Innovative & Strategic Business Leader Through New Product Development
New Product Development Leader Business Unit Leader Director of Engineering Market Research for M&A Strategic and creative engineering executive with a passion for leveraging technology that exceeds internal and external customer expectations by utilizing proven world class processes. Successful track record of delivering new products on time with thorough planning, building high-performance cross-functional teams, and leading the team to a successful project completion. Business unit Leader with full P&L responsibility of $64M Business grew to $75M in four years by introducing and gaining leading market share for two new product families of Commercial Heat Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors. Key qualifications include: * New Product Development-Concept to Launch * P&L Management * Technology Implementation into New Products * Acquisition/Merger Research * Innovation Process and Emerging Technologiies * Team Motivation & Management * Specification Development per Customer Needs * Business & Financial Acumen * Cost Reduction/Containment & Profit Optimization * Diverse Management Experience Professional Experience
Honeywell International Inc. - Honeywell Life Safety
Honeywell Safety Products Global Technology Leader (2009 - 2012) * Developed five new Global Engineering Departments and for a recent acquisition of a leading provider of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Three sites in the U.S., one in Hyderabad India and one in Shanghai China. Staffing hires included three Mechanical, five Electrical, two Chemical Engineers, and four Chemists. * Established a Global New Product Development (NPD) Culture by providing disciplined and effective processes, training, guidance, and coaching to the new Engineering Departments to insure projects were adequately defined, understood and staffed. * Identified the Utility Industry need for technical solutions, Created and Led a New "Smart Grid" (SG) R&D Team. Won the first two SG bids via Conceptual Designs that resolved major safety issues. These two projects have patents pending and are High NPD Priority with annul projections of $5M to $10M in sales with 60% net margins.
Honeywell Sensors and Devices Business Unit Leader - New Product Development (2004 - 2009) * Senior Level Management position working in an interdisciplinary, multi-facility, and multi-cultural environment. Direct Management of Engineering and Marketing personnel. * Developed and implemented strategies for short and long term growth primarily through New Product Development, modifications to existing products for reduced cost, and customer contract negotiations on price class, terms, and conditions with incentives. * Responsible for Business Unit P&L. Products included Commercial evacuation devices such as Horns and Strobes, Smoke, Heat, and Carbon Monoxide Detection. o Growth of 25% in sales and 30% in operational income in three year period through effective new product development programs. * Define customer value and develop plan of execution based on available resources, financial impact, and company objectives.
Mergers and Acquisitions Leader - Home Medical Technology (2003 - 2004) * Utilized Strategic Marketing principles to define a plan to enter a new market segment. * Plan consisted of organic development, an acquisition, and strategic partnerships. * Project resulted in the acquisition of HomMed, the leading provider of Remote Patient Monitoring equipment.
Director of Engineering - Fire Protection Devices (2000 - 2003) * Plan and direct all aspects of engineering activities. Ensure all engineering projects, initiatives, and processes are in conformance with organization's established policies and objectives. * Primary focus for engineering was new product development with an emphasis on cycle time reduction while maintaining high quality products. * Manage and direct activities of managers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, software engineers and technicians. * Work with marketing and sales to develop short and long term business strategies utilizing existing and new technologies. * Redesigned two major Platforms that were over 50% of sales. Both platforms were reduced in cost by 10% and added five new features. New platforms were readily adopted and price didn't change resulting in additional 10% net income.
Engineering Manager Worldwide New Product Development (1996 - 2000) * Manage activities of Mechanical, Electrical, and Software Engineers. Responsible for redesigning existing products for reduced cost, product line extensions, and resolution to daily production issues in North America. ___________________________________________________________________________
Professional Training * Velocity Product Development - streamline new product development cycle times * 6 Sigma Certification - tools to solve complex problems with multiple variables * Lean Manufacturing Leadership - continuous improvements of design processes. * Executive Strategic Marketing Program - comprehensive business plan process * Voice of the Customer Institute - applied to all new product development programs
Recognition/Awards * 2002 Honeywell Quest for Excellence recipient - new smoke detector platform * 2007 & 2008 Security Industry (SIA) Awards for two new Carbon Monoxide products * US Patents - Two for commercial smoke detector innovative features * US Patents Pending - Four different electronic diagnostic equipment patents submitted ______________________________________________________________________________
Education Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering University of Illinois, Chicago