Nash Resume Sept 2015
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Richard E. Nash
1201 West Valencia Drive
Fullerton, Ca. 92833
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Highly proficient with Microsoft office products
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
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.
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.