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Manager Program

Gilroy, CA
March 11, 2020

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ANTHONY STEWARD · 408-***-**** · Gilroy, CA


I have over twenty-five years’ experience in the aerospace defense, high-tech industry in the areas of vehicle integration, defense systems, safety devices, energetic material applications and automated material handling. My roles include program and project management, financial analysis, technical management, new business and product development, system integration, production transition, and fielding and test. I enjoy managing complex challenging projects with aggressive technical, cost and schedule goals, improving processes and productivity, formulating strategic and risk management plans, and building and leading teams through mentoring and strong leadership.


Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Co. Senior Advanced-Product-Development Program Manager 2013 - 2020

Program / product development manager for all electronic safe and arm and flight termination systems on several next generation defense platforms such as intercept, hypervelocity and tactical missile platforms, commercial space platforms and land systems requiring compliance to government safety specifications 1901A and RCC-319.

Project management bridge between financial and technical teams to establish highly integrated master schedules, multi-million-dollar budgets generating high gross margins, compliant terms and conditions, and multi-volume proposals to support high volume of competitive solicitations.

Key account manager for all Raytheon and Aerojet Rocketdyne contracts and programs across linear energetics, ordnance and electronic product areas. Responsibilities included maintaining positive VOC, building stronger relationship management, promoting business expansion, and overseeing proposal preparation, financial management and contract execution.

Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Co. Electronic Operations Manager 2010 - 2013

Operations Manager responsible for all aspects of manufacturing operations related to electronics including: resource management, recruitment and training, manufacturing process improvement, lean material flow, quality engineering, paperless manufacturing implementation, facilities expansion, packaging and shipment

Production Manager who successfully transitioned the electro-optical control and safety system from initial product build to sustained full rate production. Production rate increased from 1 ship set every 3 months to over 8 ship sets per month.

Operations and Engineering Manager in charge of root cause corrective action processes for THAAD production resulting in a multi-year sustained 57% reduction in product non-conformances

Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Co. Ordnance Product Program Manager 2007 - 2010

Program manager for a portfolio of over 60 active manufacturing and development programs with a broad range of Customers within the Ordnance product division.

oIncreased average gross margin on portfolio of programs from 16.5% to 48.6%

oIncreased average on-time delivery rate from 50.7% to 77.9%

oDecreased average cycle time from PO placement to delivery by 53% from 30 weeks to 16 weeks

General Dynamics, Armament and Technical Products Senior Product/Program Manager – JBPDS 2003 - 2006

Fully responsible for financial, technical and schedule performance of the Joint Biological Point Detection System (JBPDS) portfolio of contracts. Management responsibilities included customer relations, financial management (EVMS), manufacturing, engineering design, subcontractor relations, system test, fielding, proposal management, contract negotiations and logistics support. Portfolio value of over $375M with a team of 80+ engineers and technicians.

Relocated, under budget and within schedule, the JBPDS program team of technical and support staff from DeLand, Florida to Charlotte, NC. Effort required relocation of manufacturing materials and personnel, augmentation of the contract execution team and transition of final assembly from subcontractor facilities

General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, General Electric and 3M prior 2003

Several technical positions including Engineering Director, Systems integration engineer and Advanced design engineer


M.S.M.E., University of Vermont, concentration in materials engineering

B.S.M.E., State University of New York at Buffalo, concentration in systems engineering

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