1. LYNNE MARIE KROGSRUD
email@example.com Cell: 989-205-0779
Engineering Manager/Director, with 25 years of experience supporting customer’s needs from project conception,
facilities maintenance, and product post launch support. Leadership experience in two major industry sectors;
Government and Automotive. Strong program and project management skills developed through managing critical
support requirements for multiple clients and OEM customers. Continuous proven success in delivering results while
managing 100 projects over 3-5 teams. Uniqueability to thrive in constantly changing environments with rapidly changing
priorities. Strong engineering, facilitation, process development/improvement, and teaching skills; applied statistics, lean
six-sigma, and program management skills. Proven ability to consistently meet and exceed business needs through use
of excellent communication, strong technical skills, ability to teach necessary success skills to peers and subordinates.
Recognized for ability to build strong teams through diversity.
• Project/Program Management • Engineering Management • Materials Engineering
• Process Definition
• Quality Management
• Risk Management
• Strategic Transformation
• Portfolio Management
• Transactional Master Black Belt
MS in System’s Analysis, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California (09/2009) 3.74/4.0
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan (05/2003) 3.8/4.0
US ARMY - Warren, Michigan 12/2005- present
TARDEC (Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center)
Deputy Associate Director, Lightweight Structures (01/2014 - present)
Lead technology strategy development for lightweight vehicle systems, ensuring cross agency coordination for the design
and development of projects and programs.
Senior technical expert (SME) for lightweight and material groups for lightweight engineering activities. Understand,
apply, and disseminate regulatory guidance related to technical component design and manufacturing, to include Joint
national and global level initiatives for light-weighting activities.
Management and reporting responsibility of projects and all resources required to execute >50 technical projects
occurring across multiple organizations; includes department of defense, department of energy, and federal
laboratories, industry, and academia.
Supervise group of engineers and scientist activities including planning work for subordinates, adjusting workforce
and subordinate priorities, establishing and monitoring budgets, developing staff processes and procedures.
Manager, Materials Liaison and Operational Energy Lead (09/2011-01/2014)
Organization lead for operational energy managing $6M high congressional interest alternative energy congressional-add
through oversight of 12 concurrent but separate projects spanning 7 organizations. Organization’s lead for material
science coordination efforts improving coordination for ManTech, SBIR, and project alignment across TARDEC.
Co-lead in the development TARDEC 5-30 year strategy “lines of effort” for reducing lifecycle costs, Operational
Energy reduction, vehicle light-weighting, lightweight structures and armor development, ensuring continuing value
throughout the lifecycle, and the development of a combat vehicle platform demonstrator
Developed strategy and specific projects for over 40 matrix-report associates working across TARDEC organizations
and ensured all efforts are completed on time, within budget, and have the necessary resources to complete the
Manage contracts across multiple organizations related to Congressional-Add
Associate Director (AD), Strategy, Communications, and Continuous Improvement (04/2009-09/2011)
Team Leader (acting AD), Strategy, Communications, and Continuous Improvement (01/2007-04/2009)
Led an organization comprised of 45 (min) and 55 (max) contractor, government civilians; also led network of over 100
matrix employees to ensure events planning and publication messaging remain in alignment to strategic vision;
determined corporate message. Lead process development and improvement efforts, led organizational change through
fact-based process development and improvement efforts; act as organization Lean/Six-sigma deployment director.
Reduced annual budget 3.5 million dollars and reduce staff levels by optimizing business processes and functions;
improved customer feedback and approval ratings while leading the strategic transformation effort, generating
strategic solutions and technology roadmaps; identifying clear and tangible steps to achieve great successes.
Responsible for Management of $9-15M annual budget and supervision, guiding, and performance evaluations for 50
person staff consisting of government civilians and contract staff from 4 separate service contract companies.
Develop strategic plans and roadmaps for effectively developing and managing collaborative relationships to improve
Power and Energy technology and transition technologies. Develop TARDEC -10 document and concept plans.
2. LYNNE MARIE KROGSRUD
Lead Mechanical Engineer, Industry Projects (12/2005-01/2007)
Lead Engineer performing engineering duties with use of Department of Defense acquisition and life cycle management
policies, procedures, and practices to perform engineering duties. Use of systems engineering practices for technical
issue resolution and process development
Led team mates in development and improvement of quality control procedures, development of quality issue
resolution process, mechanical repair, hands on tear-down and inspection of materials and components, and statistical
analysis of failed component data. Coordinate and work with quality assurance group to ensure proper use of product
quality deficiency reports, compare
actual data to reliability data for adherence to stated designs.
Responsible for quality driven improvements through application of Lean-Six Sigma knowledge and skills for rapid
strategic problem solving; Use of Six Sigma tools for rapid investigation and resolution of complex engineering issues
in the fields of process development and quality assurance. Create teaching aids and teach LSS skills, statistics, and
project and program management skills; use of Army and PMP project management processes to develop work break
structure (WBS) to break down work efforts, develop scopes of work, and to manage work efforts effectively.
Grupo Antolin – Auburn Hills, Michigan 06/2003 – 12/2005
Lead Product/Project and Quality Engineer
Lead design and release engineer for interior trim systems, project management, risk mitigation, earned value engineering
and management, product design and design reviews, manage bill of materials, ensure designs conform to customer
requirements, ensure production line capability and through-put qualifications. Corporate Quality Issue resolution engineer
Quality engineering: Responsible for rapid issue identification and resolution for business and technical issues on
behalf of the Vice President of Engineering, ensure appropriate risk mitigation strategies are developed and enacted,
oversee all containment activities; successful record of managing and controlling complex issues while re-aligning cost,
schedule and performance for issues spanning multiple countries while leveraging matrix support. Technical and
transactional process improvement to resolve quality nonconformance.
Responsible for rapid response to design changes resulting from field issues; project management tracking and
modifications across 6 OEMs (Ford, GM, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan, Honda), oversee manufacturing quality for 4
manufacturing facilities and numerous tier 2 and tier 3 suppliers to include tooling suppliers.
Lead Systems Engineer for design, build and manufacture of complex interior trim system Project management to
include coordination for identification of materials, suppliers, design, validation, test, and OEM approval activities for
all proposed solutions.
The DOW Chemical Company – Midland, Michigan 04/1992 – 06/2003
Associate Engineer & Research Technologist
Key engineering and research technologist providing customer support through laboratory research and conducting
experiments focusing on emulsion polymers, paper coatings and plastic lined piping products.
Developed semi-automated system to perform chemical formational calculations for experimental paper coatings
including automatic data acquisition and auto-generated final reports; manipulate chemical formulations latex
emulsion paper coating products to improve end product properties. Developed standard operating and maintenance
procedures for mechanical break-down, repair, change-over, and trouble-shooting large-scale paper coating
equipment resulting in 100% increase in customer trials completed per year. Develop preventative maintenance
schedule, oversee/perform maintenance for system of electric drive motors and controlling load cells for paper-web
tension and controlling; programming for drive motor system and large scale-up paper research equipment.
Designed and oversaw the manufacture of prototype plastic lined piping molds and products, improve manufacturing
techniques, process control for automated and semi-automated plastic injection molding, hydrostatic polymer forming,
heat sintering and shaping, as well as operation of equipment related to warehouse operations.
Reduced defects from 27% to 5% in manual PTFE lined piping area through application of statistical analysis of failed
components. Technical and transactional process improvement to resolve quality nonconformance issues.
Developed semi-automated system to perform chemical formational calculations for experimental paper coatings inc
Developed quality standards
Developed preventative maintenance plans and budgets based on production and facilities equipment technical
manuals and service data
Delco Moraine (formerly Delphi Chassis Systems) – Saginaw, Michigan 06/1987– 09/1991
Intern / Associate Engineer
Electrical Engineering intern / Associate Engineer; leading manufacturing facility skilled-trades maintenance crew.
Worked in industrial engineering department organizing and managing schedules for maintaining and updating electrical
industrial equipment (cranes, docking systems, hoists, industrial A/C unit repair and maintenance (chillers, compression
systems, centrifugal and expansion systems, working with power bus systems, etc.) maintained and updated facilities
blueprints as required
Worked in Quality Control department developing quality standards, performing gage repeatability and reliability testing
and validating new production equipment prior to final sign off and in-plant installation
3. LYNNE MARIE KROGSRUD
Lean / Six Sigma Master Black Belt – specializing in transactional process development & improvement
and organizational alignment.
Lean / Six Sigma Black Belt – manufacturing and quality application and process improvement and development.
Acquisition Core Member: DAU Level 3 SPRDE (Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering), Level
1 Program Management (coursework toward level 2)
Certificate in Systems Analysis: Naval Post Graduate School
Center for Creative Leadership: Eckerd College
Lightweight Combat Vehicle Science and Technology Campaign report: September 2014
(Classified -FOUO), January 2015 (Distribution A)