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Project Manager

Isle of Palms, SC, 29451
August 30, 2012

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Isle of Palms, SC 29451



Technical Manager / Project Manager with experience across the full life cycle of product development and sustainment. Resourceful, analytical and detail-driven individual with capabilities in completing multiple projects with competing deadlines in unpredictable/hectic environments. Proven skills in the following areas:

Program/Project Management

Technical Management

ISO/Process Engineering

Customer Management/Relations

Six Sigma / A3 Problem Solving

Knowledge Management

DoD Acquisition/Development

Product Lifecycle Management


Force Protection Industries, Inc. - Ladson, SC 2010 – March 2012

$850 million global leader in blast and ballistic-protected armored vehicles and other survivability products.

Director, Project Engineering and Operations 2010 – March 2012

Reported to the Vice President of Engineering. Led team of nine managers, with over 100 indirect reports who led the design, development, and modernization of seven vehicle platforms and their derivatives. Analyzed and improved departmental systems, processes and tools, resulting in increased productivity and more efficient resource utilization.

Led initiative to implement enterprise level software upgrade (PLM, CAD, and 10+ other software titles) which yielded projected 5 year savings of over $18 million.

Led engineering organization through first-time ISO certification and subsequent recertification, with the most recent surveillance audit yielding zero findings.

General Dynamics Land Systems - Woodbridge, VA 2000 – March 2010

$250 million division of General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS). Defense contractor for United States Marine Corps (USMC) and United States Navy (USN).

Manager / Program Manager 2007 – March 2010

Held positions with varying technical and program management responsibilities on the development program for the USMC’s Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV). Responsible for matrixed management of business units, which included engineers, cost account managers, financial analysts, schedule analysts, project engineering managers, and program analysts.

Responsible for three largest development subcontracts on program, which ultimately had an overall value greater than $250 million.

Successfully led Powertrain team through a customer-lead series of component and sub-system level Preliminary Design Reviews (PDRs) and Critical Design Reviews (CDRs), ultimately allowing the $20+ billion dollar program to progress.

Successfully passed all financial audits, both internal and led by DCMA/DCAA, leading to certification of GDAMS’ financial system, and allowing them to continue to work cost-plus development contracts.

Senior Engineering Specialist 2005 - 2007

Responsible for system level functional integration the EFV program.

Engineer / Senior Engineer 2000 - 2005

Designed and integrated powertrain components and subsystems on the EFV program.

Cummins Inc. - Lakewood, NY 1997 - 2000

Engineer / Senior Engineer 1997 - 2000

Designed and verified auxiliary automotive component and subsystems on diesel engines.


Rochester Institute of Technology - Rochester, NY

BS Mechanical Engineering 1992 - 1997

A planned 5-year program including both BSME coursework and 6 quarters of co-op work experience.


Knowledge Management Institute – Knowledge Management Certificate Course, provided by KMI

Leadership Boot Camp - Leadership Certificate Course, provided by Capt. John Clark, USN (Retired)

Military Vehicle Design – Technical Certificate Course, provided by Cranfield University (UK)

Project Management Development Studies - Project Management Certificate Course, provide by GDLS


International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Charleston Low Country Chapter

Founding Member, Advisory Board Member, Former Chapter Secretary, Chapter Treasurer

Project Management Institute (PMI) – Member, Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)

Knowledge Management Institute (KMI) – Member, Certified Knowledge Manager (CKM)


Mentor 2010 - 2012

Academic Magnet School North Charleston, SC

Acted as mentor and provided technical guidance to local high school student who was designing hybrid-electric internally transportable military vehicle as senior design project.


Security Clearance - Secret

Certified Knowledge Manager (CKM)

Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)

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