dir of prod design proj mgmt npi bus dev resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Global Product Leader and Engineering Director with extensive experience in driving product design, development and product line strategy initiatives in domestic and foreign markets. Effective collaborator between multiple internal organizations to focus mindshare between each major stakeholder, ensuring success for all customers, both internal and external. Brings leadership in strategic and tactical growth planning for the organization as part of the Senior Leadership Team. Willing to relocate.

Areas of Expertise
  • Product Management
  • Product Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Program Cost Management
  • Product Development
  • Condition Monitoring (22+ years)
  • Vibration Analyst, Cat III (Vib. Inst.)
  • Engineering Design
  • ISO Compliance
  • Hazardous Area Approvals
  • Business development
  • Entrepreneur
Summary of Professional Experience

Wilcoxon (Amphenol) - Frederick MD - 6/2017 - current

  • Director of Product & Project Management and NPI
  • Director of Marketing, Product Management and Business Development

Wilcoxon (Meggitt) - Germantown MD - 6/2015-6/2017

  • Director of R&D and Engineering

Claire Technical Designs, Inc. - Victor, NY - 11/2010 - 6/2015

  • President/CEO, Designer, Project Manager, Entrepreneur

CTC (Connection Technology Center) - Victor, NY - 9/1998 - 11/2010

  • Design Engineer/Engineering Manager/Director

GE Silicones - Waterford NY - 10/1997 - 9/1998

  • Customer Development Specialist

US Army Reserves - Syracuse NY & Charlottesville VA - 10/1997 - 10/2003

  • Captain, Military Intelligence
  • Recalled to Active Duty after 9/11 - 2001 - 2002

US Army Active Duty - Augusta, GA, Doha, Qatar, Sierra Vista, AZ - 10/1993-10/1997

  • Senior Staff Officer, Military Liaison Officer
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Engineering, Expected in 1993
Clarkson University - Potsdam, NY,
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4-year ROTC Scholarship Winner: , Expected in 1993
Clarkson University - Potsdam, NY
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Category III - ISO 18436-2: Vibration Analysis, Expected in 2001
Vibration Institute - ,
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Detailed Professional Experience
Dir. of Prod. Design & Proj. Mgmt, NPI, Bus. Dev., 06/2017 - Current
  • Expanded the responsibility for the New Product Introduction (NPI) process to include more responsibility in a matrix organization to drive activities. This includes driving over 15 NPI projects, ensuring accountability for the organization to deliver these products to customers and markets.
  • Expanded the Product Roadmap and subsequent Technology Roadmap to newly developed markets of Mil/Aero and Heavy Off-Road Vehicles, looking to new markets to continue to drive growth.
  • Executed the combining of two companies when purchased by Amphenol, and responsible for a new branding campaign as well as changing existing collateral from Meggitt to Amphenol, focusing on the Wilcoxon and Piezo Technologies name. Resulted in a new name, logo and revitalized the company image for both companies, completed within 3 months of the transition.
  • Created and executed many new product marketing campaigns to highlight our new products and our company’s capabilities and initiated a Product Spotlight program that supported the product and applications the products went into.
  • Led a multi-department price list analysis, which included review of volumes, revenue, costs and margins of over 10000 products, resulting in price increases to help support a 5% increase margins in growth for standard products.
Director of Research & Development/Engineering, 06/2015 - 06/2017
  • Responsible for the New Product Introduction (NPI) process, which included the full Life Cycle Management of condition monitoring hardware that included industrial and maritime sensors, cables, enclosures, mounting hardware, transmitters and monitoring systems.
  • Introduced a formal rationalization program that identified products that needed to be obsoleted, as well as directing the Industrialization process to implement the new designs into production while ensuring cost target were met.
  • Developed a comprehensive Product Roadmap and subsequent Technology Roadmap to plan out new product development for growth markets and industries in condition monitoring and military/aerospace markets while ensuring complete coverage of all product lines.
  • Directed the engineering group on the specific engineering task for NPI, resulting in an increase of 12% of revenue directly correlated to the products developed, while keeping under engineering budgets by 20% on average.
  • 12 new products were released highlighting digital sensor designs primed for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT).
  • Led European Regulatory requirement RoHS 2 transition for the company, both as the technical expert and as the project manager, to ensure all products were RoHS2 compliant by the deadline.
  • Over 95% of those products were compliant 2 months prior to deadline.
  • Provided support to business development activities by servicing three major customers (which represented over 80% of company revenue) with the new products and application development.
President/CEO, Designer, Entrepreneur, 11/2010 - 06/2015
  • Created an engineering design group to focus on technical designs and development for solutions in industrial, test and measurement and manufacturing environments.
  • Provide engineering leadership and design support for a fast-growing technology company, leading to the regulatory approvals and releases of multiple product lines.
  • Led the acquisition of a design and manufacturing company to secure the rights of key accelerometer and ultrasonic sensor technologies.
  • As an entrepreneur, led all of the major company functions on multiple projects, to include business development and engineering services.
Design Engineer/Engineering Manager/R&D Director, 09/1998 - 11/2010
  • Contributed to the increase of sales from $4 million to $15 million through the direct design and development of over 200 new products.
  • Developed the concept of a new product line that was designed for the start of a completely new division of the company, which contributed to approximately 1/3 of the sales revenue for the company.
  • Created the engineering group that focused on the design, manufacturing, quality, and application/technical assistance of the 6 product lines available.
  • Focused on cost reduction of new product development by utilizing baseline materials and resources while reducing the costs of raw materials through inventory reduction and simplification of assemblies and processes.
  • Product management responsibilities to include setting price based on costs and margins, product portfolio evaluation that resulted in the expansion of the products by 200%, and established product roadmaps for continued growth

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School Attended

  • Clarkson University
  • Clarkson University
  • Vibration Institute

Job Titles Held:

  • Dir. of Prod. Design & Proj. Mgmt, NPI, Bus. Dev.
  • Director of Research & Development/Engineering
  • President/CEO, Designer, Entrepreneur
  • Design Engineer/Engineering Manager/R&D Director


  • Bachelor of Science
  • 4-year ROTC Scholarship Winner
  • Category III - ISO 18436-2

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