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Woburn, MA
Posted:
November 02, 2019

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AMIN KARIMPOUR

P.O.Box ***

Belmont, MA *****

617-***-****

adaqno@r.postjobfree.com

Summary: 25 years of successful hands-on Leadership with startups, mid-size and fortune 500 companies in area of Infrastructure, Industry 4.0, CRM, product development, manufacturing, Supply Chain Management and Design/ implementation of GxP compliant systems and custom software architectures (at Stanley Black and Decker, Bose Corp., MKS Instruments, SuperValu, Thermo-Fisher Scientific, LLBean, Mercury Systems, Brooks Automation, Virtual-Ink, Kenan Systems …). Subject Matter expert in product development, PLM and Value Chain Management. Scrum Master. International experience in Europe, Canada, MENA and Asia. US Citizen.

Technical Skills/ accomplishments

Led Implementation of .NET and SaaS application and migration to cloud services.

Led selection and successfully implemented of PLM solutions at several Industries.

Led support of ISO Certification at several Semi-Tech Companies.

Led Process re-engineering resulting in reduced operational, manufacturing and logistics costs and lead times.

Led Requirement gathering, Design, Development of custom software applications using Agile /Scrum/ SDLC leveraging Jira, HPQC and other tools.

Led selection and implementation of ERP, CRM, SCM, PLM and collaboration technologies.

Led Selection and implementation of Data Centers and IT Infrastructures for global companies growing through merger/acquisition and vertical/horizontal integration.

Management Skills/accomplishments

Led projects up to $50M, including infrastructure and business systems implementation and business processes reengineering, with substantial engineering, manufacturing and operation cost reductions.

Negotiated contracts, SLAs and IT services for delivery to both internal and external customers.

Developed steering committee consisting of cross-functional team members; led the problem definition and solution selection processes for collaboration of engineering, purchasing and manufacturing divisions and departments, enabling consolidation of manufacturing locations from fourteen to three.

Mentored direct reports and co-workers in both technical and managerial capabilities leading to career advancement and proper positioning to maximize performance and retention.

EXPERIENCE

Stanley Black and Decker (Security and Healthcare Divisions) July 2017 - Present

Business Systems IT Lead, with prime responsibility for engineering, Value Chain and product lifecycle management (PLMs: Agile 9.3.4 / Windchill 11.1); including manufacturing, Industry 4.0, supply chain, and quality systems and processes. Provide cost effective design and implementation of business systems and applications in support of the development and implementation of business improvement and optimization. Includes evaluation, analysis, design, documentation of requirements, translation into proper system requirement specifications and configuration. Formulates and defines systems scope and objectives based on both end-users needs and a thorough understanding of business systems, processes, applications and industry requirements. Operates as a liaison between Corporate IT resources and the appropriate end-user department. Evaluates and translates end user needs and problems to technical associates and/or vendors where appropriate. Working with cross functional team on Industrial 4.0 initiatives /POC cross multiple factories. Understands the business implications of technical solutions, and assists in defining and documenting the technology solutions to support any future business needs. Support engineering teams adoption of cloud technologies (AWS, AZURE…) and enhancements using all appropriate communication tools as well as providing support for existing delivered / consumed IT systems.

Bose Corporation June 2011- July 2017

Business System Analyst/Project Lead (level 5), Responsible for implementation of Enterprise PLM and Supply Chain solutions using OOTB (Out Of The Box) Windchill 10.x and SAP integration. Migrating engineering CAD and Meta data from Team Center, SAP and other sources. Design, Develop, Test and support the implementation using Agile Scrum model, leading off-shore development resources. Design and developed integration points between Windchill, SAP Material and Order Management, Cognos, Cadence and other applications. Lead process improvement in Engineering and Manufacturing cross functional operations. Lead implementation of cloud (Amazon, Azure) Servers integration to host applications access for Suppliers and remote development team partners. Setup and evaluated Amazon / Azure Servers for application migration from Data Centers to Cloud. As Senior Member of Scrum team, contributed in continuous improvement of sprint processes and testing automation. Lead a yellow belt PDCA Project, reduce manual testing requirements by 70%. Proactively support gaining business value through strategic alignment and effective and efficient use of technology in meeting business needs.

MKS Instrument April 2007 – May 2011

Principal Engineering Business Analyst/Project Lead, Responsible for PLM, Engineering Change Management, Oracle 11i Interfaces to PLM system development and integration. Design, Develop, Integrate and Implemented PLM/ERP solution for MKS Global Engineering and Manufacturing sites. Working with Engineering, Manufacturing, Operation, Quality, Finance, Service and support business team in defining requirements, develop architecture and implementing SOX compliant business processes cross multi-application suites and business location in US, EU and Asia. Developed and managed data master management and data conversions. Developed and support implementation of Global processes for CAPA, DFMA, RMA and Quality data collections plans. Develop and support Discoverer reports for Engineering, Quality, Material and Order Management based on Notix and custom views. Support migration from Nexus to Oracle HCM.

Epicor Software January 2006 - April 2007

Senior East Coast Project Manager/ Implementation Consultant Implement Epicor ERP suite for Manufacturing, Financial and Order Management for various East Coast Customers.

Thermo Fisher LED Division August 2005- April 2007

IT Site manager/Business Lead for PLM (Agile Collaboration Suite), SCM, and ERP (Glovia). Designed, Planned, implemented and supported business process re-engineering, PPI LEAN MFG, Bill-of-Material configuration, improve purchasing processes, optimize MRP and setup KANBAN processes with external and internal suppliers. Optimize factory floor operation and reduce on-hand inventory and improve data-quality and information sharing with marketing and business operation. Provide support and services for IT SOX compliancy. Lead project management and technical support for ERP manufacturing transfer and engineering processes continuity from Glovia ERP at Milford, MA to BAAN at Asheville, NC. Provide integration plan for Agile PLM and BAAN ERP. Design and implemented GxP compliant system and solution architectures.

SuperValu, Albertsons, Shaws January 2005 – October 2006

Senior Project Manager Lead, for CRM, SCM, procurement, treasury, Infrastructure, … projects (400 $K-5 $M) based on APEX 6.1(Albertsons Project Execution - a process driven project management methodology and risk/issue tracking, designed tools, developed based on mix of PMBOK, RUP and Six Sigma). Responsible for Solution development and delivery based on managing Risks, Tasks, issues, budget and Internal/Eternal resources working through highly matrix services organization accountable to diverse group of IT and business owners on Projects budget and on-time delivery. Provide weekly project status reports on the schedule, financials, risks and issues and interdependencies with other ongoing projects. Work with many business process owners, IT internal/external resources to formulate project plan, resource allocation and manage the projects through full lifecycle (Charter to production support). Expand the use of Peoplesoft HCM in new acquired businesses. Assess and implemented Accenture CAS platform.

L.L.Bean February 2004 – January 2005

Technical Project Lead for implementation of Front End System (Custom developed Web/Call Center CRM Solution). Analyze and design the implementation plan for many phases of RUP development of CRM solution, including customer forecasting and order management. Work with many business process owners, QA, UAT, and internal technical leads to formulate stable, scalable and supportable under development application.

Mercury Systems August 2003 – February 2004

Consult/project manager for PLM, CRM, SCM, ERP Oracle 11i application. Design, Plan and implementation for restructuring customer records, product Bill-of-Material, setup route and work center leading to business process re-engineering for implementation of On-Line Sales and iStore.

Techfusion Inc. March 2003 – August 2003

Principal, Designed and developed Intelligent Secure Backup (ISB) solution on Linux/Open Source Application Suite. Setup Beowulf cluster servers for redundancy and scalability of Google-like search engine using Lucene library. Maintained and support tiered backup/groupware ASP for over 100 small to mid-size companies. Maintained and manage local and remote contracted software engineers to support above developments. Negotiated service and support contracts to maintain and setup new clients for Open Source ASP solutions.

Patriot Vet IT March 2003 – August 2003

Principal, Responded to RFID (Auto-ID) technology solution for NIH, DOD, VA Hospital and few defense contractors. Provided Business Value Assessment in impact of Real-Time information management to the business bottom-line. Setup evaluation lab for RFID products and develop RFID software components for business process automation. Setup and evaluated Oracle Collaboration suite as part of ASP hosted applications to existing customers.

Identiphy Inc. March 2003 – August 2003

Principal, Work closely with MIT AUTO-ID Center technologist and developed software product-lines based on center research technology and standards. Researched the market for implementation of RFID technology needs in CPG industry, health care and TSA. Meet potential customers and make business value assessment based on sector and segment of the industry.

BROOKS AUTOMATION, Chelmsford, MA 1995-2003

Senior Business Analyst/Project Lead, Director of IMS Operations, IT Manager Led and supported development and implementation of corporate business processes for CRM, ERP, SCM and Engineering Design Collaboration. Oracle 11i Financial, HR, iStore and Complex Order Management requirement assessment, selecting implementation partner, process mapping and develop integration strategy for all enterprise applications. Planning, implementation and integration of information systems for 24 Merged and Acquired companies with multi-currency, multi-business units’ requirements. Provided support in defining data standards and data cleansing of over 24 acquired companies for effective implementation of corporate applications. Analyzed, developed and implemented strategy for product data collaboration, supply chain management (ISupplier) and customer relationship management (Siebel). Introduced, developed and implemented Agile Collaboration and Agile cost management for effective Supplier Chain Content management. Lead project in BOM restructuring and common parts use reducing supplier list by 25% and enhance common part use Enable suppliers to update Work-In-Process (WIP) inventory and reduce on-hand inventory by 34%. Designed and implemented Integration of MCAD/ECAD (PROE/ORCAD) vaults with Agile Collaboration suite. Defined and supported the implementation of supplier portal for effective management of strategic suppliers quoting process. Improved on-time delivery by 15% by increasing information shared with suppliers’ visa versa and accurate ERP parameter setting. Supported the integration strategy for corporate applications: Oracle 11i (Order/Project Management and APS), Siebel, Glovia (ERP), Agile (Product Collaboration Management and Sourcing) and use of EDI with suppliers/customers. Develop catalogs and standard reports in Cognos Impromptu/Powerplay for ERP, SCM, CRM and custom web-based applications. Developed and implemented OAI (Oracle Application Interconnect 9 IAS) for integration of the above applications.

Provided strategic direction to ten persons IT team that supported Brooks’ $720 million semiconductor capital equipment and factory automation software. Responsible for the management, planning prioritization and execution of worldwide infrastructure and ERP application systems that encompass wide area networking, local area networking, Internet connectivity, web mastering, telecommunications, server/desktop administration (Sun/HP/DEC/IBM Unix, Novell and NT) and technology procurement.

VIRTUAL-INK CORPORATION, Cambridge, MA March 2000 – December 2000

Leave of absence from Brooks Automation to work at MIT startup.

Manager of IT Designed and developed corporate infrastructure for a virtual company consisting of Engineering in Boston, Manufacturing in China on Oracle 11i BOL and Agile PLM. After successful Implementation of Oracle 11i on Oracle Business-On-Line Model, invited to join Brooks in Business Applications role.

BROOKS AUTOMATION, Chelmsford, MA 1995-2000

Director of IMS Operations Provided strategic direction to ten persons IT team that supported Brooks’ $720 million semiconductor capital equipment and factory automation software. Responsible for the management, planning prioritization and execution of worldwide infrastructure and ERP application systems that encompass wide area networking, local area networking, Internet connectivity, web mastering, telecommunications, server/desktop administration (Sun/HP/DEC/IBM Unix, Novell and NT) and technology procurement. Develop catalogs and standard reports in Cognos Impromptu/Powerplay for Glovia ERP. Managed business application development, implementation and support (e.g. sales force automation, order entry, financial, quality system, technical support,…) applications on diverse platforms (Oracle, Sybase, MS SQL, Lotus Notes, …). Completed projects include VPN and frame relay solutions for wide area network; implementation of Gigabit Ethernet/layer 3 switching for headquarters LAN. Managed documentation and testing of the entire infrastructure for Y2K compliance certification. Directed the infrastructure integration of six companies.

KENAN SYSTEMS, Cambridge, MA 1993-1995

Computer Systems Manager

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, Boston, MA 1989-present

Undergraduate / Graduate Part-Time faculty

Teach many courses in Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology, Embedded Systems Design, and Internet of Things (IOT), Data Communication, Networking, Business Process Management (BPM). Graduate courses in Informatic, Analytics and cybersecurity governance.

WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Boston, MA

Part-Time Faculty

Teach many courses in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology.

FRANKLIN INSTITUTE OF BOSTON, Boston, MA 1986-1995

Associate Professor Electronic/Computer Engineering Technology/ School Computer Systems Manager

Developed, set up labs; taught electronic engineering courses, programming language courses in C/C++, Java and various assembly languages (RISC/CISC). Designed curricula in Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology. Planned and implemented Data communications/Networking laboratory. Generated National Science Foundation (NFS) and matching Corporation funding (General Electric) to establish Advanced Electronic Laboratory. Developed Franklin Institute of Boston’s Five-Year Plan for the acquisition and maximal utilization of instructional, faculty and administrative computer resources.

Education

Master of Business Administration (Information Management), UNIVERSITY OF MASS., Lowell, MA

Master of Science, Electrical Engineering (Digital Signal Processing), NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, Boston, MA

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, UNIVERSITY OF MASS., Amherst, MA,

Business and Technical Courses taken:

Project and Operation Management, TQM, JIT, Six Sigma, APICS, Oracle 10g/11i Application, Agile Product Collaboration and Product Cost Management Software, UNIX Internals, Citrix Meta-Frame, Terminal-Server, MS 2003, MAC OS X, TCP/IP protocol stack, IP addressing and routing, and HP Open View SNMP servers/network monitoring and management.



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