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Manager Management

Perrysburg, Ohio, 43551, United States
April 22, 2018

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Derwin Hawley

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Perrysburg, OH 43551

Cell: 419-***-****


Manager experience in production management, strategic planning, and development in a Grain Milling Operation. Integral in planning for cost reductions and sustainable yield and production improvements. Introduced new methods into the manufacturing process and built stable work forces. Noted for problem-solving and troubleshooting. Knowledge in state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies and processes in the Milling Industry. Other areas of expertise are:

* Milling Production Processes and Standards, Sanitation / GMP / 5S

* Equipment Management / Maintenance, Safety / RCA-5WHYS / BBS

* Inventory and Materials Management, Quality & Flour Performance / SRC Expertise

* Labor Relations / Human Resource Affairs, Lean Six Sigma / Building Effective Teams


Mill Manager - October 2016 to Present

Knappen Milling, Augusta, Michigan

Milling manager for 6000 cwt flour mill.Two direct reports and nine union operators. Responsible for department safety, quality, maintenance,packing and production. Developed training program to prepare candidates for milling jobs in the mill. Developed excel program to monitor unscheduled down time to develope next steps to improve. Improved production by 20%. Report to Senior VP of Operations.

Distribution Center Manager - March 2016 to October 2016

Family, Farm & Home, Northwood, Ohio

DC manager of 50000' warehouse. Supply freight to nine Ohio Family,Farm & Home retail stores on a weekly schedule to meet retail demand. Successful in the start up of DC operations in May2016. Manage logistics and inventory [ EPICOR] program for inventory management. Manage two DC associates, report to VP of Warehouse operations.

* Assisted in establishing a successful structure for a growing company

* Ability to assess organizational needs and implement administrative procedures

* Detail-minded with a good eye for balance and organization

Materials / Elevator Manager November 2012 to January 4, 2016

Nabisco / Mondelez - Toledo, Ohio

Full operating management responsibility for 5 million bushel elevator of wheat storage with one supervisor and 10 union personnel.Wheat delivered by truck, rail and ship. Worked directly with commodities managers to ensure sufficient wheat inventory to meet production demands. Managed wheat deliveries by ship by directing schedules and meeting Nabisco wheat quality standards. Managed the blending of wheat mixes and movement of wheat to the milling department for production of flour. Managed the departments safety, quality, sanitation and maintenance programs.

* Introduced a series of productivity improvements, process reengineering, cost reduction and performance management programs that improved production output, product and quality standards in the elevator.

* Created lean manufacturing through reduction of rail car demurrage cost from $840,000 in 2012 to under $50,000 in 2013. Automation of locomotive to unload rail cars reduced labor by one, saving of $100,000 per year. Automation of truck dump reduced labor by one, saving $100,000 per year.

* Maintained annual department budget, saving $70,000 in direct labor through reduction in overtime costs.

* Member of team to improve maintenance efficiencies with an end result of improving Key Performance Indicators [KPIs] for the plant. Implemented maintenance software program for departments, KPIs improved 20% end of 2015.

* Updated department Detailed Process Sheets / Standard Operating Procedures to supplement new qualifications for all job classifications in 2015. Given charge of rest of plant and achieved 80% complete year end 2015.

* Along with Materials / Elevator Manager, crossed trained in warehouse /bagging operations and logistics/yard master. Experienced in SAP, 5WHY/RCA, HAACP and Lean Manufacturing.

* Safety team leader for Ergonomics committee. Committee completed 2015 goal of job assessments for each department. Several improvements were implemented in plant operations to eliminate ergonomic issues.

Production Manager Flour Milling / Business Unit Manager April 1990 to November 2012

Nabisco / RJR / Kraft - Toledo, Ohio

Full operating management responsibility for 3.5 million pound per day soft wheat flour mill with 4 supervisors and 15 union personnel. Directed a 24 hour, 3 shift operation, operating 315 days per year. The Toledo Flour mill is the largest soft wheat flour mill in North America.

* Managed the departments safety, quality, sanitation, maintenance and production programs.

* In the early 90s, increased production for white flour from 27000 cwt per day to up 32,000, savings of $250.000 per year.

* Improved flour yields yields from 73.5% to 74.5%, savings of $1MM per year.

* Assisted engineering in design and implementing the automation of grain receiving / cleaning resulting in the reduction of personnel from 23 to 15, labor cost savings of $400,000 per year. Managed the redesign of the department staffing and scheduling.Established a committee of union / management that met for 8 months and established a new scheduling format and job classifications.

* Member of team to design / commission new whole grain flour mill, built by Ocrim of Italy. Received an international patent for work on designing the stabilized whole grain flour. Trained 4 supervisors and union personnel to operate the automated mill to produce whole grain flours for Nabisco bakeries across the US and Mexico.

* Developed strong bond with union leadership to establish trust and mutual bargaining agreement for union contract renewals. Member of Nabisco management team for 23 years and 7 contracts

* 2 trips to Leon Nicraragua to train mill personnel to produce soft wheat flour for new line of cookies in the Nabisco bakery in Nicaragua. Flour performed at a high level, resulting in lower B&R compared to other products.

Milling Plant Manager

Panhandle Milling, Canyon, Tx May 1988 to April 1990

Full operating management responsibility for 300,000 pound per day Hard Wheat flour mill. Managed milling, elevator, warehouse and maintenance, Reported directly to VP of Operations.

* Implemented Preventive Maintenance Program [PM] on sifters, filters, scales and roll stands to improve efficiency and reduce downtime to under 2.5%.

* Implemented 5S to improve sanitation conditions.

* Set up quality schedule to test flour samples.

[ 1980 to 1986, Milling Supervisor : 1986 to May 1988, Head Miller / Department Manager

Acme-Evans / Early & Daniels / ADM April 1980 to May 1988

Milling Supervisor: Shift supervisor for 1.5 million pound per day soft wheat flour mill. Supervised 3 union personnel. Responsible for producing in spec flours per schedule and maintaining sanitation. Head Miller / Department Manager: Full operating manager responsibility for production, quality, safety, sanitation and safety.

* Implemented Preventative Maintenance Program [PM] on sifters, filters,scales and roll stands to improve efficiency and reduce downtime to under 2.5%.

* Sifter re-flow project, increased production by 20%.


Associate Arts Degree, History 1977

Wayne Community College, Goldsboro, NC

Business Classes, 1991 to 1996

University of Toledo

Short Course in Flour Milling, AOM, Kansas State University, 1981.

Additional Education / Seminars

Executive Seminar in Good Manufacturing Practices for the Food Industry by Lauhoff Grain Company, January 31st, 1992

Milling Maintenance Short Course, AOM March, 1988

Operative Millers Short Course, Kansas State University June 12, 1981

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