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Manager Sales Representative

Columbus, Ohio, United States
November 13, 2017

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Gary M. Brunner


Tel : 614-***-****

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**** **** **** ***, ********, Ohio, 43204


Operations Management


Staff Development

Safety Processes

Reliability Results Based Training

Effective Disciplinary Process

Report and Document Preparation

Budget Creator and Administrator

Grievance Resolution Mediator

Successful Candidate Interviewer

Policy and Procedure Manuals

Team and Production Facilitator

Customer Relations Advocate

Inventory Management

Expense Reduction

Performance Management

Committee and Corporate Initiative Facilitator and System Owner

Trained in Manufacturing GMP's and OSHA Standards

TSA Trained

Work Experience


Columbus, Ohio

Packaging Manager

January 2015 – October 2017

Direct responsibility for a 2 shift packaging facility specializing in Avent, Sonicare, and Norelco products.

Manage up to 13 packaging lines and 350 associates from picking material to final confirmation of builds.

Enhanced 5s program involving entire team (Supervisors, Leads, Assemblers, and Warehouse) including auditing and area ownership.

Increased efficiencies from 78% to a current YTD of 106%

Participated in numerous Kaisen events.

Initiated multiple Lean tools including PSJ’s (Problem Solving Jackets) and line pacing.

Individually worked with all Line Leads enhancing their leadership skills and efficiency success.

Participated in the efficient re-arranging of production lines to maximize employee effectiveness and enhance throughput.

Direct responsibility to develop and adhere to yearly department budgets. YTD saving in hours reduction > 10k hours with volume up 9%.

Praxis Packaging

Columbus, Ohio

Plant Manager

July 2013 – October 2014

Direct responsibility for supervision, maintenance, logistics, and shipping/receiving

Managed up to 5 production lines specializing in pharmaceutical secondary packaging

Staff level manager responsible for weekly plant updates and monthly reporting of efficiencies, profits, and budget adherence

Responsible for total plant upkeep directly working with all 3rd party vendors and contractors

Initiated a 5S program utilizing weekly team involved facility inspections

Trained in TrackWise, a software solution that optimizes quality systems

Point of contact for customers ensuring total quality and deadline adherence

Advocate for “meet and exceed” customer expectations

SourcePac, Inc.

Westerville, Ohio

Sales Representative

February 2013 – July 2013

Contact regional manufacturing facilities offering flexible packaging options

Offer technical expertise to existing and potential customers

Maintain flexible schedule to adhere to customers requests

Tennessee Bun Company

Nashville, Tennessee

Production Manager

August 2011 – October 2012

Lead a three-shift operation specializing in buns, English muffins, and biscuits

Directly lead five supervisors in a 125 employee facility

Initiated an efficiency reporting system

Trained in STOP (Safety Training Observation Program)

Developed a team-based concept raising efficiency from approximately 75% to 88%

Reduced production staff by 10%

Led and accomplished initial BRC certifications

The Kroger Company: Columbus Bakery

Columbus, Ohio

Operations Manager

February 2003 – August 2011

Managed 8 department managers, 21 supervisors, 3 shipping/receiving managers, and 2 production planning managers

Average produced tonnage/year was 110,000,000-120,000,000 pounds

Lead a three-shift operation in a two building, 4 stories each bakery, producing bread, buns, donuts, cookies, crackers, and snacks

Accountable for 240,000 square foot third-party external cookie/cracker warehouse and 160,000 square foot third-party fresh bakery distribution warehouse

Responsibilities include all staffing from (30+) department managers to (420+) hourly associates

Quickly became trusted manager to the plant General Manager and Executive staff earning a reputation for maintaining a positive attitude

Responsible in the achievement of superior ratings for corporate and state safety and sanitation inspections as well as having facility achieve SQF certification

Settle grievance procedures up to 3rd step

Involved in negotiations in preparation for new union contracts

Investigate, review, and sign off on capital projects

Developed and continued full plant participation in focus teams for safety and reliability

Proficient in Factory-Report-It, an efficiency reporting system used on all 14 production lines

Developed and administered budgets for areas of responsibilities

Accountable for all other staff level responsibilities

The Kroger Company: Country Oven Bakery

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Department Manager 2001 – 2003

September 1996 – February 2003

Managed 6 supervisors and up to 200 hourly associates in the Cake and Icing Department

Report on the financial aspects of Cake and Icing (period P and L)

Responsible for final and accurate editing of efficiency data

Plan and institute Cake and Icing lines strategies up to 6 months in advance

Develop budgeting for all areas of concern (tonnage, material and labor variances, etc.)

Prepare management evaluations

Skills Learned

Fully trained in all aspects of the I-85 initiative

System owner: I-85 KEA (data gathering systems)

System owner: Safety KEA (safe practices)

Knowledge of period financial reports

Perform Operations Manager duties as needed

Daily involvement of shipping and distribution

Daily impact on scheduling needs and requirements

Production Supervisor 1996 – 2001

Managed 70 associates and total plant operations on 3rd shift, including maintenance, sanitation and shipping

Direct responsibility of Cake and Icing production

Schedule workforce on a daily basis

Prepare and present associate evaluations

Daily tracking and editing of KRONOS

Skills Learned

Fully trained as Behavioral Accident Prevention Process observer

Handling of all aspects of a production facility

Facilitation of team meetings

Reliability tracking

Management and Leadership Courses

Leadership Challenge

Skills for Managerial Excellence

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Communicating for Results

Human Side of Leadership

Models for Management

Managing Performances

Managing Conflict

Leading Productive Meetings

Presentation/Facilitation Training

Reach Higher (equality training)

Positive Management


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