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Manufacturing Engineering

Livonia, Michigan, 48152, United States
February 10, 2018

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Medhat Said

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Quality Improvement § Process Development § Team Leadership

Professional Profile

Dynamic and analytical manufacturing and management professional, with global experience leading manufacturing operation to achieve optimal quality, productivity, and profitability. Award winning and highly accomplished.

Comprehensive background in technology and manufacturing. Expertise serving as a technical liaison with clients. Exceptional critical thinking skills. Devoted to world-class process design and manufacturing, with a commitment to superior service. History of building and directing teams focused on growth to accomplish goals.

Talent for coaching others to peak performance. Articulate and creative, with a reputation for outstanding interpersonal communication skills. Extensive international travel experience. History of excellence in every endeavor, and eager for new challenges.

Professional Experience

Jabil Circuit, St. Petersburg, FL 2015-present

Global Manufacturing Engineering Director – Automotive

Recruited to direct multiple technical functions for a contract electronics manufacturing company. Charged with improving manufacturing engineering capabilities and processes. Manage activities to improve quality, optimize processes and reduce defects.

Provide leadership in the development of manufacturing processes and tooling to control void under BT components, which has resulted in $5 Million in cost avoidance.

Effectively achieved significant quality improvements (<0.5R/1000) in multiple new products, prior to launch.

Selected to lead Engineering, including process and automation of startup operation in the footwear industry.

Delivered significant improvements far beyond goals and expectations in both quality and cost reduction (in excess of $1.5 Million annually) through the development of an industry-first automation technology.

Ford Motor Company / Visteon Electronics, Chongqing, China, and Dearborn, MI 1990-2015

Deputy Plant Manager, Visteon JV, Chongqing, China (2010-2015)

Selected for an international assignment to lead engineering and manufacturing team of managers, supervisors, engineers, and operators in the development and implementation of a process quality system affecting new products launches.

Created and executed a plan to deliver high risk supplier, and achieve Ford Q1 (2013).

Established and deployed Six Sigma in all aspects of managing supplier quality, development, and manufacturing. Championed over 50 programs that resulted in a savings of over $4 Million annually.

Developed and implemented a warranty reductions strategy, resulting in reduction from 2.5 R/1000 to 0.1 R/1000.

Led the internal quality improvement plant, and reduced customer PPM from over 1000 to less than 15.

Reduced Manufacturing Cycle Time by 24%, and improved cost savings by 85%.

Achieved multiple additional quality and process improvements. Implemented selective soldering and x-ray technology; implemented lean cell for critical operations, resulting in 30% reduction in labor costs.

Ensured the full implementation of quality tools, APQP, MSA and significantly improved the quality of PPAP

Visteon Manufacturing / Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Manager (2003-2010)

Provided direction and expertise to a team of engineers, managers, and technical staff involved with developing an advanced system for concept development process projects and complex product development. Tracked CDP and PD projects, and negotiated and implemented customer tests that facilitated product transfer from Visteon manufacturing plants to Electronic Manufacturing Service (EMS) plants. Evaluated and audited EMS suppliers.

Led the development of mix technology reflow soldering, and lead-free technology for reflow, wave and selective soldering.

Developed and implemented press fit technology to miniaturize rules for SMT topside components.

Conducted over 50 design experiments to optimize product designs and manufacturing processes.

SET Launch Manager / Total Value Management (2002-2003)

Launched Simultaneous Engineering Team, a cross-functional team responsible for current model engineering changes. Developed and executed a single strategy at 22 manufacturing plants. Customized communications and project management tools to fit needs of every division.

Trained over 300 engineers to use tools, and worked with each team to ensure the highest levels of effectiveness.

Simultaneous Engineering Team was subsequently established as a company-wide business practice.

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Professional Experience, continued…

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt / Manufacturing Engineering Staff (2000-2002)

Organized and directed cross-functional team of engineers and technicians utilizing Six Sigma methodology to define, measure, analyze, and improve control to eliminate flex-cracked capacitors from major audio lines. Team developed and implemented design rules for new products.

Successfully improved quality 70%, realizing over $1 Million in savings annually.

Solder Interconnect Technical Fellow / Multimedia SBU (1994-2000)

Supported seven electronics plants, reviewing machine specification, and performing machine acceptance and launch. Conducted on site support and training, and provided technical expertise to troubleshoot challenges. Applied expertise to developing wave and selective solder design rules for PWB, and tested rules through experiment design. Worked with suppliers to develop and implement new technologies in both selective and wave solder machines. Conducted multiple joint developments at supplier sites. Effectively provided design groups with a manufacturing voice in the design of new processes for new products.

Led Continuous Improvement Team with engineers for seven plants.

Developed industry-first design rules, resulting in excess of $25 Million annual cost avoidance.

Team recognized for identifying over $2 Million in annual savings.

Directed the team that developed and implemented new processes to selectively solder heat sensitive components to PWBs, and led team in the development of Best Practices for wave and selective solder machines.

Developed nitrogen reduction system for inert wave solder machines.

Created new communized solder joint criteria for Visteon’s seven electronic plants.

Prior Assignments:

Manufacturing Engineer / Ford Electronics, Markham, Ontario 1990-1994

Process Engineer / Pure Data Limited, Richmond Hill, Ontario 1989-1990

Mechanical Engineer / Motorola Canada Limited, North York, Ontario 1987-1989


University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI

Master of Science degree in Engineering Management (2000)

Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (1987)

Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering (1986)

Professional Development

Six Sigma Black Belt Certification (2000)

Lean Manufacturing Training (1999)

Professional Honors

Ford Motor Company World Excellence Award (2005)

Visteon Quality Award Winner / Customer Driven Quality (six times)

Visteon Quality Award Finalist / Customer Driven Quality (five times)

United States Patent and Trademark Office

One Patent (team award) § Five Disclosures

Professional Affiliations

Member: Ontario Society of Professional Engineers

Languages and Citizenship

Language Fluency: English and Arabic

Language Familiarity: Chinese

Dual Citizenship: United States and Canada

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