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  1. 1. David E. Ford Resume wireless: (505) 231-0359 Santa Fe, New Mexico e-mail: URL: SUMMARY Accomplished Facilities Manager. Experienced in Fortune 100 business environments, small and mid-sized entrepreneurial organizations and the structured/critical environments of a university and hospital. Proven track record in Project, Contract, Vendor, and Financial/Budget Management, new construction and customer/tenant relationships. Established ground-up Facilities Operations Department for new Campus including security and access systems, data centers and corporate mailrooms. EXECUTIVE SKILLS • Project Management • Facilities Operations • Security and Access Systems • Vendor Procurement • Budgets • Construction Oversight • Contract Management • Asset Management • Logistics PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE present FACILITIES & SECURITY MANAGER / OWNER’S REPRESENTATIVE THORNBURG INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT – Santa Fe, New Mexico Employee-owned investment management company with assets under management of over $52 billion (as of 12/31/09). Founded in 1982. Project Manager and Owner’s Representative during the two year construction of the Thornburg Campus, a Design/Build project, requiring daily interaction and coordination with the General Contractor, Architects, Engineers, Interior Design Architects, City of Santa Fe, State of New Mexico, Attorneys, Managing Directors and staff. The 110K sq. ft. Gold certified LEED building was designed to use 47% less energy and 43% less water. Currently manage all daily facilities operations activities, security, site operations, vendor procurement, contract management, and general and preventive maintenance. • Established Owners Project Requirements and coordinated with Design Architects Legorreta + Legorreta of Mexico City, Mexico and local Architects of Record, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini of Albuquerque, NM. • Developed project budget of $45M for construction, off-site improvements, owner’s FF&E and art. Monitored and approved draw requests and coordinated with lending bank. • Established furniture criteria with Interior Designers to meet business needs. Developed RFP for owner’s FF&E. Analyzed proposals, requested mock-ups and finalized selection. • Worked within guidelines of Industrial Revenue Bond approved by Santa Fe City Council issuing Non-Taxable Transaction Certificates to vendors, contractors, and suppliers. • Developed RFP and service criteria to select vendor for daily catering services in the Campus kitchen and cafeteria. • Procured owner requested art for the Campus from local artisans/galleries, including multiple sculptures imported from Mexico in compliance with international rules of trade. • Developed comprehensive move strategy to relocate 350 employees to new facility over one weekend with no interference to business operations. • Developed initial Facilities Budget of $1.1M for inaugural year of all facilities related operations. Generate RFP’s for all facility vendor and service contracts based on standard practices and requirements specific to site. • Procured vehicles and established scheduled shuttle service for staff from site to train and bus stations. Initiative earned one Innovation in Design point towards the buildings Gold LEED certification, awarded in September 2009 by the USGBC. • Manage Corporate Mailroom/Shipping and Receiving Department in conjunction with requirements of Compliance Department as established by the SEC. • Utilized WebCTRL by Automated Logic, a web-based Building Automation System, to track and modify buildings critical systems. • Project Managed development of site and construction of company’s Corporate Hangar of at the Santa Fe Airport working with various city and state agencies, EPA and the FAA. Page 1 of 3
  2. 2. David E. Ford Resume 2004 – 2007 FACILITIES MANAGER TRAMMELL CROW COMPANY – Boulder, Colorado Independent subsidiary of CB Richard Ellis, the world’s largest real estate services firm; Property and Facility Management Division; Cisco Systems Account. Facilities Manager contracted to Cisco Systems and responsible for 110K sq. ft. corporate site in 3 buildings in Boulder, CO, housing development test labs, Data Centers, office/cubicle space and administration, sub-leases, and an additional 57K sq. ft. in Englewood and Colorado Springs, CO. Managed daily facility operations activities of contract and vendor management, client issues and landlord communications. • Developed and tracked annual operational budgets for Boulder Corporate Site of $480K and for 96 Field Sales Offices nationwide of $590K. Developed capital budgets and project specific budgets as needed. • Responsible for maintaining critical environments in Software Development Labs and Data Centers including HVAC (Lieberts), FM200, VESDA (Very Early Smoke Detection), Electro-Static Discharge (ESD) floors, UPS systems and Generator. • Utilized WebCTRL by Automated Logic, a web-based Building Automation System, to track and modify buildings critical systems. • Established bench mark procedure and wrote manual for remote site coverage that became a best practices process and rolled out to Trammel Crow Facility Managers on the Cisco Systems account nationwide. • Directed roll-out and initial site certification for ISO 14001, Environmental, Health, and Safety standards. • Developed RFP’s for all facility relates site services and capital construction projects. • Established site recycling program which generated 25K lbs of e-waste, 30K lbs of batteries annually as well as and other recyclables (paper, aluminum, glass etc) at levels which achieved a 98% diversion rate from landfills. 1999-2004 FACILITIES AND MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR CASE LOGIC, INC. – Longmont, Colorado Entrepreneurial start up founded in 1984 that initially established the genre of audio storage. Currently owned and operated by Thule. Managed maintenance and facility operations activities for 158k-sq. ft. facility, housing administration, production, warehouse and distribution activities. Managed vendors and supervised daily activities of maintenance department with staff of 3 employees. • Negotiated maintenance agreements and service contracts. Monitored vendor and contractor performance. • Directed construction projects and remodels for open architecture program in office environment and warehouse modifications to meet business need. Managed multiple conveyor systems installations for production activities, product distribution and cardboard removal. • Implemented forklift and battery monitoring programs for a fleet of over 30 forklifts, batteries, and associated equipment, reducing frequency of contract PM’s and service calls resulting in a 35% savings in cost per hour of operation. • Managed OSHA approved forklift certification training program. OSHA certified trainer on 9 types of lift equipment. • Directed compliance activities associated with a voluntary OSHA inspection of facilities. • Managed installation and upgrade of new fire control panels, security panels and two stage pre-action fire systems for Data Center. • Established Recycling program for front office and warehouse including cardboard repurchase program which generated up to $20K annually. 1998-1999 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER – Denver, Colorado Medical and Dental Schools with associated supporting labs for the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. Performed all cosmetic repair and maintenance activities, new construction, and remodels of multiple-campus medical school, including medical and research labs, administration, and support services areas. Page 2 of 3
  3. 3. David E. Ford Resume 1988-1998 MAINTENANCE / CONSTRUCTION TECHNICIAN BOULDER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL – Boulder, Colorado Multi-campus community hospital with 175 beds totaling 250K sq. ft. over three facilities. Performed all cosmetic maintenance and repair. Coordinated vendor contract activities and monitored performance. Rotated through house on-call mechanic duties as department’s first responder to maintenance or safety and security issues. Responsible for new construction and remodels. Framing, drywall, paint, finish carpentry, special materials, carpet, specialty flooring, and tile. EPA approved asbestos removal supervisor. 1988-1998 APARTMENT MANAGER DENVER WAY APARTMENTS - Longmont, Colorado Managed 16 unit apartment complex. Responded to maintenance requests for tenants, managed leases, conflict resolution, and managed vendor contracts for HVAC services, plumbing, and landscaping. 1982-1988 SUPERVISOR / PAINTER THE PAINT COMPANY – Longmont, Colorado Managed commercial projects, new construction and remodels. 1977-1981 AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER FAA - DENVER AIR ROUTE TRAFFIC CONTROL CENTER – Longmont, Colorado Separated enroute commercial, private and military air traffic over the nine state area of the Denver ARTCC using radar and non-radar procedures and multi-tiered UHF and VHF communications systems. 1975-1977 FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR WAVERLY WEST GLIDERPORT – Ft. Collins, Colorado Provided glider flight instruction, ground instruction to students working toward their private and commercial licenses. Performed tow pilot duties as needed. TH 1972-1974 RADIO OPERATOR - SPECIALIST 4 CLASS U.S. ARMY Top Secret/Crypto security clearance. Overseas duty in Korea. Honorable Discharge. 1970-1971 MERCHANT SEAMAN - ORDINARY MATHIASENS STEAMPHIPS – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ordinary seaman on several T-2 tankers stationed in Vietnam. ______________________________________________________________________________________ EDUCATION DeVRY UNIVERSITY –Westminster, Colorado, 2004-2005 B.S. in Technical Management, emphasis on Project Management. AIMS COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Greeley, Colorado, 1982-1983 A.A.S in Electronic Data Processing. ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE / EDUCATION • LEED AP – United States Green Building Council - 2008 • Certified Facility Manager – International Facility Manager Association - 2005 • Treasurer on Board of Directors for Clover Creek HOA, Longmont, CO – 2005 to 2006 • Air Traffic Control Certification – FAA Academy, Oklahoma City, OK – 1977 • Professional Pilots Course, Emery School of Aviation, Greeley, CO – 1975 • Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA - 1971-1972 • Nile C. Kinnick High School, Yokohama, Japan - 1970 Page 3 of 3