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     Date Submitted:30-07-2013
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     Current job:Director, Network Engineering Group
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     Keywordssystems engineering, program management, operations management, procurement, strategic sourcing, acquisition, process improvement, ground systems, launch systems, propulsion
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    Active TS/SCI with Poly

    Program Management ~ Systems Engineering ~ Operations Management

     

    Success-driven systems engineering professional experienced in multi-million dollar program management; using analytical approaches to reducing risk, cutting cost, increasing efficiency, maintaining schedule, and fostering communications.  Recognized operations leader groomed while serving as an officer in the United States Air Force and in the private sector.     

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    DIRECTOR, Network Engineering Group * National Reconnaissance Office, Colorado Springs, CO       2011-Present

    Directly responsible for the requirements, sustainment, operations and global interaction of a network system tasked with critical on orbit satellite communications and US launch system verification.

    • Experienced program manager monitoring and evaluating a 120 person contracting team executing a $125 million operational/mission support contract for the Department of Defense
    • Skilled strategist coordinating, scheduling, and de-conflicting over 45 thousand satellite contacts and six launch support missions on a $8.2 billion satellite control network; cross functional handling of twelve different global programs with 38 satellites achieving a 99.8% mission success rate
    • Leads a 45 person team supporting 24/7 on-orbit operations; facilitating emergency engineering anomaly resolution during 22 major satellite operational emergencies
    • Skillfully incorporated a $3.2 million dollar deployable site into operations to support critical intelligence satellite launches; maintaining a 98% operational success rate while reducing government cost by 66% and schedule by 30%

    MISSION INTEGRATION MANAGER * Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles, CA          2009-2011

    Oversees launch booster acquisition, verification, mission planning, and payload integration teams for global positioning, military communication, and missile warning missions.

    • Tactical expert in the direction of a 100 contractor/military/government civilian team achieving perfect on orbit delivery of a $567 million “1st of its kind” Global Positioning Satellite and a $350 million intelligence satellite; accomplishing a stringent two year schedule on each program, verifying 366 launch booster items
    • Diversity manager excelling under pressure after a complete loss of 15 technical engineers just two weeks before a crucial Department of Defense satellite launch
    • Tenacious negotiator spearheading a timely acquisition of a $60 million contract award for the modification of six launch booster vehicles for the next generation navigational satellite systems
    • Team recognized with the prestigious Air Force Association Theodore von Karman Award for the most outstanding contribution in the field of science and engineering

    DIRECTOR, Engineering Plans Branch * Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles, CA       2007-2009

    Led an 11 person team responsible for the program requirement documentation and future planning requirements for a $13 billion US launch booster program.

    • Combined two service branches reducing manning by 33% while maintaining systems engineering capabilities
    • Hand selected for a Secretary of the Air Force commissioned consulting team optimizing launch processes and procedures; results include millions in savings in launch booster acquisition
    • Created the evaluation criteria for a new space lift provider; increased contractor competition, reduced space lift cost, increased industrial base
    • Led a multi-national partnership with the Australian government to acquire the next-gen communications satellite

    STRATEGIC SOURCING LEADER * General Electric-Healthcare, Waukesha, WI           2006-2007

    Assisted the global sourcing leader in strategy development and global spend totaling $130 million; led supplier negotiations, part redesign, material change, and supplier transfer.

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    PRESIDENT/CEO sKing Street Property Investment LLC, Colorado Spring, CO

    MECHANICAL ENGINEER – X-RAY SYSTEMS sGeneral Electric-Healthcare, Waukesha, WI

    DESIGN ENGINEER – EXHAUST SYSTEMS sTerex Corporation, Houghton, MI

    BARIATRIC REPAIR TECHNICIAN sAdvanced Therapeutics of Wisconsin, West Allis, WI

    STUDENT RESEARCH – VISCOSE POLYMERS sMichigan Technological University, Houghton, MI

    Education & Certifications


    Certification, Product Leadership Development Program - MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUE OF TECHNOLOGY, Cambridge, MA (2012)

    Masters of Science, Systems Engineering - NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL,Monterey, CA (2012)         

    Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering - MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY,Houghton, MI (2007)


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