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Supply Chain Professional

Rockford, MI
May 18, 2020

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Rockford, MI *****

248-***-**** ● ●


Program Leader specializing in sourcing for new program development. Strengths include vendor selection, supplier development and compliance. Passionate about developing productive long-term relationships with vendors.


GE Aviation Systems LLC, Grand Rapids, MI September 2010 – May 2020

Sourcing Program Lead, April 2019 – May 2020

Led Strategic Sourcing for New Program Development including supplier selection, supplier development, cost out, cash management, On-Time-Delivery (OTD), and maintaining compliance of applicable government regulations (FAA, FARS/DFARS).

Promoted dual sourcing, and built to print alternatives to encourage competition as part of an overall sourcing strategy for key mechanical, electromechanical, and electronic components from program inception through qualification to reduce costs and improved On-Time-Delivery (OTD).

Led sourcing and vendor selection for Boeing 787/777X Enhanced Data Recorders and 737 Multi-Color Display Unit (MCDU) and Flight Management Systems (FMS), Northrup Grumman Versatile Computing Platform, and Lockheed Martin Joint Strike Fighter and unmanned aircraft programs.

Supported and executed all program deadlines and tollgates during the Global COVID-19 epidemic.

Achieved material design to cost requirements for the Northrup Grumman Versatile Computing Platform.

Completed AS9100 auditor training, and a member of APQP deployment team (AS9145).

Lead Commodity Management Specialist, April 2015 – March 2019

Managed supplier selection, supplier development, cost out, cash management, and maintaining compliance of applicable Government Regulations (FAA, FAR/DFARS, CAS) for Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) and Printed Circuit Boards (PCB), and Major Subcontracts with direct annual material spend in excess of $50M. Member of a Global Electronics Commodity Team

Acted as interim Global Commodity Manager for 10 commodity leaders with over $250M in annual direct material spend.

Led cross-functional team in a heavily matrixed organization to transition $15M of spend in 18 months achieving $4M cost out in 2018.

Implemented contracts that achieved Long Term Agreement coverage of 75% globally on Printed Circuits Boards.

Negotiated and signed contracts that yielded greater than 10% year over year productivity improvement on Printed Circuit Boards while achieving 35% reduction in supply base globally.


Commodity Specialist/ SBLO, September 2010 – March 2016

Member of a Sourcing Commodity Team, responsible for supplier selection, supplier development, cost out, cash management, and maintaining compliance of applicable Government Regulations (FAA, FAR/DFARS. Administered and monitored small business programs on all US Government contracts. Administered all outreach activities for small business concerns for Hubzone, Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Women-Owned, Veteran-Owned, and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned.

Signed contracts that yielded greater than 9% year over year productivity improvement valued more than $50 million dollars across all commodities for 2015CY and 2016CY.

Achieved more than 30% improvements in long term agreements coverage on new commodities assigned.

Executed and monitored over 100 individual subcontracting plans.

Developed and maintained Master and Commercial Subcontracting Plans with the DCMA.

Eaton Aerospace, Grand Rapids, MI May 2006 – January 2010


Procured AC/DC brushed and brushless motors, helicon gears, and precision ground ball screws for electromechanical actuators.

Improved supplier on time performance by 30% over three years.

Proven track record of managing and resolving supplier technical, quality, and delivery issues.

Reduced supply base for precision ground ballscrews by 15%.

Outsourced ball screw assemblies to reduce cost, inventory, and lead-time.


Master of Business Administration (MBA), Strategic Management

Davenport University, Grand Rapids, MI

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Supply Chain Management

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI


Negotiation Skills - Karrass

Lean Six Sigma and Project Management – GE, Crotonville

Certified CPIM - Association for Operations Management (APICS)

Series 7, Series 66, Life and Health - Securities Certifications

Master Sales Certification – Ford Motor Company

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