Multi-faceted technologist and manager with extensive international experience in all phases of electronic product design and manufacturing. Proven ability to identify and couple broad-based technology and business opportunities as well as plan and implement strategy. Seeks and directs creative and collaborative solutions from staff, peers and other organizations. Experience and expertise include:
* Radio Systems
* Financial Analysis
* Electronic Manufacturing
* Training Development
* Wireless Technologies
* Program Management
* Electronic System Design
* Design for Six Sigma (6?)
* New Product Introduction
* Product Planning
* Seventeen U.S. Patents
Motorola, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL 1974 to 2010
Global $22B Fortune 500 Telecommunications Company that designs, manufactures and distributes broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions.
Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff Subscriber Radio Engineering (2008 to 2010)
Performed feasibility studies for strategic engineering and business projects. Identified potential partners to add data applications to voice-based radio systems. Coordinated intellectual property strategy. Provided technical and managerial consulting to business teams, advanced technology development, Motorola Ventures and partners.
Identified and evaluated over 20 potential partners to form the initial core of a new applications business.
Advised Motorola Ventures capital unit in identifying promising companies and technologies for equity investments.
Co-developed IP based physiological monitoring application using Motorola radios for firefighters and military.
Improved knowledge of customer needs by completing primary market research on portable radio applications, developed actionable recommendations.
Restructured the Patent Committee System to improve intellectual property review times and quality.
Director of Strategy, Global Subscriber Product Division (2001 to 2008)
Leadership role that identified and developed solutions for market, technological and portfolio issues. Designed long term planning roadmaps that optimized engineering resource effectiveness.
Developed long term subscriber roadmaps that linked business requirements, technology development, and portfolio planning to specific product and platform development projects which optimized resource investment.
Led a subscriber platform team that resulted in next generation common technology recommendations.
Improved software development time and quality by driving a software reorganization to implement a component-based architecture for new products.
Reduced development costs by developing a strategic plan for additional consolidation of overseas and domestic design centers.
Guided a public safety radio development program through initial business and technology planning stages that resulted in over $80M investment for a new product development program.
Developed technology platform strategy as lead subscriber strategist with PRTM which improved product development efficiency.
Drove intellectual property portfolio as co-chairman of the Subscriber Technologies Patent Committee.
Director Regional Portfolio Strategy, Global Marketing and Sales Group (1999 to 2001)
Identified and resolved product portfolio strategy issues across both global and regional scale.
Ensured that Latin America regional product requirements were defined and included in the global planning process.
Gained intimate customer knowledge by facilitating global End-to-End (E2E) application solution research.
Analyzed product portfolio of recent acquisitions in Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) area and facilitated product introductions into Latin America market.
Analyzed station portfolio and recommended product cancellation and development plans to maximize margins.
Led development of subscriber location strategy both technological and market. Determined subscriber-based GPS was the optimal technology.
Manager Product Portfolio, Radio Products Sector (1996 to 1999)
Identified regional market requirements and consolidated into global planning. Planned and tracked global engineering resources and programs.
Optimized resource investment by implementing a global process and database system to plan and track engineering projects and resources for over 900 engineers.
Organized and conducted twelve global “summit” meetings to understand and document regional requirements and gain global consensus on specific issues of market requirements, global vs. regional product development, analog mobile and portable radio development.
Synthesized regional market requirements, business plans and engineering capabilities into a global platform requirement and plan for profitable consolidation of the mobile product portfolio.
Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, Advanced Product Technology Center (1987 to 1996)
Developed advanced product technologies, manufacturing, design tools and processes.
Initiated, staffed, funded, and directed a new acoustic engineering laboratory which now is a key proprietary technology for all Motorola portable radios.
Improved design cycle time by developing and implementing an advanced simulation and prototyping methods.
Improved design quality and manufacturing cost by developing 6-sigma training materials and instructed over twenty sessions globally
Managed $3M annual budget and ten direct reports.
Varied engineering and manufacturing management positions, Radio Products (<1987)
EDUCATION & TRAINING
MBA - International Business (Beta Gamma Sigma Honors), University of Miami
BSE - Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Central Florida
DFSS Black Belt - Design for Six Sigma, Motorola University
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