An enthusiastic and dynamic results oriented management professional with over 20 years of progressively responsible experience in leadership positions. Consistently led and obtained positive operational results providing hands on, problem solving, team building and process improvements at the strategic level and below, while mentoring and planning policy improvement result in optimizingefficiencies in operations. Utilization of Value Streams, Lean Manufacturing and Kaizen concepts applied to achieve these results.
Responsible for providing excellent management oversight ensuring on-time production of equipment for 300 flights on a daily basis.
Key duties include training and directing the efforts of 60 employees and one supervisor, developing strategic and tactical plans in the areas of capital purchases, financial analysis and execution, budgeting, quality control, and compliance, and continually monitor daily production workflow to ensure superior delivery meeting stringent deadlines and customer quality expectations.
Utilize Lean manufacturing methodologies, Value Stream mapping, and Kaizen 5S processes reducing costs and improving profitability while increasing ability to expand operations.
Implement processes to ensure full compliance in safety and other government regulations requirements.
Provide training and ensuring staff maintains high compliance for all job staffing assignments.
Motivates employees and oversee adherence to safety and production procedures.
Interface directly with customers for special product developments.
Multinational Task Force IraqSenior Liaison Officer
Mentor to senior Iraqi armed forces officers assigned to Army/Navy/Air forces operations of Iraq Army's Ministry of Defense to provide leadership assistance in development of Iraqi military forces while guiding newly elected and appointed government officials at the ministry.
Developed and implemented government infrastructure policies involving coordination between the US State Department and key leaders of the Multinational Task Forces and the Iraqi military, Emergency Management and Disaster preparation / recovery.
Primary consultant for the leadership of the Iraqi Security Infrastructure Brigades assigned to oil and electric production.
Daily interactions with various foreign country military leaders including the US, Great Britain, Australia, Italy, Japan, and Norway.
Flawlessly mentored senior Iraqi officers and directly improving the liaison process between the various cultural groups within Iraq.
United States ArmyLogistics Engineer / Systems Support
Provide leadership in emerging technologies while managing installation and operations of information technology serving 250 customer locations in a six-state region.
Managed a budget of $2 million in resources, oversight of 25 supervisors, technicians, and contractors' processes assuring reliable telecommunications, networks, email services and business systems.
Analyze data and telecommunications requirements.
Developed and implement plans, policies and procedures to promote quality and efficiencies for control costs and optimize systems performance.
Developed and led an operations plan to enabling the Standard Army Retail Supply System to achieve self-supporting status, hired instructors to provide system training at all 250 regional units.
Planned and directed the successful relocation of a $1.5 million dollar computer system from Wiesbaden, Germany to St.
Retired as a Lieutenant Colonel US Army Reserves with outstanding performance ratings.
Possess current Department of Defense Security Clearance.
Optical Solutions / ATI Communications / Aerial Communications
Spearheaded applications engineering, installations and operations management supporting multi-million dollar business of technology providers.
Conducted analyses of systems and procedures, developed forecasts, formulated policies, practices, initiatives and action plans to achieve business objectives.
Formed strategic partnerships, negotiated contracts, and fostered clear communications with all stakeholders.
Developed and administered budgets.
Directed cost-effective delivery and maintenance of quality telephone, and network switching services to Minneapolis / St.
Paul area customers.
Monitored usage and identified capacity issues and developed requirements for a wireless telephone network and developed wireless switching equipment to support a growing customer base.
Orchestrated design installation and testing for build out of a fiber communications system serving competitive local telephone companies and local and long distance carriers.
Managed equipment / systems infrastructure supporting Personal Communications Services generating $732 million in market capitalization for Aerial Communications.
Supported Aerial's mobile network of 192 GSM radio tower sites serving the largest of the company's six markets prior to promotion.
Project managed the installation of ATI Communications, Inc.
technology for flawless service to business customers supported in the Minneapolis / St.
Paul, Seattle, and Denver central offices.
Contacted business prospects, assessed needs, developed proposals for and negotiated sales of US West services and PBX systems, consistently exceeding sales quotas and client expectations.
Metropolitan State UniversityAssociate of Arts Degree: Communications ManagementCommunications Management
US ARMY: Command and General Staff College, Various Logistics Management and Electronic Communications Courses
*NOKIA: Network Management / Operations & Maintenance / Transceiver Station Commissioning
*NORTHWESTERN BELL: Provisioning & Maintenance / Computers / Switching Systems / Networks
*BELLCORE BELL: LAN-WAN / Switching Hardware / Operations & Maintenance / Packet Protocols / Quality Processes / ATT 5ESS / DMS / LAN-WAN / Multiplexers / Systems Protocols / Maintenance
*AMERICAN INSTITUTE: Packet Switching
*NORTHERN TELECOM: Operations & Maintenance
*AT&T: Operations & Maintenance.