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Project manager

Location:
Palo Alto, California, 94306, United States
Posted:
March 13, 2011

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RESUME FOR ALFRED C. SUGARMAN

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OBJECTIVE:

To have opportunities for influencing technical decisions important for the success of the company.

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:

• Quality assurance, reliability, Environmental Stress Screening (ESS) and accelerated aging of materials and equipment.

• Certification of ITE equipment to domestic and foreign agency requirements including UL, FCC, CE, KCC (Korea) and C-Tick (Australia).

• Design and implementation of HALT, HASS, ESS tests for electrical equipment and printed circuit assemblies.

• Failure analysis and Internal evaluations of customer returns

• Developing product performance specification sheets

• Instructor at University of California at Berkeley Extension for course, “Failure Prediction in Electronic Assemblies Using ESS”.

• Component engineering program for controlling the impact of component obsolescence on manufacturing

• Preparation of quality plans, quality instructions (including Statistical Process Control programs), materials specifications and manufacturing operating procedures

• Familiar with ASTM, IEEE, IEC, JEDEC and Bellcore standards for materials testing and characterization

DETAILED EXPERIENCE:

RELIABILITY CONSULTING 2/1/2007 to present

Consulting for companies in San Francisco Bay Area in reliability testing, reliability analyses, accelerated aging testing and analyses, Companies include consumer electronic manufacturers, photovoltaic module manufacturers and semiconductor test socket manufacturers. These companies include kno, Livescribe, OptiSolar, Signet Solar and inTest Silicon Valley.

RELIABILITY MANAGER 2/28/2005 to 1/31/2007

Themis Computer Corporation, Fremont, CA

• Conducted Mean Time Before Failure analyses using bills of materials.

• Assisted sales people in discussions with customers relating to the reliability issues with customer products.

• Performed failure analyses relating to anomalies in electronic components and materials and processes.

• Prepared manufacturing test procedures.

• Acted as liaison between Engineering and Operations in the transfer of projects to Operations.

ENGINEERING MANAGER 8/16/99 to 12/3/2004

Loranger International Corporation, Santa Clara, CA

• Provide engineering and technical support for sales and marketing organizations. Travel with salespeople to assist in making presentations and addressing technical and engineering concerns of customers.

• Conduct failure analyses, write Internal Evaluations (IEs) for customers

• Develop performance specifications from in house testing and vendor testing. These specifications are used by salespeople and published on the Loranger web site at http://www.loranger.com

• Assist president with responses to customers and present technical papers at conferences such as Burn-In & Test Socket Workshop

DIRECTOR, QUALITY AND REGULATORY COMPLIANCE 8/97 to 8/99

SSE Telecom, Fremont, CA

• Manage Quality, Reliability and Regulatory Compliance activities.

• Lead regulatory compliance activities for microwave radios used in satellite communications and ancillary equipment.

• Lead efforts for preparation and presentation of failure analyses on microwave radios and modules for customers

• Manage effort in improving manufacturing yield and field reliability.

STAFF ENGINEER 10/91 to 8/97

Lucent Technologies Octel Messaging Division, San Jose, CA

• Managed failure analyses of components from printed circuit assemblies at laboratories and manufacturer facilities.

• Managed reliability analyses and provide consultation on questions relating to reliability and statistical analysis.

• Managed yield improvement program with printed circuit assembly supplier partners.

• Developed ESS and HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Testing) programs for printed circuit assemblies presently in use.

• Developed key indicators reports for manufacturing yields and failure causes of printed circuit assemblies and disk drives. This report is distributed throughout the company bimonthly.

• Managed component obsolescence program.

• Management of supplier for printed circuit assemblies. Cost savings were realized from yield improvement of the assemblies and elimination of Environmental Stress Screening.

ENGINEERING MANAGER 10/87 to 10/91

Semitec, Santa Clara, CA

• Improved process yield through modifications to the electroplating process for elec¬troforming nickel diamond blades on dicing wheels for silicon wafers.

• Directed sustaining engineering and quality assurance activities in the production of dicing wheels used for separating dies on wafers.

• Interfaced with customers to address their quality assurance concerns.

• Conducted advanced technology programs for improving the performance of dicing wheels by reducing chipping, reducing weaving and increasing wheel life.

CONSULTANT/PRESIDENT 6/85 to 10/87

Engineering And Research Analysis Corp. (ENRAC), Palo Alto, CA

• Conducted marketing efforts in contract research and quality assurance.

• Managed consulting projects in qualification testing, environmental testing and accelerated aging of electric equipment for electric utilities.

• Managed research projects in environmental degradation of materials and equipment for Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and national laboratories.

SENIOR STAFF CONSULTANT 1978 to 1985

Nutec, Inc., San Jose, CA

• Managed projects ranging in sizes from one to 20 engineers and technicians.

• Conducted marketing and proposal activities for soliciting contracts in environmen¬tal testing and accelerated aging of electric equipment and the development and implementation of quality assurance programs for critical equipment in electric power plants.

• Managed research projects for analyzing the effects of aging on the reliability of electrical and electromechanical equipment. These projects were sponsored by national laboratories, Nuclear Regulatory Commission and EPRI. They included Failure Modes and Effects Analyses, Fault Tree Analyses and Root Cause Analy¬ses.

EDUCATION:

Alfred University, B.S., Ceramic Engineering

Clemson University, M.S., Ceramic Engineering

University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D., Materials Engineering

AWARDS AND HONORS:

• Awarded, Octel TQI (Total Quality Improvement) Quarterly Achievement Award by Octel Communications Corporation two times. Once for ATE yield improvement and second for reducing manufacturing cycle time.

• Elected chairman of the Northern California Section, American Nuclear Society (ANS), 1981 1982.

• U.S. Patent for a "Method for Making Fine Wire Thermopiles".

• Over 30 technical publications and United States government reports in materials processing, inspection and performance.



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