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Expert in Supply Chain, Purchasing, US Government Procurement, FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation)

Expert ID: 736483 Washington, USA

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Highly experience supply chain, purchasing manager with 25+ years of experience. Experience includes: Purchasing management; US government procurement; FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation) knowledge 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 negotiation activity; long-term agreements; personnel training; United States (US) Government procurements including government compliant folio-documentation, auditing, etc.

- Negotiated savings: in the tens of millions. Familiar with virtually all types of subcontracts and ability to analyze extremely complex pricing structures for fair-market value and in compliance with the FAR.

- Commodity items supervised: Labor subcontracts; electronics including electronics manufacturing services (EMS); complex hardware assemblies; machined and sheet-metal parts; castings and forgings; composites; electronics; complex assemblies; 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 reduction; continuous improvement; quality assurance compliance; expediting; estimating; subcontract negotiations; long-term agreements (LTA); MS Excel reports; US government documentation compliance; small business and HUB zone subcontracting; new product development.

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


Negotiation Activity:
- Annual Spend - $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-64ATM 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 Consolidated Purchasing System Review (CPSR).

Significant experience in virtually all areas of supply chain and purchasing in aerospace manufacturing. US government and military specialist familiar with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Taught and lead teams to document procurement activity and to successfully pass a Consolidated Purchasing System Review (CPSR) audit. Performed roles from Senior Buyer to Procurement Manager and assistant 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.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Vancouver, WA - Minnehaha, WA - Portland, OR - Fairview, OR - Beaverton, OR

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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 Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to 2014 Employer: Insitu (The Boeing Company) Title: Procurement Manager Department: Purchasing Responsibilities: Managed and taught a team of aerospace purchasing agents to purchase all company manufacturing materials and labor for our products.
- Annual spend $480 million for all aircraft “drone” hardware and services on the Scan Eagle to support capital equipment; and international-support services.
- Managed a team of 10-13 procurement professionals and other company disciplines while encouraging competition to drive down sourcing costs and comply with FAR requirements (Far 6.1).
- Authored and established policies and procedures to seek intense competition and price reductions.
- Coordinated Contractor's Purchasing System Review (CPSR) audit activity.
Years: 2016 to 2016 Employer: Artech Title: Sr. Consultant Department: Responsibilities: 8 month contract
Managing consultant supporting a $2 billion internet-auction program. The goal was to seek substantial part-package discounts through competition in an electronic-auction environment. Duties included: support research and documentation on all aspects of supplier- selection; International-trade compliance (ITAR) for exports; long-term schedules; terms and conditions; complex negotiations; documentation; etc.
Years: 2001 to 2008 Employer: Self Employed Title: Consultant (President/ Owner) Department: Sales, Supervision, Supervision, Customer Support, Licensed Responsibilities: - Annual spend $3 million.
- Licensed general contractor for building complete projects including custom homes and tenant improvements.
Years: 1986 to 2000 Employer: The Boeing Company Title: Contracts Manager Department: Purchasing Responsibilities: Managed teams to procure labor subcontracts and complex-high dollar assemblies for the US Army “Apache AH-64 Longbow" 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: 1978 to 1985 Employer: Garrett Airesearch Title: Buyer/ Overhaul and Maintenance Department: Purchasing Responsibilities: - Buyer
Annual spend $10 million.
Purchased high-volume screw machine parts, machined parts, sheet-metal parts, assemblies.
- Overhaul and Maintenance
Jet-engine technician in repair and overhaul.
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 Responsibilities: - Information Journalist and Broadcaster;
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.
DJ and news commentator; disc-jockey for nine (9) Phoenix area weekly-radio shows.

- Jet Engine Technician on the Northup T-38 Talon jet fighter
Honor Graduate.
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!):
GE J-85 jet engine
Northrop T-38 Talon trainer aircraft

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)

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