Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing Executive

Mina M. Davis

Executive Summary & Candidate Overview

CEO with 12 years of experience in manufacturing, excelling in aerospace and defense sectors, driving growth and innovation. Recognized for building strategic partnerships and maintaining scalable operations.  Sustained high employee retention rates through initiatives like schedule flexibility during the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Collaborated with team members to achieve 20% revenue growth for two consecutive. years.  Forward-thinking CEO with a proven track record of driving long-term sustainability through strategic process optimization and fostering robust stakeholder relationships. Leader committed to shaping stories of growth and success.

Accomplishments & KPIs

Revenue Growth and Profit Margin Management:

  • Achieved outstanding 20% revenue growth for consecutive years through strengthened customer relationships, value innovation, and strategic pricing.
  • Maintained a robust EBIT profit margin of 21.5% through vigilant expense supervision, deliberate growth management, and strategic CapEx project implementation.

Strategic Partnerships and Contract Wins:

  • Established and nurtured strategic partnerships, securing early long-term contracts (3-5 years) with major aerospace companies, resulting in annual growth exceeding $1 million for both commercial and government sectors.

Operational Efficiency and Employee Satisfaction:

  • Implemented key operational initiatives, such as increasing machining efficiencies by 400% and reducing setup time by 50% in the CNC machine shop.
  • Introduced employee-focused measures, including flexible schedules, remote work options, and compensation adjustments, resulting in high employee retention and a positive workplace culture.

Quality Improvement and Cost Reduction:

  • Achieved a quality rating above 96% by strategically hiring quality staff and implementing comprehensive training programs across all business areas.
  • Reduced health insurance costs by 9% per month by introducing and implementing a wellness roadmap for all full-time employees.

Community Impact and Recognition:

  • Devoted over a decade of service as a board member for a local church, contributing to its growth and community impact by creating a yearly strategy and executing short- and longer-term goals.
  • Recognized as one of the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s “Business 40 under 40” in 2023, showcasing commitment to excellence, leadership, and community involvement.

Skills, Experience & Depth of External Relationship

  1. Executive Leadership
  2. Strategic Planning
  3. Operational Leadership
  4. Entrepreneurship & Growth
  5. Business Development
  6. Business Alliance
  7. Operations Management
  8. Budgeting and Analysis
  9. Strategy Development
  10. Business Planning & Management

Education & Certifications

  • Master of Science in Engineering Management 
    GPA 4.0
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering 
    GPA 3.6
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Technology Management: Training in project management, operations, & control 
  • EIT
  • OSHA Training (30 Hours)

Current Position:  CEO

Position Seeking:  C-suite, VP, Director

Current Location:  Tampa

Ideal Geographic Location:  Tampa Bay Area

Desired Compensation:  Under Consideration 

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