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Manager Engineering

St. Louis, Missouri, United States
February 21, 2018

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I am an emotionally intelligent servant and dynamic leader with proven experience in safety management, employee engagement, talent development, engineering, innovation, exceptional strategic long-term decisions, maximizing cost structures, resource efficiency, revenue growth, start-ups, and efficient and effective operational excellence. My diverse engineering expertise, experience in R&D, working as an automotive mechanic through high school, and running a construction company through college allows me to create new inventions that best solves the customer’s problems.


Multiple Site Management

Transformational Leader



Lean Six Sigma certified

Union/Non-union Experience

Multiple Patents Pending


Change Agent

Talent Development

Creative / Innovative


Allied Healthcare Products Inc., St. Louis, MO, 7/14 - Present

Vice President of Operations

I am the second-in-command of the Company – I took over both the VP of Administration and VP of Operations roles in July, 2014 and continue to lead the Stuyvesant Falls, NY manufacturing site from St. Louis, MO

Lead a team of 10 managers and executives, and 230 production, maintenance and warehouse union employees.

Achieved 1,014 days without an OSHA recordable and 991 days scratch free for all employees

Ensure safety, health and environmental compliance through engagement and employee driven programs.

Full accountability for all administrative functions of the company, corporate strategy, legal affairs, information technology, operations, supply chain, domestic and international sales, and engineering

Full accountability for all financial controls, i.e., compensation, both short term and variable, bargaining agreement negotiations, P&L, budget & forecast, contracts, health and commercial insurance, inventory management, and capital planning.

Implement sustainable process improvements, cost reductions, innovations, lean principles, and preventive maintenance programs and practices.

Develop S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely) company goals and metrics

Innovative engineered solutions – patent pending on multiple designs

Total operating expense reductions and achievements:

oReduction in scrap, material usage, rejects, supplies, utility use, outside services, and freight. ($54,000 / year)

oCost reductions in supply chain ($95,000 / year)

oIncrease in labor productivity and reduction in indirect labor spending ($324,000 / year)

oReduction in overhead through technology, process improvements and automation ($445,000 / year)

oReduction in general and administrative expenses such as legal, auditing, and recruiting ($75,000 / year)

oNegotiated three (3) year contract with the union

4:1 vote approval – this was the best voting differential in over 24 years

People are engaged and talent is retained – currently tracking at a 6.5% total employee turnover rate vs. 15% three (3) years prior vs. the industry average of 16%, the average years of service is more than 15 years, and the current absenteeism rate is 0.8% vs. 4.6% three (3) years prior vs. the industry average of 3.6%.

oNegotiate all commercial insurance policies ($85,000 total reduction over last two fiscal years)

oWorking Capital reduction ($660,000)

Developed high performance customer centric and engaged teams imparting focus, alignment, engagement and accountability

Allied Healthcare Products Inc., Stuyvesant Falls, NY, 1/12 – 7/14

Director of Operations and Plant Manager

Accountable for the safe consistent high quality production of carbon dioxide absorbents used in medical and military applications.

Implemented sustainable process improvements, innovations, lean principles, and preventive maintenance programs.

Full accountability for all financial controls

Provided sustainable resolve and leadership to turnaround the carbon dioxide absorbent division – developed, engineered, and scaled up new product lines, and provided bottom line revenue growth:

oEnvironmental, health and safety compliance through engagement and employee driven programs

oDevelop S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely) divisional goals and metrics

oInvented and validated the unique process and technology for two carbon dioxide absorbents.

oInvented two new products – patent pending

oIncreased production from 50,000 to 1.6 million pounds per year with 55% reduction in direct labor ($495,000 / year)

oDivisional business growth of $3.6 Million in the first 18 months

oIncreased machine uptime from 60% to 95% ($320,000 / year)

oIncreased production first pass yield from 80% to 92% in first six months, 94% in eight months ($425,000 / year)

oIncreased preventative maintenance diligence from 60% to 100% each month

oWorking capital reduction ($45,000 / year) and maintenance labor reduction ($83,000 / year)

oOn time shipping service level of 95% within the first day of release and 100% within three (3) days of release

oImplemented communication boards illustrating safety, quality, production, delivery, cost and maintenance metrics

oCreated a culture of lean principles, engagement and accountability

oImplemented quarterly performance reviews and performance improvement plans

Owens Corning, Delmar, NY, 8/05 –1/12

Plant Operations and Distribution Manager

Led a team of 300 salaried and union personnel

Achieved several significant safety milestones, including over 1,000 days without an OSHA recordable and 500 days scratch free

Accountable for all financial controls, approximately 180 million pounds of production, 220 acre manufacturing site, and the efficient and effective management of all operational systems, processes and policies

A career of consistently increasing productivity, “greening” operations, reducing costs, and developing non-union, union and management employees:

oAchieved 455 days without an OSHA recordable and 120 days scratch free for all employees

oRightsized the Site from 394 to 300 people ($6.5 million / year savings)

oAutomated and optimized Retail Roll packaging equipment ($977,000 / year savings)

oEliminated process blowback issues to improve first pass yield ($446,000 / year savings)

oProduct carry-over design changes to improve first pass yield ($320,000 / year savings)

oFacilitated Kaizen and Point Kaizen events, driving continuous improvement ($900,000 / year savings)

Developed annual budget for plant production, continuous improvement, energy, and warehouse operations.

Plant Maintenance and Engineering Manager

Led a team of 180 salaried and union maintenance personnel

Accountable for $47 million in assets, $19.7 million operating budget and a 220-acre manufacturing site

Invented and implemented original equipment, process improvements, and projects:

oSafety equipment for wet and dry electrostatic precipitators ($1.1 million cost avoidance for 2007)

oSanitary waste treatment improvements ($700,000 cost avoidance in 2006 and $84,000 / year savings)

oDesigned and implemented finished goods product diverter robots ($180,000 / year savings)

oEliminated the need for product paper adherence tack-down glue ($76,000 / year savings)

oWet Electrostatic Precipitators (WEP) non-chemical de-foaming system ($37,000 / year savings)

oDesigned and led the implementation of the Vulcan spray project ($140,000 / year savings)

oDesigned finished goods Belt Roll Up automated roll processing equipment ($240,000 / year savings)

Implemented Reliability Work Process – prioritizing work in cooperation with business needs and plant goals

Developed annual budget for plant maintenance and engineering

OSG Norwich Pharmaceuticals, Norwich, NY, 4/03 - 8/05

Manufacturing Process Engineering Manager

Managed engineering team cost estimation, process design, equipment installation, and process qualification and validation in compliance and cooperation with FDA and cGMP regulations, and company goals

Performed process optimization, regression analysis and DOE experiments on all processes to identify opportunities to refine the process and increase operator efficiency ($1.1 million in labor reduction, cost savings and cost avoidance)

Designed, engineered, installed, and led troubleshooting, operator training, and process validation of:

oProportional integral derivative (PID) controlled coating solution, human machine interface (HMI) binder delivery systems, ultra high molecular weight polyethylene printing bars, reverse osmosis water treatment systems, and single-shot hydrophilic polyurethane foam reactors.

Enabled four (4) OSG patents via intellectual work in hydrophilic polyurethane and tablet printing

Kimberly-Clark Corporation, New Milford, CT, 4/02 - 4/03

Process Engineer

Designed, managed, and implemented a corporate-wide process quality control system

Performed process optimization experiments on all machines to identify limiting factors to production rates – increased production on two diaper production lines by 20%

Originated and fabricated new equipment per cGMP requirements to address ergonomic, safety, and efficiency issues in packaging. (Reduced injuries by 50%)

Worked with vendors and purchasing to address efficiency and productivity concerns in packaging

State University of New York Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY, 8/01 - 4/02

Teaching Assistant for Chemical Process Control

Taught recitation and lecture, wrote and graded all exams and assignments.

Designed a heated two tank, non-interacting, process control experimental system for laboratory instruction


Kepner Tregoe, analytical trouble shooting training

6 Sigma Green Belt

Time Based Management (TBM) Consultants Lean Sigma Certification

National Collegiate Engineering Award

Phi Kappa Phi honor society

Beta Gamma Sigma honor society

Teaching assistant for chemical engineering courses while still an undergraduate


Engineering: Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Mechanical Design, Statics & Dynamics, Heat & Mass Transfer, Chemical Process Control, Polyurethane Polymers and Foams, Statistical Process Control (SPC), and Design of Experiments (DOE)

Computer: MatLab 5.3, 6.0, Turbo Pascal 7.0, winGEMS 4.5, Microsoft Projects, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, high-speed cameras, AutoCAD, Minitab 14.0, SQC Pack, SAP, JMP 4, Kronos, and DataWorks


Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Masters of Business Administration, Entrepreneurial and General Management

Magna cum Laude

State University of New York Environmental Science and Forestry / Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Bachelor of Science in Paper Science / Chemical Engineering

Magna cum Laude

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