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Kevin M. K.
Robin Circle, Minnetonka, MN
and ambitious leader with years of progressive responsibilities in
project management, market research, product development, personnel
management, electronics, and strategic test planning.
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA CARLSON SCHOOL
OF MANAGEMENT, Minneapolis, MN
Master of Business Administration
Emphases in Finance and Strategic Marketing
MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, Mankato,
Bachelor of Science in Electrical
Engineering Emphasis in Digital Design
I am presently pursuing a Project Management
Professional PMP and a Lean/Design for Six Sigma DFSS certification.
The PMP certification is through the Project Management Institute PMI.
– Edina, MN
MBA Consultant unpaid parttime
position – Sales and marketing expertise to the biomedical community
Prepared a P&L budget,
PowerPoint presentations, and market research of biomedical devices.
– Bloomington, MN –
Project Director Providing
Market Research to % of the Technically Focused Fortune
Managed the entire customer
engagement, including scoping the project, writing the proposal, preparing
the budget, managing the team and research, communicating progress to
the customer, and presenting the results.
Continuously direct multiple
individuals to complete indepth custom market research projects for
the industrial segment requiring both technical and strategic marketing
Examples of projects include:
assessing competing wireless charging technologies, finding the voice
of the customer for magnetic scanning of mile long conveyor belts, developed
a gotomarket strategy to meet the motor needs of the pulp and paper
industry, determined the market size for sunrooms, and estimated the
market size for fans and fan trays for the networking industry.
Transformed a client’s confidence
in our company after my first project with them, resulting in an annual
research subscription commitment of $K.
Driessen Culligan– Northfield, MN
Board of Directors Member
Second largest Culligan conglomeration with franchises under management
Prepared a strategic marketing
plan designed to bring the company to the next level of profitability.
Reviewed and monitored financial
statements of $ million in annual revenue.
– Mendota Heights, MN
Product Engineer Semiconductor
design and manufacturer in the hard disc drive industry
Management / Product Engineering / Test Engineering
I accelerated the testing
and qualification of products destined for Seagate harddisc drives
to production throughout the entire process, from design of testing
to post production support failure analysis.
Managed products in development
slated for Seagate drives and in production twice as many as my
nearest colleague. This included the highest volume disc drive
Directed products to production,
increasing Seagate preamplifier revenue from $ million in to
$ million slated for . Managed % of annual company revenue
and % of local revenue.
Conducted operations at Agere
Systems in the absence of program manager and product engineer for
months, resulting in $ million in revenue. Proactively educated
myself of their daily activities and successfully assumed their roles
and managed all responsibilities without formal training.
Planned the coordination of
ATE testing, bench testing, and assembly of three $ million projects
using Gantt charts in Microsoft Project. These charts showed the
most efficient test flow of a product with many parallel paths.
Expedited the planning of one of these projects which was originally
drastically behind schedule. Communicated details to individual
contributors and the schedule to management at Agere.
Devised a system to test the
quality of hardware and software before the arrival of a new product,
which resulted in sampling our parts to the customer week earlier.
Provided research and development
testing for both internal and external customers at Agere Systems. Tested
preamplifers versus customer specifications and reported the results
back to the crossfunctional team. Every part revision required
the test results to be documented in large engineering change orders
ECOs or presentations. Negotiated specifications of datasheets
both internally and with Seagate. Provided feedback to design
about the needs for testability, wrote the test method for new specifications,
and designed hardware and software to accommodate new test features.
of test equipment for purchase resulting in effective measurement at
a minimal cost.
Completed competitive analyses
at Agere Systems, starting with deciding what parameters should be compared,
physically measured our part versus the competitive part, and then summarized
and presented the data to design engineers and management.
Wrote and presented all test
coverage plans to the customer while at Agere Systems, ensuring that
all datasheet specifications were tested. This resulted in the
datasheet test coverage increasing from to %.
Experienced operator of Teradyne
automated test equipment ATE and the statistical analysis of the corresponding
data, including observation of fabrication defects and trends.
Planned, prioritized, and
directed hardware design, software design, and bench testing for staff
of senior electrical technicians. Hardware and software was
developed for purposes internal evaluation, customer evaluation,
and lifetest HTOL.
Provided work direction to
subcontractors concerning printed circuit board design, semiconductor
package assembly, and failure analysis.
Additional duties at Agere
Systems include: correlation of , automated test equipment
ATE tests, conducting high temperature operating lifetest HTOL reliability
testing, directing ESD testing HBM, CDM, MM, latch, transient latch,
and EOS, test equipment calibration, field application support, and
Software Advanced user of
Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, and PowerPoint. Experience with
Microsoft Access, UNIX, C++, Visual Basic, Matlab, Pspice, Orcad, PCAD
, Crystal Ball, and Minitab.
Hardware Proficient using
oscilloscopes, network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, data generators,
signal generators, power supplies, differential and singleended probes,
– Mankato, MN
– Testing of high current motor controllers and sourcing of components.
structure of motor controllers, differentiated by customer.
Selected primary and backup suppliers of components based on customer
needs, quality, price, and leadtime.
United States Marine Corps
– Twentynine Palms, CA
Optical Chief Repair of small
missile systems, laser range finders, optical sights, and night vision
Awarded a Navy and Marine
Corps Achievement Medal for personally supervising the installation
of $. million of infrared sights in vehicles. Achieved two
consecutive years of "no findings" during annual inspection
for the calibration and modification of all armory equipment.
Awarded Marine/NCO of the
quarter for H&S Company Marines for straight quarters.
Selected to meritorious promotion boards at every rank as a Marine.
Managed Third Light Armored
Reconnaissance Battalion Armory staff of Marines as Optical Chief
in absence of a senior noncommissioned officer for years.
Changed Third Light Armored
Reconnaissance Battalion Armory's focus from post to preventative maintenance.
Devised and implemented a staggered preventative maintenance schedule
in accordance with military regulations, which was not previously followed.
Responsible for the maintenance
and repair of small missile launchers, laser range finders, infrared
sights, night vision, optical scopes, and all related test equipment
while in the Marines.
Top Secret DOD Clearance.