Joel Selber Resume
- Selco, Inc. President, Chief Operating Officer, Austin, TX
- General Dynamics Corp., Operations General Supervisor, Convair Division, San Diego, CA
- Tracor, Inc., Program Manager, Stabilized Optics Product Line, Aerospace Group, Austin, TX
- Tracor, Inc., Production Engineer, Austin, TX
Fields of Experience
Mr. Selber had line responsibility for all Avionics Manufacturing at Convair involving production contracts. This included the Tomahawk Cruise Missile Program for the U.S. Navy, the Engine Strut Program for the Boeing 767 contract, F-111 Spares for General Dynamics and other related electronics production. In this capacity he was accountable for performance to cost an schedule completion. He had joint responsibility for standards, production techniques and processes in conjunction with manufacturing engineering and industrial engineering. He was the Operations representative on the Convair EXCEL Program and an alternate to the Quality Circle Steering Committee.
His initial task at Convair was to reorganize the Cruise Missile pre-production shop into a production department capable of rate production in complex airborne harnesses and highly sophisticated electronic modules. He was able to accomplish this in a period of nine months, utilizing state of the art technology.
Mr. Selber was program manager for the Stabilized Optics Product Line at Tracor for three years. Upon assuming this responsibility he initiated value engineering techniques to enhance the performance and cost characteristics of the existing MK 1710 Stabilized Monocular. Mr. Selber then took this product through the proposal stage and produced hardware for the United States Navy.
Before assuming the Stabilized Optics Product Line, Mr. Selber had the responsibility for evaluating incoming proposal requirements for the Aerospace Group and assigning directorate responsibility. During this period, he also reviewed designs for producibility and chaired the Value Engineering Committee.
Prior to the above responsibilities, Mr. Selber was assigned to the Business Development Division of the Aerospace Group. Under this charter he made contacts with all major logistics offices of DoD and because of this background in electronic manufacturing was able to secure build to print business for Tracor, Inc.
During his eleven years as a Production Engineer for the Tracor facility, he progressed from basic Industrial Engineering disciplines to Assistant Plant Manager for the last six years. During this period, the plan was under control of mil-spec 9858A and was budgeted to produce 750 ADR8A chaff corridor rockets and 150 ALE 29A Navy dispenser systems per month in addition to its various commercial product lines. Mr. Selber was responsible for purchase and installation of the facility’s initial capital equipment outlay. He established production rates, methods process flow, plant layout, and directed the set-up of tape controlled milling, a complete metal finishing facility and other production oriented manufacturing techniques while Chief Production Engineer.
Upon joining Tracor, Mr. Selber assisted in integrating the acquired Accurate Instrument Corporation production facility with the Tracor Austin Manufacturing Plant. He was responsible for reorganizing the labor force into cost centers based on labor functions rather than the traditional product lines.
Mr. Selber’s primary function as Production Manager for the EIC Corporation was to develop a system of joint engineering manufacturing actions to expedite project which were behind schedule. He also served as a liaison between the production and engineering departments to insure design feasibility for manufacturer.
While employed with United Electric Company, Mr. Selber was responsible for developing production techniques, time and motion studies, process flow, and other related industrial engineering functions.
- Graduate studies, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
- B.A., Economics, Midwestern University, Wichita Falls, Texas
- Industrial Engineering Studies, University of Houston, Houston, Texas