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Engineering, Quality and Value Stream Management

Spring Hill, Tennessee, United States
November 17, 2013
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**** ********* ***., ****** ****, TN 37174
(615) *** ****



MS - Mechanical Engineering


BS - Mechanical Engineering


03/13 - Present CARAUSTAR, Inc.
Quality Manager - Nashville, TN
( Led Lean process with result
oriented projects
( Led implementation of SQF quality
( Improved equipment uptime and
repair costs via cost effective solutions
( Enhanced customer satisfaction by
4W/5Why/8D addressing of root cause
( Leveraged cross functional teams
to improve business processes
11/12 - 03/13 CORMETECH, Inc.
Engineering & Quality Manager -
Cleveland, TN
( Evaluated alternatives for in
process monitoring/control of chemical concentration
( Analyzed mixing characteristics
and effects on downstream process parameters
( Improved team work, performance by coaching and
structured problem solving
( Mentored engineers on being
proactive and developing solutions with associates
(5 months) Value Stream Manager - Rutherfordton, NC
( Managed $15M revenue business
( Led team to improve productivity and reduce cost
by 10%
( Planned for cellular manufacturing
( Improved scheduling process with level loading
( Maintained safety performance, quality - scrap <
( OTD > 90%
(6 months) Manufacturing Technology Manager and Value
Stream Coordinator - Wuxi, China
( Developed team to specify capital equipment and
sourced components
( Worked with suppliers to define product and
quality expectations
( Completed Make vs Buy analysis
( Planned and deployed one-piece-flow cells
( Created plant layout for $18M expansion
Engineering & Quality Manager - Pulaski, TN
( Managed capital investments
( Managed supplier, manufacturing, customer quality
and quality systems
( Led CI/Lean projects, developed
business plans
( Supervised Maintenance team on
predictive, preventive and upgrade strategies
( Mentored and developed
professional associates
( Problem solving using TPS
4W/5Why methodology
( Leveraged global product/design
engineering for DFM
( Received first Quality Award for
plant for significant improvement

4/00 - 12/06 EATON CORPORATION, Athens, GA
Assistant Quality Manager -
( Mentored metrology team in transition from
being supervised to self managed
( Managed Quality Systems (all
audits) per QS9000, TS16949 requirements
( Prepared and/or presented monthly all employee
meeting and quality reports
( Conducted monthly quality meetings
with quality group and assembly manufacturing associates
( Drove improvement of manufacturing related
issues - PPM, R/1000 etc.
( Interfaced with customers through in-house and
site visits
( Managed customer returns and
addressed issues with manufacturing/engineering via 8D process
( Oversaw Metrology lab, product
audit testing, and budget maintenance
( Participated in new product launch meetings
identifying gage needs, machine run-off
( Generated cost savings through lean and value
added methodology
Manufacturing Engineering
Supervisor/Team Leader - Superchargers
( Supervised Manufacturing and
Quality Engineers/Technicians
( Improved most significant
bottleneck cell increasing plant output by 25%
( Transformed a dysfunctional
group into cohesive team with clear goals and expectations
( Created an environment of
addressing root causes and understanding needs of internal customers
( Ensured high level of Operator
involvement in monitoring production, training and troubleshooting
( Planned implementation of over
$3.5M of new capital in key areas to improve productivity
( Maintained cell budgets
including capital and MRO
( Implemented Kanban both within
cells and between cells reducing WIP by over $50,000
( Generated cost savings over
( Used Visual Management tools
to create high level of awareness
( Outsourced based on equipment
performance, cost of rebuild and Make vs. Buy analysis
( Supported all new product
launches and QS9000 audits
( Monitored cell capacity vs.
demand and addressed manning issues with Supervisors
( Improved key plant metrics
including scrap reduction 0.39% to 0.1%, sales per employee through
Eaton lean tools such as 5S,
TPM, Kanban, CFM, Standardized Work, Setup reduction, Error proof

10/99 - 4/00 SCHRADER BRIDGEPORT Int. Inc., AltaVista, VA
Senior Manufacturing Engineer -
Valve Core Unit
( Responsible for technical
management, training and CI activities in producing 200,000 cores per day
( Improved equipment output in
machining, assembly through team oriented problem resolution by 25%
( Setup PM, spare parts and tool
management programs increasing equipment uptime by 10%

10/95 - 10/99 ROBERT BOSCH CORPORATION, Charleston, SC

Senior Manufacturing Engineer - ABS
( Responsible for lead role in
technical management of capital acquisition for new model introduction to
CI activities in producing
8000 ABS units per day
( Supervised 2 Engineers
responsible for precision component manufacturing
( Planned and ordered capital
equipment worth $5M for processing and assembly, maintained budgets
( Participated in make/buy
analysis and procurement team for purchased parts
( Led cross-functional team in
documenting and implementing procedures for QS9000 certification
including process FMEA and
equipment set-up
( Coordinated visual management
of key indicators including quality, productivity and delivery
( Facilitated improving of
equipment output through CI teams consisting of Plant and Supplier
resulting in savings of over
$1m in investments
( Designed cell for lot
production resulting in 95% distance, 90% WIP, 92% throughput time

10/94 - 10/95 SCROLL TECHNOLOGIES, Arkadelphia, AR
Senior Manufacturing Engineer -
Scroll Compressor Operations
( Responsible for capacity
increase related capital acquisition for scroll profile machining and CIP
activities in producing 600
compressors per day
( Bought off $1m worth CNC Mills
with dual spindles, twin rotary tables for machining cast iron scrolls
( Promoted and implemented
Cartesian coordinate milling process reducing machine downtime by 75%
and eliminating rebuilding
costs of rotary tables
( Participated in Kaizen
workshop resulting in throughput increase of 20%
( Facilitated team activities to
optimize machine setup and create training documentation
( Provided operator gage feedback for machine
offset related correction on slot grinder

Lean Leadership - TPS
Eaton Business Excellence (Malcolm Baldridge Award Process)
Positive Management Leadership
Shainin Problem Solving
German language - ZdaF