Michael Locht

Freelance Project Manager & Aerospace Engineer

Location:Vista, California, United States
2 Skills
Accomplished Engineering Director and Manager with extensive experience in the engineering fields seeking new challenges with the goal of achieving new heights by employing my Skills and Experience for the growth of my organization.
• Team Leadership and Development
• Self-Motivated
• Excellent communication skills
• Proficiency in CATIA V5, SolidWorks and AutoCAD and large assembly designs
• Experience in Product Data Management (PDM) and Configuration Management tools
• Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, Project)


• BS, Engineering Technology California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 2009

Orcon Corporation, Union City, CA 2014-2015
OEM supplier to Boeing Commercial Aircraft (787), Satellite and Space (MLI) and Defense Systems (C-17, V-22 Osprey) for Acoustic and Thermal Insulation as well as the largest supplier of aerospace aftermarket insulation in the world.
Director of Engineering
• Lead the engineering organization of a company with no previous OEM experience to BCA from program inception to full rate and through PRAs, PMRs and FAIs
• Responsible for all engineering to both OEM and aftermarket programs which supports production facility in Ensenada, Mexico
• Lead for company PMA and STC submittals to FAA and EASA
• Administrator for Digital Product Definition (Boeing DPD D6-51991) including site qualifications and audits as well as supplier flow down
• Developed and Implemented department schedules, budgets and resource planning models for both California and Mexico locations
• Supported Kaizens, Lean initiatives, FMEAs, Production Planning, Customer site visits and Audits
• Lead in the creation of new processes, time standards, procedures and site Qualifications for customer Qualified Processor List
• Supported the development of supplier selection and qualifications
• Supported Sales team with the creation of engineering RFQs, RFIs and customer visits

UTC Aerospace Systems, Chula Vista, Ca 2014-2014
OEM supplier of Commercial Aircraft Nacelle Systems
Project Engineer
• Responsible for supporting initiatives to reduce program cost
• Supplier evaluation and facilitating cost reduction activities with existing suppliers
• Analyze alternative manufacturing processes to reduce cost
• Evaluate information to ensure a coordinated flow of information between all parties and to Cost Reporting Systems

Duracote Corporation, Ravenna Ohio__________________________________ ___2013-2014
Aviation, Automotive and Industrial materials developer and supplier
Aviation Materials Consultant
• Aerospace/Aviation materials and applications
• New Product Development and Materials Qualification
• New Business Development, primarily to Airbus

Triumph Insulation Systems LLC, Hawthorne, CA 2006-2013
OEM supplier to Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft for Acoustic and Thermal Insulation as well as internal seating and aerospace aftermarket products.
Engineering Manager
• Senior Design Engineer for OEM supplier of Acoustic and Thermal Insulation for commercial aircraft (Boeing, Airbus)
• Successfully lead engineering projects from inception to production for Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 working directly with customer
• Relocated 2009-2011 to Hamburg, Germany to lead and develop engineering design team in European sites (Germany, France)
• Responsible for work package Design, Quality and Configuration Management
• Training Manager and Hiring support with resource capacity planning for all sites and contract hires (Mexico, Germany, France, Romania, India)
• Program management in Production Phase for Airbus work packages
• Coordination leader and accountable of design quality by engineers in multiple countries (Mexico, Germany, France, Romania, India)
• Use of Digital Mock-Up for design into aircraft interfacing with all aircraft systems
• Development of designs on new aircraft to meet or exceed customer requirements
• Direct Customer interaction including Program and Design Meetings
• Incorporation of customer requirements and changes on schedule and budget
• New Business development support for engineering products
• Continuous Improvement for production quality and cost in multiple international sites (Mexico, China, Germany, France)
• FAA and EASA requirements, regulations and specifications including Audit support, Lab testing (flammability) and development

The Boeing Company, Anaheim, CA 2003-2006

Intern - Student Engineer

• Top Secret Clearance
• Ocean Engineering department
• Development of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV)
• Mechanical Drafting and Design in SolidWorks and CATIA V5
• Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Metallurgy and Stress Analysis (FEA) skills used
• Hands-on system maintenance