Strategic Planning, Financial Analysis Expert Consultant Resume
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Resume of IKW, P.E. Lead Consultant
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  • Automotive
  • Financial
  • Manufacturing
  • Maritime
  • Tooling

MBA from Averett University.

Masters of Mechanical Engineering, with emphasis in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, from the University of Virginia.

B.S. in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University.

This associate is experienced in operations management, including production, quality, procurement, and planning. Further management experience includes warehouse and engineering.

Additional areas of specialty include project management for new product introductions, strategic plant layout and budget planning, assembly line design, and automation projects. More specialties include material handling and packaging projects, tooling engineer supervision, Kaizen team facilitation, and plant capacity studies. Further specific expertise includes operation cost reduction projects, make or buy analysis on equipment and components, and ISO auditing.

The background of this associate includes engineering program management, production cost analysis and bid preparation for the manufacturer of military and commercial marine navigational equipment, and manufacturing engineering for the manufacturer of military electromechanical equipment, including FLIR radar systems and hybrid circuits.

Lead Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing expertise in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, strategic planning, financial analysis and operations management, product development, failure analysis, forensic investigation and analysis, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.

 

Director of Operations, high-technology manufacturing firm, Virginia Beach, VA

Reported to the CEO. Managed all operations, including production, quality, procurement, planning, warehouse and engineering. Established a basic engineering system and ERP system. For the introduction of the latest products, the expert developed detailed design, found suppliers, worked on tooling, and developed manufacturing processes. He re-designed and re-sourced components on existing products for a 25% annual material cost savings. In addition, he managed facility upgrades including warehouse re-design, office expansion, and laboratory exhaust upgrade. Recently kicked off effort for ISO9001 registration.

 

Engineering Supervisor, tool manufacturing firm, Virginia Beach, VA

Specific projects included project management for new product introductions, strategic plant layout and budget planning, assembly line design, automation projects, material handling and packaging projects, tooling engineer supervision, Kaizen team facilitation, plant capacity studies, operation cost reduction projects, make or buy analysis on equipment and components, and internal ISO14000 and ISO9001 auditor. Highlights included working as the US engineering project manager on successful introductions of 12 new products, including handling tooling procurement, design, and implementation of projects with assembly tooling budgets ranging from $200K to $2.2M. He also worked as Team Leader, justifying and managing the implementation of labor cost reduction projects totaling $1,000,000. Finally, he developed strategic engineering capital expenditure budgets (~$20 M/yr) and redesigned plant layouts.

 

Engineering Team Leader, VDO-Yazaki Corporation, Winchester, VA

Provided program management and supervision of engineering team (5) for the manufacturing of automotive instrument clusters and cruise controls. Was Tier 1 supplier for Nummi, Ford, Mazda, Saturn, Mercedes and aftermarket distributors.

 

Sr. Cost Engineering Analyst and Manufacturing Engineer, Sperry Marine Inc., Charlottesville, VA

For this manufacturer of military and commercial marine navigational equipment, the expert provided engineering program management, production cost analysis, and worked on bid preparation.
 

Manufacturing Engineer, Texas Instruments, Defense Systems and Electronics Group, Dallas, TX

Was manufacturing engineering for the manufacturer of military electromechanical equipment including FLIR radar systems and hybrid circuits.

Packaging System Automation
New Product Development and Launch
Lean Production; Creating Continuous Flow

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