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Manager Plant

Mattoon, Illinois, 61938, United States
July 14, 2017

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Jeff Doyle

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Mattoon, Illinois 61938

C: 614-***-****

Experienced Manufacturing Operations Leader

Over 29 years of Mfg Leadership experience

Plant Manager with GE Lighting

Managed up to 12 direct reports and over 1100 employees

Managed budgets up to $45 Mil

Experience with numerous mfg processes

Experience implementing Lean Mfg

B. S. in General Engineering US Military Academy at West Point, New York

GENERAL ELECTRIC LIGHTING, Mattoon, IL December 2015-Present

Position: Plant Manager

Responsibilities: Responsible for all production and personnel at the Mattoon Lamp Plant. This plant makes Halogen lamps for various industries to include automotive customers and internal Energy Efficient Halogen bulbs. I lead 11 salaried and 133 hourly non-union employees.


- The plant beat its financial Operating Plan in 2016 for the first time in 15 years!

- Immediately began changing the Quality culture to be more

- Opened better lines of communication with all employees and leaders

GENERAL ELECTRIC LIGHTING, Circleville, OH August 2011- December 2015

Position: Manager of Shop Operations

Responsibilities: Managed all the assembly operations for the Linear Fluorescent Lighting (LFL) department, then managed the start up of two new Energy Efficient Halogen (EEH) assembly lines along with the Flares, Coiling, Cement Mix and Basefill areas. Managed 3 Team Leaders and up to 87 non-union associates.


- In 2014, successfully brought both EEH assembly grps on line across 3 shifts and hit all our shipping goals for

our Walmart customer.

- In 2012, I successfully led the LFL grp to the best year ever in Machine Efficiency and Shrinkage.

- In 2012, I was part of a 4-person team which began implementing Lean Mfg at our site. We set the bar for Lean

implementation at the other GE Lighting sites.


Position: Assembly Process Owner

Responsibilities: Managed all the assembly operations for the Tiller, Snow Thrower and Professional ZTR tractor assembly lines. Managed 2 supervisors and over 140 non-union associates.


- Immediately re-introduced 5S and began improving the overall appearance of the shop

- Assumed control of a disorganized ZTR Frame Weld group and turned it around within a month

US YACHIYO, Marion, OH 2010

Position: Assistant Manager of Production

Responsibilities: Successful leadership of the Weld Assembly area of a Plastic Fuel Tank manufacturer to include cost reduction and efficiency improvements. Managed 3 salaried and 67 non-union associates over all 3 shifts.


- Heavily involved in the preparation, organization, and standard work for the new civic model fuel tank

- Created a future state plan to reduce the work force with new product introduction based on current time studies

WHIRLPOOL/MAYTAG CORPORATION, Herrin, IL & Marion, OH 1999 – 2008

Positions: Assembly Manager, Quality Director, Director of Operations


Maytag: Managed all assembly operations over 2 shifts for 4 years. Then promoted to Quality Director and managed all the quality operations at the site for over 2 years. Supervised up to 13 salaried and 300 union associates. Company bought out by Whirlpool in 2006.

Whirlpool: Created and then lead the first ever Weekend shift at Whirlpool. Then as Director of Support Operations managed all the weekday/weekend operations for the various assembly support groups. Managed up to 12 salaried and 1193 non-union associates with a budget of $45 Mil. Laid off in 2008 during the recession.


- $230K saved in 2003 during a production ramp up on the Washer line; $184K on the Dryer Line

- Successfully created, started up and led the first full weekend shift for Whirlpool

- Met all expectations by reaching a maximum production rate of over 9000 dryers within 5 months

- Reduced the OSHA recordable rate by 33% in 2008

- Led the first Quick Change-over Lean event in our stamping dept reducing change-over by 50%


Jackson, TN

Line Manager

Responsibilities: Managed an assembly line which encompassed welding, fabrication, powder paint and final assembly of lawn tractor and snow throwers. Managed 2 salaried and up to 140 non-union associates.


Indianapolis, IN

Operations Manager

Responsibilities: Managed all the daily operational activities at the site to include: hiring, purchase orders, facilities, staff utilization, and administrative procedures. Managed 3 managers and 22 non-union associates.


Crawfordsville, IN

Assembly Mgr, Paint Mgr

Responsibilities: Managed the MONARCH assembly department which produced/shipped high quality outdoor

Commercial/Industrial lighting fixtures. Managed the Powder Coating Paint Department on two shifts

painting 57 standard colors. Managed up to 4 salaried and 45 union associates.


Lewisville, TX

Mfg Supv, Production Control Supv, Mfg Eng

Responsibilities: Supervised, coordinated and facilitated various units in the Printed Wire Board assembly shop.

Supervised up to 35 non-union assemblers, QC's, Methods Engineers, In-Circuit test operators or

Production Control personnel.


Bad Hersfeld, West Germany & Ft. Hood, TX

Armor Officer

Responsibilities: Responsible for the training, health and welfare of various numbers of Officers and Enlisted personnel in the following positions: Cavalry Platoon Leader, Executive Officer for a Headquarters Troop, Squadron Assistant Operations Officer, M1 Tank Battalion Liaison Officer, M1 Tank Battalion Maintenance

Officer, and the Company Commander of an M1 Tank Company in a Combined Arms Task Force.

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