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Abrar Tirmizi's Email & Phone Number

Product Design and Development Manager at Mason Controls

Abrar Tirmizi's Email Addresses

a****[email protected] Personal Email

Abrar Tirmizi's Phone Numbers

(213) ***-*121 Phone number

Abrar Tirmizi's Work Experience

Kavlico Corporation

Senior Staff Engineer

June 2012 to June 2016

Moorpark, California

Special Devices, Inc.

Engineering Manager

November 1999 to January 2012

Moorpark, California

AMETEK Aerospace

Director Engineering / Engineering Manager

June 1995 to November 1999

Simi Valley / Costa Mesa, California

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Abrar Tirmizi's Education

University of Karachi

BS, Applied Physics

California State University-Northridge

MS, Engineering Management

The University of Texas at Arlington

BS, Mechanical Enigneering

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Mason Controls

As the Manager of New Product Design and Development for Mason Controls, I am responsible for all product development functional areas that include Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineer, System Engineering, Safety and Reliability Engineering.The products include a wide range of Primary and Secondary Flight/Cockpit Controls, Weapons Controls and handheld Controls for Commercial and Military Fixed and...

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About Abrar Tirmizi

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Senior Staff Engineer @ Kavlico Corporation Kavlico is a leading North American of position (LVDT, RVDT, and Proximity), Force, sensors and Cockpit Controls for the Commercial Aviation, Aerospace & Defense markets.• Led efforts to develop and expand company’s latest product line of Cockpit Controls that includes Throttle Quadrant Control Levers, Airbrakes Control Levers, Landing Gear Control Handles, Steering Handwheel Control Handles. The device designs incorporate high precision RVDTs, Switches, FOD Curtains, Gears, fixed & variable drag force on handles, hard & soft detents, and locking solenoids.• Worked closely with domestic and international commercial aviation customers to come up with reliable, robust, light weight, compact and cost effective designs. • Led staff to develop data packages including PDRs, CDRs, FMEAs, MTBFs, for CCs and RVDTsCoached new engineers and interns on how to prepare QTPs, FARs, CARs and Fishbone diagramsNegotiated customer specifications, prepared detailed cost models, wrote technical proposals and white papers, conducted customer presentations and reviews that brought new business. • Achievements include significant cost reductions by out of box designs/redesigns, design optimization, streamlined assembly procedures, and product diversification. • Completed VAVE efforts on existing products that reduced the selling price by up to 15% while increasing the profit margin by up to 20% without compromising reliability, flexibility, robustness or accuracy. These efforts resulted in keeping customers from going to competitors.. • Worked closely with Manufacturing in scrap/rework reduction, improve on time delivery by resolving immediate issues and implementing long term solutions. Provided training and optimized processes.• Worked with FAA repair station in development of cost, time, workmanship standards, repair/rework tooling, fixtures, rework instructions, training and routers for the Cockpit Controls. From June 2012 to June 2016 (4 years 1 month) Moorpark, CaliforniaEngineering Manager @ Special Devices, Inc. One of the largest suppliers in the world of state of the art precision engineered energetic devicesMy primary focus in the organization was to identify and pursue new products that would diversify company’s portfolio of existing product lines.Responsible for product development, qualification testing, final approval of next generation of pyrotechnic devices and firing/launching systems, capable of network firing, on-board diagnostics and two-way communications for the military, aerospace, automotive safety systems and mining & blasting markets.• Promoted three times, from Sr. Staff Engineer to Sr. Project Engineer & then to Engineering Manager. • Led multi-discipline Concurrent Engineering Teams to research, design, test, and qualify pyrotechnic devices meeting cost & performance targets & product launch schedule.• Developed final configuration, packaging, and electronics with domestic and international partners for Smart pyrotechnic devices and weapon systems resulting in four patents.• Prepared PDRs, CDRs, FMEAs, ATPs, QTPs, SOPs, FARs, Program Reviews and Engineering Reports.• Developed and trained domestic and overseas engineers and technicians in Process Safety Management, Process Hazard Analysis, handling of pyrotechnics & Safety Testing best practices. • Worked closely with JVs and independent manufacturing facilities in Thailand, India & China.• Published papers in technical journals & presented papers at professional conferences domestically & internationally primarily promoting the newly re-started Defense & Aerospace division. • Instrumental in securing funding (up to $3.6MM) for new custom product development from military & private industry.• Developed ruggedized all weather packaging for rechargeable portable electronic blasting machines & handheld data loggers incorporating keypad, LCD display & GPS for mining industry mitigating field failures, increasing reliability and functionality & reducing customer’s (mining operation) downtime. From November 1999 to January 2012 (12 years 3 months) Moorpark, CaliforniaDirector Engineering / Engineering Manager @ AMETEK Aerospace AMETEK Aerospace, Inc., Patriot Products, Simi Valley/Costa Mesa, CA. 1995 – 1999High precision, robust Pressure, Acceleration and Position Sensors & Electronics based on bonded bulk silicon, metal foil, thin film and MMS technologies for the Commercial Aviation, Aerospace, Military and Industrial markets. Responsible for all engineering functions including Research, Design and Product Development, Sustaining Engineering, Engineering support of Marketing Initiatives, Qualification Testing, Configuration Management and department planning & budget. Coordinated with FAA & DERs to secure approval on certification plans, data packages andd final approval• Qualified products per MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-883, MIL-STD- 202, MIL-STD-461, RTCA DO-160D, DO-178B and other applicable military, commercial aviation & CE standards• Turned around a struggling Engineering Department, organizing and optimizing workflow and tracking systems and integrating Engineering Standards Manual. • Established cost estimating system facilitating accurate customer quote submission and tracking new product development costs while reducing typical delivery time from 16-26 weeks to 8-12 weeks.• Led small team of electrical & software engineers, mechanical engineers, designers, technicians and contract workers to develop, improve or re-engineer over a dozen products. Redesigned products reducing costs and delivery time 20% to 50%.• Coordinated with a Russian design and manufacturing facility, playing a key role in QA system implementation meeting military and aviation market's requirements for workmanship & traceability.• Conducted informal technical seminars (general engineering & product specific knowledge) for Sales Department and Field Representatives. Published articles in technical journals describing and promoting company products, capabilities and achievements. From June 1995 to November 1999 (4 years 6 months) Simi Valley / Costa Mesa, CaliforniaMechanical Engineering Manager @ Kavlico Corporation KAVLICO CORPORATION, Moorpark, CA 1987 – 1995Kavlico is a leading North American and European manufacturer of OEM and off-the-shelf pressure, position (LVDT & RVDT), force, and other specialty sensors and transducers, Cockpit & Flight Control Devices, for the Transportation (including Automotive On & Off-highway), Industrial (including HVAC, medical, wastewater, process control and other general industry applications) and Aerospace & Defense markets worldwide.Mechanical Engineering SupervisorSupervised a small group of mechanical engineers, designers and machinist. Directed Design/Drafting Department to produce and maintain drawings and other documentation. Span of responsibilities included development and packaging of low cost, high volume, high accuracy, high reliability Pressure Sensors & Electronics based on ceramic capacitive and piezo-resistive technologies. Managed staff of up to 9.• Promoted from Mechanical Engineer to Senior Mechanical Engineer and then to Mechanical Engineering Supervisor.• Developed standalone, closed loop, high precision, PC based, electro-mechanical 30,000-PSI pressure generating system for calibration and testing of pressure transducers and other applications.• Redesigned existing parts reducing cost, improving reliability and assembly time and methodology. Developed in house prototype tooling for cold forming and stamping.• Designed parts produced by die casting, injection molding, powdered metals, metal injection molding, elastomers, machined forging, inertia welding, stamping, screw machining, ceramics, hybrids, rigid FR-4/G-10 & Polyimide flexible PCBs. From December 1987 to December 1995 (8 years) Moorpark, CaliforniaMechanical Engineer @ P&H Laboratories • Designed Microwave subsystems & passive components for military & aerospace/satellite markets. • Ensured that overall dimensions, tolerances, materials and finish comply with all applicable customer, industry, military and company standards. • Performed calculations and tolerance stack up analysis, working with close tolerance machined parts and assemblies in a short run military/aerospace environment. From December 1986 to November 1987 (1 year) Simi Valley, California, USAProduct Design and Development Manager @ Mason Controls As the Manager of New Product Design and Development for Mason Controls, I am responsible for all product development functional areas that include Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineer, System Engineering, Safety and Reliability Engineering.The products include a wide range of Primary and Secondary Flight/Cockpit Controls, Weapons Controls and handheld Controls for Commercial and Military Fixed and Rotary Wing Aircrafts that incorporate DO-178 and DO-254 compliant Electronics, Motors, VDTs, Solenoids, Potentiometers, Switches, Encoders, and Cameras. These Controls include Active and Passive Grips, Wheel, Throttle Quadrants, Control Columns, Rudder Pedals, Pilot-Copilot Control Interlinks, Flap Selectors, Speedbrake Control Levers, Landing Gear Control handles, Steering Control Handles, Emergency Park Brakes, Autobrake Switches and related switches and components.My NPI team is responsible for supporting RFPs, RFQs, Technical Proposals, Cost Models, Compliance Matrices, Product Design & Development, FEA, Safety and Reliability Reports, SDRLs, CDRs, PDRs and successfully completing Qualification Testing (per DO-160 or MIL standards) through aircraft Type Cert. (FAA, EASA, ANAC, JCAB, CAAC).I am responsible for technical engineering management of projects and/or proposals in the areas of development, design, analysis, and launch in accordance with company goals, policies, schedules and customer needs. The engineering team works closely with all customers and PMO to support regularly scheduled telecons, in-person meetings and reviews. I manage the design and development of new products as well as product changes and enhancements. I am responsible for staffing, budget planning, performance evaluation, training and career development, employee motivation, work prioritization and technical oversight of employee work product. I am developing a functional organization that has the capability and the capacity to meet the business needs. Sylmar CaliforniaEngineering Manager - Sustaining @ Esterline Mason Esterline/Mason is one of the leading suppliers of airborne hardware such as Pilot Controls, cursor controllers, HaWC unmanned system controllers grips, throttles, cyclics, Switches, Potentiometers for today’s advanced cockpits, military vehicles, and other specialized applications for the Aviation, Aerospace & Defense markets.• Provide technical leadership for all company legacy products, working closely with Design/NPI, Sales, Operations, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and Quality Engineering to resolve immediate issues and implement long term solutions.• Led Mechanical and Electrical engineers and drafters to support and sustain existing and new products.• Led a small team to drastically reduce (near zero) component scrap by root cause analysis, collecting supporting test data and implementing better screening and test methods. • Worked closely with customers in identifying and developing better test methods to prevent false failures and preventing product damage due to poor test setup and practices.• Resolved long term issues with products to customer’s delight, redesigned, qualified and launched new replacement products that would meet the requirements of several new and old platforms. Sylmar, California, USA

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Ranked #1,293 out of 25,860 for Product Design and Development Manager in California

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Introversion (I), Sensing (S), Thinking (T), Perceiving (P)

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5 year(s), 11 month(s)

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