Engineering Project Program Manager in Boston MA Resume Steve Teahan by SteveTeahan


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									                                        STEVE TEAHAN, PMP
Salem, NH                                                                                    (603) 898-9533
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Senior Management Professional
Engineering and Program Management Leader with extensive managerial experience in the development and
transition of complex sensor based electro-mechanical products. Have held key leadership positions in both
engineering and manufacturing organizations. Strengths include product development, program management,
developing cross functional teams and new product introduction. Led teams of 10 to 50 professionals with
backgrounds in Systems, Electrical, Mechanical, Software, Optics and RF engineering. Successfully forged new
professional relationships, strengthened leadership within the group, grew emerging talent and acquired new talent
for new business opportunities. Active DOD Secret Security Clearance and Six Sigma Certified Black Belt.
                                           CORE COMPETENCIES

    Created a Center of Excellence (COE) to support complex custom test equipment development for multiple
    Operating Units (OU) and diverse product technologies. This eliminated duplicate functions and improved
    standardization and reuse.
    Implemented Design for X (DfX) and advanced product screening techniques (ESS, HALT and HASS) to
    reduced transition time to manufacturing, improve product yields, and eliminate factory escapes.
    Developed a standard Engineering and Program Management process that implemented system engineering
    best practices to improve product development and achieved CMM and CMMI level 3 certifications.

    Led the successful transition of a major business ($8 to $10 M) from HR Textron (CA) to Textron Defense
    Systems (Wilmington, MA).
    Used Project Management best practices to define requirements, scope, schedule, costs, milestones, risks,
    personnel, and communications to bring projects to closeout.
    Experienced and skilled in managing across functional and organizational lines. Held key leadership/supervisory
    positions in Engineering, Manufacturing and Quality organizations. Led projects that spanned across
    organizational lines utilizing cross functional and cross disciplined teams
    Broke barriers to facilitate effective teamwork between engineering and manufacturing by improving
    communications (common goal) and developing standard processes.
    Defined the product assembly and test strategies and acceptance requirements that enabled the successful
    transition of new products to production.
    Implemented process improvements to develop a standard transition to production process and a rapid transition
    process to reduce product delivery cycle time by 50% and improve first pass yields.

                                        PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Textron Systems, Wilmington, MA                                                                      2006-2011
Director of Engineering (2008 – 2011)
DFSS Six Sigma Certified BlackBelt (2006-2008)
Textron Defense Systems, Wilmington, MA                                                              1980-2006
Director of Test Equipment/Tooling (1999-2006)
Engineer, Project Engineer, Manager (1980-1999)


Bachelor of Science-Electronics Engineering, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA.
Steve Teahan                                                                                               Page 2

                                           CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Textron Systems, Wilmington, MA                                                               2006-2011
Director of Engineering (2008 – 2011)
DFSS Six Sigma Black Belt (2006-2008)
    Lead participant and architect in the design, development and deployment of the Engineering & Program
    Management Standard Process.This resulted in CMMI Level 3 certification at two Operating Units: Textron
    Defense Systems (located in Wilmington, MA) and Textron Marine and Landing Systems (located in New
    Orleans, LA).
    Led a team consisting of subject matter experts from each of the 5 Operating Units that developed and
    deployed a common set of standard DfX guidelines/checklists (DfA,DfC,DfM,DfR,DfT) .This addressed the
    stakeholders VOC, GAP analysis (lack of producible designs) and leveraged Industry and Business Unit (Bell,
    Cessna) Best Practices.
    Led a cross functional multi-site team (design, manufacturing and test engineering, production planning and
    control, program management, purchasing and quality) from each of the 5 Operating Units to develop and
    implement a Production Transition Process.This enabled a timely and efficient transition of development
    programs to production..
    Led a cross functional team that developed and implemented a Rapid Production Transition Process. This
    reduced the delivery of a functional product (complex sensor based electro/mechanical assembly) from
    contract award to the customer from 12 months to less than 6 months.
    Led an improvement activity (DMAIC project) to optimize the Systems Integration Lab (SIL) and resolve safety
    and compliance issues. Overcame cultural issues and implemented corrective actions, standard operating
    procedures, reorganizations, communications improvements and training. This achieved operational capability
    in support of a key customer milestone.
Textron Defense Systems, Wilmington, MA                                                    1999-2006
Director of Test Equipment/Tooling (1999-2006):
    Successfully developed and transitioned Sensor Fuzed Weapon (SFW) highly complex, state-of-the-art
    custom Test Equipment & Tooling for acceptance testing of Infrared, Laser and Radar components and
    assemblies into Full Rate Production (over 250 units per day). Received high praise from the SFW
    Won the Textron 2003 Nova and Chairman Awards for innovation for the Production, Focus Align &
    Attachment Process. The estimated cost savings in the assembly and test time and equipment costs was
    $8M over 5 years.
    Introduced new technology and test techniques to enable rapid production testing of complex sensor based
    electronic assemblies: accelerated temperature testing and multi axis vibration testing (HALT/HASS),
    parallel testing of units under test, networked testers to automate data collection and repair and optimization
    of software code.
    Formally recognized as a Center of Excellence (COE) for test equipment development for Textron Operating
    Units: Systems, Lycoming and HR Textron based on performance, capability, efficiencies and ability to
    support off-site development.
    Led the successful project to fully automate Engine testing (15 Test Cells) using state-of-the-art equipment
    at Lycoming (Williamsport, PA) overcoming both cultural and technical obstacles. Ensured FAA
    requirements were being met.
    Led the successful transition, upgrade and new development of test equipment and tooling from
    Optoelectronics (CA) – Detectors, Sensors and HR Textron (CA) – PWAs, ATEG to Textron Systems (MA).

                                       PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – IEEE Member – Member of the Systems Engineering
Effectiveness Committee.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers – SME Member – Completed SME leadership training.
United States Air Force – Missile Communications Electronics Tech/Group Leader

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