Richard E. Nash
1201 West Valencia Drive
# 221
Fullerton, Ca. 92833
714 273-9420
RichardE. Nash
Skill Sets:
Engineering Leadership: I have the ability to convey purpose and objectives that motivate and...
RichardE. Nash
Job History
Future Combat Systems (8/06 to 4/11) Project Engineer, Boeing
Efficiently develop and execute...
RichardE. Nash
Product Manager and Process Owner (6/99 through 5/01), Boeing
Process Owner and Product Manager of the Sp...
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Nash Resume Sept 2015

Published on: Mar 3, 2016

Transcripts - Nash Resume Sept 2015

  • 1. Richard E. Nash 1201 West Valencia Drive # 221 Fullerton, Ca. 92833 714 273-9420 Summary: Currently retired from Boeing with a total of twenty nine years’ experience consisting of eight years of primary structure stress analysis on the Space Shuttle Orbiter and twenty one years of progressively increasing responsibility in Project Engineering and Project Management supporting NASA; Space Shuttle Orbiter, Airforce; GPS Ground Control support, and Army; Future Combat Systems. Travel Availability: Being retired for the last four years with no children in the home and being underfoot and generally in the way of the wife, travel, and even extended travel would be welcomed. Education: I am uniquely qualified for Project Engineering and/or Project Management with Masters in Engineering, Management and Business allowing cross functional communication among the major core competencies of a firm. Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA), 4.0 University of La Verne Masters of Engineering Management (MSEM), 4.0 West Coast University Masters of Civil Engineering (MSCE), 3.3 University of Southern California Bachelors in Civil Engineering (BSCE), 3.3 University of Kentucky Certification/Licenses/Clearance: Certified Professional Manager, CM (inactive since retirement) Professional Engineer, PE California Security Clearance; Clearance is currently inactive due to retirement from Boeing Secret; Investigation Type: NAC/LAC/Credit; Investigation Date: 4 Sept 2001; Clearance Date: 18 Jan 2003 Outside Experiences: Experiences outside the work environment significantly contribute to my abilities to execute a project starting and ending with the Boy Scouts. If you have ever tried to get a sixteen year old to do anything then you are aware of the value added for such an experience. Eagle Scout, 1971 United States Army: Sergeant (E5), service 2 Nov 73- 1 Nov 76, tour in Korea Governor’s Office of Emergency Services – Safety Assessment Program Mason; 32nd degree, Degree coach Elks; Member and Scouting representative for Fullerton Lodge 1993 Since retiring I have volunteered at the Scout District level; Los Amigos District, Orange County Council in the following positons; Unit Commissioner (Oct 2012-Feb 2013), District Commissioner (Feb 2013- Dec 2014), and currently serving the new District Commissioner as his Assistant (Jan 2015 – Present). Lastly I had the honor and privilege of writing a recommendation letter for a young man, Eagle Scout, recommending his acceptance into West Point Military Academy.
  • 2. RichardE. Nash 2 Skill Sets: Engineering Leadership: I have the ability to convey purpose and objectives that motivate and influence team members, Integrated Product Teams (IPTs), Management, and the Customer to proactively pursue project objectives using persuasion and leadership skills. Communication: Technical, business, and management skills to understand the different functional needs during the different product life cycle stages and communicate and explain those needs across the core functions allowing the different functions to stay focused on the project objectives. Proposal Development: Worked in all areas of a proposal from decompiling the customer request to Statement of Work and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), developing the basis of estimate by establishing both subjective and objective statements, reviewing the entire estimate for task and functional continuity, negotiated with the impacted functions on tasks and hours, and validating the hours requested against other project proposals. I am Successful at sealing the deal by developing and presenting proposal briefs to internal management and the customer explaining the bid, tasks, schedule with risks and meditation plans for implementation acquiring both Customer and Management support to move forward. Performance Metrics: Developed and monitored performance metrics for both projects and processes used for implementation, including statistical analysis on outcomes, taking corrective action to ensure continuous Improvement. Internal Research and Development (IR&D): Conducted analysis of data on projects including Heavy Lift Spacecraft, Crew Survival and a Future Shuttle, identifying trade spaces, configuration options with cost as the independent factor. Multiple Program Experience:Wide range of different program styles and customers including Future Combat Systems an Army Program, Global Positing System Ground Control for the Air Force, Space Shuttle Orbiter for the United Space Alliance and NASA. Motivation Detail oriented self-starter able to organize, plan, and execute in a high stress environment with strong follow-up skills capable of excelling in a team oriented environment as well completing tasks independently. I am motivated by helping people and organizations reach their goals. Highly proficient with Microsoft office products
  • 3. RichardE. Nash 3 Job History Future Combat Systems (8/06 to 4/11) Project Engineer, Boeing Efficiently develop and executed disciplined, technically sound and cost effective Change Management Plans from change proposals to a wide variety of segments including converting Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) to Line Replaceable Modules (LRMs) using Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) hardware to reduce maintenance demands and the total product life cycle cost for the Army; Spiraling out (Spin Out) developed technology to the field. Global Positioning System (GPS) Control Segment (1/03 through 8/06), Boeing Provided business, technical and management leadership to efficiently complete studies with a programmatic view point including developing a method to score proposals, evaluating cost, schedules, along with supplier technical and management skills and competing studies that was fair to all, free of bias. I was brought in to process a large backlog of Air Force noncompetitive request for proposals (RFPs) which required explaining to and convincing the engineering community of the personal and business advantage of submitting these RFPs. The backlog was reduced to zero and the company maintained the strategic advantage of being a sole source provider of GPS hardware and services. System Engineering (5/01 through 1/03), Boeing System Architecture (IR&D) Systems Engineer, Boeing Conducted and evaluated historical research on heavy lift spacecraft in preparation to develop updated mission requirements to lift heavier loads. Identified trade spaces for configuration options, mission feasibility and performance characteristics with cost as the independent variable. Crew Survival (IR&D), Boeing Led team to strategically position Boeing to support a crew escape for a variety of vehicle architectures so that when a down select occurred, Boeing would be in a strategic position to propose a sound Crew Escape architecture with interfaces and a survivability concept regardless of the selected vehicle architecture. Products included budget and manpower planning, multiple architecture System Descriptions with interfaces, a work breakdown structure, weights, and trade spaces including verification and validation methods required by option. Future Shuttle IR&D, Boeing The team developed Space Shuttle Orbiter improvement packages to extend the Orbiter’s flight life. Compiled Orbiter failure history on significant and obsolesced hardware, failure analysis including probability of failures against existing hardware within Orbiter life time buy stock to determine the best business decisions regarding make, cannibalize or buy. I served as the technology liaison searching out relevant technology to capture from the second generation reusable launch vehicle technology and major suppliers to the space program leading to successful strategic partnering of five major space contractors to develop technology for a Future Shuttle. I wrote the Future Shuttle Work Breakdown Structure to level five, and the Configuration Management Pan, both completed efficiently and delivered early.
  • 4. RichardE. Nash 4 Product Manager and Process Owner (6/99 through 5/01), Boeing Process Owner and Product Manager of the Space Shuttle Orbiter’s Problem Reporting and Corrective Action (PRACA) process. As Product Manager ensured all problems reported against the Orbiter were resolved both technically and programmatically by reviewing and analyzing every problem resolution report covering hardware, avionics, software and structural failures prior to submission to the customer. As Process Owner developed performance metrics against both field and flight failures and the process efficiency, developed improvement and coordinated with the end users for implementation. The PRACA process required the support of hundreds of engineers across the country, all suppliers of hardware and support staff at Johnson and Kennedy Space Centers, and the prime contractor. The PRACA process was staggering and complex. Replaced existing manual procedures with an easy, reliable electronic mail distribution system that ultimately led to the ability to compete and win the PRACA consolidation contract. Using Project Engineering skills, wrote the Master Change Record to control the proposal development wrote the proposal bid package and established budget for the PRACA implementation staff. Using business and management skills wrote the Product Development Plan (PDP) for the United Space Alliance and established the first Boeing Orbiter PRACA procedure with detailed simplified process flows to support transition of the PRACA process to Boeing. Served as the Orbiter Vehicle Engineering Operations Team representative to the United Space Alliance’s Orbiter Process Assessment Team (OPAT) reviewing and making recommendations on a variety of Orbiter processes including; Configuration management, Master Control Records, Engineering Design Change Proposals, Contract Change Orders and the PRACA process. I eliminated short term customer bias on Award Fees due to immediate issues by using performance metrics. Working with NASA, USA and Boeing management several hundred program metrics was boiled down to twenty critical key metrics. Developed and implemented a process to objectively grade the Orbiter performance by using a weighted algorithm to convert the metrics into a single overall award fee performance score, providing an objective and stable customer award fee evaluation. Project Engineer and Project Manager (5/89 through 6/99), Boeing Utilized standard Master Change Records (MCRs) to establish work plans, organize teams, direct and control work packages. Supported and led Design Interface Meetings (DIMs), developed work descriptions, schedules and costs with the multiple departments for efficient implementation Made buy decisions including a subcontractor procurement of New Orbiter crew seats that required a rigorous bidding process and compared the competing bids to an internal make option. Project Engineer for the PRACA to ensure successful implementation of improvement tasks and was responsible for special hardware buys that directly supported core PRACA personnel. A major contributor in developing the first NASA Orbiter Project Level PRACA requirement document receiving special recognition from NASA. I worked directly with engineering teams and management to reduce open Corrective Action Records (CAR) from approximately 1200 open flight issues to 750 issues reducing the engineering work load per launch by 37 percent. Primary Structure Stress Analysis on the Orbiter (2/82 through 5/89), Boeing Performed primary structures stress analysis on the Orbiter Crew Module, Forward Fuselage, Wing and Main Propulsion System ensuring structure integrity and certifying for flight. Supported a major weight reduction program by using plastic deformation analysis to reduce weight for special load cases involving a controlled crash. Lead engineer for the Orbiter Main Propulsion System developing flight envelope expansion and the 17 inch disconnect redesign.

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