Business Intelligence, Software, Process Improvement Expert Consultant
Resume of ZMW Consultant

  • Bioscience / Life Science
  • Real-time Enterprise Data Systems
  • Video Compression Software
  • Video Conferencing Software, Hardware, and Multimedia Tools
  • Web/eCommerce

This consultant has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT.  This expert also attended Idaho State University in Pocatello, ID for undergraduate studies in engineering.

Business Intelligence, Software, Process Improvement Expert Consultant

This expert offers senior leadership and engineering background with a record of diverse management, technical leadership, and engineering expertise. As a self-starter with hands-on orientation, this consultant has excellent problem-solving skills. This consultant is energetic and motivated with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. The background of this expert includes international travel and work among Asian and European business operations. This associate is adept at building and guiding technology teams with key emphasis on top performance and the highest standards of quality. Broad experience in analysis of technology market trends, building strategic partnerships, and intellectual property development are highlights of this expert's background. This consultant has extensive experience in design and deployment of project management, workflow, and configuration management systems.

As an accomplished leader at developing and deploying metric driven business execution systems, this consultant has experience with applying Business Intelligence to strategic planning, operating plan objectives, and operational initiatives. A background in balanced scorecard development with key metrics to drive revenue, gross margin, SG&A, EBITA, and other financial initiatives is also a key asset of this individual. This associate has experience deploying customer service and other customer allegiance based metrics.

Regarding software systems and software application development, this consultant has experience with developing custom reporting applications in an Oracle ERP/MRP manufacturing environment. This individual has coordinated custom software development with an outsourced team in India and provided leadership of technology teams developing digital video broadcasting, Internet digital video distribution, and desktop video conferencing. This expert has extensive experience in software application development for 2D and 3D computer-aided design. Other assets include a working knowledge of .net, WPF, Silverlight, Flash and C# software development tools and environment.

In the areas of Life Sciences, Lean Manufacturing and Process Improvement, this expert has provided facility strategic planning for powder, liquid, and single-use pharmaceutical cGMP manufacturing. Project execution from conceptual design through commissioning and validation, and an extensive working knowledge of sterile fill and certified cleanroom production are among this expert's experience. This consultant has experience driving a worldwide process improvement program for waste reduction targeting lead-time reduction, productivity increase, and balanced inventory management. This individual is a certified corporate trainer for lean tools (including value stream mapping and 5S), work cell optimization, and material flow.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates, Inc.

Providing expertise in senior leadership, engineering, business intelligence, balanced scorecards, metrics, software systems, software application development, life sciences, lean manufacturing, process improvement, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.


Senior Director, Process Improvement Programs, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Logan, UT

Business Focus: Product and System Supplier to Bioscience / Life Science Industry Served as director of worldwide process improvement program and activities for business unit. Senior Management: Served as a senior director of the company focusing on strategic operational initiatives, lean enterprise improvement, and metric driven management. Business Intelligence: Responsible for Business Intelligence tool deployment in a diverse manufacturing environment in concert with Oracle MRP/ERP. Represented company at balanced scorecard conferences and performed competitive tool analysis. Coordinated custom Oracle report and software tool development outsourced to India. Process Improvement: Chair of process improvement steering committee. Successfully identified and implemented productivity initiatives resulting in $9.6M savings. Identified benefits of $16M. Built a best-practices change management program with trainers, facilitators, and supporting promotional material. Certified corporate trainer for process improvement teams with emphasis on value stream, 5S, work cell efficiency, material flow, assessments, and lean standards development.


Senior Director of Engineering, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Logan, UT

Business Focus: Product and System Supplier to Bioscience / Life Science Industry Served as director of worldwide engineering and systems development with budget of $6M. Senior Management: Served as an executive director with responsibility for worldwide engineering staff in United States, England, New Zealand, and China. Systems and Processes: Led team of 30 including project managers, engineers, and pharmaceutical related technical staff. Directed the innovation and application of state-of-the-art cGMP production systems for pharmaceutical customers worldwide. Production systems produced powder media, liquid media, single-use bioprocess containers in a sterile cleanroom environment. Developed tools, processes, and standards for project management and resource planning. Trained project managers on best practices for project administration. Built a process improvement framework and deployed rollout worldwide. Process Improvement: Led effort to consolidate systems and global sites resulting in $3.5M savings. Directed the conceptualization, funding, and construction of a new $10M BioCenter.


Consultant to video relay computer services industry, Hyde Park, UT

Business Focus: Real-time Enterprise Data Systems Advised clients on enterprise system architecture, call center development, software algorithms, data warehousing and security, and system performance. Performed technical product analysis and made recommendations on technical strategic direction. Product Development: Guided engineering leadership team on configuration management, development strategies for quality product, and time-to-market techniques. Established methodologies for real-time performance analysis.


Vice President Technology and Business Development, Sorenson Media, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT

Business Focus: Video Compression Software, Web/eCommerce Domain Services Led the Web Services engineering team to transition efforts from a prototype stage to production-ready deployment running on an Oracle database. Product Development: Led a software development team in the innovation of a state-of-the-art web video delivery service. Deployed a software requirements and specification process for design control. Successfully deployed systems on-schedule and under-budget. Implemented an effective software project management and configuration control process. Business Development: Responsible for developing/driving a technology licensing program. Surveyed industry leaders in conjunction with detailed competitive analysis. Lead effort to incorporate Digital Rights Management technology for controlling digital content distribution.


Vice President of Engineering, Sorenson Vision, Inc., Logan, UT

Business Focus: Video Conferencing Software, Hardware, and Multimedia Tools Led a team of directors, managers, and engineers to on-schedule, on-budget delivery of best-in-class software products. Acted as a senior representative to prospects and customers. Transformed business requirements into product strategies and implementation plans. Software Engineering: Directed the implementation of configuration management, tools, and procedures resulting in higher standards of software/hardware quality and efficiency. Reduced engineering costs 35%. Product Development: Managed technology outsourcing, which reduced time-to-market by 25%. Directed architectural efforts for software and hardware products across numerous operating systems and platforms. Financial Management: Tightly managed expenses, capital, and critical resources to 29% under budget. Staff management: Recruited, trained, and mentored an effective technical staff. Implemented seminar and technology review programs. Research and Intellectual Property Development: Directed research efforts to create innovative product solutions rated best in class by eTesting labs. Supervised department patent work and filings.


President, Microport Systems, Logan, UT

Business Focus: Internet Interactive Media Startup Directed all business activity and led product development effort for startup. Product Innovation: Developed state-of-the-art software technology for synchronizing enterprise workstations over distributed networks. Product Development: Directed outsourced software development and packaged product activities.


President, Varimetrix Corp., Palm Bay, FL

Business Focus: CAD/CAM Software Development and Sales Led overall business activities. Provided technical direction for company's product strategy and development plan. Business Development: Grew company to $10M player in CAD/CAM software industry with distribution in U.S., Asia, and Europe. Established a $5M joint software development partnership with Japanese conglomerate. Formed business alliances with several major CAD/CAM software vendors and negotiated partnerships. Product Development: Developed leading CAD/CAM software products for Unix workstations and personal computers.


Systems Engineer, General Electric Company, Fairfield, CT

Member of a specialized robotics and system software team tasked with automating GE factories around the United States. Assignments at each of the following GE facilities: Robotics and Vision Systems - Orlando, FL Calma CAD/CAM Div. - San Diego, CA Aircraft Engines Group - Evendale, OH / Lynn, MA Industrial Control Div. - Charlottesville, VA Software, electrical, and mechanical patents filed in conjunction with General Electric, Co. Project manager/lead engineer/programmer of robotic manufacturing line for military aircraft components.


Designer / Drafter, Design Consultant, Northwest US

Consultant to a variety of businesses in the Northwest US providing design and drafting services: Hercules Aerospace - Graphite composite manufacturing Amax Metals - Aluminum production Ore-Ida Foods - Potato food products manufacturing Idaho Portland Cement - Cement production and material handling Newberry Engineering - Contract design

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Waltham, MA
Role of the Leader Course
Focused course on effective leadership and management for top performers. Selected as one of two to attend from all Band V and VI site leadership.

Palladium Group, Inc., Lincoln, MA
Balanced Scorecard Summits, San Francisco
Business unit representative for balanced scorecard collaborative. Networking events for industry leaders applying the Norton and Kaplan strategic methods.

Management Skills, Salt Lake City, UT
Managing Remote Locations Course
In-depth course on effective techniques, strategies, and tools for managing a distributed team across global boundaries.

Sorenson Vision, US/Germany/Hawaii
Company Representative to International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium, (IMTC)
International consortium for collaborating on video conferencing standards and testing interoperability.

General Electric Company, Bridgeport, CT and Charlottesville, VA
Software Engineering and Factory Automation Systems Technology (FAST) Program
Selected as one of thirteen from top engineering schools to train at key General Electric robotic and vision system sites.

Most Recent Work: Balanced Scorecards and Strategic Metrics, Business Intelligence Tools, Lean Manufacturing, and Continuous Improvement.

Hardware/Software: Silicon Graphics, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett Packard, Personal Computers, Unix, Microsoft Suite of Compilers/Development Tools.

Desktop Tools: Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Project Enterprise.

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