accomplished operations manager with more than 12 years experience in the aviation industry offering expertise in supply chain management international and domestic shipping regulations, hazardous materials storage and disposal, warehousing, distribution, and logistics. possess excellent team leadership, financial analysis/cost comparison, and vendor relations skills. technically proficient in microsoft office, with strong experience in microsoft excel to generate tracking records for supplies. adept at reading and translating highly technical manuals.
ryan international airlines/futura international airways 2003-2009
stores manager, minneapolis, xxxxxx
oversaw distribution of aircraft parts for up to 12 airplanes by receiving and inspecting aircraft parts to ensure serviceability and compliance with faa regulations.
directed operations at all out of state stations, including new york, boston, milwaukee, detroit, minneapolis, st. louis and dallas.
collaborated with us marshals prisoner deportation flights and arranged us marshals stores in louisiana, oklahoma, and arizona that allowed them to establish tracking system for all parts.
conformed european aircraft from easa to faa airworthiness, successfully transitioning a european regulated plane into a plane that can fly over u.s. airspace per faa regulations.
built up maintenance stores stations from the ground up to allow plane/flight operations to begin and continue by leasing an office/storage location.
created and implemented a hazardous materials stock rotation plan to maintain compliance with hazmat regulations.
managed inventory orders, borrowed parts, and deliveries to both domestic and foreign airworthiness standards and
supervised distribution and domestic and international storage facilities at 6 stations to track parts.
negotiated restock part orders with an international parts broker to achieve optimal cost control.
cultivated strong business relationships with vendors to achieve quicker turnaround time on repairs.
organized and set up kits to assist with scheduled maintenance visits for aircrafts.
conducted hazardous material and safety training sessions for maintenance staff as well as technical training on stores systems, trax and as-400.
ra ventures/airborne express, grand rapids, mi 2002-2003
successfully maximized service standards as well as revenue by reorganizing loading, unloading, and sorting processes, reevaluating staffing needs, and establishing more efficient delivery routes.
directed daily operations for the grand rapids station, including 75 employees, 30 delivery vehicles, 2 dock trucks, and a dc-9 cargo aircraft.
ensured station compliance with dot regulations by verifying and updating licenses and permits and conducting employee training of proper handling and storage of hazardous materials.
wessin & gorman enterprises, inc./airborne express, st. cloud, xxxxxx 1997-2002
oversaw daily operations by managing 15 employees, 7 delivery vehicles, and 1 dock truck.
evaluated company policies to keep up to date on regulatory requirements and assessed driver s knowledge of current driving laws.
u.s. marine corps 1989-1997
drive hazardous materials certified (iata, 49crf), 1998-present
faa hazardous material certification
qualified on the as-400 parts tracking system
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