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Technical Support Continuous Improvement

Columbus, Ohio, 43232, United States
February 24, 2018

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Rodger P. Kampf, Ph.D. Chemist, R&D, Plant Operations & MFG Management

**** ********* **., ***. *. Technical Director; Chemical Process Engineering;

Columbus, OH 43232-5116 High Temperature Lubrication & Tribology;

Research & Development (R&D); Process Safety;

Cell 614-***-**** Process Quality Control Management; QC Management Quality Assurance

Career Profile: Industrial chemist with over 17 years formulation and plant operations management experience as Technical Director at a small manufacturer of industrial, high-temperature mold and die-release lubricants and coatings. In addition to my technical support and product development roles, I spent much time in management functions such as sales and business strategies discussions, purchasing, cost calculations, safety and quality control functions. I seek to make needed impact for your food company using my innovative vision and scientific knowledge, skills, techniques, and management experience.

Citizenship: Natural Born U.S. Citizen

Professional Experience & Accomplishments

Technical Director at Renite Company, Columbus, OH prior to 2002-2017

● Directed, managed, & coordinated product development, quality control & process engineering control

● Modified process engineering & production processes to improved quality & efficiency

● Supervised manufacture of high temperature glass & foundry die- and mold-release coatings for

metal & alloy lubricants to remove variances, meet standards, & provide continuous improvement

● Added and formalized over 30 QC management, measures, audits, and tests for raw materials, addi-

tives, & products to ensure products met Renite and customer standards

● Directed innovation and R&D (Research and Development), developing several new, improved, profitable

improved lubricants, glass mold-release coatings (such as for food and beverage containers),

including 6 new products totaling 90,000 lb/yr over several years

● Supervised & encouraged Plant Manager, laboratory, operations, & manufacturing staff: ~5-6 people

● Over 5 years progressive leadership experience as a manager over maintenance service selection,

technical, quality & production, providing coordination & communication with company labor force

● Implemented continuous improvement, industry standards, good manufacturing practices, best

practices, environmental & safety plans, policies, strategies, and product quality standards

for mold-release lubricants, including for food and beverage container manufacturing

● Over 15 years experience supervising and managing employees, manufacturing, and product quality

frequently under high volume, high-pressure, hurried production environment and schedules

● Improved safety conditions, record, and encouraged labor participation in the safety program,

by starting reviews & briefings on facility environmental & safety issues & policies

● Managed Plant and Chemical Process Safety and Safety Programs producing required documentation

● Regularly wrote and revised product sales & MSDS - SDS documentation for over 60 products

● Managed plant environmental protection (spill control and countermeasures) plans & documents

● Conducted candidate hiring searches for lab and science personnel and made hiring decisions

● Over 15 years leadership experience marketing & technical support of mold lubricants

● Analyzed materials, ingredients, product, process, & labor variances, and found solutions to meet

company & customer standards and reduce materials & labor waste for continuous improvement

● Identified raw materials and labor cost & calculated total production cost on over 40 products

● Planned materials purchasing under at times extremely tight ZBB (Zero Based Budgeting) constraints

● Managed Company SPCC (spill & countermeasures) plan and SWP3 (stormwater) plan & documentation

● 2nd-sourced raw materials (polymers, plastics, color concentrates, additives, & chemicals, saving

money (over 53% for one additive or $7k/yr, and $10k/yr for another) and maintained back-ups,

eliminating supply chain emergencies

● Directly aided and supported the president and vice president of Renite Co. in day-to-day

operations of the company and with innovative marketing strategy, marketing strategy, business

planning, employee development, communications, & ZBB budget planning and policies

● Identified financial operating risks and advised company upper management and president

● Communicated & supported company and ownership safety, quality, manufacturing, & business policies procedures, and strategies, including any updates, to employees

● Assisted and provided coordination for plant maintenance with repairs & equipment purchasing

● Gave leadership experience to eliminate material & business waste from plant operations & budget

● Lead and encouraged compliance with safety, environmental, production, and QC procedures

● Fulfilled many job functions, virtually simultaneously, including solving difficult conflicts


● Chemistry Bachelor's degree, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

● Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


● Good Knowledge of Microsoft Office (used Microsoft Word & Excel for various calculations)

● Advanced Work and Use of Microsoft Excel (various calculations and cross referencing files)

● Good Knowledge of Process Control software

Organizational & Planning Skills and Accomplishments

● Formalized Product Formulae and Production Cost into Excel Worksheets for Standardization

● Formalized Production Procedures, Details, & Documentation

Interpersonal Communications

● Often communicated well with customers, suppliers, plant, and front office employees, sometimes

under difficult or hurried conditions while communicating technical and production issues

● Comfortable communicating by email, phone, in person, and by presentation before groups

● Comfortable giving innovative & marketing presentations before large groups and producing written


● Intermediate skill speaking, reading, & writing German and Spanish

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