Canadian Forces 1990-Present
AIMP Block III Project Manager Jul 11 – Present
Aurora Incremental Modernization Project (AIMP), Ottawa, On.
Project manager for close-out phase of the multi-million dollar increment dedicated to upgrading the operational mission capability of the CP-140 Aircraft fleet. Responsibilities include Technical Authority, Financial and contractual advisor, and leader of the team coordinating the technical development of the multiple sub-system sensors being added to the aircraft.
• Managed the balance of the $300 million project.
• Led 20+ people developing and integrating the 7 sub-systems making up the Block III Increment.
• Spearheaded transition effort from Program Manage Office to Weapons System Management structure for future life-cycle management of aircraft fleet.
Assistant Professor Mar 07 – Jul 11
Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, On.
Undergraduate lecturer in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department teaching 4 courses (80 students). Responsibilities also include supervising fourth year thesis work and co-supervising Master’s Thesis work (2 Students).
• Improved student satisfaction by 35% over previous year (in all courses) by introducing unique interactive lesson formats using a tablet computer.
• Secured nearly $125000 (over 4 years) for graduate studies research
• Spearheaded “Robotics Working Group” combining the efforts of 10 professors over 3 departments.
Robotics Instructor Jun 03 - Mar 07
Canadian Space Agency, St. Hubert, Que.
MSS Operations and Training department of the Canadian Space Agency. Trained astronauts and Mission controllers on Canadian Space Robotics Systems operations
• Taught over 30 Astronauts and 50 mission control personnel
• Established strong credentials for the instructing team, by spearheading the development and implementation of a certification process for new instructors where none existed before.
• Educated and entertained over 300 school-aged children (in both official languages) through space related public appearances using a variety of mediums : Presentations, Video-conferences and Virtual classrooms.
• Coordinated 5000 man-hours of engineering labour, for various departments of the CSA, by establishing an on-the-job training program for Canadian Forces engineers awaiting military training.
Student Summer Employment May 00 - Jul 00
Canadian Forces ADAM development Office, Ottawa, Ont.
A summer student with the aircraft maintenance database management office of the Canadian Airforce.
• Improved aircraft reliability while on overseas deployments by developing a fully deployable local area network allowing technicians to record aircraft maintenance functions while overseas
Student Summer Employment May 99 - Jul 99
Canadian Space Agency, St. Hubert, Que.
A summer student for Space Technologies group of the Canadian Space Agency.
• Designed and developed the hardware and software interfaces that are still in use on the STVF project today.
Avionics Technician Jan 90 - May 96
19 Wing AMS, CFB Comox, B.C.
A certified journeyman avionics technician working at 2nd line maintenance facilities for the CP-140 Aurora, the CC-115 Buffalo, and the CT-133 T-bird aircraft fleets.
• Earned “Exceptional Achievement Award” for outstanding academic and practical results on trades training.
• Earned early promotion to corporal
• Trained over 150 certified technicians during amalgamation of AVS 500 series trades
• Promoted to officer, with full university scholarship (May 1996)
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