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Expert in Business and Engineering– Licensed PE and Certified PMP

Expert ID: 736206 Montana, USA

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Licensed Mechanical Engineer and Certified PMP. Expertise in: - Process Systems analysis - Non-building structural/stress analysis - Business Development - International Trade - contract compliance - Foreign Military Sales.

Expert has 38 years of continually progressive experience in the engineering field. He has worked in the nuclear fuel processing industry, semi-conductor industry, power generation industry, and environmental technology industry. He has a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Science from the Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology and is a registered professional engineer in MT, ID, WA, FL AL, WY, and TX and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He has traveled extensively and has hands-on experience in project and business development in Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Poland, and Greece. Expert currently works for a design and manufacturing company. He started working for the company as a consultant in 2013. In 2014, he joined the company as a full-time Special Projects Consultant. He also currently serves as president and owner of a LLC, a technical and strategic consulting firm and has previously served as president and CEO of a $25 million/year diversified engineering and technology company. In 2002 Expert was appointed by the Secretary of Commerce and the U.S Trade Representative to the Department of Commerce, Industry Trade Advisory Committee for Small and Minority Businesses (ITAC-11) to provide input and review the impact of trade issues and agreements on small and minority businesses. He served as chairman of that committee from March 2010 to December 2011. He has served as president of the Butte Chapter of the Montana Society of Engineers; president of the Montana Society of Engineers; Montana delegate to the National Society of Professional Engineers; board member for the Montana Chamber of Commerce; advisory board member of the Montana World Trade Center; and as a Montana Ambassador. He is an alumnus of Leadership Montana, and has received several awards, including the Montana Tech Alumni Recognition Award; the Southwest Montana area Engineer of the Year Award; and -- on behalf of the company -- the Montana Governor’s Award for Excellence in Export Marketing.

Expert currently holds a “secret clearance” and has previously held both “Q” and “Top Secret” clearances. He has managed “classified” facilities, as well as ITAR programs.

Expert has extensive experience in Business Development, both foreign and domestic, as well as international trade. He has traveled extensively to 35 countries around the world and has been involved with international trade since his appointment by the Secretary of Commerce and International Trade Representative in 2002.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1992 Degree: M.S. Subject: Engineering Science Institution: Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology
Year: 1982 Degree: B.S Subject: Engineering Science Institution: Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2014 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director, Business Development Department: Business Development Responsibilities: Responsible for developing long term, value-added relationships with both prime and tier-I contractors in the defense, aviation, space, and automotive sectors. Provide technical oversight as required.
Years: 2012 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President/Owner Department: Responsibilities: Provide consultancy services for various companies on how to best position their company to access Federal Government contracts. Assist with proposal development and also provide technical and engineering services as required.
Years: 1990 to 2012 Employer: MSE Technology Applications, Inc. Title: President and CEO, General Manager, Vice President, Program Manager, Project Manager, Mechanical Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Worked my way up in the organization from Engineer to CEO. Guided all aspects of the $25,000,000.00/per year company from overseeing the company's technical/business portfolio, company finances and administration, strategy and direction, lobbying, and general management.
Years: 1989 to 1990 Employer: Special Resource Management Title: Project Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for developing a facility base of operations for the company. This included the evaluation of new and existing technologies to develop hazardous waste treatment and resource recovery facilities. Additional responsibilities included technical direction including process design, system design, construction oversight, and system start-up as well as all project/program management responsibilities.
Years: 1988 to 1989 Employer: SEH America Title: Project Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for managing various capital projects at the Orchards Silicon Wafer Manufacturing Facility. Responsible for process design, systems design, construction oversight, and system start-up. Project Engineer for a $12.8 million expansion of the silicon crystal growing facility.
Years: 1985 to 1988 Employer: Westinghouse Idaho Nuclear Company Title: Project Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for managing multiple projects at the Idaho Chemical Processing Facility. Managed five to seven projects at any one time, with total project costs up to $1.2 million per project.
Years: 1983 to 1985 Employer: Exxon Nuclear Idaho Company Title: Reliability Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Developed vibration analysis, practices, and programs to increase mechanical equipment reliability and predict equipment failures.
Years: 1982 to 1983 Employer: Westinghouse Electric Company Title: Field Service Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for working with various industrial and utility customers on the startup, testing, and troubleshooting of a broad range of power electrical equipment.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1990 to 2012 Agency: US Department of Energy (DOE) Role: Contractor Description: Extensive experience in US DOE contracts - bidding, compliance, and executing.
Years: 1990 to Present Agency: US Department of Defense (DoD) Role: Contractor Description: Extensive experience in US DoD contracts - bidding, compliance, and executing.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1998 to 2003 Country / Region: Korea Summary: Worked to developed business for the company in the hazardous/radioactive waste treatment sector.
Years: 1996 to 2000 Country / Region: Greece Summary: Worked extensively with Lockheed Martin as part of the post F-16 sale, off-set program.
Years: 1998 to 2000 Country / Region: Poland Summary: Worked with Polish city government (Bytom) and representing company to develop hazardous waste treatment facility company.
Years: 1998 to 2003 Country / Region: Japan Summary: Worked with Osaka based company to develop sales of hazardous waste treatment technology in Japan.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
- National Society of Professional Engineers - previous member and delegate
- Montana Society of Professional Engineers - previous member and past president
Licenses / Certifications
• Security Clearance (DOC)
• “Q” Clearance (DOE) - inactive
• Top Secret Clearance (DoD) -inactive
• Registered Professional Engineer – MT, ID, WA, WY, TX, AL and FL
• Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
Professional Appointments
Appointments
• (2002 – present), Appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the U.S. Trade Representative to serve on the Industry Trade Advisory Committee for Small and Minority Business (ITAC II). Chairman (March 2010 to December 2011)
• Montana World Trade Center Advisory Board (2004 - 2011)
• Montana Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (2008 - 2014)
Awards / Recognition
Awards/Honors
• Invited to the White House for the President's announcement of the National Export Initiative
• Recipient - Montana Tech, Alumni Recognition Award
• Recipient of the Engineer of the Year Award for Southwest Montana, Presented by the Montana Society of Engineers and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
• Recipient (for the Division) of the State of Montana, Governors Excellence Award for Excellence in Export Marketing

Additional Experience

Marketing Experience
Extensive business development experience with the Federal government and prime contractors and Tier I integrator's in the defense, aviation, space, and auto sectors.

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