Experienced program manager with excellent client and project management skills. Action-oriented with strong ability to communicate effectively with technology, executive, and business audiences.
Creative Problem Solving
Domestic and International Experience
Global team leader
03/2006 to 01/2008
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01/2006 to Current
Program Manager and VPCR ManagerCUMMINS INC － COLUMBUS, IN
Key Results: Automated previously manual, time-consuming processes to drive gains in data tracking/accuracy, workgroup efficiency and profitability.
Responsible and accountable for the coordinated management of multiple related projects directed toward strategic business and other organizational objectives.
Build credibility, establish rapport, and maintain communication with stakeholders at multiple levels, including those external to the organization.
Maintain continuous alignment of program scope with strategic business objectives, and make recommendations to modify the program to enhance effectiveness toward the business result or strategic intent.
Present periodic Dashboard reports on the current program, future opportunities and client issues.
Collaborated with management teams to deliver assigned programs - Developed competitive timeline, assessed/identified potential bottlenecks in each project/program process Directed the recruitment process of key employees and the selection of consultants and outsourcing vendors.
Developed and initiated a process to import prototype vehicles from China for extended testing durations, up to 3 years, that resulted in travel and testing cost savings for our program and subsequent programs that require vehicles for local testing.
Implemented the existing corporate customer change request system for the Light Commercial Vehicle platform and managed the multinational cross functional team meetings and database work required to successfully implement product change requests thru our JV plant.
Defined the resources required for completion of a project and allocated resources accordingly Managed different teams working on programs and sorted out any possible chances of conflicts Evaluated the timely performance of different teams working on a project and documented the progress accordingly Ensured that all programs were executed within the decided time period and complied with the defined standards Coached, mentored and led direct reports within our performance/technical team environment.
01/2002 to 01/2006
Development EngineerPANASONIC － DANVILLE, KY
Key Results: Assumed overall project management responsibilities for new and existing models including design review, BOM creation, engineering builds, pilot builds, testing, cost updates and cost reduction.
Assisted the drafting team in documenting the project designs and making changes as needed.
Coordinated development of CAD databases, drawings of parts and assembly requirements, prototypes, and project schedules.
Oversaw final design and detail of products and/or parts, and met design release deadlines in order to begin production on schedule.
Mechanical Engineering Co-opLEXMARK INTERNATIONAL － LEXINGTON, KY
Key Results: Worked in the research and development of business laser printers Produced testing procedures to examine the life of individual components.
Modified existing printers to test new designs.
Worked with a team of engineers to diagnose and resolve paper handling problems on new product lines.
Master of Engineering: Mechanical EngineeringUNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE － LOUISVILLE, KYMechanical Engineering
Bachelor of Science: Mechanical EngineeringGPA: Awarded the Colonel James E Veech ScholarshipMechanical Engineering Awarded the Colonel James E Veech Scholarship
Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineering
Member, Golden Key National Honor Society