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R and D Technology Manager

Akron, OH
April 26, 2020

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Leading with Innovation Driving Productivity Executing with Excellence An experienced Technology Manager with a proven and successful record of managing both people and projects coupled with a knowledge of government contracting and regulatory and compliance issues

Creating Measurable Results through Cross-Functional Initiatives ENERGIZER MANUFACTURING, INC. Westlake, OH 2007 – Present

$2.5B Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturer with 6,500 employees worldwide and selling in over 140 Global Markets. REGULATORY AND COMPLIANCE MANAGER

Reporting to Energizer’s Chief Compliance Officer, was responsible for helping ensure that Energizer’s corporate compliance program was well designed, effective and in accordance with DOJ guidance.

Responsible for updating the corporate “Code-of-Conduct” and delivering global training to 6,500 colleagues in 14 different languages.

Managed Energizer’s global battery and packaging recycling efforts to ensure compliance with extended producer responsibility legislation and directives. Worked with industry associations to help draft model legislation for more favorable US based bills.

Worked with trade associations and industry groups to help coordinate efforts to prevent lethal coin cell ingestions through added warning copy, improved battery design, and child resistant packaging. Leveraged similar relationships to help stem the proliferation of state laws mandating smoke alarms with 10-year sealed batteries due to concerns about battery reliability and public safety. TECHNOLOGY MANAGER - GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS

Responsible for managing multiple R&D projects with various Government Agencies (Secret Clearance)

Identified opportunities that were aligned with the company’s technology roadmap and developed effective whitepapers and winning proposals in response to Broad Agency Announcements and solicitations.

Successfully pursued multi-million-dollar R&D funding requests with the Executive Branch and members of Congress. Effectively managed resulting R&D contracts to improve the low rate, high temperature reliability and capacity of Energizer primary lithium AA and AAA batteries, meeting time, cost and performance metrics.

Directed the successful efforts to design and develop a high-rate zinc-air prismatic battery for the military that was approximately 50% lighter and took up less volume than the incumbent battery system.

Project Manager for multiple cross-functional teams that realized $5.6 million in annualized savings

Used Lean, 5S, Stage Gate, DoE and Design for Six Sigma principles and methodologies to reduce product development costs.

Effectively supervised and developed 6 employees with varying backgrounds and skillsets. THE BABCOCK & WILCOX COMPANY, (Fossil Power Division - McDermott International) Barberton, OH 2006 – 2007 A global leader in providing steam generating equipment and environmental technologies and services for the power industry PROPOSAL MANAGER

Lead cross functional teams and managed a winning $50 million dollar proposal for engineering and material supply of a 220-megawatt coal-fired boiler and selective catalytic reduction system.

Formulated and outlined B&W’s technical and commercial positions in consultations with Engineering, Legal, Accounting Purchasing, QA, Transportation and other functions for submission to the customer; developed bidding strategies and structures.

Coordinated the development of the scope of supply, division of work and inputs for cost estimates, project schedules and technical and commercial submittals. Bob Devine Page 2

BWX TECHNOLOGIES, (Nuclear Equipment Division - McDermott International) Barberton, OH 2000 – 2006 Manufacturers of nuclear reactor components for U.S. Naval submarines and aircraft carriers since the 1950s PROGRAM MANAGEMENT, 2002 - 2006

Helped lead multi-disciplined teams (Engineering, Manufacturing, QA, Materials Engineering, Planning, Procurement) in the production of nuclear-components and pressure vessels and facilitated the resolution of both technical and administrative issues, ensuring 100% compliance with contractual requirements.

Helped develop, present, and negotiate multi-million-dollar proposals for government defense contracts.

Managed most aspects of contract administration, from initial bid proposal to amendment execution through contract closeout.

DESIGN ENGINEER, 2000 - 2002

Performed and reviewed calculations supporting the design of reactor equipment for the next generation of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers (Primary and Secondary Stresses, Fatigue, Crack-Growth, Brittle Fracture).

Provided Engineering support to manufacturing personnel and assisted in the development of fabrication drawings for various reactor components.

GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT CORPORATION, Groton, CT 1994 – 2000 The industry leader in the design, construction, and modernization of nuclear-powered submarines. NUCLEAR TEST ENGINEER

Completed a comprehensive 18-month Qualification Program that combined extensive classroom training, shipboard training, NAVSEA administered written examinations, and oral board examination.

Supervisor, was responsible for overseeing the safe testing and operation of a nuclear power plant and all of its supporting systems and components, both mechanical and electrical on board a U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine.

Directed a team of shipyard test technicians and U.S. Navy personnel in conducting various, complex testing procedures; was responsible for ensuring that all operations were performed safely and in strict accordance to written procedures.

Conducted daily briefings on testing procedures for the Navy (Ship’s Force) assisted in the preparation of test documents, reviewed and evaluated test data.


Performed and checked various calculations (flow balance, failure mode analysis, etc.) in support of the development of a more economically viable U.S. Navy Submarine Nuclear Propulsion Plant.

Provided technical support to help ensure the completion and timely submittal of system descriptions, system diagrams, and various concept studies to the Navy. Interfaced effectively with design services, engineering analysis, and shipyard planning personnel to meet deadlines on or ahead of schedule. Education Professional Development

Masters of Business Administration

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH

MS, Industrial and Management Engineering

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY

BS, Mechanical Engineering

Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY

Project Manager Professional, PMP (lapsed)

Design for Six Sigma for Leaders and Champions

Air Academy Associates

Problem Solving and Decision Making, Kepner Tregoe

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