Expert in Aerospace System Engineering, Program Managing, & Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Expert ID: 738367 Connecticut, USA
Expert is a practitioner of the Aircraft System Engineering, Lean Principles, and Six Sigma/Design of Experiment techniques for robust design and aircraft and subsystem certification. A proponent of continuous product improvement, cost-saving, and waste elimination.
Self-motivated, disciplined, and organized. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external customers. Proficient in multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment with the ability to create strategic business plans, provide solutions to routine technical problems, complete multiple projects on time, and meet company goals within budget.
Multidisciplinary proficiency and skills in new engineering product development, execution, and management using analytical tools, and methods such as:
• Aircraft Conceptual Design, Sizing, Load, Performance, and Weight & Balance Analysis, Mechanical Detail Designs
-- AutoCAD, CATIA, Siemens NX, SolidWorks, 3D-Prining,
-- DOORS, MagicDraw Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE), Data Analysis
-- Microsoft Office, Visual BASIC, FORTRAN 77, Python, Price-H Life Cycle Cost (LCC) Program
-- ANSYS Workbench, NASTRAN/PATRAN, Structural Dynamics, Crashworthiness Analysis/KRASH/LS-Dyna
-- FlightStream/ANSYS CFD, FEKO Radar Cross Section (RCS), NASA OpenVSP, ParaView, OpenProp
-- MathCAD, Mathematica, MATLAB, Stress, Fatigue, Failure & Damage Tolerance Analysis, FMEA, FRACAS, FTA
• Product Development, Mechanical Design, Testing, and FAA FAR Certification/MIL-HDBK-516 Airworthiness, Qualification & Planning
• Reliability Analysis/RAPTOR, Design of Experiments (DOE), Taguchi Method, MINITAB Statistical Analysis, and Human Factor Analysis
• Project & Program Management, WBS & SOW Development, PERT/EVMS, ACE, 5 Why's, Kaizen, Value Stream Analysis
|Years: 2022 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: VP of Aircraft, Chief Engineer||Department:|
Responsibilities:Responsible for aircraft preliminary design. e.g., aircraft system design, stress analysis, aeroacoustics analysis, performance analysis and aircraft certification.
|Years: 2019 to 2021||Employer: Kaman Aircraft Corporation||Title: Engineering Specialist||Department:|
Responsibilities:Responsible for SH-2G Seasprite helicopter platform product continuous improvement and problem-solving. e.g., mechanical design, FE Stress, reliability, and multi-physics/data analyses.
|Years: 2017 to 2019||Employer: Piasecki Aircraft Corporation||Title: Chief of Design||Department:|
Responsibilities:- Led the Piasecki Design team to win U.S. Navy's $0.5M from Mission Equipment Grand Challenge Prizes Awards, MBSE modeling competitions for MUX's Airborne Electronic Warfare (AEW), Electronic Warfare (EW), Data Relay (DR), and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission, organized by U.S. Navy Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program office (NAVAIR PMA-266).
- Led and performed the advanced design of a 14,000 lb USMC MUX VTOL, a 12,000 lb USAF UAS VTOL, and a PA-890 eVTOL aircraft.
- Led Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System (ARES) UAS aircraft design improvement and Roadmap Development.
- Performed stress analysis for the MUX and company confidential program air vehicles.
- Provided rotorcraft design guidance in compliance with the MIL-spec requirements and FAA FAR Part 27 & 29.
- Approved the releases of engineering drawings and technical analysis reports.
|Years: 2016 to 2017||Employer: Enstrom Helicopter Corporation||Title: Design Manager||Department:|
Responsibilities:- Provided rotorcraft design guidance to design engineers in compliance with the FAA and EASA airworthiness regulations.
- Performed airframe, landing gear stress and fatigue analysis, and design reviews to support the company's new TH-180 trainer helicopter certification program in compliance with the FAA CFR Part 27 regulation.
- Led and managed crashworthy fuel-tank drop test project to meet the new FAA crashworthy tank regulations.
- Approved the releases of engineering drawings, engineering analysis reports, Service Design Bulletin (SDB), and Service Instruction (SI), supporting FAA 14 CFR Part 27 approval process and documentation.
- Mentored young engineers to design helicopters and to perform helicopter design and analysis problems.
|Years: 2005 to 2016||Employer: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation||Title: Preliminary Design and System Engineering Staff Engineer, Project Lead & Chief-Engineer||Department:|
Responsibilities:- Executed the Technology Maturity Self-Assessment (TMSA) study for the U.S. Presidential Helicopter VH-92 program.
- Owned ITAR Technical Assistance Agreement (TAA) granted by the U.S. Office of Defense Trade Controls Licensing (DTCL) to lead $7million engineering risk reduction & MIL-DBK-156 airworthiness/EASA CS 29 certification studies sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Defense in its Future Transport Helicopter (FTH).
- Led CH-53K promotion team for German CH-53G replacement and shaped customer's FTH program RFP requirement.
- Led helicopter conceptual designs for South Korea's Light Civil Helicopter and Light Armed Helicopter Program.
- Participated in the U.S. VH-92 Presidential Helicopter Program's technology assessments.
- Performed three innovative high-speed rotorcraft performance analyses (i.e., single main rotor, coaxial-pusher compound X2TM technology, and tiltrotor) for $6.5M Joint Multi-Roles (JMR) technology demonstration program.
- Assisted Sikorsky Business Acquisition Team (BAT) to win the $4.6 billion USMC future heavy-lift CH-53K helicopter program setting up the helicopter system engineering, design requirements in the IBM DOORSTM program.
- Performed six-sigma lean analysis to achieve over $3M Reliability and Maintenance (R&M) cost saving on the U.S. Navy SH-60 Sea Hawk's main rotor elastomeric pitch link rod ends, reducing part removals schedule, and increasing operational aircraft availability.
- Represented the Sikorsky Acquisition Team (BAT) to submit s-92 Search & Rescue (SAR) helicopter RFP package to the Republic of China's Defense Equipment Acquisition Bureau in Taipei, Taiwan.
- Led Sikorsky commercial helicopters' continuous product improvement and R&D roadmap development.
- Performed CH-53K design trade studies to achieve a successful Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for NAVAIR.
- Led the Sikorsky S-76D helicopter Product Performance Improvement (PPI) project. Achieved the enlargement of helicopter cabin windows to FAA Type IV size windows for better emergency egress and the installation of crashworthy cabin seats and floor, collectively increasing the aircraft's FAA FAR compliance rating from 85% to 92%.
- Assisted Sikorsky to fulfill the FAA Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee's (ARAC) Rotorcraft Occupant Protection Working Group task assignments for the S-76 helicopter platform's objective to enhance aircraft safety and survivability.
- Performed the CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter main rotor assembly stress analysis to improve one blade-out aircraft safety.
- Performed the USMC Heavy Lift Replacement (HLR) helicopter program design specs and SOW reviews and executed the requirement decompositions to achieve a successful System Requirement Review (SRR).
- Implemented Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE), problem-solving methods, Value Stream Analysis, 5 Why's Analysis, Kaizen.
|Years: 2005 to 2005||Employer: Lockheed Martin||Title: Stress Analysis Consulting Engineer||Department:|
Responsibilities:Performed F-35 A/B/C fighter's airframe stress analysis using PATRAN/NASTRAN.
|Years: 1999 to 2005||Employer: LORD Corporation||Title: Aerospace New Product Development Engineering Specialist||Department:|
Responsibilities:- Responsible for helicopter's new vibration attenuation elastomeric product development (e.g., Design, Analysis, Test, and Qualification). Such as helicopter rotor elastomeric bearings, driveshaft mount, engine vibration isolation mounts, and engine struts for American and European helicopters, such as Sikorsky S-64, UH-60 Black Hawk RAH-66 Comanche, S-92, AW109, AW159, and EH-101.
- Improved the elastomer batch production quality by 80% using lean manufacturing, Taguchi statistical, and Design of Experiment (DOE) methods.
- Supported a $5M cost-saving plan for U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter's main rotor bearing acquisition project.
- Performed and supported FAA 14 CFR Part 29 airworthiness qualification testing, meeting customer cost and product development schedule objectives.
- Performed product Failure Mode Evaluation Criticality Analysis (FMECA) / Failure Mode Evaluation Analysis (FMEA), maximizing design robustness and safety.
|Years: 1996 to 1998||Employer: Dassault Falcon Jet Corporation||Title: Production Program Manager & Stress Engineer||Department:|
Responsibilities:- Responsible for Falcon Jet 2000 business jet's production program.
- Managed the $0.5 billion Falcon Jet 2000 business jet's aircraft completion program within budget and schedule, 13 aircraft delivered in 1999.
- Performed Falcon Jet's stress and weight and balance analysis.
- Performed Falcon Jet stress analysis and drawing review to ensure structural design substantiation and integrity.
- Supported FAA 14 CFR Part 25 approval process and documentation.
|Years: 1992 to 1996||Employer: Georgia Institute of Technology||Title: Aerospace System Design Lab (ASDL) Graduate Research Assistant||Department:|
Responsibilities:- Participated in the 1995 NASA AGATE general aviation design competition. Performed conceptual design, crashworthiness, and performance analysis using NASA's KRASH crashworthiness analysis.
- Performed in the U.S. Dept. of Defense's "One vs. Two Engines Fighter Design Analysis" for the U.S. Joint Advanced Strike Technology (JAST) program, confirming its aircraft design's affordability objective.
- Performed advanced aircraft system design analysis such as Turkish light utility helicopter design and air-cushion landing system for general aviation crashworthiness.
- Led 1993 graduate student design team organized by the American Helicopter Society, creating a coaxial rotor-pusher compound high-speed and high-maneuverable attack helicopter concept. This design preceded the development of the current Boeing/Sikorsky FARA and FLRAA high-speed rotorcraft design concepts.
|Associations / Societies|
|Vertical Flight Society (VFS) Unmanned Aircraft System Committee Member
Vertical Flight Society (VFS) Life Member
Society of Allied Weight Engineers (SAWE) Member
|Licenses / Certifications|
|MIT Executive Program Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy
RPI Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, 2008
|Vertical Flight Society (VFS) History Committee Chair (Former)
|Awards / Recognition|
|American Helicopter Society (AHS) Individual Membership Award (2 years)
Sikorsky VH-92 Presidential Helicopter Proposal Certificate of Appreciation
Sikorsky President's Award Nominee (2 years)
NASA Certification of Appreciation on X-30 National Aero-Space Plane (NASP) Program
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Training / Seminars|
|Kaman Project Management (PM) Training, 2021
Dassault No Magic Cameo Enterprise Architecture MBSE SysML and UAF Training, 2019
FAA Dynamic Impact Crashworthiness Training, 2014
Sikorsky Business Acquisition Management (BAM) Training, 2005
PRICE H - Hardware Life Cycle Cost Estimating Training, 2005
Dassault Falcon Jet Program Management (PM) Training, 1998