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John S.

Kowalski
4 Colony Drive
Mountain Top, PA 18707
E: jk4be396@westpost.net
H: 570-868-1023
C: 617-306-0572
Objective
To obtain a Project/Leader/General Manager position with a stong company where I
can utilize my leadership skills and management experience to directly contribu
te to the organization's needs and growth.
Skills
Regulatory Compliance, Safety Training, Multi-Shift Management, Logistics, Turna
round Management, Continuous Improvement Process, Quality Assurance and Quality
Control, Team Building, Total Quality Management Training, MS Office Suite, Exc
el, PowerPoint, MS Project
Experience
2006-Present Project Manager H2O Applied Technologies, LLC
Responsible for the project management functions including validation, administr
ation, planning, execution, closeout, and change management on energy and water
conservation Performance Contracting projects. Accountable for the P&L on all as
signed projects and perform project forecasts, cash flow analysis, and earned va
lue analysis. Primary interface between customers, vendors, sub-contractors per
sonnel.
- Manage energy projects between $500K and $2M
- Negotiate subcontractor contracts, develop project schedule for projects inclu
ding chiller replacements, domestic water fixture installations, HVAC controls a
nd steam trap replacement, among others.
- Consistently complete projects ahead of schedule and under budget.
- Remarkable customer and subcontractor relations; received numerous complements
from stakeholders including Operations Managers, School Principals, and Facilit
ies Managers.
- Developed numerous water and energy projects saving over $1 Million in energy
and water for customers
5/2006-11/2006 Senior Project Manager I-Con Systems, Inc.
Responsible for project kick-off audits/surveys, initial material requirement an
d procurement, project budgets, installation execution and close-out documents f
or prison low-flow water retro-fit projects.
- Developed project installation/application schedule, audit, and survey forms-
cut project development time by 50%.
- Audited, developed, and directed all activities on large ESCO projects (many c
onsisting of two sites installed simultaneously) -Completed projects ahead of sc
hedule and under budget.
2002- 2006 Regional Projects Manager Aqualine Resources, Inc.
Responsible for planning, scheduling, and execution of low-flow water and steam
trap replacement projects. Directed, coached, and mentored up to five on-site fi
eld supervisors. Coordinated with Materials Manager on materials requirements, d
elivery, and logistics. Authored/Negotiated subcontractor proposals, SOW, and c
ontracts.
- Directed compliance of company safety program, ensured daily safety toolbox ta
lks/weekly safety briefs were conducted and documented-contributed to "Zero" saf
ety incidents for three straight years.
- Managed the installation of eight to ten projects annually, valued at $100K to
$3.5M and resulting in 40% company growth, two years in a row
- Centralized housing for field staff and reduced operating budget by $4,500.00/
month on yearlong project
- Developed company material order and tracking form, eliminating lost material
request and simplifying site inventory management
- Trained field staff on MS Project and customer maintenance personnel on repair
s/troubleshooting on Intelligent Water Controls

1980-2002 U.S. Air Force


1997-2002 Senior Manager, (First Sergeant, E-7)
Chief advisor to commander and administered all Human Resource activities/Air Fo
rce Regulations/Directive ensuring the safety, health, welfare, morale, and stan
dards of staff of up to 300 personnel involved in flight & maintenance operation
s, facilities management, communications, and security organizations. Facilitate
d and directed leadership development programs for five direct reporting, mid-le
vel managers. Trained supervisory personnel on compliance of safety, training, p
olicy, and procedure as well as budgetary issues. Fostered cross-organizational
communications between executive management, support business partners, field a
nd line staff. Coordinated monthly unit Commander's Call, briefed for unit perso
nnel on benefits/compensation, educational opportunities, newcomers on AF and un
it policy and procedures.
1992-1997 Operations Manager, (Production Superintendent/Section Chief, E-7)
Managed the daily production of maintenance operations of 186 maintenance techni
cians and supporting agencies in support of daily flight operations. Directed r
epairs and schedule maintenance actions for 24 Lockheed Martin F-16 combat aircr
aft valued at over $500M, to meet operational flight objectives. Unit liaison to
external support units and troubleshooter on OSHA, AFOSH, HAZMAT, and EPA direc
tives.
- Led 30 aircraft mechanics during international deployment and earned "Best Tea
m" Award.
- Initiated vehicle inspection/safety policy effectively reducing incidents and
mishaps to zero.
1988-1992 Lead Supervisor, (NCOIC, Aircraft Maintenance, Senior Coordinator, E
-6/5)
Repaired, inspected, and maintained assigned aircraft in accordance with establi
shed Air Force Technical Orders/Service bulletins and safety standards, all syst
ems qualified. Coordinated and prioritized the scheduled and unscheduled aircraf
t maintenance for four Aircraft Maintenance Units with 120 assigned aircraft val
ued at $1.8B. Prepared, daily, weekly, monthly aircraft maintenance utilization
reports for Head Quarters Air Force.
- Unit Facility Manager for 91,000 square-foot aircraft maintenance and office
hanger.
1980-1988 Early Career-Supervisor, (Aircraft Maintenance Craftsman, E-4/1)
Repaired, inspected, and maintained assigned Lockheed Martin F-16/McDonnel Dougl
as F-4C/D aircraft in accordance with established Air Force Technical Orders. Re
d "X"/ engine run certified 7 Level certified, aircraft systems troubleshooter.
Maintained maintenance records for assigned aircraft.
Education
Masters in Business Administration, concentration in Project Management (MBA) 2
009
American Intercontinental University, Hoffman Estates IL
3.5 GPA
Bachelor in Science, Business Management 2001
Bellevue University, Bellevue NE
4.0 GPA (Dean's List)
Associates in Applied Science Technology in Aircraft Maintenance 1999
Associates in Arts in Personnel Administration 1999
Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, AL
Certifications/Memberships:
FAA-Airframe and Powerplant, certificate, #7196
Project Management Institute, member, #1612417