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Manager Plant

Location:
Centerville, Pennsylvania, 16404, United States
Posted:
May 29, 2010

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RICHARD H. RAPSON, JR.

SUMMARY

Experienced, dedicated and hard working manager and trainer with exceptional organizational and

problem solving skills. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain a team atmosphere while motivating

staff to achieve operational objectives. A dependable, thorough and well organized planner who is

innovative and communicates effectively.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

• Scheduled and managed production of 25 million pounds of raw materials with a 10%

improvement in productivity over the previous year.

• Developed and directed reorganization of raw material warehouse which improved total

materials management by 3% over a two year period resulting in $325,000 bottom line

savings.

• Designed and implemented operational training procedures and manuals which improved

cycle times by 20%.

• Managed and coordinated successful start-up of 10,000 sq. ft. government retail supply

center.

• Staffed and managed plant facility, this included implementation of employee selection

and training, safety training and team development which reduced turnover by 45%.

• Developed and implemented merchandising program with sales of 2.0 million dollars in

the first year of operation.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

LEECH INDUSTRIES, MEADVILLE, PA 2008- Present

STEEL ROOM ATTENDANT/ SHIPPING/ RECEIVING/ DELIVERY

REGENCY POLYMER SERVICES, BELCAMP, MD 2001-2007

PLANT MANAGER

BLIND INDUSTRIES & SERVICES OF MD, ABERDEEN, MD 1999-2001

BASE STORE MANAGER

POLYMER RESOURCE GROUP, INC., BALTIMORE, MD 1992-1999

PLANT MANAGER/ SALES & PURCHASING MANAGER

THE VALSPAR CORPORATION, BALTIMORE, MD 1989-1992

PRODUCTION MANAGER

FALLSTON GENERAL HOSPITAL, FALLSTON, MD 1988-1989

NUTRITIONAL SUPERVISOR

THE VALSPAR CORPORATION, BALTIMORE, MD 1986-1988

WAREHOUSE SUPERVISOR

DENNY’S RESTAURANT, BOLINGBROOK, IL 1984-1986

GENERAL MANAGER

EDUCATION

JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE, JOLIET, IL 1983-1986

ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE, BALTIMORE, MD 1988-1993

PRECISION MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE 2008

ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL HYDRAULICS

CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES:

• STAFF DEVELOPMENT

• CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT CLASSES

• PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

• TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT CLASSES

• DALE CARNEGIE SALES ADVANTAGE TRAINING

• AMERICAN MANAGEMENT COURSES

• PURCHASING/ INVENTORY MANAGEMENT COURSES

• FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT COURSES

REFERENCES: WILL BE PROVIDED UPON REQUEST



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