General Dynamics Land System, Sterling Heights, MI

Manager, Reliability and Robust Engineering Department 12/05 – present

• Lead Reliability and Robust Engineering Department including Environmental Test Laboratories and Manage Reliability for all GDLS programs (Abrams M1A2, Stryker FOV, EFV, JLTV, GCV, FCS, FOX, etc.) Deploy Six Sigma and Reliability/Robustness Initiatives. Establish reliability metrics and analyze reliability for developmental and fielded programs. Review and modify existing processes to comply with ISO and CMMI certification.
• Developed and implement Corporate Design for Reliability (DFR) approach and methodology that were successfully employed with various legacy and newly developed programs. Managed Environmental Test Lab, providing HALT/HASS and Qualification Testing of the subsystems and components. Employed CALCE methodology on several developmental programs. Support and consult International GD programs (Scout SV) for GD UK, GD ELS business units. Directed LSAR Reliability support (B-Tables) based on MIL-STD-1388 and 0007 standards.
• Co-Authored new ANSI/GEIA-STD-0009 “Reliability Program Standard for Systems Design, Development and Manufacturing” and accompanied Handbook GEIA-HB-0009. Interfaced with AMSAA, ATEC and AEC communities while developing and supporting Reliability Growth and Qualification tests. Active member of G-41 Reliability Committee and Co-Chair of SAE Ground Vehicle Reliability Committee.

Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI

Senior Staff Specialist, Safety Data Analysis/Automotive Safety Office (01/03–12/05)

• Analyzed US Crash Data; interacted with NHTSA, Automotive Alliance, and Advanced Safety research group assessing safety related engineering and design issues. Provided support to legal department with statistical inferences and recalls data analysis.
• Provided analytical and statistical support to TREAD initiative (NHTSA, US Congress). Developed statistical tools and data mining techniques for Automotive Safety Office. Developed and implemented parameterization technique for 5-parameter Weibull distribution function.

Reliability Implementation Engineer, Global Core Engineering/RVT (06/97–12/02)

• Core Member of Firestone Tire Root Cause Investigation Team. Provided advanced statistical analysis of field and lab test data. Developed unique tire test techniques using vibration and sound profiles, FFT, infrared cameras, temperature mapping, etc. for capturing tire tread separation event. Performed Thermal and Stress Analysis of the tire Finite Element Models.
• Developed and implemented various statistical methods for warranty data analysis. Root cause investigation, accelerated key-life and design verification testing. Provided technical leadership solving system design problem by using reliability and robustness tools (Six Sigma, APQP, FMEA, Key-Life Test, DOE, Parameter & Tolerance Designs, etc.), as well as working with the supplier on the component design issues (Powertrain, DPFE Sensors, Digital Calibration and Signal Processing, etc.)

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Graduate Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering College (12/95–05/97)

• Conducted modeling and development of new type of spur gears with separation of rolling and sliding forces. Created suitable theory, analysis and research of the working model by using strain gages and FEA.

Polytechnic University, Kharkov, Ukraine

R&D Engineer (2/93-12/94)

• Investigated and developed suitable theory for S-shaped VAC of semiconductor thin films based on the transcendent energy balance equation for phonon dissipation in the crystal grid. Production and research of semiconductor thin films. Solved manufacturing and production problems for long lasting, durable and reliable materials using thermal treatment, annealing, vacuum deposition, etc.

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