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Plant Manager Maintenance Technician

Sealy, Texas, 77474, United States
April 15, 2018

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Holger Fehr

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Industrial Production Plant Manager

Strategic Planning I Global Ventures I Profit Optimization

Manufacturing Operations I Cost Control & Waste Reduction I Best Practice Implementations

Driven and highly experienced Industrial Production Manager with proven hands-on leadership skills

in leading teams to excel in manufacturing oil & gas related forged parts. Bilingual in German and

English with a talent for managing globally dispersed teams within international and domestic

environments. Implement Lean methodologies to control cost, optimize resources, and surpass client

goals. Maximize production rates, reduce defects, and increase profits. Inspiring leader.

Areas of Expertise:

Plant Operations Management

Cost Reduction and Avoidance

Lean Manufacturing


Quality Control I Quality Analysis

Team Leadership & Training

Professional Experience

Production & Multisite Management

Materials Planning & Sourcing

Forecasting & Data Analysis

Product Development &


-Strategic Planning & Procedure

Development -

Maass Flange Global Group - Houston, Texas

Plant Manager (2003 to 2015)

Promoted through positions of increasing scope and responsibility due to proven hands-on technical

skills and advanced leadership talents.

Oversaw comprehensive plant operations across all areas to including human resources

management, administrative coordination, budget and strategic financial planning, and production

planning. Recruited, trained, supervised, and managed team members including production plant

teams and office administrative staff members. Managed production scheduling and planning for

24/7 operation. Initially served as the Assistant Plant Manager (94-03).

Selected Contributions:

Aligned goals with resources by effectively assessinq data and metrics to create detailed and

applicable forecasting for raw material needs.

Contributed to long- range planning and end of the year review meeting with CEO and

company owners.

Improved safety scorecard results by leading highly effective weekly safety and training


Leveraged Lean manufacturing methods to streamline processes to ensure customer

satisfaction, decrease cost, eliminate waste, and increase productivity and efficiency.

Served as Project Leader on numerous forging plant expansions; handled layout design for

new work sites, supervised assembly and installation of equipment, designed and installed

tooling, trained teams, and implemented comprehensive safety program .

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Cut down time by creating and executing a full-scope preventive maintenance program;

updated equipment and repair procedures to keep pace with new program implementation.

Decreased cost of tooling and spare parts by organizing a program that improved

accountability through consolidation and negotiating cost-effective contracts with vendors.

Significantly increased safety and reduced accident rates; implemented a comprehensive

safety program comprised of weekly safety and training meetings and design/display of safety

education elements in facility.

Effectively educated and trained teams on proper safety gear for each position; liaised with

insurance representatives to strategize coverage for high risk areas.

Streamlined batching process to significantly improve on-time delivery rates; decreased set

up times and reduced quantity and frequency of remakes.

Implemented an extensive quality control program to include enforcement of ISO 9002, TUV.

& PED rules and regulations; rigorously trained team members to increase accountability and


Reduced raw material inventory deviation by improving organization for shipping, receiving,

storage. accountability. and simplifying materials identification via hand-held bar code


Enhanced overall results by implementing focused processes in the areas of shipping and

receiving finished products and raw materials.

Led processes to meet regulatory compliance goals for OSHA. ISO. TUV. and PED inspections

and customer audits.

Performed daily evaluations of production and equipment efficiency usage to create action

plans that met weekly. monthly. and yearly goals.

Ensured full-scope production uptime by overseeing facility and equipment maintenance and


Planned and oversaw special projects. special orders. and additional requirements between

multiple production facilities at plants across the globe.

Improved employee retention rate from a rapid turnover to a longer-term retention for team


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Previous experience includes global assignments in establishing production facilities and leading

turn-around initiatives at existing facilities in Venezuela, Mexico, Germany

Education and Credentials

Bachelor of Business Administration, Operations Management • University of Houston-

Houston. TX. Magna cum laude

Aviation Maintenance Technician, duel certification in Airframe & Powerplant with an Associates

in Science. Spartan School of Aeronautics - Tulsa. OK

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