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Operations Leader

Location:
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Posted:
February 27, 2018

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WAYNE D. SWITZER

Jefferson, Massachusetts

Res: 508-***-**** Cell: 774-***-**** ac4mw3@r.postjobfree.com

GLOBAL OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT LEADER

Operations leader successful at rationalizing and integrating multi-facility manufacturing and order fulfillment organizations. Skilled at establishing operational excellence within diverse environments, and translating conceptual models into organizational practices. A strategic visionary with a clear sense of purpose and urgency. Expert at overcoming diverse situational challenges during periods of declining and growing sales volumes. Core Competencies include:

Corporate Vision & Strategic Operations Planning

Joint Ventures, Strategic Business Partnerships and Assimilation of Merged Entities

Cost reduction / Containment for Profit Optimization

Organizational Structure Design and Management

Re-engineering Operations and Process Improvement

Major Negotiations

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

DRS TECHNOLOGIES, Fitchburg, Massachusetts 2013 – October 2017

Senior Director of Operations

Lead the Operations functions of Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering, Subcontract Management, EH&S, and Material Control.

Consolidated Massachusetts manufacturing facilities into Fitchburg plant for $400k annual operating savings and generating $3M in cash from sale of property

Implemented 5S project to reduce material handling and reduce labor by 10%

Drove $10M capital to support technical requirements and schedule for a new manufacturing program

Improved on time delivery of products to meet customer needs and financial commitments

Manage multimillion dollar procurements and subcontracts

Lead major contract negotiations

Establish sourcing strategies and cultivate supplier relationships

Improved tools for managing supplier performance resulting in significant improvement of on time material receipts

Created Value Engineer position to reduce product cost

Reduced Inventory by $6M

LASERMAX ROLL SYSTEMS, Billerica, Massachusetts and Ljungby, Sweden 1999-2013

VP Worldwide Operations

Advanced to manage all production responsibilities and financial outcomes at both manufacturing facilities of a 55M € ($75M) business. Oversaw Manufacturing Engineering, EH&S & Facilities, Regulatory Engineering, Technical Publications, Engineering Documentation Control, Purchasing, Materials, Planning & Production Control, Manufacturing, Business Process Development and Quality at the company’s facilities in Ljungby, Sweden and Billerica, MA.

Manufacturing Engineering:

Implemented a Value Engineering Program to make design modifications to products resulting in $500k savings in first year

Instituted a review for manufacturability on all engineering drawing releases to improve producibility

Regulatory:

Installed EMC test equipment resulting in $100k annual savings in outside services.

Developed & Implemented Reduction of Hazardous Substance (RoHS) legislation compliance strategy

Purchasing/Planning/Manufacturing/Facilities:

Reconfigured manufacturing spaces in both manufacturing locations to implement Lean Work Cells to reduce material handling, provide visual pull signals, and reduce enough stock space to allow consolidation of 6 US, a UK and a Belgium distribution operation into manufacturing locations

Relocated US manufacturing facility without delivery disruptions

Facility layout and space allocation

Managed builders / contracts used for facility build out

Ensured EH&S requirements are met in manufacturing plants

Oversight for building maintenance

Reduced Worldwide Inventory by $4.5M € ($6M), over 30%

Vertically integrated hydraulic, electrical and mechanical assembly completely in the US and outside mechanical assembly in Sweden for 30% savings on affected assemblies

Increased utilization of Engineering Machine Shop equipment for production machining resulting in 40% savings for affected parts

Process Development:

Developed an organizational structure upon completion of a merger between the Lasermax Division of Stralfors and Roll Systems to unify the two previous competitors that was approved and implemented by the company President and the Board of Directors

Worked with other functional areas to conduct process mapping, generation of operating procedures, and improvement activities

Created a returned parts repair and resale program

Formalized Inspection & Test Methods

Created many ERP tools to facilitate performance monitoring and data mining

Rationalized, consolidated and modified ERP systems through several Mergers and Acquisitions

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

EMX Controls / Flagship Automation, Uxbridge / Westboro, Massachusetts 1996-1999

Operations Manager

GENERAL DYNAMICS, ELECTRIC BOAT DIVISION, Groton, Connecticut 1984-1996

Chief of Engineering & Administration

Progressively more responsible engineering and supervisory roles

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION

Master’s in Business Administration, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts

ISO 9000 Lead Auditor Training (RAB and IRCA recognized)

ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (Lean Principles)



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