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Injection Molding Manager

Orange County, New York, United States
January 26, 2018

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Robert Silvestro

** ****** ***, ******** *****, NY 10930 • 914-***-**** •

Manufacturing professional with extensive experience in the plastics injection molding Comfortable with total plant oversight, industry. including management of both union and non-union employees, production and financial efficiencies. Summary

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Financial Administration

• Managed expense budget in excess of $4 million

• Developed new accounts and expanded existing products in order to offset declining sales trends, resulting in over $5 million in increased revenues over a 5-year period

• Coordinated $2 million expansion and relocation project while simultaneously contributing to several new product launches

• Negotiated department’s first parts discount agreement – result: 5-7% discount

• Redesigned and modified production equipment to minimize labor costs by 50% and increase productivity by 30%

• Zero lost time accidents in over 15 year working in a heavy manufacturing environment

• Complete profit and loss responsibility


• Reorganized Maintenance Department including installation of computerized management system resulting in 25% reduction in equipment downtime and increased efficiency

• Worked with Package Engineering and Research & Development Departments, as well as outside contractor, to develop new tooling, contributing to the successful launch of several new product lines

• Received numerous customer recognition awards for product and service excellence, including Elizabeth Arden’s “Supplier Excellence Award,” Cosmetica’s “Outstanding Supplier Award,” Estee Lauder’s “Certified Vendor Award,” and two “Pace and Intensity Awards”

• Oversight of all phases of manufacturing and extensive knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality assurance, engineering and other techniques related to plastic injection molding

• Participated in the development and subsequent manufacturing of company’s proprietary line of heavy wall PETG jars

Personnel Management

• Negotiated with union to create a multi-craft technical position which reduced indirect labor costs, streamlined the Maintenance Department, and improved efficiencies

• Project Leader in the implementation of a corporate-wide business planning system – completed task within tight deadlines and with minimal staff

• Oversight and management of operations, managing 8 direct reports, including 4 Production Supervisors responsible for 125 employees Continued...

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Personnel Management

• Management and coordination of the following departments:

• Customer Service

• Human Resources and Accounting

• Warehouse Operations

• Quality Assurance

• Manufacturing

• Engineering

• Conversational Spanish

• Organizational Development

• Teambuilding, training and employee development

• Strong analytical and problem solving skills

• Continuous process improvements

• Resource planning, scheduling and purchasing

• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel

• Extensive knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality assurance, engineering and other techniques related to plastic injection molding

General Manager Daret Plastics Inc. - Ringwood, NJ 1998 - 2017 Operations Manager Nadel Industries Inc. - Port Chester, NY 1991 - 1998 Project Manager American Cyanamid - Clifton, NJ 1986 - 1991 Manufacturing Manager DAK Manufacturing - Elmwood Park, NJ 1985 - 1986 City University of New York - Associate in Applied Science Related courses in management, safety, maintenance and plastics technology Summary

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