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Manufacturing / Production Management

Scottsboro, Alabama, 35769, United States
June 16, 2009
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Production / Manufacturing Management

Operations and Production Management
Manufacturing / Assembly / Engineering / Training / Quality

Gregory W. Sherrod
**** ******* ******,
Scottsboro, Alabama. 35769
Phone (256) ***-****

An accomplished manufacturing -production (manager/supervisor), adept at developing/guiding diverse groups of employees, that in turn, consistently deliver top performance. Over fifteen years of professional management experience in providing innovative solutions to fully support defined company objectives. Professional background includes extensive experience in a wide variety of manufacturing processes, including tier one supply to the automotive, aerospace and defense industries.

Professional Credentials
B-K Manufacturing Inc. -Arab, Alabama---Production Manager---6/2006 - 1/2009
Direct P&L accountability, (reporting directly to the company president), for efficient operations of the entire facility, including the manufacturing, machining, assembly, weld and paint departments.
Plan and execute production operations that assured projects were being completed under the initial cost estimates and met /exceeded the customer’s delivery requirements. Directly responsible for recruiting, interviewing, selecting and continued training of all facility personnel, also established and maintained accurate and up to date personnel files for all employees and supervisors.
Customers included Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Moog, NASA, USAF, and other branches of the U.S. Military.
Major accomplishments,
Direct P&L responsibility for the facility, assured that the workforce exceeded product build and delivery requirements, (Cost and schedule)
Exceeded production efficiency goals by (in some cases 60%)
Zero accidents at the facility during my tenure
Under my leadership, the company received service awards from our customers, for 100% on time deliveries and zero quality defects received.
Developed, trained and maintained employee Kaizen teams, 5S implementation, initiated visible work stations.

Emerson Network Power- Lagrange, Georgia ---Manufacturing / Assembly Supervisor---11/2005 - 6/2006
Supervise a team of skilled employees (35) during the assembly of (highly technical, data transmission systems,) storage cabinets. Schedule employees daily activities based on production schedules and customer delivery requirements. Monitor, evaluate and document employee performance. Develop and implement safety programs.
Major accomplishments
Under my direction, the department and its team members set a company record for number of finished units “competed and ready to ship”, during a single 30 day period,
No accidents, nor recordable safety violations during my leadership.
Consistently achieved and maintained production efficiencies that were 10% to 15% greater than stated standard.

Lozier- Scottsboro, Alabama ---Production Supervisor ---11/2001 - 11/2005
Direct responsibility for the efficient and safe operations of the metals manufacturing department with the emphasis
on consistently meeting daily production schedules and exceeding customer quality requirements. Extensive knowledge of heavy manufacturing and assembly equipment and processes including, Lasers, CNC equipment, shear, brake press, and roll forming and welding operations; a recognized leader in employee development and training.
Major Accomplishments
Department consistently exceeded established production efficiencies requirements; daily employee productivity generally exceeded 115% per 8 hour shift
Department and its employees were chosen to be the first in the company to receive training, then develop and implement the 5S system in the facility.
Zero safety incidents during my tenure
Chaired weekly meetings with department employees, and chaired yearly meetings with all employees (600) of the facility

Contract Employment, Manufacturing Engineer and Project Manager---2000 – 2001
General Products, Brownsboro, Alabama --- Project Manager
Responsible for the development and implementation of comprehensive manufacturing plans and build processes, required in the assembly and production of electronics surveillance vehicles supplied to the United States Military.
Extensive use of official military documentation and “multi level” assembly blueprints, coordinate scheduling, planning and production for all assembly team members.
Major Accomplishments,
Initial start up of program, develop build plans, hire personnel, and implement manufacturing plans.

Engineered Fabrics, Rockmart, Georgia --- Manufacturing Engineer
Responsible for developing and implementing efficient manufacturing plans and effective quality control processes for all employees involved in a new product launch (interior cockpit components) for Sikorsky helicopters.
Extensive use of highly technical aerospace blueprints, Identify and confirm tooling and bills of material requirements necessary for the assembly operations team. Directly responsible for the training of all employees involved in the assembly process.
Major Accomplishments,
Although only a “contract” manufacturing engineer, I was selected by the project manager, to lead a group of employees at a two week training course, at the Sikorsky manufacturing facility in Stratford Connecticut.
After only six months of employment (Due to my departments success), I was offered the opportunity to become a full time “permanent” manufacturing supervisor for the company.

Heil Industries Inc, Fort Payne, Al.---Manufacturing Engineer / Production Supervisor---11/1996- 05/2000
Direct front line supervision responsibilities, (a team of 75 employees) managing the “start to completion” build and assembly processes of large, front loader refuse collection vehicles. Oversee all welding and assembly operations.
Major accomplishments
Developed quality improvement teams, self directed work teams, visual control aids,
Maintained production efficiencies for the department that consistently exceeded the established standards
First employee ever selected out of 700 employed at the facility, to represent the company in a local Professional Leadership Training/Development Program (Leadership Dekalb County)

Crossville High School
General Studies
Gadsden State Technical College
Course completion, (24 months)
University Of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Course Completion (12 months)
Management and Supervision

Continued Professional Development
Statistical Process Control General Motors Company Charlotte, NC
Quality Management Saturn Motor Company Spring Hill, TN.
World Class Manufacturing Dr. Richard Shonebeger Detroit, MI
Managing Safety Dupont Safety Fort Payne, Al.
Management and Supervision University of Tennessee Chattanooga, TN
5S Lozier Scottsboro, AL.
Kaizen USAF, certified training Arab, AL.