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Desired Industry: Aviation SpiderID: 82950
Desired Job Location: Hollywood, Florida Date Posted: 3/1/2021
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: March 15, 2021
Desired Wage: 120000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel: Yes, 50-75%
Highest Degree Attained: Masters Willing to Relocate: Yes

Assists organizations with underperforming projects, regaining momentum, and focus
Proven leadership in engineering, program management, finance, operations, supply chain, aftermarket. Achieves integrated solutions by thinking across various business and engineering disciplines. Expert in building, empowering, guiding and driving complex teams of specialists. Thought leader, leading by example, designs future state visions for teams and organizations. Communicates relentlessly and incorporates feedback until getting buy-in from all stakeholders. Fosters the pursuit of innovation, continuous improvement culture, unconventional thinking. Mentors and develops future talent.


PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA, Raytheon Technologies (RTX), Mississauga, Canada
Senior Aftermarket Project Manager – New Product Introduction (NPI) 2020
Executed PW812 engines NPI. Leadership role in maintainability, ground support equipment, technical publications, military RFPs. Program leadership and communication with customers: Dassault, Collins, PWA, Gulfstream. Controlled $5M/year budgets with 20 cross-functional, cross border associates. Implemented leveraged common core business strategy for the 17-24K engine family with PWA and PWC.
• Generated $250K savings and finalized procurement of full kit 9 months before NPI date by steering 10 members team to deliver a ground support equipment set (design/hardware) for 2 programs with 20% commonality, 20% existing tools.
• Reduced maintainability validation costs by 30% while guaranteeing 100% task completion, 12 months in advance through a phased and leveraged maintainability validation strategy; communicated and obtained buy-in from OEMs.
• Reduced release lead time for 14 continuous airworthiness technical publications by 40% by empowering team through dashboards, new collaborative tools, compared with previous programs.
• Optimized RFO by providing aftermarket content (maintainability, equipment, EIS deployment) for the USAF RFP to reengine B52 aircrafts with a new commercial of shelf engines (700 engines contract).
Projects Chief - Special Project Assignment at PWA, East Hartford, CT, USA 2019
Technical: Co-led high impact PW1100G-JM Air Cabin Quality Tiger investigation. Influenced investigation directions. Formulated inspections required to collect data, compiled and analyzed data. Identified and assessed operational risks. Modeled risk mitigation plans. People: Empowered a team of 25 cross-functional specialists (Design, Statisticians, Analytical, Aftermarket, Marketing). Mentored junior Project Engineers.
• Delivered investigation conclusions in only 7 months: RRCA closed; determined, implemented short and medium actions.
• Integrated 4 Maintenance Repair & Overhaul centers MROs (FL, GA, WV, Germany) in investigation, established work scope, deliverables, data retrieval and analysis.
• Constructed a robust dashboard for PWA Senior Executives to facilitate reporting, management and data recording for over 1K open field investigations.
• Communicated daily / weekly investigation progress, gaining 100% buy-in from PWA CEO, senior executives, OEM (Airbus), and airline customers (Delta, Air Canada).
Project Manager - Component Integrated Product Team (CIPT) Deputy 2013 - 2018
Technical: Directed design verification, validation and certification activities for PW814/815/812. Drove all aspects of project: kick-off, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, risk mitigation, closing. Reported cost and schedule performance. Operational: Monitored field and business data to drive design / procurement / manufacturing needs. Advised for supply chain strategic sourcing. Spearheaded supplier development. Collaborated for contract negotiation, proposal preparation, business plans, operation budgets. Mentored less experienced project managers.


• Attained a 66% reduction in Project Managers for Engine ECN Module, by boosting project management efficiency.
• Delivered $100K FSC reduction through development of 2 European suppliers of composite materials (Dema and Daher).
• Substantiated and certified first PWC engine part made using additive manufacturing technology.
• Controlled a $5M annual budget by monitoring expenditures, calculating forecasts and ensuring compliance.
• Reduced quality deviations by 80% supporting a cost avoidance of $1M/year by spearheading tiger projects on quality improvements and cost reduction,
• Empowered 80 people in 13 teams to successfully design, certify, industrialize on time / on budget over engine 3K parts.
Financial and Business Controller, Program Management Department 2010 - 2013
Assembled large budgets ($800M) for new engineering programs, build forecasts. Calculated engineering manpower requirements (FTE vs budgets). Performed risk evaluation, mitigation, business impact analysis.
• Increased test cell utilization by 5%, and saved $2M for offsite tests by leveraging a thoroughly detailed MS Projects L2 plan for a brand-new development program.
• Evaluated recovery strategies and assisted with implementation, contributing to certification date being achieved.
• Met 5-15% optimization annual budget targets, as requested during quarterly executive level reviews.
• Saved 20% ($4M/year) on the annual procurement budget for standard fasteners by consolidating supplier base.
Transformational Senior Leader, Operational Excellence/ Continuous Improvement 2005 - 2009
• Increased engine production by 50% ($16M/month).
• Designed and deployed “Virtual Factory” (patent application), an “operating system” encompassing all lean technologies.
• Increasing line’s efficiency by 25% by creating and introducing shop floor ANDON, a production support system.
• Using an $1.5M budget, devised and implemented PW617’s production line on time and within budget
• Championed benchmarking projects (Toyota / Bombardier) to establish 7 best-in-class manufacturing practices.


PRATT & WHITNEY, Canada, Senior Team Lead, Research & Development
• Saved 2hrs/engine build time, increasing throughput by 10 engines ($10M/year) by designing a new grinding process
INTERFAST, TORONTO, Canada, Account Manager, Procurement
• Wrote the specs for a new IT system to double inventory turnover and maximize profits
ROMANIAN AIR FORCE, Romania, Maintenance and Flight Preparation Flight Team Commander


• Project Management Professional (PMP) Candidate
• Completed Full PW1100G-JM/PW1500-JM training curriculum: General Familiarization (ATA I), Line and Base Maintenance (ATA III), Engine Failure Analysis, Borescope inspection
• Achieved ACE (Achieving Competitive excellence) Practitioner with proved track record to streamline entire organizations
• Negotiating Techniques | ISO Audit Training | ITAR Power User
• Judge at Next 36 (NGO focused to identify next generation entrepreneurs)
• CATIA/SAP proficient user / MS Suite value extraction level user


• Master in Business Administration (MBA), Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto, Canada
• Master in Aerospace Science (MSc), Technical Military Academy, Bucharest, Romania

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