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Kenneth F. Slade
6001 102nd
St. SW, Mukilteo, WA 98275
(425) 349-5888 (H) (425) 241-5479 (C)
kenslade@frontier.com (H)
CAREER OBJECTIVE
I am currently contract seeking positions that will capitalize on my project management and/or aerospace
experience
RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE – Boeing Commercial Airplane Programs
Engineering Product Development Integration & Management 5/86-3/91, 11/94-9/00 & 11/01-12/11
 Project Integration & Asst. to Chief Engineer for Propulsion Product Development
- Work with Engineering Chiefs, Program Managers and Finance Organizations to obtain approval for projects.
- Represent platform and functional organization to interface with Program, Integration & Management,
Contracts and Division Engineering Management.
- Lead and direct engineering development for integrated and highly complex propulsion systems, including
developing and managing to program metrics and risk management.
- Develop and implement program specific plans based on Program Level Directives and initiatives.
- Develop work statements, staffing plans, resource/capital budgets and business case analysis.
- Develop and implemented international business agreements including test and validation requirements.
- Interface with engineering for accountability of project deliverables against work statement and budget
- Develop, integrate, implement and administer budgets and staffing requirements.
- Manage the day to day engineering activities, including performance to cost and schedule commitments.
- Develop and implement applied MS Project applications for managing multi-year projects.
- Develop work statements, staffing plans, resource/capital budgets and business case analysis.
 Installation & Analysis/Integration Lead
- Lead daily work management or Installations & Analysis as well as other Propulsion Groups.
- Analyze designs & write and integrate technical requirements and technical correspondence.
- Develop, negotiate and administer engineering specification development.
- Integrate technical requirements and conduct technical correspondence.
- Lead engine company development coordination and tracking.
- Lead design interface control.
- Lead Budgets development and administration.
- Lead Facilities planning, personnel training programs development and administration.
- Develop Program Level integrated schedules.
- Interface with Program Integration & Management, Contracts, Division Engineering Management.
 Certification and Validation Focal
- Write and integrated test plans, OPTP’s, EWA’s, instrumentation requirements, FC’s, Red label/Black Label
validation requirements, TOL’s, FTIR’s and TCDR’s for validation and certification tests.
- Write, negotiate and administer test specifications.
- Develop, and integrate test hardware plans.
- Develop and integrate test vehicle and site requirements.
- Integrate Engine and Propulsion Engineering Development Test coordination and tracking.
- Develop and document Compliance Plan Matrices.
- Develop program & test schedules, deliverables and scheduled completion metrics.
- Lead the design and manufacture of developmental and production equivalent test hardware.
Product Development Business Operations 9/00-11/01
 Interface with multi-platform engineering for execution of work statement, including test and validation plans.
 Co-Lead multi-platform work transfer activities.
 Col-Lead development of multi-platform integrated Project, Access and Exceldatabases.
 Lead the development and administration of LR777 Program Web Content for program
management/visibility/reviews and as a team communication tool.
 Write and direct Program Directives, Planning Directives and Program Direction Letters (PDL’s).
Kenneth F. Slade Page 2
Engine Program Management 3/91-11/94
 Responsible for managing Division wide programs, for new product development and existing products.
 Negotiate, integrate and facilitate test plans, agreements, contracts and technical specifications
 Direct and facilitate resolution of supplier related issues with engineering, supplier and customers.
 Direct a cross-functional business unit that purchased $250M/yr. and employed 50-100 engineers.
 Direct a cross-functional team for strategic planning as well as short/long range goals integration.
 Manage Lean Engineering/Product Cycle Reduction team.
Engineering Design and Validation & Test Integration 7/81-5/86
 Conduct engine and electrical generator cooling systems design, test, certification and product support.
Verification for system and certification requirements.
 Propulsion Engineering Test focal for all engine ground and flight tests.
 Analyze designs & write and integrate technical requirements and technical correspondence.
 Write OPTP’s,EWA’s,instrumentation requirements, FC’s, Red Label/Black Label validation requirements,
TOL’s, FTIR’s and TCDR’s for validation and certification tests.
CAREER TRACK ATTRIBUTES
 Development, negotiation, implementation and management of plans & requirements, budgets, work statements,
resources and risk management.
 Program cost accountability and management to defined work statement.
 Specification and contract development and negotiation.
 Relational database development for project management and technical requirements integration.
I have had the opportunity to work with and manage a variety of functional disciplines, which have had both a
business and technical focus. These disciplines have included:
 Engineering and Test Support
 Division, Business, Finance and Contracts Management
 Marketing, Strategic Planning and Customer Requirements
SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
 Strong background with all phases of small and large projects.
 Strong background with all phases of planning and execution as well as specifications and contracts.
 Capable of managing diverse tasks simultaneously.
 Good at balancing short and long term goals and keeping programs in balance.
 Strong process oriented approach, including identifying as-is shortfalls and developing improvements.
 Strong team builder and leader.
 Ability to balance and support the needs of both the business and technical community.
 Excellent facilitation skills.
 Customer focused, flexible and open minded.
COMPUTER SKILLS
 Highly proficient including Microsoft Project “power user”.
Kenneth F. Slade Page 3
FORMAL EDUCATION
University of Maine Orono
Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering 1981
Franklin Institute of Boston
Associate Degree MechanicalEngineering 1968
RECENT CONTINUING EDUCATION
 Mentoring
 Project Management Fundamentals
 MS Project
 Web publishing
 P+ Project Management Fundamentals
 Ethics & Diversity
 Ed Maher Systems Thinking Seminar
 Effective & High Output Management
 Leadership Through People Skills for Managers
 Facilitator Training

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Kenneth Slade Resume

  • 1. Kenneth F. Slade 6001 102nd St. SW, Mukilteo, WA 98275 (425) 349-5888 (H) (425) 241-5479 (C) kenslade@frontier.com (H) CAREER OBJECTIVE I am currently contract seeking positions that will capitalize on my project management and/or aerospace experience RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE – Boeing Commercial Airplane Programs Engineering Product Development Integration & Management 5/86-3/91, 11/94-9/00 & 11/01-12/11  Project Integration & Asst. to Chief Engineer for Propulsion Product Development - Work with Engineering Chiefs, Program Managers and Finance Organizations to obtain approval for projects. - Represent platform and functional organization to interface with Program, Integration & Management, Contracts and Division Engineering Management. - Lead and direct engineering development for integrated and highly complex propulsion systems, including developing and managing to program metrics and risk management. - Develop and implement program specific plans based on Program Level Directives and initiatives. - Develop work statements, staffing plans, resource/capital budgets and business case analysis. - Develop and implemented international business agreements including test and validation requirements. - Interface with engineering for accountability of project deliverables against work statement and budget - Develop, integrate, implement and administer budgets and staffing requirements. - Manage the day to day engineering activities, including performance to cost and schedule commitments. - Develop and implement applied MS Project applications for managing multi-year projects. - Develop work statements, staffing plans, resource/capital budgets and business case analysis.  Installation & Analysis/Integration Lead - Lead daily work management or Installations & Analysis as well as other Propulsion Groups. - Analyze designs & write and integrate technical requirements and technical correspondence. - Develop, negotiate and administer engineering specification development. - Integrate technical requirements and conduct technical correspondence. - Lead engine company development coordination and tracking. - Lead design interface control. - Lead Budgets development and administration. - Lead Facilities planning, personnel training programs development and administration. - Develop Program Level integrated schedules. - Interface with Program Integration & Management, Contracts, Division Engineering Management.  Certification and Validation Focal - Write and integrated test plans, OPTP’s, EWA’s, instrumentation requirements, FC’s, Red label/Black Label validation requirements, TOL’s, FTIR’s and TCDR’s for validation and certification tests. - Write, negotiate and administer test specifications. - Develop, and integrate test hardware plans. - Develop and integrate test vehicle and site requirements. - Integrate Engine and Propulsion Engineering Development Test coordination and tracking. - Develop and document Compliance Plan Matrices. - Develop program & test schedules, deliverables and scheduled completion metrics. - Lead the design and manufacture of developmental and production equivalent test hardware. Product Development Business Operations 9/00-11/01  Interface with multi-platform engineering for execution of work statement, including test and validation plans.  Co-Lead multi-platform work transfer activities.  Col-Lead development of multi-platform integrated Project, Access and Exceldatabases.  Lead the development and administration of LR777 Program Web Content for program management/visibility/reviews and as a team communication tool.
  • 2.  Write and direct Program Directives, Planning Directives and Program Direction Letters (PDL’s).
  • 3. Kenneth F. Slade Page 2 Engine Program Management 3/91-11/94  Responsible for managing Division wide programs, for new product development and existing products.  Negotiate, integrate and facilitate test plans, agreements, contracts and technical specifications  Direct and facilitate resolution of supplier related issues with engineering, supplier and customers.  Direct a cross-functional business unit that purchased $250M/yr. and employed 50-100 engineers.  Direct a cross-functional team for strategic planning as well as short/long range goals integration.  Manage Lean Engineering/Product Cycle Reduction team. Engineering Design and Validation & Test Integration 7/81-5/86  Conduct engine and electrical generator cooling systems design, test, certification and product support. Verification for system and certification requirements.  Propulsion Engineering Test focal for all engine ground and flight tests.  Analyze designs & write and integrate technical requirements and technical correspondence.  Write OPTP’s,EWA’s,instrumentation requirements, FC’s, Red Label/Black Label validation requirements, TOL’s, FTIR’s and TCDR’s for validation and certification tests. CAREER TRACK ATTRIBUTES  Development, negotiation, implementation and management of plans & requirements, budgets, work statements, resources and risk management.  Program cost accountability and management to defined work statement.  Specification and contract development and negotiation.  Relational database development for project management and technical requirements integration. I have had the opportunity to work with and manage a variety of functional disciplines, which have had both a business and technical focus. These disciplines have included:  Engineering and Test Support  Division, Business, Finance and Contracts Management  Marketing, Strategic Planning and Customer Requirements SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES  Strong background with all phases of small and large projects.  Strong background with all phases of planning and execution as well as specifications and contracts.  Capable of managing diverse tasks simultaneously.  Good at balancing short and long term goals and keeping programs in balance.  Strong process oriented approach, including identifying as-is shortfalls and developing improvements.  Strong team builder and leader.  Ability to balance and support the needs of both the business and technical community.  Excellent facilitation skills.  Customer focused, flexible and open minded. COMPUTER SKILLS  Highly proficient including Microsoft Project “power user”.
  • 4. Kenneth F. Slade Page 3 FORMAL EDUCATION University of Maine Orono Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering 1981 Franklin Institute of Boston Associate Degree MechanicalEngineering 1968 RECENT CONTINUING EDUCATION  Mentoring  Project Management Fundamentals  MS Project  Web publishing  P+ Project Management Fundamentals  Ethics & Diversity  Ed Maher Systems Thinking Seminar  Effective & High Output Management  Leadership Through People Skills for Managers  Facilitator Training