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Operations & Quality Leader/Manager

Spring, TX
October 26, 2019

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Francis Baumann



Operations-Manufacturing Management / Safety / Human Resources / Team Leadership / Contracts / Lean Change Management / Budgets / Quality & Continuous Improvement / Multi-Site Management / Negotiations Project Management / Cost Optimization / QMS / Regulation-Agency Compliance / Site Management / P&L Performance Management / Warranties / Workforce Planning / Competitive Analysis / Documentation

Influential and decisive leader with an exemplary history of success in achieving revenue, cost reduction, productivity and delivery goals. Innovative and practical at inspiring, motivating, developing and empowering results driven improvements. Versed at leveraging profound knowledge and application of lean principles through successful team engagement across the organization. Adept at addressing tactical causes and strategic initiatives. Exceptional communication and negotiation skills with a natural ability to partner with diverse groups.


Improved maintenance and operational efficiencies to 97% and 99% respectfully at NCOIC of Maintenance Operations Center USAF. Using analytical diagnostics, identified insufficient provisions to fulfill effectiveness performance expectations. Determined and implemented four additional support functions to bring performance in-line with productivity expectations.

Increased critical equipment availability to 99%, reduced MTBF 60% achieving customer on-time delivery commitments. With equipment availability at ATS dawdling at 92%, on-time customer deliveries were unsatisfactory. Defined and implemented a rigorous preventative maintenance program. Improvements included a 40% reduction in reactive maintenance hours and improved customer delivery responsiveness.

Achieved $1.2M cost savings as Wing Propulsion Superintendent USAF. Discovered faulty inspection processes and measuring criteria were forcing F108-CF-100 aircraft to fall outside allowable inspection parameters. Upon quantifying the findings, changed the inspection and measuring process so aircraft were properly cycled back into useful duty rather than set aside due to false non-compliances.

Decreased filter replacement cycles from two weeks to 14 months at FMC Technologies. Identified testing fluid was not maintained to proper cleanliness levels per NSA criteria. Using TPM, initiated and led efforts to reveal poor fluid sampling techniques were employed. Authored, implemented and conducted training with involved operators on proper fluid testing procedures. Modifications decreased filter replacement labor hours by 1200.

Improved shop labor utilization rates by 28% and obtained an annual cost savings of $534k at Cameron. Labor costs for projects were consistently exceeding plan and driving down on-time delivery results. Using Lean techniques (spaghetti diagrams), drove efforts to alter the production flow through receiving and production, implemented standardized work cells, and modified the quoting process to achieve targeted objectives.

Secured annual savings of $400k and reduced material costs 15% at Cameron. Material costs were rising and varied greatly from project to project. Identified top tiered suppliers and implemented material / service negotiation strategies. Efforts obtained favorable pricing to match budgetary expectations.



Fusematic is a startup company that provides an integrated precision pneumatic control friction welding system.

Operations & Quality Consultant

Accountable for all Operational Processes, Project Execution, and QMS compliance against ISO Standards

Direct and lead the performance of Quality Assurance, Quality Control, HSE, Human Resources, Document Control, Training, Manufacturing, and Testing to assure operational excellence

Created Fusematic core business functions in Operations, Safety, Quality, Service, and Human Resources

E1 DYNAMICS, INC. 2013 to 2019

A $ 25M customer service provider for Diesel Rotary Uninterruptible Power Supply (DRUPS) systems

Quality & Service Manager

Assured executable contribution of Service, Quality, Customer Relations, Procurement, Human Resources and Safety that encompassed a staff of 11 direct reports and culpability for a P&L budget of $2.7M.

Full accountability for the entire site regarding operational excellence

Simultaneously managed ten North American service depots

Implemented and managed the strategic planning for commercial technical, project and service departments

Orchestrated the implementation and deployment of lean principles in problem / issue resolution

WEATHERFORD US 2012 to 2013

A $15M provider of product and technology optimizing well engagement and production optimization capabilities

Quality Assurance Manager

Directed the performance of Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Document Control and Testing that included a staff of 13 direct reports.

Assured company optimization for quality assurance and control functions

Owned compliance and over site of all company policies, procedures and performance goals

Directed and secured the company QMS compliance against ISO and API standards

CAMERON (formally TEST Automation and Controls) 2008 to 2012

A $ 9.2M provider of flow equipment products, systems and services to oil, gas and process industries

Quality & Materials Manager

Led all aspects of Manufacturing, Production Planning, Procurement, Service, QA / QC, and Warehouse / Inventory while managing a staff of 35 direct reports.

Ownership of all operational processes at a 75-person facility

Overall accountability for all projects / project execution

Analyzed audit findings; created preventative action reports, corrective measures and metrics

Directed and secured the company QMS compliance against ISO standards


A $ 4.6B provider of oil flow equipment products, systems and services

Project / Program Manager

Secured executable performance of an assembly and testing department for a multi-functional plant including P&L ownership for a $2.2M budget.

Managed six high-pressure test cells, three gas pits, a liquid nitrogen system and 32 portable HPU units

Mentored and trained maintenance technicians

Served as project manager for several capital and expense facility projects


Senior Logistics Engine Analyst / Site Operations Manager, Trinity Technology Group / Advanced Technology Services (ATS); Wing Propulsion Superintendent, USAF – McConnell Airforce Base.


MBA-Management, Sam Houston State University

BS, Business Quality Management & BS, Human Resource Management, Southwestern College

AS, Aircraft Maintenance Technology, Community College of the Air Force

Leadership Training, USAF, Airman Leadership School, NCO Academy and Senior NCO Academy

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