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Manager Quality

Chelsea, Vermont, 05038, United States
January 28, 2018

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Henry A. Mapes

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Campbell, NY 14821

Home - 607-***-**** Cell – 607-***-****


AAS degree in Agricultural Science, 30 hours Organizational Management Keuka College

40 hours Statistical Based Management Tennessee Associates. SQF Practitioner, HACCP Certified.

Plant Manager with over 35 years of experience in the food industry.

Strong Food safety and quality back ground

Knowledgeable in all aspects of workplace safety and OHSA regulations

Strong P&L experience

Very knowledgeable in plant manufacturing machinery and the technical operation of it

Strong communication skills and training

Excellent trouble shooting capabilities

Current position:

Plant Manager Swan Valley Cheese Inc. Swanton, VT November 2017 to present

Oversee all aspects of the operation, schedule runs, order raw material and complete all quality functions. Producing Romano, Parm., Mozzarella and Fresh Mozzarella. Fulfill all quality functions and act as EHS Manager for the facility.

Plant Manager Agri Mark Inc. Chateaugay facility March 2015 – August 9 2017

Oversee all aspects of the operation, maintain good Union relations, remain in good standing with all regulatory and Customer requirements and FSMA. Primary products: Cheddar Cheese and flavored Cheese’s

Two years under budget and second lowest cost per pound in the company.

Negotiated 33% reduction in citation fines on our recent OSHA Audit

Managed 107 employees and 5 transportation vehicles.

Increased throughput of the facility from 1,200,000 lbs. of milk daily to 1,400,000 Lbs. of milk daily.

Successfully installed new make vats under budget and with only 8 hours of down time in the plant.

Maintained spending under budget 2 years running.

Coordinating plans for a $28.9 million expansion of the plant.

The facility won its only arbitration case during my tenure.

Completed all EHS functions in the plant

Quality Manager/Safety Coordinator

Agri Mark Inc Middlebury Facility – Dec, 2013 – March 2015

Oversee all aspects of the Quality Department, manage 9-person Laboratory and kept the facility in compliance with all Federal, State and Customer requirements. Maintained the facilities Safety. Managed all EHS functions in the facility. Completed all of the annual training. Maintained the PSM program for Anhydrous Ammonia and the Hazmat Team.

VOSHA audit of the PSM program resulted in 50% reduction in fines and moved 2 citations from serious to other than serious.

Maintained the facility’s SQF certification above 93 during both inspections.

Was instrumental in the R&D and Commercial addition of Heat stable WPC 80 product for international sales.

Quality Manager/ Safety Coordinator

Dairy Farmers of America Middlebury Center and Reading Facility April 2008 – Dec. 2013

Oversee all aspects of the Quality department and maintain the facility in compliance with all Federal, State and customer requirements. Manages labs in both facilities.

Maintained all Safety programs in both facilities.

Worked as interim Quality Manager in the Reading facility for two years as well as Middlebury Center.

Did trouble shooting trips to multiple plants over a three year period

Maintained the Middlebury Center and Reading facility SQF certification above 90 for all inspections completed.

Managed all of the EHS functions in the plant

Quality Supervisor/Cluster Safety Manager/Department Head

Kraft Foods Inc. Campbell Facility April 1987 – April 2008

Maintained all Quality, Safety and environmental programs at the facility.

Interim Quality manager at the Walton facility for 1 year.

Cluster Safety Manager for 5 plants for five years.

Mozzarella Department Head for 1 year.

Completed 6 OSHA inspections and Informal hearings and consistently had between 30%-50% reduction in fines for all citations.

Operated the waste treatment facility for 1 year.

Supervisor for the environmental department

Quality Manager

Cuba Cheese June 1982 – April 1987

Maintained all aspects of Quality in the facility and managed the Lab. Leader of the safety team.

Was instrumental in the R&D and commercialization of the Dominos Cheese contract for their proprietary Mozzarella blend.

Worked on Pizza Hut contract project.

Professional Organizations:

Board Member of the NYS Cheese Manufacturers

Northeast Dairy Association member

NYS Association for Food Protection member

American Dairy Products Institute

References :

Tim Opper – 802-***-****

Alan Sauter – 484-***-****

Bob Harrington – 315-***-****

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