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Executive Engineering

Thousand Oaks, CA
August 01, 2020

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Terry SANA

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 Cell 805-***-****, H 805-***-****

MSME, BSME, BBA, Six Sigma Black Belt, Multi-Lingual

Executive VP of Operations

Results-oriented and innovative senior aerospace and defense executive with global/domestic and multi-plant experience. Decision-maker with ability to analyze problems and ascertain solutions. Demonstrated leadership focused on tracking business performance, analysis of trends, process optimization, business forecasting, strategic deliverables, growth strategy and proactively planning. A communicator who uses communication skills to interface and organize a group of people into a goal-oriented team. Recognized as the driving force Six Sigma Lean manufacturing flexibility and ability to change and motivate under the most diverse situations. Extensive hands-on engineering, manufacturing and operations experience.

Core Competencies

P & L Management Financial Reporting Lean Manufacturing Six Sigma

Organizational Change Customer Satisfaction Bottom Line Improvement

Business Development Supply Chain Management New Product Introduction

Mergers & Acquisitions Marketing Strategies Advisory Board Member

Implemented lean manufacturing culture to drive operational efficiency, cost reduction, and 100% predictable on-time delivery for mission critical RF subsystems, satellite communication, microelectronics, integrated microwave assemblies.

Co-designed and built hellfire missile launcher, MER and TER bomb rack automated simulator system.

Designed and built automated computerized flow bench from 50 SCFM to 600 SCFM with SPC capabilities, which increased production capacity by 300%.


T Consulting group 03/2018- Present

VP/Managing Director

Transform business practices to achieve ultimate effectiveness and efficiency. Clients solutions in all fields of management consulting: business strategy, culture and organization change, process improvement, Six Sigma lean manufacturing, total quality management systems ISO 9001, AS9100, QS9000, ERP implementation, design for manufacturing and engineering solutions.

L-3 Datron Advanced Technologies 06/2012 to 03/2018

VP of Operations

Manufactures world’s largest satellite antennas, Radar and Satellite Communications Gateways.

Accountable for electronic, electro-mechanical assembly, wire and cables, manufacturing operation, manufacturing engineering, R&D, supply chain, planning production control, shipping/receiving, electro-mechanical assembly, EH&S, test, over haul & repair department.

Implemented lean manufacturing techniques to increased revenues from 40m to 75m in 2013 and awarded top producer of the year.

Improved gross margins from 15% to 25.6%, EBITDA from 7% to 11.4% in 2013.

Improved supplier’s delivery/quality ratings from 89% to 90% and 95% to 98% in 2017.

Exceeded finical and revenue goals for 5 consecutive years.

Successfully manage multiple short run low quantity projects and maintained 98% on-time delivery using lean manufacturing techniques.

UDASH Inc. Simi Valley, CA Aerospace/Defense 01/2009 to 06/2012

Chief Operating Officer (COO) Partner

Aerospace/defense job shop specializing in aircraft and military high precision hinges, jet engine parts from forging, casting and exotic alloys Titanium, Inconel and stainless steel. High precision machining, fabrication.

Consummate senior executive, change agent and entrepreneur core team of three partners, developed investment holding and management company structures, established fund administration process, and open new manufacturing site.

Increased sales/revenue from $5M to $10M in 3 years through focusing on to gain a keen understanding of a customer's business environment, and the challenges they face, which enables me to identify opportunities to increase sales and establish profitable relationships.

Exceeded average per month shipments by 35%, gross margins from 7.2% to 12.1% and increased machine utilization from 60% to 90% by Leading the cross functional team through the DMAIC process including tracking and reporting of progress, managing issues and risks and implementing best-practice and lean manufacturing techniques.

Implemented TQM techniques to obtain D1-9000A, QS-9000, ISO-9001 and AS9100 Certifications.

Designed Metal Connections 01/2008 to 01/2009

Executive VP of Operations

The world’s leading aerospace mechanical fittings manufacturer with $83 million revenue. Accountable for 6 managers and 500 in-direct employees, electro-mechanical assembly, machine shop, Forging shop, paint/processing shop, weld shop, prototype shop, manufacturing engineering, R&D, supply chain, assembly, paint/processing, test, facility, EH&S and quality.

Implemented lean manufacturing techniques to improve on-time delivery from 67% to 95% in 10 months. Improve past dues from $2.6 M to $299K in the same period.

Foster a success-oriented, accountable environment to achieve and surpass revenue, exceeded average per month shipments from $6.4M to $6.7M in 10 consecutive months,

gross margins from 37% to 39.8%, EBITDA from 23.7% to 26.4% in 2008.

Created inventory controls and Min/Max workorder quantity rules to reduced total inventory from $13.1 M to 10.0 M in 2008.

Demo Systems (Teledyne Controls)

Director/VP of Operations 01/2001 to 12/2007

World leader in aircraft avionics systems. Design/development and manufacturing data transfer systems, maintenance access terminals, airborne network servers and loadable software data management systems for commercial and military aircrafts, portable data loaders as a fleet standard in use by over 130 airlines.

Accountable for operations, electronics, box assembly, thru-hole and SMT assembly lines. electromechanical assembly, wiring & cable assemblies, test, manufacturing engineering, R&D, production control, shipping/receiving, over haul & repair shop. Supply chain procurement and quality.

Drive key changes and transformation initiatives thru Six Sigma lean manufacturing to improve performance measurements in; material cost 45% improvement, scrap reduction 5% to 0.2%, on-time delivery improvement 67% to 95% and improved customer satisfaction.

100% on-time delivery for 5 consecutive years while improving manufacturing efficiency by 50%.

Lead my team and negotiated a $5 million contract with Boeing to build "Maintenance Access Terminal" for Boeing 777.


Master of Mechanical Engineering Punjab University MS.M.E

Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering Punjab University BS.M.E

Bachelor of Business Administration Cleveland State University B.B.A

Associate Business Administration Lorain Community College A.B.A

Lean manufacturing, Six Sigma Black Belt, 6S, TQM, TPM, JIT, QDF, CPI, Kanban, Kaizen, Advance SPC Methods, Value Analysis, DOE, DFM, DFMEA, PFMEA, ERP/MRPII, IPC-610, IPC-600, J-STD-001, ANSI Y14.5, ISO9001, QS9000, AS9100, NadCap. FAA, EASA, AutoCAD, Tool & Die Maker. DoD Security Clearance (Secret).

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