Over 30 years of professional experience in Program Management, systems engineering, satellite test and integration, and functional management. I have supported numerous satellite programs in various capacities through all phases of front-end planning, production, test, launch and in-orbit operations. I joined SS/L in 1988 and have held engineering and management positions in Systems Test, Electrical Systems Engineering, Integration and Test, Operations management including Program Executive Director for several complete programs. In all of these positions, I directly interfaced with customer representatives and all levels of management on technical, schedule and programmatic issues in an efficient and professional manner.
OBJECTIVE: A Program or Mission Manager role in a space sector organization with a particular interest in those involving Spacecraft Planning and Manufacturing. Space Systems Loral (SSL), a world leader in Spacecraft manufacturer and delivery
2016-date Executive Director
• Assigned to special projects – supporting the Senior Executive Committee with the analysis for possible reduction in costs, production activities and consolidation in support of this reduction.
2003-2015 Executive Director, Program Manager
• Managed 100+ million dollar contracts between SSL and Customers • Provide Reports to SSL management on status of costs, schedule and Customer satisfaction. • Ensure generation of the Preliminary Design review, critical design review meet all the requirements allowing manufacturing and production to kickoff with Customer agreement • Proactive program management to anticipate and resolve problems, ensuring program remains on schedule and exceeds customer requirements. • Provide Customer Quarterly Program reviews ensuring status, schedule and commitment are met or exceeded. Work closely with enginnering and customer on any technical, programmatic issues are discussed in detail and closure plans agreements are in place • Monitor financial information to forecast, track program financials and ensure program is adequately staffed to meet customer expectations. • Lead SSL engineering Teams to ensure compliance to SSL and Customer specs and Spacecraft requirements. Join Customer Team ensuring a strong SSL/Customer commitment. • Work with the Proposal Manager ensuring the Proposal Team meets or exceeds all Requests for Proposal (RFPs) requirements. Assist or Lead the Analyst and review of complex RFPs to extract requirements and prepare proposal plans including documenting themes and discriminators, building outlines, compliance matrices, and section plans. o Development of programmatic communication plans to ensure inter-group cooperation to meet operational obligations and objectives o Coordinates the planning and execution of proposal deliverables and support activities as required by the RFP.
2000 – 2003 Deputy Program Manager
• Responsible for achievement of cost, schedule, and technical integrity of Space Station ORU (On-Orbit Replacement Units). • Establish hardware delivery dates to ORU integration and test with production control and I&T Operations. • Provide technical support and lead in the effort to resolve discrepancies with the Responsible Engineers and Customers. • Prepare test status reports and prepare discrepancy resolution plans through the required test cycles. • Maintain status of ORU progress through I&T and delivery to senior management. • Coordinate with program business operations concerning the flow of the I&T requirements to establish the program baseline. • Provide interface with other Space Station Programs to ensure exchange of technical data related to I&T. • Prepare lessons learned reports from factory upon completion & present to assembly, I&T management, and Program management as required to improve subsequent ORU testing & reduce costs. • Provide coordination between organizations including Quality Engineering, Program Management, and Customer Representatives.
1997 - 2000 Electrical System Engineer - Rome/Italy
• Assigned as an Electrical Bus System Engineer to provide support to the Italian Alenia AIT team. • Responsible to troubleshoot and isolate all failures, provide required steps to repair and retest. • This position required interface with Italian, French, German, and Russian counterparts to ensure schedule, perform failure analysis, and recommend modifications to equipment or facilities to ensure properly delivered end-items.
1995 - 1997 Electrical Test Supervisor
• Coordination of Electrical Test Personnel staffing to support Spacecraft Test and Operation activities, including off-site support. • Lead test anomaly and problem solving activities • Interface with System Engineering, Quality Engineering, Spacecraft Management, Program Directors, and Customer Representatives. • Provide Employee evaluations and annual Merit planning. • Support satellite Planning, Spacecraft scheduling to ensure that procedures, software, and test equipment were designed and built by required need dates. • Provided financial and schedule management of Program Cost and Packages. Provided leadership and direction for continuous operational improvements and test efficiencies.
1988 - 1995 Electrical Vehicle Engineer
• Responsible Spacecraft Electrical Engineer for Integration, Test, and Launch. • Required a thorough knowledge of all satellite systems including electrical power, attitude control, telemetry and command, and communication payloads. • Responsible for all testing performed, data reviews, data buyoff, and Spacecraft Schedule. • Interfaced directly with the Electrical Test Crew, Mechanical Crew, System Engineering, Spacecraft Management, and the Spacecraft's Customer. • Prepared reports and briefings for SS/L management and Customers on satellite technical issues, Spacecraft operations, and progress. • Generated required test procedures, software, and Spacecraft test script files. • Lead troubleshooting efforts for any anomalies. • Other responsibilities included the day to day coordination, supervision, and scheduling of the electrical test crews in the performance of the satellite test efforts. This effort encompassed the entire production of the satellite from preliminary integration, thermal vacuum, RF compact range, acoustics, vibration, and final launch base operations. United States Navy
1982 - 1988 Electronic Technician U.S. Navy | Pearl Harbor/HI Component Level Repair, Troubleshooting, schematics, engineering. Worked to maintain and repair ground stations, ships, and submarines. Supervisor at maintenance and repair facilities throughout the Island. Suppport vendors with design issues and acceptance
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