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Resume for Terence Ryan

Terence J. Ryan

www.linkedin.com/in/terenceryan

 

6 Carriage Way                                                                                                           (978) 799-8174  

Westford, MA 01886                                                                              [email protected] 
 

 

Primary Areas of Expertise

 

Professional with nearly 30 years of management experience in engineering for the high tech industry coupled with a lifetime of public service and community involvement as both an elected official and volunteer.

     

Goal development

     

Program/project management

     

Budget planning

     

Innovative initiatives

     

Process development

     

Training and development

     

People Management

     

Successful contract negotiation

        

Public service

        

Collaborative problem solving

        

Advocacy work

        

Curriculum review and approval

        

Community outreach efforts

        

Special commissions subcommittees

        

Decision making based on the best interest of the community

 

 

EDUCATION

 

MBA, Business Administration,Framingham State College, Framingham, MA, 2000

BSEE, Electrical Engineering,Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, 1988

BSET, Electrical Engineering Technology,Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, 1987

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Vice Chair, School Committee, Westford Public Schools                         2012 - Present

Westford, MA

The School Committee is the elected body that establishes goals and policies for the public schools of Westford, appoints the Superintendent, and approves the school budget, currently at $54 million. 

Serve as Vice Chair and School Committee representative on various subcommittees, including:

   

Public Works Initiative Committee, which focuses on analyzing opportunities for efficiency, consolidations and cost reductions for facilities and public works activities throughout the town. We then provide recommendations to the town for consideration and implementation.

   

Pedestrian Safety Subcommittee, which addresses pedestrian safety issues throughout the town and school.

   

Healthy Communities Committee, a newly formed committee, which has been tasked with examining ways to improve the overall health of all Westford residents, including connecting bike paths to schools and adding sidewalks.

   

School Committee negotiating team, which negotiates contracts with the teachers.

   

Also previously served on the Policy Subcommittee, which reviews and updates current school policies and develops new policies.

 

Household Manager/Public Servant                                                             2015 – Present

  

Stay-at-home father who increased time commitment and responsibilities as Vice Chair of the Westford School Committee by serving on additional subcommittees, including the Town’s Public Works Initiative, Pedestrian Safety and Healthy Communities committees. 

 

ALCATEL-LUCENT                                                                                                 2000 – 2015

 

     Americas Customer Critical Issues Lead – Global Customer Quality

  

Responsible for interfacing with 15 regional quality managers and four matrixed business units in the execution of the Global Customer Critical Issue Escalation Management Process across North and South America. 

  

Managed engagement of Customer Quality Managers and internal business units to preemptively identify and resolve high impact customer issues prior to executive escalation.

  

Responsible for forming cross functional teams to focus on specific customer issues, drawing on subject matter experts and vendor involvement.

  

Responsible for producing the Americas Customer “Heatmap” Report, outlining critical issues as part of a weekly CEO Executive Committee Report.

  

Team lead for the Global Customer Scorecard Governance Committee overseeing current quality scorecards, assessing new customer requests, investigating automation techniques, central depository issues, and best practices.

  

Advocated for the inclusion of quality management during sales process ensuring a quality review of proposed commitments. 

                                                                                          

Quality Manager - Americas Quality and Customer Satisfaction        

Areas of responsibility focused on quality, process improvement and customer satisfaction.

  

Customer Quality Manager for four national wireline customers focused on the overall customer experience including resolution of issues, survey input, feedback and customer satisfaction.

 

Represent Alcatel-Lucent at Quest Forum TL 9000 requirement reviews offering input and opinions favorable to Alcatel-Lucent roadmap strategy.

 

Responsible for ISO9001/2000 certification and migration to TL9000.

  

Managed review and implementation of FCC Network Reliability Interoperability Best Practices for network security.

  

Manager focused on two specific global initiatives, Cost of Poor Quality and the development and use of new Key Process Indicators within the Lead to Cash processes.      

  

Managed four technical employees supporting global TL 9000 measurement reporting and corporate customer quality data reports for approximately 25 products.   

  

Improved Software development processes and policies by instituting structured code inspections and implementing tracking metrics based on a Quality Dashboard”. Code inspections resulted in a 50% increase in defect removal prior to test.

 

Responsible of the internal audit program including; documentation, training of auditors, scheduling, conducting audits, and resolution of corrective actions.

  

Drove Customer loyalty index scores 26% higher, while driving an exponential higher response rate.

  

Responsible for being the independent quality advocate for identified National Wireline customer accounts, working closely with aligned Program Management and Sales teams to be the Voice of the Customer back into ALU.

  

Identified metrics to track and reduce defect resolve times from over 300 days to less than half while reducing the backlog by over 80%.

  

RAYTHEON COMPANY, Tewksbury, MA                                                            1987 – 2000

 

Senior Software Quality Engineer, Integrated Defense Systems

Expanded responsibilities from entry level engineering aide to senior quality engineer responsible for quality compliance for various missile programs. 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Content contributor, Quest Forum TL9000 Measurements Handbook V4.0 (2006), V4.5 (2010) and V5.0 (2012).

 

PUBLIC SERVICE

 

   

Coach/Assistant Coach: Westford Youth Baseball/Softball, Lacrosse, Soccer and Nashoba Grizzlies Youth Hockey, Westford Waves Softball: 2003 - Present.

 

   

Chelmsford Swim and Tennis Club: Chelmsford, MA – Board of Governors, 2009 - 2012.

 

   

Centralville Neighborhood Partnership: Lowell MA, 1995 – 1999.

President May 1998 – October 1999

Treasurer, 6/96 - 6/97

Board of Directors, 6/96- 6/97

 

   

Greater Lowell Food Bank / Middlesex Shelter, 1992 - 1996

Neighborhood Coordinator

“Pantry Raid” Volunteer 

 

References available upon request