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Manager Engineering

Cambridge, ON, Canada
November 30, 2017

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An experienced Plant Manager with a diverse Engineering background. Accustomed to tight deadlines and budgets. Excellent communication skills at all levels, particularly with the shop floor. Proven ability to encourage and motivate diverse teams of individuals in a unionized environment to optimal performance.


Plant Manager – Plitron Manufacturing 2017 – present


Champion Production and Quality of custom engineering transformer solutions for a wide ranging global customer base

Direct daily Operational activities through 5 Direct reports to meet customer deadlines

Champion the Health and Safety program for the facility

Lead Maintenance activities to minimize downtime conditions

Improved on time delivery performance to 98%

Provided fresh eyes and agent of change mentality for Plant

Ability to schedule the Plant activities for extended periods

Work closely with Finance group to perform to budget and identify opportunities

Director Of Operations – Tekwood (A division of Teknion) 2016


Oversight of 3 Manufacturing Plants where we design, build and finish unique Custom Office Wood furniture solutions for a diverse customer base

Lead a Salary staff of 12, hourly of 100 to execute business plans and established metrics

Champion Health and Safety activities - 4 Years No Lost Time Events

Supervise Quality and Environmental Programs to meet or exceed Corporate and Regulated Guidelines

Developed a New Order screening process and implemented in 30 days ( new to Plant)

Developed a New Tier 2 component order model

Established a better Production scheduling model for large projects

Prepare Quarterly review packages for Corporate review

Delivery performance 99% YTD, and Quality performance best in 4 years

Production Manager at ABC Climate Control Systems Inc., Toronto, Ontario 2014 to 2015


Customer base is Ford, GM, Chrysler, Honda and Toyota for Injected and Blow molded Design HVAC solutions and products

Plan organize and execute Manufacturing Operations for a $60 Million business unit

Responsible for a 3 shift non-union Plant with 330 employees

Supervise Maintenance and Engineering and Technical Group to support daily activities

Lead Healthy and Safety/Environmental strategies for plant

Report weekly to Corporate team on P+L objectives compared to plan, and next steps

Lead Engineering trials for Corporate team ( new to Plant )

Plan Capital projects annually to ensure long term sustainability and best in class ( new to Plant )

Provide Engineering estimates for new business to ensure new business acquisition

GM Shipping Award 2014 received on behalf of ABC

Plant Manager at Cooper Standard Automotive Canada Ltd., Georgetown, Ontario 2006 - 2013


Provide leadership to the plant team to insure business plan and plant performance are in alignment with Division and Corporate budgets and plans

Duties also included Engineering Manager and Maintenance Manager for the facility

Champion Lean principles using Kaizen, value stream mapping, 5S, and visual controls, 4% of Sales annual return

Point contact for Customer base including GM, Chrysler, Ford and Toyota (new to Plant )

Manage Plant assets and protect them with a strong PM system and support other divisions through an MP2 database ( new to Plant )

Ensure appropriate staffing is in place to support customer requirements

Comply with policies and procedures pertaining to facility standards such as TS16949 and ISO 14001

Ensure continuous improvement is maintained in plant, operational efficiency through effective labour utilization, scrap reductions, machine design improvement and improved material utilization

Monitor plant performance to financial objectives

Ensure a working environment conducive to good employee relations and teamwork is maintained within the facility, and travel to other Cooper Plants to support launches as required

Create a world class quality culture focused on the customer (GM Quality & Shipping Award 2012)

Foster a healthy, engaging relationship with all CAW Union Members

Experienced with Plastic and Rubber Injection Molding and Profile Extrusions, as well as stamping and stretch bending tools

Engineering Manager at Martinrea Corp. – Antomax, Brampton, Ontario 2003- 2006


Automotive Tier 1 supplier of Fuel & Brake systems

Responsible for all Engineering & Quality aspects of this design and build W-car program

Direct and supervise a team of 6 persons – 2 Product Designers, 1 Project Engineer, 1 Prototype Technician and 2 Quality Engineers

Lead all Design & APQP activities for team and customers

Procure and track all Capital and Tooling

Point contact for all Customers – Product Development Activity and Estimating for all Engineering changes

Director of Engineering at CPI Plastics Group Ltd., Mississauga, Ontario 2001 – 2003


Direct and supervise all Engineering and Tool Room activities to service 7 Manufacturing Plants

Supervise the design and cost estimate to meets customer requirements and implement Program Management activities on awarded programs for Automotive Tier 1 / 2 and Industrial Product

Agent of change for the organization to raise the bar through process, system and Quality development

Experienced with complex extruded design solutions involving multiple materials and color selections to meet customer expectations

Supervise the daily tool room activities and scheduled these to meet customer deadlines along with any necessary repairs or CI requirements for Production.

Participate with all new Product Design and Prototyping and the development of any new processes or materials to meet Sales initiatives in order to penetrate new markets, using extrusion, injection moulding, stamping and rapid prototyping techniques

Prepare capital budgets to keep Production and Tool Building ( EDM/CNC) at the leading edge

Career Advancement Path

Corporate Engineering Manager at Depco International, Mississauga, Ontario (1998 – 2001)

Engineering Manager, Polyrim Green Lane (Division of Magna Int.) Thornhill Ontario (1996 -1998)

Tooling Manager at Standard Products, Mississauga Ontario (1988-1996)

Plant Engineer at Co-Ex-Tec (Division of Magna Int.) Mississauga Ontario (1987-1988)

Laboratory Technologist at National Rubber, Toronto Ontario (1986-1987)

Production Supervisor at Wegu Incorporated, Whitby Ontario (1985-1986)

EDUCATION : Chemical Engineering Technology, Industrial Chemistry Option – Ryerson Polytechnical Institute


Dale Carnegie, Program Management, JHSC and First Aid Certified

Lean and 5S Training

Employment Conflict Resolution

Employee Harassment Training

Ergonomic Training

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