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Manager Plant

7016, United States
May 23, 2010

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KENNETH PAUER 908-***-****

*** ****** ******, ********, *** Jersey 07016 Email:




elec/mech assembly - electronics - machine shop - distribution - supply


Manufacturing/Engineering Professional with experience in all phases of the

total manufacturing operation from raw materials purchasing to the

distribution of completed products. Well versed in start-up and turn

around management, production troubleshooting and line balancing.

Demonstrated abilities in the areas of negotiations, total quality

management (TQM), QS9000, LEAN Manufacturing, ISO, MRP and waste/cost

control. Ability to develop employee incentives to motivate personnel and

create high performance production operations that significantly increase

product output and corporate profits. Communicates effectively with all

levels of management.

. Saved $2 million through outsourcing.

. Increased throughput by 35%.

. Managed M&A consolidation.

. Implemented and maintained ISO9000, ISO14001, QS9000.

Professional History

NEW BREED CORPORATION, Kearny, NJ 2006 to Present

Plant Manager

Managed production, warehouse, maintenance and safety initiatives for 150+

employees in the processing, repair and re-distribution of Mail

Transportation Equipment for the United States Postal Service.

Consistently met or exceeded all financial, productivity, quality and

safety goals.

. Implemented Lean Manufacturing which increased throughput by 35%

throughout facility, saving $1.8MM. Transferred the program to other

facilities in corporation resulting in additional $1.5MM savings.

. Increased annual corporate earnings from 6% to 25% by continually

improving productivity over 4 year period.

. Directed a facility wide safety program which reduced safety incidents by

40% over 4 year period, resulting in lower workers comp costs.

. Ensure compliance to USPS Statement of Work. Direct and monitor all

employees and departments within guidelines of contract.


Plant Manager

Responsible for Manufacturing, Purchasing, Production, Inventory Control,

Shipping and Receiving, Employee Safety and Maintenance. Manufacturing

includes: Assembly and molding of lighting components for Automotive and

Electronics industries.

. Implemented an Environmental Management System and acquired ISO14001


. Saved $2MM by transferring manufacturing operations to an off shore


. Managed Purchasing Department negotiating $700,000 savings in purchased

parts, exceeding departmental goals. Purchasing Department procures $20MM





. Increased inventory accuracy and reduced lead time required by operations

to meet customer demands.

. Planned and organized the facility to integrate a new company acquisition

without interruption to customer requirements.

. Implemented and maintained efficiency program for employee productivity.

Provided management with metrics to establish productivity goals and

supervision with tool to measure improvement.

. Managed 4 departments with 150+ exempt and non exempt employees to comply

with QS9000 and ISO14001 requirements.

UNIVERSAL VALVE CO., INC., Elizabeth, NJ 1985 to 1995

Operations Manager

Managed Manufacturing, Purchasing, Shipping and Receiving for a

manufacturer of valves and fittings for the petroleum industry. Responsible

for cost analysis and pricing of all manufactured finished goods. Research,

analysis and selection of sub-contractors.

. Developed and maintained procedures to address ISO9002 standards.

. Reorganized purchasing department and created company wide purchasing

strategy. Negotiated purchased parts savings of $500K.

Production Supervisor

Responsible for supervision and training of 20 - 40 production employees.

Scheduled production including machining, assembly and testing of valves.

Implemented semi-automated packaging system. Developed time studies for

cost analysis. Machine set-up including drill presses, lathes and turning


. Designed semi-automated packaging system which increased throughput by

25% and reduced labor costs.

. Reorganized plant layout for improved product throughput to accommodate

increase in sales volume.

Education Rutgers University - Bachelor of Science in Chemistry - 1985

New Jersey Institute of Technology - Industrial Engineering - 2


Skills Personal computers / Word, Excel, Power Point. Machine


Affiliations NAPM - C.P.M. Designation.

Willing to travel References available

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