Proactive, results oriented, value added, committed, Business Management Professional with dynamic hands-on leadership in multiple high & low volume manufacturing areas. Extensive knowledge and experience of: manufacturing operations, business processes, project management, materials management, and manufacturing processes. Experience managing Manufacturing Operations, Manufacturing Engineering, Facilities’ Maintenance, Quality Assurance/Control, and Production Supervision.
Effective at leading multifunctional teams, with collaborative style to implement manufacturing strategies, technology improvements, and objectives setting for cost effective, on-time delivery of products accomplishments include: $4.5 million reduction in operating costs, $800K reduction in product resolution costs and returns. 9.5% reduction in product failures for purchased material and internal production processes. $1million saved in execution of continuous improvement programs.
Creates bottom-line profitability through leadership, process and product validation, employee selection & development, team utilization, SPC, LEAN manufacturing, vendor development, customer liaison, 8D issue resolution resulting in 98% on-time delivery of quality products.
Strong verbal, technical, written communication and presentation skills, mentoring and coaching skills, and organizational skills have resulted in meeting objectives though collaborative partnerships with Customers, Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Supply Chain, Sister Plants and IT partners.
Quality Systems Implementers, Inc. ( OH) (QSI) 1994 to Current
A Business consulting and training organization for Quality Management System Certification to ISO based System Standards including management and workforce development.
Principal operating officer accountable for all aspects of marketing, sales, consulting operations and administration. Consults to and trains clients. Mentors and coaches associate consultants.
Â§ Project management for over 60 clients leading to system registrations to ISO, AS, QS, TS based Quality Standards.
Â§ Trained over 400 internal auditors in Plexus Internal Auditor Training System
Â§ Led training sessions and established curricula for 5,000 participants mentored and coached managers and employees in Quality Management Skills, Quality Action Teams (problem solving) and Quality Awareness (continuous improvement)
Â§ Conducted Gap-assessment and management and employee Skills Assessments to ID quality system and training needs.
Hobart Brothers Company, ( OH) (HB) 1992 to 1994
A premier manufacturer of welding machines, weld wire, electric ground power units & robotic weld systems, sales $300 million.
Corporate Director of Quality
Reported to the President with responsibilities for all quality related issues corporate wide including ISO registration, Total Quality Management and over-all improvement of manufacturing and quality processes.
Â§ Guided Board of Directors and senior management in developing quality initiatives, commitment and support for continuous improvement programs, supplier audit and certification, customer satisfaction measures and ISO registration.
Â§ Mentored and coached multi-discipline teams in identifying and effecting continuous improvement.
Superior Valve Company, (Washington Pennsylvania) (SV) 1984 to 1992
Manufacturer of compressed gas cylinder and refrigeration valves and related components, 300+ employees, sales $50 million.
Manager of Quality Assurance (1986 – 1992)
This was the top Quality operating position reporting to the VP and General Manager (plant) and VP of Technology (corporate)
Â§ Directed 18 full time quality department personnel
Â§ Led implementation of continuous improvement program. Results included: 30% reductions in Costs of Quality; reductions from 7% to 1.5% for rejections at incoming goods inspection; reductions of 11% to 1.5% at final inspection & test; 0% product liability and customer returns in the first 2 years of the program and later year.
Â§ Reduced number of out-of-tolerance machined components and overall part tolerance variability.
Â§ Reduced machined scrap and rework costs $200k to improve fit and function at final assembly.
Â§ Developed supplier audit and certification program using ISO standard for suppliers in process of ISO registration.
Â§ Implemented ISO 9000 QMS, achieved certification.
Manager of Manufacturing (1984 to 1986)
Responsible for directing manufacturing production personnel, on time shipments and achievement of favorable Profit & Loss activities. Directed ancillary support activities as well including: industrial engineering, business planning, plant engineering, tool engineering, calibration, safety and maintenance.
Â§ Coordinated implementation of MRPII materials management and production control computer system improving deliveries to customers from 78% to 98% and receiving a Class a MRPII rating.
Â§ Consistently met product goals and on time shipping levels.
Buckhorn Incorporated (Steubenville, OH) (BI) 1983 to 1984
Manufacturer of stamped, roll-formed and painted metal shelving and pallet rack plastic & injection molded parts, sales $54 million.
Manager of Manufacturing
Responsible for general management activities at the 200+ employee manufacturing facility producing metal shelving, and pallet rack for commercial and consumer markets.
Â§ Improved process technology by automating three continuously operating, flexible high volume, production lines increasing product output by 52.3% and reducing labor costs by $3 million.
Â§ Led the installation of an automated paint line with robotic paint applications additional labor savings of $1 million.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING OVERVIEW
University of Wisconsin, MBA (Program credits)
University of Akron, B.S. Industrial Management
ASME B1 Committee Member
Plexus Training Systems, Certified Trainer all programs including ISO, QS, TS, AS quality systems
Organizational Dynamics Inc, Certified Trainer/Facilitator, Quality Management Skills, Root Cause Action Teams, Workforce
Interact Performance Systems Inc., Certified Trainer (All courses), management/workforce development
Community Service includes: Kiwanis, Leadership Communities Alive, Special Olympics, Jaycees, Chamber Memberships Hospice Youth Camp Counselor and Youth Booster Programs.