Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

Management; Supply Chain, Purchasing, US Government FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation); CPSR Audits; Aerospace; USAF; Jet Engines; Purchasing Procedures; Supply Chain Procedures; Quality

ID: 736483 Washington, USA

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Expert is highly experienced in supply chain, and has served as a purchasing manager with 25+ years of experience. He has significant experience in aerospace supply chain and purchasing, including senior management; buying; expediting; quality control; procedures authoring; auditing; audits; etc. His additional experience includes: Purchasing management; Complex procedures author; US government procurement; FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation) knowledge. CPSR (Consolidated Purchasing System Review) audit team lead.

- Carrier-Field Exposure: Expert has managed extremely complex supply-chain activities including: multimillion-dollar subcontracts and associated negotiations activity; long-term agreements; personnel training; United States (US) Government procurements including government compliant folio-documentation, training, auditing, etc.

- Negotiated savings: in the tens of millions. Familiar with virtually all types of subcontracts including firm-fixed-price, cost plus fixed fee, etc.; Ability to analyze extremely complex pricing structures for fair-market value and in compliance with the FAR.

- Commodity items supervised include: Labor subcontracts; Electronics; Complex hardware assemblies; Machined and sheet-metal parts; Castings and forgings; Composites; Complex assemblies; Lobor services; Sintered-3D materials; etc.

- Management Lead: 25+ years in training and managing aerospace program-managers and buyers in developing statements of work (SOW); scheduling; budgeting and financial metrics; price/cost analysis and price reductions; Continuous improvement; Quality assurance compliance; Expediting; Price estimating; Subcontract and Contract negotiations; Long-term agreements (LTA); MS Excel-Word-PowerPoint reports; US government documentation compliance; Small business and HUBzone subcontracting; New product development; Research and development.

- FAR Experience: Managed US Government subcontracting in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Defense FAR (DFAR); compliance and auditing; international procurement; etc.; Significant international travel to support contracts; Consolidated Purchasing System Review (CPSR); Authored full automated suites of online procedures, guides and forms for three (3) Boeing Company divisions.


Negotiation Activity:
- Annual Spend as high as - $1 billion; Negotiated Savings - $150 million (15%)

International Support Activity:
- Materials manager at the McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Company (now The Boeing Company) for the sale of the US Army Apache AH-64 Longbow Attack Helicopter by coordinating activities with the country of Turkey and “Turkish Aerospace Industries (TIA).”
- Managed procurement activities to move the commercial MD Explorer fuselage, manufactured by Hawker DE Havilland in Australia, from Australia to Turkey.

Authored 100’s of complex-supply chain procedures:
- At a new start-up company Boeing company, authored hundreds of new procedures, processes and, automated forms to establish US Government FAR-compliant procedures and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), guides and forms. Streamlined documentation to reduce buyer workload by some 30%. Passed our first Consolidated Purchasing System Review (CPSR).


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2010 Degree: Certificate Subject: First-line supervision Institution: Boeing Leadership Center
Year: 1978 Degree: BS Subject: Communications & Business Institution: Arizona State University
Year: 1975 Degree: Associate of Arts (Honor Graduate) Subject: Principles of Radio and TV Management Institution: Milton College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2016 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Consultant Department:
 Participated in “ Expert Witness” projects for various clients (classified)
 Available to support any project that is required in purchasing and supply chain. Very familiar with commercial and US government requirements.
 Producing training films for US government procurement politicians.
 Authoring purchasing and supply chain procedures for purchase to the supplier community.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2016 to 2016 Employer: Artech Title: Sr. Consultant Department: Professional job placement service
8 month temporary contract:
 Managing consultant supporting a $2 billion internet-auction program with the Honeywell company. The goal was to seek substantial part-package discounts and multiyear subcontracts from the supplier base through intense competition.
 The parts family included: complex electronic equipment; machined parts; sheet metal parts; mechanical assemblies.
 Duties included: support research and documentation on all aspects of supplier selection; International-trade compliance (ITAR); long-term schedules; terms and conditions; complex negotiations; documentation; etc.
 This effort included both commercial and US Government packages.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2009 to 2014 Employer: Insitu (The Boeing Company) Title: Procurement Manager and Competition Advocate Department: Purchasing
Managed and taught a team of aerospace purchasing agents to purchase all company manufacturing materials and labor supporting our products.
 Annual spend $480 million for all aircraft “drone” hardware and services on the ScanEagleTM to support capital equipment; and international-support services.
 New campus construction: With licensed-general contractor experience, led a team to build a brand-new 167,000 square feet, multibuilding, state of the art manufacturing facility.
 Managed a team of 10-13 procurement professionals while coordinating with other company disciplines to encourage intense competition to drive down sourcing costs and comply with US Government FAR requirements.
 Authored and established policies and procedures to seek intense competition and price reductions.
 Coordinated Contractor's Purchasing System Review (CPSR) audit activity.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2001 to 2008 Employer: Self Employed Title: Consultant (President/ Owner) Department: Sales, Supervision, Supervision, Customer Support, Licensed
 Annual spend $1 billion.
 Purchasing consultant for new startup aerospace division
 Licensed general contractor in Arizona for building complete projects including custom homes and tenant improvements.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1986 to 2000 Employer: The Boeing Company Title: Subcontracts Manager & Senior Buyer (Commercial) Department: Purchasing
 Annual spend $150 million.
 Supervised activities to successfully move a commercial-international production program including work-in-progress (WIP); tooling; training labor and; major assemblies from Melbourne and Sydney, Australia to Ankara, Turkey (TUSAS). Led the team to achieve a $54 million non-recurring program savings by moving production from Australia to Turkey.
 Managed all aspects of complex, high-dollar electronic and hardware assemblies for a family of commercial helicopters NOTARTM (no-tail-rotor). The aircraft included was: MD500; MD520N; 600N; MD Explorer. Aided in the sale of this product line to MD Helicopters.
 Managed teams to procure labor subcontracts and complex-high dollar assemblies for the US Army “Apache AH-64 LongbowTM" Attack Helicopter. Commodities procured included: aircraft fuselage; transmissions; main-rotor hub assembly; complex machined and sheet metal assemblies; forgings and castings; metals coating and processing; labor subcontracts; etc.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1978 to 1985 Employer: Garrett Airesearch Title: Buyer/ Overhaul and Maintenance Department: Purchasing
 Annual spend $10 million.
 Purchased high-volume screw machine parts, machined parts, sheet-metal parts, assemblies.
 Jet-engine technician in repair and overhaul.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1970 to 1974 Employer: United States Air Force Title: Information Journalist and Broadcaster/ Jet Engine Technician on the Northup T-38 Talon Jet Fighter Department: Information Division
 Hard news editor on the US Air Force base newspaper "Jet Gazette" which won 3rd place in global competition during our first year of weekly publication.
 Produced nine (9) weekly Phoenix area radio shows.
 Hands on experience maintaining General Electric (GE) J-85 jet engines for the Northrop T-38 Talon jet- fighter / trainer (world's first supersonic jet trainer!):

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: -1970 to 1974 Agency: United States Airforce Role: Jet Engine technician and Broadcast-Journalist Description: *Jet engine technician on the Northrup T-38 Talon jet fighter.*
*Journalist for the Williams Air Force Base (Arizona) newspaper "Jet Gazette" which one 3rd place in worldwide competition.
*Radio disc jockey and news commentator with nine weekly radio shows in the Phoenix area. Record number of shows.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1997 to 2000 Country / Region: Australia Summary: Program manager for the McDonnell Douglas Helicopter (MDHC) newly released "MD Explorer" fuselage, twin-turbojet, NOTAR (no tailroter). Significant international travel to support this annual $20 million program.
Years: 2000 to 2000 Country / Region: Turkey Summary: Material's department program manager for the McDonnell Douglas Helicopter (MDHC) "Apache Longbow" attack helicopter. Travelled to Turkey to negotiate the sale of this helicopter to the Turkish government.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
- First Line Supervision: Certificate from The Boeing Company
- University of Advancing Computer Studies Phoenix, Arizona "web-page development Certificate"
- Purchasing Principles of Management Phoenix, Arizona - "Purchasing Certificate”
- Dinfos (Defense Information School) Ft. Ben Harrison, in – Certificates in "Broadcasting & Journalism”
- Jet Engine Technician Chanute Afb, Ill. – Certificate "Jet Engine” (Honor Graduate)

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Boeing Leadership training.
Other Relevant Experience
Significant experience in virtually all areas of supply chain and purchasing for complex-aerospace manufacturing. US government and military procurement; commercial procurement. Very familiar with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Taught and lead teams to document procurement activity and to successfully pass several Consolidated Purchasing System Review (CPSR) audit. Performed roles from Senior Buyer to Procurement Manager and assistant Purchasing/Supply Chain Director activities. Authored hundreds of supply chain and purchasing procedures, guides and computer work guides. Performed supply quality-system review; price/cost analysis; inventory management; delivery schedule management.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Fluent

Fields of Expertise

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