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Manager Project

Rock Hill, South Carolina, 29732, United States
February 19, 2018

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Robert W. Welborn **** Howell Road Rock Hill, SC 29732 803-***-****



Top level, high- performing operations-management executive with expertise in budget administration,

recruitment and hiring of qualified plant employees.

Head of vendor selection and negotiation.

Proven as a proficient safety professional; building successful safety programs while managing contractors and architects.

Highly skilled project manager with proven experience at building and maintaining the operation of multiple production plants from the ground up to successful operations while achieving high quality and on time delivery.

5S culture with continual improvement concepts and Lean Management; achieving cost reductions and waste elimination.

Leader of plant compliance of safety, quality and environmental, achieving zero non-conformances.

8 year Military Veteran of the U.S. Navy, Electronics Technician and Inventory Control Manager.


P & L Management

Operational Process Analysis

Strategic Planning and Leadership

Organizational Design and Development

Productivity and Efficiency Improvement

Process Re-Design

Change Management

Performance Management

Project Planning/Execution

Cross Functional Team Leadership

Continuous Improvement of Operational Processes

Customer Satisfaction

Negotiation, Persuasion and Communication

Training and Leadership Development

Team Collaboration

Decision Making

Planning and Deployment of Operational Assets

Operating Infrastructure



Complex Problem Solving

Total Quality Management


2014–2018 Coroplast Tape Corporation Rock Hill, SC

Director Of Production

-Responsible for developing and maintaining budgets, capital expenditures, HR, safety, training, staffing, EBIT and

payroll approval for Production Facility of 58M, producing pressure sensitive tapes with coating and converting

operations for the Automotive Industry Tier 2

-Negotiate pricing with suppliers of technical equipment and consumables

-Negotiate lease rates /purchase for buildings and transportation 3PL

-Maintain all records for regulatory inspections

-Develop 5S culture with continual improvement concepts and Lean Management

-IATF 16949/TS 16949, ISO 14001 compliant Plant with zero NC’s in 4 years

-Responsible Tape Manufacturer Champion achieving two compliance audits and certification through the Pressure

-Sensitive Tape Council with zero discrepancies

-Control inventory using SAP while maintaining 20 day KPI

-Approve all Invoices related to operations

-Technical Reporting direct to Corporate located in Wuppertal, Germany

-Travel to Corporate 3-4 times yearly for technical and budgetary Projects

Project Manager and Owners Representative

-Responsible for design review/approval and sourcing of Architectural, Construction and Technical services to accomplish

the building Upfit of a shell building, new construction (2nd Building) and equipment installation. Continually update and

report to Corporate the progress and budget

-Meet weekly with General Contractors to discuss progress, challenges and solutions

-Review and approve all specifications for Architectural, Structural, Civil, Electrical, Plumbing and Finishes

-Building Projects including furniture and equipment of 4.2M, 5.2M and 1.6M with on time delivery

-Capital equipment Projects of 6M, 2.4M and 4.2M with on time delivery

-Selection, negotiation and procurement of capital equipment

-Develop and implement production concepts and processes including material flow

-Coordinate and manage on-site contractors for all aspects of Mechanical, Electrical and Support services

Safety Director and Human Resource Team Member

-Develop Safety Program including Safety Manual, Emergency Action Plan, Contractor Regulations, Contingency Plan and


-Maintain OSHA Log 300 and reports monthly and annually

-Manage all Workers Compensation Claims

-Create Safety Committee and Safety Review Team

-Recruited, interviewed and hired Plant personnel for Production, Logistics, Maintenance and Production Engineering

building a Team of 65 personnel

-Maintain Attendance records and approve payroll hours

-Create and deliver discipline to personnel in compliance with Policy Manual including terminations

-Co-author Policy Manual

2008–2014 Etimex USA Inc. Charlotte NC

Plant Manager

-Responsible for day to day operations including developing and

maintaining budgets, capital expenditures, HR, safety, training, staffing,

EBIT and payroll approval

-Negotiate pricing with suppliers of raw materials

-Negotiate lease rates for buildings and transportation

-Maintain all records for regulatory inspections

-Control inventory using SAP

-Partner with Sales Manager to develop new products for customers

including presentations at customer sites

-Develop Team as Tier 1 Supplier to Volkswagen Puebla / Chattanooga

and BMW Greer with successful launches in 2013

-Develop new products for Medical Product Production in Q4 2013

-Travel to Germany for key discussion involving growth strategy, product

development and budgetary decisions( typical 3/year)

-Travel to customer sites for support as needed (U.S., Mexico and Europe)

-Report to private owner based in Germany

1997–2008 BP America/ Etimex USA Inc. Charlotte, NC

Manufacturing Manager/Manufacturing Services Manager

-Responsible for all aspects of facilities, manufacturing and personnel for

a plastics manufacturer of blow molded and injection molded

components and assemblies. 50 employees, 19 production lines and 15

million in Sales

-Selection and procurement of capital equipment, components and raw

materials needed to meet customer requirements

-Develop and implement production concepts and processes for new

products including design approval

-Lead team to transition Production from manual finishing and assembly

to -6-axis robotics and reduce unskilled labor 50 percent


1992–1996 York Technical College Rock Hill, SC

A.S. In Engineering Technology; Major- Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology, Graduated Phi Theta Kappa (4.0 GPA)

QS 9000/ TS 16949 Implementation/Transition (AIAG)

Business Classes York Technical College

Kepnor Trego Root Cause Analysis

HR Training, The Employers Association- Charlotte NC

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