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Operations specialist looking for new opportunity

Douglasville, Georgia, United States
January 06, 2018

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**** ******** ***** • Villa Rica, Georgia 30180 • 770-***-**** • OPERATIONS • PLANT • PROJECT • MANAGEMENT

Results-driven, dedicated professional with extensive experience leading small and medium sized op- erations. Adept at devising, evaluating, and implementing continuous improvements to minimize waste and reduce operating costs while maximizing quality and yield. Establish efficient training, accountability, quality control and safety programs, encouraging proactive participation in the workplace. Excellent communicator; successfully building cohesive teams focused on integrity, leadership and teamwork. Areas of expertise include.

• LEAN Manufacturing • Just-in-Time (JIT) Production • Team Building & Training

• Resource Allocation • P&L Accountability • Cost Reduction / Avoidance Career Goal: To share my knowledge of modern manufacturing principals and lean methodolo- gies. Guide teams to exceed expectations and attain world class status. Have fun in the process. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE.

Jac Products, Franklin Aluminum

Continuous Improvement Manager - 4/2016 – Present

Tier 1 Automotive supplier providing roof rack and step rail solutions for Ford, GM Toyota, Audi. Providing design, new product launch, equipment utilization and production optimization within alu- minum extrusion, fabrication, injection molding and assembly operations. Accomplishments include: Providing guidance during a record year of 17 new product launches (2015 had 8 new product launches). Established cadence guidelines for work cells. Implemented technologi- cal improvements in the aluminum extrusion process resulting in 2% savings in scrap and rework costs. Executing equipment changes in fabrication process to increase thru-put and reducing applied labor. Helping improve EBITA from 16-23% in 2016.

Metal Coaters of Georgia, A business segment of NCI Group inc., Marietta GA. Plant Manager - 4/2014 – 4/2016

Metal Coaters is one of the largest US coil coaters, providing light gauge coil coating and toll process- ing serving the construction, appliance and transportation industries. Responsible for (2) 150k sq ft facilities providing wet paint, slitting and coil storage services. Accom- plishments include: Established inter-company benchmark of highest productive and lowest operating costs per lb. record in 24 consecutive months. Operating below budget 4 consecutive quarters through employee involvement initiatives including daily Gemba and waste reduction initiatives. TydenBrooks Security products (formerly Stoffel Seals Corp), Tallapoosa, Georgia. Operations Manager, Manufacturing Operations - 7/2006 – 4/2014 Lead plastic injection molding, metal fabrication and production planning teams to ensure maximum profitability and customer satisfaction through safety, quality and throughput. Lead and direct 7 supervisors, 150+ direct employees. Implemented OEE production reporting system and sustainable KPI’s. Initiated training program to develop staff, reduce risk and introduced LEAN improvements including cellular work areas, 5S, Kan Ban. Ensure compliance to strict quality control protocols. Including; AIB, GMP, ISO 9008, TS16949 QMS. Manage operational, capital expense bud- gets and P&L responsibilities.

Selected Contributions:

Reduced staff by 20% while maintaining production levels through a redesign of operational process- es and improved training and staff utilization.

Implement OEE production and downtime tracking system. 20% improvement in 12 mos.

Installed 4 new production lines.

Consolidated 2 additional factories into facility in 2 years. Ball Corporation (formerly United States Can Company), Tallapoosa, Georgia. Project Manager, Manufacturing Operations - 9/2003 – 7/2006 USCan/Ball Corp is a fully integrated 3 piece metal container manufacturer serving the consumer products industries. Responsibilities included providing support to local and remote manufacturing sites to establish standardized processes and introduce improvements which reduce operating costs and improve thru-put in the lithograph/print work centers. Projects resulted in lower operating costs, fewer customer rejections for color variation, improved thru-put of high speed manufacturing process. Leverage suppliers to provide training, resource utilization and equipment purchases. Maintained compliance with critical safety and quality standards. Selected Contributions:

Implemented X rite color control standards to improve color consistency and print quality resulting in a 30% savings in print consumables and control costs resulting in a 20% improvement in efficiency. Established single source supplier, who made equipment purchase and staffed technical resource.

Led steering committee to outsource graphic & plate making operations. Reduced plastic pail printing costs by 18%, Reduced waste in printing process by 15%, by implementing a sample reten- tion program.

IMAGELINX USA, INC., Elk Grove, IL. (US Can Company sold off graphics division) Operation Manager, Manufacturing Operations - 9/2002 – 9/2003 Oversaw manufacturing operations and lead 3 supervisors and 25+ direct employees. Providing; concept/graphic design, contract proof, press proof, plate making and print support to worldwide metal decorating operations.

Established production schedules for multiple sites, defined staffing requirements, implemented stan- dard operating procedures for between factory operations. Selected Contributions: Introduced manufacturing processes and promoted new technology to mini- mize customer costs and improve margins. Collaborated with international associates, exchange best practices on Hexachrome six color process.


Graphic Arts Manager, Manufacturing Operations - 6/1992 – 9/2002 Responsible for the day-to-day operation of this fully integrated internal graphics supplier. Providing; Graphic design, contract proof, press platemaking and print support to United States Can Company worldwide metal printing operations.

Selected Contributions:

Introduced new customer approval processes which reduced approval lead time from 15 to 3 days. and promoted new technology to minimize customer costs and improve margins.

Integrated new product line into existing operations while reducing required staff by 12%.

Collaborate with offshore partners. Provide support, best practice with UK Can and Formametal SA. Other positions held include: Supervisor, Digital Graphics Coordinator, instructor and production ops. EDUCATION AND TRAINING

UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA, Carrolton, Georgia - Degree in Business Administration Georgia Technical Institute - Coursework

Embry Riddle Aeronautical college – Coursework

USMC – Honorable discharge - Top Secret security clearance - Foreign & Domestic assignments PROFESSIONAL:

Professional Development

Lean Manufacturing @ Georgia Technical Institute 2009 Lean Manufacturing w/ Six Sigma @ Georgia Tech 2006 Hazardous Materials 40 CFR 262.34 – Small quantity generator Advanced Synchronous Manufacturing

High Performance Leadership

*Letters of recommendation available upon request. Jerry Anderson, President and CEO, Stoffel Seals Corporation Robert Bennett, VP Manufacturing, Stoffel Seals Corporation James Lowry, Operations Manager, Stoffel Seals Corporation APICS certified 2006

Theory of Constraints

Statistical Process Control

Total Quality Management

ISO/TS 16949, ISO9008

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