Dedicated, highly-energy, detail-oriented executive with in-depth knowledge of Airline, Aviation MRO, Aerospace, and Technology business, facility development, operations, capability, and regulatory environments. Product-focused manager with ability to develop and implement continuous improvement strategies while sustaining bottom-line profitability via an outcomes-driven approach to leadership that consistently builds top-level teams and develops accountable workplace culture. A multi-patented technologist with strong understandings of systems hardware, software, and integration; and, an FAA/CAA certification SME for aviation and aerospace products. Experienced as a project and product manager of large-scale high-value solutions and strong understanding of the product development process for aircraft/ fleet solutions and modifications. Exceptional understanding of company financial aspects with aptitude for assessing technology, talent, organizations, quality, and operational/ fiscal performance in support of line-of-business, start-up/ growth, and M&A activities. Strong ability to professionally and ethically manage organizational change projects and to communicate and mediate through difficult political conditions including organizational change management, mergers, and acquisitions.
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
USA Patent No. 9,335,796 B2 [http://bit.ly/29AhnnO] – Method and Apparatus for a Passive Avionics Data Transfer Device for use with COTS Tablet Equipment Deployed as CLASS I or II Electronic Flight Bag Systems.
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
USA Patent No. 8,581,546 [http://bit.ly/29rZCJo] – Method and Apparatus for Converting Dirty Electrical Power to a Clean Electrical Power Suitable for a Portable Electronic Flight Bag in an Aircraft.
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
USA Patent No. 8,415,925 [http://bit.ly/29Ahwb3] – Method and Apparatus for Supplying Power to a Portable Electronic Device in an Aircraft (for use in Mitigating Lithium Battery Risks when Deployed as an Electronic Flight Bag).
Summa Cum Laude Graduate | Tau Sigma National Honors Scholar
Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management
Concentration areas included aviation maintenance and engineering operations management, aviation safety, flight operations, business and strategic management, finance, human resource management, aviation ground operations management, and aviation physical and cyber security, aviation human factors, strategic organizational and employee communications, and computer science. The degree has underscored my 37-year military, government, and commercial aviation career at air carriers, airframe and component MROs, and equipment OEMs while preparing me for advancement within the management ranks of air agencies certified under 14 CFR Parts 21, 43, 121, 125, 135, and 145 or similar foreign CAA (E.G. EASA, DGCA, etc.), and U.S. DoD DCMA regulations.
U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics License
License No. 2730822
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Student | GPA: 3.8 of 4.0
Bachelor of Science in Management of Technical Operations (Coursework)
U.S. Federal Communications Commission
General Radiotelephone Operators License with Radar Endorsement
License No. PG-GB-077995
Avionics & Systems Integration Group
Functioning as the business unit GM, lead 54-member organization of senior technical, managerial and contributor staff as well as 100+ contractors in design, engineering, and full product lifecycle of aerospace and aviation products and services as well as overall business and departmental operations for HR, Engineering, QC, Product Management, Manufacturing, Installations, Component Repair, Business Development, and Sales. Provided technical leadership development direction, and FAA/ foreign CAA certifications, of aviation hardware and software products to include related mobile apps, and SaaS cloud services. Plan and implement company site and cyber security prevention and response processes. Serve as Accountable Manager to FAA for company operations under 14 CFR §§21 and 145 involving accountability to federal regulators for all ratings of FAA Repair Station, PMA, and TSO mechanical, structural, systems electrical/ software, composite, and component manufacturing operations.
• Envisioned and launched a formal Program Management Office that ensures product management and customer expectations.
• Act as companies’ chief negotiator and product strategist for presentations to customer, shareholders, engineering staff, supply chain, risk analysts, and financial management teams in support of PDP, company, and customer need.
Air Transport International (A Brinks Company)
Manager, Capital Improvements – Aircraft & Systems Modificaitons
Managed department of 20 engineers, program managers and technicians with responsibility over all aircraft capital improvement programs from concept and development through to implementation, logistics and configuration control achieving flawless return-to-service involving upgrade of flight data recorders, RVSM air data equipment, GPS, and FMS systems. Guided department in delivery of airworthiness and dispatch reliability for up to 34 internationally dispatched transport category §25 aircraft operating under and possessed RII and certificate engineering authorities and responsibilities per §119.65(b). Established and oversaw both physical and cyber security prevention protocols and response plans at remote locations. As a senior leader, liaised with federal, state, and local LEOs throughout domestic and foreign response operations.
• Administered annual capital improvement budgets of $250M+ as well as annual departmental budgets of $100K+.
• Hired as a cultural change agent, fully accountable for aligning entire organization as a more accountable, efficient, reliable, profitable, and safer business, succeeding through motivational and supportive leadership as well as development of mentor relationships between staff and senior executives.
• Harnessed understanding of organizational functions peripheral of personal accountabilities and employed leadership principles and management expertise in presenting change proposals for operational manuals important to business operations and in compliance to Federal Airworthiness Regulations (FARs).
Singapore Technologies – DalFort Aerospace
Avionics, Radio & Electronics Supervisor
Directly contributed to and supervised junior technicians in work center operations involving maintenance, repair, overhaul, and alterations of avionics, radio, and electronic sensors, systems / electrical, and cable / harness design. Generated various reports that supported FAA STC certification projects to include system substantiation, safety assessments, and electrical load analysis. Evaluated and approved prepared data packages. Gathered required materials for submittals to government agencies, operators, inspectors, and FAA design and airworthiness representatives.
• Delivered quality inspection approval authority proficiencies for all modification data structural and electrical interface packages for modification of host aircraft systems in fixed wing aircraft smoke detection / suppression, auxiliary, and mission systems.
United States Marine Corps
NCOIC, Avionics & Electrical Work Center
Performed concurrent duties as Avionics and Electrical Shop NCOIC and as an Aerial Observer – combat door gunner on CH-53E. Directed 22-member team in daily maintenance, repair, and overhaul processes for communication, navigation, and electronic airframe systems that guaranteed dispatch reliability, combat, and mission readiness in alignment with all operational objectives. Envisioned and implemented computer-based inventory controls and established across-the-board standard procedural processes.
• Achieved Special Operations Capable (SOC) qualifications that allowed performance of Air Combat Element (ACE) close air support, insertions, and extractions, show of force, VIP and dignitary transport and security operations, and ISR actions.