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If all goes as currently planned, sometime in 2022 a rocket will lift off carrying a payload that at first glance will look familiar. This payload, though, won’t be destined for geostationary orbit. Instead, the spacecraft will head to cislunar space. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:40:01 +0000
Faced with growing competition from startups entering the field, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is looking to reduce costs on its existing Pegasus and Minotaur rockets. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 15:10:09 +0000
With Congress set to approve a Federal Aviation Administration bill with some commercial space provisions, those in the industry are hoping for action on other bills before the end of this year. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 00:22:48 +0000
It is evident we need to examine how to build a robust space economy and infrastructure, one built to accommodate future growth. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:37:57 +0000
NASA is planning two alternative reviews of an airborne observatory amid conflicting congressional views on whether the program will be eligible for the next senior review of astrophysics missions. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:58:10 +0000
One thing a highball estimate does accomplish is “shift the debate to how expensive this is going to be." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 22:06:46 +0000
NOAA awarded more than $8 million in contracts this week to three companies in the second round of a commercial satellite weather data pilot program. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:00:48 +0000
European launch provider Arianespace signed a contract with the Korean Aerospace Research Institute for a Vega C mission Sept. 20, growing the rocket’s backlog to five as its debut launch nears. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:19:43 +0000
Whoever signs up for one of two certification flights for the Omega rocket, will get a ride “at a reduced rate." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 01:45:58 +0000
"It doesn't necessarily mean buying a company. It could be buying a product line. It could be buying a portion of a business that fits with us. We want to make sure that it's strategic." SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:51:28 +0000
Bezos: At a time of increasing global competition, “You have to be able to go to space more frequently, with less lead time." SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:32:28 +0000
Kleos Space, a company developing a constellation of satellites for radiofrequency geolocation work, will launch its first satellites in 2019 with Rocket Lab under a deal announced Sept. 19. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 20:27:57 +0000
A Georgia county seeking to develop a spaceport has attracted a small launch vehicle company to set up operations and, hopefully, launch from there. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 19:28:56 +0000
Shanahan on space reorganization: “We’re going to find the best way. There will be some hammering and arm wrestling. " SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:12:29 +0000
Gen. Jay Raymond: “There’s an explosion of things happening in the commercial industry. We want to capitalize on that." SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:17:39 +0000
Boeing and SpaceX, who have been struggling to meet safety thresholds established by NASA for commercial crew vehicles, now believe their vehicles can meet those requirements as they prepare for test flights scheduled in the next several months. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 03:39:09 +0000
Orbital Insight, a Silicon Valley geospatial analytics company, announced the purchase Sept. 18 of FeatureX, a Boston-based artificial intelligence firm specializing in computer vision for satellite imagery. The terms of the purchase were not disclosed. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 01:11:48 +0000
Wilson suggested her proposal is only the opening salvo. “I expect there will be a lot of discussion about how to implement the president’s vision.” SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:14:02 +0000
Melanie Stricklan, Slingshot Aerospace: “We see a big need for SSA solutions, not just in the military but also in academia and in satellite owners and operators." SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:01:02 +0000
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson’s Space Force proposal dropped on the first day of the Air Force Association’s Air Space Cyber symposium, and it took the community by storm. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:14-02-2014
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     Current job:Program & Quality Director
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
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     KeywordsCollaborative, dynamic and analytical executive leader, who assembles and motivates cross-functional international teams. Optimize partner, supplier, distribution, and customer relationships.
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    Collaborative, dynamic and analytical executive leader, who assembles and motivates cross-functional international teams. Optimize partner, supplier, distribution, and customer relationships. Experienced in team development and training focusing on attaining corporate objectives. Seasoned talented director with experience focused on strategic planning and creative solution development for multiple objectives, driving profitable and cost effective collaboration between cross-functional departments. Able to comprehend complex operational issues, engage senior clients in opportunities for improvement, to design plans for critical project and effectively manage change. Results-focused leader develops multidisciplinary and multicultural collaborations in the face of new challenges in order to fulfill project targets and translate them into tangible gains. Cultivate strong relationships with key clients and prospects.
     
    Areas of expertise/Core Competencies
    • Communication across Functional Levels • General Management • Program Management and Execution • Quality Management • Project Planning and Implementation • Leadership • Cost Reduction • Process Analysis and Improvement •Team Development • Effective Time Management • Human Resource Optimization • Launch Coordination • Client Relations • Contract Negotiations and Management

     
    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
     
    2008-Present: AIRBUS. Madrid, Spain
    Airbus is one of the world's leading aircraft manufacturers, and it consistently captures approximately half or more of all orders for airliners with more than 100 seats.
    Program & Quality Director VP: Defining and executing the Program & Quality Policy of the Company • Airbus Military Business Process Management development and Lean Manufacturing deployment • Programmes and Initiatives of Improvement • Provide business excellence support across the organization to drive short and long term business improvements and identify key strategic initiatives • R+D & Benchmarking of Quality • Size of team: 20 people
    Key Accomplishments:
    - Reduction of Non Quality Costs (30% (7.3 MM€) from 2011 value)
    - Establishment of the new Airbus Military Dashboard (KPI-Key Performance Indicators to provide decision support for the stakeholders through analysis and reporting on cost operations, market environment, and performance measurement of projects and targets)
    - Defining and start up of new methodology of Internal and External Audits reducing 25% the number of audits needed
    - 65% of processes revised improving their performance
    - Improvement of Change Management process
     
    2006-2008: AIRBUS. Getafe (Madrid), Spain
    Chief Engineer (VP level): Engineering management • Coordinates jobs of departments in Technology and Engineering Directorate and approves the program expenses • Defines and requests the resources assignment • Size of team: 45 people
    Key Accomplishments:
    - Coordinates all aspects of design and analysis engineering of the P-3 modernization program for the Brazilian Air Force. More than 350.000 engineering man hours successful managed
    - Ensures that the final product carries out with the Technical Specification and the Work Order reducing 50% of customer claims
    - Approves the planning for the different tasks and follows them up meeting the sharp schedule of the programs
     
    1993-2006: INDRA. Aranjuez (Madrid), Spain
    Indra is a global company of technology that operates in over 100 countries and has more than 30,000 employees worldwide who share their knowledge of different sectors and countries to find innovative solutions to the challenges that clients face.
    Program Director VP:  Administered Scope, Schedule and Price in a variety of large and complex international projects and contracts.
    Key Accomplishments:
    - Prepared proposal, did bid presentation and won contract for the design, manufacture and phased delivery of a 20 millions € Command, Control and Communication Center for the New Zealand Army. Headed the project supervising 30 highly trained persons with travels to the customer facilities at New Zealand for transfer-of-ownership meetings
    - Prepared and negotiated proposal to award and contract signature for design, development and manufacture of a 10 millions € multinational Communication Interface. Size of team: 4 administrators, 25 engineers
    - Design and manufacture of two Communications Protocols Simulators worth 3 millions €. Simulators were successfully tested using NATO equipments and standards. Met the extremely demanding schedule of 18 months from design to final acceptance. Size of team: 18 engineers, 2 administrators
    - System Requirements Definition and System Engineering for 15 millions € for a classified Spanish Defense System. Initially collocated at HUGHES AIRCRAFT facilities in Tucson, Arizona, USA then moved to INDRA to manage program until completion. Size of team: 25 Spaniards, classified Americans
     
    1989-93: FORD MOTOR COMPANY. Landsdale (Pennsylvania), USA and Cádiz, Spain
    Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures and distributes automobiles across all continents.
    Senior Manager: Coordinated all aspects of engineering in the run-in period of the plant: trade-offs of time and costs, tooling, machines, jigs, manpower, specification, turn-around time between repairs, procurement • Supporting new plant project submissions: Identifying facility and tooling impact and cost, Manpower requirement, Engineering Specification, Technical Description, Commercial Solutions
    Key Accomplishments:
    - During Start-Up supervised the Factory Test and Repair Area, subsequently becoming head of the same. Headed 15 engineers. Through ingenious use of material and human resources decreased repair time in 35% receiving laudatory comments from upper management
    - Collocated for over a year at the CIMFLEX TEKNOWLEDGE facilities in Boston, Massachusetts for the design of the Odd Component Insertion and Automatic Test and Repair Areas (OCI/ATR) of the Cádiz Ford Plant
    - Did requisition of PHILIPS test equipments worth 2.5 MM€. Negotiated delivery time 6 months ahead of schedule and made it so
     
    1987-89: SENER. Madrid, Spain
    Founded in 1956, SENER is an engineering, consultancy and systems integration company whose main goal is to provide its clients and society at large the most efficient technological solutions, backed up by its personal trademarks.
    R+D Engineer: Design and development of Defense and Space projects both within Spain and abroad in international consortiums.

    LANGUAGES
    Spanish: mother tongue. English: fluent. French: working level.

    EDUCATION
    - Telecommunication and Electronic Engineer (Six years curricula) at the “Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación”, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (U.P.M.).
    - Master in Economics and Business Administration (Five years curricula) at “Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales” of the U.N.E.D.
    - Business Administration at CEPADE of the U.P.M.
    - International Executive MBA at INSEAD (Bordeaux, France)
     
    PROFESIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    - “Statistical Process Control” (Ford Motor Company, Pennsylvania)
    - “Team Oriented Problem Solving” (Ford, Cádiz)
    - “Theory of Constraints” (Avraham Goldratt Institute, California)
    - "Time Management" (TEA-CEGOS, Madrid)
    - “Object-Oriented Analysis and Design Using the UML” (Rational, Madrid) 
    - “Team Building”(Indra, Madrid)
    - “Leadership and development of employees” (Person Research XXI, Madrid)
    - “Project Management” (Indra, Madrid)
    - “Time study and motion” (Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad Politécnica of Valencia)
    - “Specification and validation of equipments and systems” (Ford Motor Company, Pennsylvania)
    - “Aeronautical Programs Management” (EADS-CASA, Madrid)
    - “Green and Silver Belt” (Oackland Consulting, Bordeaux)
    - “Enterprise Risk Management: Process and Tool” (Accenture, Madrid )
    - “Quality Management” (IAT-AENOR, Sevilla)
    - “Executive Lean” (RWD Technologies UK LTD, Sevilla)
    - “Change Management” (EADS Executive Learning Center, Bordeaux)
    - “INSPIRE - Coaching for Engagement and Performance” (DOPP Consulting, Madrid)
    - “Managing High Performance Teams” (Imantia, Madrid)
    - “Top Management Skills” (Imantia, Madrid)
    - “Emotional Intelligence” (Imantia, Madrid)
     
    PERSONAL
    Married, two children. Wife Master in Economics and Business Administration


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