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Professional Development & Technology Overview

Dale Carnegie – High Impact Presentation • Rockhurst College – Fundamentals of Effective Project Management • Robust Engineering • VA/VE Engineering • Design & Process FMEA • APQP • PPAP • numerous product specific training seminars

Office 2003 & 2007 • AS 400 • Live Meeting Web Conference• AT&T Connect Web Meeting


Results driven professional with a unique background as a Program Manager and a Project Manager with product development in an engineering and manufacturing environments. Over 15 years of progressive responsibility experience in project management, process improvement, and leadership. Excels at seeing the big picture, identifying the gaps, and implementing solutions for project completion. History of taking projects successfully from concept through serial production. Reputation for attention to detail with a strong customer focus while applying sound business strategies and tactics to set and achieve target goals. Process-oriented with a passion for impacting individual, team, and organizational performance.


Project Manager - Program Manager


Gary Patterson

“Jeff has a very high attention to detail, this makes him very strong in managing a program of any size. Jeff is dedicated to get the job done. Jeff would be a strong asset to any team.”

Steve Barmash

“Jeff is a dedicated and committed Program Manager. He is able to manage several programs at the same time and does not require direct supervision in order to obtain results. While Jeff worked for me, I have seen that he is very passionate in what he does and he takes a very personal and committed interest to ensure a program’s success. Jeff is very proficient in utilizing available tools (Microsoft Project) in order to document and track program status. I would highly recommend Jeff and I would welcome the opportunity to work with Jeff in the future.”

Joe Herzog

“Jeff is an experienced, capable, and hard-working Project Manager who would be an asset to any employer.”

Travis Bunde

“Jeff is experienced program manager with the ability to effectively lead and guide program teams to success.”

Brian Lawrence

“Jeff is a dynamic and tenacious Project Manager with a “what ever it takes” attitude. In working on a project with Jeff, I remember the enthusiasm he added to the team as well as his diligence and dedication to get the project completed on time while overcoming adversity and working with cross functional teams. Jeff’s next employer will benefit as a direct result of his efforts.”


Golf, fishing, high school wrestling, Minnesota Vikings

Areas of Expertise

  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Customer Relations
  • Management Reviews
  • Globle Cross-Functional Team Leadership
  • Project Management Development
  • Process Development
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Budgets
  • P&L
  • Timelines

Work experience

Jul 2007May 2009

Project Manager

Horton, Inc

Planned, directed, and coordinated company worldwide projects for Horton and customer specific needs. Teamed with key stakeholders and management to analyze business needs, develop scope, budget, project timeline, and implement effective solutions and ensure overall project quality. Formulated corporate vision and redesigned processes and procedures to build consensus and foster organizational unity and commitment.

·Served as leader to design, develop, and implement the HPD (Horton Product Development) process for three levels of project management.

·Planned, designed, and facilitated training for the HPD initiative to Senior Management and cross functional groups at all four sites.

·Monitored and updated HPD process to meet QS-9000 and TS16949 requirements.Received special recognition from TS auditor for “note worth effort” in the development of the project management system.

·Led cultural change by partnering with cross functional teams to adopt HPD and APQP requirements.

·Provided Senior Management and business units with monthly project status reports covering schedule, technical, financial, spending, and capital.

·Managed six project with budgets of $100K to $800K.

·Successfully launched new retrofit kit for Sales blitz that generated over $300k in revenue.

·Leadership of global cross functional teams consisting of 5-10 people.

Jan 2007Jun 2007

Advanced Product Quality Coordinator

Adams Thermal Systems

Consulted internally with leaders and other employees to recommend options for improvement of existing programs as well as the development of new programs. Formulated corporate vision and redesigned processes and procedures to build consensus and foster organizational unity and commitment.

·Developed QPC (Quality Planning Check) process for new product development projects with a work breakdown structure, phase reviews, prototype requirements, and project budget. The QPC workbook was linked to a folder system containing the electronic documents.

·  Provided PPAP support and submission activities for multiple Ag, construction, and truck applications.

Jun 2000Dec 2006

Program Manager


Served as customer point of contact to work within Behr’s global organization to find solutions to customer needs. Interfaced with the customers on long term agreements, quotations, customer satisfaction, and the development of new products.

·Managed over 14 projects that all were completed on or ahead of plan with budgets ranging from $50K - $1M.

·Created program budget for resource planning, prototypes, capital, tooling, and product cost.

·Presented management, divisional locations, and steering committees with a customer strategy that resulted in awarded a 2007 diesel engine EGR program.

·Managed divisional locations (Canton, SD; Charleston, SC; Stuttgart, Germany) and global cross-functional teams with 5-20 people to meet program targets on two EGR programs with program budgets of over $2M each.

·Served as liaison for Behr during the sale of the Canton production facility which resulted in uninterrupted product delivery to the customers.


Technical Account Manager

Advanced Components Technologies

Program/account development and business growth for five strategic customers.

·Implemented new plant layout which increased on-time delivery from less than 50% to over 95%.

·Developed mold change out process that reduced set up time from two hours to less than 30 minutes.

·Coordinated D.O.E. that reduced product cost by $40.


Project Engineer

Program Manager with responsibility for the management of Case Corp and a multi platform seat with a budget of $1M. Program Manager for a new Sears seat suspension used in the Ag and construction market that was delivered on time and within the $600k budget.


Product Designer

Winnebago Industries

Independently completed successful designs of eight recreational vehicles which served to be the companies leading models. Assisted sales department at a number of trade shows.


Sep 2009Sep 2009

Mini Master of Project Management

St. Thomas


Buena Vista University



Presented monthly project status, customer satisfaction, and measures internally to core teams, divisional locations, and senior staff.   Served as point of contact for strategic customers acting a liaison for product needs and customer relations. 
Use of Project, Excel, Word, Power Point, and Outlook.
Product Development Process
Use of APQP tools; D-FMEA, Design Reviews, Process Flows, P-FMEA, Mfg Reviews, Control Plans, Run @ Rate builds, PPAP's, and production readiness.
Project Management
Development of project scope, timelines, Work Breakdown Structure, Budgets, and Stage Gate reviews.   Leadership for global cross-functional teams of 5-25 members.   Management of multiple projects with budgets ranging from $25k - $2M.


Lean Six-Sigma Green Belt

Horton, Inc.
Mar 2006Mar 2010

PMP (Project Management Professional)

Project Management Institute