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A performance-driven, forward thinking experienced engineer with project management and
development expertise in Aerospace and Telecom. A proven track record of delivering results in Project
Management, Quality Assurance, and Functional Management while optimizing R&D effectiveness. A
resourceful leader, innovator and team player who delivers results and makes businesses more

• Project and release management, team leadership and functional management
• Team leading multi-site (Ottawa, Montreal, India, Israel) teams (Nortel, TCS, Wipro, Infosys, Telrad)
• Development experience: TDM voice, SONET/SDH, DWDM, Ethernet 10/100BT/GE and RPR
• Effective communicator and presenter to all levels in organization and to customer teams
• Experienced in NPI, LCM, TL9001 and CMMI
• Productivity tools: MS Office, MS Project, Mercury Test Director, Unix/Linux OS applications

• Training taken: PMP Certification program, CMMI Intro v1.2, Kepner Tregoe Project Management,
Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Effective Teamwork and Collaboration, Management
Leadership Forum, Nortel Management Assessment Program, Effective Presentations,
Interpersonal Effectiveness and Listening
• Training and Presentations provided: Mercury Test Director, University of Ottawa lectures on Nortel
Optical Software Development, OM3500 GE RPR applications, UPSR on OME, DSM/MS DSM
overview, VLAN/SVLAN Overview, OM3K TLS/OEL2/RPR Overview, OME RPR IEEE 802.17
Overview, Optical Networks Verification for Advanced Technology Summit 05, Marketing Hot
Sheets for Advanced Technology Summit 08

Management Consulting – Red Dot Consulting Services, Ottawa, 2009
• Consulting services creating a small business designing, building and distributing electric guitar amplifiers
including all aspects of the business start-up.
• Customer account management services for local business to drive revenues with existing customers and
gain experience in small business daily operations.
• Operations services for small electronics manufacturing company enabling business growth and develpoment
• Amplifier branding, sales channels, product concepts and designs closed, web page on-line, initial dealer
secured, sales and promotions on-going, Web page enhancements underway including ecommerce and
social media (community, blogging, resources).

Project Management and Operations – Metro Ethernet Networks, Nortel, Ottawa, 2006 to 2009
• R&D Project Management: including scope and time management, risk management, executive status
presentations, issue management, evolution of R&D effectiveness and project management process and
techniques, metrics establishment and metrics analysis.
• Operations: Management of 3rd party commercial and Open Source software, external partner engagement,
commitment and access management, export licensing, document and configuration management
infrastructure, process optimization and deployment, support and training.
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• CMMI assessment success – achieved near-level 3 – leaders in Business unit
• Configuration management system for program and business unit
• Managed BCS3000 1.0 craft user interface successful delivery which otherwise would have not delivered
• Managed BCS3000 1.0 issues enabling successful release

Verification Team Leader - Optical Networks Verification, Nortel, Ottawa, 2003 to 2006
• Test strategies, resource estimates, lab planning, test plans, and in-lab test executions in stability, robustness
and large system performance
• Project management of Verification programs for OM3500 12.0, 12.1, OME 6500 1.2, 1.3 and portions of 3.0
• Team leader of multi-site teams (Ottawa, Israel and India) of engineers providing mentoring and coaching
• Issue identification, prioritization and tracking
• Successful delivery of multiple Verification programs enabling business-critical revenues for Optical business
• Initiated new efficient test plan format using Mercury Test Director

Manager – Optical Networks Verification, Nortel Networks, Ottawa, 2000 to 2003

• Manager of teams of verification managers and engineers (Ottawa, Montreal, India, Israel)
• Program test strategies, resource planning, lab planning, test plan approvals, TL9000 adherence through
internal and external audits
• Project management of Product Verification programs for OM3000 9.0, 9.1, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3
• Product and feature requirements business case evaluations and influencing
• Successful delivery of multiple OM3500 releases including the first release ever not requiring rework
• Release ownership and on-time delivery of two OM3500 releases with zero tolerance Japanese customers
during extensive layoff period, securing critical revenues for business

Manager - Spectrum Platform Validation, Nortel Networks, Ottawa, 1999 to 2000

• Test strategies, staff planning, schedule estimates, lab evolution, test plan approvals
• Project management of Product Verification programs for Spectrum 12.0, 13.0
• Successful delivery of multiple product releases in high attrition, high competition period

Verification Team Leader and Manager - International Carrier Development, Bell Northern Research
(BNR), Ottawa, 1995 to 1999
• Functional management, team leadership, lab booking, collecting and reporting results
• Test strategies, staff planning, schedule estimates, test reviewing, test executions
• Project management of Verification programs for GWY01, 02, 03, 04 and portions of GWY05
• Multi-site, multi-layer software development meeting ISO9000 requirements
• Successful automation initiative reducing product regression effort while increasing quality
• Knowledge transfer from contractors to new team via effective strategic partnering

Product Verification Engineer, DMS Platform, Bell Northern Research (BNR), Ottawa, 1994 to 1995
• Multi-site coordination of all call processing verification, software test plans and test executions
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• Acting manager of the department over one software release

Transponder Engineering, MSAT Program, Spar Aerospace Limited, Montreal, Quebec, 1992 to 1994
• Transponder design engineer responsible for final design during Assembly, Integration and Test phases
• RF test software strategy, development and in-lab execution, test procedure writing, special test
investigations, test phase planning, data sell-off to customers
• Key engineer investigating and resolving critical program blocking Power Amp EMI issue
• Supervisor of Assembly, Integration and Test, pre and post-antenna installation test, vacuum, vibration and
thermal test, active and passive intermodulation testing

Senior Technologist, Electrical Engineering Department, Centennial College, Scarborough, Ontario

1988 to 1990
• Supporting all lab equipment, fabrication lab, and Novell network
• Supporting equipment setups for specific lab sessions (Microcomputer SDKs, Television)
• Leveraged test equipment repair and calibration experience for PC/DOS learning opportunity
• Applied PC learnings in creating PC database (dBASE) of lab equipment and calibration scheduling,
supporting staff PC maintenance, managing Novell network, introducing new PC technologies and Operating
Systems to staff and students

Technologist, Technical Operations, Motorola Canada Limited, North York, Ontario.

1984 to 1988
• Building test jigs and automated test systems supporting standard and custom product development
• Calibration and maintenance of all test equipment in manufacturing facility to Cal Lab standards
• Maintenance and repair of all equipment in manufacturing facility (assembly belts, thermal chambers, discreet
and SMT chip placement machines, automated test systems)
• Wrote standardized procedures for test equipment calibration including programming Calibrator for most test
equipment providing efficient and consistent results
• Designed standardized building and test procedures for RF cabling enabling consistent product

Radar Systems Technician, Canadian Armed Forces, CFB Comox, Lazo, B.C. 1977 to 1980
• Supporting CF101 Voodoo Fire Control System in Lab, Maintenance and Flight Operations
• Trained in Radar Systems Avionics, MG-13 Fire Control System, FDT FCS Test Equipment Programming and

Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) 1992, First Class Standing, Lakehead University
Bachelor of Technology (Electrical Engineering) 1984, Ryerson University

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