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Executive Director Global Controls Resume

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Grass Lake, MI

SUMMARY

  • Innovative motivated leader with broad experience in vehicle systems and major past leadership responsibilities for software, electronics, controls, ADAS systems, advanced braking, powertrain emissions systems, engine engineering, chassis, safety and driver assistance systems, and powertrain controls.
  • Proven ability to effectively lead global teams in order to achieve significant improvements in time to market, performance, reliability and cost ($16M/annually).
  • Consistently identified as the go - to person for high profile programs.
  • Results oriented visionary leader with a proven track record of bringing concepts to fruition in diverse functional areas.
  • Strategic thinker able to develop long term strategic initiatives that meet future needs.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Planning & Execution
  • Process Improvement
  • Quality Improvement
  • Strategy Development
  • New Product Development
  • Employee Mentoring and Coaching
  • High Performance Delivery
  • Supplier Selection
  • Cost Control & Profit Improvement
  • Technical & Business Acumen
  • Customer Focus
  • Innovation

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Grass Lake, Mi

Executive Director Global Controls

Responsibilities:

  • Led new product development incorporating functional requirements, software requirements, control algorithms, software, calibration, electronic hardware and methods process and tools.
  • Initiated implementation of new process improvements and ALM software to support ISO26262, ASPICE and cyber security.
  • Significant progress achieved in the advancement in all aspects of Confidential controls including cost (38%), quality, timing (80% red in verification time), process and tools.
  • Worked across diverse global team to develop a common direction forward for controls.

Confidential, Auburn Hills, Mi

Director Powertrain Electronics

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for leading and implementing the global powertrain controls strategy for Confidential . Included developing global strategy, business case and implementation plan for all regions (NAFTA, LATAM, EMEA, APAC). Obtained agreement from all regions on the strategic direction for Powertrain controls including implementation of a global organization.
  • Lead engine and transmission related hybrid controls and interface to supervisory controller.
  • Responsible for implementation of ALM tools, CMMI, AutoSAR and ISO26262.
  • Improved quality to achieve top quartile levels, and achieved budget and cost savings targets.
  • Organizational responsibility for 500+ employees globally (Direct, Contract, and Services).
  • Worked closely with Brand, Marketing, and Safety Office to develop Chrysler’s ADAS strategy, safety strategy and feature roadmap. Worked globally within Confidential to achieve a common global roadmap for safety systems.
  • This included the future of advanced driver’s assistance systems within Confidential setting the foundation for autonomous vehicles.
  • Electronic brake systems (including core group for hybrid’s and adaptive cruise) including functional objectives, performance, and new feature development.
  • Provided significantly improved stopping distance in last 4 launches (Journey, Challenger, Ram, Grand Cherokee).
  • Complete responsibility for new technology integration from advanced development to production of advanced driver assistance systems: hardware, functional objectives, strategy, HMI, and performance.
  • Advanced driver assistance systems include: blind spot monitor, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, park sense, rear view camera and lane keep assist.
  • Technologies included radar, lidar, cameras and ultrasonic sensors.
  • Responsible for airbag control modules including electrical integration, EDR and impact calibrations. This includes pedestrian protection and passenger belt alert.

Confidential

Senior Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for 3 major engine upgrade programs 3.7L, 4.7L, and HEMI© in addition to current production responsibilities.
  • Responsible for the 4.7L upgrade through launch and Hemi upgrade until S1 builds.
  • Through a systematic development approach increased fuel economy up to 10% and performance up to 25%.
  • Significant quality initiatives on all engines resulting in large year over year quality improvements.
  • HEMI© for 2006 MY had the best C/1000 of any engine in the company.
  • Met or exceeded all C/1000 targets for responsible engines in 2007 CY, a year in which overall Chrysler Powertrain C’s increased an average of 80%.
  • Material Cost Management Engine Rotating Components Team Co-Chair (with purchasing). Delivered $16M in annual variable cost savings.

Confidential

Senior Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Worked globally and at all grade levels within Daimler Chrysler to develop and implement a common engine controller and software set to be used in both Daimler and Chrysler.
  • Powertrain systems core Methods, Process, and Tools group including development and execution of Rapid Software Prototyping (RPC), Hardware in the Loop simulation (including lights out software verification), software specification in Matlab/Simulink, and INCA PC based calibration tools (base platform for future auto calibration programs).
  • Developed new award winning and patented concept to control fuel/air ratio to the lean limit following a cold start reducing tailpipe emissions by approximately 30%.
  • Created advanced OBD2 features including secondary air monitor, Partial Zero Emitting Vehicle (PZEV) OBD requirements, advanced catalyst monitor. Also implemented related calibration guides and software requirements documents.

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