Curriculum Vitae / Résumé – Mike Taylor

Personal Objectives:

Welcoming challenges in business development and communications. Employ planning and operations experience in the fields of manufacturing, aerospace, architecture/construction, technology, and creative services.

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, Texas A&M University, 1985

Professional Experience:

Connect Communications – Provide customized marketing communications and consulting services in creative, copy writing and publishing. Develop and manage marketing activities in aviation, information technology, B2B and eCommerce. Deliver adept and responsive marcom strategy, creative, media relations, and analysis. 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, executing marketing communications strategies, and managing activities. Managed information systems. Responsible for internal process improvement and new business development. 1998–2005.

  • Elevated brand of the Mitsubishi MU-2 twin turboprop and TAS/MHIA worldwide support system for the enigmatic aircraft. Concurrently, launched branding for the Ibis Aerospace Ae270 Propjet. Both cabin class aircraft models compete with single- and twin-engine market leaders Pilatus and King Air, and the emerging Beechcraft Denali. Prior employment as a design engineer at Fairchild Aircraft. Flew right seat in the Metroliner, and trained in simulator
  • Brand and marketing lead for Legend Aircraft, Bearhawk Aircraft, Alcor, Gardner, NavWorx, Tanis, Teledyne Continental Motors 

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. Involved with efficiency reviews, continuous improvement, and quality control. Collaboration with structural/systems engineering, manufacturing, and management/executive teams. 1997–1998.

Liaison and Design Engineer at: Jet Aviation Basel, Switzerland, head-of-state aircraft completions 1996; British Aerospace Filton (Bristol), England, aircraft re-delivery modifications and review 1997; Aero Vodochody Odolena Voda (Prague), Czech Republic, Ae270 Propjet development team 1999–2006; FlyItalia Dovera (Milan), Italy, MD-3 Rider US sales prospectus 2007.

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

  • Design engineer on Orbis International flying eye hospital 2nd generation DC-10
  • Interior and avionics modifications on legacy BAC 1-11, DC-8 and B-727 for UPS, and NBA team aircraft
  • Avionics modifications on Navair P3-B Orion, Continental Airlines Dash-7, and Air Wisconsin BAe 146 fleets

Architectural Design, Drafting, and Project Management – Designer, draftsman, and project lead both independent and with South Central Texas architectural firms. Residential and commercial construction project supervision. Managed transitions from manual drafting to CAD systems. 1984–1999.

JANA, Inc – Digitization and CAD production of B-737 wiring diagrams and schematics.

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
  • Extensive computer-aided design and drafting (CAD) and modeling experience with MicroStation, AutoCAD, Unigraphics/Siemens NX, Pro/ENGINEER, CATIA and others
  • In-depth knowledge of aerospace manufacturing methods
  • Author and producer of numerous articles, documents and publications
  • Press relations at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo, NBAA, Aero Friedrichshafen, others
  • Development and management of e-commerce systems
  • Macintosh aficionado (since 1986), former Apple VAR sales/consultant
  • Fluency in Italian, studies in Spanish and German
  • Builder and licensed pilot / mechanic of amateur-built Legend Cub.