I have over twenty years of experience in complex engineering /product development. With that increasing level of responsibility, budget and people, I have drawn on my training at Honeywell and Lockheed Martin in leadership, program management and Six Sigma. I was brought on board the national science agency of Australia for my knowledge and network in titanium
I have over twenty years of experience in complex engineering /product development. With that increasing level of responsibility, budget and people, I have drawn on my training at Honeywell and Lockheed Martin in leadership, program management and Six Sigma. I was brought on board the national science agency of Australia for my knowledge and network in titanium and additive manufacturing to establish Australia as a titanium metal producer. I then created a new research program around 3D Printing.
I am comfortable in media interviews and love to talk about technology which requires the ability to simplify complexity. I have to be effective at leading multidisciplinary teams, working across business units, speaking to large, diverse audiences and developing staff. Technology has become increasingly complex, which requires teams working towards clear goals and objectives.
I have provided change leadership to transform underperforming teams and have improved the financials and customer base repeatedly. I promote and demonstrate leadership in program management and product development. My teams have developed a pilot metal production facility and the Lab 22 Innovation Centre in Australia as well as implementing technology on the F-22 and F-35. I have negotiated and licensed technology worth in excess of $100M.
In 2013, The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology appointed me to be an Adjunct Professor and Purdue University named me Outstanding Materials Engineer of the Year.
Specialties: Leadership, Project Management, Defense, Product Development, Strategy, Gas Turbines, Airframe Structures, Low Observables, Titanium, Materials, Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing, Change Management, Relationship Management, Intellectual Property Licensing, Commercialization, Pancake Master
Vice President - Advanced Manufacturing and Strategy @ I direct the investments in development as a diversified manufacturer. This requires shifting of traditional core competencies, adding new disciplines and defining a strategy to ensure continued transition of technology from the lab to the production floor. ATEP is unique in its ability to go from ingot to installation on multiple air vehicle platforms.
In my time at ATEP I have crafted the metal additive manufacturing strategy and the inclusive powder metal strategy, which bridges current production needs with future requirements. We will transition from prototyping technology to manufacturing production which requires investment on multiple fronts. I engage with global consortia and research institutes to ensure we have the right partners and a robust innovation channel.
I began at a time of acquisition of the previous RTI company by Alcoa, so effective change management was a critical skill I was able to practice. By promoting continuous communication and open discussions, we managed an effective integration into a much larger parent organization. From March 2015 to Present (10 months) Greater Pittsburgh AreaProgram Director - High Performance Metals Technologies @ As Leader of High Performance Metals, I directed the strategy and investment for all activities related to continuous metal production and additive manufacturing activities at CSIRO. After a major organizational shift, I had to create a new organization, twice the size of the previous and with significant redundancies. Rallying the staff while hiring two levels of management was required. We licensed technology, crafted a co-investment strategy, leveraged our IP position to balance shorter term personnel resourcing and revenue goals. It was effectively like having a small, $20M business inside a large government organization.
Our focus was on Metal Production & Interface Science and Additive Manufacturing. We partnered with leading companies, from small Australian based firms to large, global multinationals.
Licensing of a metal technology technology worth in excess of $140M
Lodged 13 new patents
LAB 22 Innovation Centre, Australia's centre of additive innovation
2 year agreement on metal powders with The Singapore Manufacturing Technology Institute (SIMTech)
MOU with Oak Ridge National Labs
Construction of a pilot plant for Titanium production
The CSIRO Titanium Challenge for university students,
CSIRO Manufacturing Fellows program
World's firsts 3D printing in an artificial heel, an artificial rib cage and sleep apnea device.
My portfolio consistently returns value each year whether measured in $/FTE, total revenue or bottom line.
- Featured on the Minister of Innovation’s “Under the Microscope”
- Presenter in ScienceAlert's 3D Printing Google+ Hangout
- Featured in the CSIRO Podcast on additive manufacturing and titanium
- Presented to Members of Parliament twice on Titanium and Additive Manufacturing From January 2011 to March 2015 (4 years 3 months) Senior Manager Manufacturing Exploration & Development @ Lockheed Martin Skunk Works®, Senior Manager
- Build things that have never been built before
- Proposed, Won & Managed $30M+ internal/external - programs since 2002
- Leader of 10-15 engineers at three sites
- Manage Low Observable and Structures projects
- Grew annual budgets from $250K to +$10,000K
- Established metrics and methods to manage budgets and project teams
- Implemented technology on F-22 Nose Landing Gear Door - $6M+ Savings
- Crafted and implemented group strategy and planning
- PM1 Rating for Lockheed Martin Program Management Qualification System
- Rated Exceptional Contributor or High Contributor seven out of eight years
- LM21 Green Belt Certification
- Recipient of Richard T Whitcomb & Paul F. Holloway Technology Transfer Award, NASA
- Marketed & branded efforts to Aero, corporate management and high level government leaders
- Hold 3 patents and several pending From April 2002 to January 2011 (8 years 10 months) Marine Engines Product Manager @ - Responsible for product line of aero-derivative turbine engines for marine applications
- Managed profit and loss for commercial programs & oversaw basic operations functions
- Led international supplier & customer teams in UK, Sweden, Finland and Norway
- Maintained schedule and budget fidelity via program management tools (CPI, SPI, etc.)
- Qualified Six Sigma Green Belt From April 1995 to January 2002 (6 years 10 months)
MS, Metallurgical Engineering @ Purdue University From 1992 to 1994 BS, Materials Engineering @ Purdue University From 1988 to 1992 John Barnes is skilled in: Program Management, Product Development, Manufacturing, Materials, Engineering, Problem Solving, Aerospace, Six Sigma, New Business Development, Materials Science, Strategic Planning, Metallurgy, Team Leadership, Change Management, Additive Manufacturing
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