Rim Milunas

1138 Loyola Drive, Libertyville, IL 60048
rim.milunas@gmail.com (847-877-5862)

• Engineering leader with a successful record of new product development, commercial launch, and life cycle
management of complex medical devices including combination disposables with active pharmaceutical ingredients.
• Broad cross functional experience including senior leader roles in marketing, engineering, quality, and manufacturing
• Significant experience building/leading global teams including outsourced design and manufacturing partners
• Successfully applied automotive and mobile consumer electronic device industry experience/best practices to improve
medical device commercial launches and on market product business performance
• Leadership experience and personal technical skills in system, software, electrical, and mechanical development
recognized by 18 patents, 14 publications, and 3 inventor awards

Senior Director – Global Product Management – Baxter Fluid (Infusion) Systems, Deerfield, IL (2014-2015)
Leader of organization directly responsible for product lifecycle management of Baxter’s infusion systems portfolio
(Infusion Pumps, IV Solutions, IV Access, Elastomeric Ambulatory Pumps) consisting of $2.1B in sales
• Developed and implemented clear long-term life cycle management (LCM)/product health strategies including multi-
year product improvement roadmaps for on market products
• Insured sustaining products (LCM) engineering initiatives were prioritized to align with the product health (LCM)
roadmap bringing a holistic business and patient focused decision making process to product life cycle management
• Insured LCM/Product improvement initiatives were aligned with industry trends, competitor actions, marketing plans
and consistent with the corporation’s goals to meet the growth targets of the business
• Worked with quality leadership to institute standard quality data reviews, execute detailed product performance analysis,
set quality targets, executed root cause analysis ,and implemented corrective actions to achieve quality targets
• Worked with cross functional leadership to drive initiatives focused on improving supply continuity including supplier
risk assessment, supplier notice of change efficiency, supply chain improvements, forecasting, and capacity planning
• Championed approval and funding of next generation versions of existing products and supported business cases to
secure further investment funding to implement recommended opportunities
• Developed product health (LCM) dashboard system to oversee and report metrics regarding performance, risks and
opportunities. Proactively communicated issues and challenges and worked to remove barriers to success
• Drove decisions regarding product performance and product viability in the market. Drove end of life decisions for low
performing products resulting in increased capacity available for in demand products
• Acted as Chief of Staff to Fluid Systems General Manager including facilitation of franchise goal setting, developing
scorecards, and facilitation of New Product Development/LCM /Geographic Expansion project prioritization

Director Program Management New Product Development – Baxter R&D, Round Lake, IL (2009 – 2014)
Led cross functional organization to design/develop, gain regulatory approval, and commercialize Baxter’s home dialysis
systems including multiple complex electromechanical instruments and consumables/disposables
• Responsible for $21M annual budget including forecasting and long range planning of expense, capital, and resources
• Successfully achieved multiple regulatory approvals of device, disposables, and active pharmaceutical products including
FDA/Health Canada Investigational device/drug approval, and European CE Mark
• Awarded 4 Franchise Excellence recognition awards for milestone achievement and support of commercial launch
• Managed product development of electromechanical device and software with outsourced engineering organizations
• Led internal development, verification, validation of consumables/disposable sets including blood pump sets, dialysis
tubing sets, and concentrate cartridges with active pharmaceutical ingredients
• Managed design transfer to contract manufacturing partners and Baxter global manufacturing locations
• Oversaw planning/execution of all verification and validation studies including hardware, software, systems level testing,
microstudies, biocompatibility, sterilization validation, extractables/leachables, shelf life stability/expiration date testing,
formative/summative human factors, and two Human Use Clinical Trials (FDA and Health Canada approved)
• Collaborated with regulatory team on FDA(IDE), Health Canada (ITA), and European (TUV/CE Mark) regulatory filings
• Provided technical leadership on problem solving including root cause analysis, corrective and preventive action
• Executed risk management activities including D/PFMEA, risk/benefit analysis, and final residual risk reporting.
• Developed program schedule, resourcing plans, and drove resolution of medical, technical, regulatory, and schedule risks
• Developed and reported metrics regarding launch status, milestones, risks and opportunities.
• Managed competing priorities of heavily matrixed organizations to assure alignment with program goals

MOTOROLA 2005 – 2009
Director of Quality – Windows Mobile Smart Phones
Mobile Devices, Libertyville, IL
Managed global quality engineering and led Six Sigma improvement projects as part of the leadership team for a business
with $850M in sales
• Drove organizational change by setting goals, communicating strategy, and managing change execution including
tracking program status, executing stage gate reviews, and assessments against product launch criteria to achieve:
• First Windows Mobile product to achieve green status on customer quality scorecard
• First new Windows Mobile product launch to achieve all quality goals and launch ahead of schedule
• Drove cross functional teams thru requirements/specification process, design rule analysis, DFMEA, DFR, DFM,
reliability modeling, program status/metric reporting, change control, test planning/execution, defect tracking/resolution,
risk management, validation, and manufacturing/field introduction
• Reduced product returns by 50% by driving fact based problem solving and implementing product improvements
• Developed/executed processes for first use of outsourced design and manufacture (ODM) in Asia
• Led analysis of market feedback (voice of the customer) including customer interviews, surveys, user trials, call center
data, and on-line community feedback to improve requirements, specifications, and sales collateral material.
• Resolved complex customer satisfaction issues with ATT, Verizon, Sprint, and T Mobile executives
• Internationally recruited a global organization in US, China, Japan, Taiwan, and Singapore

MOTOROLA 1999 – 2005
Product Manager /Engineering Manager
Automotive and Industrial Electronics Group, Deer Park, IL
Global P/L responsibility with direct management of engineering and program management
• Developed/executed an engineering/quality turnaround strategy for Motorola’s automotive controls business with Honda
• Achieved warranty reduction on Honda Products (6 month rolling average) of over 60%
• Received the first Honda Supplier Quality award for a Motorola engine control unit
• Led a start up business within Motorola’s Automotive division and built a global engineering organization to develop a
series of electromechanical control products for global automatic transmission customers
• Achieved a 30% compound annual growth rate including two record breaking contracts
• Awarded Motorola “ACE” award for – “Extraordinary Efforts in Achieving New Business”
• Awarded Group President’s Team Leadership Award
• Executed program management activities including schedule development, deliverable tracking, change management,
configuration management, requirement/regulatory compliance, issue tracking, risk mitigation, and schedule execution
• Led the definition of product architecture, technology/product/feature roadmaps, silicon chipset/SW platform,
requirements and specifications for a family of platform products
• Executed hardware engineering including schematic design, PCB layout, design for EMC/EMI, ESD, mechanical design,
tolerance analysis, vibration/temperature simulation, design for reliability/manufacture, prototype build/test
• Executed software engineering including architecture, requirements tracking, coding, test planning, and execution.
• Executed design validation including temperature, vibration, thermal shock, drop and accelerated life testing
• Initiated and developed alliances with strategic suppliers of sensors, actuators, moldings, and connectors such as Eaton
Corporation, Saturn Electronics, and ITW
• Performed market analysis using business intelligence, extensive customer contact, and market research to identify
competitive advantage, develop product strategy, insure differentiation/positioning, and define market entry strategy
• Developed and executed business development strategy, selected business opportunities, joined sales team on high
impact sales calls, led request for proposal (RFP/RFQ) response process, developed business cases and P/L’s, managed
pricing, presented proposals, negotiated contracts, and closed business deals
• Teamed with field sales organizations in speaking engagements and product presentations for customers and trade shows
• Managed P/L of ongoing business including driving operations improvement and analyzing P/L impacts of key decisions
Director – Process Improvement, Global Manufacturing, Lake Forest, IL
Managed capital investment process, analyzed manufacturing operations costs for joint ventures and acquisitions, and led
operations improvement projects.
• Executed acquisition due diligence analysis for target company operations
• Designed/executed Lean Manufacturing initiative including plant assessments against Toyota Production System
principles and driving action plans for improvement

Engineering Manager – Hardware and Software Engineer, Milford, MI
Managed the development of engine, transmission, HVAC, cruise control, and traction control systems and components
• Developed system architecture, hardware requirements, and executed HW/SW development and test
• Developed fuel injectors, speed and position sensors, hydraulic/pneumatic actuators, fuel pumps, and motors
• 1997 Program received highest Saturn recorded customer satisfaction score in history
• Invented and brought to market the lowest cost traction control system in the US
• Awarded 1993 “Technology of the Year Award” from Automobile Magazine
• Awarded Boss Kettering Award (GM’s top technical award) in both 1991 and 1993
• Awarded 18 patents for control systems, software, and hardware inventions


Master of Business Administration (Finance and Strategy), (December 1996)
• Graduated with Highest Distinction

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, (May 1985)
• Graduated with Highest Honors/ GPA 4.8 (5.0 scale)

  • Updated 8 years ago

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