· 25+ years of technical, spacecraft/payload design, operations, consulting, and management experience in the Electronics/Aerospace/Satellite industry with Hughes Aircraft Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and Vencore Inc. (formerly a division of Lockheed Martin)
· Major System Acquisition expertise as a developer and customer
· Excellent technical, leadership and communications skills
· Ability to lead by example and maximize the effectiveness of an organization
· Ability to effectively manage contract/project requirements, budgets, and schedules
· Extensive Technical & Management Training through the Lockheed Martin Professional Development Institute
Senior Engineer/Manager 2005-present Lockheed Martin Corporation & Vencore Inc. United Kingdom
· Senior Consultant & Technical Director for Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) activities at US/UK Mission Ground Station
· Responsible for acquisition oversight of major satellite communication systems and associated ground processing equipment
· Responsible for full life cycle management of new acquisitions including:
§ Concept Definition
§ Concept of Operations
§ System Requirements Definition
§ Preliminary and Critical Designs
§ Software/Hardware Development
§ System Verification, Validation, and Test (VV&T)
§ Launch and on-orbit VV&T
§ Operations & Maintenance
§ Changes and Upgrades
· Responsible for the integration of complex operational systems into the technical baseline of an extremely large data center
· Functional Manager for forward-deployed scientists and engineers at 8 locations world-wide
· Program Management: Cost, Schedule, and Performance responsibilities
· Responsible for development of organizational strategic plans
Engineering Manager 1994-2005 Lockheed Martin Corporation United Kingdom
· Responsible for providing management, leadership, and technical direction to a group of 28 scientists and engineers assigned to support the acquisition and development of new satellite communications systems (space & ground)
· Responsible for the analysis of the operational health and safety of multiple satellite communications systems (space & ground)
· Dual role as Deputy Operations Manager responsible for ~125 24/7 employees
· Responsible for the development of a robust Anomaly Response Process for space and ground systems
· Project management responsibilities including generation of proposals (cost plus and fixed price), requirements definition, scheduling, budget tracking, resource management, etc.
· Responsible for successful restructuring of contract baseline (organizational restructuring and strategic planning)
· Subcontract management
· Responsible for definition, concept of operations, staffing, and management of System Quality Analysis (SQA) operational activities
· Responsible for requirements definition and development of analysis tools to support real-time system performance activities
Engineering Group Lead 1988-1994 Hughes Aircraft Co. Los Angeles, CA
· Responsible for technical direction and leadership of Hughes’ Space and Communications engineering team responsible for test and analysis of major satellite communications systems
· Responsible for the design and development of test equipment used for performance verification of satellite payload systems
· Responsible for development of engineering requirements and design of HS-601 3-axis satellite payload systems
Member of Technical Staff 1986-1988 Hughes Aircraft Co. Tucson, AZ
· Responsible for system verification of test equipment associated with Hughes’ Phoenix and AMRAAM Air Intercept Missile (AIM) systems
US Citizen with permanent UK Work VISA
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, (BSEE), Electromagnetics emphasis, South Dakota State University, 1986 (w/ further degrees in Math and Computer Science)
Lockheed Martin Professional Development Programs
· International Business Operations 2010 LM Corp. HQ, Bethesda, MD
· Management Assessment and Development Institute 2003 LM Corp. HQ, Bethesda, MD
· Program Management 201 Comprehensive View 2002 LM, Portsmouth, England
· Management Strategies Program I 2001 Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA
· Program Management 101 Core Skills 2000 LM, Sunnyvale, CA
· SEI CMMI for Systems Engineering 2000 LM, Harrogate, England
· Project Leadership Program 1998 LM, Cherry Hill, NJ
· STEP Leadership Training Program 1996 LM, Harrogate, England
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