Innovative, assertive and high performing Senior Operations Professional who offers a solid, verifiable career track of successfully propelling programs and initiatives that spur operational growth and profitability. Outstanding ability to effectively identify opportunities, develop focus and provide tactical business solutions. Exceptional communicator with strong negotiation, problem resolution and client needs assessment aptitude.

Results driven manager accustomed to working in fast paced, time sensitive managerial positions with a demonstrated ability to multi-task and meet stringent deadlines

Well-developed international and multi-cultural communication skills; able to interact with individuals at all levels

Team Player, dependable, decisive, detailed solutions-focused exemplifying strong leadership, communication, negotiation, creative and analytical skills

Work History

Work History

Engine Engineering Design & Development


Resident Engineer:

Investigate & develop solutions to resolve conflicting issues between operations. Arbitrator, making final technical & business decisions to move projects forward.

Component Engineer:

Design, develop, prototype & test. Develop engine to established power, performance & economy while maintaining durability targets.

Quality Engineering Inspector and gage designer

Tooling Engineer of Tooling design and manufacture

Senior Design & Development Engineer OF Body Engineering


On site launch & execution of global vehicle program into Kansas City plant.

  • Gained savings of $30m year combining stamping form & clinching operations.

Program management Coordinator


Program office: Finance & resource allocation of cross functional departments.

  • Managing corporate timing plans for budget & pre-planning operations.

ISE International Operations


Operations transfer of technology from European development to USA, application of new technology in design & manufacturing process.

·Developed body systems for world class competitive commercial vans, while mentoring & coaching local engineering teams in personnel development.

·Directed the closures group on vehicle security, implemented high security protection systems designed with expansion to avoid future attack modes.

·Trained corporate office on power of diversity & leveraged into everyday activities.

·Consultation & liaison between USA & European engineering & manufacturing facilities, made savings of $70m reducing stamping sequence operations.

2000 - 2008

Director of Program Development of Body and Chassis Division

Cooper-Standard Automotive

2 Direct Reports, $3M Annual Budget

High profile Director with full autonomy over daily business unit activities, program status assessment, target management, and resolving margin and business concerns to guarantee success. Handle cross functional operational control of new program business, and implementation of product quality initiatives that boost manufacturing output and elevate profit margins.

  • Collaborated with team members that held decision making ability to promote a value driven cohesive unit promoting passion and confidence into Sales & Engineering.
  • Spearheaded Engineering and Manufacturing ‘Design for manufacture objectives’ that amplified product quality, heightened manufacturing output and increased profit margins.
  • Introduced global program advancement ‘Phase gate’ system that secured operational effectiveness, this yielded enhanced efficiency and control for Asia expansion.
  • Crafted ‘Engineering Synergies’ Technological web library that produced continuous improvement objectives, global sharing of knowledge, innovation and success.
2003 - 2006

Engineering Group Manager

Cooper-Standard Automotive

28 Direct Reports, $4.5M Annual Budget

Senior Manager charged with furnishing direction to engineering and CAD design department ensuring customers receive exceptional technical support. Superintend activities that included application of engineering disciplines, cultivation of engineers and designers, delivering right first-time designs with effective capital use.

  • Secured over $85M of additional revenue based on reputation of technical confidence gained from continually outperforming competitors.
  • Guaranteed contracts and budgets accomplish goals and objectives; this led to establishing long term alliances and sharing of ‘Win Win Strategy’.
  • Furnished guidance over task forces in Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) development and projects, meeting ‘Quality Function Deployment’ plans for manufacturing and customer needs.
2002 - 2003

Total Cost Management Controller


4 Indirect Reports, $200k Annual Budget

Essential Controller recruited to instigate customer and internal cost reductions, generate cost models, and distribute throughout business units.

  • Pioneered cost reducing product and process concepts utilizing Kaizen and Value Engineering that generated $2.8M in annual shared savings with $3.2M in additional opportunities.
  • Attained customer technical assurance and consensus in ‘Vehicle teardown Analysis’ which led to establishment of strong business relationships.
  • Conceived action plan savings focused on customer satisfaction that obtained $120K of additional annual bonus pay out from customer for surpassing performance targets.
2000 - 2002

Program / Account Manager


7 Direct Reports, $1.2M Annual Budget

Fundamental Manager relied upon to contrive and execute customer functional objectives to budget with full customer service/satisfaction to gain exclusivity among customers.

  • Partnered with purchasing to discuss adding content, managing margins, control tooling expense, and satisfying customers by delivering ‘Value Proposition’.
  • Steered Advanced Product Quality Plan that resulted in constant attainment of targets, timing, quality, function and financial objectives.
1999 - 2000

Chief Principle Engineer


9 Direct Reports, $800k Annual Budget

Chief Engineer selected to control various activities such as compilation of design criteria and nurturing of engineers and designers.

  • Achieved high customer satisfaction rate across programs through progression of validation matrix that was employed to examine design alterations.
  • Chief architect of design criteria mapping system and high performance design and process solutions that were vital in capturing six contracts that represented $110M of annual revenue.




Anglian Management Center

FTC Degree

NE London University, UK




  Strategic Planning & Organizational Leadership Change Management & Process Reengineering New Business Development Product Development & Launch System Analysis & Design Operational Streamlining Client & Vendor Relations Product & Program Administration Team Leadership & Motivation Special Project Management