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Aug 2006Jun 2011

Procurement Specialist III

Sierra Nevada Corp

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•Diverse buying of multiple commodities associated with repair/upgrades to MARSS/EMARSS/M8/Caravan Military Aircraft.

•Responsible commodities include all Major Fabrication, Machining as well as all related Mil Spec finishes. Heavy high tech connector, such as Glenair, Deustch and Amphenol as well as wire and cable purchases with Pic Wire & Cable.

•Prepared, evaluated and issued Supplier Bid Lists for Approval, Request for Quotations, Bid Summaries, Purchase Orders and Purchase Order Revisions. Purchased and rented heavy equipment, vehicles, and Spectrum Analyzers. Deltek’s Costpoint knowledgeable. Set up all Housing requirements for the current UAE program.

•IMS Division of SNC annually average sales amount to $600 million sales. Annual purchasing responsibilities amount to $43 million.

Jul 2004Jul 2005

Purchasing Supervisor/Senior Buyer

ITT Systems Division - MEO

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•Purchasing Supervisor for this Multi-Billion Dollar Company as a Contractor assisting in all FAR purchases related to three current contracts in Doha, Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan. Report directly to Senior Contracts Manager. Involved with all Purchasing aspects as well as sub-contracts within the Middle East Operations. Working out of the Middle East Office (MEO), supported several large key programs for US Army communications maintenance and installation Information Technology (IT); vehicle maintenance Global Maintenance and Supply Services (GMASS); and Base Operations and Support Services.

•Responsible for all AS 400 related software within Doha and Kuwait operations. Interface heavily with all Projects Management on planning related to peak purchasing requirements. Staff responsibilities include (3) Senior Buyers and all Purchasing Administration. Performed purchasing and logistics support for various Base Operations including Camp As-Sayliyah (Centcom) as well as Camp Al-Udeid Air Base. Numerous sub contract construction support at Camp As-Sayliyah in support of expanding base operations including Fire Department, housing facilities, operational duties included leasing both housing and transportation for direct and indirect support teams. Procurement support for the TACSWA units involved in Afghanistan, Iraq and Qatar. High tech electronic purchasing for TACSWA, included various forms of secure communications such as Satellite Phone systems, secure field laptop purchases, including sub contracting the satellite providers to match the entire TACSWA support team efforts.

•Responsible for six projects with an annual PO commitment totaling over $84 Million USD. Contract performance for these contracts was in: Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Djibouti. ITT attained an annual average of $650 million sales in the Middle East.

Oct 2003Jun 2004

Purchasing Agent


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•Responsibilities include Blanket Purchase Agreements for FAR/ DFAR requirements in such commodities as electro-mechanical devices, leasing of vehicles, fire safety equipment for all airfields as well as computer related purchases. Familiar with Cost Point software and related MRP requirements due to associated planning responsibilities.

•In support of US Military requirements including integrating of civilian and military requirements. Handle Procurement for both Camp Doha and Arifjan Airfield.

Sep 2000Aug 2003

Purchasing Supervisor/Senior Buyer

Lambda Physik USA

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Complete responsibility for all Purchasing activities for this High Tech Laser Manufacturer based out of Germany. Purchase every item for both R&D and Production utilizing Platinum software. Commodities include laser diodes, all related laser products, all fabricated items including machined and sheet metal fabrication and all electrical components.

•Average weekly purchases amount to approximately $1.5 million. Heavy interface with R&D, Quality Engineering and Manufacturing. ISO9001 trained with emphasis on qualifying only compliant resources that enhance our goals. Excimer laser knowledgable in depth.

Sep 1998Aug 2000

Purchasing Agent

Raytheon Aerospace

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•Responsible for purchases, repairs and overhauls for Avionics and Components including Radar equipment related to the C-12 program and the T-39 Flight Trainers for both the Air Force and Navy throughout the world. Receive analyze and process bids for both programs.

•Familiar and utilize, on a daily basis, all FAR/DAR regulations for Government contracts.


Sep 1966Jan 1969


Jefferson Community College


Systematic skills, good in negotiation and skills
Well organized and prioritized on a daily basis. React to the situations.
Microsoft office
All Office software except Access
Planning and allocation of budget
Ability to Coordinate with Materials the outlook or forecast and stay within budget.


Mark Vallese

Greg Loss

John Withers


Free time is spent at the gym and golf course.


Accomplished Senior Buyer/Purchasing Agent specialized in the Aerospace, Offshore and High Tech Manufacturing Industries. Offer strong negotiating skills along with a proven ability to master purchase order systems and participate actively in cross-functional project teams. Proficiently use creative methods to manage inventories and supply agreements. Fully understand complex equipment, high tech and construction projects. Maintain effective presentation and communication skills as well as strong finance, quantitative, and analytical skills. Track record of significant achievement, to include reducing costs, improving sales and profits, and developing and improving purchasing/quality programs to meet corporate objectives

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