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Engineering Manager


Laceys Spring, Alabama

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Robert L. Cooper

532 Bell Point Road, Lacey\'s Spring, AL 35754, 256-498-2128 / 337-3154, Secret Clearance

Director / Program / Project Engineering Manager

Engineering Program manager with extensive experience in the Defense,
Aerospace and Information Technology Industries. Including interpersonal
communication skills with coworkers and the Air Force customers; analyzing
programs that experience difficulties for companies such as Hughes
Aircraft, Motorola and others. Proven ability to identify problems; create
and implement effective solutions to recover cost and schedules.
Developing winning business strategies for Aerospace, Defense and
information technology programs.

Demonstrated leader getting results using his vast experience and
knowledge to mold a highly successful team of talented individuals to
achieve desired goals.

Intrapreneurial / Excellent People and communication/ Program-Project
Evaluation / Business Strategy-Planning-Development / Contract Negotiation
/Organization Staffing-Team Building / Engineering Systems Analysis/
Problem Resolution

Most Recent Experience (Redstone Arsenal and Mojave Airport-Sept 2006-
April 2007)

Rewrite of Acceptance Test Procedures for the UAV RF4 Drone: Evaluation of
RF4 advanced navigation system: Detailed analyses of the entire
Communications, Navigation, and Identification systems (73 drawings) for
the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter system installed onboard the Boeing 737-300
JSF/CATB Cooperative Avionics Test Bed aircraft: Evaluation and validation
of the on-board Lab-VIEW sensor systems: Rewrite of the Users and
Operations manual for the Outlaw and Broadsword Unmanned Target Aerial


Northrop Grumman, Information Technology Division

Organized, Staffed and Managed Information Technology organization to
compete for Government Information Technology Business, specifically
Electronic Commerce.
Analyzed business opportunities, wrote business; staffing and financial
plan; created proposal.
Won Department of Defense Finance Accounting Systems\' Web Invoicing
Electronic Business program.
Managed the conceptual hardware/software design, Implementation and
Operation of the WINS.Mil system
Continued to compete and win this business for the next ten years for a
financial impact of more than $35 million employing 35 to 40 people.

Motorola Government Systems Division

Recovered seven troubled secure communications manufacturing programs.
Analyzed Engineering documentation; program quality requirements;
manufacturing flow.
Modified Engineering requirements and financial policy to accommodate
customer and vendor requirements.
Negotiated, with vendors and customers corporate management in order to
implement solutions.
Resumed Manufacturing; recovered schedule; earned maximum profit and fee on
two and reduced projected cost overruns 40% on third; broke even on four.

Hughes Aircraft, Radar Systems Division

Orchestrated turnaround of a 90 day schedule delay of F-18 avionics
automatic test equipment.
Analyzed Manufacturing and Engineering organizational interfaces.
Reviewed work flow for manufacturing and hardware test processes.
Discovered personnel and test equipment issues impacting schedule.
Solicited and received support of workers; purchased ($7K) additional test
Within 90 days, schedule was recovered; Delivery was made two weeks early
and sustained; Cost overrun of $1.5 million per month was stopped.

I was consistently (Dec 1981-Nov 1983) challenged with new tasks and
positions, moving from an Engineering Specialist: to Assistance Program
manager for F-18 ATE, to Assistant Department Manager for Electronic RF
Tactical Systems (positions here consecutively): then to Assistance Lab
Manager for F-15 Logistics.

EDUCATION Masters Degree Electrical Engineering -
Auburn University
Masters Degree Business Administration - Golden Gate
Bachelors Degree Electrical Engineering - Auburn University
Registered Representative of New York Stock Exchange 1978-
Amateur Radio License KI4YZG

Product Design, Development, Manufacturing and Systems Experience

Aerospace/Defense systems

5D Systems (Mojave California)
Oct 2006-Apr 2007

Senior Systems Engineer

F-35 Communications, Navigation, Identification System.
Boeing 737-300 Cooperative Avionics Test Bed (CATB)

5D Systems (Redstone Arsenal)

Unmanned Aerial vehicles, F-4 Avionics, Unmanned aerial targets
(Outlaw and Board Sword)

SCI, Huntsville, AL Jan 1988-
Aug 1990

Program Manager

Apache Helicopter Longbow, Managed systems engineer, three hardware
project managers, a software project manager, a test set project
manager and 50 hardware and software engineers in addition to
reliability, configuration, data management, safety, manufacturing,
and quality personnel.

Hughes Aircraft, Radar Systems, Los Angeles, CA
Dec 1981-Aug 1984

Program Manager and RF Tactical Systems Electrical Engineering Manager

F-18 Automatic Test Equipment
F-15 Logistics (Laboratory Manager Organized and staffed)

USAF, Eglin AFB, FL Jun 1978-
Dec 1981

Missile Officer

Tactical Air Commands Weapon Separation and Evaluation Program, AIM7/9

USAF, Edwards AFB, CA Jun 1973-
Jun 1978

Project Engineer for the Central Integrated Test Subsystem-- Aircraft
health monitoring system

B-1 Bomber

Information Technology (Managed the design development and implementation
of these systems.)

Northrop Grumman (Gunter AFB .AL 1994-2003)
June 1994-Oct 2003

Program Manager for the design, development, testing, installation
and operation of the following systems:

Electronic Business, Electronic Commerce ($36 billion paid in bills
each year)
Munitions Inventory system (PC\'s and RFID tags) (Eglin AFB during
Desert Storm)
Army school enrollment system (Randolph AFB joint AF/Army project)

Secure Communication devices

Motorola, Government Systems, Phoenix, AZ
Dec 1986-Jan 1988

Program Manager for Manufacture and delivery of these products.

NSA, FBI, CIA secure communications programs
Application specific Integrated circuits (ASIC) design and
Printed circuit board design and manufacture
STU-3 and handheld cellular phones design

USBI, Huntsville, AL Aug
1990-Aug 1992

Electrical Engineering Department Manager

NASA Space shuttle Solid Rocket Boosters, Electrical Engineering
Manager. Managed 66 engineers responsible for booster recovery and
flight certification.

Harris Government Systems Division, Melbourne, FL
Aug 1984-Dec 1986

Program Manager

NASA JPL, Scatterometer spacecraft. {Program Manager for design and
development of this satellite)

SCI Space Operations, Huntsville, AL
Jan 1988-Aug 1990

Program Manager

MSFC Aeroassist Flight Experiment (AFE-Aero Brake) Proposal Manager.
Negotiated the AFE teaming agreement with Ford, USBI, and Wyle,
directed proposal activities.

1978- 1981
Tactical Air Commands Weapon Separation and Evaluation Program, AIM7/9

USAF, Edwards AFB, CA
1973- 1978
B-1 Bomber (Project Engineer for the Central Integrated Test Subsystem--
Aircraft health monitoring system)

1958 - 1981 United States Air Force

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Robert Cooper
Name: Robert Cooper
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Job Title: Engineering Manager

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