Bill Spicer

Bill Spicer

Founder, Leaders in Mechanical Engineering Supplier Development in Boston MA

Currently employed at Leaders in Mechanical Engineering Supplier Development in Boston MA

Previous: TEXTRON DEFENSE SYSTEMS, Textron Defense Systems


Previous: Tri-State University



    Award-winning, success-driven and highly motivated engineering professional with over 30 years of experience in casting, design, fabrication, tooling, mechanical assembly and inspection, with particular expertise in defense contract engineering. Collaborative leader and individual contributor with ability to systematically break-down complex problems and work with diverse teams/clients to exceed organizational expectations. Creative technical problem solving and troubleshooting skills complemented by meticulous detail and adherence to specifications. Strong reputation for effective project management and supplier management to maintain product integrity, control costs and deliver on time. Expertise in manipulating engineering technology to realize significant cost savings and accelerate performance for the company and customer. Hold Department of Defense Secret Security Clearance. LEAN Manufacturing, Six Sigma tools, Continuous Improvement, Process Improvement, Error Proofing, Poka Yoke, Kaizen, FMEA, failure analysis, Root Cause Analysis, Statistical Process Control, Value Stream Mapping, Process Capability, Minitab, Kanban, Facilitation, Product Development-Design, R&D, Problem Solving, issue resolution, Project Management, leadership/mentoring/team building, Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing(GD&T), Machining/casting & materials management, Systems Test Coordination & Execution, Computer Aided Design (UniGrapics NX), Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, Proposal Writing, Supplier development & maintenance and Configuration Management



At Leaders in Mechanical Engineering Supplier Development in Boston MA

From March 2012 to Present

Principal Mechanical Engineer & Casting Critical Commodity Team Lead

At Textron Defense Systems

From August 1982 to March 2012
* Involved in 4 other projects at two different casting suppliers ; * Design For Six Sigma project that reduced piece part cost by greater than 500% ; * Finished new Load and Pack facility 18 months ahead of schedule, complete with all tooling and paperwork ; * Lead team...
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Principal Mechanical Engineer/Casting Critical Commodity Team Lead


From 1982 to 2012

Tri-State University, Angola

Bachelor of Science, Tri State University

From September 1970 to August 1975
Additional Training NX5 to NX6 Transition - UG II Training EDS UG Educational Services, Waltham, Massachusetts Geometric Dimension and Tolerance, ANSI/ASME Y145M ANSI/ASME Y145M 1994 Training Course ANSI Y145M, 1982 Training Course Technical Documentation Consultants, Wilmington,...
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  • Commodities
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Coordinated development
  • Coordination & Execution
  • Design
  • effective project management
  • fabrication support
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