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Massey Afzali

PMP PMI Certified

Maple Grove, MN

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Work Experience

Project Manager

Nasatel, Inc
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Atlanta, GA
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2005 to Present

 Manage telecom operation, sales, purchasing and implementation of new routes to countries using VOIP. 
 Direct transformation of operational and functional needs into solutions while  
remaining compliant with regulations.  
 Document system parameters, and optimize the overall solutions effectiveness. 
 Managed roll-out of wholesale computers, notebooks, and other electronic  
equipment.

Operations Manager

NASA Computers
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Atlanta, GA
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1995 to 2005

 Managed all aspects of wholesale and retail outlet providing IT business process solution development and network implementations. 
 Participated in sales calls, demonstrating the value of IT solutions and services. Developed proposals, and solution sizing models based on customer requirements. 
 Prepared business models, technology plans, service agreements, statements of work and related procedures documentation in support of sales team. 
 Worked with application technologies and hosting, including hardware configuration and/or data center operations. 
 Built long term client and vendor relationships, by insuring customer requirements and vendor specifications were appropriately identified and fulfilled. 
 Supervised staff of 20 technical employees. 
 Responsible for hiring, training and motivating employees.

General Manager

Kaufman Sign Company
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Minneapolis, MN
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1992 to 1995

 Designed, sized, and produced signs including neon, digital, and letter signs. 
 Prepared and presented bids to client based on cost of materials and labor. 
 Supervised staff of 12 employees in the manufacture and installation of signage.

R&D Engineering Manager

Numerex/Carl Zeiss Corporation
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Minneapolis, MN
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1988 to 1992

 Managed R&D electrical engineering department in the design and development of 3 to 6 axis motion controller systems for industrial coordinate measuring machines.  
 Worked directly with commercial and defense contractors to troubleshoot their coordinate measuring machine systems.  
 Retrofitted Zeiss controller to competitor’s coordinate measuring machines.

Electrical Engineering Supervisor

Mecanotron Corporation
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Minneapolis, MN
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1987 to 1988

 Built, configured, and tested robotic end effectors and grippers. 
 Analyzed and evaluated robotic systems and prototypes. 
 Conducted research into the feasibility, design, operation, and performance of robotic mechanisms, components, and systems. 
 Conducted research on robotic technology to create new robotic systems and system capabilities. 
 Processed and interpreted signals and sensors data. 
 Integrated robotics with peripherals such as welders, controllers, or other equipment.

Education

Microsoft Certification in MS Project

Technology Center -
Norcross, GA

2012

PMP PMI Certification in Project Management Professional

Technology center -
Norcross, GA

2012

Bachelors in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

Bluefield State College -
Bluefield, WV

1983

Advance Level Studies

Crosskeys College -
UK

1978

Additional Information

QUALIFICATIONS 
Electrical/Mechanical Engineer with Project Management professional skilled in collecting project requirements, planning schedules and budgets, directing project execution, maintaining communications, as well as coordinating cross-functional operations of private companies and public sector organizations.  
Operations Manager experienced in policy development, daily operations management and resource allocation planning. Able to manage and oversee daily operations of business projects at multiple sites.  
Multi task and detail oriented. Expert in maintenance of project records and development of organizational process assets. Adept in indentifying and mitigating risk, with expertise in developing detailed budgets and financial analysis reports for project planned goals and variances. 
Core Competencies  
 PMI Project Management  Operations / Administration  Strategic Program Planning 
 Training / Development  Policy / Procedure Creation  Vendor Management 
 Team Leadership / Motivation  Quality Assurance  Cost Savings Implementation 
 
Managerial Strengths 
• Direct and coordinate activities of businesses and departments concerned with the production, pricing, sales, and distribution of IT and Telecom products.  
• Develop and review financial statements, sales and activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement to determine areas needing cost reduction and program improvement.  
• Proficient in all aspects, identifying, analyzing, tracking and monitoring, of the Project Management Body of Knowledge: Scope, Time, Risk, Cost, Quality, Human Resources, Communication, Procurement and Integration. 
• Develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documents. 
• Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools. 
• Track project milestones and deliverables. 
• Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion. 
• Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals. 
• Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.