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Project Manager Engineer

Murfreesboro, TN
January 31, 2024

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Sean Norton

Murfreesboro, TN 731-***-****

Visionary Business Leader Driving Transformative Growth Dynamic executive leader with a proven track record of executing positive business transformations. Recognized for optimizing operations, streamlining processes, and enhancing efficiency. A strategic thinker with a customer-centric approach, aligning efforts with company objectives to achieve remarkable results. An accountable and collaborative leader, combining technical expertise with effective communication and organizational prowess to deliver excellence.

Professional Experience

Talos Engineered Products, Lewisburg, TN 11/2019 – 12/2023 Business Unit Leader

• Promoted to Business Unit Leader for demonstrating effective leadership and a consistent high level of performance, proactive contributions, and fostering company growth.

• Developed and executed a comprehensive strategic roadmap, driving revenue growth increasing by 3x, expanding the customer base and diversifying product offerings.

• Led through a transformative period, achieving a 20% growth in market share and adapting strategies to meet dynamic market demands.

• Proactively identified and addressed internal processes that hindered project delivery timelines, implementing strategic improvements for enhanced efficiency and on-time project completion.

Strategic Sourcing Manager

• Realized over $3 million in cost savings through strategic sourcing initiatives, doubling the capacity of critical items.

• Optimized the Procurement department's organizational structure, enhancing efficiency and effectiveness.

• Increased the capacity of critical items by almost 100% through development and execution of a comprehensive strategy.

• Increased supplier base by more than 25% by designing and implementing an effective process for supplier qualification Business Strategy and Initiatives Manager

• Conducted in-depth research to identify global market trends, informing strategic decision-making and market positioning.

• Developed and provided strategic insights, advising on initiatives that aligned with organizational goals.

• Identified operational and supply chain pinch points, leading collaborative efforts to develop effective solutions.

• Negotiated and established strategic partnerships, enhancing the supply chain and driving impactful results for strategic initiatives. Bonnell Aluminum, Carthage, TN 04/2015 – 10/2019 Production Manager

• Promoted to Production Manager based on consistent high work productivity and proactive contributions to company growth.

• Championed a safety directive, achieving zero injuries, fostering safe behaviors, and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards.

• Identified and implemented cost-saving opportunities, contributing to overall operational efficiency.

• Strategized and contributed to business development efforts, formulating short and long-term plans for meeting manufacturing demands.

• Utilized Lean Manufacturing strategies, optimizing processes, and reducing operational costs.

• Managed quality initiatives, reducing internal scrap, and enhancing customer satisfaction.

• Conducted weekly inventory audits of work-in-progress materials, maintaining cost control.

Project Engineer

• Maximized production and efficiency through the development and implementation of strategic capital projects.

• Actively participated in continuous improvement programs, identifying and eliminating waste through Lean techniques.

• Collaborated with production managers to sustain high levels of service and increase service factor and productivity for manufacturing equipment.

• Facilitated efficient service flows by reducing downtime and response time for the Mobile Equipment department. Project Engineer / Equipment Designer

Systems Spray Cooled, Nashville, TN 01/2014 – 03/2015 Project/Manufacturing Engineer

Parthenon Metal Works (Division of Leggett & Platt, Inc), Nashville, TN 07/2011 – 10/2013

Process Engineer

Ayrshire Electronics, Corinth, MS 11/2010 – 07/2011 Education

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 05/2022

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Concentration and Minor in Mathematics Union University, Jackson, TN 05/2010

Training & Certifications

• Leadership Training 06/2018

• Green Belt Training/Lean Six Sigma 07/2015

• Engineering in Training Certified EIT Status 05/2010 Core Competencies

• Visionary Leadership

• Strategic Planning

• Team Collaboration

• Effective Communication

• Process Optimization

• Decision-Making Excellence

• Creative Problem Solving

• Meticulous Attention to Detail

• Innovation Implementation

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