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Engineer Mechanical

Arlington Hts., Illinois, 60004, United States
June 06, 2012

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Arlington Heights, IL 60004

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Mechanical Engineer with over 20 years of experience in program and project management, business and new product development with extensive knowledge in precision manufacturing, weapon systems design; hydraulic and pneumatic systems and natural gas industries. Expert subject matter in developing, managing and delivering high risk; highly complex technical product offerings from conception through customer delivery - including technical development, product development, manufacturing, and service and support.


BCT CONSULTING ENGINEERS LLC, Arlington Heights, IL 2011-present

Company Profile: Provide consulting, engineering and project management services to energy and defense (DOD) industries.

Program Manager- Design Engineer (Contract)

• New product development and develop R&D Prototypes

• Execute Lean and 6S practices, evaluate and execute continuous improvement process, safety protocols and inventory control

• Lead multiple Med/High complexity projects for DOD contracts

• International manufacturing services and sales and FMS (Foreign Military Sales)sales and manufacturing representation

• Mentor and consult junior project managers

• Guide new business development proposals as well as project cost analysis & budget management

AIRTRONIC USA, Inc., Elk Grove, IL & BADGER DEFENSE, Bristol, WI 2007-2011

Company Profile: Airtronic USA provides small arms and small arms spare parts to the U.S. DOD, foreign militaries & L.E.

Sr. Program Manager- Mechanical Engineer

Directly responsible for development and execution of market strategies/plans to pursue and award government contracts with DOD; domestic/international customers. Directed domestic and international trade shows & studies. Administered designs and/or drawings; utilized computer-aided design equipment, calculations, and design criteria. Tested and qualified new weapon systems. Developed & adopted safety and work flow protocols.

• RPG-7 USA- project Chief Design Engineer. Completed design and first prototype in two months. Achieved 45% savings in production cost

• M203 GL system- reduced manufacturing process time and achieved 15% savings in production cost

• M203 40mm Grenade Launcher Barrel - managed program through 3 awarded contracts over 2 years. Delivered 10K units to DOD, TACOM without single field failure

• Formulated test procedures per MIL-STD-810G (Military Standard) for RPG-7 USA and MK777

• Controlled all mechanical engineering and quality assurance initiatives through extensive interaction with qualified vendor base

• Integrated multiple daily tasks in a very fluid - high stress environment. Identified program deficiencies along with tangible solutions and managing three other Program Managers for all DOD and FMS contract awards

• Coordinated testing of new parts and equipment, evaluated test results, and approved or rejected usage of parts and equipment

• Evaluated and implemented continuous improvement in the part transition process

• Managed business development and sales activities for FMS and US military accounts for both business units

• Evaluated international military business proposals and gathered intelligence on potential markets

Worked closely with government inspectors on AIE (Acceptance Inspection Equipment) and FAT (First Article Approval) approvals as well as scheduled contract deliveries.



Company Profile: Halliburton/ Dresser Natural Gas Solutions is a worldwide supplier of measurement, instrumentation, piping, and pressure control solutions for the natural gas distribution and transmission industry. Breakdown of Dresser Career History:

Sr. Design Mechanical Engineer –Six Sigma Greenbelt Certified 2000 - 2008

Drafting Supervisor 1996 - 2000

Responsible for new mechanical engineering projects and documentation for Sr. Management. Subject matter expertise in technical marketing documentation; Russian promotional literature and technical manuals. Provided support, development, and drafting expertise on various mechanical type of equipment for the natural gas industry. Managed drafting department of 4 FTEs. Developed and supervised CAD software training program for draftsmen, engineers and middle management. Coordinated the move of manufacturing facility and designed plant and office layout. Sustained drafting, R&D and engineering departments with all CAD related assistance and support.

• Six Sigma Project- Initiated and introduced PDM (Product Data Management) system. Incorporated with existing CAD and ERP software. Decreased labor cost and time by 75%, reduced inventory by 75%, 100% defect cut

• Increased annual international sales revenue by $4MM within two years by establishing international distribution channels

• Assisted chief engineer with R& D of hydraulic and pneumatic components

• Modernized company technologically from a high-cost job shop environment to low-cost, standardized operations

• Approved outgoing documentation to manufacturing facility and vendors

• Collaborated with regional sales managers to meet stakeholder’s specifications

• Created 3D illustrations for company sale - promotional literature and cut sheets

• Introduced new product line, which increased sales by $200K in first year

• Industrialized new product patented by the company

• Maintained hardware and CAD related licensing


• Weapon System Design

• Project Risk Management

• Technical Instructions

• Project Management • Acceptance Testing & Troubleshooting

• Product Data Management

• Product Development & Manufacturing

• Reverse & Design Engineering • R&D of/and Hydraulic System Design

• DOD Contracts & FAR

• Testing of ammunition

• Regulatory Compliance


SolidWorks Training Center, Oakbrook, IL

Certificate in PDM Administrator Training 2008 West Point Military Academy

Certified Project Manager (CPM) 2007

SolidWorks Training Center, Oakbrook, IL

Certificates in File Management 2007

Motorola/Dresser, Boston, MA

Certified Six Sigma Green Belt 2006 - 2007

SolidWorks Training Center, Oakbrook, IL

Certificates in Advanced Assembly & Part Modeling 2003


Triton Community College, River Grove, IL

Associate in Applied Science

Major: Computer Aided Design Technology 1988 - 1992

Riga Aviation Institute, Riga, Latvia

Bachelor of Science

Major: Mechanical Engineering 1993 - 1996

Other: U.S. citizen. Fluent in Russian. Some of my work had seen pages in such publications as Special Weapons, Small Arms Review, Small Arms Defense and many others. In Movies: Sons of Anarchy, Avengers.

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