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Project Manager

Mount Pleasant, 29466
September 03, 2008

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Project Engineer and Telecommunications Manager with expertise to perform planning, analysis, and customer support experience to achieve organizational goals through project development and best resource management practices. Over thirty-four years of expanding leadership roles in strategic planning, program management, acquisition, systems engineering, financial management and project direction for large-scale worldwide communications and engineering projects. Manager and project engineer for several large communications and engineering projects with a responsibility for budgets, personnel, operational policies, contractor support acquisition and on site direction.


Experience in developing and implementing short and long-term projects requiring effective management of technical, financial and administrative support staffs. Analytical planner and manager who exceeds desired results. Managed several multiple-site and remote-site operations including a $15 million dollar overseas complex that provided all base network operations, telecommunications connectivity, and satellite earth links. Skillfully analyzes, plans and implements ideas for increased efficiencies and significant cost savings. Superb written and oral skills that clearly express ideas and encourage motivation, interest, and commitment. Formal reports, presentation, and appraisals are thoroughly researched and prepared for results.


ARINC Engineering Services LLC, N. Charleston, SC 29406 2008 to Present

Senior Staff Analyst

· Developed and administered engineering concept, preliminary and final design review processes for land based communications centers/facilities for Air Traffic Control (ATC) projects.

· Research, development and implementation of all technologies, products, standards, procedures and processes for the integration of transportable communication facilities deployed throughout the world.

Eagan, McAllister Associates, Inc., N. Charleston, SC 29405 2006 to 2008

Integration Manager and Lean Six Sigma Team Leader

· Managed 235 employees’ involved in the integration of Command, Control, Communications, Computer & Intelligence (C4I) tactical systems & Bomb Detection Systems into Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles (MRAP).

· Conducted Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma projects to reduce engineering rework, reduce project lead times, reduce warranty costs, improve processes, and improve product quality and manufacturability. Clearly demonstrated a cost savings of approximately $1.4M in man-hour labor rates.

· Performed configuration management of C4I systems into MRAP vehicles to include interoperability testing, Quality Assurance (QA), prepared technical documentation, and maintained daily status reports to government and senior EMA management personnel.

Plexus Communications Group Inc., Baltimore, MD 21404 2005 to 2006

Project Engineer

· Acted as the program manager and technical representative for the U.S. Navy's Sea Port-e contract.

· Principal member of the Plexus ISO 9001:2000 consortium to develop a Quality Management System (QMS) and Standard Operational Procedures (SOP) for inclusion into the ISO certification plan.

U.S. Government, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Engineering Center 1972 to 2004

Project Engineer – Greece, Sardinia, Sicily and England 2002 to 2004

· Assigned as the lead project engineer (on-site) in support of the Base Level Information Infrastructure (BLII) Out of Continental United States (OCONUS) project to coordinate the installation of In-Side Plant (ISP) and

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Out-Side Plant (OSP) within existing buildings, use of existing and new conduit systems, convergence into a network system utilizing existing and new multi- and single-mode fiber optical cable, and the installation of new server farms and information assurance suites.

· Acted as the Certified TEMPEST Technical Authority (CTTA) and provided reports to the Designated Approval Authority (DAA) and the Systems Operational Verification Test (SOVT) director for all systems designs and provided documentation for acceptance to U.S. government representatives.

Base Communications Officer (BCO) – Rota Spain 1998 to 2002

· Responsible for the day-to-day management, administration, operations and maintenance of existing base communications facilities and services, both leased and government owned of voice, video, and data for over 5,000 official and unofficial customers.

· Implementation manager for fiber optical infrastructure installations to an existing FDDI network and determining requirements for terrestrial leased circuits traversing through Southern Spain and extensions to various locations throughout Spain and the European region. Transitioned from costly copper dial up leases to facility owned fiber optic cable plant saving an estimated $350K per year for four consecutive years.

Project Engineer – Charleston, SC 1996 to 1998

· Lead shore planner for SHF/UHF/EHF systems to perform site surveys, systems design, systems integration, installation management, and verification testing and system activation in Virginia, Italy, Bahrain and afloat forces within the Persian Gulf region.

Project Engineer - Headquarters Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Washington, DC 1993 to 1996

· Acted as the Assistant to the Program Manager (APM) for Ship/Shore Automation. Supported the Automated Network Control Center/Automated Technical Control program for all U.S. Navy telecommunications ground-based locations worldwide. Served as the Technical Point Of Contact for the U.S. Navy. The automation and remote controlling of land-based facilities saved millions of dollars in personnel support requirements, travel costs, installation material demands, and immediate access to site communications equipment 24/7 from a regional command center.

Resident-In-Charge (RIC), Naval Electronics Systems Command Detachment Naples, Italy 1987 to 1993

· Acted as the forward-deployed representative for SPAWAR in the Mediterranean region and served as the regional implementation manager, liaison for all projects, and personnel performing telecommunications projects, including government and contractor personnel for U.S. Naval Forces and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Forces projects. The area of responsibility included all U.S. Naval land-based telecommunications sites and afloat U.S. Naval forces throughout the Mediterranean area, including Northern Africa and the Middle East.

Project Engineer – Portsmouth, VA 1972 to 1987

· Member of an installation team to provide installation support services to SPAWAR. Responsible for the implementation of General Service and Special Intelligence projects, including radio transmission systems, cryptographic, message processing systems, antenna systems, transmitter facilities, satellite ground terminals, and upgrade of electrical systems in support of various telecommunications projects worldwide.


Navy Public Works Center, Norfolk VA 1972 to 1977

· Certificate of Completion – Electrician/Electronics Mechanic Apprenticeship

Professional Development

· Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt * Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR) * Information Digital Network Exchange (IDNX) 70/90 Series Switches (ATM/SONET) * KN-4100 Defense Switched Network (DSN) Telephone Switch * TSEC/KWT -46 and KWR-46 Crypto School * AN/UYK-22 Crypto Auxiliary Unit (CAU) School * Model 40 Teletype School * TSEC/KG-34/35/36 Crypto School * TSEC/KG-81 Crypto School * TSEC-KG-84A/C Crypto School * TSEC/KG-13 Crypto School * Local Area Networks and Wide Area Networks School * Bridges, Routers, and Switches School.

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