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Manager Management

Los Angeles, California, United States
February 01, 2018

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Executive Summary

Manufacturing and operation management expertise with emphasis on continuous improvement, cost reduction and quality control. Extensive knowledge managing high performance manufacturing operations utilizing lean principles. Twenty years’ experience in semiconductor manufacturing including production, engineering, planning, program management and quality. Team based management style that is data driven with focus on continuous process improvements utilizing kaizen philosophy. Specialties

Operational Management

Lean Manufacturing Experts

Six Sigma / 5S / Kaizen

Poka-yoke (Mistake Proofing)

Statistical Process Control (SPC)

Quality System

Program Management

Project Management

Continuous Improvement

Capacity / Cost Modeling

Operations / Vendor Auditing

Supply Chain / Contract Negotiation

Safety & Hazardous Emergency Response

New Product Introduction


Global Communication Semiconductor, Torrance, California January 2013 to Present Senior Fab Production Manager

Managed a 14,000 sq./ft. submicron III-V semiconductor wafer foundry which develops and manufactures a diverse mix of RFIC, MOSFET and Photonic technologies. Startup environment with rapid growth required the development of fundamental operational procedures. Key member of management team; developed strategies to increase capabilities and capacity. Managed a diverse team of ~95 employees which included; operations, industrial engineering, supply chain, and IT.

Increased production and fab revenue by over 30% to $50 million

Reduced cycle time by ~15% by removing nonvalue added steps and optimizing process.

Increased labor count by ~60% / Expanded fab by ~30%

Restructure shift schedule to accommodate 24/7 production

Created training group to reduce human errors by 40%

Transitioned fab to paperless, implementing new MES system

Negotiated process chemical pricing to achieve over $200k annual saving

Purchased ~$3kk in capital equipment to improve automation and quality

Optimized processes, procedures and equipment to significantly improved fab safety International Rectifier Corporation, El Segundo, California June 2001 to Jan 2013 Production Manager (2006-2013)

Production Manager of Fab3, a 20,000 sq./ft., production IC semiconductor wafer fab. The facility’s annual operations budget of $25 million had sales of over $40 million to automotive, industrial and aerospace customers. Managed a team of over 75 employees across four shifts. Certified in Hazmat, Hazwoper and served as Incident Commander for the Emergency Response Team (ERT). The fab became the most efficient facility within International Rectifier.

Achieved delivery to schedule above 99%.

Reduced cycle time down by 20% to 1.5 days per layer utilizing lean manufacturing.

Created an improvement inventive program and an internal auditing system to maintain mechanical yield consistently above 98%.

Utilized SPC and Six Sigma to achieve electrical yield averaging above 99%. Dan Benveniste

Production Manager (2001–2006)

Managed the operations of Fab5, a 10,000 sq./ft., submicron R&D silicon and III-V wafer fab. The fab’s annual operational budget of $15 million supported five power-semiconductor R&D groups. Focused on process optimization, introduction of new device technology and transferring processes to higher volume facilities. The fab developed and released six platform technologies while utilizing its excess capacity for production.

Achieved production delivery to schedule above 98%.

Reduced the R&D learning cycles by over 50% by developing a system to measure performance to schedule and align resources accordingly.

Increased capacity of R&D line by over 20%.

Other Dual Responsibilities at International Rectifier Corporation Program Manager (2010-2012)

Managed New Product Introduction (NPI) programs for the consumer component business unit. Develop new die / package combinations and qualified manufacturing and assembly sites. Quality Engineer (2006–2009)

Represented the factory in cases of field failure. Worked extensively with Japanese and European customers on reliability returns. Utilized automotive industry standards: 8 Disciplines (8Ds) problem solving, Six Sigma, determined root-cause and implemented corrective actions. Extensive use of failure analyst tools such as SEM, FIB, EDS and Auger.

Performed audits at vendor and manufacturing facilities. Collaborated with vendors to improve their processes and address quality issues. Negotiated with their management to insure all issues were satisfactorily addressed. Point of contact for factory certifications: ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO/TS16949, DSCC. Teradyne Corporation, Agoura Hills, California April 1998 to April 2001 Production Supervisor

Managed a semiconductor-equipment manufacturing facility. Trained in Total Quality Management (TQM) and directed Quality Improvement Teams (QIT). Ramped up four production lines utilizing JIT and PULL systems.

Developed a Kanban system to reduce parts inventory by 30%.

Created and implemented design changes to reduce costs and improve quality with saving of over


Applied Magnetics Corporation, Goleta, California April 1996 to April 1998 Production Supervisor

Supervised a cleanroom wafer fab during the weekend nights. Organized line flow, created priorities and shipping goals.

Improved mechanical yield by 10% by determining root-cause of scrap and implementing procedural changes.

3M Corporation – Data Storage Division, Camarillo, California October 1995 to April 1996 Engineering Coop

Created and carried out factory experiments and presented the cost versus benefits of implementation of new processes.

Successfully demonstrated process improvement which reduced cycle time by 15%. Education

B.S. Industrial Technology, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, October 1996 President – Alpha Gamma Sigma Honors Society

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