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    James Ford

    Oakland, California

    Sr. Manager Cost Engineering

    Lam Research

    Manufacturing management; expertise in cost reduction

    Engineering manager/ director with exceptional cost avoidance and reduction experience in machined parts and assemblies.

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    Design for cost
    Machining
    Manufacturing costing
    Manufacturing engineering
    Supplier cost negotiations

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    Where I've Worked

    Aug 2015 – Mar 2016

    Director of Global Quotations

    Sanmina

    Aug 2013 – Aug 2015

    Director, Global Machining Programs

    Flextronics

    Jan 2012 – Aug 2013

    Senior Staff Engineer

    GE Aviation

    Apr 2008 – Jan 2012

    Engineering Manager

    Benchmark Electronics Precision Machining
    C

    Jan 2007 – Aug 2008

    Co-Owner

    CALPRO

    Jan 2006 – Jan 2007

    Operations Manager

    Flowserve Corporation
    U

    Jan 2005 – Jan 2006

    Graduate Student Researcher

    University of California AT Davis
    T

    Jan 1997 – Jan 2002

    Operations Manager

    TRIDECS CORPORATION

    Aug 2016 – Present

    Sr. Manager Cost Engineering

    Lam Research
    Where I've Studied

    Masters, Mechanical Engineering

    MBA, Business Administration Operations Management

    The Kania School of Management University of Scranton

    BA, Liberal Studies

    Saint Mary's College of California

    BS, Mechanical Engineering

    San Jose State

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    Lam Research
    Livermore, CA and 2 other location(s)
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