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Yyyyyy x. yyyyyy 1165 Roseburg Road ￨ Cub Run, XXXXXX xxxxxx
Performance-Driven Plant Manufacturing | Start-Up Operations | Program Management | Lean Manufacturing
Manufacturing Engineering | Team Building / Training | Strategic Planning | Change Management | Six Sigma
Highly Accomplished Plant Manager who makes sound decisions to reflect positively on high-volume operations in alignment with a company s vision, value, and goals, and who attains a competitive advantage via solutions-centric critical thinking for insightful, change-driven results. Top Performer who continually works to meet profit / loss objectives while delivering quality excellence and demonstrating skill with ISO 9001, ISO 9002, and TS16949; Toyota Production System, Six Sigma, and Kanban Inventory Systems. Visionary Professional who quickly adapts to evolving scenarios to reach high profit and productivity levels, as well as independently developing and executing Lean manufacturing plans and resolving issues to boost success. Ambitious Self-Starter who contributes sharp analytical abilities and superior attention-to-detail while applying expertise in Geometrical Dimensioning & Tolerances, Experiments Design, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Methods Engineering, and Advanced Time Studies. Out-of-the-Box Thinker who builds synergistic relationships among decision-makers and teams.
Successfully led training of Lean Manufacturing concepts for D4 Consultants, including 5S, Problem-Solving, Kaizen Blitz, Value Stream Mapping, Standardized Work, Set-Up Reduction, and Visual Work Place to drive productivity.
Reduced raw materials inventory from $1 million to $300,000 in 12 months via lucrative negotiations for Midwest Roll Forming, along with cohesively directing operations of a large-scale rafted mill program to reduce set up time by 70%.
Led start-up operations on-time and under-budget for a Greenfield plant with Roll Forming Corporation, including coordinating and leading cross-functional team training for a Belgium sister company during an 11-week period.
Single-handedly negotiated the purchase price of $5 million in equipment and tooling across four different countries.
Seamlessly implemented Kaizen fast-track improvements to reduce set up time for roll and press cells by 70%.
Reduced Suntec s plant-wide labor hours by 20% utilizing production teams focused on key bottleneck areas, and further led inventory and planning groups to reduce inventories from $2.1 million to $1.5 million within a 12- month period while maintaining a level of 97%+ on-time delivery during peak season.
Childress Family Farms 2009 Present
Capitalize on the opportunity to direct large-scale family farm operations consisting of 230 acres, including enhancing business operations by spearheading cost-reducing initiatives and streamlining processes designed to produce more profitable results.
Liquidated 130 acres of land to actively invest in more profitable livestock operations.
Reduced farming operations by eliminating grain production to focus on livestock and hay.
Purchased high-quality equipment and better grade of livestock for more efficient management.
D4 Consultants 2009 Present
Lean Manufacturing Trainer
Drive successful Lean manufacturing training initiatives in 5S, Problem Solving, Kaizen Blitz, Value Stream Mapping, Standardized Work, Set-Up Reduction, and Visual Workplace which is instrumental in meeting or exceeding client-specific goals.
Successfully trained high-profile companies, including Autocar, Xxxxxxzell Fan, and Bert R. Huncilman & Sons, Inc.
Akebono Brake 2013 2014
Area Manager (Contract Role)
Expertly directed all facets of manufacturing operations, including training, mentoring, and managing a team of 21 operators, 4 team leads, 2 set-up operators, and 2 quality technicians producing 22,000+ brake pads per shift.
Successfully championed Continuous Improvement projects.
Completed rigorous Akebono Production System (APS) training.
Led team in operating 2 brake modules with 8 hot presses, 3 curing ovens, and 2 finishing lines.
Rittal Corporation | Bert R. Huncilman & Sons, Inc. 2006 2009
Press / Manufacturing Manager
Strategically steered press and manufacturing operations, including recruiting, training, mentoring, and managing top-performing team members; coordinating implementation of Visual Manufacturing software to enhance operational efficiency and productivity; and continually improving product flow and logistics via comprehensive monitoring of incoming materials.
Recognized for manufacturing excellence by receiving TS16949 Certification.
Reduced workforce 12% via job consolidation using Lean Manufacturing techniques.
Reduced OT to 11% by using Cellular Manufacturing process within the weld and press areas.
Improved OTD to 98% by using Visual Manufacturing and implementing teams to monitor materials.
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General Electric Contractor (Consulting) 2006
Senior Manufacturing Engineer
Utilized broad scope of industry knowledge toward directing a results-focused seven-member project team in coordinating and managing specifications, purchasing, and installation of equipment to successfully produce the new Zodiac washing machine.
Led manufacturing operations accounting for 1.25 million units built generating $250 million in sales.
International Profit Association (IPA) 2005
Senior Business Analyst
Contributed sharp analytical abilities toward representing full-service business consulting services for operational planning and evaluation for clients, including objectively assessing client s business needs to develop strategies to achieve results.
Improved client s existing operations, controlled costs, maintained positive cash flow, and accelerated profit growth.
Midwest Roll Forming & Manufacturing, Inc. 2002 2004
Director of Operations
Led targeted decision-making across high-volume profit / loss responsibilities for a $21-million roll forming operation for the trailer and garage door industries, including directing a team of 75 employees, 15 roll form lines, and 11 press brakes.
Achieved plant recertification to ISO-9002 in 2004.
Successfully reduced customer complaints by more than 70%.
Improved OTD from 37% to 97% and reduced change over time by 50%+.
Increased productivity to reduce OT from 17% to 3% while substantially increasing sales.
Spearheaded the implementation of a Visual Manufacturing System across three large-scale plants.
Roll Forming Corporation 2000 2002
Maximized bottom-line performance within fast-paced plant operations, including directing this $12-million, 127,000-square-foot Greenfield start-up with on-time completion at $800,000 under budget. Optimized business growth by recruiting, training, mentoring, and managing engineering, support, maintenance, and production team members to attain objectives.
Obtained ISO 9000 certification for the new division.
Managed 100+ support and factory team members in XXXXXX.
Enhanced success by developing six team coordinators to meet goals.
Successfully relocated 11 products from sister company in Belgium to Indiana.
Suntec Industries, Inc. 1994 2000
Directed fast-paced fuel oil pump assembly and machining plant operations employing 75 details-driven team members. Cost-effectively handled purchasing, quality, and scheduling of 40,000 castings per week for Aluminum Casting Processes (Milling, Lapping, Drilling, Cutting and Grinding), Steel Casting Processes (Pump and Nozzle Body Milling, Drilling and Tapping), and Powdered Metal Casting Processes (Milling, Lapping, Drilling, Cutting and Grinding).
Implemented employee bonus plan based on key plant goals and objectives.
Reduced labor hours by 50% by installing a new four-head cover screw machine.
Relocated machining operations from IL to XXXXXX to bring in 10 hourly positions and 10 machines.
Eliminated 2nd shift allowing for continuous product flow on one shift by installing snap ring / seal assembly machine.
Desa International | Campbell Hausfeld 1991 1994
Played a vital role in managing a Greenfield start-up operation for Desa with on-time and under-budget completion, including further building prototypes for researching new product development and product integrity boards for Campbell Hausfeld.
Successfully planned and executed comprehensive capital projects totaling $1.5 million.
Seamlessly moved Powerwinch product operations from Bridgeport, CN to Leitchfield operations.
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering Technology Western Xxxxxx University
Kosciusko County American Red Cross (Board of Directors)
American Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Manufacturers Alliance Council
Computer Integrated Manufacturing | Clark County Employee Relations Association
Barren County American Red Cross (Fundraising Chairman / Former Board Member)
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