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Manager Continuous Improvement

Location:
Greer, South Carolina, United States
Posted:
April 18, 2018

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Anthony Sparks

*** ***** *** *****

Greer, SC ***51

864-***-****

ac46ko@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY

A dedicated forward-thinking Operations Professional. Extensive expertise in Process Engineering & Re-Engineering, Lean Manufacturing, Operational Excellence/Continuous Improvement programs and Advanced Maintenance Programs utilizing CMMS and Predictive tools to drive equipment reliability. Excellent communication skills that train and mentor award-winning teams. Demonstrated experience in Aerospace, Automotive and critical application Industrial Gearing, Motors & Bearings. Experienced global Operations Manager skilled in Manufacturing, Production Assembly, & Warehouse/Logistics. Proven aptitude for reducing costs and improving efficiency; Focused on Labor, Overhead & Profit. P&L experience.

EXPERIENCE

MARTEX FIBER A SOUTHERN CORPORATION, Spartanburg, SC

Process Excellence Manager and TPM Maintenance, 2017-Present

Trained and implemented Lean process improvements. Implemented Training Within Industry (TWI) plant wide. Implemented Reliability Based Maintenance. Justified CMMS system and implementation. Reversed “breakdown maintenance culture”.

Increased operator knowledge and equipment availability resulting in a 26% increase in output while reducing working hours from 24/7 schedule with four (4) shifts to 24/5 and three (3) shifts and reducing eighteen (18) employees.

MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS, Atlanta, GA

Operational Excellence Manager, Multi-Plant Support, 2016-2017

Interfaced with plant managers to identify and implement process improvements. Focused on foundry and assembly operations.

Coordinated reduction of product defect reducing scrap by $3,000 per day.

Identified and reduced machine downtime by 20%.

Improved Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) sequenced assembly by 7% based on refined standard work

PPG INDUSTRIES, AEROSPACE DIVISION, SPECIALTY COATINGS GROUP, Huntsville, AL

Process Optimization Manager, 2009-2015

Completed projects improving maintenance, product flow, standard work, SMED and reduced constraints.

Implemented new value stream that combined 50% of plant production, reducing labor by 10%,

improved First Pass Yield and reduced lead-time by 15days.

Provided employee lean training and supported application support centers throughout company.

Implemented CMMS system to improve TPM maintenance in multiple facilities, reducing maintenance cost 20%.

ROCKWELL AUTOMATION, POWER SYSTEMS, Greenville, SC 1993-2009

Various Positions in Descending Order from Last to First-

Lean Enterprise Manager, Greenville, SC 2005-2009

Managed Lean transformation in Reliance Electric motors and Dodge Mechanical Bearings, Gearing and Mechanical

products in 13 plants. Guided lean transformation within the Rockwell Automation Power Systems Group.

Developed, Trained, Managed and Reported Lean transformation metrics across division.

Responsible for driving 5% cost reduction across all plants and beating goal every year.

Developed and improved maintenance programs, leading to North American Industrial Excellence awards.

ROCKWELL AUTOMATION, POWER SYSTEMS

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Strategic Sourcing Manager, Greenville, SC- Responsible for all European product sourcing, Rubber and Non-Metallic, Electrical components and all assembled engineered products. Managing multiple plant waste streams to develop a new income source to the company. Achieve 7% cost reduction over responsible commodities. 2001-2005

Helical Gear Products Project Lead, Greenville, SC- Led joint venture between Rockwell and Flender AG focused on shared manufacturing and engineering of Quantis and Motox-N gear products. Managed U.S. production implementation of three new speed reducing helical gear product lines. Resolved significant cost and supply-chain issues. Re-sourced raw materials to reduce cost reduction ensuring product met worldwide target pricing while returning target profit. Moved bearing production processes and manufacturing equipment from Europe to Mexico on-time, under budget with no customer delivery issues. 2000-2001

Operations Manager, Elztal-Dallau, Germany- Managed production operations for 100 employees. Provided business integration for new acquisition into Power Systems Division. Managed warehousing in Germany, France, and UK, as well as logistics throughout EU. Implemented lean value streams and standard work. Established safety and environmental programs, leading to receipt of Chairman’s Award for Safety and Environment. Consolidated finished goods inventory, eliminated two warehouses through Lean Warehouse layout and Lean business processes. P&L Responsibility. 1996-2000

Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Columbus, Indiana- Managed floor support, developed production routings, standard work, and developed new production process in a union environment. Improved department productivity by 15% through introduction of new methods and improving standard work. Established value stream flow projects and implemented SMED improvements. Developed new process resulting in two patents. 1993-1996

EDUCATION

PURDUE UNIVERSITY, West Lafayette, Indiana

BS Mechanical Technology

AAS Mechanical Engineering Technology

BALL STATE UNIVERSITY, Muncie, Indiana

Vocational Education Teaching

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Executive Board Member, Foundation for Industrial Maintenance Excellence

Active Member, the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals

Rockwell Automation Lean-Sigma Black Belt

Rockwell Automation Six-Sigma Black Belt

Plenary Presenter at the Lean Flight Initiative Conference

English language, natural, German language modest technical, adaptable to other cultures and languages

Vocational Teaching certification

PATENTS

Patent 5,752,562, May 19, 1998

Patent 5,752,245, July 2, 1996



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