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Manager Plant

Location:
Rome, Georgia, 30161, United States
Posted:
February 26, 2018

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KENDALL HALL

SUMMARY

Outstanding performance in all levels of manufacturing

Extensive lean manufacturing principles

Over 25 years of manufacturing experience that covers automotive ( OEM Tier 1 and Tier 2), appliance, and the construction industry

Extensive experience as a Change Leader

EXPERIENCE

PLANT MANAGER, BEKAERT CORPORATION, ROME, GA.

2015- April 2018

Responsible for wire drawing / plating plant of over 200 union colleagues and 60 various contract employees. Annual sales revenue of $100M

Took over a $50M capital investment to rebuild the plant from a 2014 fire that destroyed 50% of the plant

Working together with sales and supply chain -100% customer OTD achieved as we supported customers with imports while the plant re-qualified Bead wire for tire manufacturers (Michelin, Bridgestone, Goodyear, Toyo, etc.)

Completely replaced and developed the entire management staff of the plant within 6 months due to retirements and overdue restructuring

Profits recognized $3M in 2017 compared to loss of almost $4M before the restructuring

Customer claims are reduced 50% from previous years, cash cost reduction of 15%, direct and indirect labor reduction of 25%

Initiated the Bekaert Manufacturing System to enhance colleague communication with dialogue boards, visual management techniques, operational excellence KPI’s.

PLANT MANAGER, BEKAERT CORPORATION, SHELBYVILLE, KY.

2007 - 2015

Responsible for a wire drawing plant of over 130 colleagues. Annual sales revenue of $65M.

Improved plant from break-even in 2006- to record profits over $5M in 2 consecutive years.

Customer claim reduction of 40%, Cash Cost Reduction of 20%, increase in First Time Quality Yield of 40%, inventory reductions of WIP and FG of 15%

Multi-plant responsibilities overseeing plants in Surrey Canada, once stabilized I then had the same responsibilities with a plant in Van Buren Arkansas while overseeing the Shelbyville plant. I hired and developed new management staff, developed visual management systems, implemented lean manufacturing systems to sustain operational excellence

Represented and led NA in World Wide Best Practice Initiatives. Our 3 wire plants in NA reduced overhead staffing by $700K, working capital reduction of $1.5M monthly, and realized a reduction of customer claims by 35%.

PLANT MANAGER, JAKEL CORPORATION, MURRAY, KY

2005 - 2007

Responsible for a plant that produced fractional horsepower motors and blower assemblies for the appliance industry. Annual sales of $50M.

Reduced overall headcount of plant from 420 to under 300 colleagues in 2 years by improving material flow, line balancing / takt- time / bottleneck techniques.

Reduced customer claims 45% by establishing Problem Solving Teams / Mini Company Concepts.

SR. OPERATIONS MANAGER, WEBASTO ROOF SYSTEMS, LEXINGTON, KY

1998 - 2005

Leader of 2 separate greenfield plant launches. The first plant was a sunroof assembly plant in Lexington Ky. (1998). The second was a roof stamping plant in Murray, Ky. (2003)

Improved Operational Excellence Indicators included: Productivity efficiency increase of 25%, working capital reductions of 20%, and cost savings over $500K annually.

Co-developed the NA Continuous Improvement Program for 6 manufacturing plants as well as being a certified 6 Sigma Black belt

QUALITY ASST. MANAGER, TOYOTA MOTOR MANUFACTURING, GEORGETOWN, KY.

1988 - 1998

Assisted in developing RTY (Roll Thru put Yield) system for the Georgetown plant. Quality yield improvement of 25% to over 85%. Systems were established in all Toyota plants world- wide.

Led the JD Power Task Force Initiatives for the plant that supported the consistent Top 10 rankings for the Camry, including two “Top Rated” rankings

Certified Quality Circle Trainer and Kaizen Trainer. Teams represented North America in Toyota Regional Competition 3 consecutive years.

EDUCATION

Midway College, Midway Ky. BA in Organizational Management

Lexington Technical Institute, Lexington KY. Associate in Electronic Engineering

Certified: QC Trainer, Kaizen Trainer, Six Sigma Black belt. 7 years of dedicated trainer on lean manufacturing while working at Toyota

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

TS 16949/ QS 9000/ TS 9001 / 14001 / PPAP / PFMEA / Q1 Certification / APQP/Problem Solving / Continuous Improvement Team development APQP.

Sound overall knowledge of completed vehicle manufacturing from the OEM level from stamping processes to final assembly.



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