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Expert in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering

Expert ID: 736446 Washington, USA

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Expert brings over 18 years of professional aerospace engineering, services and related industry experience.

With Expert's consulting background, he currently enjoys working in learning and digital transformation start-up space to help companies accelerate their growth, acquire more customers and meet the revenue targets by differentiating from competitors and offering better value proposition.

Utilizing technical expertise, analytical, strategic and cross functional leadership skills, Expert tries to clearly articulate his thoughts and ideas and effectively communicate to accomplish professional and personal goals.

Specialties/ Skills: aircraft structures and Finite Element Analysis, aircraft Part 23, 25 and Part 26 certification, linear and non-Linear statics and dynamics, impact dynamics, crashworthiness, aircraft interiors, aircraft fatigue, durability and damage tolerance, training and coaching, technical relationship, business development, P&L, global operations, bids and proposals, strategic marketing and partnerships, predictive modeling, competitive analysis, networking and negotiation.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Aerospace and defense, structures and technology

HIGHLIGHTS
 Manage and drive highly complex, cross functional projects (10+ large-scale) over 18+ years, including, aging airplane (evaluation in nine months), landing gear and flying aircraft prototype development (analysis, test and certify in 12 months).
 Lead and implement services strategy for aircraft part manufacturing by reverse engineering aircraft parts in three months.
 Formulating process improvement, cost savings, and/or revenue enhancements models through the delivery of technology solutions for smart parking and other technical challenges in various sectors in six months.
 Conceptualizing an IoT smart city project idea to realizing a prototype in three months for a tech. start-up
 Consulting with subject matter expertise for e-learning start-ups to differentiate and quick go-to-market in 6 months.
 Training and continuous coaching for engineers for on-job application and knowledge retention by 75%.
 Working knowledge of Agile, Dev Ops, CI/CD, SDLC, and STLC methodologies.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Kirkland, WA - Redmond, WA - Bellevue, WA - Kenmore, WA

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2004 Degree: MS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Wichita State University
Year: 2000 Degree: BS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Bangalore University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2018 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Consultant/ Project Manager, Technology Start-Up Department: Responsibilities: Provide consulting services, leadership and new technology product solution offering AI, IOT and engineering services across various global industries/businesses like camera-vision based IoT smart parking.
 Onboard a launch customer by research and interview to identify pain points and present a viable solution.
 Develop a business architecture and layout the project steps to plan the right resources within time and budget constraints.
 Consult with suppliers to help resolve technical and functional bottlenecks for working proof-of-concept ideas.
 Develop an IoT kit with COTS hardware like security cameras and integrate the cloud technology to capture, upload and analyze images with TensorFlow and Machine Learning tools.
 Consult e-learning start-up to develop a roadmap on hands-on training courses in mechanical subject expertise areas.
 Provide technical inputs, host webinars and help place trainees in needed skill areas with industry network connections.
Results:
 Identified growth opportunities for AI/IoT based industries by market analysis and client consultation in 3 months.
 Lead and provide technical and project direction for training development in 6 months growing instructors from 1-5 people.
Years: 2019 to 2020 Employer: Boeing Aircraft Company Title: Senior Structures Analysis Engineer/ Service Engineering, Commercial Aviation Department: Responsibilities: Work on COSP/SRP/MPD Updates and lead the teams utilizing company damage tolerance methods
 Conducted fatigue and damage tolerance analysis to update 777 Maintenance Planning Document for fleet inspections.
 Conducted static and damage tolerance analysis for service life extension of B-1B bomber for primary structures including repair and inspection development of the wing rear spar lower chord and correlation to full-scale fatigue test article.
Results:
 Work with customers and suppliers to resolve technical and functional bottleneck issues in areas like NDT manual development.
 Continued operation safety assessment and resolution for critical primary structural elements and areas like Jackscrew lugs, wing fuel access doors and door cut-out reinforcements.
 Conducted crack growth analysis of 50+ structural items to develop damage tolerance inspection methods and intervals.
Years: 2016 to 2018 Employer: HCL America Title: Senior Project Manager Department: Responsibilities: Deliver and manage market growth for aerospace industry mechanical services portfolio.
 Spearhead technical support at high level, recruit key OEMs and suppliers and establish performance metrics to enhance efficiency in current customer project teams.
 Determine the quality of existing services by risk-issue analysis and create higher quality part manufacturing and other aftermarket services with faster go-to-market implementation.
 Create pipeline and maintain customer relation by networking with aerospace and manufacturing industry verticals.
 Own and drive RFP and proactive proposal for aerospace maintenance and manufacturing verticals.
Results:
 Managed the proposal until close in $2m-$5m certification testing as new core business within 4 months.
 Lead and provided technical direction to offshore teams, suppliers and partners utilizing Scrum and Agile methodologies.
 Own and drive 5+ aftermarket (PMA) proposal working with customers, suppliers and manufacturers in 9 months
Years: 2008 to 2016 Employer: Boeing Aircraft Company Title: Senior Structural Analysis Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Hired to solve key business problems and lead the engineering and leadership teams.
 Coach enterprise wide teams at various levels of leadership to develop training and enhance learning work implementation.
 Develop, review and foster business and mentor relationship with leadership and decision makers.
 Conduct risk-issue aftermarket and spares services strategy analysis with all the key stakeholder buy-off.
 Led the industry academia partnership to design-build-test-fly mission specific UAV in 12 months.
 Manage airline relationship and aging airplane rule implementation with efficient inspection for optimal fleet utilization.
Results:
 Conducted risk-issue analysis with cross-functional teams to increased training efficiency and created new work statement.
 Led global supplier teams to successfully implement aging airplane compliance program within 9 months.
 Accomplished Stage 2 (fatigue threshold inspection) backlog burndown for 737/757 airplanes by 50% in 5 months.
 Coach engineering teams to develop automation tools for COTS FEA programs that reduces analysis time by 20%.
 Conduct coaching sessions after training engineers to help on-job implementation and knowledge retention by 75%.
Years: 2010 to 2011 Employer: Aviation Partners Boeing Title: Senior Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Structural analysis support for winglet installation deviation and repairs on 737/767 airplanes within four hour window.
Years: 2004 to 2008 Employer: Piper Aircraft Title: Structural Analysis Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Lead the Structures team for complete aircraft lifecycle management.
 Work closely with managerial staff about design, construction and program modifications by cost and risk analysis.
 Lead and analyze complex structural engineering projects and provided optimum and quick solutions.
 Implemented lean design/six sigma principles and expedited deviations to engineering blueprint specifications (MRB).
 Keep abreast of industry trends and innovations by participating in conferences and seminars.
Results:
 Stress Analysis and program manage Piper Jet program to build and fly in 12 months, $10 million and limited headcount
 Managed fatigue testing program to evaluate the safety of airplane within $40,000 budget and 12 months.
 Lead the Piper engine mount service cracking investigation by test and analysis to provide repair solution within 6 months.
 Lead the landing gear design modification, analysis, testing and production for flying prototype within 3 months.
Years: 2000 to 2004 Employer: Wichita State University Title: Research Associate Department: Responsibilities: Crashworthiness and other FAA and aerospace industry research for FAR certification and compliance.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
PNAA –Aerospace Association, 2018
Scrum Professional 2019 – Present

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Currently as a SME helping develop e-learning training in aerospace crashworthiness that is practical and for students to upskill and reskill meeting the current industry standards and get a job in the market.
Vendor Selection
Worked with several vendor selection process during engineering and sales career to partner and offer solution specific to the needs and offer a value based service in aerospace, technology, engineering services, real-estate and other sectors.
Marketing Experience
Currently working as a real estate professional in residential, commercial and investment sectors to market the services, value and changing market dynamics to various stakeholders/ customers in digital media and other forms enhancing qualified lead funnel and closing deals at an accelerated rate.

Worked in aerospace, services and technology industry to market skills, value and services to enhance new business acquisition and close deals quickly.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Fluent
Multiple Indian Languages Fluent

Fields of Expertise

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