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Goal-driven, multitask leader adept at lean manufacturing, engineering,
maintenance, continuous improvement, TPM, and cost reduction techniques.
Respected mentor with strong communication skills, consumer products
knowledge along with thirty years of Engineering, Maintenance, and Plant
Metals: Casting, forging, roll forming, welding, anodizing, machining,
water-jet and laser cutting.
Plastics: Injection molding, extrusions, and laser cutting.
Wood: Saw mill operations, kiln drying, ripping, molding, sanding,
embossing, foiling, and finishing.
Finishing/painting: Water and solvent based finishing, UV coating, and
Paper/vinyl/veneers: Laminating mdf and solid wood.
Nielsen Bainbridge Group, Austin, TX Jan 2010 to present
. Responsible for all plant engineering, plant layout, equipment design,
process changes, cost reduction, and product costing of domestic
manufactured goods. JD Edwards system experience.
. Installed two water base paint spray lines to replace solvent based
paint process. Cost savings of $350,000 annually.
. Installed three sets of automatic miter saws to reduce labor and
increase product quality. Total cost savings of $450,000 annually.
. Merged with Nielsen & Bainbridge in April of 2011. Transferred
domestic frame manufacturing from Tennessee plant to Pocahontas, AR
realizing $250,000 savings.
. Installed automated mat cutting equipment to bring in-house outside
manufactured product. Cost savings of $75,000 plus inventory
reduction of $100,000 realized.
Tech Auto Service, Pflugerville, TX Jan 2009 to Jan 2010
. Purchased Tech Auto in March 2006 from current owner. Business has
been operating continuously for over fifteen years.
. Managed day to day automotive repair business specializing in US and
. Manage service writing, customer interaction and quotation, parts
ordering and work scheduling.
Gemini, Inc., Taylor, TX Dec 2003 to Jan 2009
. Hired to turn around an eight year old metals manufacturing plant,
processing aluminum and bronze castings, underperforming in almost
every aspect of manufacturing.
. Increased operating income from 7% to 15% in approximately two years
thru cost and material reductions.
. Total shipments increased from $380,000 a month to over $800,000 per
month during this same period with minimal increase in total
. Installed powder coating paint line in 2007 for conversion of clear
coat from solvent based.
. Reduced labor inefficiency by 40% thru layout of materials, product
flow, and changes to equipment design. Site manager for all four
plants at the Taylor, Texas site.
Byler, Inc., Austin, TX Sep 2001 to Dec 2003
. Managed all operations functions related to construction and
refurbishment of existing properties.
. Began work on transfer of corporation from current management team to
Newell Rubbermaid, Atlanta, Georgia Jan 1993 to Aug 2001
Newell Photo Fashions-Europe, Brussels, Belgium
Vice President of Operations-Europe May 2000 to Aug 2001
. Completed acquisition and integration of four picture frame and photo
album companies located in France, England, and Germany.
. Consolidated five manufacturing sites into three and seven
distribution sites into five with savings of $5.2MM.
. Increased customer service levels from 68% on time, 75% line fill to
95% on time and 98% line fill within four months.
. Driving cost reduction budget in 2001 of $2.7MM with productivity
increases, facility rationalization, and scrap reduction.
. Consolidated the Supply Chain planning and procurement operations into
one team for all European locations.
Intercraft/Burnes, Taylor, Texas (Acquired by Newell-Rubbermaid) Oct 1996
to May 2000
Group Engineering Manager
. Managed the Engineering & Maintenance group responsible for four
manufacturing plants in the US, one in Canada, and three in Mexico.
. Relocated existing Chicago area manufacturing facility to Durango,
Mexico in 1997. Established a 125,000 sq. ft. factory manufacturing
glass, wood, and plastic picture frames and posters. Annual savings
of $4.3MM realized.
. Consolidated three distribution centers into one large center in
Covington, TN. Established material flow, material handling
specifications, and pallet storage methodology. Installed flow rack
and pick to light systems for smaller package requirements. Annual
savings of $4.3MM realized.
. Established mdf moulding production in North Carolina facility
realizing $2.2MM in savings.
Decorel, Inc, Mundelein, IL. (Acquired by Newell Rubbermaid) Jan 1993 to
. Responsible for the Engineering & Maintenance support of three
manufacturing facilities in the US and one in Mexico.
. Built a fully operational solid wood picture frame manufacturing
facility in Durango, Mexico producing 50,000 frames per day with 250
employees. Cost savings of $2.8MM were realized in the relocation of
this product family.
. Researched new technology and machinery in the industry to maintain
Decorel's reputation as the low cost producer of picture frames.
Intercraft Company, Taylor, TX Mar 1984 to Jan 1993
Engineering & Maintenance Manager
. Designed miter fold cutting equipment for mdf picture frames with
realized savings of $5.5MM. Installed nine machines in three plants.
. Hired & developed maintenance technicians with mechanical, electrical,
and PLC programming skills.
. Designed automated metal picture frame assembly machinery. Built and
installed eight units in two plants with annual realized savings of
Beaumont Well Works, Houston, TX Mar 1978 to Mar 1984 (Division of
Combustion Engineering, Stamford, CT.)
St. Edwards University Austin, Texas
B. S. Operations Management, 1987