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Continuous Improvement Manager

Corona, California, 92883, United States
March 04, 2018

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Harold Denso

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Corona CA, *2883

Cell Phone: 909-***-****


Career Summary

Over 22 years of successful accomplishments and responsibilities in the manufacturing and aerospace industries, running company-wide operational functions and leading large scale projects, from inception to successful completion, while making/executing sound strategic decisions.

Areas of Impact:

Business Development Continuous Improvement Strategic Planning & Leadership Profit Growth Product Development Executive Management Finance & Budgeting

Objective – 1) Utilize strong successful managerial experience in corporate operations to establish quality, safety and financial operational standards to produce positive impact on overall performance of the organization. 2) Create a culture of passionate individuals that trust, respect and collaborate as one team.

Professional History:

02/2014 – Present, Minka Group, Corona / CA

General Manager / Director of Operations

Collaborates with CEO, President and other Executives to establish cultural direction and challenge the status quo.

Responsible for all day to day operations, maintenance and personnel decisions across multi-state / multi-facilities that include 3 warehouses (1 million plus square feet), Customer Service, Purchasing, Sales Admin., Quality, RGA, Traffic and Logistics along with 2 retail sales locations.

Full P&L responsibility

Partners with CFO in establishing and maintaining operational budgets

Establish and implement short and long-term goals, objectives, strategies, policies, and operating procedures

Review metrics, production, efficiency and shipping reports daily to keep a pulse on the health of the organization.

Work with Directors to ensure the company is in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations.

Holds weekly meetings with all Directors and Divisional leaders to discuss business objectives.

Partners with Director of Human Resources to mentor, challenge, and develop personnel using organizational development tools and strategies.

Works closely with CFO for capital expenses, including equipment and technology, ROI, Insurance, building leases and contracts

Lead and monitor the development, implementation and maintenance of all standard operating procedures and operating guidelines.

10/2013 – 2/2014, Capo Industries, Chino / CA

Director of Operations

Plan, organize, and direct the manufacturing operations which ensure the most effective return on assets, while consistently meeting or exceeding quality standards.

Minimize manufacturing costs through effective utilization of manpower, equipment, facilities, materials and capital.

Work with manufacturing team to incorporate and translate company initiatives into measurable objectives for the manufacturing department.

Maintain stable manufacturing schedule that allows for maximum productivity and efficiency.

Maintain strong and efficient communication flow between production and other departments.

Monitor equipment issues and ensure proper maintenance schedules to maximize machine up time.

Work with scheduling department to ensure that orders are prioritized and organized efficiently.

4/2011 – 10/2013, Sorenson Engineering, Yucaipa / CA

Senior Operations Manager

Directs the coordination of work flow and timely production by maximizing the utilization of personnel, equipment and facilities to achieve the highest quality products in the most cost effective manner.

Develops long range plans and strategies, develops and implements new procedures and programs to enhance operations performance and reduce costs of goods.

In conjunction with other departmental operations managers, brainstorms and discusses new concepts and ideas to develop product strategies and improve overall operations.

Oversees all aspects of site operations including manufacturing operations, purchasing, supply chain, engineering, quality assurance and inventory control.

Responsible for driving the continuous improvement and managing company’s inventory, scrap, operations budgets and objectives.

Manages an adequate and secure collection of domestic and international suppliers to meet business needs and strategic plan.

Leads new process development efforts in a multi-disciplinary team environment, including research, analysis, and definition of requirements.

Participates as a member of the management committee to develop company goals and objectives and to establish company policy and procedures.

Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of production employees. Advises, mentors, and coaches production personnel to foster teamwork and develop a satisfied, cohesive, committed workforce.

Carries out managerial responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining subordinates; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

8/2008 – 4/2011, B/E Aerospace, Placentia / CA

Program Manager

Serves as Primary Customer Interface for all contractual and production matters related to the delivery of Customer's product.

Confers with all members of program staff to outline work plan and responsibilities.

Manages activities of program personnel to ensure program progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget.

Compiles status reports prepared by program personnel and modifies schedules or plans as required; prepares program reports for Senior Management, Customer, or others.

Confers with program personnel to provide technical advice and to resolve problems.

May directly or indirectly (dotted-line) supervise exempt and/or nonexempt associates and is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit.

Establishes operational objectives and assignments and delegates assignments to subordinate managers. Objectives are reviewed by senior management to determine success of operation.

Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation and knowledge of various factors.

Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

Performs other related duties as required.

8/2008 –4/2011 B/E Aerospace, Placentia / CA

Senior Engineering Planner

Develop and plans all work instructions for high performance military and commercial grade thermal management products. (Including aluminum vacuum brazing).

Identifies a variety of raw material and component requirements for production from engineering and production specifications and schedules of moderate scope and complexity. Ensures accurate item master file and bill of material.

Advises management of the status of work in progress, material availability, and potential production problems to ensure that personnel, equipment, materials, and services are provided as needed. Recommends changes to improve the planning process for assigned products.

Evaluates and confirms materials supply is available to meet demand. Prepares work orders or purchase requests for the production or purchase of components or parts to support a master production schedule, shop load, and inventory requirements. Coordinates material movements between internal work and storage areas and/or outside processing or suppliers to ensure materials are available when needed.

Schedules and expedites the movement of parts by means of orders and/or stock transfers to meet customer shipping dates.

Analyzes inventory usage, scrap, and waste, and recommends any appropriate actions to minimize loss, reduce inventory, and/or increase inventory turnover that would support inventory level objectives.

Advises and assists management in resolving problems concerning over shipments, shortages, engineering changes, and cancellation of orders.

Coordinates cross-functional activities with Quality Assurance, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Engineering, Inventory Control, Shipping and Receiving, and Contract Administration to ensure a smooth flow of materials through the production process and consistent information about status and priorities.

Maintains configuration control on all open orders and appropriate data files as required by division policies and procedures.

Applies continuous improvement techniques and methods to internal processes and systems to increase efficiency and reduce costs.

Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing technical or trade publications, establishing networks, and/or participating in professional associations.

Applies continuous improvement techniques and methods to internal processes and systems.

7/1996 – 8/2008, Premier Gear & Machining, Corona / CA

Production Supervisor/ Assistant Production Manager

Confers with management personnel to establish production and quality control standards, develops budget and cost controls, and to obtain data regarding types, quantities, specifications, and delivery dates of products ordered.

Plans and directs production activities and establishes production priorities for products in keeping with effective operations and cost factors.

Coordinates production activities with procurement, maintenance, and quality control activities to obtain optimum production and utilization of human resources, machines, and equipment.

Reviews and analyzes production, quality control, maintenance, and operational reports to determine causes of nonconformity with product specifications, and operating or production problems.

Develops and implements operating methods and procedures designed to eliminate operating problems and improve product quality.

Revises production schedules and priorities as result of equipment failure or operating problems.

Consults with engineering personnel relative to modification of machines and equipment in order to improve production and quality of products.

Compiles, stores, and retrieves production data.

Interfaces with management and other departments on issues that concern and affect them.


La Sierra University, Riverside CA

Riverside Community College, Riverside CA, Associates of Science Degree

California Baptist University, Riverside CA, Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration

Dale Carnegie 12 week course, Certificate of Achievement Management Training


22 Years Manufacturing experience

22 Years Quality Control experience

16 Years supervisor/ Management experience

12 Years planning experience

Hands on experience with CNC lathes, mills, grinders and gear cutting equipment

Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Technician certification

Certificate of completion, Auto-Cad Release 13

Certificate of completion, Low and High Voltage Safety

Certificate of completion, Gear Metrology

Certificate of completion, Gear Shaping Manufacturing Dynamics

Familiar with ISO 9000 and AS9102 standards

ISO 9000 Internal Audit training / AS9001 Internal Audit training

Kiazen / Continuous improvement training (Conducted by Parker Hannifin Aerospace Group)

Strong Math and Science background

Familiar with a variety of Aerospace standards and procedures

Six Sigma (Green Belt Training)


4/1999 - Present

Member of American Society of Quality

8/2002 - Present

Member of Society of Manufacturing Engineers

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