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Project Manager Training

Sioux City, Iowa, 51104, United States
May 26, 2010

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> Customer oriented; Very keen in assessing customer needs and meeting, if

not exceeding, expectations.

> Experience in an assorted types of production environments to include

high volume and custom fabrication products.

> Experienced in designing production jig and fixtures to improve

production processes.

> Extensive background understanding the value of metrics to monitor shop

and personnel performance.

> Certified project management skills and experience in challenging,

dynamic environments.

> Able to quickly assimilate new concepts and processes.

> Able to interpret and produce schematic, electrical, and mechanical


> Results oriented, self-starter who thrives on constant improvement and

change as well as assisting others to be successful.

> Experienced in business process improvement methodology and

implementation (Lean Toyota Production System Workshop Leader and

Certified Lean Six Sigma Instructor)


Sioux City Foundry, - 2008 to 2009

QC Manager, Estimator, & Lean Practitioner

Restructured the product storage fabrication into a dedicated business with

certified horizontal/vertical tank and pressure vessel product lines

resulting in a 225% increase in sales. After conducting an assessment of

employee skills, product quality, and market viability:

. Developed and implemented an industry certified quality control system

which resulted in "zero defects".

. Researched, developed, and documented the ASME weld certification and

testing procedures.

. Obtained ASME/DOT Certification for product line in a rapid three month

time frame.

. Trained in-house personnel in new processes and procedures to conform and

maintain product certifications.

. Identified quality, cost effective component vendors.

. Redesigned product to be lean to manufacture and meet certification


Terex/Load King, - 2005 to 3/2008

Lean Program Workshop Leader and Project Manager

Developed a lean, TPS (Toyota Production System) based culture across all

departments of the company and managed $5 million capital facilities


. After performing a needs assessment, developed a skills training program

and facilitated it across all organizations of the company. The program

included situational workshops to enhance skills attainment.

. Developed the company's first metrics tracking system to monitor key

performance indicators to effectively focus training and process

improvement resources.

. Coached employees through rapid improvement events reinforcing newly

learned concepts to improve material and production flow, reduce waste,

and establish area 5S practices. Improvement in through-put was

documented as high as 72%.

. Established and managed a satellite plant producing trailers for the

United States Marine Corp., improved existing production times by 333%.

. Created a kaizen support jig and fixture team in which we designed and

fabricated production tooling to reduce process time (by at least 20%)

and improve product consistency.

Wells Dairy/Blue Bunny Inc., Le Mars, IA. 2004

Technical Training Manager

Created a technical skills training department and lead continuous

improvement programs.

. Established a production and maintenance skills development strategy that

enabled the company to begin 24 hour, 7 days a week operations with 100%

skills certified team members.

. Implemented maintenance job skill trainer program to put into action a

maintenance skills assessment and skills development program using

blended learning techniques. As a result, no additional maintenance

staff was required to support the move to continuous plant operation.

. Coached in-house team members (train-the-trainer) in the training and

assessment of production skills resulting in a skills development and

certification program that improved consistency in product and reduced


Erich Geisler Services and Consulting,. - 2002 to Present

Principal Consultant

Provide training and documentation services to small and mid-size companies

to improve clients' bottom line by an average of 24%.

. Conduct workshops to develop workforce skills increasing productivity,

maintaining product and service consistency and reducing waste

. Develop ISO and quality certification documentation enabling clients to

expand product and service opportunities.

. Develop multimedia based product and service presentations for customer

and employee training.

Dell Inc., Austin TX. - 1993 to 2002

Production Training Manager

Initially hired as a senior training and development specialist for new

computer products and technology. The last 6 years at Dell Computer

Corporation were spent managing the development and implementation of

worldwide manufacturing training and process improvement programs.

. Lead process improvement teams that provided documented savings totaling

$15 million in the areas of product quality, production productivity, and

workforce utilization.

. Developed the company's first lean training program and materials that

contributed to the successful transition from a batch style production

culture to a lean manufacturing organization. Awarded Dell Computer

Corporation's Vice Presidents Gold Award for program.

. Worked with senior management, supervisors, and employee base to

understand business objectives and assess employee skills to develop

employee production skills development programs.

. Transitioned technical skills training department to a process

improvement skills and project entity to add greater value to the


. Restructured manufacturing training to reduce costs and provide effective

knowledge and skills development solutions. Significantly reduced

development time by 50% and increased workforce productivity by 30%.

. Designed and implemented an employee new hire and realistic job training

program that resulted in reduced ramp time and improved production

metrics. New employee retention increased by 30% and on-boarding costs

reduced by $3K per employee in a 6000 employee environment. VP Silver

Award stated, "it was the first training program that directly addressed

his production metrics".

Compaq Computer Corporation, Houston, TX. - 1990 to 1993

Senior Technical Training Program Manager

Initially developed training materials and instruction on new products and

technology. Gained additional responsibilities managing training for

functional areas of the company.


University Of Houston - Undergraduate Cochise College - Electronic Technology

Studies in Electrical Engineering

Advanced Project Manager Certification Human Performance Consulting

(Project Management Institute) Certification

Certified Lean Six Sigma Instructor - Toyota Production System Lean Workshop

Green Belt Leader Certification

Military Experience

U.S. Army - Honorable Discharge (Veteran Status)

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