David David Lukjanovs, SME

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David’s career started in the US Navy stationed on the USS Preserver as an Electrician’s Mate. The following years in industry led him to excel not only in manufacturing processes but Engineering and Operations Management as well. Having experienced hands-on training in Engineering, Machine Trades, Special Processes, Supply Chain Management and Quality made for an easy transition to become promoted to the VP level in Aerospace manufacturing companies he was employed. For nearly 40 years David was involved strictly with programs that supported the Military and Commercial Aviation market. Those programs included: B-52, B-1, C-130, F-16, F-35 (All Variants), C-5, AH-64, OH-58 and recently supporting the supply chain for General Dynamics Land Systems M1A2 Abrams. David’s passion is Manufacturing, Quality and Design to further improve the cost to the end customer. He also enjoys fishing, gardening, hiking, metal detecting and “Just visiting” the grandchildren.                                            



Training • US Navy – Electricians Mate • Certified Lead Auditor ISO AS9100 – Probitas/Axion • Lean Manufacturing – Advanced Integrated Manufacturing Center • Manufacturing Skills Campus – Oakridge National Laboratories • DOE (Design of Experiments) – Allied Signal Aircraft Engines • Cost of Quality – Allied Signal Aircraft Engines • Kaizen/Cellular Manufacturing – General Electric • Manufacturing and Business Flow/Mixed Model Value Streams – Pratt& Whitney • Quality Clinic – Pratt & Whitney • Machine Trades/Industrial Engineering Technologies - SCC • CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager) - SCC • Certified Welding Inspector Training – AWS



Work History 

• US Navy Veteran                                                                                                                                         

• Manufacturing Supervisory Roles – 1980 - 1992                                                                                    

• Business Unit Manger – Enginetics Aerospace 1992-1995                                                                   

• VP Operations – Enginetics Aerospace 1995-1999                                                                                

• Division/Regional Site Manger – Setech Inc. 1999-2004   

• VP Operations – Enginetics Aerospace 2004-2011 

• VP Operations/New Product Development/ Quality – ETI Tech LLC 2012 -2020                                             

• Business Owner – Veteran Sourcing Solutions                                                                            

• Instructor – AFIT- Manufacturing Readiness      


Courses Taught

Course Director - WSYS213 - Management of the Manufacturing Readiness Process


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