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Desired Industry: Engineering SpiderID: 71643
Desired Job Location: Huntington Beach, California Date Posted: 2/22/2014
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date:
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Executive (President, VP, CEO) Willing to Travel: Yes, 25-50%
Highest Degree Attained: Masters Willing to Relocate: No

R&D, Product Development: Medical Devices, Automotive, Aerospace

• Large Company and Start- up Experience.
• Experienced Integrated Product Team Manager
• Leader of Design for Manufacturing/Reliability/Predictability/Maintainability.
• Demonstrated success in delivering a $200M project for $6B Shanghai Disneyland.
• A pathfinder guiding teams to achieve “never been done before” projects .
• Experienced in Managing Technical Risk.
• Innovator and published researcher.
• Reducing complex technical challenges to practical and cost-effective solutions.
• Created programs and initiatives in the defense, aerospace, automotive, and theme park industries.
• Driver of “first step” manufacturing /engineering plans and designs, with consistent accomplished results.
• Over 10 years of applying Analytics to business, marketing, personnel and technical decisions.


P&L, Business, Budget Plans Drives Corporate Efforts Medical Devices
Skilled Communicator Team Builder Mentoring / Coaching
ROI Forecasting/Accountability Contract Negotiation & Management Continuous Improvement
Strategic Planner Cross-Functional Team Leadership Risk Analysis and Management
Experienced Product Launcher Compliance – EPA, FDA, FAA, NFPA Program / Customer Management

ELLIPSE TECHNOLOGIES, INC October 2013 - Present
A medical device engineering and manufacturing company of adjustable remote controlled orthopedic implants.

Vice President, Technology Development
• Conceived and developed 5 new medical implant devices and technologies.
• Led the simulation / prototyping of 9 new orthopedic implants.
• Demonstrated remote control with force and position feedback for our orthopedic implants.
• Guided R&D team in areas of ultimate and fatigue testing and analysis.
• Established project management protocols recovering months of lost schedule time.
• Mentored engineering managers.
• Guided development of 510k and Class III implants.

A.K.A. ENGINEERING, Chino, CA May 1999 - October 2013
An engineering design, calculation and analysis firm, serving medical device, automotive, Theme park, and aerospace entities.

• Provided hands-on leadership and direction
• Executed P &L and full revenue cycle management.
• Created marketing and sales plans, identifying opportunities and setting priorities.
• Planned and Managed day-to-day tactical and long-term strategic goals and activities.
• Managed product development that met EPA, FDA, FAA, DOD, and NFPA regulations and protocols
• Integrated cross-functional disciplines facilitating collaboration and coordination.
• Independent evaluator and developer of patents and other intellectual property.
• Optimized medical device development projects.
• Directed pilot trainer programs with Real Time motion and control force simulation.
• Led system, mechanical, and electrical engineering technical teams.
• Applied Analytics to develop technical, sales, and marketing strategies reducing risk and cost by 20%.
• Led engineering effort on NASA projects.
• Developed 6 Sigma and continuous product improvement programs.
• Reconfigured complex workflows to complete major programs on schedule and budget.
• Assisted clients on their operational and process qualification documentation.
• Initiated and led internal peer reviews of international R&D research investigators.
• Employed DMAIC and DMADV strategies to turn around US Navy and NASA programs.

WALT DISNEY IMAGINEERING, August 2010 – February 2012
The design and development arm of the Walt Disney Company, building Disney theme parks, resorts, cruise ships, and other entertainment venues worldwide.

Senior Technical Director
• Executed budget, schedule, and technical control for the $200M development phases in a fast-paced, time-critical environment for the new $6B Disney theme park located in Shanghai, China.
• Managed 5 multi-disciplined (IPT) groups, across 5 attractions in 3 different Lands in a matrix set-up.
• Improved the Jungle Challenge Trail attraction, recovering a $24M budget overrun and 12-months of the production window.
• Accomplished manufacturing trials to optimize product development of new attractions.
• Supervised compliance to all TUV, ISO, OSHA, GB, and company standards and requirements.
• Led project planning, project tracking and product lifecycle management, FMEA, and PFMEA activities..
• Provided QA/QC leadership and project guidance for five of 13 major Shanghai Disneyland attractions.
• Developed metrics to measure improvement, and created and executed new procedures and standards used on Shanghai Disneyland.
• Managed construction bidding and contracting process, coordinating with internal legal and corporate administration along with local government and regulatory agencies, including BOM’s (Bill of Materials), schematics and necessary drawings to take product to manufacture.
• Researched and developed renewable energy and sustainability initiatives for the new theme park.
• Provided technical expertise to all stakeholders, both internal and external.
• Led implementation of designers’ artistic vision by translating their ideas into the mechanical and electronic systems within the given budgetary and time constraints.
• Optimized aggressive schedules for minimum risk exposure against tight budget limits.
• Applied Analytics to developed and implement risk mitigation strategies.

TAMARACK SCIENTIFIC CORP., Corona, CA, October 2007 - November 2008
A $35M custom design and manufacturing operation of devices for the medical industry.

Director System Engineering
• Successfully captured the FDA approval for the circuits/sensors within digital glucose meters that measure the glucose level, for Class I and Class II medical Devices, requiring no patient calibration.
• Reviewed regulatory documentation for compliance to FDA.
• Directed and organized 25 member multi-disciplinary (IPT) R&D and design engineering teams to double output without expanding staff, while improving quality control programs.
• Established processes and procedures for reducing product development cycles from 18 to 12 months.
• Implemented a phased gate protocol encompassing engineering, sales, marketing and finance.
• Benchmarked existing practices and developed metrics to measure improvement.
• Worked closely with Sales and Marketing to improve sales bid cycle time and capture rate.
• Created QA/QC programs, engineering protocols, process validation tools and test policies.
• Implemented Metrics driven 6 Sigma approaches to eliminated manufacturing production errors.
• Precision X-Y tables (10 nanometer accuracy) for Laser Ablations tools for making IC's.
• Zone timing analysis for maximizing throughput and capacity

MCFADDEN SYSTEMS Inc., Santa Fe Springs, CA January 1998 - May 1999
As VP of Engineering, controlled the budget, schedule, and P&L for this $12M developer of high performance controls for motion simulators and control force loaders for NASA, US Navy, and US Army.

A multi-national company providing contract services to GM, Ford, Chrysler, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Honda/Acura, Nissan/Infinity, Toyota/Lexus, Kia/Daewoo, EPA and California Air Resources Board.

As Division Manager/VP of Engineering executed full Profit and Loss responsibility for the Engineering Division, running at > 30% profit margin. Managed/coordinated data analysis, operations, testing, vehicle control groups, and EPA/California Air Resources Board emission certification programs. Applied Analytics to business development and research to optimize growth paths.

ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL, San Bernardino, CA 1989 - 1993
The Command, Control, and Communication Division provided technology for strategic weapon systems.

As System Engineering and Integration Manager, directed the System Engineering, System Software Engineering, System Development Lab, System Integration Engineering, and Interface Control units ,with 5 direct reporting managers, responsible for a 150 person Integrated Product Team (IPT) group that defined the electrical, electronic, software, civil, mechanical, and packaging requirements for the specification, integration, test, analysis, and sell off of the Peacekeeper Rail Garrison (PKRG) Nuclear Weapon System from concept development through commissioning and field support. Led Qualification and Acceptance testing.

California Polytechnic University, Pomona
Taught Mechanical Engineering Classes in material science, structures, machine design, and report and technical writing.

Illinois Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, with Business Administration
California State University at Los Angeles
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering with Electronic Engineering
Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer, California , No. M31350

Additional Information:
1 5,015,933 Seat base motion controller
2 4,487,333 Fluid dispensing system
3 4,445,781 Post mix dispensing method and apparatus
4 4,440,030 Fluid flow meter
5 282,342 Beverage dispenser valve
6 Rockwell/ Air Force Switching power supply for exo-atmospheric applications
7 Allis Chalmers Engine compartment enclosure
8 Pending Suspension for a wooden roller coaster
9 Pending Servo control for a gyro-type roller coaster
10 Pending Sustainable Energy Engine
• Managing Technical Risk, A.K.A. Engineering
• Concurrent Engineering Design of Automotive Cooling Systems, Fiat-Allis CMI
• Driving Habits and Vehicle Activity, Automotive Testing
• Effects of temperature, pressure and fuel blend on emissions, Automotive Testing


• Cradle of Inspiration Ride 2013
• Buzz Lightyear 2010 - 2012 (Shanghai Disneyland)
• Explorer Canoes 2010 - 2012 (Shanghai Disneyland)
• Jungle Challenge Trail 2010 - 2012 (Shanghai Disneyland)
• River Rafts 2010 - 2012 (Shanghai Disneyland)
• Winnie the Pooh 2010 - 2012 (Shanghai Disneyland)
• Fantasy Boat Cruise 2010 - 2012 (Shanghai Disneyland)
• Seven Dwarves Roller Coaster 2010 - 2012 (Shanghai Disneyland)
• Tron Light Cycle Roller Coaster 2010 - 2012 (Shanghai Disneyland)
• Pirates of the Caribbean 2010 - 2012 (Shanghai Disneyland)
• Matterhorn 2004 (Disneyland)
• Bronx Zoo Monorail 2004
• O-Zone Roller Coaster 2002-2004
• Nevada Stateline Monorail 2002
• Taipei Museum Cosmic Adventure 2000-2002
• Turbo Tour Theater 1989-1999 (over 50 installations)
• Race for Atlantis 1999 (Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas)
• Show Scan Motion Theaters 1998-2002 (Multiple locations)
• Action Ride Theaters 1998 – 2002 (multiple sites)
• Star Trek the Experience Attraction 1998-2002(Hilton, Las Vegas)
• Experience Music Project Moving Stage 1998 - 2000 (Seattle)
• The Disneyland Monorail 1987-1990
• EarthQuake 1987 – 1990 (Universal Studio Hollywood)
• EarthQuake 1987 – 1990 (Universal Studio Florida)
• King Kong 1987 – 1990 (Universal Studio Hollywood)
• Back To The Future Attraction 1987 – 1990 (Universal Studio Hollywood)
• Back To The Future Attraction 1987 – 1990 (Universal Studio Florida)
• Big Thunder Mountain Railroad 1987 – 1990 (Disneyland, Disneyland Paris)
• The E.T. Attraction 1987-1990 (Universal Studio Hollywood)
• The E.T. Attraction 1987-1990 (Universal Studio Florida)
• Miami Vice Stunt Action Show 1987 – 1990 (Universal Studio Hollywood)
• Lotte World (1987 – 1990 Seoul)
• Jaws the Ride 1987 – 1990 (Universal Studio Hollywood, Florida)
• The Norway Pavilion 1987-1990 (EPCOT)

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