Sign in

Manager Plant

Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, 71909, United States
100,000 +
April 10, 2018

Contact this candidate


Jerry R Fletcher

Paseo de los Sauces ****, Col Del Paseos Residencial, Monterrey 64920, 81 8028 4904


Obtain a position within a company that will challenge skills and experienced garnered during 34 years of employment in the metal working industry, which will allow me to participate as part of a team to move a company into a leaner, more productive, and profitable position.


LDF High School, LeGrand, IA.

May, 1979, General Studies

May, 1981, Associates of Meteorology

Union Sheet Metal Apprenticeship, Rock Island, IL.

May 1987, Journeyman (#1 in Academics and Shop work)


Corporate Director of Operations/Plant Manager January 2016– December 2016

Sag-Mecasa SA de CV Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon, Mexico (250-350 emp)

Tier 1 Automotive supplier for companies such as Daimler, Navistar, BMW, Audi, Chrysler, utilizing metal fabrication, stamping, and machining

Responsible for operations of both plants.

Implement “Best Practices” between the plants.

Consolidate departmental responsibilities and reporting structure.

Define manufacturing footprint and standard processes.

Both plants achieved Daimler “Master of Quality” award

Plant Manager June 2013 –January 2016

Sag-Mecasa/Promesa Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Responsible for all daily operatons and administrative activities

All departments reporting to Plant Manager

Over 2 yrs of 100% compliance on Shipping and Quality

Implemented Lean Manufacturing processes

Increased margin of 11% to 23%

Engineering Manager April, 2010 – May 2013

DBG Services, S.A. de C.V. Apodaca, Nuevo Leon, Mexico (300-400 emp)

Tier 1 Automotive supplier for companies such as Navistar, Nissan, Ford utilizing metal fabrication, stamping, and machining

Responsible for Engineering, Tool Room, and Maintenance including budget and headcount

Product transfers from Canada to Mexico

Client new product launches

New tooling design and development

Line design and layout

Continuous improvement

Operations Manager April, 2007 – May 2010

Grupo Metal Intra, S.A. de C.V. San Juan del Rio, Qro., México (400-500 emp)

Responsible for day to day operations of the Manufacturing facility. Reported to the Principles, with direct reports from two sister companies (Transportation and Electrical), as well as the Manufacturing facility consisting of Finance, Engineering, Production, Tool & Die, Scheduling, Materials, Purchasing, Shipping, Quality, Human Resources, and Safety.

Formulated and maintained annual budget for 3 companies. Responsible for Capital expenditure as well as individual P&L for each of the 3 companies,COG s reports, efficiency, labor & overtime, fixed costs, and consumables.

Part of the Corporate Planning and Development team.

Major accomplishments included reducing monthly consumable costs by 40%, as well as implementing the first corporate wide software system which moved all data from Excel spreadsheets to a General Ledgering system that included ERP, CRP, MRP, MRO, Shipping & Receiving, and Shop Floor Control utilizing barcode scanning enabling live data capture and up to the minute reporting.

Steel Fabrication Manager September, 2003 – March 2007

ALP Lighting Products, S.A. de C.V. Apodaca, Nuevo Leon, Mexico (100-200 emp)

Company fabricated and assembled florescent light fixtures.

Major clients consisted of Lithonia & Cooper lighting products.

Reported to Latin America Manager. 7 direct reports and 35 indirect. Departments reporting included Engineering, Maintenance, and Programming.

Responsible for Plant layout, Process Improvements, Departmental Budgets, Capital Expenditure recommendation and justifications,

Oversaw new equipment transfers, installations, and product transfers from US plants

Field Service/Application Engineer August, 2001 – September 2003

LVD/Strippit Corporation Buffalo, NY

Provided service and application support for equipment ranging from Press Brakes, Turret Presses, Lasers, and FMS cells to clients nationwide and in Latin America. Specialized in the automated Flexible Manufacturing Cells consisting of raw sheet storage to completed components in one integrated cell controlled by one PC, giving customers a 24 hr Lights Out system. Enjoyed the aspect of teaching clients how to best utilize their equipment to achieve the highest rate of production available.

Plant Manager February, 1997 – June 2001

GLC Engineering, Inc. Elmhurst, IL (25-50 emp)

Company was a small light gauge sheet metal fabricator manufacturing hermetically sealed filter housings to Automotive suppliers and Department of Defense suppliers.

Major clients consisted of GM, Ford, Captor Corp., Motorola, and Rockwell-Collins.

Managed all aspects of the day to day operations of the facility.

Responsible for all purchasing, scheduling, HR duties, and P&L responsibilities with monthly reports to the Principle of the company.

Major accomplishment was achieving 100% on time deliveries after 6 months in this position.

Production Manager April, 1993 – February, 1997

Keener Corp. Connersville, IN (100-200 emp)

Company was a designer and supplier of shipping racks for automotive manufacturers.

Clients consisted of Ford, Chrysler, GM, and other smaller companies.

Responsible for all daily production activities. 6 direct reports and 100 indirect.

Maintained a 99% on time delivery, with near zero overtime.

Various HVAC Contractors & USAF

(Sheetmetal& HVAC Contractors)

Journeyman Sheetmetal worker June, 1983 – March, 1993

United States Air Force September, 1979 – May, 1983


Bilingual Spanish (read, write, & speak)

Microsoft Office


Problem Solving

Teaching & Training

Results oriented




Lean Manufacturing

A3 Problem Solving

JD Edwards software

Jobboss software

Microsoft NAV

MP9 software




TS 16949

References available upon request

Contact this candidate