Curriculum Vitae / Résumé – Mike Taylor

Personal Objectives:

Welcoming challenges in engineering, architecture and communications. Employ design and operations expertise in the fields of aerospace, architecture/construction, communications, manufacturing and technology.

Formal Education:

  • Master of Business Administration, University of the Incarnate Word, 2002
  • Master of Land and Property Development, Texas A&M University, 1986
  • Bachelor of Environmental Design / Architecture, Texas A&M University, 1985

Professional Experience:

Connect Communications – Develop and manage activities in aviation, construction, IT/networking, B2B and eCommerce. Provide customized marketing communications and consulting services with creative, copy writing and publishing. Deliver adept and responsive strategic marketing activities. Est. 2005

Leon Springs Business Association – Co-founder, director and chairman of the nonprofit networking and charitable organization. 2006–2014

BK&A Advertising – Marketing, advertising and press relations executive. Directed client accounts by identifying needs, developing strategic initiatives, executing and managing marketing communications activities. Responsible for internal process improvement and new business development. 1998–2005.

  • Elevated brand of the Mitsubishi MU-2 twin turboprop and TAS/MHIA, a worldwide support network for the enigmatic aircraft. Launched branding for the Ibis Aerospace Ae270 Propjet. Both cabin class airplanes compete with market leaders Pilatus, King Air and the emerging Beechcraft Denali. Prior employment as a design engineer at Fairchild Aircraft / M7 (now Elbit Systems). Flew right seat in the Metroliner and trained in its simulator.
  • Brand and marketing lead for Legend Aircraft, Bearhawk Aircraft, Alcor (now Tempest Aero Group), Gardner Aviation Services (now Precision Aviation Group and Gardner-Lowe), NavWorx, Tanis Aircraft Products (now Hartzell), Teledyne Continental Motors (now Continental Aerospace Technologies), others.

Sino Swearingen Aircraft Company (now SyberJet) – Engineering structures design and project lead on SJ30 Jet development program. Structural design engineer on air stair and aft pressure bulkhead assemblies. Involved with efficiency reviews, continuous improvement and quality control. Collaboration with structural/systems engineering, manufacturing and management/executive teams. 1997–1998

  • Design and modeling of cabin entry airstair and aft pressure bulkhead.

Liaison and Design Engineer at: Jet Aviation Basel, Switzerland, on head-of-state aircraft completions 1996; British Aerospace Filton (Bristol), England, on aircraft re-delivery modifications and documents review 1997; Aero Vodochody Odolena Voda (Prague), Czech Republic, on Ae270 Propjet development team 1999–2006; FlyItalia Dovera (Milan), Italy, on MD3 Rider U.S. sales prospectus 2007.

Schwartz Engineering Company (now Jet Aviation) – Design and liaison engineer, FAA-DER services. Produced aircraft design and modification program documents in collaboration with structural, avionics, systems and manufacturing engineers for STC and airworthiness approvals. Developed design standards, process specifications and performance standards. Managed in-house information systems and marketing activities. 1990–1997

  • Design engineer on Orbis International flying eye hospital 2nd generation DC-10 aircraft
  • Interior and avionics modifications on legacy BAC 1-11, UPS DC-8 and B-727, and MD-80 series NBA team aircraft
  • Avionics modifications on Navair P3-B Orion, Continental Airlines Dash-7, and Air Wisconsin BAe 146 fleets
  • B-737/747 head of state and VVIP aircraft completions: Pyka Design by Patricia Pyka, Aviart Limited by Harold Wood, Gore Design by Jerry Gore (later Gore Design Completions, then GDC Technics)

Architecture and Construction – Design, CAD and project lead with South Central Texas architecture and construction firms: Zapata Design Associates (now ZDA Architecture), The Frizlen Group, Drewry Associates (now Drewry Martin), Stephen McWilliams Associates, Ace Computer Graphics, Carlton P. Fountain Architect, David G. Makar Architect. Residential and commercial construction project supervision. 1984–1999

Automated Drawing Technology (now JANA, Inc) – Digitization and CAD production of Boeing 737 wiring diagrams and schematics for America West Airlines fleet.

Texas Transportation Institute – Transportation engineering research assistant.

Retail, Wholesale and Merchandising – Ashtrea Company computer sales and consulting. Gig’em Spirit Company promotional sales. Bealls and Foley’s retail sales associate. Also employed in wholesale distribution, restaurant and travel.

Exceptional Skills:

  • Experienced and successful in fast-paced, dynamic environments
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • BIM, LEED, PLS, FE certifications
  • Extensive CAD and modeling experience with MicroStation, AutoCAD/Revit, Unigraphics/Siemens NX, MiniCAD/Vectorworks, Pro/ENGINEER, CATIA, SketchUp, SolidWorks, Archicad, and others
  • In-depth knowledge of aerospace manufacturing and building construction
  • Author and publisher of numerous articles, papers and publications
  • Press relations at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo, NBAA, Aero Friedrichshafen, Aircraft Electronics Association, others
  • Development and management, IT solutions e-commerce systems
  • Mac aficionado (since 1986), former Apple VAR sales/consultant
  • Fluency in Italian, studies in Spanish and German
  • Licensed pilot / mechanic and builder of a Legend Cub aircraft.

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