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Manager Plant

New Bremen, Ohio, 45869, United States
May 31, 2010

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Michael "Mike" Sindelar Home


**** ****** **** **. ****

(614) ***-****

New Bremen, Ohio 45869

Offering you an experienced senior manager with outstanding communication

skills, Strategic planning expertise, and Lean manufacturing as well as Six-

Sigma experience. Proven record of turning plants around both financially

as well as with safety, 5S, cycle time reduction, output improvement,

inventory reduction, and so many more. Realizing millions in savings,

efficiency improvements as well as quality standards reaching their highest



. Honda 10 years, 3 years on the Toyota BAMA team, Lean manufacturing


8 years as a Plant Manager, Plastics, Metal, Assembly, Machining, Grind,

Paint, Injection Molding, Compression Molding, Blow Molding, Metal

Fabrication, Metal Stamping, Coil Stamping induction hardening, heat

treat, OD Grind,

. Special Projects Manager, Managed multiple plants in multiple countries,

both in the Metal Stamping as well as in the Injection and Compression

Molding Plants Overseeing 500+ employees.

. Initiated and set Strategic Planning for both short and long term

business projects. Realized savings of Millions of dollars over a very

short time frame.

. Developed and evaluated Continuous Improvement Projects utilizing Takt

time, OEE's, over 30 Kaizen Events, Kanban systems, Andon tracking, Push-

pull, FIFO, Value Stream Mapping, Six-Sigma improvement strategies as

well as developed and certified Green, Black and Master Black Belts.

Savings and profit improvements of over 18 million dollars over the past

10 years.

. Experience and success with both Union and Non-Union plants, great

working relationships developed.

. P&L responsibility and Accountability, Budgets, Capital Investments,

Plant Accountant for over 4 years, Business Plans, developed incentive

plans as well as monitor and implement business Objectives.

. Set up and implemented Quality standards, first piece approval, visual

management, set up and developed quality into the process throughout

multiple plants.

. Top Safety initiatives as well as 5S implementation at every plant,

initiated TPM, TPS, ISO, QS, TS, AIB, OTIF, DI, Inventory reduction,

Quick Changeovers, improved inventory turns, cycle time reduction as well

as set up and developed SOPs

. Multinational experience, Japan, Germany, Mexico, and Canada. Multiple

customer focus throughout the country and neighboring countries.

. Designed and implemented employee grooming, supplier improvement, and

inter-plant communications programs which resulted in increases in

employee retention, on-time deliveries, and supplier support. Developed

excellent relations with my customers as well as suppliers.

. Experience as a Tier 1-2 and 3 suppliers in Manufacturing for Automotive

as well as consumer products. Ranging from under 100 associates to over

500 indirect reports, direct reports from 6 to 23 with reviews as well as

semi-annual evaluations, with hiring and firing responsibilities

. Increased Net Profits over the last 20 years exceeds well over 80 million

dollars; this was accomplished through plant improvement plans,

introducing Kaizen events, improving material flow, decreasing on hand

inventory, etc.

. Teacher, trainer, understand the differences in workers and how to get

the most out of them, experience as a lead trainer for Steven Covey's "7-

Habits or Highly Effective People", "Leading Teams", "Social Styles" and

other leadership development classes.


Controller, Plant Accountant, JMC Mechanical Inc. Wapakoneta, Ohio

8-09 - 5-10 Current

Unemployed 1/09 - 8/09

Plant Manager, FPE, Circleville, OH

6/08 - 12/08

Plant Manager, Nampac, Cleveland, OH

1/07 - 5/08

Director of Operations, Toledo Technology, Toledo, OH

11/05 - 1/07

Plant Manager, NIFCO, Canal Winchester, OH

8/04 - 10/05

Sr. Manager Lean Mfg., ThyssenKrupp Budd, Troy, MI

3/02 - 8/04

Assistant Plant Manager, Plastech Corporation, Wauseon, OH

5/01 - 3/02

Production Manager, NSK Corporation, Franklin, IN

9/99 - 5/01

Special Projects Manager Honda of America Mfg.,Marysville, OH

9/89 - 9/99

HS Mathematics Teacher, Bradford, Paulding, Vandalia.OH

9/84 - 9/89


. 1989, MBA, Wright State University, Fairborn, OH

. 1984, BS Mathematics, 1984 BA Math Education; 1984 Associates Degree

Computers; Bluffton College, Bluffton, OH

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