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The smaller crew complement on the International Space Station created by last month’s Soyuz launch abort has not affected research activities there or plans to send new experiments on upcoming cargo missions. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:27:05 +0000
The European Space Agency expects to carry out the qualification flight of the Space Rider spaceplane in 2021 followed by multiple demonstration missions before handing over the program to industry, according to Lucia Linares, head of ESA space transportation strategy and policy. SpaceNews.com
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China unveiled a heavy-lift launch vehicle it is developing to carry a next-generation crewed spacecraft and power human spaceflight missions beyond low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
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The European Space Agency plans to launch an Earth observation satellite equipped with an artificially intelligent processor that would enable the spacecraft to make decisions regarding what to image and which data to send to the ground. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:00:23 +0000
Rupert Pearce, Inmarsat’s CEO, said Nov. 8 that the company is taking steps to retain customers in its largest market segment, having identified broadband for social use among crews as the missing component of Inmarsat’s maritime service offering. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:20:10 +0000
A week after the sudden firing of Roberto Battiston as the head of the Italian Space Agency, the reasons for his ouster remain unclear while a grassroots effort is underway to restore his job. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 08:34:23 +0000
The FCC will vote this week to considerproposed changes to orbital debris guidelines that could alter deployment plans for some satellite constellations and shorten the orbital lifetime for experimental satellites. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:33:48 +0000
NASA is planning to replace its two-decade-old virtual institute devoted to astrobiology with a looser network of research teams, a move the agency said reflects the maturity of the field but which has some scientists concerned. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 04:53:41 +0000
Rocket Lab successfully launched its Electron rocket Nov. 10 on a long-delayed first commercial mission for the small launch vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 04:21:24 +0000
NASA signed an agreement in September with a foundation to support initial studies of a privately funded mission to a potentially habitable moon of Saturn. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 01:02:53 +0000
The Trump administration’s desire to establish a Space Force could be in jeopardy next year after Democrats assume control of the House, while the departure of a key House appropriator could spell trouble for NASA missions to the potentially habitable moon of Europa. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:49:52 +0000
NASA has certified SpaceX’s Falcon 9 to launch the agency’s most important science missions, giving the agency new options that could result in lower costs. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 19:00:37 +0000
Building and launching spacecraft sometimes gets so much attention that the ground segment — user terminals, command and control systems and network operations —isn’t always ready even after a satellite is in space. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:23:49 +0000
Ryals suggested a Space Development Agency could be helpful in providing a single voice for military space requirements. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:03:49 +0000
The Canadian military, already a partner on two U.S. military satellite communications systems, is in discussions to use a third constellation that was until recently a U.S.-only system. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:02:55 +0000
Grason: “We’re seeing a different type of support to get after the transformation, to elevate commercial satcom to where it needs to be, as vital infrastructure." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 01:09:00 +0000
SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said Nov. 7 that his company will attempt an orbital flight of a reusable version of a Falcon 9 upper stage by the middle of next year to test technologies for the company’s next-generation launch vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 21:45:28 +0000
After completing the purchase of Sea Launch in April, S7 Group now views expendable rockets as uncompetitive. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 17:09:05 +0000
DARPA has identified eight sites in the United States that it plans to use for a commercial launch competition, a selection that addresses one of the major concerns of potential competitors. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 15:49:31 +0000
Air Force satcom buyer Tom Becht: "We see a lot of independent commercial offerings. They are all good. But it would be nice if we could figure out how to do this from an enterprise perceptive.” 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.
    CV
    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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