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Plant manager

Location:
Fort Lee, New Jersey, 07024, United States
Posted:
November 27, 2017

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Lou Tantillo

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Director of Manufacturing Operations with Over 10 Years Experience and Strong Skills in Continuous Improvement Methods Including Lean Manufacturing and 5S, Leadership, Training, Operations Management, Production Management, Engineering, and Black Belt Certified in Six Sigma.

PROBLEM SOLVER ● ENERGETIC ● PERSISTENT ● EFFECIENT

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Director of manufacturing operations with more than 20 years’ experience, coupled with BS in industrial engineering and Six Sigma Black Belt certification.

Solid knowledge and experience deploying Lean manufacturing, 5S, and other continuous process improvement methodologies.

Strong financial acumen to comprehend and convey operating costs as well as profit and loss measures to reduce expenses by more than $380,000 annually.

CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS

Manufacturing Management

Managed assembly operations with 350 union and temporary employees, 30 injection molding machines, and plant operations for retail display manufacturer with up to 600 total employees and revenues in excess of $100 million at peak.

Managed multiple sheet metal fabricators with 150 union employees, 15 roll formers, numerous presses, welding and assembly areas.

Managed a Stainless steel cabinet manufacturer for the high quality, performance medical field.

Improved design of many products to reduce labor and cost.

Established production standard, created production schedule based on capacity, and tracked efficiency resulting in running at 95% of standards for electrical product manufacturer and distributor generating approximately $40 million in annual revenue.

Organized and updated over 8,000 bills of material which increased inventory accuracy by approximately 20% for $15 million manufacturing facility.

Provided engineering expertise to diversified union table and cabinet manufacturing shop with approximately 80 employees and over $15 million in annual revenue.

Launched customer complaint tracking system and reduced back charged by 60% thus saving company more than $250,000 annually

Acquired new equipment, dies, and machinery and redesigned tooling necessary to reduce scrap levels resulting in saving approximately $80,000 annually.

Chaired safety committee, instituted and maintained OSHA SHARP certification compliancy resulting in $50,000 reduction in annual worker’s compensation insurance.

Redesigned assembly area with new equipment at cost of approximately $18,000 resulting in 20% instant increase in production and 100% return on investment within 6 weeks.

Updated labor figures to ensure accurate costing in order for sales team to create more precise sales quotes for customers and prospective customers of electrical product manufacturer and distributor with over 150 employees in 2 locations.

Directed quality department for manufacturer of sheet metal and noise-reduction products with more than 100 employees.

Hired and implemented talented, efficient supervisors with commitment to quality resulting in product quality improvement from 40% to better than 99.9%.

Improved schedule attainment from 3% to better than 99% while reducing overtime by more than 27% to less than 1% by identifying production standards, scheduling capacity, and tracking production.

Strategized production standards to optimize number of employees needed to meet demand, introduced lean methods to reduce direct labor by 33% and decreasing overtime from 18% to 0% while increasing production volume and exceeding 95% stocking levels.

Implemented cell assembly at 30 injection molding machines resulting in 90% completed product off machine, which reduced product damage in intradepartmental transit.

Applied LEAN manufacturing processes throughout assembly area to remove all work in progress and improve cycle count accuracy by approximately 50%.

Created inaugural safety program and committee to identify potentially dangerous issues and developed safety procedures resulting in zero OSHA accidents for 12 months.

Implemented 5S process improvements throughout manufacturing plant serving clients in healthcare, professional athletics, and university sports programs.

Developed quality system using ISO: 9000/2000 standards, implemented 5S process improvements throughout plant, and established advancement metrics.

Leadership

Managed, mentored, and motivated team of up to 326 supervisors, engineers, quality managers, planning managers, and other manufacturing and operations professionals.

Presented keynote seminar on Six Sigma project to approximately 200 executives and middle / upper management team.

Facilitated training to groups of up to 30 supervisors and operators on Lean and 5S practices and safety procedures and regulations including lifting and lockout/tagout processes.

Utilized participative and intellectual leadership approach to collaboratively explore and resolve problems while developing detailed, long-term, strategic plans.

Conducted job candidate interviews, made hiring selection decisions, completed routine annual performance evaluations, initiated employee disciplinary actions, terminations, and promotions.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

PLANT MANAGER April 2015 – Present

BLICKMAN HEALTH INDUSTRIES Clifton, NJ

PLANT MANAGER November 2013 – November 2014

SUPERSTUD BUILDING PRODUCTS Edison, NJ

PLANT MANAGER June 2012 – October 2013

PARALLEL PRODUCTS Bronx, NY

DIRECTOR OF MANUFACTURING January 2011 – January 2012

NSI INDUSTRIES / TORK Mount Vernon, NY

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER May 2008 – December 2010

HAUSMANN INDUSTRIES Northvale, NJ

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS / PLANT MANAGER April 2005 – November 2007

DIAM-USA / POP DISPLAYS Yonkers, NY

QUALITY ASSURANCE / HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGER March 2004 – April 2005

INDUSTRIAL ACOUSTICS CO. Bronx, NY

PROJECT & OPERATIONS MANAGER January 2000 – June 2003

MAC PRODUCTS, INC. Kearny, NJ

EDUCATION

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY Trenton, NJ

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

TECHNOLOGY

Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Highly skilled in ERP systems, Syteline, Mas500, and Made2Manage



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