Bradley K. Yowell
. Certified Six Sigma Black Belt with ten years of experience in the
application of DMAIC methodology saving approximately $15MM. Skilled in
the application of lean manufacturing principles and methodologies with
17 years experience.
. Certified Quality Engineer by the American Society for Quality with 20
years experience in statistics.
C&D Technologies, Attica, IN 2011 - Present
Quality/Process Engineering Manager
C&D is the leading supplier standby batteries for telecom, nuclear, and
datacenters with $400MM in sales. Responsible for quality, process, lean
six sigma implementation, and customer complaints.
. Improved customer complaint response time by 50% and reduced complaints
by 20% saving $300K in warranty expense
. Implemented 3 major lean improvements saving $1.2MM in FTE's and $500k in
WIP implementing work balance, production to TAKT time, value stream
management, and Gemba walks
. Improved RTY from 60% to 81% saving $350k through implementation of poka
yoke and SMED
Flaktwoods, Columbia, MO 2009 - 2010
Lean Quality Manager
Flaktwoods is an international air movement company specializing energy
recovery and air delivery with $800MM in sales. Responsible for the
development and implementation of Lean Six sigma and ISO9001/2008 within
corporate and four plant locations.
. Improved FPY of transactional processes resulting in 9 FTE's saving
. Decreased %NVA by 30% saving $400k
. Improved plant efficiencies by 20% reducing WIP by $300k
. Reduced Product Life Cycle by 50%, engineer to order process
BAXTER BIOPHARMA SOLUTIONS, Bloomington, IN 2007 - 2009
Operational Excellence Project Leader
Baxter is an international pharmaceutical company specializing in life
saving and sustaining drugs and durable equipment with 48000 employees and
$10B in sales. Developed and implemented Bloomington's Lean/Six Sigma
program resulting in a savings of $4.0MM.
. Implemented "Value Improvement Projects" saving $3.5MM.
. Developed and instructed the curriculum for Lean Manufacturing and Six
Sigma Green Belt training.
. Reduced batch release cycle time by 50%.
. Principle lead and facilitator for 24 Kaizen events in 2008 resulting in
reductions of setup time, inventory control cost, and quality rejects.
Applied Extrusion Technologies, Terre Haute, IN 1996 - 2006
AET is an international polypropylene film manufacturing company. Managed
a high volume manufacturing line, process improvement, technical support,
problem resolution, and quality system implementation/training.
. Implemented Six Sigma Methodology saving approximately $1.5MM over two
. Collaborated with R&D in the development, testing, and design for
manufacturing of white opaque OPP structures.
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. Increased uptime from an average of 60% to 87% producing opaque OPP on
5.5 meter tenter line.
. Implemented team problem solving techniques increasing production by 10%.
. Applied statistical methods to optimize process and evaluate raw
Oakland City University 1999 - 2011
Developed curriculum and instructed 300 and 400 level courses in
statistics, operations management, corporate finance, entrepreneurship, and
business research methods.
Glas-Col Apparatus COMPANY, Terre Haute, IN 1996
Production Engineer/Safety Manager
Glas-Col is an international manufacturer of lab equipment and heating
devices for industry. Developed and implemented an ISO9000 based quality
system, quality assurance program, and process improvement initiatives.
Managed Worker's Compensation, environmental compliance, and developed
safety programs. Five direct reports and 25 indirect reports.
. Developed and implemented a scheduling system that improved on time
shipments from 50% to +98+%.
. Created a bonus system based on meeting customer demands, cultivated
support of the new manufacturing processes, motivated and inspired the
. Led process improvement projects that decreased overall cycle time and
Green Leaf, Inc., Fontanet, IN 1994 - 1996
Management/Employee Training and Marketing
Managed the sales force, customer service, manufacturer representatives,
developed market plans, and sourced new markets for a plastic injection
molding company. As Management Trainer, responsibilities included:
financial, human relations, employee empowerment, corporate strategic
planning, and Total Quality Management.
. Negotiated a business purchase to expand manufacturing capabilities for
molded bathroom products.
. Managed the licensing for colligate products.
Nor-Cote International, Crawfordsville, IN 1992 - 1994
Quality Assurance and Production Coach
Managed the operations of ultra-violet screen printing ink company.
Oversaw production, quality assurance, distribution and customer service
with 35 direct reports. P&L Responsibility.
. Reduced cycle time by 40%, enabling same day shipments and 30% business
. Reduced rework by 80% and expanded QA role in manufacturing.
. Initiated ISO9000 registration, implemented SPC and extensive quality
. Assisted in the development and implementation of a preventive
. Increased gross profit margin by 8%.
Pitman-Moore, Inc., Terre Haute, IN 1981 - 1992
Senior Technical Researcher 1990 - 1992
This firm is an international animal pharmaceutical company. Developed
analytical methods and analyzed products by spectrographic instrumentation,
including near-infrared, mid-infrared and Raman.
. Isolated and identified particulate contamination in diluent, reducing
quality rejections by approximately 75%.
. Transferred methodologies from R&D to manufacturing adhering to GMP and
. Developed an on-line nutrient monitoring system for fermentation process
using near-infrared spectroscopy, reducing the cost of raw materials.
BS, Chemistry, Indiana State University