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Vice President of Engineering Resume

Desired Industry: Automotive/Mechanic SpiderID: 81181
Desired Job Location: Columbus, Indiana Date Posted: 7/5/2018
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date:
Desired Wage: 140000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Executive (President, VP, CEO) Willing to Travel: Yes, 25-50%
Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors Willing to Relocate: Yes

Visionary, results-driven, and accomplished professional, with strong background and global experience in electronics, mechanical, electro-mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and product engineering and design for automotive and commercial appliance industries as well as Department of Defense.

Expert at reengineering unproductive work processes as well as planning and implementing various sustainable and cost-effective engineering initiatives to drive continuous improvement of operations. Armed with exceptional organizational and critical problem-solving aptitudes to formulate effective solutions on complex production and quality issues. Equipped with tactical leadership capabilities in supervising and guiding teams toward the successful and timely completion of projects. Adept in competitor benchmarking to identify product threats and growth opportunities. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.

Nidec Automotive Motor Americas, Indianapolis, IN (2000–2018)
Director of Engineering 2010–2018
Collaborated with the vice president of sales and marketing in the development and implementation of strategic plans for the $50M automotive group to achieve division key performance indicators (KPIs) and increase revenue
Provided guidance to a staff of 24, including 6 direct reports, across China, Japan, Mexico, and the United States, and administered the Co-Op development program
Managed and controlled engineering, legal, and facilities budgets of more than $10M for five years
Worked closely with supply chain and manufacturing to maintain best product pricing and quality
Expertly handled and controlled the $12M SG&A engineering and facility budgets
Developed and maintained quality plan and manual in conjunction with the vice president of quality
Managed the test and evaluation laboratory for all design validation (DV) and production validation (PV) testing and production part approval process (PPAP) submissions
Career highlights:
Implemented more than 50 automotive programs and consistently improved operating profits
Served as a driving force behind the successful attainment of the following:
Establishment and closing of Shen Zhen China production facilities
Initiation of production facility in Dalian, China
Integration of two US production facilities in Frankfort, Indiana and Sparta, Tennessee
Consolidation of Juarez, Mexico production facilities into one
Managed overall transition of all automotive and appliance business from the Juarez, Mexico Celmex plant to the Juarez, Mexico NMA plant that increased efficiency and generated savings of $3.4M in operating expenses
Played a pivotal role in the achievement and development of the following initiatives:
GM K2XX/Y1XX Automotive Programs - $10M
GM D2UX Small Car Business - $3M
GM 31XX SUV Business - $2.5M
Jacuzzi/Sundance hot tub control system business - $6M
Integration of all programs from Frankfort manufacturing facility to Paragould plant
Attained additional GM D2UX small car business worth $1.5M and GM 31XX SUV business valued at $750K after initial program award
Designed and prototyped a working model of the Electronic Switch Bank that identified and eliminated a gap in sales goals valued at $15M
Initiated end-of-line (EOL) quality improvements and lowered internal line PPM failure rates by 90%; thus, generating savings of more than $350K annually
Executed two new pool pump programs for IM&S (variable and 2-speed models) with sales of $1.5M
Spearheaded the successful transition of the Engineering Switch Group from TS16949 to IATF16949 with zero incident findings during IATF16949 audits
Brought savings of $45K annually by improving technology capabilities for the Indianapolis, IN, Elgin, IL and El Paso, TX R&D facilities
Made major budget and design contributions in instituting GM K2XX/Y1XX automotive programs
Devised new LabView-driven test equipment for the T&E laboratory, which enhanced efficiency and increased commonality between the production facility and the design facility with forecasted $350K annual savings
Executed tests for the NAMA Motors group in the Indianapolis laboratory, which realized cost-saving synergy of $48K annually
Demonstrated adeptness in modeling and creating drawings and bill of materials (BOMs) for lab fixturing in Mexico, Juarez facility to support expansion of Celmex capabilities
Completed three invention disclosures, such as Integrated Vehicle Jack system, momentary knob method for spring retention, and adaptable rotary position detector switch assembly

Facilities Director 2012–2018
Rendered oversight to daily operations of the facility, including maintenance, safety, telephone communication system, compliance with local and federal laws and regulations, company vehicle maintenance records and registration, office layout, 5S methodologies, visitor agreements, and log sheets
Developed the Emergency Response Team with certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)
Observed strict compliance with fire drills and emergency response actions
Career highlights:
Led the renegotiation of the building lease and consolidated the workforce, which decreased rent by $224K annually equivalent to $1.12M over the contract terms
Optimized the timing and enforcement of the company record retention policy
Modified and implemented the emergency action plan policy and procedures manual for environmental health and safety

Product Liability/Claims Manager and Patent/IP Manager 2012–2018
Directed the internal staff and contractors on liability claims and lawsuits review against Nidec, Emerson (former owner), and Mallory Automotive Motors and Controls, LLC to ensure zero backlogs and eliminate the company’s liability
Took part in field investigations and provided expert testimony in the event of a lawsuit
Examined all patent disclosures in the organization and assessed their viability
Career highlights:
Enhanced legal reviews from 5 monthly to 15 monthly (200% increase) as well as decreased overtime charges and backlog of Nidec claims from triple digits down to nearly 40 in three months

Product Safety Manager 2012–2018
Displayed competency in determining and eliminating potential product hazards throughout all phases of the product’s life
Career highlight:
Drove efforts in reducing the risk of injury to persons and damage to property and the environment regarding federal, state, local, and industry safety standards

Engineering Services Manager Oct 2006–Apr 2018
Assumed accountability for the engineering change order/document change order (ECN/DCO) system, administration, Teamcenter, ViewMap & SAP documentation, drawing number generation, record keeping, quality assurance, International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001, TS16949, as well as IATF16949 compliance and internal/external audits

Earlier Career

Dentsply International, PCD, York, PA
Senior Quality Electrical Engineer

Cummins Engine Co, Columbus, IN
Engineering Manager/Technical Specialist

AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, MD
Project Manager and Level III Design Engineer

The Singer Company – Systems Division, Wayne, NJ
Electrical Engineer

Army Research Development and Engineering Center, Dover, NJ
Electrical Engineer

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ

Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering
County College of Morris, Randolph, NJ

Strategic Planning and Implementation | Budget and Cost Optimization | Quality Assurance and Testing | R&D
Global Leadership| Kanban/JIT | Plant/Facility Operations and Maintenance | Root Cause Analysis | Cross-functional Leadership | Automotive Tier I Supplier

Additional Information:
Six Sigma Green and Black Belt Certification
Top Secret Security Clearance (Inactive)

Managing Major Engineering Projects | Financing and Initiating Engineering Programs | Financial Engineering and Risk Management | Global Environment Management | Managing Engineering and Technical Professionals | Electronic Test Engineering  Effective Briefing Techniques  Integrated Logistic Support Project Management and Principals of PMP  Continuous Improvement and Cost Reduction  GM Red-X Training and Root Cause Analysis

Awards and Honors

Department of the Army: Special Act in Completing Bradley Fight Vehicle AC/DC Power Supply TPS
AAAV Weapons Station Test Firing Accuracy
Nuclear Missile Elevator Work Cage Contract Award
Maytag Contribution to Excellence
GM Design Supplier of the Year Awards


Member of the Kiwanis Club  Fly Fishing  Hunting  Master Gunsmith | Little League Baseball Coach


Phase Gate System | Electronic Control Systems | LabView | Toyota Total Production System (TPS)


Edwards, C. (2006). Patent No. 7137387. USTPO Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
Edwards, C. (2014). Patent No. 8872048B2. USTPO Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
Edwards, C. (2015). Patent No. 9000315B2. USTPO Headquarters, Alexandria, VA

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