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     Date Submitted:28-05-2014
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     Current job:Vice President of Operations
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, , , Launch Systems
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    EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
     
     
    Confidential– California
    25 Feb 2013 to Present
     
    Vice President of Operations
     
    * Responsible for managing the operations of a small company specializing in procurement, material handling and manufacture of high reliability flight grade Defense and Space electronics
     
    * Expanding skill sets directly involving the management of Production, Finance, Quality, Supply Chain, Labor Relations and Manufacturing Facilities
     
    * Highly dynamic environment demanding strict synchronization of operations to meet extremely high levels of quality and stringent delivery expectations
     
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    Synepsys Technologies Inc. – Clearwater, FL
    15 July 2011 to 12 Sept 2012
     
    Executive Director and Co-Founder
     
    * Small business providing guided munitions development engineering services to the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC)
     
    * Contracted by the US Government to develop guided artillery and mortar projectile technology
     
    * Novel structural design and analysis, electronics packaging, autonomous autopilot, sensors
     
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    General Dynamics – Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS) – St. Petersburg, FL
    11 July 2002 to 15 July 2011
     
    Director - Advanced Munition Systems
     
    * Established the GD-OTS Advanced Munition Systems (AMS) Department for the purpose of capturing an emerging low cost gun launched guided munitions business
     
    * Responsible for development and administrative management of annual department budget
     
    * Responsible for management of senior technology personnel (hiring and release)
     
    * Accountable for $28M annual government funded program revenue and associated earnings in support of corporate strategic plan (P&L responsibility for 3 concurrent defense programs)
     
    * Responsible for $3M annual Internal Research and Development (IRAD) budgets used to support enabling technology programs for the Large Caliber Ammunition Division
     
    * Developed a new 120mm rocket assisted guided mortar munition for the US Marine Corps that increased the current 8km range to 18km range while meeting stringent US Navy carrier transportation safety needs.  Demonstrated multiple times during relevant environment testing
     
    * Developed a unique low cost 105mm/155mm advanced GPS guided artillery munition for the US Army.  Successfully demonstrated multiple times in a relevant environment despite the belief by industry experts that it was unachievable due to the high dynamic launch loads
     
    * Lead team of specialized developers to demonstrate the new generation tactical 120mm KE penetrator munition for the M1 Abrams – extensive live gun testing at Yuma Proving Grounds
     
    * Assembled a real-time Hardware in the Loop (HWIL) munitions electronics integration facility to include a 3-axis motion platform capable of performing closed loop simulated guided flight. Responsible for budget, acquisition of materials, safety certification and laboratory integration
     
    * Member of the division Vice President’s direct senior staff – strategic vision and management
     
    * Conducted technology program presentations to large audiences during industry conferences and corporate reviews of new technology initiatives
     
    * Chosen as Tiger Team Lead for obtaining military transportation certification for the USMC Expeditionary Fire Support System (EFSS) consisting of a 120mm rifled tube mortar, a two man tow vehicle, an ammunition trailer and a four man strike variant vehicle – this was the first system of its kind to be successfully certified for internal transport in an MV-22 Osprey to MIL-STD-209K and MIL-HDBK-1791 (CH-53, C130, MV-22 external sling, and rail also achieved)
     
    * Managed a team of structural engineers and specialists responsible for developing a unique system of cargo tie-down provisions and the subsequent execution of structural load testing under observation of Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) evaluators at Patuxent River, MD
     
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    General Dynamics – Advanced Information Systems (GD-AIS) – Redmond, WA
    19 February 2001 to 11 July 2002
     
    Senior Program Manager
     
    * Program Manager for the Low Cost Course Correction (LCCC) 120mm Semi-Active Laser (SAL) seeker guided munition - U.S. Army funded development and demonstration program
     
    * Established the GD-AIS semi-active laser seeker integration laboratory – managed the fabrication, procurement,integration and safety certification of a Class 4 Nd:YAG laser laboratory used to validate SAL seeker performance in closed loop environment
     
    * Managed and conducted multiple U.S. Army Automated Laser Seeker Performance Evaluation System (ALSPES) tests at the U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Research, Development & Engineering Center (AMRDEC) in Huntsville, AL  (indoor and outdoor facility)
     
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    Qualtair, Inc. – Mill Creek, WA    13 May 1994 to 13 October 2000
     
    Vice President and Co-Founder
     
    * Responsible for product software design, development, integration and testing
     
    * Developed Shop Data Loader and Portable Data Loader (universal airborne software data loading system product lines) for loading 55 different commercial aircraft avionics.  Compliance with RTCA DO-178B, DO-254, DO-160, ARINC 429, ARINC 629, and ARINC 615A required
     
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    Teledyne Controls – Los Angeles, CA     2 August 1989 to 6 May 1994
     
    Lead System Engineer - Extensive VME based electronics and software testing/debugging in order to obtain Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of Digital Flight Data Acquisition Units (DFDAU) and Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting Systems (ACARS)
     
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    United States Air Force – EAFB - FTC (AFSC)     24 May 1983 to 2 March 1987
     
    R&D Flight Test Instrumentation Technician - Specializing in installation and maintenance of telemetry systems,data acquisition systems, sensors, signal conditioners, video cameras and encrypted data recording equipment - F16 LANTIRN, F15 ASAT, B1 weapons system test
     
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    EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
     
    – B.S. Electrical Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 1989
     
    – Top Secret clearance during military service, Secret clearance post military
     
    – Special Instrumentation Electronics, US Air Force Technical School, 880 hrs;  Six Sigma Executive Champion Workshop, VSE Corporation Training;  Program Management Training, General Dynamics PMP certification;  CMMI Executive Overview Course, Systems and Software Consortium;  MIT Sloan School of Management, Managing Complex Product Development Projects


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