Quality Manager/Certified ISO 9001:2015 QMS Lead Auditor

Last Updated: 7th July 2019 (over 3 years ago)

United Arab Emirates


Phone Number


Age Range
45 to 54

Qualification Level

Arabic, English


Over 28 years of experience in defense military vehicles and automotive tier 1/tier 2 environments with customers like Ford, Daimler Chrysler, US Government, Egyptian Army and United Arab Emirates Armed Forces. Completed 1st deployment in Abu Dhabi, UAE as Quality Control Manager for a major manufacturer of light and medium weight wheeled military vehicles. Spent (2) deployments in Cairo, Egypt totaling 6.5 years and available to live or travel overseas for extended periods of time to support customer needs. Perfection driven Quality Manager, Certified ISO 9001:2015 QMS Lead Auditor, Team Leader and adept Senior Engineer with over 15 years experience with a Fortune 500 company in cross-functional engineering, maintenance skilled trades and production teams always keeping safety as priority one. Astute Engineer who is adaptable, diverse and fast learning offering a solid design and manufacturing background. Possess the capability of balancing the needs of the employees as well as the organization. An understanding, innovative individual who has an excellent sense of teamwork to get results by instilling honesty, common sense, logic, commitment, trust, fairness, responsibility and accountability.


Bluffton University
B.A. Organizational Management

Sep 2004

Wright State University
Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering

Mar 1993


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