“The ultimate goal for leaders isn't how far we advance ourselves but how far we advance others.”
Managing the business development opportunities for the intelligent mobility segment, covering the areas of ADAS/AD, connectivity, infotainment, functional safety, cybersecurity, and embedded software.
Charged with leading the creation of an autonomous product and technology roadmap leveraging emerging technologies to transform vehicles across the AG, Construction and Commercial Vehicle segments. Led and managed a team of 20 software engineers in defining requirements, scope, delivery, and budget for autonomous technology concepts ($10M USD annual budget). • Served as autonomous technology subject matter expert to Leadership team, sharing project updates and knowledge regarding project implementation, budgeting and resources. • Implemented and fostered a partner strategy, inviting startups and suppliers to collaborate with software team. • Leveraged customer feedback from prototype demonstrations to continue to develop proof of concept. • Served as autonomous technology advocate throughout rapidly-changing shifts in priorities and leadership. • Completed and launched technology roadmap, CNHI is moving forward with acquisitions to launch new products.
Newly created role providing oversight of key programs for manufacture of road construction equipment. Supported global Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) program development & implementation. Collaborated across global VCE facilities to complete projects and ensure PLM program success. • Improved Volvo CE's intellectual property position by assessing the VCE patent portfolio and competitive patent landscapes, managed inventor remuneration and patent maintenance. • Identified and secured public funding opportunities through the California Air Resources Board (CARB) increasing the overall R&D budget.
Promoted to manage global project portfolio of 40+ innovation projects ($15M USD budget). Managed and developed global team of 6 project managers with focus on proof of concept for products and processes, assessment of technology maturity, and hand-off of new features to New Product Development for industrialization. Managed VCE patent portfolio of over 1,000 patents with 3 patent portfolio managers. • Expedited new product development gating process through formation and launch of Steering Committee and creation and implementation of agile Advanced Engineering development process. • Strengthened development and visibility of PM team by empowering them to present their project milestone reviews directly to Sr. Management at Steering Committee meetings. • Delivered proof of concept for inaugural VCE hybrid wheel loader, excavator, and fully electric mini excavator within budget and timeframe. • Increased retention, engagement and contributed to succession planning through mentoring of high-potential technical talent.
Presented the keynote to kick off Minds@Work which offers Shippensburg students the chance to present their research, scholarly and creative works to the campus community and general public and features an assortment of poster presentations, oral paper presentations, musical performances, art displays, and departmentally organized sessions.
Promoted to develop and lead execution of the 8-year asphalt compaction product plan. Developed modular design strategy and new feature set for the compaction product line.
Directed global team of 10 structural design engineers based in Germany, China, and North America designing and commercializing subsystems for compaction and paving products. Attained role following the acquisition of Ingersoll-Rand by Volvo. Led the invention of a clean sheet milling machine expanding the overall road building product portfolio. Collaborated with customer and paver track supplier to develop new friction drive design, reducing component cost and warranty claims.
Promoted to lead global teams in the development and commercialization of new features enhancing the operator experience and increasing machine productivity across the compaction and paving product lines. Managed and developed global team of 8 design engineers based in North America, Germany and China. • Launched year long program to remove cultural differences perceptions and barriers and increase collaboration to enhance productivity and innovation. Team participated in face-to-face workshops and in team-building activities and projects. • Increased competitive advantage in Latin American and European markets through compaction products cost reduction project, including product re-design and alternative supplier sourcing. • Planned and executed the development of a new twenty-ton soil compactor for a large dam project in China, resulting in a 100-unit order.
Masters - Business Administration | Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD
Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering Technology | University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, PA ASSOCIATIONS AND BOARD PARTICIPATION SAE COMVEC Executive Council Member Former Board Member - TruckCraft Corporation