:: Configuration Manager :: :: Senior PLM Analyst ::

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  • Earned one or more college degrees
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  • Considerable experience using technology
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Ray DiCecca
"Helping people and organizations become more productive and profitable by adding value in the Configuration Management/PLM Analysis space."
:: Senior Configuration Manager
:: Configuration Management Analyst
:: Senior PLM Analyst

Configuration Management - Product Lifecycle Management

30+ years experience
  • 17+ in Commercial Industry
  • 13+ in a DoD Environment

Hands-on Configuration Management, Product Lifecycle Management, and Document Control professional with expertise applying documentation and engineering change control management disciplines to products in the medical device, telecommunication, massively-parallel super-computing, computer network, optical network, network security, advanced composite, and defense/aerospace industries.
(Held security clearance in the past. Details available upon request)

Expertise in electronic product data management/product lifecycle management (PDM/PLM) - Oracle/Agile & Arena Cloud PLM and other automated release tools/scripts, version control, bill-of-material (BoM) product structuring – (both hierarchical and modular) in MRPII/ERP environments, engineering change order (ECO) process execution, analysis, and database management, new product introductions (NPI), and sustaining engineering efforts.

Successful at documenting, releasing, and managing large, technically complex systems.

Experienced ISO9001 & AS9100 internal auditor.

Specializing in:
  • Configuration Management (CM)
  • Data Management (DM)
  • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
  • Engineering Change Control
  • Document Control
  • Requirements Management flow-down from P.O.'s, Contracts, Statements of Work (SOW), and other high-level program documents
  • System-Level Bill-of-Material Product Structuring
  • Modular/Configurable BoM Design
  • New Product Introductions (NPI)
  • Engineering Change Order (ECO) Analysis
  • CDRL and SDRL Management
  • EAR/ITAR Export Control Regulations Compliance
  • PCA/FCA Audits
  • CM Certifications: CMIIC, CMPIC
  • Certified ISO9001 Auditor
  • Trained AS9100 Internal Auditor (Aerospace)


Selected Accomplishments
  • Partnered with senior leadership in designing and implementing Configuration Management strategies across numerous defense, aerospace, and commercial programs.
  • Implemented leading PLM Solutions to promote/facilitate configuration management and change management efficiencies across the organization and supply-chain.
  • Led ERP system implementation data migration efforts and the import/design of structured bill-of-materials.
  • Awarded Configuration Management Plan approvals of first-pass CDRL/SDRL submittals to prime defense contractors and the NAVY.


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    Senior Configuration Manager/PLM Administrator, Outfront Media, Inc.

    Key Achievements

    • Implemented Arena Solutions PLM (within a 6-month go-live window) to support a 15-year/$1bn contract with NYC MTA and the installation of 50,000 Liveboards (digital advertising displays) across all major markets
    • Tasked with and authored an ERP selection brief which looked at four potential ERP Cloud & On-Premise solutions to integrate with Arena PLM. My recommendation – Rootstock Cloud ERP built on the Salesforce Platform – was accepted
    • ERP Implementation Team Member – acting as Configuration Management SME including other business processes

    Establishes, administers, and maintains a configuration management system (Arena Solutions Cloud PLM) compliant with regulatory, quality, corporate, and customer requirements (both internal and external). Responsible for the creation and management of all hardware configuration projects and planning – Parts, BoMs, AML including Change Control (ECRs, ECOs, DCOs, MCOs & Deviations). Regulates the change process so that only approved and validated changes are incorporated into product baselines (hardware/software/firmware).

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    Senior Configuration Manager (Senior PLM Analyst), CPI Radant Technologies Division Inc.

    Key Achievements

    • Established the division's configuration management (CM) environment tailored to EIA-649 with adherence to its AS9100/ISO9001 Quality Management System – in compliance with EAR/ITAR export control regulations
    • Authored and rewrote the division's CM policy and procedure guidelines (CM Plan) covering: CM planning and management, identification, change control, status accounting, and auditing
    • As member of ERP Implementation Core Team – helped transition the division away from flat parts lists to full- structured Bills-of-Materials (BoMs) and led the data migration effort
    • Educated and mentored CM personnel, designers and engineers in the construction of accurate bill-of-material product structures and provide guidance, feedback, and direction from ECO Analysis
    • Singularly ran the Configuration Management function for over a decade across major defense radome programs (airborne, shipboard, & submarine) and commercial SATCOM radomes

    Analyzed contractual commitments and customer requirements in order to develop and implement configuration management/product documentation control plans and procedures, which supported numerous defense and commercial programs from the conceptual stage through the life cycle of the products to facilitate change management processes. Managed internal & external requirements – including all CDRL/SDRL submissions/status and Data Item Description (DID) requirements, file deliverables, part number issuance/product documentation sign-offs – ECO and BoM releases into ERP System, and building master configuration lists for radomes, reflectors, and structural composite products for use in high performance airborne, ground based, shipboard and submarine installations. SECRET clearance held for six years.

  3. CMPIC Certification Acheived

    Configuration Management Principles and Implementation (CMPIC) Certification through the Configuration Management Process Improvement Center and University of Houston - College of Technology Houston, Texas

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    Senior PLM Analyst, Sycamore Networks (Contract)
    • Provided document change control and PLM expertise to the company while incumbent is on maternity leave using electronic data management/PLM tool Agile CM Release 8.5
    • Responsible for processing ECOs, Deviations, AML Changes, Stop Ships, PCN Alerts in a complex/hi-volume change control environment (processed 200+ changes in a 15 week span)
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    Configuration Manager, Crossbeam Systems
    • Managed and administered the Document Control system for a 60+ person Network Security Startup – responsible for writing, analyzing, and implementing all ECOs, creating BoM structures, processing approved manufacturing listings [AMLs] and deviations, and executing data file transfers to external partners
    • Implemented a leading product lifecycle management (PLM) solution – Agile Software – and migrated the company's Part Number/AML/BoM/ECO information away from an MS-Access database into a centralized data repository – facilitating information sharing and improved efficiencies with both internal customers and external partners
    • Acted as Agile Database System Administrator: monitored the database for performance issues, ran scheduled maintenance scripts, managed licenses, user roles, auto-number generators, and workflows designs
    • Automated PCBA BoM data imports from engineering ViewLogic environment to Agile to streamline data uploads and maintain data integrity
    • Implemented a non-significant part number standard and part description standard
    • Created and managed all BoM structures from sub-assembly to top-levels
    • Working in a virtual manufacturing model, managed all ECO, Deviation, and AML processes activities including data file manipulation and data file transfers with Contract Manufacturers, CAD Design houses, Fab houses, and other external partners
    • Collaborated with cross-functional groups to obtain requirements for new releases or to support sustaining engineering efforts
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    Senior PLM Analyst, 3Com Corporation
    • Generated NPI releases and sustaining engineering ECO's to support complex hardware, PCBA, ASIC/programmable devices, and software configurations for computer and data networking products – assigning revisions, effectivity dates, and Minimum Shippable Revision updates
    • Defined and generated part numbers, product bills-of-materials, and product structures- to the ERP master production schedule (MPS)/SKU level- using ASK MANMAN, SAP/R3, and automated release tools (UNIX scripts and APIs) in a client/server environment
    • Supported project teams in product development and new product introductions of next–generation gigabit Ethernet data networking products by providing hardware/software configuration management (CM) and product lifecycle management (PLM) expertise
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    ECO Analyst/Specialist, Boston Technology
    • Managed and directed engineering change order release efforts and created bill-of-material product structures for all software and technical documentation products including the scheduling and prioritizing of projects in a UNIX/ClearCase and ASK MANMAN MRPII environment
    • Elevated the execution of the software ECO release process and took it from a dysfunctional state to a professional level of operation – easing R&D relations with both the ECO review board and the manufacturing group – and provided continuous improvements in this area
    • Supervised and mentored other ECO Writers and provided configuration management and product data management expertise and closure to others in the organization
  8. CMIIC Certification Acheived

    Configuration Management II (CMIIC) Certification through the Institute of Configuration Management and Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona

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    ECO Analyst/Specialist, Thinking Machines Corporation
    • Coordinated, processed, and implemented on-line UNIX based ECO’s for all interconnect and electro-mechanical commodities for the Pathfinder and CM-5 massively parallel supercomputers on ASK MANMAN and INGRESS databases in a paperless environment
    • Experienced in database synchronization and data file transfer of 2D/3D CAD databases to supplier base using FTP

Proudest Accomplishment

Beginning and completing my B.A. and Masters degrees at Boston College while working full-time.

Experience Highlights

  • Senior Configuration Manager/Arena PLM System Adminstrator
    Outfront Media
  • Senior Configuration Manager (Senior PLM Analyst)
    CPI Radant Technologies Division Inc.
  • Senior PLM Analyst
    Sycamore Networks
  • Configuration Manager (Senior PLM Analyst)
    Crossbeam Systems (now Blue Coat)
  • Senior PLM Analyst
    3Com Corporation
  • ECO Analyst/Specialist
    Boston technology
  • ECO Analyst/Specialist
    Thinking Machines Corporation
  • Product Configuration Technician
    XRE Corporation

Education Highlights

  • Boston College
    M.S., Administrative Studies
  • Boston College
    B.A., Management (cum laude)
  • Configuration Management Certification - CMIIC
    Institute of Configuration Management (Arizona State University)
  • Configuration Management Certification - CMPIC
    Configuration Management Process Improvement Center (University of Houston)


  • Configuration manaGEMENT
  • document management
  • process improvement
  • Aerospace


Greater Boston Area

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