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Continuous Improvement Manager

La Porte, Indiana, 46350, United States
February 11, 2018

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Dean Killinger

**** ******** **., ********** **. 46168



To obtain employment as a manager of a large group of workers in the food service industry, reaching the continuous improvement objectives through effective coaching and training while delivering a wide range of products.

Specific Skills

Involved in weekly safety meetings or lean efficiency production programs

British Retail Consortioum (BRC) bakery audit for cleanness

Bronze training IPM (Integrated process management) for dough consistency

Scheduling for all shifts, control overtime, manage expense

Alpha Baking Company LaPorte, IN 04/2017 to present

Serve on management team of a 24-hour plant, coordinate ongoing production.

Recaptured previous vendor, Innkeeper’s Bread, returning to the plant after streamlining the baking process and improving consistency.

Manage 8 direct reports; provide training and process supervision for 50 indirect employees.

Coordinate process improvement with quality control division.

Coach, mentor, and develop staff to implement safety, process improvements, and new product development.

Improve change over time for machines when alternating product lines, resulting in significant cost savings.

Monitor machines for repair, report problems proactively, communicate changes to other team leaders.

Maple Hurst Bakery, Team Leader, Brownsburg, Indiana 11/15 to 2/17

Responsible for the production of High Speed Donut lines.

Leading Team Meetings the production line 20 products.

Manage 8 direct reports, and supervise training of 60 indirect employees.

Coordinate quality control of product lines.

Harlan Bakery Company, Line Leader Avon, Indiana 09/14 to 10/15

Responsible for the Bagel Production line.

Manage crew of 30 employees and running the production line.

Schwebels Baking Company, Production Supervisor, Solon, Ohio 07/13 to 09/14

Responsible for the bread line crew and the growing profits through continuous improvement, while focusing on improved morale within the company workers.

Panera Bread Company Production, Associate, Lenexa, KS 03/12 to 07/13

Responsible for maintenance and operation of all bakery machinery, including travel to other production facilities to troubleshoot production issues.

Panera Bread Company, Production Supervisor, Warren, Ohio 06/05 to 03/12

Responsible for bread and bagel line crew supervision and running of the production line.

New Horizons Baking Co., Production Supervisor (MacDonald’s Products) 05/04 to 05/05 Responsible for crew supervision, streamlining inventory, and the reduction of waste due to overproduction.

Nickels Bakery, Superintendent 05/84 – 02/04

Responsible for three shifts of workers on high speed production lines, reducing overproduction, improving workflow, and increasing profits by monitoring overtime and shift differentials.

Education: Akron North High School Akron, OH

Attended AIB Manhattan, KS

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