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EXECUTIVE BIO _____________________________________

R. Bruce Woodruff,
Captain U.S. Navy (Ret)

President

Richmond, VA Office
6210 Shelter Cove Pointe
Midlothian, Virginia 23112


(804) 639-1224 (phone)
(804) 691-0819 (cell)


bruce@richmondcg.com


Education

United States Naval Academy,
B.S. Engineering (With Distinction)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
M.S. Mechanical Engineering
(Propulsion Major)
O.E., Ocean Engineer,
(Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering)

University of Virginia, Darden School of Business,
The Executive Program

Industrial College of Armed Forces,
Washington, DC
(Executive program- Govt. Contracting)

Executive Program Management,
(DOD Contract Administration)

U.S. Naval Destroyer School, Newport, RI

U.S. Navy Nuclear Ship Superintendent
School, Bremerton, WA


Professional Organizations

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
(SNAME)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME)

American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE),
Past Director, National Council

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)

Virginia Society of Professional Engineers (VSPE)

American Maritime Modernization Association (AMMA)

Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME),
Past Chairman, Richmond Chapter

Publications

Method Improvements-Cornerstone
for Future Shipyard Productivity Gains,
Naval Engineers Journal

Production Engineering In a Naval Shipyard,
Naval Engineers Journal

The Guided Missile Frigate Design
Impact by Board of Inspection Trials,
Naval Engineers Journal

Gas Turbine Power Plant Design for
the Fast Combatant Support Ship,
Society of Naval Arch. Marine Engineers

(SNAME) Journal

The Management of Surface Ship
Maintenance,
Naval Engineers Journal

Leader with unique background of manufacturing and engineering management experience working in private/public sector with a wide range of corporations covering the contractual, technical, and quality aspects of the design, construction and maintenance of US Navy Ships. Division Vice President and General Manager of high technology manufacturing plant of large turbines and generators for the nationwide utility industry. Significant experience with high dollar manufacturing programs with strict requirements for quality, schedule, and cost. Expert Witness experience. ISO 9000 start up experience. International business experience in Europe as NATO Frigate Program Manager and Australia in support of startup of FFG 7 Class construction at Melbourne shipyard.

PRESIDENT, RICHMOND CONSULTING GROUP, RICHMOND,VA. Consultant to businesses for technical management, team building, and manufacturing challenges involving complex systems. Established in 1996, specializing in the design, construction and repair of commercial ships and Naval vessels. Emphasis on lean manufacturing, process improvement, risk assessment, cost reduction and elimination of waste in ship and shipyard construction and maintenance. Significant experience with Navy ship operations and maintenance and related technical problems. Frequent teaming with other firms and subcontractors to accomplish work on time, clients have included Anteon Corp., General Dynamics Information Technology, L-3 TMA Corp, KPMG Inc., Eaton Corp., Lockheed Martin, and Kockums Computer Systems (Sweden). Expert witness experience supporting Siemens (Marine Power Gen. Div), Worthington/Dresser Rand, Crane Valve, Ford Motor Corp., Daimler-Chrysler, Electrolux SA (Sweden), US Department of Justice and numerous law firms nationwide.

VICE PRESIDENT/ DIVISION GENERAL MANAGER, TURBINE MANUFACTURING DIVISION OF ABB (ASEA BROWN BOVERI) POWER GENERATION INC., RICHMOND, VA. Responsible for all operational aspects of manufacturing with design and engineering support on site. Division consists of 140 employees in a 155K sq. ft. facility performing the manufacture and service of Steam and Gas Turbines and Generators (100+ megawatts) for the Utility industry. Initiated root cause/corrective action process to evaluate rework rates. Nine (9) direct reports and assembled first US 206 megawatt GT-24 Gas Turbine in US. Established factory metrics. ISO 9002 certification achieved in 15 months, significant cost reductions made on all product lines. Revenues $20 million.

COMMANDING OFFICER, SUPSHIP PASCAGOULA AT INGALLS SHIPBUILDING DIVISION OF LITTON INDUSTRIES, PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI. As a Navy Captain and Supervisor of Shipbuilding Pascagoula (Ingalls - 17,000 workers), led staff of 500+ personnel administering contracts for the construction and maintenance of Navy, Army and NOAA ships at ten shipyards. Delivered 63 ships in 4 years on the Gulf Coast in Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. 1992 shipbuilding/repair budget $1.2 billion. On site accountability for technical decisions, contractual obligations, quality assurance oversight, as well as legal and environmental aspects in a production setting. Source selection for major repair contracts. Ships under construction and overhaul: Aegis Cruisers (CG 47), Amphibious Assault Ships (LHD 1), Aegis Destroyers (DDG 51) and various Army vessels.

PROGRAM MANAGER, CG 47 AEGIS CLASS GUIDED MISSILE CRUISER, NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND, PMS 400, WASHINGTON,D.C. Navy Program Manager responsible for a program of twenty-seven gas turbine ships constructed at Ingalls Shipyard and Bath Iron Works. $22 billion budget and third largest DOD program, with 5 ships purchased for $4.4 billion dollars. Managed staff of Engineers and Logistician Specialists to support both shipyards. Five Aegis Cruisers delivered on or ahead of schedule with $50 million underrun. Played major role in a $32 million claims settlement. Worked with shipbuilder directly to reduce both direct/indirect costs for production and material.

PROGRAM MANAGER andTECHNICAL DIRECTOR, FFG 7 CLASS GUIDED MISSILE FRIGATE, NAVSEA PMS 399, WASHINGTON, D.C. Program Manager for 55 Ships (4 Australian) built at 3 shipyards, Bath Iron Works and Todd Los Angeles and Todd Seattle. $9 billion budget, staff of 78. Eight gas turbine powered frigates delivered 50 weeks ahead of schedule with ship cost of $300+ million each. Responsible to Secretary of the Navy for all planning, budgeting, contracting and engineering, including Foreign Military Sales. NATO Frigate (NFR-90) Program Manager for US. As Technical Director, made significant improvements to the class. Participated in 45+ shipyard Builders & Navy Acceptance Trials with U.S. Navy Board of Inspection and Survey.

PRODUCTION ENGINEER, NORFOLK NAVAL SHIPYARD, PORTSMOUTH, VA. Direct on site teamwork with waterfront Production Shops to improve Industrial Processes and Methods. Norfolk Naval Shipyard is a Nuclear certified public shipyard with approximately 10,000 employees performing the repair and overhaul of nuclear/non-nuclear surface ships, submarines and aircraft carriers. Project Officer for nuclear shore steaming barge design/construction. Led a team of 100 Industrial Engineers/Technicians and conducted numerous Industrial Engineering studies, both in-house and with Architectural and Engineering (A&E) firms for shipyard foundry, machine shop, plating etc. Major capital improvements approve $15 million over 3 year period.SHIPYARD/ SHIPBOARD EXPERIENCERepair (maintenance) Officer with 17 production shops and work force of 400 on large nuclear certified Destroyer Tender, USS Puget Sound (AD 38). Assigned to the Boston Naval Shipyard in the as waterfront Ship Superintendent for the overhaul of two Navy surface ships. Early Navy experience included two operational destroyers: commissioning Chief Engineer for the USS Julius A. Furer (DEG-6) and as Main Propulsion Assistant on USS Davis (DD 937). Qualified as Surface Warfare Officer and Fleet Officer of the Deck (OOD). On Davis awarded Navy Achievement Medal by CINCPACFLT as Officer of the Deck when receiving hostile fire off the coast of Vietnam.Current US.

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