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Work experience

Apr 1997Jan 2008

Director of Operations

Responsibilities include: supply chain management, planning and strategic management of resources, manufacturing assembly, test and integration, contracts, export compliance, procurement, quality assurance, manufacturing engineering and customer support.Significant contributions to:

·Quality, ISO9000 procedures reduced cost of quality, improved first-pass yield, reduced detection to correction cycle time and increased rolled-throughput yield, and improved nonconformance root-cause capabilities

·Improve product quality by 69% during past four years utilizing Lean and Six Sigma techniques.

·Buildingsupply chain partnerships with Intel and component distributors. Developed sourcing strategies and an effective supply chain for optimizing inventory and material costs in a low-volume environment

·Establishing operational business processes.

·Product Innovation including increasing market share, reduced cycles-of-learning in manufacturing and reduced new product introduction cycle times

·Developed an operating model blending business process and technology outsourcing with internal management of crucial processes and systems.

·Cost and Productivity, delivered strong and sustainable gains including decreased manufacturing costs, increased inventory turns, productivity, reduced customer lead times by 50%, reduced manufacturing cycle times by 83%, and decreased WIP/finished goods inventory by 27%

·Customer Satisfaction -- including increased on-time delivery and improved order fulfillment from 65 to97%

·Implemented a new ERP system that substantially improved management control and reduced costs by 18%

·Full life cycle support of products, including assurance of supply, safety, regulatory compliance and obsolescence

Dec 1989Apr 1997

Manager, Production Planning & Control


Responsibilities included directing the daily operations of the Production Control department and planning the procurement and manufacturing of DoD and consumer electronics systems. Developed and maintained the Master Schedule. Planned and managed material purchases exceeding 20M per year.

·Plan, direct, and analyzes purchasing, planning, inventory, and shipping activities

·Raw material sourcing, purchasing, inventory control, forecasting and planning.

·Budgeting and negotiating with suppliers.

·Monitor packaging material purchase, inventory, and usage.

·Coordinate inventory review and reporting.

·Manage contract manufacturing suppliers.



Myron Szot

Myron is a mechanical/manufacturing engineer he and I have worked together pretty much since 1989 as co-workers and I was his supervisor for many years at Avtec

Mike Williams

Mike was the VP of Satellite Operations for Avtec Systems, I reported to him for almost 10 years until he left in Dec 2006.


Career leading technology businesses, delivering innovative products and solutions, creating operational, engineering, and delivery processes, managing operations and technology teams, and delivering superior business results.


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