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Director of Quality
Airex Incorporated - Connecticut -2018 to present
Collaborated with Lockheed Martin DCMA, P&W customers
Performed the function of Quality Management representative on the Material Review Board
Trained personnel on the Root Cause and Corrective Action process
Supervised Quality Engineers, Inspectors, Quality Administrators, Internal Audit and DQR’s.
Led 3rd party, Government and Customer Audits
Initiated and followed up on Internal and Supplier Corrective Action Requests
Back up for Corporate Chemist on material formulations, approvals and Test Reports
Successful leadership and completion of AS9100D Recertification Audit
Instituted Corrective Action Board procedure
Corporate Quality Director
Transdigm Group - Valencia CA 2017- 2018
Responsible for the Quality organization at 3 Transdigm sites.
Ensured compliance to the QMS by directing quality policies, standards, procedures, programs and practices.
Directed the improvement of existing and new KPI’s and policies to maximize productivity while ensuring ongoing compliance with AS9100, customer requirements and regulatory agencies.
Worked closely with Engineering and Operations to drive continuous product quality improvement.
Supervision of Quality Management and Administration staff and FAA Repair Station Accountable Managers.
Achievement of UTC Supplier Gold.
Successful creation of UTC approved Quality clinics.
Merger of 3 sites into one Quality System and Manual.
Led successful AS9100 upgrade audit.
Attained NADCAP Weld approval at the Valencia site.
Completed NADCAP HT Approval at Nogales site.
Led successful FAA Part 145 Repair Station audit.
Managed creation and customer approval of Quality Clinics at (3) sites.
Quality Manager and company FAA Liaison
Kaman Aerospace - Bloomfield, CT - 2015 - 2017
Aerospace division primary Federal Aeronautical Administration liaison.
FAA Part 145 Repair Station Accountable Manager and FAA Part 21 delegated Accountable Manager.
Project Manager for FAA Production Certificate upgrade from “Spares Only” to full aircraft production.
Worked with Engineering to achieve FAA Type Certification for the KMAX helicopter.
Primary accountable Interface with DCMA and NAVAIR personnel.
Worked with Lockheed Martin personnel on the Unmanned KMAX helicopter.
Lab Manager, Internal Audit management and Kaman Aerospace MRB Chair person.
Supervision of Quality Engineers, Supplier Quality, Flight Test inspectors, Part Inspection and Internal and Supplier Audi team.
Led successful FAA Part 21 full Aircraft Certification project.
Led successful third party AS9100/ISO 9001 Recertification for Aerospace and Composites divisions
Completed cross-training program for Quality department
Achieved Type Certification for KMAX model Rotor Craft
Various Technical and Leadership Positions
United Technologies Pratt & Whitney - Multiple locations 1997 to 2015
Summary of positions-
SR Manager, Military Customer Support Engineering– Pratt & Whitney Operational Military Engines
Customer Support Engineering responsibility for United Technologies Aerospace Systems (UTAS) internal and
Category 1 Supplier components (DEEC, MFC, AFC, AFP, AFPC, CIVV Actuator Cylinder, CIVV Control, CENC, Engine Inlet Anti Icing Valve FOC, FTIT Probe, P&D Valve, RCVV Actuators, Feedback cables etc.
Managed Customer Support Engineers performing investigations and driving corrective actions.
Supported Field Service Representatives and customers at US and non-US locations.
Authored and reviewed Position Papers to convey Pratt & Whitney's technical and logistical recommendations to the field upon resolution of complex technical issues.
Managed teams sent out to customer locations for special inspections, data collection and evaluation of designs.
Presented major issues and proposed solutions to internal team and external customers during high level meetings.
Led activities in developing and executing field implementation plans for new and modified configuration hardware.
Coordinated activities to resolve issues affecting engine readiness and customer satisfaction.
Responsible for P&W Military Engine Maintenance Awareness Process (MAP), Periodic Engineering Excellence Review (PEER) and Pilot Awareness Program at customer locations.
Resolution of multiple field events achieving root cause and establishing corrective actions
Supervision of Controls and Systems Military Customer Support Engineers
Organizational benchmark for MERLIN resolution by established due dates.
Resolution of multiple Controls and Systems Deficiency reports by established due dates.
Led and facilitated numerous Kaizen and VSM events
Engine Module Manager – Pratt & Whitney Hot Section Engineering
Managed the design, development and validation of the LPT, HPT and TEC for the PWPS FT4000 Program.
Responsible for the planning and execution of multiple IPT work packages regarding the conversion of the PW4000 flight module for industrial usage.
Responsible for the overall program planning of tasks, managing schedule budget and manpower of all module tasks under the P&W IPD process.
Successful completion of Module level review with all action items addressed
Completed analysis, D2 and D3 reviews for the HPT Case, Rotor, BOAS, HPT Blades and Vanes, LPT Blades and Vanes
Quality Manager– Pratt & Whitney Core Quality
Responsible for the Product Recall Process of Pratt & Whitney.
Supervision of Pratt & Whitney Quality Assurance Customer Support team
Interfaced with FAA, DCMA, Module Centers, Engineering, Value Streams and Suppliers regarding Major Escapes and field Mishaps.
Worked to achieve timely product resolution and minimize impact to Pratt & Whitney customers.
Directed and Coordinated Escape Investigations.
Conducted immediate impact assessments for loose and assembled suspect nonconforming material.
Developed, implemented and issued recall plans for internal & external product.
Interfaced with Fleet Chief’s, Engineering and Customer Support Engineering in the development of technical recommendations for affected product, including field management plans.
Instructor for various Engineering Technical University courses.
60% reduction in Significant Escapes, 51 % reduction in High Impact Events, 39% reduction in “Action Required” 6015’s.
Authored new procedures to address holes in the Escapes Process and establish improvements.
Wrote 100% Containment Standard Work.
Industrial Engineering Manager- Pratt & Whitney Hot Section Engineering
Leader of the Next Generation Part Family (NGPF) Externals “Tiger Team”.
Timely resolution of issues affecting responsible hardware MRP.
Managed and prioritized Engineering Changes for responsible product.
Worked with Supply Chain Managers and Purchasing to resolve vendor issues.
Engineering leadership of internal and external quality issues and escapes for responsible product.
Configuration Change Board (MCCB) representation for class 1 Engineering Changes.
E-SRI resolution for responsible hardware.
Successfully managed the design and delivery of the BA NGPF AOC Ducts to Engine X735803.
Successfully managed the design and delivery of the MRJ NGPF ACC Systems for MRJ Engine X743403.
Managed the production incorporation of multiple producability and cost reduction Engineering Changes.
Engineering and Quality Integration Manager– Pratt & Whitney Operational Military Engines (OME)
Primary military domestic (USAF, NAVAIR) and foreign customer (Israel, South Korea, Greece, Poland etc.) contact for resolving Significant Events on F135, F119, F100, J52 and TF33 Operational Military Engines.
Launched Cross Functional Problem Resolution Teams upon notification to prevent delays to engine shipments and maintain customer satisfaction.
Utilized UTC Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) tool suite to lead teams in finding true Root Cause and establishing Corrective Actions which met customer expectations for all significant escapes.
Led Supplier Quality Management in formulating robust Corrective Actions for vendor escapes.
Established trust and confidence with all customers (DCMA, USAF, NAVAIR, USN, IAF etc.) regarding achieving true RC and robust CA’s.
Presented Problem Resolution packages to the Executive Team for approval prior to presenting to customers.
Engineering Project Manager for the Non-dimensional Key Process Characteristic initiative.
Worked with Contracts Management during acceptance negotiations.
Successful resolution of 150 plus significant events lifting product holds and allowing Pratt & Whitney engines and details to be sold to various customers.
Successful generation of Non-dimensional Key Process Characteristics for all Military Engine Programs.
Received Special award for exceptional support of all customers.
Project Engineer/Project Manager/IPT Leader-Combustor, Augmentor and Nozzle Module Center (CANMC)
Integrated Product Team Leader for various major Hot Section components. Leadership of multi- discipline teams in the design and manufacture of production and development hardware.
Maintained schedules and budgets to support all projects to execution.
Budget Cost Account Manager (CAM) for responsible product.
F119 Nozzle Production Support Manager.
Engineering focal for F119 Exhaust Nozzle Engine Center and CANMC production floor and supplier issues.
Primary point of contact for Engine Center Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) F119 Exhaust Nozzle Middletown Engine Center issues. Maintained rapport with DCMA contacts to manage and resolve questions and issues. Worked with CANMC and Engine Center personnel as required to understand and resolve issues that impacted engine deliveries.
CANMC Material Review Engineering Manager. Established and maintained MRE schedule, including W/E and 2nd shift coverage.
Project Leader for F119 Titanium Beta 21S Product Cost Reduction task. Task changed material in several major F119 Hot Section assemblies from Ti Alloy C to Ti Beta 21S. Successfully managed task from concept through production incorporation. Key milestone in meeting F119 Engine cost target.
Project Leader for F119 Threaded Stud and collar Product Cost Reduction task. Successfully managed task from conceptual design through full production incorporation. Key milestone in meeting F119 Engine cost target.
Project Leader for F119 Nozzle Extended Sidewall Liner Product Cost Reduction task. Managed task from concept to production incorporation successfully. Task was a key milestone in meeting F119 Engine cost target.
Project Leader for several major Component Improvement (CIP) tasks including the F119 Nozzle Flight line Removable Convergent Divergent Hinge Cover, Liner retaining Clips and Pins etc.
Received multiple awards for performance and customer satisfaction.
Manufacturing Engineer - Combustor, Augmentor and Nozzle Module Center, Seals and Cases Business Center
Part responsibility for JT8 Containment Shields.
Manufacturing Engineering assistance for F119 Nozzle manufacturing cell transition from West Palm Beach, Florida to Connecticut.
Engineering Project Leader for the transition of CANMC JT8D Containment Shields from East Hartford, CT to Chengdu Aerotech.
Pratt & Whitney Manufacturing Engineering Development Program (MEDP) participant
The MEDP is a two-year rotational program that provides four six-month Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality and Supervisory assignments.
Completed assignments on various engine components including Turbines, Compressors, Augmentors, and Combustors from Engine Programs including PW4000, PW2000, V2500, JT8D, F100, F135 and F119.
Utilized various CNC programming techniques including UG Mill and PW Lathe during rotations with part responsibility.
Manufacturing Engineer- Cases and Combustors Product Center, Fan Cases Business Unit.
Part responsibility for PW4000 (all variants) Bleed Ducts, Valves and Bleed Valve Duct Assemblies.
Process development and Manufacturing Engineering support for milling, turning and assembly. .
Business Unit Environmental Health and Safety Auditor.
MBA, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering, Central Connecticut State University
Pratt & Whitney Manufacturing Engineering Development Program Graduate
Pratt & Whitney certified Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Master
- Certified in all Swim Lanes (Generalist, Lean Six Sigma, Dive, Process certification and DFX), Continuous Improvement
Pratt & Whitney Proficiency Level 3 Project Engineer, IPT Leader and Industrial Manager
Pratt & Whitney certified MRB Material Review Engineer (MRE)
Certified Internal Auditor
Pratt & Whitney Lab Control at Source (LCS) certified
UTC EH&S certified
USG Security Clearance
Earned Value Management (EVMS)
SAP, TipQa, MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Access, Teamcenter, Unigraphics NX 2d, Solid
Modeling, Assemblies, UG Mill, PW Lathe, APT programming, CAPP2, ATCAPP