CV: Operations Manager



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 Date Submitted:07-05-2012
 Last Modified:07-05-2012 (03:50)
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 Current job:Operations Manager
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Satellite Operators
 KeywordsMBA Mission Operations Mission Director Long Term Operations Gateway Operations LEO Concept of Operations Communications Optical Low Earth Orbit Geosynchronous Geostationary Satellite Manager Engineering Satellite Engineering C C++ Scrip


1989 - 1990               College of William and Mary

Masters 0f Business Administration

1965 - 1989   USN , College and Ford Aerospace Training      

Undergrad Education

§  Electronics/Communications

§  Data Processing/Programming

Professional experience


2007 – March 2012     DBSD/ICO Global Communications North Las Vegas, NV

Operations Manager – Satellite Gateway Operations

§  Managed Gateway build from ground breaking to operations phase

§  Managed  the integration of the satellite industries first ever Ground Based Beam Forming  equipment

§  Managed Gateway operations through Satellite In Orbit Test phase and Ground Based Beam Forming test and validation phases.

§  Created remote monitoring and control system for Gateway Operations

§  Created and managed Space Team Website, File Archive and FTP servers

§  Responsible for GBBF Master Plan creation and translation activities

§  Responsible for Gateway Operations and Maintenance activities

1997 - 2007               Space Systems/LoralEl Dorado Hills, CA

Mission Director - Satellite Long Term Operations

§  Managed Two Satellite Control Centers (Prime and Backup).

§  Was responsible for all administrative and technical functions involved in a 24/7 communications satellite control center operation

§  Designed, implemented and brought to maturity a new satellite long term operations control center capability for SS/L.

§  Responsible for the health and safety of six geostationary communications satellites.

§  Retired from SS/L when the company decided to concentrate on building satellites and removed themselves from the satellite Long Term Operations control segment.

1988 - 1997               Ford Aerospace/Loral        Seabrook, MD

Operations Engineer

§  Authored GlobalStar Concepts of Operations Document.

§  Developed GlobalStar startup operations training program.

§  Developed systems specifications for GlobalStar computer systems hardware and software systems

Satellite Engineer

§  LandSat satellite RF equipment subsystems engineer.

Was responsible for onboard RF subsystem.

§  GOES satellite operations engineer. 

Developed original GOES I-M operations manuals.

1986 - 1988               Ford Aerospace                     Hanover, MD

Communications Engineer

§   Classified Government Project.

Developed wiring database needed for moving a large world wide communications systems from its old location to a new location without loss of service.

1982 - 1986               Ford Aerospace  Johnson Space Center

Operations Controller

§  Shuttle Mission Operations Computer Supervisor

Managed Shuttle Missions Operations Computers Systems for Shuttle Ground Systems Support Team during Shuttle operations and simulations.

§  Shuttle Mission Operations Engineer at Shuttle Mission Control Center, Houston.

Developed Mission Operations Plans for Shuttle Missions.

Intergraded TDRSS scheduling system into Missions Operations.

Managed Ground Systems and TDRSS Systems assets during mission support periods and simulations.

1979 - 1982               Ford Aerospace             Vandenberg AFB

Satellite Controller

·         Satellite Operations Controller

·         Operated as a Senior Operations Controller at AFSCN site.

·         Computer systems engineer

·         Operated and Maintained SGLS Computer area equipment

·         RF systems engineer for satellite telemetry, tracking and command ground station.

·         Operated and Maintained 46’ and 60’ SGLS Antenna/Transmitter systems.

1966 - 1978               US Navy               Asia, Europe, US

Radioman Submarines - (Conventional and Nuclear)

Fleet Ballistic Missile, Fast Attack, and Conventional (Special Ops)

Shore Duty London, UK

§  Submarine Service - Lead Radioman, In-Port Duty Chief and At Sea Diving Officer.

§  Shore Duty- Communications Watch Officer at Naval Communications Unit London, UK.

§  Vietnam Veteran – Submarine Special Operations during three Vietnam campaign  periods (1967-69)

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