EUGENE C. POLENDEY
Menifee, Calif. 92584
Apply acquired knowledge and experience in system integration and simulated test environments of high reliability application hardware, in a challenging and comprehensive manufacturing operation. Employ motivational techniques in leading a highly skilled workforce to maximize productivity and efficiency within a safety conscious environment.
Raytheon Company, Integrated Defense Systems
Supplier Quality Manager, Principal QA Engineer
Supplier Quality engineer, responsible for technical support at Raytheon supplier facilities, ensuring fabrication, test, inspection and delivery of compliant products in support of next level system integration.
February 2009 to Present
L3 Communications, Electron Technologies, Inc.
Program Quality Manager
July 2004 to Present
Responsible for codifying customer requirements into program management implementation plan by identifying internal processes and procedures that are applicable and/or generation of standards to ensure compliance thereof.
Lead Failure Review Boards of electronic parts/components and sub-system modules, through interface with technologists, customers and suppliers in identification of root cause, development of corrective measures and effectiveness assessment of the corrective action/s. Boeing, Electron Dynamic Devices
Manager, Supplier Development
February 2001 to July 2004
Manage technical staff supporting development of critical suppliers’ capabilities and sustaining activities to ensure consistent and reliable performance. Lead a capable organization in assessment of materials, methods, manpower skills, and technology. Boeing Satellite System
Function Manager, Spacecraft Integration and Test
August 1998 to February 2001
Manager for planning and deployment of resources for completion of ESS factory daily objectives at Boeing Satellite System’s spacecraft integration and test area. Assisted in development of departmental budgets and development of control metrics for monitoring of operational performance with respect to budget, cost, manpower efficiency and enterprise schedules. Hughes Space Communication Company
Team Lead, Structures and Integration,
July 1996 to August 1998
Team lead/supervisor for structural-mechanical and electro-mechanical technicians, constructing spacecraft propulsion, payload structures, and the integration of electrical/electronic modules at satellite development center.
Directed integration of payload and propulsion electronic modules onto spacecraft during assembly and through completion of environmental and final system test configuration. Product Assurance Engineer,
January 1994 to July 1996.
Responsible for all Quality activities in the manufacture, test, analysis of Ni-H and Ni-Cad cells and batteries at key component suppliers’ facilities and at HSC assembly and test areas. In Oct. 1995, transferred to the Structures and Integration group, TC44xx to support the initial build of the HS 601 High-Power (HP) spacecraft structures. Hughes Aircraft Company, Electron Dynamics Devices (HAC-EDD) April 1978 to October 1994
Head, Product Assurance, Military Programs
April 1986 to January 1994.
Plan, organize, direct and control product assurance activities such as evaluation of Material and Process specifications for compliance to customer requirements, critique Reliability failure analyses, implement Quality program as a practical component of manufacturing activities. Quality Assurance Test Engineer, Space Traveling Wave-tube Group April 1982 to April 1986.
Responsible for verification of test equipment set-up and validation of equipment test data. Participated in the construction and validation of high voltage and r.f. test consoles for the Generic TWT and Milstar programs.
Environmental and Radio Freq. Test Technician
April 1978 to April 1982.
Conducted functional test of traveling wave-tubes, electronic power conditioners using power supplies, radio frequency test and measurement equipment under simulated environments. Sergeant, United States Army
July 1972 to July 1975
Micro-wave Radio-Relay Terminal Technician (31M)
176th Signal Company, 1st Signal Group
-Responsible for set-up and operation of tactical communication facility. Prescribed Load List Clerk (76L)
9th Aviation Battalion, 9th Infantry Division
-Responsible for composing unit avionics inventory list, based on historical demand item criticality factor, relative to unit mission profile. ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Boeing, Electron Dynamics Devices: Program manager of Wet Chemical Process outsourcing effort. Designated engineer for selection, qualification and validation of supplier capabilities delivering raw- stock materials, machined parts, discrete components and hybrid products. Responsible engineering authority (REA) for the procurement, test and acceptance of linearized channel (Hybrid) amplifiers for communication transponders.
HSC: Led successful completion of structure build to 45 days as compared to an average of over 100 days from the previous three spacecrafts.
EDD: Led the initial implementation of the Quality Ownership Program in cooperation with El Camino Community College.
Redlands University, Redlands, California: Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Management.
California State University Long Beach, Long Beach California: Industrial Technology-Electronics. Fort Steilacoom Community College, Tacoma, Washington: Associate of Science, Technology. Los Angeles Harbor College, Wilmington, California: Transfer Program, Electronics Engineering Technology.
United States Citizen, DOD secret security clearance. Member, Whitehead Leadership Society
Inducted into Madison’s Who’s Who Registry, 2007
Available upon request.