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Herb O'Connell

Herb O'Connell

Managing Partner at TAG Builders LLC

Location
Greenville, South Carolina Area
Industry
Construction
Previous
  1. Southern Star Custom Homes,
  2. BMI Corporation,
  3. Lockheed Martin
Education
  1. The University of Texas at Arlington
Websites
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The University of Texas at Arlington

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Background

Experience

Managing Partner

TAG Builders LLC
– Present (10 months)Greenville, South Carolina Area

TAG Builders LLC is a partnership focusing on high end remodeling, additions, and custom homes. Responsibilities include; quoting, customer service, design, project management, and finance.

Owner

Southern Star Custom Homes
(8 years)Greenville, South Carolina Area

Operations manager

BMI Corporation
(2 years 6 months)Greenville SC

BMI is a small business started to capitalize on Aerodynamics experience of the CEO. SmartTruck is a spinoff of BMI producing and selling aerodynamic kits to increase fuel mileage of Class 8 tractor trailers capable of obtaining 9 mpg in commercial operation.
Operations Manager
• Responsible for operations in support the SmartTruck program. www.smarttrucksystems.com/
• Developed Material Requirements Planning system to determine when to reorder parts.
• Developed a Purchase Order system.
• Worked with engineers to develop designs for concepts developed by the Aerodynamics group to ensure the design could be built.
• Continued keeping the focus on reducing costs from the design.
• Ensured design met safety requirements.
• Provided customer support to large customers including:
o Conway Truckload
o Swift Transportation
o Road Systems, Inc.
o Michelin Americas Truck Tires
o Hyundai Translead
• Responsible for setting up warehouse, shipping processes and inventory control.
• Coordinated the development of a Customer Relationship Management database.
• Developed drawing release plan and drawing format for engineering.

Program Manager

Lockheed Martin
(5 years)

Program Manager and Engineering Manager for the Post Production Support Program.
• Provide leadership for 25 people supporting Lockheed Martin heritage aircraft including the L-1011 and JetStar aircraft.
• Managed design group to modify P-3 Aircraft
• Managed C-130 liaison group
• Communicate program status to operators and customers.
• Overall staffing for the engineering department.
• Developing and implementing plans.
• Performance reviews and salary management.
• Customer support
• Held a secret security clearance.

PROGRAM MANAGER. Profit and loss responsibility for a program to modify a Gulfstream GV for a foreign end customer.
• Led a program of over 100 employees, 70 of which were engineers.
• Coordinated between multiple functional groups.
• Reviewed status of projects and budgets; managed schedules and prepared status reports.
• Assessed project issues and developed resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives.
• Developed mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project engineers, supervisors, and customers.

PROJECT MANAGER ENGINEERING

Boeing Commercial Airplanes
(11 years 6 months)

Held various positions with increasing responsibility including Project Manager for a multi-million dollar program.
• Interfaced with the customer to develop statement of work, generate proposal and cost for project, develop, implement, and manage the project plan.
• Ensured all aspects of project were integrated including design engineering, certification organization, manufacturing engineering, planning, and parts fabrication and procurement.
• Business skills included workload management, technical integration of design disciplines, budgeting, and diplomacy to achieve successful coordination with internal/external customers (foreign and domestic).

LEAD - DESIGN ENGINEER

General Dynamics
(4 years 3 months)

Sr. Engineer involved with developing and designing various F-16 aircrew training devices and test equipment including cooling systems, electronic packaging, fuselage design, and structural supports. Other experiences include proposal preparation, conceptual designs, design presentations and design reviews. Held a secret security clearance.

Education

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