Recruited to rebuild the OSP Engineering team and drive company revenues by formulating effective design and manufacturing processes, identifying technology trends, and forecasting future business and resource needs by analyzing competitive landscape to meet market demands. Estimated costs, development time, tooling investment, and ROI to determine feasibility and profitability of projects. Oversaw design, inventory management, build, and testing of new products. Developed budgets / schedules / product roadmaps, staffed product development projects at appropriate levels to meet technical requirements timelines, and kept project teams on task. Provided field support to sales team at customer sites. Served as primary contact with Telcordia and RDUP regulatory agencies.
·Developed 5 totally new OSP product families over 4 years, which produced almost $45 million in revenue and $22 million in profit.
·Resurrected Patent Process Committee, which more than tripled prior patent activity, resulting in 6 issued and 7 published patents.
·Generated $37 million in revenue and $20 million in profit in first 2.5 years after introduction for the CFDP2 Fiber Optic Pedestal product line by ensuring design team met very aggressive program cost and timing goals. Recognized by senior executives as most profitable and successful product in 40+ years of company existence (84% profit margin).
·Saved company $350,000, reduced production time 75%, slashed production downtime 50%, and doubled yield for CFDP2 molds by outsourcing mold build to China. Required utilization of US mold standards and components to ensure trouble-free domestic molding.
·Contributed OSP and large plastic part design technical expertise to design of new non-metallic CP2 Distribution Pedestal product, which ensured first-time compliance to industry specifications and accounted for $6 million in revenue and $2 million in profit since introduction.
·Led Engineering effort for AdrenaLine ADSL Rate and Reach Extender product, coordinating all technical activities, including initial product lab testing with electrical engineers, outside compliance testing, obtaining extensive customer input and feedback from early adopters, and participating in early field trials, resulting in approval at several IOCS and revenues of $1 million.
·Served as a member of the RoHS and WEEE evaluation and implementation team.