Ann Arbor, Michigan, US
Ann Arbor, Michigan, US
Certified Project Management Professional Executive, Six Sigma / Lean practitioner, and Mechanical Engineer with diverse international business experience that uniquely positions me to lead almost any team. I am enthusiastic about the Lean Startup Movement! My career experience gives me extensive lean & rapid problem solving capability. Let's partner to commercialize innovation!
Director Program Management Global
September 2001 - March 2017
Director Program Management Global • Specifically selected as Subject Matter Expert to be the worldwide Program Management Business Process Owner • Revised the structure, flow, and requirements of the company Program Management system while preparing implementation of a Lifecycle Management tool Global Program Manager • Fully accountable for an automotive fuel tank development program with planned production in 3 global locations & more than $100,000,000 annual sales SAP Program Manager • Executed ERP technical & process improvements leading to $1,000,000 inventory reduction in Mexico manufacturing plant • Created the data migration guiding principle rules for an SAP upgrade in 6 locations throughout Germany, Poland, & Romania • Led translation of more than 100 data tables to support European SAP installation Textron Six Sigma Black Belt (Continuous Improvement Leader) • Achieved $250,000 lifetime revenue increase for 1 customer service part and installed a process to achieve additional increases • Created $2,000,000 in cost reduction opportunities & several technical, product design recommendations as leader of a 4 person, Germany based, cost cutting team • Improved capacity and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) of a Kautex fuel tank production line to meet increased customer demand • Rebuilt the capability to produce fuel tank service parts for a loyal Kautex customer • Increased capacity of a production line by 11% to accommodate additional customer demand Senior Manager of Program Management • Mentor & coach of more than 20 project teams in North America across a diverse customer base • Subject matter expert with focus on improvement of the corporate program management system & project execution results Customer Business Director • Business Leader for all Toyota programs worldwide. Responsible for over $140,000,000 annual sales in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. • Developed strategic relationship plans which expanded Kautex business with Toyota into China & Brazil. • Business Leader for more than $30,000,000 annual sales of Nissan programs in USA & Mexico. • Directed the global, product development, project management, and sales teams of Toyota & Nissan projects. Senior Program Manager • Constructed new manufacturing plant located inside San Antonio, Texas, Toyota Supplier Park. Led this project from initial planning through production equipment installation. Coordinated diverse stakeholder interests including blow mold facility infrastructure needs, City & State building codes, construction contractor processes, Toyota special requirements, and landlord financial constraints. • Mentored other Program Managers during critical phases of their programs. Program Manager • Successfully managed a 2005 model year, plastic fuel tank development program. Fully accountable for this international program that generated over $20,000,000 in annual sales and required $5,200,000 in engineering services, validation, component tooling, and production line equipment. Accomplished through strict adherence to the corporate program management system, a 9 gate system that covers the entire project from initial quote development to post-production-start-up quality monitoring, efficiency measurement and continuous improvement implementation. • Developed 3 financial models for 3 separate fuel tank systems including return on sales/capital, net present value, and payback period estimations based on cost assessments and projected sales price. • Negotiated payment of more than $2,000,000 worth of outstanding prototype engineering, tooling, and validation testing with the customer.
Board of Advisors
August 2014 - June 2016
• Provided guidance, advice, and business expertise to this early stage software company
GMI Engineering & Management Institute
1989 - 1989
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
Six Sigma Black Belt