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Manager Project

Norcross, GA, 30092
August 24, 2012

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Technical Product Design Manager Program Manager Operations Director

Hands-on leader with expertise in overseeing inception through sunset delivery of technical products, stage-gate process development, lean manufacturing, quality initiatives, supply chain management, reducing costs (at product and organization levels), and managing software selection / implementation for domestic / foreign industrial, consumer, military (C, naval and avionic), and telecommunications verticals. Demonstrated proficiency at team leadership, company level strategic planning, intellectual property management, project budgeting / management, bids and proposals, sales support, regulatory compliance and staff development and supervision. Innovative engineer with extensive experience in detail electronic, electromechanical and opto-electronic packaging and analysis of cast, sheet metal and plastic modules, housings, chassis’, cabinets, cabling, sensors, LED based illumination, machine vision systems, security systems and CATV equipment. Experience with FCC regulations and agency compliance testing. Hold multiple industry patents. US citizen with “Secret” level clearance (currently inactive)



Designer & manufacturer of consumer related products

Project Leader – Contract 2011 - Present

• Coordination of company’s domestic and foreign resources in development of small consumer electric appliances using defined stage gate process

• Monitoring project schedules and tracking, resolution and closure of product development related issues from discovery through delivery phases across all project resources

• Provide technical support to new product and process initiatives


Provider of operations management efficiency expertise

Principal 2009 - 2011

• Advise client companies on streamlining operations, reducing costs, and aligning resources with process requirements

• Establish and manage client supply chain ensuring uninterrupted customer service

• Advised companies regarding the production and integration of LED modules for highway and stock exchange displays


Designer & manufacturer of CCTV enclosures and systems

Manager, Engineering / Project Engineering 2007 - 2009

• Managed Engineering (mechanical, electrical and software) organization, project engineering activities and partnerships with Manufacturing (global & domestic), Sales and Purchasing to ensure timely new product introductions.

• Developed engineering ISO processes to define product lifecycle and change management activities

• Member of company’s Strategic Planning Team responsible for charting company’s short and long term growth strategies

• Generated and maintained departmental annual operating budget in support of company’s P&L goals

• Integrated new technology (IP, POE, etc.) into new product lines to support market requirements

• Administered company RoHS, WEEE, agency (UL, CE, etc) certification and intellectual property activities

• Saved $125K / year by selection of alternate connector resources


Designer & manufacturer of machine vision inspection systems

Operations Manager 2003 - 2007

• Supported 69% sales growth and 18% personnel increase by establishing product development processes, ERP system and modifying company infrastructure to enhance product lifecycle / change management activities and support P&L objectives achieving $150K more per employee profit compared to other company divisions

• Established and managed Project Engineering function to ensure adherence to process / QA guidelines

• Led manufacturing / purchasing functions and liaisons with domestic / foreign sub-assembly and component suppliers

• Conduct site surveys, support Sales (customer presentations, RFI’s, RFQ’s, etc.) and system installation activities, maintain customer interface from proposal through implementation phases and provide VOC perspective

• Managed day to day Field Support organization activities to guarantee timely installation, training and maintenance support to customers

• Designed and implemented machine vision inspection and defect detection systems for industrial applications, developing control cabinets, frames, integrating marking systems, developing and integrating lighting (LED, fiber, fluorescent) arrangements and PLC interfaces

• Planned and executed company move to new facility with no impact to production schedules

• Achieved ETL product line certification on first audit

• Reduced costs $80K / year by redesigning fiber line housing

PANASONIC 1998 - 2002

Mobile Communications Division (Division designs and develops cellular phones)

Manager – Engineering Administration

• Led development of division infrastructure for all phases of cellular phone development and change management, including product planning, project management, software / hardware development, and transfer to production

• Definition of functional KPI’s and establishment of Process Action Teams to improve organizational efficiencies (including achievement of SEI CMM level 2 requirements), allowing for concurrent high volume product development

• Supervision of Documentation Control and Configuration Management disciplines

• Member of intellectual property review committee

Communication Industrial Corporation (Division designs and develops PABX telephone systems)

Manager – Hardware Engineering / Technical Administration

• Transitioned department from design transfer role to design / development of Private Branch Exchange equipment

• Established, trained, and managed ISO 9000 certification project team

• Evaluated Technical Administration function and re-focused group’s activities to address core responsibilities

• Provided design support to PABX, VoIP and Integrated Feature Module platform activities


Division designs and develops cable distribution systems

Staff Mechanical Engineer 1996 - 1998

• Designed and developed Digital Transport System chassis to NEBS standards to connect Head-end and Hub sites

• Created housings, fiber optic modules, power supply, and components for broadband signal distribution platform

• Saved $70K / year by redesigning snap-on accessory cover


Designer and developer of network access and performance monitoring solutions for the telecom industry

Senior Manager – Engineering Services 1989 - 1996

• Established Mechanical Engineering function and merged its activities with PCB design, documentation, and prototype development to form Engineering Services function

• Designed telecommunications chassis’ and rack stacking arrangements in compliance with NEBS standards for Central Office applications; product lines encompassed Performance Monitoring, Network Access and Customer Premise equipment

• Organized and led project team to select / secure schematic entry, logic simulation and PCB layout software packages, which in combination with streamlined design process, reduced design cycle by 45%

• Developed and implemented company documentation and configuration management policies to meet industry standards

• Arranged strategic alliances for company’s major commodities (chassis components, backplanes, PCB assemblies, contract assembly, etc.)

• Key member of team that achieved ISO 9000 company certification on first audit


Georgia Institute of Technology Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology Energy Engineering Certificate

Passed EIT Exam State of Georgia

MBA level Accounting, Finance, and Marketing courses

Georgia Tech "High Potential Managers" course graduate

“Planning and Managing Projects” course

“Statistical Engineering Training” course

Six Sigma Green Belt certification

Various Structural, Thermal, Optical Communications, Plastics design seminars

Proficient in Microsoft applications; Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, MS Project and Visio

Trained in AutoCAD, Pro/E, SolidWorks and Solid Edge

Strong understanding of ERP and PLM processes


“Optical Fiber Enclosure for Optselectronic Converter” (No. 5029958)

“Fiber Routing and Retention Assembly with Modular Fiber Connector Support” (No. 5689606)

“Connectorization Panel Assembly for Circuit Board Housing Rack” (No. 6144561)

“Elevated Support System” (No. 210*******)

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