Engineering Project Manager
Experience managing Aerospace projects to successful completion
· Engineering Project Manager with 15 years experience in the Aerospace industry
· Broad knowledge of project management styles and processes
· Oversee complex, multiphase and high-profile engineering projects. Able to address financial constraints and complicated logistics to overcome project challenges.
· Excel in collaborating with contractors and government agencies to meet or exceed design, quality, schedule and budget expectations
Orion Spacecraft Project Leader
October 2007 - April 2011, United Space Alliance, LLC| Merritt Island, Florida
Orion Assembly, Integration and Production Tooling IntegratedProduct Team Lead and Earned Value Management Lead
Managed, coordinated, and facilitated multiple engineering disciplines to design and develop Orion Production Tooling on schedule and under budget. Provided support to the Orion Assembly, Integration and Production Director in any area. Integral part of the Earned Value Management implementation and certification team on a $100M+ program. Managed subcontract proposals, contract execution and product delivery. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt trained.
Ares 1st Stage Rocket Deceleration Subsystem Manager
April 2006 - September 2007, United Space Alliance, LLC| Merritt Island, Florida
Provide primary support to Integrated Product Team Lead for all aspects of the parachute design, analysis, test and fabrication.Managed procurement of materials; and managed subcontracthardware engineering design, fabrication, test and delivery. Integral part of the Earned Value Management Implementation teamforthe Ares 1st StageRocketProgram, a $500M+ program. Managed parachute, system and test design reviews. Coordinated parachute testing at Yuma Proving Grounds, Yuma, AZ. Ensured compliance with customer (NASA) requirements. Facilitated and managed subcontracts.Provided majority of Deceleration Subsystem proposal input to NASA for completion of Ares 1 and Ares V programs. Managed subcontractors from proposal through contract completion.
Solid Rocket Booster Pyrotechnic Subsystem Manager
June 2004 - April 2006, United Space Alliance, LLC| Merritt Island, Florida
Integrated a multi-disciplinary team to fabricate and certify each lot of pyrotechnic devicesand Booster Separation Motorsfor the Solid Rocket Booster Element needed to fly-out the Space Shuttle Program. Managed subcontract design, fabrication and testing. Coordinated delivery of components and certification testing. Managed$200K+ and$25M+ budgets and schedules. Facilitated requirements reviews with NASA.
January 1999 - May 2004, B/E Aerospace, Inc.| Marysville, Washington
Managed, coordinated and facilitated quality control functions under the Director of Quality for all aircraft components and assemblies developed by Flight Structures Inc, a subsidiary of B/E Aerospace. Key contributor in helping Flight Structures achieve ISO and AS9100 Certification. Primary focal point for all field problem reports, supplier audits and supplier quality problem resolutions. Managed the Material Review Board including final disposition and maintenance of each part or assembly. Coordinated quality inspectors and inspections to stay on schedule and within budget of each project. Facilitated customer inspections and certifications on final assemblies. Facilitated and implemented Lean Manufacturing improvements in the factory and engineering departments.
May 1997 - January 1999, The Boeing Company| Renton, Washington
Managed multi-disciplinary team to develop Service Bulletins on single aisle Boeing jet aircraft. Coordinated the validation of each Service Bulletin with the FAA and the airlines. Facilitated Service Bulletin implementation with the airlines affected.
Rocket Science Camp Instructor
June 2012 - present
Rocket Science Camps| Franklin, Tennessee
Inspiring young minds to love math and science through fun experiments and projects
Assistant Volleyball Coach
August 2012 - present
Battle Ground Academy | Franklin, Tennessee
Middle School Volleyball Coach
BS Aerospace Engineering, May 1992, University of Kansas | Lawrence, Kansas
Lean Manufacturing, June 2000, The Boeing Company
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