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Manager Plant

Stratford, Connecticut, United States
60,000 to 70,000
February 19, 2018

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Gregory a. Ornelas

**** ***** ****** **** 347-***-****

Stratford, CT 06614


Manufacturing Plant Manager with broad experience in the steel industry. Solid record of achievement in increasing production flow, manufacturing goals, company objectives and lean manufacturing project improvements under safe effective operating procedures. Successfully implemented lean operating methods and delivery through world-class service keeping with customer quality specification, minimizing inventories and maximizing equipment usage. Extensive knowledge of maintenance, engineering, inventory management and ISO 9000 quality management. Skilled at transforming high-potential staff into outstanding leadership and building a successful team through effective communications and strong interpersonal relations.


Zulu Fire Door / Paterson NJ Current- 2016

Zulu Fire Door Manufactures hollow metal doors and frames for the construction industries.

Plant Manager

Direct and coordinate plant operations within company policies and procedures.

Maintain a clean and safe plant.

Responsible for plant production goals.

Foster a well-trained and motivated staff.

Confer with department heads to ensure coordination of purchasing, production, and shipping.

Responsible for establishing all shift production schedules.

Trained employees in best manufacturing techniques and safe work practices in the hollow metal trade.


Successfully reduced quality issues from 60% to 0% within three months.

Managed production activities to guarantee 99% of orders were shipped on-time.

Increased sales by 20% due to increase in productivity through improvements in operations and quality.

Juniper Industries, Inc., / Middle village, NY 2015 – 2016

Juniper Industries, Inc. develops and manufactures complete assemblies and component parts for Navy standard and custom water tight doors, hatches, scuttles, and provides custom fabrication services for the marine and commercial markets.

Production Manager

Managed 47 non-union production sheet metal workers on day shift.

Trained and mentored staff creating effective work teams.

Led production and safety meetings, investigated accidents, and determined root cause to implement corrective measures.

Trained employees in best manufacturing techniques and safe work practices in the metal trade.


Upgraded production areas from electric tools to air tooling which decreased electrical expense by 20%.

Dramatically increased production plan from 76% to 91%.

Reduced labor cost by 15%.


Abco Fire Door / Bronx NY 2014-2015

Founded in 1980, Abco Firedoor Inc. is a mid-sized organization in the doors wholesale and manufacturers industry located in Bronx, NY.

Plant Manager

Managed 62 non-union employees.

Directed and managed plant operations for production, maintenance, quality, shipping and receiving.

Reviewed established production schedules for all manufacturing departments to insure established inventory levels are met while operating at the highest efficiency possible.

Make sure all employees are following safety and company polices.


Increased production levels up to 20%.

Minimized inventory levels by 15% and maximized equipment usage 97% and increased labor productivity 100%.

Successfully established and implemented lean operating procedures, monitored and evaluated program effectiveness.

EDI-ECI / Paterson NJ 2012 – 2014

Elevator Doors Inc., Elevator Cabs Inc., (EDI/ECI) produces custom elevator cabs and entrances for the Elevator, Construction and Real Estate markets.

Cap Shop Foreman / Metal Shop Foreman

Established weekly production plan, reviewed each job specifications, and prepared all work sheets for production areas.

Checked inventory status for all required materials, followed up with each production areas to ensure job completed on time.

Released shop orders, followed -up on delivery schedules, monitored custom job special requirements, inspections, packing, shipping and logistic activities and closed shop orders.

Acquired full knowledge of products, specifications, applications. Maintained a complete knowledge of custom orders. Provided comprehensive technical, application support and custom solutions to customers.

Worked closely with management on production plan forecasting. Interfaced with manufacturing, engineering, operations and shipping to ensure job orders fulfillment of all requirements.

Supervised and trained team members.


Reduced material cost up to 30%.

Successfully managed sales orders delivery fulfillment rate from 67% to 93%.

Insured all scheduled production and shipping material were met in a timely manner.

Columbia Elevator Inc. / Port Chester, NY / Bridgeport, CT 2007- 2011

Columbia Elevator foundered in the mid-60’s and products designs, manufactures, and markets a full range of new and modernized architectural cabs, entrances and door systems, as well as modernization and replacement parts serving the commercial, LULA, and residential segments of the North American Elevator Industry.

Plant Manager

Managed purchasing, production control, customer service and shipping logistic.

Developed and controlled annual production profits, plans, and budgets.

Implemented cost effective systems of control over capital, operating expenditures, manpower, wages and salaries.

Controlled and minimized labor overtime, premium freight and repair expenses.

Relocated facility and maintained equipment; replaced or made adjustments to plant facilities and equipment.

Implemented and maintained preventative maintenance programs.

Incorporated shop floor organization and plant cleanliness among plant personnel.


Achieved 99% on time delivery.

Achieved 40% customer satisfaction improvement. 35% lead time improvement.

Successfully relocated facility within 30 days and fully operational within 45 days.

Reduced labor cost by 15% and transportation costs by 50%.

Replaced overseas suppliers with more cost effective local vendors.

Restructured purchasing policy using fewer vendors, increasing quality and on time delivery of components.

Successfully established and implemented lean operating procedures, monitored and evaluated program effectiveness.

L.I.F. Industries. Inc. Long Island NY 1996 – 2007

L.I.F is one of the largest manufacturers of custom hollow metal doors and frames and stocking distributors of hollow metal doors and frames, wood doors, and architectural finish hardware in North America.

Plant Manager

Managed over 200 employees.

Received several recognition awards for 100% on time delivery performance.

Achieved annual production goals with over 70% high margin.

Successfully implemented custom manufacturing and exceeding $25 million in sales annually.

Reduced employee turnover from 42% to less than 6% and transitioned unskilled labor force into a

culturally diverse staff trained in current technology.


AS, Business Science, Oklahoma State University.

Proficient with MS Office, Word, Power Point, Excel and Encombix System.

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