Innovative Manager with expertise in process improvement, quality assurance, and team leadership.

Description

My name is Frank and I help companies implement engineering projects and commercialization projects to achieve their business goals.

Businesses enjoy working with me because of my expert knowledge and high-quality results. My most exciting work was increasing efficiency by up to 80% with engineering initiatives.

I take on operations scenarios with strategies using my experience in these areas:
 - Full Life Cycle Project Management
 - Regulatory Compliance
 - Vendor & Supplier Relationship Management
 - Personnel Development
 - Research and Development
 - Sustaining Engineering
 - Global Collaboration

Contact me today to find out how I will bring all of your company objectives into focus!

Location
Conroe, TX 77304 USA
Experience

NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO, Conroe, TX

Provided executive-level leadership with full accountability for high-value product initiatives.

PROGRAM MANAGER IN PRODUCT COMMERCIALIZATION (7/2014 to 3/2015)
Guided commercialization and strategic planning initiatives spanning multiple facets with the end goal of increasing revenue and product quality. Spearheaded projects encompassing root cause analysis for at-risk projects and risk management of commercialization projects. Collaborated with the Marketing, Product Line, Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Sales, and Field Support Departments to achieve project goals. Directed process improvement initiatives to increase efficiency including the restructuring of commercialization teams.
• Mitigated risk for five at-risk commercialization projects, which saved the company $50M of annual revenue per project.
• Directed efforts that ingrained the use of Stage-Gate International’s Stage-Gate® Idea-to-Launch Model for the effective commercialization of five strategic product projects.
• Directed strategic projects concurrently in line with aggressive timeline, quality, and budget requirements.
• Resolved root problems and achieved product quality goals by collaborating with Strategic Product Managers.

DEPARTMENT MANAGER IN NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT (3/2012 to 7/2014)
Directed complex initiatives designed to improve efficiency and drive revenue. Led a team of four Senior Engineers to implement initiatives while adhering to company objectives. Trained and developed team to exceed productivity and quality goals. Spearheaded new product line development as well as advanced technologies/methodologies for existing product lines.
• Adapted training technique to accommodate staff with various skill sets from Summer Interns to Senior Engineers.
• Increased efficiency by 60-80% with implementation of technologies.
• Collaborated with Product Line Management teams worldwide to develop new product lines for a potential revenue of $60M annually.

DEPARTMENT MANAGER IN SUSTAINING ENGINEERING (4/2010 to 3/2012)
Led a team of Design Engineers, Designers, and Local Manager in locations worldwide to deliver effective engineering solutions. Orchestrated advanced design methods to drive efficiency including Rolling Cone Drill Bit cutting structure design software, Computational Fluid Dynamics, and Star CCM+ software. Directed process improvements to guarantee cohesive operations encompassing ISO/API compliant engineering procedures, separate Engineering Design and Modelling/Drafting Support functions as well as designated Support Leads. Reduced company expenses due to waste for Tungsten Carbide inserts with effective vendor management.
• Prevented the loss of 80% global product line revenue by implementing advanced design methods into Rolling Cone Drill Bit’s Sustaining Engineering Department.
• Spearheaded engineering initiatives and process improvements that improved engineering by 50%.
• Collaborated with Product Line Director, Manufacturing Engineering, and Manufacturing to direct an initiative that slashed RC Bit project timelines by 75%.
• Decreased unnecessary costs and delivery time delays by eliminating ineffective product line items.

GROUP MANAGER IN NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT (4/2008 to 4/2010)
Orchestrated all bottom-line factors for projects ranging from $12M to $60M encompassing design, development, and integration. Developed and implemented multiple engineering initiatives while adhering to company objectives including the design of Rolling Cone Drill Bit cutting structures, development of cutting structure for Canadian “harsh rock” directional application, design guidelines for HarshRock/Directional Drilling product line, and Engineering Lug Forging. Served as Technical Presenter for Knowledge Market Tour 2008 representing Rolling Cone Drill Bits in Libya, Qatar, and Nigeria.
• Drove efficiency by integrating existing Engineering technical database into newly introduced document management system.
• Improved directional drilling and hydraulics with the development of Engineering Lug Forging for testing lug features.
• Retained $12M+ annual revenue by directing efforts for the continued integration of RC Small Bit product into new RockForce Product line.

GRANT PRIDECO, Houston, TX

Directed engineering projects and managed technology teams located worldwide.

GROUP MANAGER IN NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT (1/2003 to 4/2008)
Effectively trained and developed staff to increase team performance for an array of engineering projects including RCDM (Rolling Cone Drill Bit Drilling Model), CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics), 3-D Bit Scanning, and reverse engineering of competitor product. Collaborated with domestic and international stakeholders to achieve project goals including Houston Engineering, Singapore Manufacturing Engineering, QA, Procurement, and Plant Management. Delivered technical presentations for the RC Drill Bits for joint Engineering/Marketing/Sales World Tour in Netherlands, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt.
• Effectively recovered lost market share worth $12M+ annual revenue and significantly improved bearing and cutting structure performance of 4-3/4 thru 6-3/4 Rolling Cone Drill bits.
• Achieved 75% reduction in developing solutions for field performance problems by implementing advanced design methods throughout Engineering.

SCHLUMBERGER, Houston, TX

Managed large-scale technology projects.

SENIOR DESIGN ENGINEER IN SUSTAINING ENGINEERING (5/2000 to 12/2002)
Managed multifaceted design projects to maximize revenue and reduce losses. Rejuvenated Engineering and Manufacturing by developing and implementing 3-D design modeling of product line using PTC ProE. Managed the design of rolling cone drill bits to solve specific application problems and ensured effectiveness with field testing.
• 3-D design modeling implementation resulted in a long-range prevention of total revenue loss of approximately $60M.
• Earned $500K in annual revenues by resolving application issues.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Supervisor of Research Testing Laboratory (6/1998 to 5/2000)
Schlumberger, Houston, TX

Supervisor of Research Testing Laboratory and Research Engineer (4/1987 to 5/1998)
Camco International, Houston, TX

Research Engineer (6/1984 to 4/1987)
Baker International, Houston, TX

Design Engineer / Manufacturing Supervisor (7/1983 to 6/1984)
Thermal Designs, Houston, TX

Research Testing Engineer (10/1980 to 4/1983)
Baker International, Houston, TX

Graduate Assistant (1979)
TAMU, College Station, TX

Student Intern (5/1976 to 12/1977)
Tri-State Oil Tools, Bossier City, LA

Apprentice Mechanic (5/1966 to 4/1975)
Roy Hall Garage, Baytown, TX

Awards and Certifications

"Co-Patent USPN 5,072,795
Pressure compensator for drill bit lubrication system"

Skills

- Full Life Cycle Project Management
- Regulatory Compliance
- Vendor & Supplier Relationship Management
- Personnel Development
- Research and Development
- Sustaining Engineering
- Global Collaboration

Education

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Texas A&M University College Station, TX
December 1980
Materials Science, Stress Analysis & FEA Specialization
Thesis – “A Finite Element Analysis of Shrinkage Stress Fields in Two-Phase Materials”

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Texas A&M University College Station, TX
May 1979
Cum Laude
Materials Science Specialization
Pi Tau Sigma, President
Tau Beta Pi

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