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     Date Submitted:07-12-2012
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     Current job:Manned Spaceflight Operations Professional
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, , , Launch Systems, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsManned Spaceflight Operations, Extravehicular Actvities (EVA) Mission Management, Planning, and Support
    CV

    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

    CORE COMPETENCIES

    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


    EXPERIENCE


    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.

    • Managed hydrogen fuel cell projects jointly conducted with DoD, Federal Government, and public/private sectors, providing GM leadership and engineering with vehicle data and customer feedback in the process.
    • Led GM’s Electric Networked Vehicle (EN-V) concept vehicle team in western region, managing vehicle logistics, technical support, and media interviews for 10+ industry/technology events.
    • Consulted with Chevrolet Volt program managers on pre-launch/post-launch vehicle and charging infrastructure matters, leveraging 9+ years of battery electric vehicle (GM EV1) and fuel cell vehicle experience.
    • Created vehicle status stoplight chart and initiated weekly updates to GM program managers, resulting in measure being identified as a “Best Practice” and adopted by GM Fuel Cell Activities team.

     

    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.

    • Initiated weekly customer meetings to review open repairs and developed working relationships with APU Repair Mechanics, reducing repair and part replacement times by 50%.
    • Participated in Hamilton Sundstrand’s Quality Clinic Process to meet cycle time metrics and to reduce process escapes and turnbacks associated with repair of customer 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.    

    • Provided technical leadership overseeing five critical spacewalk subsystems on ISS, ensuring 100% subsystem readiness rate.
    • Served as key proposal team member for two new business initiatives, which led to securing two eight-year sustaining engineering contracts totaling $3M+.
    • Served as functional and administrative supervisor in matrix organization, actively participating in selection, development, and career management of engineering talent to ensure availability of required technical staff.
    • Participated in Gate/Passport review process in creating mission-specific status reports for quarterly NASA Program Management Reviews and presented to NASA on behalf of organization.
    • Led “tiger team” that analyzed time-critical ISS hardware issue and developed engineering rationale that exonerated hardware and cleared way for NASA’s “go” decision for subsequent spacewalks.

     

    Mission Manager | Logistics Integrator, American Spacewalk Activities (2004 – 2006)

    Appointed by program managers to restore underperforming project for Space Shuttle Mission STS-121.

    • Improved communication with NASA customer by creating stoplight chart for monitoring pre-launch milestones and reporting weekly to NASA leadership, resulting in high customer satisfaction level.
    • Assessed and implemented space suit logistics for Space Shuttle Mission STS-121 and five subsequent Space Shuttle missions and ISS expeditions, ensuring required on-orbit spacewalk capabilities were met.
    • Provided real-time mission support of on-orbit operations from Mission Control Center-Houston, helping to resolve two space suit issues during Space Shuttle Mission STS-121 and ISS operations.

     

    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. 

    • Completed suited Orlan training in “Vykhod” spacewalk simulator and Russian subsystems training at Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Star City, Russia.
    • Created Orlan space suit and Russian subsystems familiarization course and presented to NASA's spacewalk community, which increased community’s overall working knowledge of Russian systems.
    • Provided real-time console support for 14 Russian-based spacewalks from Mission Control Center-Houston, attaining “Chair 1” lead certification for Orlan-based spacewalks.

     

    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. 

    • Monitored status of Orlan space suits and consumables on ISS and worked with Russian counterparts to ensure 100% spacewalk readiness.
    • Developed Orlan space suit monitoring software with Russian colleague, which provided real-time insight into space suit health and performance during spacewalks.

     

    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.

     

    EDUCATION


    • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Texas A&M University Mays Executive Program, May 2006
    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME), San Diego State University

     

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    • Certificate, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Purdue University, Nov. 2012
    • Certificate, Electrochemistry of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells, GM University, Feb. 2010

     

    ACHIEVEMENTS


    FAA Certified Private Pilot | Limited/General Russian and Spanish Language Familiarity

    Sigma Gamma Tau National Aerospace Engineering Honor Society


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