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Operations manager

Somerville, New Jersey, 08876, United States
November 13, 2017

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• BS degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology with experience in engineering management, machine design, product design, manufacturing, fixture design, safety, and quality.

• Senior level management with strong leadership, interpersonal skills, experience and expertise in engineering, operations, and project management. Managed staff ranging from 5 to 13 engineers, designers, technical service personnel, 5 quality personnel, 65 manufacturing personnel, 7 inside sales personnel, an in-house machine shop, an electronic repair department, and 8 manufacturing sales representatives.

• Excellent problem-solving abilities, evaluation and troubleshooting of designs and manufacturing processes with experience in design for manufacturing, manufacturing techniques, methodologies, tool design, fixturing, and materials.

• Quality experience in ISO and Six Sigma environments with knowledge of CMM, optical comparators, all standard gauges and instruments, and designing of custom inspection fixtures.

• Expertise in ERP implementation, Item Masters, BOM development, Process Routers/Travelers, and Engineering Change Control systems.


Operations Manager, DU Technologies, Inc., Moonachie, NJ 9/2013 to 10/2017

• Managed the overall operations of a $2.2M manufacturing company in areas including but not limited to Sales, Engineering, Production, Estimating, Procurement, Inventory, Quality, Human Resources, Payroll, and General Administration. DU Technologies’ business matrix is 90% military and 10% commercial.

• Reduced inventory by $138K within the first 4 months to maintain the highest profitability in a down year plagued with government sequesters and general military cut-backs. Facilitated the first complete inventory, reduced and managed the use of blanket purchase orders, and implemented a just-in-time aspect to the procurement process.

• Reorganized the operation and redistributed the workload appropriately defining distinct Sales, Procurement, Quality, Engineering, and Manufacturing departments applying dedicated resources and ownership of the specific processes.

• Implemented First Article Inspection and AQL policies and procedures for all production orders.

• Facilitated the design reviews, develop all the assembly and detailed drawings, BOM, Routers and/or Travelers, and oversaw the prototype fabrication and handoff to production.

• Developed a safety program which included a safety committee, policies and procedures, acquiring SDS documentation and employee awareness, forklift certification, and fire evacuation plan.

• Introduced the use of manufacturing representatives to increase coverage of our potential customer base and afford to our customers a more local, readily available sales and customer service. Introduced a standard quoting process resulting in an increased win ratio of items quoted from <10% to 42% within first 9 months.

• Evaluated and participated in the implemented an ERP system to advance the capabilities and efficiencies of all functions. Implemented a new procedure for creating structured Item Masters and descriptions utilizing MIL-STD abbreviations for enhanced compatibility with our military customers‘ nomenclature.

Production Manager, Spartan Fence Systems, Franklin, NJ 3/2011 to 9/2013 Production Manager, OnGuard Fence Systems, Branchburg, NJ 9/2009 to 1/2011

• Member of the operations staff, I managed the production shop of 25 employees consisting of 1 supervisor and 3 team leaders in the manufacturing (machining, welding, powder coating and assembly) of aluminum fence panels, posts, and gates at a rate of up to 650 panels per day. Designed and implemented support tooling for all secondary operations, equipment, and fixturing to reduce process time and improve the quality of our product, reduce errors, and reduce our labor resource requirements.

• Redesigned the entire facility to achieve a more efficient flow, gain control of the inventory, and promote safety. Coordinated all sub-contractors during the conversion process.

• Reduced inventory by analyzing aging reports and YTD Sales reports removing all non-sellable stock from the active inventory, freeing up much needed floor space that was used for new manufacturing equipment and/or processes.

• Coordinated the company’s first official annual inventory in 2009. Set up the parameters and restrictions during the counting process including freezing the inventory, cycle counting, and recounting procedures.

• Oversaw the installation of a complete electrical and pneumatic grid to facilitate maximum flexibility within the manufacturing area. Subcontracted the source of our electricity saving between 17% and 20% on our annual cost. Optimized the return on scrap aluminum by collecting and sorting all scrap produced. Launched a new handling procedure that eliminated the theft of our aluminum scrap.

• Proposed and justified the purchase of several pieces of equipment, such as a CNC Router, to eliminate inventory of non-standard products and reduce the turn-around time on special orders, a pallet wrapping machine, and a strapping machine that reduce packaging labor by 50%, increase productivity, and reduce injuries.

• Launched a safety program which included a safety committee, policies and procedures, collection of SDS, lock-out/tag-out, “Right-to-Know”, and Forklift Certification which reduced our post-accident insurance liability by 50%.

Engineering/Manufacturing Manager, BFS, Jamesburg, NJ 9/2001 to 12/2008

• Managed operations of a $10 million-dollar division for 2 years with direct responsibility for P&L, Special Product Inventory Control, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Scheduling, and Sales, overseeing 78 employees.

• Analyzed and recommended capital equipment purchases and developed equipment budgets.

• Purchased special materials and components, managed inventory, finished goods, and developed the vendor product qualification policies and procedures.

• Developed an Excel spreadsheet for production scheduling allowing sales to access the schedule and remain informed of their order progression.

• Implemented a quality program to ensure that the products met engineering and customer parameters and GMP requirements.

• Technical liaison for 8 sales personnel on sales volume, competition, product margins, product performance, product quality, delivery performance, and the consumer’s needs.

• Used an ERP system and developed a part numbering system and BOMs to accurately capture all material and labor costs and allow the sales team to competitively quote their customers and maintain profitability.

• Direct engineering responsibility for all technical support for the designs and applications of products with reference to industry IBC and IRC codes and regulations. Project Manager, Weiss-Aug, East Hanover, NJ 1/2000 to 5/2001

• Implemented new projects for a $25M+ job shop specializing in the field of high-speed precision stamping and insert molding for applications in automotive, communication, connector, and medical industries.

• Managed projects post-sales, new product development kickoff, material acquisition, prototype tooling, prototype testing and approval applying PPAP, APQP, FEMA systems, and the release to manufacturing for high volume production and profitability.

• Delegated activities to supporting disciplines such as in-house tool design, tool fabrication, purchasing, quality assurance, sales, and customer service.

• Acted as the direct liaison to the customer’s procurement, engineering, quality, and manufacturing. Engineering Manager, Pacific Aerospace & Electronics, Wenatchee, WA 1993 to 1999

• Technical Sales Manager for a $6M hybrid electronic packaging division using innovative and aggressive sales techniques such as the implementation of a website, direct e-mail for sales RFQs and customer access to technical information, and scheduling on-site sales presentations.

• Processing of all quotes which included engineering, coordinating the estimate, decisions on the methods of manufacturing, material search and selection, and detailed drawings. Technical liaison for the customer’s program managers, buyers, and engineers, as well as our vendors and sales representatives.

• Mentored several project engineers in the processing of customer orders from post-sales, design, and development to delivery of products. Responsible for chairing all design reviews, design of all vendor and in-house manufactured items, fixtures, and tooling for manufacturing, special packaging, brazing and soldering pre-forms, RF and DC glass pre-forms, hermetic testing fixtures, inspection fixtures, and material specifications.

• Technical member of our ERP system implementation team, responsible for the creation of Item Masters, BOM, Process Routers/Travelers, and inventory control policies and procedures.

• Conducted, coordinated, and implemented “Concurrent Engineering” practices with customers throughout the life of the project, working with buyers, mechanical and electrical program engineers, and quality managers.


New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology an ABET accredited curriculum


OSHA 10 Certified 2010, JobBoss ERP, EPICOR ERP, QuickBooks, Theory of Constraint (TOC), Design of Experiment (DOE), Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance (GD&T), ISO Requirements, Application of PPAP, FMEA, APQP, and SPC. Additional experience in UL, CSA, and FDA applications related to the food packaging industry.


General: Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and Outlook Design/Manufacturing: SolidWorks 2017, AutoCAD 2016, DraftSight 2017, StairBiz, TwinCAM, AlphaCAM, and SmartCAM, MasterMind, CamTech, and Techno.

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