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Manufacturing And Operations Professional

Southbridge, Massachusetts, United States
November 27, 2017

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Gordon E. Engle

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Dudley, MA 01571



A seasoned manufacturing professional, who can quickly learn and profitably apply new technology, manage personnel, and improve quality and safety. Significantly upgraded production efficiencies, reduced past due shipments and improved quality and on-time shipping by managing to KPIs and utilizing continuous improvement, cellular and lean manufacturing tools, to include JIT, 6S, One Piece Flow, Standard Work, Kaizen events and Kanban methodology. Overhauled a manufacturer‘s existing quality assurance department, wrote new procedures, work instructions and specifications leading to ISO-9001 and ISO-14001 registrations. Instrumental in the establishment and operation of a state-of-the-art compact disc manufacturing facility; hiring, training and managing departments of 70 managerial, supervisory, technical and production personnel. Lowered operating costs, increased efficiency, throughput and productivity by successfully managing the relocation of three separate facilities into a single new building for the market leader in winching applications. Saved the manufacturer of medical devices 5.9 million dollars in one year by insourcing of parts previously purchased. On target for a 10 million dollar savings this year through setup time and cycle time reductions, new product introduction and equipment acquisition.


2013-2017 Karl Storz Endovision, Inc. Manager, Machining Operations

Charlton, MA

Developed personnel through motivation, communication, training/cross-training and job satisfaction.

Created and deployed organizational and departmental policies for EHS, CI, improved utilization and increased proficiency and efficiency of the department.

Formulated strategies to achieve targets and promote continuous improvement efforts, established goals and monitored results to close the gap to target.

Implemented lean manufacturing and continuous improvement initiatives and techniques to enhance proficiency, productivity and efficiency.

Installed new equipment and technologies to increase capabilities and profitability by 50% for the department and hence, contribution to the organization.

Established new benchmarks for on time delivery and quality of product.

Improved RONA contribution margin from $1.7M to projected $8.7M in four years.

2012-2012 Kokos Machine Company Production & Quality Manager

Dudley, MA

Evaluated the existing quality system and recommended necessary actions to be taken to be ready for ISO registration.

Rewrote, and wrote new as necessary, quality policy, quality procedures, manufacturing procedures and emergency (EMS) procedures as required and necessary for compliance to ISO9001-2008.

Initiated process and documentation control improvements to facilitate increases in efficiency and throughput, minimize downtime and setup, and improve quality and on time delivery.

Helped plan additional manufacturing capabilities in a newly acquired facility with layout of process flow and movement of capital equipment into the new building.

2004-2011 Superwinch, LLC. Manufacturing & Logistics Manager

Dayville, CT

Experienced in off-shore logistics, having scheduled and routed importation of 150 FCL and LCL shipments per year from Ningbo and Shenzhen. China, Brazil and Europe, and scheduled and routed approximately 60 export FCL and LCL shipments per year to Europe and Australia.

Evaluated, implemented and improved one-piece flow, Kanban, 5S, cellular manufacturing and other lean initiatives to increase efficiencies, lower costs and reduce past-due shipments.

Improved on-time delivery by 50% through the implementation of identified process changes in the fulfillment and shipping areas.

Implemented aggressive cross-training program, eliminating down-time due to absenteeism.

Reduced setup time, improved efficiencies and throughput, and eliminated waste in the machine shop employing eight CNC machining centers to increase capacity and insource previously purchsed parts.

Managed all production, technical and support personnel and directed the operations and processes of all departments in production, warehousing and distribution operations.

Moved three manufacturing and warehouse facilities to a new single location to improve efficiency, improve productivity, reduce cost and eliminate resource redundancy without missing deliveries.

Instrumental in ISO-14001 registration and recertification as a member of planning and steering committees.

Successfully assisted in two ERP upgrades as member of implementation committee.

Reorganized an inactive safety committee, promoting employee awareness and disciplined feedback, improving response time and communication, and encouraging timely compliance reporting.

2002-2003 Springfield Wire, Inc. Business Unit Manufacturing Supervisor

Springfield, MA

Reduced past due shipments by 97% within six months by managing to prescribed KPIs while increasing throughput and reducing waste through implementation of lean manufacturing disciplines.

Successfully changed process flow to eliminate bottlenecks, improve efficiency and better utilization of personnel with one piece flow methodologies.

Instrumental in ISO-9001 recertification as a member of the planning and steering committees.

1989-2000 Omni MultiMedia/Biz2Net CD Manufacturing Operations Manager

Millbury, MA Quality Assurance Manager

Evaluated, specified and approved major capital equipment for a $20 million start-up facility.

Project Manager for the design, fabrication and installation of facility and mechanical systems for 22,000 square feet of production and clean room space.

Successfully managed two ERP implementations and two upgrades. Administered the system as Senior Business Systems Analyst and trained the user population.

Managed all production, technical and support personnel and directed the operations and processes of all departments in 7 X 24 production operations.

Reorganized shipping, receiving and material handling departments to create a profit center and reduce labor costs by more than 50%.

Established and administered budgets to reduce variable costs at the business unit level by 33%.

Successfully reorganized an existing QA department, wrote new protocols, policies, procedures, work instructions and specifications, reduced errors and eliminated root causes of product failure.

Lead the drive toward successful ISO-9001 registration as Implementation Manager and instrumental in ISO-9001 recertification as a member of the planning and steering committees.

Authored and successfully implemented Year 2000 Readiness, Business Continuity, Contingency, Catastrophic Disaster Recovery and Business Resumption Plans.

Established hazardous materials handling committee and first response team, increased employee awareness through education and reduced accidents through implementations.


United States Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist

Honorable Discharge Chemical Operations Apprentice


Philadelphia University The Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science

Philadelphia, PA BS in Textile Chemistry

U.S. Army Schools: Chemical Operations - First in Class

Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Phases I, II and III - First in Class

Military Leadership School - Third in Class

Additional supervisory, engineering, management and professional development courses through the U.S. Army Correspondence Schools, Pennsylvania State University, Nichols College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and professionally organized seminars.


Married, 2 grown children, excellent health.

Coached Little League Baseball for 10 years, developing seven first place and three second place teams in an eight team league. Selected to coach the league‘s All Star team in post season competition.


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