After serving my country on a nuclear powered submarine, I moved into pharmaceuticals.  I like to work somewhere that satisfies an internal need to help others.  My ability to streamline and increase productivity gives my employer that much more opportunity to provide a service or product to someone who really needs it.  I enjoy meeting new colleagues and thrive in an environment where my upbeat and contagiously positive attitude are well received.  How can I help you today?



Technical Writing

Specifically, Operation and Maintenance Standards

Computer Software

Proficient use of a wide range of software types Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Microsoft Access Microsoft Outlook Microsoft Visio Microsoft Infopath Microsoft Onenote Windows XP Windows 7 Windows 8 Apple OSX SAP PRISM AutoCAD Microsoft Sharepoint Various other programs

Work History

Work History
Apr 2013 - Present

Technical Specialist

Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals Industries Incorporated

Monitor and Develop Manufacturing Maintenance Technicians, Supervise and Coach Troubleshooting events, Maintenance Planning and Execution.

Apr 2006 - Apr 2013

Production Supervisor/Operations Specialist

Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals Industries Incorporated

·Prepare production equipment purchase contracts and requisitions for three new production lines

·Process development of 2 new production processes

·Manage test material inventory and cost to support and validate 3 new production processes, as well as                   support a ramp up to production of FlexTouch Pens

·Interface with multiple support departments pertaining to the installation of new production processes

·Participate in the planning and execution of the project schedule

·Coached KATA, process improvement cycle, which resulted in several dramatic improvements in productivity

·Participate in Project Management

·Production schedule planning and resource management

·Manage multiple tasks simultaneously

·Coordinate effectively with upper levels of management

Finished Production

·Daily resource planning to support staffing of 4 production processes

·Schedule training and development of 14 manufacturing operators

·Direct response activities to quality issues

·Coach operators and technicians in process improvement activities

·Assess the Finished Production process for inefficiencies and improvements

Aseptic Production

·Investigate and respond to environmental excursions

·Monitor production activities and coordinate resources as necessary

·Perform process confirmation on activist such as sanitizing the aseptic core, operation of the production                   equipment, and batch record review

Jun 2005 - Apr 2006

Maintenance Technician

Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals Industries Incorporated

·Installed and validated 3 production processes

·Wrote numerous operating procedures

·Troubleshot performance and mechanical issues

·Documented maintenance activities using SAP

·Performed equipment and instrument calibrations

Nov 1998 - Nov 2004

Machinist Mate 1st Class

United States Navy

  • Qualified in multiple supervisory roles
  • Led the Machinery Division in numerous maintenance periods
  • Detailed understanding of all mechanical and nuclear systems
  • Reliable to act in stressful and potentially dangerous situations
  • Recognized for having well thought out plans and the ability to execute them

  • Drafted and implemented key maintenance systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness


Sep 2010 - Present

BS in Business Administration

East Carolina Universtiy


I am primarily a distance education student.  This presented a challenge as I was largely self taught and self paced.  This developed skills and competences in me that would be valuable in any workplace.  

Additionally as a non-traditional student I had several years of experience before going to college so the education was that much more relevant to me.  

I expect to graduate in Spring of 2014 with a GPA >3.0

Sep 2007 - Jun 2011

AA in Pre-Business Administration

Johnston Community College

I finished this degree with a GPA of 3.2 and used the credit to transfer to East Carolina University.



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