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Manager Quality

Miami, Florida, United States
January 22, 2018

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Jorge A. Vasquez

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Quality, Productivity, Manufacturing & Management Consultant

Six Sigma / Lean Manufacturing / Process Design & Improvement

Six Sigma Black Belt with 26 years of engineering, management, and consulting experience in quality control, product assurance, lean manufacturing, product development, accelerated testing, and product reliability. Experienced implementing quality and efficiency improvements resulting in improved bottom-line results. Assisted product development teams worldwide designing and releasing in the market over 100 products. As a consultant, improved productivity and throughput of companies worldwide in industries such as medical, mining, energy, security, retail, automotive, and defense sectors leading to substantial savings. Experienced in implementing changes

Knowledge, Expertise, and Transferable skills

qSix Sigma Design For Six Sigma methodology (DFSS)

qSix Sigma Design, Measure Analyze, Implement and Control problem solving methodology (DMAIC)

qLean manufacturing and quality tools (FMEA, Pareto Charts, Fishbone Diagrams, Six Sigma 5S, 8D Methodology, others)

qISO 9000 Lead Assessor

qProduct reliability testing and analysis

qExperienced project management

qProcess Development & Improvement

qContinuous improvements

qStatistical Process Controls (SPC)

qQuality and Productivity Consulting

qHighly Accelerated Life Test (HALT)

qFluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese

qDetail, quality, and results driven

qExcellent analytical/problem solving skills.

Professional Experience

CKS Packaging Inc – Hollywood, Florida

Quality Assurance Quality Control Manager 3/2017 – Current

Responsible for all quality improvement efforts including defining, measuring, analyzing, implementing, and controlling plant quality initiatives. Responsible for continuous improvement and overall plant quality.

Taurus Holdings Inc. – Miami, Florida

Quality Manager Continuous Improvements Specialist, 11/2015 – 9/2016

Responsible for all quality management operations of Taurus world’s largest revolver manufacturer. Carried full quality responsibility for Miami and Brazil manufactured and distributed product in the USA market. Tripled the Heritage Revolver production in 2016 applying Six Sigma, lean manufacturing, and process improvements. Reduced scrap costs and implemented a supplier partnership program. Positioned the company, to hit the number one place on the Top 5 - Best Sellers Gun List for the month of June 2016 on The online auction site for gun sales also had the Heritage revolver ranked third in May 2016.

Implemented rapid action teams and Kaizen events, a supplier partnership program, document control department and gauge maintenance and calibration procedures. 35 improvement projects were identified and 70% were implemented and validated. Inspected, fixed, and improved quality of product made in a sister manufacturing plant in Brazil.

Alexander Proudfoot International Consulting – Sao Paulo, Brazil

Management and Implementations Consultant, 09/2013 – 05/2015

Provided consulting services to diverse companies and industries. Achieved improvement performance goals using six sigma and lean engineering tools. Implemented key strategic changes generating bottom line savings for companies such as:

Aurora (Food processing,) Barrick Mining Corportation (Mining) Chevron (Energy industry)

Petrobras (Energy industry) Esplanada (Retail stores) Grupo Petropolis (Beverages)

Itapimirim (Transportation) Marbrasa (Granite extraction) Banco Daycoval (Banking)

Bella Center and Natura (Beauty) Bio Products Lab (Biopharmaceutical) Pepco (Energy)

TBM (Textile industry) Trelleborg (Automotive industry) Unigel/Dow (Energy)

Renoir Consulting – Sao Paulo, Brazil

Productivity and Management Consultant, 4/2013 – 9/2013

Drafted process maps, performed time capability studies, used six sigma tools, implemented process changes resulting in a process production time from 18 hours to 12 hours improving cycle time by 33%. Process throughput increased to 2 cycles per day. Provided training to management and production staff ensuring sustainability.

The Highland Group Consulting – Sao Paulo, Brazil

Senior Engineering and Management Consultant, 1/2013 – 4/2013

Conducted opportunities audits, identified them, proposed solutions, and some of the solutions were implemented resulting in improved operational performance and productivity.

Implemented product assembly optimization changes. Implemented quality control inspections and changes reducing production defects by 20%.

Emprotec Projetos Industriais (Emprotec Industrial Projects) – São Paulo, Brazil

Quality and Productivity Improvement Consultant 3/2012 – 10/2012

Improved engineering drawings acceptance by 30% using lean engineering and six sigma tools. Eliminated bottlenecks and ensured adherence to customer specifications. Trained and prepared staff for ISO 9001 certification retention.

Tyco International – Boca Raton, Fl, USA

Senior Product Assurance Program Manager, 01/1991 – 1/2012

Planned, coordinated, and executed product assurance plans for products before market introduction resulting in higher product reliability and increased market recognition.

Coordinated product design verifications, reliability, and highly accelerated life tests (HALT). Analyzed and used data forecasting product reliability and warranty decisions

Standardized and implemented Tyco quality standards for OEM suppliers increasing compliance among suppliers

Implemented Six Sigma tools for product development improving product quality

Used manufacturing readiness verification expertize to validate and approve manufacturing plants worldwide

Trained advanced manufacturing engineering teams to make volume production transfer smooth

Successfully tested and validated over 100 Tyco products before introduction in the market

Validated continuous improvement cost reduction changes saving thousands of dollars

Implemented and standardized over 20 operating procedures including Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA), Highly Accelerated Life Tests (HALT), Temperature and Humidity tests, keeping staff trained up to worldwide class current standards

Developed a supplier qualification program resulting in product development cycle time reduction

Implemented and standardized accelerated life tests (HALT) increasing product robustness, reliability, and increased market recognition.

Education, Credentials & Training

Master in Business Administration (MBA)

Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL, Graduation date: 10/2011

Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL. Graduation date: 06/1990

Six Sigma Black Belt certification (Tyco International, 2008)

Six Sigma Green Belt certification (Tyco International, 2005)

Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (American Society for Quality, 2006)

Certified as a Champion Business Strategist (Nova Southeastern University, 2011)

Advanced Quality Technology (FMEA, SPC, DOE) (University of Arizona, 1999)

ISO Lead Assessor (Quality Management International LTD, 1994)

Reliability Engineering and Management (Hobbs Engineering, 1997, 2005, 2006)

Certified Reliability Engineer (American Society for Quality, 1998)

Program Manager (Tyco International, 1995)

Short Interval Controls, RACI, Change Management, Active Supervision (Alexander Proudfoot Consulting, 2013)

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