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Plant Manager

Baytown, Texas, United States
December 01, 2017

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Operations Manager

** *****’ experience in manufacturing and distribution: Plastics, specialty chemicals, industrial gases, energy, and oil refining.

VP Operations SNF from startup to growing division’s business to over $54 million in annual sales of specialty chemicals and services.


Operations Manager, Avisha LLC – Chemicals Co., Houston, TX 2017-present

Responsible for P/L, budget and operating plan

Manages operations and distribution teams

Provides guidance on EHS and Human Resources policies

Serves on senior management team to set and monitor overall company goals

Manages the development of operational procedures and practices

Conducts customer visits internationally to build relationships and ensured compliance with our product stewardship guidelines

Production Manager, Solvay – Novecare Surfactants- Pasadena,TX

2015 –2016

Commissioned of new 160MM lbs annual production of surfactants

Optimized processes to ensure compliance with corporate regulatory standards

Responsible to executing operational plans to achieve budgetary goals

Served as primary interface for customer audits

Provided leadership to establish a safe and diverse culture in our workforce

Implemented best practices using LEAN and SPC based programs

Devised and monitored key operational indicators (KPI)

Managed bulk deliveries and shipments by trucks and rail

Achieved zero recordables during commissioning and startup

Facility Manager, Vertex Energy, Inc., Baytown, TX


Managed oil refinery/reprocessing plant and logistics – trucks/barges

Supervised project teams to expand storage and plant capacity

Managed large inventories of raw and processed crudes

Managed profitability goals in rapidly eroded crude oil markets.

Ensured compliance with all HSE standards including HAZMAT, DOT, IATA, Coast Guard and local regulations.

Developed relationships with customers, business partners, and suppliers.

Maintained plant P&L and prepared weekly reports for regional planning

Vice President of Operations, SNF Flomin Inc.

2005 –2014

Led acquisition of Gulf Industrial Products.

Responsible for all aspects on site – Safety, Manufacturing, Warehouse, Maintenance, R&D, Quality, Engineering, and P/L

Managed rapid growth of company – grew sales over $54 million.

Managed $20MM new proprietary oxime plant project from conceptual design, pilot plant, toll manufacturing through detailed engineering.

Worked closely with plant engineer to develop plant layout, equipment sizing, and specifications for reactors, tanks, pumps, pressure vessels, distillation columns, piping systems, and instrumentation.

Formed the Supply Chain department – Recruited and trained clerks, established contracts with freight forwarders and domestic shippers, created procedures and policies for inbound and outbound shipments of bulk, drums, IBCs, oversea containers, flexitanks, and Isotanks

Insure compliance with ISO 9001, 18001, Responsible Care, and OSHA CFR 1910 for the PSM plant including MOCs, PMs, QA/QC

Managed production budget and goals by updating forecasts of manpower, raw material and logistics. Ensured that targets are met for volume, yield, costs, and quality (minimize rejects and customer complaints)

Promoted company locally and globally. Travelled to remote locations for marketing, startups, and troubleshooting.

Responsible for all disciplinary actions – hiring, firing, personnel development.

Managed capital project development – scope, justification, budget

Led new $20 million project for developmental product. Coordinated with R&D, pilot plant, toll manufacturing, PHA/Hazop/LOPAs, and detail engineering

Consultant, Citigroup/Morgan Stanley 2001 - 2005

Managed portfolios for clients in the chemicals industry

Served as consultant with expertise in the chemical industry

Assistant Site Manager/Production Manager, Air Products & Chemicals Inc., Baytown TX 1999 - 2001

Startup manager for $220 million multi-unit plant air separation plant

Managed expansion projects $100K -$2MM

Responsible for ExxonMobil refinery customer joint venture relationship

Served on manufacturers association (EHCMA) and community groups

Received citation for leadership efforts for exceeding budget and schedule goals

Oversaw extensive operator training prior to start-up of new units

Responsible for projects stemming from HSE improvement goals

Superintendent, Bayer Polymers Baytown TX 1991-1999

Oversaw polycarbonate production and compounding operations

Managed AFE/AFT projects for $25K - $2MM projects

Managed conception, design, construction and startup $200M BPA plant

Managed teams in Belgium and Germany in engineering and operations

Supervised process development, instrumentation and equipment sizing and design

Assembled operating staff and started up new plant


B.S. Chemical engineer (University of Colorado-Boulder), 1988

MBA Finance (University of Houston-Clear Lake), 1993

P.E. (Texas) 1994

Advanced training in Microsoft Office, Manufacturing Excellence, SAP

Extensive training classes in management, employee development, international supply chain, inventory control, marketing, and sales

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