Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Technical Manager, and Senior Engineer with project/program management and systems engineering experience in Space, Aviation, and Fuel Cell/Electric Vehicle Industries. Strong working relationships with the Department of Defense (DoD), including local Navy and Marine Corps community, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Practical foundation in Lean and Continuous Improvement tools and strategies. Recognized proficiencies with developing visual controls for metrics reporting/problem exposure and communicating effectively with all levels of customers and staff. Areas of specialization include:
SPACE • AVIATION • ADVANCED VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES
Mission Management, Operations, and Support (U.S. and Russian Space Activities, NASA Johnson Space Center)
Government-led Certification and Program Management Reviews • Engineering Subsystem Management
FAA Certified Private Pilot • Real-time On-console Mission Support (Mission Control Center-Houston)
Hydrogen Fuel Cells (Proton Exchange Membrane), Electric Propulsion, and Connected Vehicles
Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Repair, Logistics, and Customer Support
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (Purdue University, Nov. 2012) • Project/Program Management
Global Work Experience (Russia and China) • Proposal Development • Technical Leadership and Supervision Executive-level Presentations • Internal/External Customer Relationship Building and Management
Proactive Communication• High-level Proficiency – MS Office, SharePoint, JD Edwards, and AS400
GENERAL MOTORS (GM) 2008 - 2012
Research and Development (R&D),Southern California
Manager | Senior Associate, Advanced Propulsion and Energy Technologies
Managed long-term advanced technology projects in real-world conditions focusing on technology research, development, and validation while serving as primary 24/7 customer point-of-contact.
HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND POWER SYSTEMS, San Diego, CA 2007
Designs and manufactures Auxiliary Power Units (APUs), which are gas turbines that provide ground power, forced air, and in-flight back-up electrical power, for commercial and military aircraft.
Manager, Customer Support and APU Fleet Business
Primary point-of-contact for six client airlines flying Hamilton Sundstrand APS 500/500R/2300 APUs.
HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND SPACE SYSTEMS, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 2001 - 2007
Provides NASA with critical spacewalk-related hardware and engineering services that support International Space Station (ISS) and former Space Shuttle Programs.
Project Manager | Subsystem Manager | Supervisor (2006 – 2007)
Appointed by program managers for second time in two years to restore underperforming NASA project.
Mission Manager | Logistics Integrator, American Spacewalk Activities (2004 – 2006)
Appointed by program managers to restore underperforming project for Space Shuttle Mission STS-121.
Senior Engineer, Russian Spacewalk Activities (RSA) (2003 – 2004)
Served as liaison between NASA and Zvezda, Russian manufacturer of ISS-based “Orlan” space suits. Position reflected increase in leadership and training over prior RSA position. Collaborated with Russian space program counterparts and traveled regularly to Moscow, Russia.
Experimental Engineer, Russian Spacewalk Activities (RSA) (2001 – 2003)
Served as liaison between NASA and Zvezda, Russian manufacturer of ISS-based “Orlan” space suits, in initiating joint U.S.-Russia spacewalk activities. Collaborated with Russian space program colleagues and traveled regularly to Moscow, Russia.
EDS / SATURN CORPORATION / GENERAL MOTORS (GM), Southern California 1996 - 2001
Electric Vehicle Technical Specialist, GM EV1 Program
Launched and managed GM EV1 electric vehicle program in San Diego and Los Angeles areas, serving as subject-matter expert on EV1 propulsion, energy storage, and inductive charging systems.
FAA Certified Private Pilot | Limited/General Russian and Spanish Language Familiarity
Sigma Gamma Tau National Aerospace Engineering Honor Society
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