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Injection Molding Plant

Findlay, Ohio, 45840, United States
May 26, 2010

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Findlay, Ohio 45840


Manufacturing professional with 16 years of experience ranging, and progressing, from Machine

Operator to Maintenance to Production Management. Values include trust, respect, integrity,

managing conflict to a positive, meaningful outcome, attaining value through innovation. Proven

change agent.

• Deep and applied knowledge of driving a sustained LEAN culture in shop floor and office


• Demonstrated success with Operational Excellence through elimination of waste.

• Highly regarded abilities as a trainer and developer of people.

• Able to prioritize problems, and focus on elimination of re-occurrences.


GKN DRIVELINE, Bowling Green, OH 2000 – 2010

Manufacturer of torque products, machining and assembly. OSASS 18000, TS 16949 and ISO


Production Manager 2007 – 2010

Managed 80 Production and Maintenance Personnel in all facets of Production, Safety, Quality,

and Delivery, for six Value Streams. Member of site leadership team, reported to off-site Plant



• Cut Lost Time Accidents from 14 to 0 by driving new behaviors and safe culture plant


• Achieved more than 10% year on year productivity improvement for 2008 and 2009 by

eliminating waste and improving operational excellence.

• Established Primary Visual Displays, ( PVD ) for Safety, Quality, and Lost Time at each line,

plant wide enhancing operational effectiveness.

• Managed the staffing of all direct employees. Perfectly flexed variable costs to support

profitability during economic crisis.

• Led an Employee Engagement Campaign that resulted in employees taking ownership of

their value streams.

• Successfully engaged employee teams using shift meetings to include all shift resources.

• Developed a “Priority Response” system enabling key resources to “swarm” issues to drive

problem resolution at the source and eliminate re-occurrence.

• Implemented line feeding; presented parts in batched amounts to the finished goods quantity,

in the order they are assembled. Decreased line side inventory.

• Presented manpower plan to executive team to accommodate increased demand.


• Solidified plant future by using lean fundamentals, and won new business with G.M.

• Drove continuous improvement and decreased waste introducing Kaizan methods.

• Developed / implemented Training / Standard Work sheets ensuring consistency and reducing


• Managed transformation of the plant to a “World Class” manufacturing facility using Lean

methodologies. Improvements enabled Plant director to move from being on site to visiting quarterly.

• Increased productivity by implementing Visual Material Flow through out plant.

• Implemented Lost Time data collection, showed operators how to prioritize issues, and eliminate

root causes.

• Trained employees in 5-S and Visual Management implementation during downturns to

increase employee engagement and ramp up for increased demand.

• Appointed to lead four Business Process Excellence teams resulting in major office waste


• Served as member of cross functional Kaizan improvement team that traveled throughout

the divisional sites, and yielded very strong improvement results.

• Attended / graduated Toyota “TPS for Executives”, then trained all top level production leads.

• Created Value Stream Mapping board for tracking downtime / problem resolution for all lines.

Shift Supervisor 2003 – 2007

Managed plant operations and led it to become the most productive of the shifts. Developed /

promoted three Team Leaders to become shift Supervisors. Used WOW (Ways of Working) to

help the other shifts improve performance. Performed shift supervisor and maintenance duties

together for seven months.

Shift Maintenance Technician 2000 – 2003

Ensured upkeep and general repair of automated CNC machining centers and assembly

lines including preventative maintenance, emergency repair and fabrication to keep lines and

machines running. Proficient in welding, manual lathes, mills, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic.

ARVIN-MERITOR (formerly ROCKWELL) Kenton, OH 2000 – 1997

Manufacturer of heavy vehicle drive train.

CNC Machine operator

Operated numerous different, automated and manual CNC Machining centers and machines.

FILTECH INC. 1997 – 1993

Manufacturer of Oil / air filter products for HONDA.

Maintenance Technician 1997 – 1994

Repaired and maintained Vertical, and Horizontal injection molding machines, and high speed

assembly lines. Demonstrated ability for emergency fabrication.

Machine operator 1993 – 1994

Operated Horizontal, Vertical Injection Molding machines. Ran automated 250T press. Ran

automated Oil Filter Assembly line.

U.S. ARMY, Schofield Barracks Hawaii 1990 – 1993

Cannon crew member

Facilitated all operations required for emplacing and firing a 105mm howitzer.

• Attained the rank of E4 Specialist and passed Air Assault School.


Diploma, Arlington High School, Arlington, OH

Welding Certificate, Findlay Vocational High School

Certificate of PLD (Primary Leadership Development) Military (Schofield Barracks, Hawaii)

Certificate ERT ( Emergency Response Training ) spill training

Certificate JSW Injection molding school

Certificate Mitsubishi ( PLC ) Programmable Logic Controller Training

Certificate Toyota Production System ( TPS ) for Executives, Member of BAMA

Certificate Safety Training Observation Program for supervision (Trainer)

LEAN courses and seminars

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