Strategically focused executive/engineer with years of experience in the aerospace and manufacturing industries, including executive leadership with private company. Recognized expertise in operations, engineering and finance. Strong record in creating and leading teams, producing innovative customer-focused initiatives to dramatically increase revenues. Proven change agent who initiates re-engineering of critical core processes, resulting in multi-million dollar bottom line impact. Effective roles: turnaround performance, leadership, P & L responsibility of up to $60 Million in revenue, startups, new product launches, consulting services and project management.
Owner at Snyder Technical Services Feb 2003 – Nov 2012
Bootstrapped company in 2003
Went from $0.0K to $4.3M/year and 1 to 36 engineers in eight years
Responsible for Operations Management & Program Management
Core areas of company expertise:
NASA Systems Engineering
Senior Systems Engineer at Snyder Technical Services Sep 2003 – Jan 2005
Served on Next Generation Launch Technology (NGLT) Systems Integration Project's Technology Requirements and Analysis team
Contributed to NGLT Program's Systems Engineering and Analysis (SE&A) activities, including: Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP) processes/documentation; Technology requirements development; and Integrated Product Team (IPT)
Coached NASA on System Engineering Standards, i.e., IEEE 1220, EIA 632, etc.
Co-lead for NASA’s cutover to adopt IEEE 1220 Engineering Standard
Served on the NASA/DoD collaboration via National Aerospace Initiative (NAI)/NGLT association
Senior Systems Engineer at Miltec Jun 2001 – Feb 2003
Defined requirements for QoS telemedicine network
Served as Network Architect for Wide Band Technology program
Researched product concept for UWB Networked Sensors
Senior Systems Engineer at Time Domain Jun 2000 – May 2001
Defined requirements for UWB Positioning, Radar & Communication fusion
Wrote Marketing Requirements Document for PulsON200
Developed requirements for PHY frame formats
Invention Disclosure: "Maximizing Aggregate Throughput for TM-UWB System Utilizing Radio Resource Managers, Positioning, & Radar"
Senior Product Line Manager at Verilink Corporation Sep 1999 – Jun 2000
Product Manager of AS2000, AS3000 & AS4000 Integrated Access Devices (IAD)
Responsible for $60M/year revenue
Successfully managed product line transition from San Jose, CA to Huntsville, AL
Product Manager at ADTRAN Feb 1998 – Jun 1999
Product Manager of Total Access3000 IAD; revenues of $40M/year
Supported engineering development of Digital & Metallic Test Access
Wrote Total Access 3000 System Manual, Installation & Maintenance documentation
Supported engineering and sales team in product development
Tracked Earned Value Management (EVM) performance across operations
Managed product lifecycle
Product Manager at Lucent (AT&T) Sep 1996 – Jan 1998
Product Manager for Hybrid Fiber Coax 2000 (HFC-2000)
Managed product lifecycle
Managed Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM)
Chairperson of HFC2000 Hardware Change Control Board
Senior Engineer New Product Introduction Lucent (AT&T) May 1994 – Sep 1996
Product Engineer HFC-2000 Central Office wired equipment
Utilized Pro-E for drawing approval & release
Wrote Shop Instructions for Manufacturing Personnel
Responsible for Process Engineering and Bill of Materials (BOM)
First System Application on time: 95% on-time ship record
Led innovative building/shipping process; reduced cost by $1.5M/year
Minimized number of orderable items resulting in a $500K/year savings
Information Automation Engineer at AT&T Feb 1993 – Apr 1994
System Architect to implement new material and procurement system
Analyzed material/information flow through shop
Made system cutover recommendations
Operations Engineer at AT&T Aug 1990 – Jan 1993
Operations Engineer for Surface Mount (SMT) lines
Led a team of engineers, material managers, shop associates & supervisors
Did root-cause analysis to determine cause of SMT under-utilization
Results: 23% increase SMT utilization and 19% lead time reduction
The Ohio State University M.S., Industrial & Systems Engineering, 1990
Activities and Societies: NSF Certification in Manufacturing Engineering.
Texas Woman's University B.S., (Double major) Mathematics & Computer Science, 1986
Activities and Societies: Kappa Mu Epsilon Honor Society
University of Colorado at Boulder M.S., (All but Thesis), Telecommunications, 1994 – 1997
Own a 1941 Piper J3-Cub Single Engine airplane.
Private Pilot since 1999
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