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Manager Supply Chain

Greer, South Carolina, United States
January 25, 2018

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Paul C. Hirt

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Greer, SC *****

Home (864) ***-****

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Key points: Plant Manager Global Supply Chain Mfg. Manager Production Manager Maintenance Supervisor

ERP Systems-QAD, JDE, SAP, Green Field Startup Toyoda Mfg. System Lean 5S Quality Circles

Automotive Tier 1&2, High & Low Volume Mfg. Job Shop Vertical Mfg. Weld, Fabrication,

Machining (Manual & CNC), Assembly (Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulic, Pneumatic, Paint)

Steel Blanking, Microsoft Tools Team Player and Builder Environment and Safety HR Functions

Experience: Lippert Components, Plant #74 (tier one, class 8, specialty, & school bus window supplier)

121 Pan American Drive, Gaffney SC 29341

Plant Manager – Aug 2016 to Apr 2017

Reorganized the 50k sq. ft. plant layout to make room for 2 new production lines and organized the hiring of 40 plus new associates.

Gonvauto South Carolina (tier two, steel service and steel & aluminum blanking supplier)

1725 Jonesville Highway, Union SC 29379

Operation/Production Manager - Oct 2015 to Mar 2016

Established consistent HR policies while expanding the plant first line leadership.

TerraSource Global (was Jeffrey Rader Corporation) (material handling capital equipment manufacturer & systems integrator)

215 Parkway East Suite A, Duncan, SC 29344

Director, Corporate Global Supply Chain – Oct 2013 to Sept 2015

Supply Chain Manager – July 2012 to Oct 2013

Plant Manager – Aug 2002 to July 2012

Production Manager - Dec 2000 to Aug 2002

Improved plant efficiency by over 5% through employee involvement and input in the day to day operations in the first 3 months of starting as Production Manager. Expanding upon this as Operations Manager, we have improved efficiency by another 5% and reduced the time from order to ship for 85% of our product to less than 3 weeks. Successfully closed the Woodruff production activities and move these activities to the two sister facilities without interruption to production or customer service. Simultaneously moved the Engineering, Purchasing, Sales and support functions to Duncan, SC. Managed worldwide supply chain with staff in China, Canada, Sweden, and 3 US offices.

Henry Company – Monsey/Bakor Division (paving and roofing materials mfg.)

2651 Commerce Drive, Rock Hill, SC 2973

Production Supervisor – Jan 2000 to Oct 2000

Hired and trained associates for second shift start up to support expanded customer demand.

American Eagle Wheel Corporation (aftermarket alloy wheel manufacturer)

7780 Park Place Road, York, SC 29745

Foundry Superintendent - 1997 to 1999

Reorganized the foundry operations from a 24/7 four shift schedule to a 24/5 three shift schedule. Developed my staff to use visual management and to apply company policy with consistency to achieve 100% improvement in associate retention.

Findlex Corporation (tier one Honda supplier of braking systems)

1901 Industrial Drive, Findlay, Ohio 45840

Senior Manufacturing Manager - 1996 to 1997

Manager of Machining Operations - 1993 to 1996

Organize and developed my department staff to lead production output and quality in two new model start-ups. To achieve this, engineering and supervisory staff was added to fill major voids. Quality standards were changed to focus at the operator level. The use of visual management (safety, quality, delivery, cost, and associate) was used as the standard. As a senior manager, I was a key player in developing the plan to successfully change of our manufacturing departments from a process control to total product control responsibility. This aided in our development of our QS 9000 system.

Lucas Sumitomo Brakes Inc. (tier one Ford, Toyota, & VW supplier of brake calipers)

1650 Kingsview Drive, Lebanon, Ohio 45036

Maintenance Supervisor - 1991 to 1993

Production & Maintenance Supervisor - 1988 to 1991

Opened a green field plant based on the Toyota Manufacturing System. I trained in Japan to transfer SPC, JIT, Kanban, and other skills to US associates. I was responsible for developing the first production reporting system, and the tool room and maintenance section’s organization. This was instrumental in achieving Ford Q1 in the first year of operation.

Alpha Technical Services, Inc. (DoD 45208 & 9858 supplier)

4866 Factory Drive, Fairfield, Ohio 45014.

Machine Shop Foreman - Feb 1988 to Nov 1988

Reorganized a job shop-machining department to meet 98% completion on jobs with drawings & material in 48 hours.

Campbell-Hausfeld Division of Scott Fetzer (consumer & commercial compressors)

100 Production Drive, Harrison, Ohio 45030.

Production Foreman - 1985 to 1988

After the resignation of a key project engineer, I was given the production department he was supporting. I learn and develop this equipment, which supported two product lines and launched a new product line with my team of setup, maintenance, and production associates.

Parkway Products, Inc. (polyurethane molder & job shop)

10293 Burlington Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231.

Draftsman/Cost Estimator - 1984 to 1985

Worked with the shop and customer to develop drawings and cost.

Education: Cincinnati Technical College - Engineering Technology Division

Graduated Cum Laude, September, 1981

Associate of Applied Science

Major: Industrial Engineering / Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Industrial Safety & Machining

Completed 2 quarters towards BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Option

Special Training: The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business, Columbus, Ohio

Executive Development Program - Completed November 1997

Interests: Appointments: Ohio Region #3 School to Work Executive Committee- resigned to move to SC

Organizations: Spartanburg Technical College Joint Machine Tool Technology Advisory Committee

References: Will be forwarded on request.

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