William Z

Business Development/Sr. Program Manager


Engineering Manager

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SUMMARY PMP certified US Citizen with program management, business development, and proposal writing experience in both government contracting and commercial sectors. My direct customer contact experience over the last 20 plus years is extensive and includes: NAVAIR, ARL, NASA, DARPA, WPAFB, USMC, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, L3, Parker Aerospace, GE Aerospace, Honeywell, Textron, BAE, Moog, FDA, Kaiser Permanente, and many more. PROGRAM MANAGEMENT EXPERTISE * Former USMC Air Traffic Controller. * Strong interpersonal and communication skills are combined with experience managing difficult resource and team dynamics in cross-functional and geographically disbursed project teams. * Managed multiple, simultaneous, R&D contracts with different government agencies and contract vehicles. * Led the design and build of the NASA CATS instrument avionics package including power, command control and communications (C3) functions. * Led turn-around effort on NASA CATS Laser development program. Successfully identified resource loading and materials purchasing issues and developed resolution plan. * Led NASA CATS avionics flight safety protocol design, evaluation, and testing to achieve flight approval. * Led full lifecycle DOD & NASA satellite CM documentation efforts obtaining internal and customer approval. * Simultaneously managed the Start Pulse Detector (SPD) and Wavelength Tracking Electronics Module (WTEM) instrument development efforts for the ICESat2 satellite development program. * Managed the development of a state-of-the-art optical test facility for two space based laser instruments. * Wrote the NASA/GSFC Contamination Control Plan Boilerplate and the Hubble Space Telescope Axial Replacement contamination control plan. * Managed the design, build, outfitting, and operations of a 1200 SF, Class 10, negative plenum, cleanroom. * Led the development of next generation Fiber Optic Gyro (FOG) coil manufacturing machines. * Co-wrote and implemented ISO 9001/AS9100C compliant Quality Assurance Plan for FOG coil manufacturing process. * Led the FDA OIMT EA Modernization effort including Business Capabilities, Technology Roadmaps, and the development of the Strategic Plan document for 2017 - 2020. * Led the development and enterprise-wide rollout of the Kaiser Permanente robotic laboratory bio-specimen handling and test system interface for the mid-Atlantic region. * Developed strategic alliances with big business and created consortiums of small businesses to provide complete solutions to complex requirements for government and commercial contracts. * Contract vehicles have included IDIQ, CPFF and FFP contracts. ITAR/FAR/DFAR experience and DCAA audit experience. Full lifecycle management of DOD, NASA, healthcare, and commercial projects.





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