Chief Engineer @ Chris Kmetz was named Chief Engineer, Systems Design and Component Integration (SD&CI) for Pratt & Whitney in May 2013. He is responsible for providing strategic direction and technical leadership to the SD&CI organization and insures proper integration and technical execution across all Pratt & Whitney Military and Commercial Engine Programs. He is responsible for
Chief Engineer @ Chris Kmetz was named Chief Engineer, Systems Design and Component Integration (SD&CI) for Pratt & Whitney in May 2013. He is responsible for providing strategic direction and technical leadership to the SD&CI organization and insures proper integration and technical execution across all Pratt & Whitney Military and Commercial Engine Programs. He is responsible for ensuring product design quality, adherence to schedule and cost and compliance with program and customer requirements. He has discipline ownership responsibility for design, structures, systems, reliability, maintainability and safety, statistics, configuration management and product definition. Chris also has functional responsibility for the P&W AeroPower (Auxiliary Power) engineering organization. From May 2013 to Present (2 years 8 months) Program Chief Engineer - PW1200G / PW1500G / Common Core @ Chris Kmetz was named Program Chief Engineer in Pratt & Whitney’s Next Generation Product Family engine program in March 2009. He is responsible for leading the design and development of the PW1524G engine for the Bombardier CSeries Aircraft and the PW1217G engine for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet. He also drives the design and development of the “One Company” approach to the Common Core used in Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW800 family of engines. From March 2009 to May 2013 (4 years 3 months) Chief Engineer - Common Core @ Responsible for leading the Pratt & Whitney and Pratt & Whitney Canada Engineering Programs to develop and procure a common, scalable core that can be used across multiple Pratt & Whitney and Pratt & Whitney Canada applications. Direct all elements of program technical risk across Pratt & Whitney and Pratt & Whitney Canada Engineering, partners and key suppliers; resolve program technical issues on schedule and budget and provide program technical leadership on the program IPMTs. From March 2007 to March 2009 (2 years 1 month) Chief Engineer - PW6000 @ Responsible for leading the Systems Integrated Product Team in managing all elements of program technical risk across all module centers, partners and key suppliers; resolving program technical issues on schedule and budget and providing program technical leadership on the PW6000 IPMT. Engage our Airbus customer and potential airline customers on technical issues and sales campaigns and execute SLP 1.4, Chief Engineer's Standard Work, and all associated application procedures. Served dual role as Design Integration Manager through Entry Into Service. From March 2005 to March 2007 (2 years 1 month) CIPT Leader @ Managed the PW6000 Mechanical Systems Component Integrated Product Team responsible for the design, analysis, manufacture and validation of the engine rotor support and power transmission systems. Tracked and presented CIPT progress toward achieving all Program metrics. Spearheaded the development of new tools to achieve dramatic increase in departmental efficiencies via the elimination of waste. Successfully transitioned program from development to production. From March 2002 to March 2005 (3 years 1 month) Deputy CIPT Leader @ Assisted in the day to day management the PW6000 Mechanical Systems CIPT. Tracked and presented CIPT progress toward achieving all Program metrics including cost, weight, reliability, performance, industrial capacity and level of expenditure. Directed the FAA certification efforts related to the Mechanical Systems. From August 2000 to March 2002 (1 year 8 months) Team Leader @ Directed a multi-faceted team responsible for the design, analysis, development and manufacture of the lubrication system and associated components for Pratt & Whitney's next generation turbofan engine.
Responsible for coordinating teams including partners and suppliers to ensure delivery, performance and budgetary requirements are met. From December 1997 to August 2000 (2 years 9 months) Senior Development Engineer - Mechanical Components @ Responsible for the management of design, development, and testing of solutions to service revealed component problems on the JT9D turbofan engine. Oversaw root cause analyses of service events and resolution of causes from initiation to fielded solution. Interacted frequently with airline customers. From December 1996 to December 1997 (1 year 1 month) Engineering Specialist @ Managed engineering programs to resolve in-service problems on Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) installed in commercial aircraft. From April 1996 to November 1996 (8 months) Team Leader @ Managed the lubrication system design, development, and certification efforts for AlliedSignal's next generation regional aircraft engine. Coordinated cross-functional teams including partners and suppliers, ensuring requirements, schedules and budgets were met. From March 1995 to April 1996 (1 year 2 months)
Master, Business Administration @ Arizona State UniversityBachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering @ University of Notre DameUniversity of Virginia Darden School of Business
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