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Manager Project

East Providence, Rhode Island, 02914, United States
January 10, 2018

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Fernando Ferreira Phone: 607-***-****

** ****** **. **** **********, RI 02914 Email:


Innovative, solutions-driven Operations Manager with extensive experience in creating positive working environments. Strong ability to lead technical and non-technical teams in problem solving and implementing processes that drive substantial improvements in productivity, efficiency, and profitability. Additional experience includes:

GMP Quality Management Inventory Management Project Management Sales/Marketing Leadership Training/Development Lean Manufacturing Strategic Planning Start-Up/Turnaround Process Improvement Six Sigma Vendor/Client Relations


Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (Manufacturer of Scientific Instruments) 2015-Present

Interim Project Manager/Manufacturing Engineer

Manage projects and improve manufacturing of instruments.,

Led the installation of “Sarasota Liquid Density Meters” product line. Leading improvements related to gas analyzer converter efficiencies. Improved manufacturing efficiency of instrument columns by 600% Automated Gas densitometer testing system

Advances Technology Services (Management Services of IT, Maintenance & CI), 2011-2015

Business Site Manager – UK and multiple US locations

Manage reliability engineering teams, across multiple manufacturing plants

Manage business operations of the maintenance team while improving business contribution margin

Turned around a highly reactive maintenance department to become 70% Proactive. Increased site contribution margin by 20%. Led the technicians in eliminating 70% of key equipment down time. Increased RTY by 5% on automated engine lifter assembly line. Eliminated 99% of a production defect resulting in monthly scrap savings of $20k - $40K/month

ACS INTERNATIONAL (Separations and Mass Transfer Division) 2009-2011

Business Division Manager – Monterrey, Mexico,

Develop and execute a plan to setup manufacturing operations in Mexico

Led staff in establishing a new manufacturing operation Established a cross functional management and manufacturing team Aligned operations with corporate objectives to meet quality, delivery, safety Increased efficiency 25% on one of the product lines

GENERAL DYNAMICS OTS (Defense Manufacturer of Artillery) 2001-2009

Manufacturing Improvements Manager

Developed and implemented training of soft skills, lean concepts, and CNC skills to align with corporate objectives

Eliminated 80% of administrative time by implementing a computerized LMS. Increased production efficiency 45%, by developing a new lean training program “EASY” Eliminated waste associated with unneeded training by implementing online training solutions

Led 40 unionized CNC operators, inspectors, and maintenance personnel in continuously improving safety, quality, production and equipment reliability

Reduced rejects and scrap, saving over $100,000 annually. Eliminated over 80% of equipment down time. Increased output $1.9 million annually

Supervised 17 unionized toolmakers in the manufacturing of forge tooling and die; provided support to engineering, production and maintenance. Implemented a scheduling system resulting in improved control over production. 60% increase in CNC programming efficiency by standardizing CAD/CAM processing. Eliminated 75% of cycle time in die making by transferring from manual machine and grinding to CNC. Saved over $430,000 annually by continuously improving processes and procedures

INTERNATIONAL SPECIALTY PRODUCTS LLC (molded automotive accessories) 1998-2001

Vice President Co-proprietor

Developed the business plan to take this business from concept to full operation, secured startup capital, led process development and assumed full P&L responsibility

Patented a manufacturing process. Secured over $1 million in startup capital from banks, economic development and private investors. Setup a sales network from Maine to Florida Personally secured $10 million in initial contracts with General Motors – US/Canada, Mercedes Benz– US/Canada, and Toyota – Canada Sold the company to Auto-Ventshade, a subsidiary of Lund International


Certifications: Project Management, AMA; Six Sigma Green Belt, Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center Inc; Director/Manager of Training, Langevin Learning Services; Lead Assessor of Quality Systems (ISO-9000/QS-9000), Perry Johnson; Management Operating Systems (QOS), Omnex, Ford Motor Company; Just-in-Time/Lean Manufacturing, Rhode Island College

Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish Member, Academy of Management

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