Associates of Science, Instructional Design and Military Science @
Community College of the Air Force
Director of Quality/Compliance @ Oversees Quality/Compliance for an FAA Part 145 component repair facility. Fokker Aerotron is a Class I, II, and III repair station focused on electro-mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic component repairs for commercial aircraft. Represents the company with regulatory agencies. Provides additional leadership for trade compliance issues as well as industrial safety. From September 2013
Director of Quality/Compliance @ Oversees Quality/Compliance for an FAA Part 145 component repair facility. Fokker Aerotron is a Class I, II, and III repair station focused on electro-mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic component repairs for commercial aircraft. Represents the company with regulatory agencies. Provides additional leadership for trade compliance issues as well as industrial safety. From September 2013 to Present (2 years 4 months) VP of Maintenance @ Responsible for directing and coordinating all activities of the maintenance department for a fleet of 45+ fractionally owned aircraft. Areas of responsibility encompassed all maintenance department functions and operations to include, quality control and assurance, production, power plant operations, technical stores and maintenance programs. Held ultimate and final authority in all decisions relevant to airworthiness, serviceability and flight safety. Ensured that all Maintenance operations are conducted in accordance with applicable DOT/FAA regulations, and company policies and procedures. Advised senior management on issues relevant to maintenance operations and regulatory matters. Represented the Company with regulatory agencies, manufacturers, and service providers. Participated in formulating and administering company policies and developing long range goals and objectives. Developed subordinates through coaching, training, and empowerment regarding responsibilities. Managed the departmental budget with a thorough understanding of departmental and company cost structure and metrics. Developed, implemented and monitored departmental metrics and measurement indicators of operational and system management performance. Promoted and fostered a safe and secure operating environment. From 2012 to 2013 (1 year) President/Owner @ • Private aviation maintenance consultant: specializing in heavy aircraft maintenance management to include all aspects of operations, safety, inspection, training, quality and compliance for commercial and military repair facilities as well as commercial Part 21 PMA manufacturing. Experienced in both aircraft and component maintenance systems making practical application of the standards required by AS9100, AS9110, CASE, and FAA regulations. From June 2011 to 2013 (2 years) Pensacola, Florida AreaVice President of Quality and Compliance @ Responsible for managing all aspects of safety, inspection, quality and compliance systems for a FAR Part 145 Maintenance, Overhaul & Repair (MRO) facility and leading those teams of diverse technical professionals to maintain the standards required by AS9110, CASE, and FAA regulations.
Direct departments ensuring workforce safety, vendor management, technical data management, human factors investigation, workforce training systems, incoming receiving inspection, workmanship quality inspection, airworthiness final inspection, aircraft final release and maintenance operation's legal fitness.
Establish and manage strategic programs for product quality improvement.
Apply LEAN and TQM solutions to improve quality, productivity, and cost.
Accomplishments to date:
Initiated new programs to improve Maintenance and Quality Control
Developed solid team of professionals
Developed and deployed MRO group Quality Management Plan to include metrics, cost analysis and linkages to business results
Led seven initial Quality Action Teams to demonstrated successful continuous improvement methodologies
Spearheaded the development of an automated First Time Yield (rework) measurement and reporting system for the organization to include cost analysis From September 2008 to June 2011 (2 years 10 months) (Acting) Director of Quality @ Responsible for managing safety, inspection, quality and compliance systems for a FAR Part 145 Maintenance, Overhaul & Repair (MRO) facility.
Provided oversight for the administration of workforce safety, vendor management, technical data management, accident and incident investigation and workforce training systems.
Led the corporate quality and business improvement efforts in implementing 5S, Lean programs impacting QA, QC, and production.
Directed the industrial safety, receiving inspection, and quality control inspections for workmanship, airworthiness final inspection, and aircraft final release.
Designed, documented, and established a complete 145 MRO repair station and quality management system for a 5-line regional jet facility
Facilitated the recertification of the repair station
Implemented a complete ISO compliant quality management system From January 2007 to April 2008 (1 year 4 months) Quality Control Manager (Deputy Chief Inspector) @ From November 2005 to April 2008 (2 years 6 months) Human Factors Coordinator @ From September 2003 to June 2005 (1 year 10 months) Aircraft Maintenance Superintendent @ Positions held:
-Training Detachment Superintendent (USAF AETC)
-Chief of Maintenance Inspections & Planning (AFSOC Inspector General)
- Quality Control Supervisor
- Master Technical Instructor/Instructor Supervisor From August 1974 to April 2001 (26 years 9 months)
BS, Technical Operations @ Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityAssociates of Science, Instructional Design and Military Science @ Community College of the Air Force From 1987 to 1988 Gene F. Lodwick is skilled in: A&P, Lead Auditor, Master Facilitator, Aircraft, Airworthiness, AS9100, Quality Systems, Inspection, ISO, Aviation Maintenance, Aerospace, Aircraft Maintenance, Lean Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Compliance
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