Over twenty years of leadership experience in engineering, marketing and business development in the mobility industry delivering results in global business management, marketing and business strategy, product design and development, OEM/WD/Aftermarket relationships (upstream & downstream), consortia participation, and organizational leadership. Proven track record of business development/growth to deliver multi-million dollar profit improvements and support difficult business decisions including exiting under-performing business segments.Program Management• Achieved production cost reductions of 30+% for high volume (200k/yr) truck alternator product • Achieved customer paid engineering and capital equipment expense in new global program hybrid product opportunity with Daimler/Mercedes Car Business Development• Generated 15% sales growth via development of joint venture with General Engine Products for factory authorized remanufactured diesel engines in military and commercial applicationsMarketing/Sales• Developed marketing materials for national remanufactured powertrain program launch with NAPA • Developed market specification and pricing strategy for new automatic transmission series - record sales growth• Launched category management to achieved 1st year sales growth of $35 Mil for Advance Auto & $38 Mil for AutoZone for remanufactured starter/alternators product familyManagement/Engineering• Led competitive assessment activities resulting in new product features/benefits & production processes• Successfully launched multiple products into production based on leadership in design, development, and validation activities for new and emerging technology powertrain products• Created metrics to establish/communicate nonprofit organizational health & performance requirements throughout the organization. Fulfilled Board of Directors commitment to assure organizational performance
Oct 2009 - Present
Indy Power Systems
Jul 2009 - Present
Jan 2008 - Present
Member, Board of Directors
Oct 2006 - Present
Member - Industry Advisory Board - Electrical & Computer Engineering Department
IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis
May 2004 - Present
Gerson Lehrman Group
Jun 2010 - Present
Serving in a support/advisory role for the Robots to the Rescue program which uses robotics and virtual feedback to retrain or bypass nerve pathways to enhance muscle control, strength, and/or general muscle use in everyday situations. Leveraging automotive engineering background to support local organization administration in supplier discussions, infrastructure requirements, program scheduling, and establishing of success metrics in partnership with Riley Children's hospital, US-NIH, and private funding sources.
Apr 2010 - May 2010
Program manager over all major Bright eSolutions projects (US Postal Service, US Dept of Defense, Duke Energy, ...) with responsibility to capture gross margin, level resources, drive execution to meet schedule and cost goals for start up engineering services company. Developed business information dashboard for project status updates to EVP's staff. Developed detailed business case for new business which identified cost problems and resulted in company downsizing on 26May, 2010.