Andrew (Andy) Farrugia Resume


ANDY FARRUGIA RESUME


I like making things. Whether it be systems that work well or items that look good.

I’ve always been interested in art, design, craft and collaboration; and how these concepts intersect with modern manufacturing and business environments. I’ve been fortunate to work with others who teach and inspire me through challenges.

My foundation as an artist and craftsman has greatly developed my ability to visualize processes and imagine spatially. I prioritize tasks to meet objectives, while remaining flexible to changing resources and schedules. I am an enthusiastic collaborator, capable of adapting my communication style to meet the needs of my clients and co-workers. Much of my experience has been working in horizontal management structures, which requires close collaboration between peers and buy-in from team members.

Contact Email: andy.farrugia@gmail.com

 

 


EXPERIENCE


MANAGEMENT REPRESENTATIVE
DGH Technology, Inc.

Duration: 2015 – Present
Position: Full-Time Salary
Location: Exton, PA

Lead administrator responsible for maintaining and developing the Quality Management System for compliance with ISO 13485 (medical device) manufacturing requirements. Research medical device regulations and prepare documentation as needed for regulatory authorities. Collaborate with engineering teams to ensure proper design documentation and manufacturing/testing procedures for all product lines (ultrasonic ophthalmic devices).

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QUALITY SYSTEM SPECIALIST
DGH Technology, Inc.

Duration: 2013 – 2015
Position: Full-Time Salary
Location: Exton, PA

Assist the Management Representative in the development and maintenance of the Quality Management System for compliance with ISO 13485 manufacturing requirements. Collaborate with engineering teams to ensure proper design documentation and manufacturing/testing procedures for all product lines (ultrasonic medical devices).

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PRODUCTION MANAGER
Kadan Productions, LLC.

Duration: 2010 – 2013
Position: Full-Time Hourly
Location: Secaucus, NJ

Interface with clients in the design/development of event concepts based upon their budget and concept. Develop all necessary documentation for build and installation of structures, scenery and furniture. Responsible for monitoring the overall quality of produced goods. Oversee logistics of project installation, often with hands-on involvement.

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FABRICATOR
Sightline Fabrication

Duration: 2008 – 2010
Position: Freelance
Location: Secaucus, NJ

Freelance fabricator (carpentry, welding, painting) for a New York City-based workshop that produces theatrical and trade show scenery. Sightline Fabrication’s work is regularly featured in off-broadway productions. Although I worked as freelance hire, I was a often brought in to assist the technical directors.

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LIGHTING TECHNICIAN
Luxam, Inc.

Duration: 2009 – 2010
Position: Freelance
Location: Various

Luxam Inc. is a firm specializing in conservation lighting systems for museums and galleries. While working as a freelance lighting technician, I supervised the installation of Luxam’s proprietary fiber optic lighting system. Installations were tailored to enhance the legibility and aesthetic of the artifacts.

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INSTALLER
PRF Productions

Duration: 2008 – 2010
Position: Freelance
Location: New York, NY

PRF Productions is a New York City-based company that installs theatrical scenery. My work with this company was freelance, however I was a regular member of their installation team. Projects were typically installations/removal at off-broadway venues.

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DRAFTSMAN
Miami Tech Inc. / Grille Tech Inc.

Duration: 2007
Position: Full Time Hourly
Location: Miami, FL

Work closely with the plant engineer and company president to create technical drawings/documentation for product specifications. Developed build drawings for production machinery and sheet metal dies.

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EDUCATION


MASTER OF FINE ARTS
University of Florida

Duration: 2003 – 2006
Position: Full Time Graduate Assitantship
Location: Gainesville, FL

The scenic design program at the University of Florida is a 3 year program that teaches students through classwork and hands-on production.  Emphasis is put on artistic discovery and understanding the technical requirements of a production.

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BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS
Wayne State University

Duration: 1999 – 2003
Position: Full Time Undergraduate
Location: Detroit, MI

Wayne State University’s theatre department is a production oriented program which operates independent graduate and undergraduate theatres. Undergraduate production students take theory, design, drafting, and technical courses.

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STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM
Moscow Art Theatre School

Duration: June 2003
Position: Undergraduate Work Study
Location: Moscow, Russia

As part of my senior year at Wayne State University, I had the opportunity of participating in a month-long intensive program at the Moscow Art Theatre School. This program focuses on Russian literature, theatre history, and theatre appreciation. Students involved in the design program also take a course in conceptualization.

 


SKILLS


Skilled 2D and 3D CAD draftsman. Proficient in the use of AutoCAD and SketchUp.

Experienced user of Photoshop, Illustrator, CorelDraw and SketchBook. Capable of rendering presentation quality and print-ready content in raster or vector formats as well as photo retouching/manipulation.

Trained in traditional illustration techniques, such as watercolor, acrylic, pencil and model making.

Ample experience using office software. Capable of developing MS Excel workbooks for data analysis and financial calculations. Capable of designing print-ready layouts in MS Publisher and MS Word. Experienced user of yED software for modeling of business process flow charts.

Basic understanding of web design using HTML and CSS languages. Experience in using the WordPress for content development and management.

Accordion, drum, and electronic music enthusiast. (Skill and proficiency not guaranteed.)

 


PORTFOLIO


Portfolio examples from my education, fine art works and professional experience are available here. The portfolio contains more information on some of the images shown on this site.

 


REFERENCES


For confidentiality purposes, references are only provided upon request.