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Manager Plant

Crouse, North Carolina, 28033, United States
January 10, 2018

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Crouse, NC *****, H.704-***-****, C.704-***-****

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Operations Management - Project Management - Engineering and Maintenance – World Class Safety - Pharmaceutical and Food Manufacturing - Plant Consolidation Management - Maintenance Systems - ISO 9002 - SAP - Polymer Processing - GMP, HACCP, QAI, BRC, SQF Certified - Production Management - Relationship Building -Team Building, Training & Development

Business-driven Plant Management and Operations Professional delivering outstanding returns leading, managing, and directing manufacturing operations to new and exciting levels of performance. Proactive Leadership across multiple facilities and distribution centers implementing lean methodologies, increasing productivity, lowering scrap losses, reducing costs and eliminating waste. A take-charge professional who builds high performing teams and drives results through productivity and collaboration, resulting in bottom line profits and organizational excellence. Champion of professionalism.


Responsible for the manufacturing and distribution of products to six distribution centers. Oversaw corporate inventory at the Charlotte facility and all six distribution centers, averaging $9.5 million per month. Responsible for operating budget of $24 million.

Directed and managed the work activities of 78 employees. Restructured manufacturing procedures to double productivity; last productivity rate is 99.4%. Implemented Lean Manufacturing in the production area.

Responsible for managing the entire North Carolina plant operations and productions including facilities, inventory, production, quality, packaging, and shipping of product in a 24 hour/5+ day operation through the direct supervision of 5 managers/supervisors.

Managed an operating budget of $7 million per year; averaging cost of 98% to budget. Productivity runs were 97.5%. Achieved two years with no OSHA recordable injuries or lost time. Wrote all production and cleaning procedures for the facility, which were then implemented in the San Jose, CA facility. Implemented areas of Lean Manufacturing

Implemented Lean Manufacturing including 5S and Kanban. Member of team responsible for implementing the company’s five year environmental, health, and safety plan. Operating budget for 2001 was $10 million. Plant operations completed at 88% of budget.


TROPICAL NUT AND FRUIT, Charlotte, NC 2012 - September 2017

*** Tropical Nut and Fruit, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is a manufacturer and distributor of nuts, dried fruits, spices, and candies which are sold throughout the United States and Canada

Plant Manager of the Charlotte manufacturing facility

As a member of the Executive Team, reported to President/CEO and Vice President of Operations of company. Oversaw capital budget and projects for the corporation. Appointed as a member to a special team tasked with raising profits by 2% in 2015. Implemented preventative maintenance system. Kept senior management informed through oral, written, and digital communication.

R.W. GARCIA COMPANY, Lincolnton, NC 2005 - 2012

*** R.W. Garcia Company, headquartered in San Jose, CA, is a manufacturer of 125 sku’s of organic, non-GMO tortilla chips which are sold in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Plant Manager of the Lincolnton manufacturing facility

Reported to CEO and President of company responsible for compliance with applicable laws, standards, procedures, and certifications. Planned and coordinated asset protections and maintenance programs.

Oversaw plant and employee health, safety, and programs. Kept senior management informed through oral, written, and digital communications. The NC facility manufactured 60% of the corporation’s total sales; Annual sales for this facility were $20 million.

Reviewed daily production reports to ensure delivery of quality products on time that met customer requirements. Monitored inventory levels and order and shipment status. Oversaw monthly physical inventories and production reconciliations.


Crouse, NC 28033, H.704-***-****, C.704-***-****

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DELTA KUNSTSTOFFE, Weisse, Germany 2004 - 2005

*** Delta Kunststoffe is a producer of polymer products and services.

Consultant for start-up of new manufacturing facility in US

Oversaw the equipment purchases and drawings of new manufacturing facility which included trips to Germany for planning. Worked with local engineering firms and Gaston County Economic Development on sites in the area for this facility. Board of directors made the decision in February of 2005 not to pursue a U.S. facility at that time due to the status of the U.S. economy.

POLYONE CORPORATION, Avon Lake, Ohio, 1999 - 2003

*** PolyOne is a global producer of polymer products and services, plastic colorants, vinyl and rubber compounds with 70 manufacturing sites and 8,000 employees worldwide

Special Project Coordinator, (2003)

Reported directly to the Director of Manufacturing. Consultant for the closing of two manufacturing facilities. Facilitated a cross-functional team that consolidated customer specifications and quality guidelines. The clean-up activities involved over 10,000 sku’s and hundreds of customers.

Plant Manager for Color Concentrating Plant, (2002 - 2003)

Managed and led the order fulfillment functions to achieve or exceed customer service requirements within the company’s goals and objectives including on-time delivery of quality product. The facility had 65 associates.

Achieved 100% pay out of incentives and retention goals to associates. Supervised Manufacturing, Maintenance, Materials Management, Laboratory, Human Resources, and Accounting. Maintained ISO 9002 certification.

Achieved over five years without an OSHA lost time injury and three years without an OSHA recordable injury or illness. Managed an operating budget of $8 million. Exceeded budgetary goals by maintaining actual cost to 95% of budget. Consolidated the plant activities to other manufacturing facilities, on time and within budget.

Manufacturing/Maintenance Manager, (2000 - 2002)

Oversaw a $2 million capital budget, which included the installation of three new machines, a 50% replacement in capacity. Maintained staff at 90% of budget. Extrusion yield improved from 95.1% to 96.2% for 2001.

Improved on-time deliveries from 92% in 2000 to 97% in 2001. Percentage of customer complaints fell from 2.0% to 1.2% in 2001. Percentage of plant related returns fell from 1.2% to .8% in 2001.First pass quality approval for 2000 was 92.2$; 2001 was 94.2%. Upgraded ISO 9002 certification to the 2000 standard.

Maintenance Manager, (1999 - 2001)

Implemented a preventative maintenance system, including outsourcing services to contractors. Established a spare parts storage system. Oversaw all capital projects and installation of new equipment. Supervised two associates and oversaw contract labor inside the facility.

THE CLINIPAD CORPORATION, INC., Charlotte, NC 1997 - 1999

Plant Engineer and Maintenance Manager


Engineering and Maintenance Manager

BARRE NATIONAL, INC., Lincolnton, NC, (1989 – 1996)

Facilities Engineer and Maintenance Manager


President of Lincoln County’s Industrial Management Association, 2008-2009

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