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Quality Engineering

Pilot Point, TX, 76258
December 30, 2020

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Robert Wright

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Pilot Point, Texas 76258 USA

Mobile: 940-***-**** Home Phone: 940-***-****

“A respected leader with experience that counts resulting in a measurable strategic impact.”

Experience includes: CEO, Director of Manufacturing, Operational VP, Vice President of Quality and Profit Improvement, Development, Project Management and P&L responsibilities, in US and Europe.

Performance turn-around, Top management, IPO preparation, team building, change management,, product and process engineering, project management, Quality, R&D, operations, manufacturing, marketing & sales, supply chain management & outsourcing, and strength of a strong financial background.

Career Highlights

L-3 Communications Infrared Products, Dallas, TX June 2005 to April 2011 VP Operations

Turn-around in the company’s operational performance via concentrated Cycle Time Reduction and First Pass Yield improvement. Improvements delivered ~$5M turnaround especially in the Detector Operations where these techniques and standard semiconductor discipline were directly applicable. Revamped the Supply Chain Processes and installed a model that was appropriate for our business and ended the Operations bottleneck for the business. Managed partner suppliers to outsource or dual source production of a key component involving Technology Transfer, on time and on budget.

Wright Solutions, Ltd., Pilot Point, TX Feb 2002 to Jun 2005 CEO

CEO and founder of this niche management consulting firm with particular expertise in high-technology. Applied Lean Business techniques in all types of businesses across the world. Applied Lean Techniques at a Semiconductor company in central Europe and other clients in US.

European Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd., Newport, Wales, UK Mar 1999 to Jan 2002 CEO

CEO of an Independent Wafer Foundry. Built a world class management team, and positioned the company for an IPO, and later a trade sale, as market conditions demanded. Turned the Foundry into a respected business within the worldwide arena of Wafer Foundries, through dramatic performance improvement. VC firm had 2 BOD members.

Started as Director of Ops, achieved a complete turn-around in operations, promoted to CEO.

i2 Technologies, Dallas, TX Consulting Support

PrimeCo, Irving, TX Director of Handset Mngmnt

Ruddell, Wright & Assoc. Co-Founder and Partner

Consulting Company utilizing Time Based Activity Management techniques. Stockholm & Dallas

DSC Communications, Plano, TX VP Quality and Profit Improvement

Responsible for Corporate Quality Organization, including Customer Satisfaction Initiatives, and responsible for Profit and Quality improvement by implementing Total Cycle Time company wide. Created an outstanding implementation team. This was extremely successful at DSC (Now Alcatel).

Thomas Group Inc. Irving, TX & Frankfurt, Germany Vice President and Senior Partner

Grew the South Central region to 38% of total company revenue in two years. Exceeded 1993 plan by 46%. Created a position of growth and strength that allowed TGI to achieve its public offering in 1993.

Also President and CEO of small software company, where the company’s P&L was turned from a loss to a profit, and generated a positive cash flow in approximately 18 months.

Established a European office for TGI in Frankfurt, West Germany and grew the business from <$500K to $2.5M the first year and $4.5M the second year. Created a vital part of the company in Europe.

Contributed to improvement programs in over 40 different Wafer Fabs, worldwide.

Texas Instruments Inc., Dallas & Sherman, TX P & L Manager, Semiconductor Group

This included complete responsibility for profit and loss, capital assets, quality and safety, and resource management. Major expansion projects were accomplished, including construction management at chemical processing facilities, and other manufacturing facilities.

Managed the construction and start-up from lab scale to pilot scale to production status of a Chemical processing plant, the first of its kind in the world, with on-time and on-budget results

Managed a development-engineering group where several new semiconductor products were developed.

Ling Temco Vought Corp., Grand Prairie, TX Computer Operations Liaison


University of Texas at Arlington MS Chemistry

Studies were in Inorganic and Electro Chemistry. University of Texas at Arlington BS Chemistry

Other Education

Quality College, SPC, Project Management Courses, Process Plant Start-up course, Taught SPC courses and Juran Quality courses, Total Cycle Time courses for top management, Wafer Fab management courses. Program on Negotiation, Harvard

Professional Memberships

American Society for Engineering Management 1997

President, Board Member for Several Years

Center for Intelligent Supply Chain Networks (C4ISN) at UT Dallas – Board Member

Patents, Publications, Other: Upon Request

Languages: Conversational German

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