Michael Berning

Michael Berning



Parameter Optimization

Employee Development

Software Test Engineering Lead

Rocket Trajectory Analysis

Systems Engineering

Engineering Management

Resource Management

Software Engineering

Project Management

Work experience

Work experience
May 2012 - Present

Engineering Operations Manager

Honeywell Process Solutions

Michael is the Operations Leader for the Advanced Solutions Division responsible for Process Control and Manufacturing Execution System Software Integration Services for North and South America Regions.

  • Grew consulting team from 8 to 17 project engineers
  • Maintained billability of 85%
  • Delivered projects profits at 40% margins 
  • Developed two individuals into future managers
  • Standardized estimation for short cycle projects
Jan 2007 - May 2012

Software Engineering Manager

Honeywell Aerospace

Michael was the Software Engineering Manager responsible for Embedded Realtime Safety Critical Avionics Software Development

  • Recruited and trained  team of 20 Software and Systems Engineers
  • All team members achieved Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification within 1st Year on the job
  • Led certification of Software team to CMMI Level III
  • Identified $3M in Cost savings out of $20M budget
  • Developed tools to simply status reporting and process compliance
  • Maintained 95% billabilty rate for engineering team
  • Avoided employee layoffs during funding cutbacks by partnering with other divisions of Honeywell 
Apr 2003 - Jan 2007

Sr Staff Engineer

Boeing LTS

Michael was a Senior Software Systems Engineering lead for Space Situational Awareness Software Development.  He led the development of the impage process pipeline software for a asteroid tracking observatory.

  • Implemented Agile SW development methodology
  • Implemented Automated Testing Discipline
  • Presented Paper of Methodology at Airforce Maui Optical Site (AMOS) Conference
Oct 1996 - Apr 2003

Sr Staff Engineer

Lockheed Martin Space Systems

Senior Staff Software Engineer Responsible for Spacecraft Software Development, Integration and Test

Jul 1987 - Oct 1996

Staff Engineer

Lockheed Martin Space Operations

Systems Engineer Responsible for Advanced Space Launch Vehicle Design and Analysis

Michael was a recognized expert in Launch Vehicle Trajectory Analysis and an expert is devising simulation tools to aid in the design of launch systems.    Michael was responsible for integration of advanced non-linear parameter optimization methodology, launch vehicle design algorithms, Global Range Reference Atmosphere (GRAM) model and Monte Cralo Dispersions Analysis capability into the SORT program.

Jun 1982 - Jul 1987

Senior Engineer

McDonnell Douglas Astronautics

Engineer Responsible for Mission Planning and Analysis

  • Chief Architect and Developer of the Simulation and Optimization of Rocket Trajectories (SORT) Program which was used to improve the quality and efficiency of Space Shuttle Mission Planning




Oct 2008 - Present

Control Account Management

Humphries & Associates
Oct 2007 - Present

Six Sigma Greenbelt