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     Date Submitted:18-07-2012
     Last Modified:19-07-2012 (07:49)
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     Current job:Program Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Launch Systems
     KeywordsQuality-focused, results-driven, and visionary management professional, offering 29 years of leadership experience in defining strategies and developing solutions, which balance both business and financial requirements. Dynamic leader with demonstrated


    Transportation / Aerospace / Manufacturing

    Quality-focused, results-driven, and visionary management professional, offering 29 years of leadership experience in defining strategies and developing solutions, which balance both business and financial requirements. 

    Dynamic leader with demonstrated track record of successfully completing large, highly complex commercial and DoD programs through coordinating trades, developing partnerships and building positive rapport with all levels of the organization. 

    Recognized for strategic vision and execution tenacity in making sound business decisions with a strong work ethic and irreproachable integrity.



    P&L Management

    Sales/Business Development

    Budgeting/Expense Control

    Strategic/Market Planning

    Presentations and Training

    Key Account Retention

    Inventory Control

    Contract/Price Negotiation

    Subcontract Management

    Cross Functional Teams

    Lifecycle Product Development

    Technical Problem Resolution

    Technical Document Production

    Employee Development

    FAR/DAR Regulatory Compliance

    Customer Training

    Integrated Master Scheduling

    Earned Value Management

    Patent Research & Preparation

    Proposal Writing

    Advanced MS Office/Project skills


    VT MILTOPE          Hope Hull, AL    11/2008 – 6/2012

    Program Management - Managed Federal Systems mounted product line of tablet and handheld rugged computers.  Coordinated all programmatic activities to such as initial kickoff meetings, proposal preparation, proposal schedules, corporate and sub-contract teaming agreements, non-disclosure agreements, teaming agreements, and financial terms and conditions of contracts and purchase orders.

    • Introduced new rugged tablet product line into rate production after completion extensive environmental and EMC qualification testing (MIL-STD-810/461).
    • Managed multiple 90-day quick-turn R&D projects in support of business development activities.
    • Lead 12-month development for a new body worn handheld device, where the final product met all specification requirements and the DoD customer’s compressed schedule.

    Comptroller - Monitored all developing programs, utilizing Earned Value Management and MS Project.

    • Administered receipt and processing of new purchase orders and change orders on DoD and commercial products.
    • Change Agent, introducing Earned Value Management tools to development projects.
    • Coordinated with Product Line Managers and Principle Engineers in the development and maintenance of a Integrated Master Schedule.

    United Toll Systems, LLC                        Wetumpka, AL 1/2001 – 11/2008

    Executive Management - Chief Technology Officer, Director of Engineering and Design.  Directed all phases of design, manufacturing and integration of UTS’ state-of-the-art Electronic Toll Collection, Open Road Tolling, Red-Light Enforcement, and Violation Enforcement/Processing Systems.

    • Executive Management Sponsor on highly successful Systems Integration business expansion from local to national/international customer base.
    • Team Leader of multiple patent/patent pending design teams for vehicle detection and classification.
    • Patented Designer for a dual coin processor automatic coin machine.



    SAIC / TransCore Division   La Jolla, CA         4/30/1993 – 12/31/2000

    Engineering - Directed Electrical and Mechanical Design, Software Test, Configuration Management, Manufacturing and Assembly, Facilities, Shipping and Receiving Department for the San Diego Technical Center.

    • Executive Management team on highly successful Systems Integration new business/division start-up for SAIC.
    • Marketed and sold core H/W and S/W elements for use with new and retrofit projects resulting in the company gaining the lead market share of the industry.

    Program Management - Coordinated all phases of development and integration of the Electronic Toll Collection system H/W and S/W, including field installation, final system acceptance testing and system maintenance.

    • Program/Technical Manager on 15 multi-million dollar systems integration projects.
    • Coordinated design, construction, and implemented the high speed test facilities (still in use today).
    • Supervised the high speed and high rate vehicle testing required for customer acceptance of the system H/W and S/W.

    Quality Assurance - Oversight of company's quality assurance efforts for deliverable and non-deliverable hardware and software.

    • Quality Manager on 8 multi-million dollar systems integration projects.
    • Lead development of the SAIC Transportation Systems Division’s Quality Systems manual.
    • Authored the Departmental Systems/Operations manuals to meet the ISO9001 guidelines.
    • First SAIC division to achieve ISO registration.

    General Dynamics / Convair     San Diego, CA     4/1984 – 4/1993     (DoD Secret/SAR clearance)

    Quality Engineering - Managed Quality Engineers and Inspectors, who supported all non-destructive testing (CMM. radiographic, ultrasonic, dye penetrant, eddy current, magnetic particle, acoustic emission) for R&D and production programs throughout the three General Dynamics divisions located in the city (Convair, Space Systems, and Energy).

    • Managed the development of the NDT certification manuals (instructor and student guides for Level I, II and III) still used in industry today.
    • Published author of R&D paper on acoustic emission testing of composite wing assembles.
    • QA Program Manager in divisional IRAD/CRAD non-destructive test and composite material programs.
    • Singer / Librascope Division          Glendale, CA      3/1983 – 4/1984       (DoD Secret clearance)

    Quality Assurance - Directed Quality Engineering and Inspection staff of quality engineers and inspectors assigned to the PCB and cabling fabrication and assembly departments supporting various DoD contracts for fire control systems and hardened computer systems.

    • Managed Quality Engineering and Inspection activities of 25-person staff.


    Bachelor, Industrial Technology ٠San Diego State University ٠San Diego, California

    Core Curriculum ٠United States Air Force Academy ٠Colorado Springs, Colorado


    • Member - PM Community - Product/Portfolio/Program/Project Manager
    • Member - Programme DirectorsThe Project Manager NetworkPMO Experienced
    • Member - International Bridge, Tunnel, and Turnpike Authority, Operations Committee,
    • Member - American Society for Quality Control (ASQC) / Nondestructive Test (ASNT)
    • Past Chairperson, Vice Chair and Activities officer for the San Diego Chapter ASQC.
    • Member - Tallassee Fire Department - Fireman, CPR, EMT, SCUBA, and Engineer.


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