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R ONALD M UELLER

Cave Creek, Arizona 85331 480.513.6328 (h) 602.828.4308 (c) RPMueller@msn.com


http://www.linkedin.com/in/rpmueller

S ENIOR -L EVEL M ANAGER


S YSTEMS /E QUIPMENT E NGINEERING P ROJECT M ANAGEMENT

Solutions-driven and analytical professional equipped with over 20 years of management and technical capacities as well as international team leadership. A resourceful and dynamic engineer delivering strong project management ability. Data and knowledge of project/product life cycle management and record of executing completion within time and budget constraints. Adept at designing and implementing complex technical solutions, building and leading cross-functional global teams, and realizing overall process improvements. Recognized for implementing best quality improvements within a company through integrating over 1,000 tools to hardware software and electronic solutions. Thrive in fast-paced, dynamic international environments. Hold 18 patents/disclosures, with 11 pending in manufacturing processes and equipment engineering. Exhibits unique combination of technical and managerial acumen, along with strong leadership, decision-making, problem-solving, alliance-building, and communication abilities. Speak fluent German and conversational Japanese and level 1 Mandarin and informal learning. A REAS OF E XCELLENCE Process Improvement/Reengineering Change Management International Business Project Management Facilities Management Quality Control Operations Management Financial Administration Cost Control Team Building/Leadership Infrastructure Design Performance Management Policy/Procedure Development Relationship Development Equipment Engineering Problem Resolution Business Analysis Joint Ventures Regulatory/Safety Compliance Requirements Definition Start-Up Operations Software Development C AREER T RACK SEVENSTAR ELECTRONICS, INC. Beijing, China/Minnetonka, Minnesota 2009-Present Provider of design, documentation, fabrication, and testing of advanced semiconductor and solar processing equipment. Senior Systems Engineer System engineering for the overall system hardware/software development and integration. Drive 35-member international team in China and US; partner with global suppliers to specify detailed hardware for system delivery. Control $3M budget. Manage communications and expectations between US and China; train Chinese team on quality systems mechanical engineering, robotics, and programming software development standards. Responsible for complete hardware design of the equipment and systems integration. Led development team through quality process education and creation of complete hardware and software for sub 65 nm process tool; developed and authored specifications and identified all tool components. Directed team throughout start-up process of tool development transfer of technology team leader for high end technology. Directed mechanical, electrical, controls and software engineering and installation of world-class Six Sigma framework implementation. ALTERNATE ENERGY SHOP Cave Creek, Arizona 2008-2009 Designer and installer of clean energy technology products, including solar and wind for commercial and residential applications. Director, Engineering Software development and technology development as a consultant for Solar power industry for Medium scale Solar generation Plants. Generated $1M in sales within 2 years by directing marketing strategies.

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Page 2 480.513.6328 (h) 602.828.4308 (c) RPMueller@msn.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/rpmueller SUMITOMO SITIX / SUMCO USA Phoenix, Arizona 1996-2008 $280M international manufacturer of semiconductor materials and solar crystal products, with 14 facilities across US, Europe, and Asia. Senior Director, Site Services Led 35 personnel at sites spanning California, Oregon, Arizona, and New Mexico. Supervised implementation of costeffective processes to improve productivity and ensure timely completion of projects. Managed $350M in equipment initiatives for retrofit and reengineering, along with facilities across 5 divisions and international projects. Served as Computer Integration Director for USA Corporations IT infrastructure. Provided merger and restructuring leadership for technical equipment relocation selection and implementation. Oversaw IT functions for 3 divisions, including integrating and automating all manufacturing equipment and providing execution system integration software projects as Lead Engineer. Positioned company as #1 global supplier of silicon through integrating automated data collection systems and metrics, allowing wafer levels to be traced. Led $150M initiative involving complex consolidation of hardware/software of 6 plants into 3 within 3-year period. Boosted productivity and manufacturing yields 3-5% through incorporating cutting-edge equipment; decreased maintenance costs 25% by implementing troubleshooting software. Reduced equipment costs 35% and production expenses 25% by enhancing design of CZ puller equipment implementation for solar application. Enhanced product quality and productivity through integrating 1,000+ tools for IT infrastructure, which was recognized as best quality improvement sustaining in company today. Realized 20% in IT and CIM cost savings via integration of equipment with MES systems. Played instrumental role in passing ISO 14001, QS 9000, TS 16946, and ISO 14001 audits as well as achieving ISO certification; incorporated ITIL, Kaizen, and TPM improvement methodologies. Directed all phases of facilities design and implementation for over 1,400 unique pieces of equipment installation and integration coordinating worldwide efforts for equipment and technology transfer to Japan and USA. Created automated sensor system utilizing SECS GEM technology, integrating epitaxial reactors with piezocon technology to meter multi-chamber gas delivery systems using station controller. HEWLETT-PACKARD (HP) Corvallis, Oregon Worlds largest technology company. 1994-1996

Senior Engineer/FASTFab Architect Provided FASTFab (Focused Automation for Superior Throughput) services while managing 8-member team in design and development of architecture; led automation and robotics for high-volume FASTFab factory. Directed SEMI and SEMATECH physical interfaces and Traceability Committee in development of 300mm wafer process. Improved yield and cost effectiveness of metrology and process tools through designing and establishing integrated processing systems. Developed and implemented factory automation with command and control at tool level to host level; led crossfunctional team in design, engineering, and development of products and projects. Senior Engineering Manager for International Business Machines in Advanced Optical Lithography. A CADEMIC /P ROFESSIONAL C REDENTIALS & A FFILIATIONS Master of Business Administration, Information Technology: Alameda University School of Business Masters Certification, Robotics & Automation: State University of New York (IBM) Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering: Ashwood University Six Sigma Green Belt Process Safety Management Certification Incident Commander Certification ISO 9000 Auditor & Compliance Officer Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Auditor Nominated for the Republic of China National Technical Leadership award - 2009