Mark Todd

Mark Todd

Work History

Work History
Jan 2010 - Present

Strategic Buyer

Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH

Responsible for the strategic purchasing of mission and optional helicopter commodities with emphasis on rescue hoist systems, helicopter floatation, life jackets, life vests, and helicopter liferafts. Core team member of design & development, production investment and production, and aftermarket support and services as well as Supplier Evaluation & Development. Responsible for establishing long term external supplier contracts and external supplier relationships within the EADS global supply chain and assisting in the identification and disposition of at-risk suppliers. SAP trained and educated with emphasis on Global Procurement module as well as Global Supply Chain module. EADS Six Sigma Green Belt Trained and Certified as well as trained in EADS Lean Team techniques and practices. 

Aug 2006 - Dec 2009

Operational and Strategic Buyer

American Eurocopter Corp.

Responsible for the planning and ordering of aircraft parts for 14 different types of aircraft platforms. Launched the procurement for the UH145 Lakota (LUH) aircraft production program in Columbus, Mississippi. Assisted engineers in identification and procurement of standard materials and parts. Assisted quality control in receiving and inspection of purchased parts. Participated in tendering of the Army National Guard (ARNG) United States Army LUH mission aircraft package with particular emphasis on mission and optional equipment such as FLIR cameras, searchlights, Digital Video Recorders, and GPS Flight Navigation Systems. 

Apr 2006 - Aug 2006

Aviation Maintenance Mechanic

Aero Structures, Inc.

Repaired and maintained general aviation aircraft for an authorized Cirrus Aircraft Service Center. Worked with sheet metal, advanced composites, powerplants, avionics, and a variety of STC installs.  Performed advanced maintenance troubleshooting for both mechanical and electrical aircraft systems. Addressed squawked aircraft and returned them to service. Washing, cleaning, and restoring aircraft interiors. Annual and 100 hour inspections. Note: Now Clear Star Aviation -

Apr 2005 - Mar 2006

Parts Management - Purchasing Agent

Texas Aviation Services

Responsible for the procurement of complex Bell Helicopter and Eurocopter parts to support a helicopter completion center.  Also performed parts, material, and support research. Maintained and accounted for a Bell and Eurocopter Service Center parts warehouse. Responsible for incoming Inspection and goods receipts of parts and materials in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulations and other applicable repair station procedures. Regulated quality control identification and markings on life limited parts and materials. Audited operations with respect to repair station manuals.  Made suggestions for improvement and changes for more efficient and effective operations and in order to lean out inefficiencies that were not adding value to operations.  Note: Now RSG Aviation Inc. -

May 2002 - May 2004

Location Manager - Administrative Assistant

Smarte Carte, Inc.

Responsible for strong cash control of $7M annual revenue budget. Strong cash reconciliation accounting support work for cash counting control.  Forecasted, researched, and assembled operational support information and managed subordinates.  Collected and retrieved cash and credit card transactions from cart vending machines. Revised and implemented new policies and procedures and trained employees. Created efficient and effective operational plans in a fast work pace environment and adapted them overtime using a learning curve. Designed and built a prototype solar power vending machine for vending luggage carts operating solely on solar and battery power instead of shore power because we had a challenge to obtain shore power at the demanded location of the vending machine.

Nov 1998 - Sep 2001

Fleet Service Crew Chief

American Airlines, Inc.

Ground support professional responsible for a small team of 5-8 people for aircraft fleet servicing duties such as baggage handling and loading/unloading of aircraft.  Responsible for the daily lavatory servicing of aircraft as well as ground marshaling of aircraft for taxi and parking. Planned operations and trained employees on new procedures, rules, and regulations. 


Aug 2005 - Dec 2007

Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic License

Tarrant County College

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certified Mechanic

License Number: 3184199

Ratings: Airframe & Powerplant

May 2000 - May 2002

Private Pilot License

Security Aviation, Inc. Flight School

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certified Private Pilot

License Number: 3184199

Ratings: Airplane, Single Engine, Land Only



Lean Management

Essentially, lean is centered on preserving value with less work. Lean manufacturing is a variation on the theme of efficiency based on optimizing flow; it is a present-day instance of the recurring theme in human history toward increasing efficiency, decreasing waste, and using empirical methods to decide what matters, rather than uncritically accepting pre-existing ideas. While six sigma focuses on the quality and effectiveness, lean focuses on the efficiency.

(Six Sigma) EADS Green Belt

Six Sigma originated as a set of practices designed to improve manufacturing processes and eliminate defects, but its application was subsequently extended to other types of business processes as well. In Six Sigma, a defect is defined as any process output that does not meet customer specifications, or that could lead to creating an output that does not meet customer specifications. Six Sigma seeks to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of defects (errors) and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes. It uses a set of quality management methods, including statistical methods, and creates a special infrastructure of people within the organization ("Black Belts", "Green Belts", etc.) who are experts in these methods. Each Six Sigma project carried out within an organization follows a defined sequence of steps and has quantified financial targets (cost reduction and/or profit increase). The maturity of a manufacturing process can be described by a sigma rating indicating its yield, or the percentage of defect-free products it creates. A six sigma process is one in which 99.99966% of the products manufactured are statistically expected to be free of defects (3.4 defects per million). The same method can be applied to business processes, however, they are not as tangible to define as a manufacturing process. I am an EADS, Green Belt Certified, Six Sigma Student.


My objective is to assist my Eurocopter colleagues in actualizing the EADS 2020 Global Vision by utilizing my knowledge, education, skills, and ambitions to make a signification contribution to Eurocopter's objective, goals, and mission. 


My name is Randy Todd and I am a highly motivated business professional from the Aerospace Manufacturing and Aerospace Maintenance Industry. I am a Supply Chain Management support professional with practical application experience working in a fast-paced environment demanding strong organizational, technical, and interpersonal skills. Trustworthy, ethical, and discreet - committed to superior work ethics. Able to multi-task efficiently and effectively. Confident and poised in interactions with individuals at all levels. Detail oriented and resourceful in completing tasks and projects on-time, on-quality, and on-cost.


Family; Soccer; Outdoor Activities; Camping; Sking; Hiking; Canoeing; Traveling



FAA Certified Mechanic

Federal Aviation Administration

FAA Certified Private Pilot

Federal Aviation Administration