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Christopher Wall, PMP

Christopher Wall, PMP

Program Management Director, Team Leader, and Mentor

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B/E Aerospace

Director, Program Management

Led department accountable for execution of programs through all phases of product development lifecycle, as well contract management, production orders, and new business opportunities for an AS9100 certified, Tier 1 supplier of water and waste systems for commercial and business jet aircraft Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).

Directed activity of Program Management Office (PMO) responsible for leading balanced matrix teams through all phases of development lifecycle to design, build, test, and deliver systems-level products for commercial and business aircraft OEMs. P&L responsibility of program portfolio with total contract value exceeding $240M.

Eliminated approximately $135K from annual departmental budget within first six months.

Reduced outstanding commercial claims associated with changes to program scope from over $1.2M to less than $100K within first year.

Initiated and lead senior management team responsible for identifying and implementing 13% reduction in recurring material costs.

Drove cost containment efforts to bring program budget variances to within 5% of baseline plan.

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Woodward, Inc.

Director of Program Management/ Senior Program Manager

Lead multiple, systems-level, cross-functional program teams from proposal/ initial planning phases into production, with P&L responsibility for an AS9100 certified, Tier 1 supplier of electromechanical and flight control systems for commercial, military, and space applications. Total value of contracts in excess of $90M.

Acted as Business Manager for $30M+ government contract, insuring FAR and ITAR compliance.

Managed and mentored efforts of Project Managers responsible for development of similar programs.

Lead Program Management segment of senior leadership team chosen to plan and implement a company-wide, 5-year strategic transformational mapping initiative.

Completed Six-Sigma and Green Belt Certification training and project work

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KI Industries

Director, Program Management

Lead department of PMs responsible for the planning, execution, and control of multiple projects concurrently for a QS9000 certified, Tier 1 Supplier of decorative and injection molded parts for OEMs in the automotive and appliance industries. Total value of contracts in excess of $80M.

Established a Program Management Office (PMO) and supervised the activities of PMs in U.S. and Mexico.

Implemented Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to monitor project performance over two-year period, increasing First Pass Yield (FPY) of project submittals to customers by 23% and raising On-Time Delivery (OTD) of initial production to over 90%.

Directed project activity on-site at suppliers and production facilities in China, Taiwan, and Mexico.

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Hendrickson

Sr. Product Development Engineer/ Project Manager

Lead activity for cross-functional team responsible for the design, development, validation, and production launch of systems for a QS9000 certified, Tier 1 manufacturer of suspensions for Class 8 (heavy) truck OEMs.

Directed Advanced Product and Quality Planning (APQP) deliverables and cost analysis through stage-gate development process, achieving system cost objectives and maintaining 30-45% profit margin on product.

Collaborated with Operations to implement process design improvements in manufacturing environment, reducing production assembly time by 60% for annual savings of $110K.

Collaborated with Engineering to implement product design changes, reducing production time to 14% below initial targets for annual savings of $70K.

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Iowa State University

BS, Aerospace Engineering

Western Michigan University

MS, Engineering Management