Project Management |Systems Integration and Test | Failure Analysis
Results-driven MBA with proven experience in program / project management, process development / engineering, and product development, testing, and troubleshooting of HDD (hard disc drives) within U.S. and international operations. Proven track record of building new revenue streams, controlling costs, and managing staff globally. Analytical and resourceful problem solver with demonstrated ability to effectively lead cross-functional teams and meet critical deadlines. Seeking a position that utilizes my previous experience and also challenges me to grow in a new industry.
Program / Project Management
Green Belt Six Sigma/DFSS
New Business Development & Product Launch
Global Operations Management
Continuous Process Improvement
Schedule and Risk Management
Systems Integration Project Manager, 01/1996 to 01/2016 SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY – SHAKOPEE, MN OK
Fortune 500 world leader in design, manufacturing, and marketing of computer storage products with more than $8B in sales.
Monitored timelines and flagged potential issues to be addressed.
Developed 5 executive presentations and reports to facilitate project evaluation and process improvement.
Directed all phases of integration projects, from Phase0 to Launch.
Boosted company revenue by more than 30% by launching new products.
SYSTEMS INTEGRATION LEAD/PROGRAM MANAGER, 01/2010 to 01/2016
Managed new product introduction programs that included several key technology features into mission critical storage products.
Assumed primary responsibility for feature set scope, schedule and budget while planning for risks and various contingencies.
Collaborated and internally strategized with different functional areas within the company to make sure team goals are aligned with organizational needs.
Hosted cross-functional daily integration huddles to tactically plan and track activities to achieve key objectives and milestones.
Launched the world's first commercially successful mission-critical hybrid flash/HDD in China manufacturing facility.
This product won an operational excellence award for highest yields upon launch.
Awarded the Seagate excellence recognition in 2015 and 2016 for successful integration and launch of 2 commercially successful HDD.
Generated novel ideas at the Corporate Technology Review for reducing test times by 30%.
STAFF FAILURE ANALYSIS ENGINEER, 01/2005 to 01/2010
Led a team of Mechanical, Electrical, and Firmware Engineers diagnosing and resolving HDD integration issues.
Exceeded weekly projected factory yields by addressing system integration issues from design and deployment stage to transfer and volume ramp up of finished product in Far East factories.
Successfully transferred the first ever cloud storage SAS/SATA HDD from Shakopee to Thailand manufacturing facilities.
Conceptualized and implemented process to streamline integration of new recording head technologies.
Initiative served as a template utilized by other Engineers for rapid prototyping of head designs in factory.
SENIOR FAILURE ANALYSIS ENGINEER, 01/2001 to 01/2005
Experienced Senior Engineer tasked with diagnosing and resolving technical integration issues within program.
Utilized technical skills that includes oscilloscope/test scripts to successfully trouble-shoot and integrate several industry leading technologies into HDD.
Diagnosed faulty components and worked with supplier quality to ensure preventive actions were in place to screen the components.
Led first to market integration of industry's first Perpendicular Recording into HDD thereby increasing data storage density and generating substantial gross margins for the company.
Designed and implemented Matlab data plotting routine that identified mechanical resonance problems in initial design phases and saving a lot of time in additional testing and troubleshooting.
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