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Richard Silvano Jr

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I have been a project, resource, personnel and budget management professional for over 20 years while serving in the United States Army.  The latter 10 years were in senior leadership positions with responsibilities ranging from small-scale, short-term, training and budgeting to planning, coordinating, and executing large-scale international projects involving multiple agencies, governments and businesses.  Much of my experience was managing time sensitive, highly visible projects involving multi-million dollar budgets with significant international attention.

Most recently I have been employed in a multi-faceted position with Garmon’s Diesel Performance in Griffin, GA.  I was employed as a machinist, welder, and calibration technician for computer controlled on-board vehicle diagnostics (OBD) systems; skills which were largely developed informally with practical, hands-on application and formal schooling.  I have become highly accomplished in the use of data acquisition equipment, electronic fuel injection and high pressure common rail fuel systems, engine and chassis dynamometer setup and operation, vehicle safety systems, sanctioning body certifications, advanced machining and welding techniques, and additive manufacturing.

Currently I am pursuing my Mechanical Engineering degree at Auburn University with an expected completion date of May 2018.  I currently have an A.S. and Machine Shop Certificate from Southern Union State Community College and an A.A.S. from Jefferson Community College.  I hold national certifications in both machining and welding from the National Institute of Metalworking Skills and am a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.