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Director - Six Sigma, Lean, Quality, Continuous Improvement

Houston, Texas, 77064, United States
December 07, 2017

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TIM RAMPONI 832-***-****


Operational excellence leader with exceptional success in delivering dramatic operational results through strategic and tactical quality programs that drive top-line performance and bottom-line results. Talented team-builder, mentor and leader with reputation for building best in class quality organizations through performance management and operational excellence. Extensive experience in project management and customer interaction.


● Continuous Improvement ● Strategic Planning & Execution

● Lean Manufacturing ● Change Management

● Six Sigma ● Revenue and Profit Growth

● ISO 9001/API Q1 ● Organizational Transformation

● Supplier Management ● Performance Management


AgileX Supply Chain (formerly Argo Turboserve Corp.), Houston, TX 2015-Present

Global provider of customized supply chain management solutions for strategic business partners in inventory management, material cost savings, and improvements of on-time delivery and the cost of quality.

Director of Quality

Manage and improve the quality processes and systems of 7 global operation sites. Develop and execute the quality strategy for the operations. Assure compliance to ISO 9001 and facilitate all audits as the Lead Auditor and Management Representative. Implement and improve quality performance metrics. Develop inspection and test plans for projects. Supervise the daily operations. Interface with customers to drive resolution of field issues.

Led the implementation of a warehouse inspection operation in the Netherlands in support of a Baker Hughes project that was started-up ahead of schedule and under budget.

Reduced nonconformances in the warehouse operations by 65% through the development and implementation of a warehouse operator training program.

Reduced credits dollars issued by 38% utilizing an 8D problem solving approach to improve order entry errors.

Developed a division-wide new-hire training program to increase awareness of the quality management system.

Parker PGI, Houston, TX 2005-2015

$95 million Division of Parker Hannifin for the machining and assembly of valve fittings and wellhead components, instrumentation valves and manifolds, and measurement and temperature probes.

Division Quality Manager, 2011-2015

Maintained and improved the quality processes and systems of 5 global operation sites while managing a staff of four Quality Managers and maintaining responsibility for the Houston operation as described below. Developed and implemented the division quality strategy for the global sites. Drove the resolution of field issues interacting with Sales and the Customer.

Reduced customer returns by 65% as measured by RPPM with the implementation of Six Sigma and Lean methods.

Transformed supplier quality performance by 76% as measured by SRPPM with the implementation of a supplier management process.

Re-engineered the incoming inspection process by implementing a Dock-to-Stock program to reduce inspection time and lead time.

Overhauled the internal auditor program through the development of a training program resulting in a cross-functional audit team of 10 auditors.

Quality Manager/Lean Champion, 2009-2011

Maintained and improved the Quality Management System for the Houston, TX operation while directing a team of one Quality Engineer and one Supervisor with 14 inspectors. Assured compliance to ISO, API, and ASME standards for all products and facilitate all audits as the Lead Auditor and Management Representative. Monitored and improved supplier quality performance. Continued to drive improvements as the Lean Champion.

Reduced internal scrap and rework by 20% through the implementation of a material review board.

Reduced customer returns by 25% through the implementation of an 8D corrective action process.

Championed Kaizen events that reduced lead time by 70% in the receiving/inspection process and improved productivity of boxing operation by 33%.

Led a cross-functional team to establish a Kanban system with a supplier of critical component resulting in a 75% reduction in on-hand inventory.

Lean Champion/Plant Engineering Manager, 2005-2009

Developed and implemented the Lean strategy in manufacturing and administrative areas for 3 facilities worldwide including coordination with suppliers and customers. Led the maintenance team of 12 technicians and one buyer to support all facility needs including the project management of all equipment acquisitions and installations.

Transformed to a Lean culture globally through the implementation of a Lean principle training program.

Restructured an assembly operation in Houston through the use of Kanban reducing work-in-process by 55% and overtime by 75%.

Championed a Kanban process involving batch reduction and point-of-use storage in the Mexico facility reducing work-in-process by 50% and product lead time by 30%.

Improved machine start-up leadtime by implementing a project management approach which reduced start-up time by 50%.

Igloo Products Corporation, Houston, TX 1991-2005

World leader in design and manufacture of ice chest and beverage coolers

Engineering Manager, 2004-2005

Manager of Manufacturing Services, 1999-2004

Industrial Engineering Manager, 1995-1999

Packaging Engineer, 1995-1995

Industrial Engineer, 1991-1995

Led the team for facility consolidation and construction of $33 million 850,000-sq. ft manufacturing/warehouse facility on schedule and under budget.

Managed a manufacturing operation including a rework/repair center which employed over 60 people and generated sales in excess of $10 million while improving the productivity by 35%.

Implemented cost reduction projects that resulted in standard cost savings in excess of $2 million over two years.

Led a team for a module of the Oracle ERP implementation responsible for developing and implementing new business processes while providing the necessary training.

Clarke American, San Antonio, TX 1986-1991

Quality Assurance Supervisor (Baton Rouge Facility), 1988-1991

Corporate Associate Industrial Engineer, 1986-1988


Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Six Sigma Black Belt Training

Certified Six Sigma Green Belt

ISO Lead Auditor Training

Lean Manufacturing Certification

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