Diesel Engine Manufacturing, New Product Expert Consultant Resume
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This associate has a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Tri-State College.

Diesel Engine Manufacturing, New Product Expert Consultant Resume

This associate is experienced in program/project management, new product introduction management, quality system- QS 9000 certification, and six sigma implementation. Further expertise includes ERP installation, joint venture assessment / due diligence, business consolidation, and business asset and capacity analysis. More experience includes capital equipment evaluation and procurement, trouble shooting manufacturing methods and processes, mechanical engineering design and development, and extensive international working experience.

Specialization includes diesel engines, advanced fuel systems, manufacturing and operations strategy, and facility selection. Additional specialization include new product introduction teams, master schedules, and cost tracking process. This expert's background includes product cost analysis and capital and facility requirements.

This consultant's experience includes simultaneous engineering organization, capital investment, manufacturing location, and introduction lead-time.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing expertise in aeronautical engineering, diesel engine manufacturing, business development consulting, new product introduction, operations management consulting, mechanical engineering design, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.

Vice President- New Business Development, diesel engine service company

Was responsible for business development of a privately owned aftermarket distribution and remanufacturing company. Expectations included securing renewal of contract with Caterpillar for fuel systems products and developing national accounts and integrating new products into the current product line. Renegotiated contract with Caterpillar one year early ($13 million). Developed six of the largest national consumers as customers. Expanded product offering by broadening product base. Represented company at national shows and conventions.

Operations Manager, Caterpillar, Inc., Pontiac, IL

Was responsible for worldwide manufacturing operations of a $850 million advanced fuel systems business with three domestic manufacturing facilities and a Mexico-based Maquiladora remanufacturing operation. Was responsible to deliver cost competitive quality products on time, in a safe environment and manage the manufacturing and operations strategy to align facility and asset utilization with capital investment. Managed organization composed of 1750 hourly direct and 185 salary/management. Managed $195 million operating budget. Directed conversion of ERP System to MFG/PRO-QAD. Led introduction of 6 SIGMA into Fuel System Business. Directed organization to achieve MRP II Class A Certification – Lean Manufacturing. Championed QS 9000 implementation and lead process to QS 9000 Certification.

Director of Shop Operations, Wartsila Engine Company, Mulhouse, France

Managed operations of Cummins-Wartsila JV facility in Mulhouse, France. Focus was to launch a new high speed large bore diesel engine. Led the manufacturing New Product Introduction activity and insured manufacturing readiness. Responsibility included converting existing manufacturing and engineering processes and methods in production, logistics, maintenance, and engineering planning organizations. Delivered the successful launch of the new engine program, NPI Manager. Directed conversion of engineering and quality standards and specification. Managed procurement and installation of new manufacturing equipment. Led purchasing through conversion to new supply base. Implemented introduction and conversion to SAP ERP system.

Director, High Horsepower Simultaneous Engineering and New Product Introduction, Cummins Engine Co., Inc., Columbus, IN

Established and implemented a global manufacturing strategy to support the High Horsepower New Product Introduction Plan. The HHP program had three major engine introductions in a three-year period. NPI Manager for three HHP Engine Programs. Directed the process for manufacturing readiness for the launch of the three programs. Planned and managed $300 million capital. Selected machine tool builder and administrated procurement and installation. Directed all component make/buy decisions. Selected facility and determined and implemented upgrades/modifications as needed. Managed new product introduction teams, master schedules & engine cost tracking process. Senior manufacturing management representative in the Wartsila JV analysis team. Provided product cost analysis, capital and facility requirements and detailed program master schedule for introduction. Member of corporate due diligence team to define financial terms and agreement.

Director, Simultaneous Engineering New Product Introduction, Cummins Engine Co., Inc., Columbus, IN

Defined and implemented a simultaneous engineering organization to support all Cummins New Product Introduction. Identified support for engineering, plant, and supply base organizations enhancing new product introduction process, which reduced investment and shortened introduction lead-time. Defined requirements necessary to provide manufacturing expertise to the platform teams. Identified plant needs for introducing new products while maintaining current production. Provided strategies, which aligned existing assets to support new product introduction to minimize capital investment. Established process to manage and administer $650 million new capital investment. Provided NPI management to all engine programs. Senior manufacturing management representative in the Komatsu JV analysis team. Conducted manufacturing evaluation of alternatives to produce Midrange Engines in Japan. Determined current capability, conversion cost, product cost based on local economy, and time to launch the Midrange engine. Led component sourcing strategy aligned with Cummins global supply base for Midrange engines. Served a member of due diligence on defining final financial and production agreement. Senior manufacturing management representative in the analysis of the Komatsu JV for the High Horsepower engine production. Conducted the manufacturing evaluation to determine product cost, capital investment, manufacturing location, and introduction lead-time. Served on due diligence team.

Director, Midrange Manufacturing Planning and New Product Introduction, Cummins Engine Co., Inc., Columbus, IN

Structured a manufacturing and NPI organization to support the growth of the midrange business from $50 million to $850 million in sales. Aligned key resources to provide manufacturing and NPI expertise to manage the rapidly expanding business. NPI Program Manager for Emission Midrange Engines – launch 3 engine platforms. Developed strategy to support new product introduction and expanding volume needs. Procured and installed machine tools to support product change and capacity expansion. Established and managed the capital budget for all midrange-manufacturing requirements. Managed conversion program of Ford Louisville Midrange Trucks to Cummins powered engines. (Exit New Holland Business). Developed NPI process protocol that was integrated corporate wide. Conducted manufacturing and business evaluation of potential JV’s and other agreements.

Chief Engineer, L10 Brake Program, Cummins Engine Co., Inc., Columbus, IN

Conceptualized, designed and developed low cost, integrated L-10 compression brake. The design integrated all existing components and systems with minor modification to structural parts. Designed patented and registered. Developed brake design from concept to prove design. Developed test protocol and conducted test for verification of proof of design. Managed all program planning from prototypes to test cell scheduling and evaluations.

Team Manager, (Assistant Chief Engineer) Product Engineering, Machine Operations, Jamestown Engine Plant, Cummins Engine Co., Inc.

Managed Product Engineering organization during launch of the L-10 engine program. Product Engineering had direct support of all machining operations and raw material sourcing. Provided technical product engineering leadership in the plant. Recognized as corporate foundry expert with worldwide experience. Served as quality and manufacturing expert resource; introduced process for camshaft and crankshaft production.

Sales/Process Design Engineer, Power Plant Heat Transfer Equipment, Struther Wells Corporation, Warren, PA

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