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James Wardlaw 1171 Vista Oaks Drive * Colorado Springs, Colorado 80921

Home: (719) 487-1621 * Cell: (719) 313-1400:

I am an experienced engineering and new product development professional with de
accomplishments in revitalizing and transforming an organization's innovation an
d new product development
processes. While I have been working for the past 3 years in operations, leadi
ng operational excellence and
continuous improvement initiatives, my passion and expertise is in engineering m
anagement and new product
development. My desire is to establish and manage a world class engineering org
anization. I have proven
abilities in managing, leading, collaborating, influencing, coaching, staffing a
nd implementing change that
achieves financial results. I have broad experiences and success in driving pro
grams/projects and improvement
initiatives cross functionally across businesses, regions, countries and culture
s. I am a flexible and resilient
team participant, excelling in a dynamic challenging business environment with a
Customer focused approach
in all endeavors.
New Product Introductions Lean Six Sigma Deployment New Technology Development
Engineering Design & Control Value Innovation Quality Management Systems
Program / Portfolio Management Design for Six Sigma Product Safety & Liability
Failure Modes & Effects Analysis High Performance Teams Lab Testing & Manageme
Reliability Engineering Root Cause Methods Intellectual Property Management
Lean Product Development Change Management Product Lifecycle Management
Advanced Quality Planning Value Stream Management Knowledge Management

Ingersoll-Rand 2002-Present
Ingersoll Rand Climate Solutions St Paul, MN (work from home in Colorado Springs
) 2007-Present
HVAC Systems for Commercial Buildings and Refrigeration Products for Supermarket
s and Over the
Note: I was the Director, Global Operational Excellence for Ingersoll Rand's Cli
mate Control Technologies
(CCT) Sector ($3 Billion) until we merged with Trane Commercial Systems (TCS) ($
5 Billion) in October 2009.
VP, Global Process Excellence (interim)
Overall responsibilities for $8 Billion Climate Solutions Business within the In
gersoll Rand Corporation,
overseeing lean six sigma deployment, global quality and advanced manufacturing
engineering. Provide
operational excellence leadership and support to the Business and 42 Operating P
lants around the world; Drive
Lean Six Sigma into the office environment. Manage and develop top Lean Six Sig
ma, Advanced
Manufacturing Engineering and Quality professionals (95 associates globally) in
achieving our Sector goals.
* Supported and oversaw improvements in the Factories in waste elimination, redu
ced process variation and
meeting key performance metrics (On Time Delivery, Quality, Inventory Turns, Pro
ductivity, New
* Managed the deployment of an enterprise-wide Business Operating System for ut
ilizing Lean Six
Sigma(LSS) methods and tools; working with the CCT's 19 manufacturing plants to
reach World Class
operating processes and performance.
* Oversaw the development and deployment of a Global Quality Management System;
standard processes
and reporting across CCT's19 manufacturing plants; Revamped Quality & Reliabilit
y management and
execution process (standard operating mechanism and reporting, 5 Whys, 8D, A3s,
* Work with our Thermo King Dealership Partners to implement lean methodologies
in their Service Shops
and offices.
* Improved the LSS Belt program, implementing improved governance and accountabi
lity across the Sector.
Resulted in 3X increase in LSS savings.
* Oversaw and managed key Foot Print move and key start ups(~3-5 per year); prov
ided project
management, LSS and subject matter expertise in core processes (Sheet Metal, Wel
ding, Leak Testing ,
* Provide productivity improvements related to equipment efficiency and effectiv
eness improvements across
the sector (~ $10 Million per year savings in CCT business).
* Provided support to engineering in implementing lean product development, know
ledge management and
DFSS processes and methodologies; reduced post launch defects and development cy
cle time.
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Ingersoll-Rand Security Technologies, Colorado Springs, CO 2002-2007
Security Locking and Access Control Systems
Director, Engineering European Served Area 2006-2007 (Expatriate assignment in I
I had overall Engineering responsibilities for the Security Technologies Busines
s ($ 400 Million) in the
European Served Area (ESA). Main responsibilities were technology development,
new product development,
product support, value analysis and process improvements. Managed and oversaw s
ix engineering sites (56
Mechanical and Electrical Engineers and Technicians) in ESA.
* Implemented cross-functional New Product Portfolio and Stage Gate Management p
* Implemented formal Project Review Process, ensuring delivery of key ESA Produc
t Development Projects.
* Implemented the use of design tools (FMEA, Design Reviews, Statistical Toleran
ce Analysis).

Director, NPD Security & Safety Americas 2002-2006

Overall Engineering, Research and Product Development responsibilities for $1.4
Billion in Sales (75
Mechanical, Electrical Engineers and Professionals), overseeing 3 USA based Desi
gn Centers and coordinating
new product launches from manufacturing facilities globally. Additional respons
ibilities for Shared Services
include CAD, Reliability, Packaging, Technical Writing, Document Control and Con
figuration Management and
Intellectual Property.
* Implemented a Design for Six Sigma and Reliability process into the organizati
on improving processes and
reducing post launch defects. Won President's Award for Operational Excellence.
* Oversaw a Sector-wide Life Cycle Management Program gaining approval for the i
mplementation of
* Implemented improvements to the product development process that has reduced c
ycle time by 30%.
* Established a Low Cost Country Design Center in India.
* Oversaw the Launch of accelerated Project; resulting in designing and releasin
g 125 components in 10
months with no major issues and an estimated ~25 Million Sales the first year.
* Implemented Failure Root Cause Analysis & Corrective Action (FRACA) and Failur
e Mode & Effects
(FMEA) methodologies increasing the reliability of the products and reducing cyc

Stanley Works Mechanics Tools, Dallas, TX 2000-2001

Automotive and General Use Hand Tools
Engineering Manager
I provided direction and leadership in Engineering Research, Development, Sourci
ng, and Support for $450
Million in Sales, including 2 manufacturing facilities. Coached and managed a t
eam of 15 engineers, designers
and technicians.
* Implemented an Innovation Process, increasing New Product Sales ideas from $5
to $75 Million in 10
* Utilized Greenbelt Six Sigma training (DMAIC methods) to reduce Change Notice
backlog by 75% with
expected cycle-time reduction of 60%.

Ingersoll-Rand Tool & Hoist, Annandale, NJ 1991-2000

Pneumatic & Electric Industrial Tools and Lifting Devices
Business Unit Engineering Manager 1997-2000
I provided Strategic direction and leadership to four Engineering Teams worldwid
e with 25 mechanical and
electrical engineers and designers, supporting a $60 Million in annual sales Bus
iness Unit. I oversaw all aspects
of engineering design. Developed and executed Business Plans and Engineering St
rategies focused in
Technology and New Product Development.
* Organized and oversaw the release a $ 9 Million Development Project that yield
ed 10 Million in Sales the
first year and exceeded profit projections.
* Strengthened the Division intellectual property position by increasing the Pat
ent/Disclosure submittal rate by

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Engineering Manager, Southern Pines, NC 1991-1997
I provided direction and leadership for new product development, and factory and
field support of $65 Million
in Sales. I had management of 18 engineers, designers and technicians.
* Transformed the engineering department by streamlining the processes, organiza
tional redesign, etc.,
yielding an 75% increase in productivity.
* Implemented Computational Fluid Dynamics and Finite Element Analysis, reduci
ng cycle time and
* Managed "French based" development team to establish Customer needs; utilized
Global Visits, Quality
Function Deployment, Imaging and KANO techniques.
Hilti Corporation Tulsa, OK 1989-1991
Pneumatic Fastening Tools
Project Manager
Ingersoll-Rand Tool and Hoist, Athens, PA 1986-1989
Pneumatic & Electric Industrial Tools and Lifting Devices
Senior Project Engineer
Tennessee Valley Authority Knoxville, TN 1983-1986
Cranes, Hoists and Heavy Lifting Devices
Senior Engineer
Skytop Brewster Conroe, TX 1980-1982
Winches, Pumps and Oil Rig Accessories
Design Engineer
Eaton Corporation 1979-1980
Electric and Air Hoists
Product Engineer
BSME - Memphis State University - 1979
Lean Six Sigma, Strategic Change Management, Knowledge Management, A3 Problem So
Mahler Executive Management (150 Hours), Marketing, Failure Root Cause Analysis
& Corrective Action
(FRACAs) New Product Development Process, Project Management Mastery, FMEA, Val
ue Innovation,
Six Sigma Green Belt, Reliability, Voice of the Customer, Competitive Benchmarki
ng, Product Liability
References furnished upon request.