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Name : paul witherspoon
Industry Type : senior project manager
City & State : beverley hills, MI
Job Title
Relocation Preferences : Building Products - Equipment
Objective : florida
Resume :  
Paul Witherspoon

18135 Dunblaine Avenue, Beverly Hills, Michigan 48025


A detail oriented and conscientious professional possessing an extensive knowledge of a wide range of disciplines, with
the ability to plan, manage and oversee the development of multiple complex turnkey projects within tight budgets
and deadlines.

As an ambitious, confident and enthusiastic individual, employing exceptional presentation skills and international
business experience, meticulously organized with excellent verbal and written communication, with a proven track
record utilizing effective Commercial and Project Management techniques.


Durr Systems inc.
(A global supplier of Paint Finishing, Material Handling, Environmental and Energy Systems for the Aviation and Automotive Industries).

Senior Project Manager - Detroit, Michigan USA (November 2002 Present)

Reporting to the Director of Project Management and Operations, responsible for the initiation, planning, execution,
controlling and closing of the project life cycle.
Soul responsibility for key account contracts for General Motors Corporation and Daimler Chrysler, managing projects
in excess of $300 million US dollars.
One of the (3) principle Project Managers, with overall responsibility for the execution of a (4) year, $400 million turnkey
Automotive Facility delivered to General Motors Corporation of Canada, a 1.4 million square feet facility which was
delivered on time and exceeded budget estimates.
High Level liaison with Automotive Executives and Directors was part of this role, including logistic planning and
communication with our international offices in Germany, Poland and Mexico. Directly responsible for the planning
and coordinating of all activities for equipment manufacture, structural steel design and build contracts,
electrical/mechanical subcontractor installation, fire protection, civil works and building construction.
As the primary customer contact, responsible for all financial aspects of the contract, including all commercial
management, litigation, building liens, change and claim management related issues, development and monitoring
of project schedules, progress reporting and managing all client open issues.
An active participating member of the Durr Systems Global Corporate Project Management Center of Excellence.
FATA Automation Inc.
(Suppliers of Material Handling and Industrial Conveyance Systems).

Senior Project Manager - Detroit, Michigan USA and Turin, Italy (October 1996 November 2002)

Reporting directly to the company President and C.E.O, with overall responsibility for the execution of over $100 million
of corporate business, coordinating all aspects of the project life cycle, establishing project milestones and schedules,
track/resolve open issues and project costs, direct the project team, manage client contracts for the supply and
installation for General Motors and Daimler Chrysler.
Responsible for the harmonization of global suppliers, including liaison with our international offices in Turin Italy.
Directed and monitored the progress of all construction activities overseeing the performance of all trade contractors.
Scheduled all required construction site activities into logical, specific steps, budgeting the time required to meet
established deadlines. Oversee the completion of all activities in accordance with the engineer or architects
drawings, specifications and prevailing building codes.
Major contracts managed, included a $40 million turnkey paint shop program for new Cadillac production, a $50
million turnkey automotive body shop program and $15 million automotive general assembly/trim final contracts for
General Motors.

ABB Flexible Automation UK Ltd.
(A leading Supplier of Industrial Robots and Modular Manufacturing Systems).

Project Manager - Buckinghamshire, England (April 1994 - October 1996)

Assigned as Project Manager for the integration of Robotic System Installation contracts within major European
manufacturing facilities and sub-suppliers, responsible for fulfilling the companys obligation to customers satisfaction
within the contract documents and established schedule. High-level coordination with company headquarters in
Sweden was an essential part of a demanding role.
Managed and coordinated multiple projects of varying complexities in excess of 25 million British Pounds. A multi-
faceted role encompassing budget preparation, design review, procurement, cost control and reporting, resource
allocation and critical timing path analysis.
Project managed all activities for the manufacture, delivery and installation of various Robotic facilities, including
material handling, spray painting, palletizing, arc and spot welding robot applications to customer specifications for
corporations such as Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, Honda, Rover Group and Triumph Motor
Rolls Royce Nuclear Engineering Ltd.
(Distributors and Integration of Komatsu and Nachi Industrial Robots).

Project Engineer Robotic System Applications - Wolverhampton, England/Padova, Italy (May1990 - April 1994)

Appointed as Lead Project Coordinator in Padova and Turin Italy, for the supervision and engineering development of
various fully automatic production facilities, comprising of multiple arc welding robots and integrated transfer systems
for a one and half year duration, contracts managed, included suppliers for Ferrari, Fiat and Berco Construction.
Assigned to the North American Division in Detroit, Michigan to coordinate the first US installation of Komatsus High
Definition Plasma Cutting Robot Application. A multi-million dollar project delivered to General Motors Corporation.
Responsible for the system testing and installation of robotic turnkey projects of varying magnitudes, from initial
concept to implementation.
Komatsu UK Ltd.
(Manufacturers of Excavation and Construction Equipment)

Production Engineer/Robot Programmer - Gateshead, England (October 1986 May 1990)

High level programming of multi axes robot systems, planning of production facilities in accordance with new product
introduction schedules and/or quality improvement projects, continually reviewing robot programs to increase
effectiveness and performance, capital equipment cost justifications and procurement, conduct welding
tests/approvals and project management.
NEI Nuclear Systems Ltd.
(Manufacturers of Nuclear and Conventional Power Stations)

Apprentice/Production Technician - Gateshead, England (September 1982 October 1986)

Completed a four-year engineering apprenticeship for craftsmen and technicians, comprising of first year off the job
training at an approved center progressing to/and working on various contracts for both the nuclear and
conventional power industry.

Gateshead Technical College and University, England
National Certificate Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering (1982 1985)
Higher National Certificate Diploma in Engineering and Business Management (1985 1987)
Additional Information
British Citizen with Permanent Residence status in the USA (Green Card Holder).
Currently pursuing Project Management Professional Certification (PMP).
Excellent business and personal references available upon request.

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