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     Date Submitted:07-03-2012
     Last Modified:07-03-2012 (06:10)
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     Current job:Director Advanced Technology & Space Systems
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services,
     KeywordsBusiness Development, Program Management, Operations, Project Management

    Advatech Pacific, Inc San Bernardino CA                                                                 2002 - present

    Director, Advanced Technology & Space Systems 2008-present                                                      

    • Developed strategic and target planning, policy formulation, operations, hiring, training, employee development, proposal Capture Manager, and negotiations. Responsible for improving and stabilizing the work environment and reengineering processes to ensure rapid growth 
    • Successfully developed new business and managed contract execution in three market areas – Aerospace Business, Information & Services, and Electronics & Communications
    • Defined goals and objectives, initiated major programs, developed and managed budgets of up to $10 Million, developed new business, and managed, proposed, and negotiated contracts 
    • Conceived the idea for Analysis & Design Division, sold it to executive management, wrote the Business Plan, developed the model, and brought in the Division Manager to lead the start-up organization
    • Capture Manager for 8 uninterrupted contract wins and increased division’s revenues by $15 Million
    • Grew the business from 10 employees to over 60 
    • Received highest performance rating in the division 
    • Received Special Services award from AFRL/RVES for space systems support 
    • Won commercial services work on launch vehicles, space craft and Rideshare 
    • Recently won TRAFTA IDIQ contract worth estimated $13.7 M 
    • Led capture effort for 2 Tactical Communications proposal wins and then developed requirements, schedules, budgets, and provided technical direction for team activities
    • Won trade studies contracts and P.O.s that brought in additional revenue for a variety of space systems conceptual development including TacSats, Operationally Responsive Space, Cost Estimations, Space Plug-n-Play Architecture, and Heavy Liquid Launch Vehicles, life-cycle management
    • Provide expertise in space systems – current member of AIAA Space Systems Technical Committee


    Program Operations Manager                                                                                         2002-2008

    • Provided direction for a variety of advanced technology programs which included managing engineering teams, requirements completion and creep, schedules, budgets, technical accomplishments, SOW, WBS
    • Key creator in the integrated multi-disciplinary physics based space systems engineering and cost modeling software tool suite developed for Government customers
    • Program Manager and key contributor to Highly Mobile Tactical Communications interoperability for Beyond-Line-of-Sight communications capability and interoperability of incompatible radio systems operating in different security domains. These efforts led to creation of current Electronics & Communication Division
    • Program Manager for integrated Hypersonic Flow Path Analysis Tool suite
    • Off-site Engineering Management for 25 employees
    • Transitioned a traditional design approach method for high-performance complex systems to a new integrated design process utilizing modern Modeling Simulation & Analysis tools in a collaborative environment
    • Ran cost and schedule estimates on program completion and interfaced with Government customers to track all aspects of projects.  Reduced impacts of operational, technical and programmatic risks by implementing mitigation plans and developing action plans
    • Developed the concept to integrate separate Government software tool suites into one encompassing multi-disciplinary systems engineering tool. This resulted in huge savings on down time, programming and ease of use for end-user accessibility
    • Initiated and induced collaboration and sharing between NASA and AFRL on systems engineering and cost modeling.  Officials were given “kudos” for collaboration efforts
    • Had 95% of all projects completed on time (had some no cost extensions) and completed within budget 


    Space Systems Loral                                                                                                         2000-2002

    Senior Engineering Specialist/ Product Cost Manager

    • Responsible for Spacecraft Design Engineering, manufacturing support and test.  Team lead for top-level design of the spacecraft 
    • Responsible for creating project plans and then tracking costs and schedule
    • Provided layout of antennas, composite structures, electronic payload, bus, sensors, and propulsion. 
    • Conducted field-of-view studies for antennas, stowage/deployment, and launch vehicle clearance. 
    • Directed designers in documenting designs and work for manufacturing assembly and part fabrication, use ANSI 14.5, GDT.  Represented the Corporation to customers and vendors to provide solutions to technical problems
    • Performed Program Cost Status for waveguide of active programs by calculation of Percent Complete Reports for labor and material. Made predictions and tracked change for programs through Variance Reports and estimation of dollars spent
    • Performed feasibility studies and conceptual designs for proposal and follow-up work 
    • Wrote Statements of Work, Purchase Requests, and Sole Source Agreements to perform all contract work associated with outsourcing engineering projects 
    • Performed vendor site surveys on waveguide manufacturing in conjunction with Quality Assurance. This increased the number of waveguide available to complete programs behind schedule


    Truax Engineering, Inc                                                                                                       1998-2002

    Deputy Principal Investigator

    • Contributed to and Won AFRL BMDO contract worth $13 M
    • Hired engineering team and set up facility to build liquid fueled reusable pressure fed rocket
    • Coordinated efforts to design, develop, fabricate and test a two-stage combustion 75-k thrust lox/kerosene engine
    • Managed the R&D rocket facility including day to day operations 


    CDI Corp, Mechanical Space Systems and Antenna Group 1993-1998

    Satellite Design Contract Engineer

    • Performed top-level design for satellite structures and mechanical systems for series 702, 601(HP) and 376 satellites 
    • Responsible for all aspects of design, build, integration, test and delivery of numerous commercial and military satellite programs
    • Followed designs through from “cradle to grave” as well as generate detailed top assembly drawings


    McDonnell Douglas Corporation (now Boeing)                                                  1991-1993

    Engineer/ Scientist

    • Team Lead for Sensor Systems on the Space Station Variational Gravity Centrifuge Program 
    • Investigated and evaluated environmental controls, sensors and life science experiments in reduced gravity on NASA's KC-135 Micro Gravity flights at Johnson Space Center 
    • Performed structural/mechanical Space Station design for Structural Design Group


    Bioserve Space Technologies, NASA Center for Commercial Development of Space, 1988-1990

    Graduate Researcher

    • Developed and conducted Fluid and Gas Bubble Dynamics experiments in microgravity aboard NASA’s KC-135 Microgravity flights. 
    • Designed and developed sensors and hardware systems for life-science experiments performed in microgravity flights.  Conducted basic research and analysis. 
    • Wrote and presented technical papers on research work and analysis.
    • Won Honorable Mention for Research Space Biology
    • Education:

    M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder

    B.A. Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder

    • Security Clearance: Secret, ACTIVE since 1/17/2003

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