Engineering & Business
Bryan graduated from University of Florida Industrial
and Systems Engineering program in 1985. His first position
after graduation was as a sales and project engineer for
Layne-Western, one of the largest industrial water suppliers
in the country. He was introduced to the business of construction,
engineering and business development during these years.
Prior to earning his BS in engineering, Bryan graduated
from the University of South Florida with a bachelor's
degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in
marketing. It was not until years later that the marketing
background really became valuable as North American Business
Development manager, for Hirata Engineering, a large Japanese
international automation company. It is often difficult
to separate the business aspect from the engineering roles,
as many of the positions overlapped.
While working for Hirata, Bryan became well schooled
in international business, international construction
and worked extensively in maquiladoras serving companies
such as Sony, Philips, Matsushita, Thomson, JVC and many
Representative construction experience relocating to Chicago. Project
manger for Taft Contracting (Chicago). $2M
Detroit Metro Airport-NWA baggage handling improvements.
Project manager for new terminal installation, contracted
with Whiting-Turner/Taft Contracting joint effort. $2M
Kraft Foods, Buena Park, CA. Facility shut-down, bakery
Disneyland Theme Park- Buzz Lightyear AstroBlasters Ride.
Project manager Taft Contracting for ride equipment installation
$1.5M under Whiting-Turner.
O’Hare Airport United Airlines Baggage Handling
system upgrade. Refit and new installation of baggage
handling system. Project manager for Taft Contracting
$4M phase 1 of $25M project.
Sony Electronics, projection TV assembly system (Pittsburgh,
PA) Project manager for Hirata Engineering, new automated
final assembly system. $1.5M
Hitachi Factory Relocation. (Greenville, SC) Dismantle
fully operational CRT manufacturing facility and ship
to China. Project manager for Hirata Engineering. $40M
of $200M project.
Thomson Consumer Electronics- (Mexicali), Ground up construction
of new manufacturing facility, Project manager for Hirata,
new automation system install, relocated existing factory
to location. $50M of $500M project.
Philips Electronics-Final assembly robotic system (Juarez).
Install new state of the art robotic assembly line for
TV final assembly. Project manager for Hirata Engineering.
RCA Electronics-Soldering robotics(Juarez). Install into
existing system, robotic soldering systems for CRT circuit
boards. Project Manager for Hirata Engineering. $55k.
JVC-(Tijuana)- Replace TV final assembly line. Project
manager for Hirata Engineering. $90k.
THOMSON Consumer Electronics-(Marion Indiana) Shutdown
and upgrade. Project manager for Hirata Engineering, upgrade
existing equipment, modify and retool for new products.
Other Construction: Drilling projects ranging from $10k to $200k (in late '80s values). Refinery equipment installations, wastewater treatment plant equipment installations.
In 1987 Bryan joined the Colorado National Guard and
served in the Army Special Forces, 5/19th Special Forces
Group-Colorado, as a special operations intelligence analyst
and communications specialist for A-team support. Airborne
qualified, a Leapfest competitor (billed as the world's
largest international military parachuting competition).
Qualified expert with M-16 and other weapons. Advanced
International Morse Code qualified. Received recognition
for outstanding achievement from every leadership or MOS
Telephone: 619-544-0086 ext. 105