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Multi-Unit Operations ~ Lean Manufacturing & Design ~ Strategic Planning
Troubleshooting ~ Cost Reductions ~ Productivity Growth ~ Process Improvements
Outstanding academic credentials and seasoned career in the automotive industry with advanced knowledge of vehicle prototypes, manufacturing processes and operations, and labor relations.
Excel at operations spanning product design, lean manufacturing, project/program leadership, strategic planning, team-building, mentoring, and quality management.
Proven success in organizational transformations, technological evolution, and ensuring consistent and peak levels of quality control & assurance.
Seamlessly coordinate cross-functional and engaged teams in accomplishing corporate and site-specific objectives, and meeting deadlines in a high-growth and fast-paced environment.
Adept at interfacing with stakeholders to optimize forward-moving efforts, contain or reduce costs, and fuel continuous improvement.
Considerable strengths in staff leadership, coaching and development, and interfacing with personnel from all cultural backgrounds.
Proactively implement lean tools and methodologies to markedly expedite production and decrease waste.
Able to anticipate and swiftly resolve problems to avoid negative impact on operations, quality, and cost.
Exemplary blend of analytical, problem solving, negotiation, manpower planning, and interpersonal skills.
Resourcefully divided workstations to effectively increase prototype build output by 50%.
Lowered Rapid Prototype (RP) costs by thousands of dollars by fabricating functional RP parts in-house as opposed to purchasing parts from external vendors.
Transformed under-performing Strategic "A" Maintenance group to reduce equipment downtime and bolster production within only a few months.
As Design Center Project Lead, expeditiously completed 10 projects within one year and slashed related expenses by leveraging in-house labor in multiple situations.
Installed Magic software to eliminate human errors and double throughput on large parts.
General Motors, 1988 to Present
General Forman Strategic A Maintenance, Material Handling (2017 to Present)
Spearhead daily design studio operations including equipment maintenance, team-building and motivation, process improvements, safety compliance, cross-training, and new project planning.
Direct, empower, and motivate multiple supervisors in enhancing departmental productivity and team cohesiveness.
Project Lead - Design Facilities Projects (2015 to 2016)
Proficiently steered design and shop renovation projects throughout complete lifecycle to deliver initiatives within rigorous timeline and fiscal requirements.
Controlled and tracked costs and schedule, engineered future floor layouts in AutoCAD, and delegated tasks to personnel.
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General Forman Strategic A Maintenance, Material Handling (2013 to 2015)
Headed all facets of operations within design studio with accountability for team leadership, preventative maintenance, project management, safety, strategic planning, process optimization, and long-range planning.
Sr. Supervisor, Rapid Prototype Lab, Design Center (2006 to 2011)
Governed high-priority RP requests while establishing largest RP lab in North America.
Substantially expanded production output by upgrading 3D Lightyear software, revamping lab layout, and introducing eight new SLA machines and six new SLS machines.
Implemented new functional SLS material Duraform EX for use in Mule and IVER builds to capture thousands of dollars in prototype tooling savings.
Sr. Supervisor, Trim/Chassis Main Line & 345/355 Hoist builds, Warren Validation Center (2005 to 2006)
Analyzed and effectively balanced workload between trim line assembly stations to enhance productivity among all model lines, and formulated recovery plans for stalled programs.
Sr. Supervisor, General Assembly, Pontiac Validation Center (2004 to 2005)
Methodically configured workload between trim line assembly stations spanning all model lines, and generated detailed recovery plans to combat programs which failed to launch within expected timeline.
Oversaw department preparations to achieve ISO certification throughout complete General Assembly area.
Acting General Foreman, BIW, Pontiac Validation Center (2003 to 2004)
Provided influential leadership to supervisors while controlling all programs and manpower to ensure seamless and cost-effective production operations.
Sr. Supervisor, General Assembly, Pontiac Validation Center (2002 to 2003)
Planned and supervised development of tooling, fixtures, and build processes for trim line and chassis line.
Purchased tools and materials required for builds while adhering to established budget limitations.
Labor Relations Representative (2001 to 2002)
Played a pivotal role in complex contract negotiations to effectively support supervisors in a broad range of labor issues and disputes.
Partnered with union in resolving grievances and enriching relations between union and management.
Prior Roles with General Motors:
Pre-Production Operations, Sr. Supervisor, Hummer H2
Lead Supervisor, Pre-Production Operations, GMT836, GMT360, GMT305, BIW Programs
Supervisor, Vehicle Build, Experimental Engineering Manufacturing Systems
Supervisor, GMT330 Program, Experimental Engineering Manufacturing Systems,
Mock-Up Supervisor, Experimental Engineering Manufacturing Systems
Per Diem Supervisor, Experimental Engineering Manufacturing Systems
Journeyman, Experimental Engineering Manufacturing Systems
Apprentice, Experimental Engineering Manufacturing Systems
Master of Science in Administration Program Leadership, Central Michigan University
Bachelor of Science in Administration & Organization, Central Michigan University
Journeyman s Card in Experimental Auto Product, Layout and Assembly, Oakland Community College
AutoCAD, PowerPoint, Excel, Maximo, My Facility OVSC, TELNET, Procurement Tracker,
US Expense Reporting Management System, Incident Reporting, 3D Lightyear, eWizard, Magic
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