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Quality Assurance Manager

Old Lyme, Connecticut, United States
January 26, 2017

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ACC Northridge – School of Engineering: 1998

American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) - Level III – VT, UT, MT and PT (#149606)

American Welding Society (AWS) – Certified Welding Inspector (#03071131)

American Nation Standards Institute (ANSI) - Level III-VT (visual mechanical and welding inspection)

USACE/NAVFAC Construction Quality Management Certified

TapRoot Leader

Lead auditor (per NQA-1 and RABQSA)

Voting Member of American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) - G01: Corrosion, E07: NDE, D01: Coating Materials, A01: Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys

Voting Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)



This Quality Assurance leader, with 26 years in quality systems, is able to fill your senior quality position without added planning or management burden. Advanced QA, Lean Six Sigma tooling, Commercial Grade Dedication (CGD), Supply Chain Engineering, QC and Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) services, applied to Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) and Lump Sum Turn Key (LSTK) projects, have given me greater understanding and purpose to effectively operate in a leadership role under multi-vendor and multi-employee situations. Extensive exposure within:

Energy and Power Generation – New construction and renovations for nuclear, fossil fuel, solar, wind and hydro utilities, construction, subcontractor and supplier qualification for private utilities and the Department of Energy (DOE) with Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) expertise.

Heavy, Industrial Construction – Civil, Mechanical, Structural and Architectural (green field and brown field) construction, renovation and seismic retrofits for the bridge and Class A structural and commercial facilities.

Industrial and Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) – Source surveillance, process improvement, process mapping and quality initiatives developer for machined, forged, cast and welded steels and exotic alloy plus a large variety of thermal plastic/sandwich adhesive composite components.

Petrochemical - pipeline, drilling/wellhead equipment, pressure piping and vessels, above ground tanks, compression, production, liquids recovery equipment and subsea and top-side completions.


1.The implementation, construction and renovation of quality management programs, policies and procedures, including facilitating the elements through managed process improvement activities and performance based evaluations. This encompasses alignment and maturity within:

a.Strategic development, process mapping, accreditation, quality control and nondestructive testing programs from established code and requirements. The requirements are formulated into relevant process procedures/written instructions for field services groups and/or shop applications resulting in rapid and noted changes in methods, sampling techniques, control practices which inevitably relate to ensuring maximum quality for cost. I build processes without creating barriers.

b.Vendor oversight, source surveillance, CGD under methods 1, 2 and 3, supplemental technical evaluation and critical characteristics development, auditing of work practices, processes, records and documentation for compliance determination based upon industry best practices and project requirements.

c.Regulate and implement key preventive, root cause analysis including reviewing and analyzing process data, identifying weaknesses or process failures, creating plans to remedy nonconformities and ensure timely execution of corrective action while applying statistical principles in support of failure investigations.

2.Applied engineering and evaluations for Shielded Metal Arc Weld (SMAW), Submerged Arc Weld (SAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Weld (GTAW), Gas Metal Arc Weld (GMAW) and Flux Core Arc Weld (FCAW) on many different industrial steels and exotic alloys that generate Partial Joint Penetration (PJP), Complete Joint Penetration (CJP), fillet, overlay and temperbead welding profiles, which is supported through:

a.Detailed knowledge of ASME Section III, IX, API and AWS codes for in-process critique and development of Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) and Procedure Qualification Record (PQR/WPQR) for manual, semi-automatic and automatic welding.

b.Detailed laboratory experience with material testing and metrology per A2LA, ISO 17025, MIL STD 120.

3.Deliverables to include product inspection for coatings, machining, welding, NDE, internal auditing, vendor surveillance, supplier quality, nonconformance and corrective processing.

4.Conversant to ASME B&PV code and subsections including NQA-1, Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) 830, ISO 9001, Department of Energy (DOE) 414.1D, Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Transportation (DOT), American Welding Society (AWS), American Institute for Steel Construction (AISC), American Petroleum Institute (API), National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP), American Concrete Institute (ACI), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications, International Association of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and National Association Corrosion Engineers (NACE).


07/2016 to current

Employment Hiatus

Have been on 5 month leave to manage family responsibilities.

06/2015 to 07/2016 – Gemma Power Systems

Director of Quality

As an effective director and mentor, I ensured that Gemma’s Quality department and subcontractors, for items and services, complied with the requirements of the awarded contracts and specified codes, specifications and standards. The entire quality system, upon arrival, needed to be renovated due to extensive combined cycle power plant contract awards which went from $250M to $1.7B.

The realignment to an ASME based core brought organizational advantage and a clearer direction of regional resources and quality teams that monitor progress, provide better source surveillance and carry out dedication activities. Support assets, as specified through project deliverables, included executing material continuity through active and passive RFID, control standards mirrored within ASME NCA 3800 and 4000, supply chain development, supplier performance evaluations and qualification auditing, inspection, disposition of customer deviations, change management and nonconformance issues. Business units could maintain compliance with all governing contractual documentation and budgets.

Finally, we provide the conditions necessary for prosperous growth through a monitored and controlled global supply chain under our supplier quality program. Our mission was to obtain and deliver product and service resources to ensure that assets meet contract requirements.

08/2013 to 06/2015 – JB Henderson Construction

Project Quality Assurance Manager

I delivered extensive capabilities from the various applications found within ASME B&PV code, ISO 9001, NQA-1-2008, NQA-1a-2009, Part I and Part II, 10 CFR 830, Subpart A: Quality Assurance and DOE 414.1D: QualityAssurance, customer requirements and JB Henderson’s Corporate Quality Assurance Program for Structures, Systems, and Components (SSC) in accordance with project and contractual documentation.

While working the RLUOB Laboratory Renovation Project and Criticality Alarm Systems Project (TA-55 Building) plus Transuranic Waste Facility (TA-63) at Los Alamos National Laboratory, my team outlines and then supports execution from which implementing procedures can be used to meet the applicable requirements. This is achieved by providing project management, technical support to subcontractors and counsel as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for topics pertaining to construction, CGD, quality process implementation, Approved Supplier List (ASL) development, score carding and continuous improvement.

Additionally, the project teams have found valuable results from implementing cross functional process mapping development and then adjusting to the “Voice of the Customer” (VoC) and their requirements. These achievements are delivered to the owner with honest, concise and transparent outputs and diligent collaboration with their departmental managers (process owners) to continually improve integration and the local work processes.

06/2010 to 08/2013 – Exterran Energy Services – Integrated Projects

Senior Quality Manager, Western Hemisphere

SME responsible for implementing and fostering Exterran’s global quality and continuous improvement initiatives. My tenure, certifications for both management and field exposure provide complete departmental competency.

Activities include: leading, facilitating and executing quality plans, execution plans, process mapping, quality and lean strategies, implementing structured problem solving methods to improve process, cost, productivity and customer satisfaction.

Continuously create strategy, tactical plans and training processes necessary to drive a physical and cultural transformation within the integrated projects organization. This includes global/regional process alignment, strict use and adherence to Document Control, Management of Change (MoC), Corrective Action Response (CAR), Internal/External Audits, Root Cause Analysis and Lessons Learned principles as to provide the continual improvement of processes as well as on time, on budget project execution.

Primary responsibilities for these projects:

Principal quality SME between the owner representatives, engineering groups, prime contractors, source surveillance agencies and subcontracting vendors during EPC phases, thus supporting the team through systemic solutions to process gaps by utilizing Lean Six Sigma, process mapping, program auditing and mentoring to quality standards and guidelines.

Champion all aspects of the QMS plus the education, qualification and certification of personnel. Applies Total Quality Management (TQM) tools and approaches to analytical and reporting processes within each department.

Complete welding, manufacturing and fabrication management, as related to process equipment, piping and structural steel QA, QC, CWI and NDE evaluations, under API, ASTM, ASME, DOE, DOD governed projects.

Contribute to Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) through material review, selection, RFQ and basic /detailed engineering support, which includes the product realization and validation of the executable program for procedures, CAD drawings and designs, P&ID, process flow diagrams, utility flow diagrams, civil layouts and package development for Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) applications.

2008 - 2010: TriVis Incorporated

General Manager, Manufacturing Surety (MS) and Quality Assurance

Tasked to organize and control quality business within the energy/utilities sector (Nuclear, Fossil, Wind and Hydro) to deliver EPC services, nuclear supplier qualification and commercial grade dedication program development and facilitation. Afforded the utilities to have improved services for their project scope by removing the need to procure internal resources and subject matter experts through:

Providing project engineering, scheduling and planning, procurement, technical consultation, delivery coordination and global supply chain qualification, audits and process surveillance in order to facilitate on time and on budget delivery.

Supply industry experience to oversee component manufacturing for nuclear outages and Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) programs through the planning and coordination of the quality programs that are designed to ensure continuous production of products and services in accordance with established industry codes and standards.

Quality owner directing NSSS programmatic resources from the U.S. NRC requirements, 10CFR50 Appendix B, 10CFR71, 10CFR72, 10CFR21, ASME NQA-1(1994, 2000, 2004, and 2008), Section XI, Section IX, Section V and Section III, Article NCA 4000, ANSI N18.1 and ANSI N45.2; establishing appropriate levels of quality and engineering resources to support these programs.

Facilitate inventory maintenance programs procurement, receipt inspection and issuance of dedicated grade/nuclear grade material per ISO and ASME Section III, Article NCA 3800 requirements.

2008 - 2008: Berg Spiral Pipe Corporation

Manager, Quality Assurance

Consulted as the facility Quality Assurance representative during API-Q1, API 5L and ISO 9001 program development for the start-up of a new $91.8M helically SAW welded pipe mill producing 26” to 60” diameter casing and line pipe.

2007 - 2008: MACTEC Engineering and Consulting

ASNT Level III Task Leader (Shanghai, China)

Project contractor as a quality assurance representative on $1.7B San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (SFOBB) East Span Seismic Safety Project for Department of Transportation-State of California (Caltrans). Perform welding and NDE surveillance and oversight to ensure that the fabricator is performing shop welding and NDE, per the terms of the contract.

2006 - 2007: Northstar Aerospace

Supervisor, NDE Level III

Contracted as an ASNT level III supervisor of NDE department within $100M leading high precision turning and high precision welding manufacturing facility under direct and remote VT (CWI/dimensional), Nital Etch, UT (automated immersion and contact, through transmission), MT, hardness testing and PT/Filtered Particle examinations under Boeing, Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM), National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP), Strategic War Planning System-Single Integrated OPLAN (SIOP), McDonnell Douglas, Rolls Royce and Northrop Grumman specifications.

2006 - 2006: Precision Surveillance Corporation

Manager, NDE Level III and Quality Control

Contracted for nuclear services company providing 10CFR50 Appendix B, 10CFR21, and ANSI N45.2 programs for the NRC's Regulatory Guide 1.35 and ASME Section XI IWA/IWE/IWL - direct and remote VT 1 and 3 (VT1C and VT3C) Concrete Containment (CC) inspections, liner and tendon surveillances. Responsible manager for the corporate M&TE program, coordinate pre-operation actions with site Authorized Nuclear Inspector (ANI) and site personnel and supervised all site personnel during tendon retensioning and greasing operations during interval inspections.

2004 - 2006: General Electric - Aviation

Supervisor, NDE Level II / UT Process Development Specialist

UT department technical leader which developed immersion, squirter and automated UT scan plans and equipment, primarily being KB6000’s, Inspection Research and Technology (IRT) and Sonix systems, for carbon fiber composite and thermal plastics components, Titanium, Inconel, Rene and exotic steel forgings inspections on various core engine stages and rotary hardware, housing and shafts.

2001 - 2004: US Inspection Services

Supervisor, NDE Level II and CWI

Lead inspector for NDE services group providing field services for various aerospace, nuclear power and industrial facilities and equipment for multiple fabrication techniques.

Developmental lead inspector for the GE90 stage 1 composite platform (thermal plastics and sandwich adhesives/carbon fiber) program, which incorporated designing and providing continuous improvement to the immersion UT inspection techniques and scan plans allowing for reduced inspection length and trimmed associated inspection cost to assure long-term profitability.

Obtained Westinghouse/PCI lead inspector certification for the inspection/repair process surrounding Primary Water Stress Corrosion Cracking (PWSCC) inspections of A600 components and Alloy 82/182 weldments, which incorporates direct and remote PT and VT inspections along with ET and UT inspections utilizing the Gapscanner and Grooveman end effectors tooling on Nuclear Steam Supply Systems (NSSS).

Quality assurance lead inspector on RVHP examination and restoration on class 1, 2 and 3 - NSSS pressure vessel and pressure piping components. Extensively practiced skill for contaminated/hazardous environment delivery systems (Remotely Operated Service Arm (ROSA) and DERI 700), equipment shakedown and extensive mock up planning.

1994 - 2001: ABB AMDATA

Level II Inspector and CWI

Nuclear (NQA-1) and industrial projects inspector for the NDE division of the E&C group.

1989 - 1994: Walter Rossler Company

Level I and II Inspector

Nuclear (ASME Section III and IX) industrial projects inspector for NDE service company.

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