure trends (PPM) and reliabilities against warranty expenses, unit production, unit sales, and internal defects. RESULTS: Provided problem solvers, designers, and marketers with confident, fact-based criteria for resource planning and decision-making.

Led / Directed / Managed implementation of ISO 14001:2004 requirements for two (2) facilities involved with environmentally friendly IT Asset Dispositioning for Fortune 500 clientele. Organized OHSAS 18001 requirements for health and safety standards. RESULTS: ISO 14001 certification achieved within 6 months; HS&E systems in place.


Member Society of Industrial Security Professionals (NCMS),

Member American Society for Quality (ASQ), Past President-Jaycees of Fostoria, OH

Past Board Member-YMCA of Fostoria, OH


Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, Power Point, Visio, Microsoft Outlook, Teamwork Projects,

Camtasia Video Studio

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