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Operations Management

South Bend, Indiana, United States
January 23, 2018

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Daniel R. Oates

***** ******* ***, *******, **. *6530

Email: Phone: 574-***-****

Senior Leadership and Operational Management

Meticulous Senior Leader who undertakes complex assignments, meets tight deadlines, delivers superior performance, drives effective and efficient teams and provides an environment of sustained profitability and growth. Possesses practical knowledge in manufacturing, quality, supply chain, engineering, corporate finance and market requirements. Applies strong planning and analytical skills to provide leadership with key indicators for positive decision making. Operates with a strong sense of urgency and thrives in a fast-paced setting. Core competencies include:

Project Management * Business Case Development * Market Analysis * Strategic Planning * Forecasting * Quality Processes * Manufacturing Processes *

Professional Experience

Morryde International June 2017 – October 2017

Metal fabrication manufacturer providing products to the RV, Automotive and Medical industries

Plant Manager

Responsible for the day to day operations of the largest manufacturing operation within Morryde by offering thought leadership to production planning, facility efficiency gains through machine utilization, enhanced quality visibility and the drive for improvement, business case development, and managing nearly 250 hourly and 25 salaried employees.

Initiated the efficiency program that drove a 30% increase in laser production and 25% increase in brake press production over 2016 while sales steadily increased

Co-authored an employee incentive program focused on employee efficiency and machine utilization

Whirlpool Corp. St. Joseph / Benton Harbor, MI. July 2008 – June 2017

World’s leading manufacturer of home appliances, providing a portfolio of trusted applicance brands throughout the world.

Senior Project Management

Leads all Commercial Laundry projects including development of market analysis, financial business cases, quality targets / commitments, manufacturing enhancements, supplier selection, engineering design and development, global consumer design and the coordination of engineering builds to support the voice of the consumer.

Led strategic planning, design, and implementation of the Imperial project, one of only two “mega” projects to launch on time, under budget and exceeding quality expectations.

Initiated CUFT (Consumer Use Field Testing) programs providing commitments for additional sales of ~$30M annually.

Co-led the design, development and manufacturing of the Hybridcare project providing a vent-less dryer unit to the market.

oEarned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2014 Energy Star emerging technology award

oEarned an award for innovation, solution offering and design by the Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Corporate Global Development

Leads the development and implementation of Corporate Global policy by stream-lining Manufacturing, Finance, Supply Chain and Quality processes.

Drove global consistency working with leadership in Manufacturing, Finance, Supply Chain and Quality to provide senior leadership with readily accessible and accurate data for strategic planning and forecasting.

PEI Genesis South Bend, IN. / Philadelphia PA. May 1999 – July 2008

Global assembler of electrical connectors and hardware, providing design engineered solutions for specific application requirements, delivering with service, speed and consistent quality unmatched in the industry.

Global Director of Quality

Responsible for the development and implementation of the global quality system with a focus stretching beyond just the quality department by implementing a quality organization throughout all facets of the business.

Led the development and implementation of the corporate quality system based on ISO, AS and TS initiatives.

oPassed all 3rd party and Tier I customer audits with zero Major Non-Conforming issues.

o3rd party register used this quality system as the bench mark for future development and training

Days Molding and Machinery; Constantine, MI. April 1998 – May 1999

Quality Manager


Associate of Science – Business

Indiana University – South Bend, IN. 1999

Bachelor of Science – Business

Indiana University – South Bend, IN. 2008

Masters – Business Administration

Bethel College – Mishawaka, IN. 2013


Executive Management

University of Notre Dame – Notre Dame, IN. 2004

ISO 9000 – 2004 / 2008 – Lead Auditor

Technical Skills

Proficient in: Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Project; Goolge Slides, Sheets;

Experienced in: SAP, Access, 8D, PPAP, GD&T, DOE, FPA, OPEX (Six Sigma)

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