Dusty Curtis

Dusty Curtis

Experienced Manager, Quality Assurance specialist
  • Charlotte, Charlotte
  • December 21, 2019

Dusty R. Curtis

Charlotte, NC, 28226

(850) 449-9813

[email protected]



Aerospace Quality Assurance and Maintenance Manager.  US Navy veteran with over 20 years of proven experience in leading diverse technical and cross-functional teams under a wide range of adverse conditions.  Highly trained in all aspects of maintenance management including; quality assurance, scheduling, material control, technical data review and oversight of contract requirements.  Able to analyze and evaluate trend analysis, risk assessment, manage maintenance, provide insight and distill complex information into clear and concise messages while dealing with time restraints and daily hurdles.

Aviation Maintenance                               Contract Management                 Logistics Operations

Quality Assurance Management               Safety / Risk Mitigation               Process Improvement

Training / Development                              Production Control                     Microsoft Office Suite


Area Manager Walmart Distribution Center 6054                                                           2018 – Present

  • Forecast staffing, workload and performance results for 29 associates to meet business demands and performance for area of responsibility. Identify and ensure associate, customer and supplier concerns are resolved.  Analyzed, strategized, formulated and initiated multiple new process to address and resolve challenges faced in the department and distribution center to eliminate significant costly losses.
  • Prepare, review and analyze business reports, and use information to identify operational improvements.
  • Supervise and manage associates and leaders in area of responsibility. Manage the execution of guidelines, procedures, and programs
  • Analyze continual improvement philosophies, 5S, 5Y, and root cause analysis.

United States Navy – Various Global Locations                                                                                         1997 – 2018

Senior Maintenance and Material Control Manager

US Navy, Strike Fighter Squadron Three Seven

Mar 2015 – Aug 2018

Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, Virginia

  • Led the efforts of seven maintenance controllers, 12 work center supervisors, and 210 team members responsible for 12 F/A-18C aircraft and support equipment.
  • Provided executive oversight and cross-functional program leadership for a staff of 210 personnel, 24 pilots and aircrew, and 12 aircraft for a combined annual budget planning of $43M.
  • Conducted daily production meetings to determine departmental schedules, facility status, sequences, and assignments for work activities based on priority. Conducted monthly leadership and professional training for seven maintenance controllers and 12 work center supervisors.
  • Ensured all departments completed assigned taskings in a timely manner with ensuring compliance OSHA, CNAFINST 4790.2 regulations and local procedures.
  • Authorized and prioritized material requisitions expediting their arrival when necessary.
  • Verified oil consumption calculations on 24 GE F404 turbofan engines prior to each flight.
  • Verified weight and balance for 12 F/A-18C aircraft before each flight.
  • Prepared and briefed daily reports on production and state of assets to executive level leadership.
  • Qualified Safe-for-Flight on F/A-18A-D aircraft.

Senior Quality Assurance Manager

US Navy, Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 120

Jun 2012- Mar 2015

Naval Air Station Norfolk, Norfolk Virginia

  • Led the efforts of 18 quality assurance inspectors and 32 department quality assurance representatives responsible for the through and complete audit of CNAF4790.2 programs and procedures ensuring compliance with established protocol on E-2C / E-2D and C-2 aircraft.
  • Scheduled and performed internal and external audits for maintenance and administrative work centers ensuring program managers were following current regulations, instructions and complied with OSHA, EPA and DoD guidelines during the daily work.
  • Recorded production data, including quality control measures to monitor and improve processes and procedures, volume produced and consumption of materials, for 12 production work centers encompassing 487 personnel and 187 contractors.
  • Investigated mishaps and safety incidents identifying causality, developed and implemented local procedures to prevent re-occurrence
  • Conducted facility management and safety inspections for personal protective equipment and emergent safety equipment i.e. fire suppression systems, hangar door operation and safety movement, chemical wash down stations, emergency showers and load bearing certification verification, which resulted in a grade of on-track, and 42 of 42 programs passing all audits during the Naval Aviation Safety Center annual inspection.
  • Evaluated localized testing procedures for personnel qualifications to include support equipment operators and quality assurance inspectors, which increased the organizations ability to inspect and certify squadron assets and equipment increasing productivity by 80%.
  • Provided oversight of all maintenance programs and reviewed trend analysis resulting in 42 of 42 programs being graded “on track” and set the tone for quality practices. Positively impacted the safe completion of 29,233 maintenance actions that encompassed 57,813 man-hours.
  • Qualified Safe-for-Flight on the E-2D and C-2A aircraft.

Maintenance Control Chief / Aircraft Division Chief

US Navy, Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Nine

Dec 2010 – Jun 2012

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA

  • Led the production efforts of 15 work center supervisors and 160 team members responsible for five EA-6B aircraft during a high tempo combat deployment.
  • Hand-selected and led a team of professionals to run a remote detachment in a remote location with little logistical and maintenance support.
  • Prepare and brief daily production reports on state of aircraft to senior production managers.
  • Responsible for the scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on five EA-6B aircraft.
  • Prepared performance evaluations for 5 work center supervisors and 32 team members.
  • Qualified Safe-for-Flight on EA-6B aircraft.



  • Executed a $2.4 million 18,560-hour training program scheduling and tracking 165 required classes for 176 team members. Proactive nature and attention to detail directly resulted in increased production and readiness.
  • Immersed in building future leaders. Actively counseled 37 senior supervisors in Navy and DoD programs.



Specialized Military Training:

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Quality Assurance Administration and Management

Senior Enlisted Aviation Manager Course and Production and Inventory Control Course

Aircraft Weight and Balance Course

F/A -18 Master Qualified and Safe-For-Flight

Operations Management / Configuration Management

Operational Risk Management / Human Resource Management

Records Management & Inventory

First Line Leadership

Aviation Structural Mechanic – Safety Equipment (AME) “A/C” SCHOOL

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