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Erol Gunes

Program Manager
Springfield

Summary

Technical Program Manager with background in aerospace and automotive project management, product development, change and configuration management, problem solving and customer interface. Experienced in leading cross-functional teams to produce highly integrated electromechanical products.

Overview

4
4
Certifications
10
10
years of professional experience

Work History

Program Manager

Safran Cabin, Zodiac Aerospace
2017-08 - 2020-10
  • Gulfstream G500/600/650 Galley Inserts Suite.
  • Responsible for Project Management, Technical Execution, Earned Value Management, Risk/Opportunity Management, and Certification/Qualification Management of the full suite of Galley Inserts with annual sales of $4M.
  • Ensured compliance to FAA Guidelines and AS9100 standards to achieve continued airworthiness of the products.
  • Improved customer relationship by providing timely and proactive responses to customer concerns, and ensuring frequent progress updates for resolution of complex issues.
  • Ensured compliance to Technical Requirements Documents and Memorandum of Agreements.
  • Led Configuration and Change Management for all internal and external change requests in collaboration with the stakeholders.
  • Prepared Commercial Impact Statements associated with Out-Of-Scope change requests, consisting of Non-Recurring Cost and Recurring Cost, and In-service impacts.
  • Maintained the Dashboard for Key Performance Indicators related to Customer Satisfaction, Program Coordination, and Program Budget.
  • Applied Agile Methodology to ensure engagement of the Integrated Product Team (IPT) by holding daily team meetings, tracking progress through burndown charts, and presenting backlogs.
  • Ensure compliance to Safran’s Program Management tollgate process.
  • Program Manager - Transfer of Work - Lockheed Martin, Gulfstream, Dassault, Embraer.
  • Point of Contact for customer communication related to transfer of design to Safran Cabin Germany and manufacturing to Safran Cabin Thailand.
  • Prepare and maintain Gantt Charts to present and track progress of the projects.
  • Coordinate the effort for contract transfer, and Direct Ship Authorization for the new manufacturing site.

Program Lead Engineer – Product Development

Safran Cabin, Zodiac Aerospace
2015-10 - 2017-08
  • Engineering Lead - Bombardier 650 Challenger Galley Inserts.
  • Led the Engineering team from concept to product launch completion and Entry Into Service, assisted Manufacturing with post-delivery support.
  • Led testing and documentation for FAA Certification and DO-160 qualification.
  • Monitored metrics and steered the development team to ensure product development Design To Cost targets were met or exceeded.
  • Served as the responsible Engineering representative in daily Quick Response Quality Control (QRQC) meetings to identify the root cause and corrective actions of production and repair line issues, following a 10Z methodology (similar to 8D).
  • Managed the creation and maintenance of Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (DFMEA) documents for the suite of products.

Mechanical Design Engineer – Product Development

Safran Cabin, Zodiac Aerospace
2014-10 - 2015-10
  • Worked on product development and improvement of aircraft galley inserts for Aerospace customers such as Airbus, Bombardier, Gulfstream and Embraer.
  • Primary duties were;.
  • Utilize best engineering practices to develop components with a wide range of manufacturing processes such as sheet metal forming, thermo forming, injection molding and machining.
  • Develop detailed acceptance test procedures for quality control of manufactured products.

Launch Lead Engineer, Product Development

Ford Motor Company
2013-10 - 2014-09
  • Led the Engineering Team during the launch phase of the North American Ford Transit programs.
  • Led root cause analysis studies and subsequent Interim and Permanent Corrective Actions.
  • Prepared and managed documentation related to Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA).
  • Reported to the Chief Engineer and Launch Manager in escalation meetings and Tech Reviews.
  • Analyzed new design modifications to make sure they are in compliance with One-Ford Global specifications, and benchmark as needed to ensure targets met or exceed industry standards.
  • Assisted suppliers to achieve Part Submission Warrant (PSW) by successfully going through the milestones of Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).
  • Assisted the plant with the implementation of lean manufacturing principles.

Launch Engineer, Product Development

Ford Motor Company
2013-01 - 2013-09
  • Supported the product development team during the post Verification Prototype, Tool Tryout and Pilot Production phases that oversee Final Data Judgment milestone, white to black tooling transition period, and readiness evaluation of the Pre-Production vehicles of the European Ford Transit programs.

CATIA V5 Designer

PlasCAM – Turkey / FORD Dunton Technical Center
2011-11 - 2012-06
  • Assisted Design Team Lead Engineer with the surface modeling of plastic injection exterior body parts related to the New Transit Custom program (V362) of Ford Motor Company.

Production Manager

Continental Surfaces
2009-07 - 2011-09
  • Supervised up to 20 employees.
  • Increased weekly production from 3000 SF up to 6100 SF.
  • Assured safe and healthy working conditions by implementing OSHA regulations.

Education

Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering (BSME)

University Of Kocaeli

Associate of Science - International Business Management

Virginia International University

Skills

Project Management

Contract Negotiation

Customer Relationship Management

Change Management

Configuration Management

Cross-functional Team Leadership

Technical Leadership

Product Development

Agile Mindset

System Integration

Supplier Management

Process Improvement

Quote

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right!
Henry Ford

Certification

PMP Certificate of Training

FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) Training

Certificate of Appreciation - Ford Motor Company

TeamCenter Certificate - Ford Motor Company

Timeline

Program Manager

Safran Cabin, Zodiac Aerospace
2017-08 - 2020-10

Program Lead Engineer – Product Development

Safran Cabin, Zodiac Aerospace
2015-10 - 2017-08

Mechanical Design Engineer – Product Development

Safran Cabin, Zodiac Aerospace
2014-10 - 2015-10

Launch Lead Engineer, Product Development

Ford Motor Company
2013-10 - 2014-09

Launch Engineer, Product Development

Ford Motor Company
2013-01 - 2013-09

CATIA V5 Designer

PlasCAM – Turkey / FORD Dunton Technical Center
2011-11 - 2012-06

Production Manager

Continental Surfaces
2009-07 - 2011-09

TeamCenter Certificate - Ford Motor Company

Certificate of Appreciation - Ford Motor Company

FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) Training

PMP Certificate of Training

Associate of Science - International Business Management

Virginia International University

Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering (BSME)

University Of Kocaeli
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