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Procurement Manager/Tooling Engineer

Nicholasville, KY, 40356
March 05, 2018

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To become an integral part of a team working within the Manufacturing Industry focused on a common goal and

to provide the expertise, knowledge, and leadership to maintain an environment of professionalism thus creating

continual growth resulting in a successful future for my employer and myself. Strong background in all phases of

the manufacturing industry with a focus on Procurement, Supplier Management, and Manufacturing Processes. Highly experienced in the Tooling and Manufacturing Engineering field.

Skillset Overview

Experienced Manager focused in the Manufacturing Industry.

Extensive background in Tooling / Design / Function / Procedures.

Advanced engineering knowledge.

Fluent in Quality processes and applications.

Lean Manufacturing / Facility process improvement.

Operations Management.

Procurement / Supply Chain Management.

Global and Strategic Sourcing.

Forecasting / Scheduling.

Project Management / Project Finance.


Eagle Manufacturing (Linamar Corporation) 2017 - Current

Florence, KY. 41042

Materials Manger (MP&L)

Manage the daily functions of the materials coordinators to ensure customer demands are being met by ensuring the materials arrive on time to support the production floor processes guaranteeing the final product will be completed in time to meet the ship schedule.

Responsible for the activities of the materials group as a whole, this consists of the shipping/receiving department, material handlers, material coordinators, and buyers.

Oversee the MRO crib and all inventories related to the production process, this includes all tooling and maintenance spend.

Control of all inventory including raw material, WIP, MRB, and finished goods. Maintain adequate levels to keep inventory dollars in check while being able to support customer demands,

Work closely with the production managers to keep head count in check and stabilize the work force in support of the production requirements.

Provide weekly production schedules to best utilize manpower and control overtime expenditures.

Interact with suppliers and customers on a daily basis, open line of communication to help foresee changes in the schedule and provide adequate reaction time to keep product demands current.

POC (Plant Operations Committee) member. This is a senior staff position that meets to coordinate and direct plant operations with daily and long term focus on objectives to improve the functions of the facility and reduce operating costs and increase profitability.

Coordinated the workload with the manufacturing floor to best utilize the facilities capabilities and labor force.

Kaba Mas LLC 2007 – 2017

Lexington, KY

Purchasing Manager 2013 – 2017

Manage the daily and long term projects of the commodity buyers, production scheduler, and inventory personnel to ensure all materials and inventory where maintained and on-time to meet customer demands.

Oversee inventory levels and reduce overall carrying costs by maintaining adequate levels of materials and reduce overages. Reduced annual inventory costs by $2 million.

Ensured proper forecasting was being performed to develop a consistent supply chain without interruptions in production.

Performed all strategic buying duties in accordance with the corporate vision and guidelines working as a key player in the Global Procurement Team.

Quoted and provided sources for all new tooling for new projects and replacement.

Developed new suppliers to increase supply chain quality and delivery while reducing overall costs.

Performed supplier audits and acted as a liaison with suppliers to resolve quality issues and drive improvements in processes to maintain the highest level of materials received.

Responsible for driving cost reduction requirements and meeting KPI’s. Average annual reductions exceeded $750k.

Worked directly with the engineering group with new launches and implementing EC’s.

Implemented a “Supermarket” system to reduce customer lead times and create a build to stock vs. build to order system thus eliminating overtime and excess costs.

Manufacturing Engineer 2007 – 2013

Supported the daily functions of the production floor. This included developing work instructions, implementing lean manufacturing processes, performing time studies, line balancing, and work flow improvements.

Interact with the quality department to improve product quality when issues arise.

Develop or specify tooling and fixtures in support of new product launches or product improvement.

Implemented all EC’s and worked with engineering on product improvement to increase manufacturability and reduce costs.

Organized and restructured the facility to increase production flow. This included implementing new work cells to reduce labor and increase production. Better utilizing the floor space to increase inventory storage capabilities and simplify the stock control process. Increased the ability to add capacity if needed by 50%.

Leader of lean manufacturing teams to improve plant functions and process improvements.

YH America, Inc.

Versailles, KY. 40383

Manufacturing Engineer 2005 – 2007

Managed new product launches including quoting of the product and tooling associated to implementing the product to customer specifications.

Design, modify, and debug new and current production tooling and fixtures.

Design and implement work cells, process flow documentation, work instructions, and BOM’s.

Lead or supported APQP teams during launches and continuous improvement projects.

Worked with the guidelines of QS/ TS documentation in support of the customer base that included: Toyota, Honda, Subaru, Chrysler, and Ford.

L & W Engineering Southtec, LLC 2001 - 2005

Lebanon, TN. 40378

Tooling Engineer

Managed tooling projects from product launch to implementation into the production facility. Southtec is a Tier 1 and Tier 2 Automotive supplier.

Coordinated off site meetings with the customers engineering and quality staff to review all documentation and designs related to the launch. This included all FMEA reviews, APQP, and PPAP documentation.

Traveled to the tooling source facilities to ensure project readiness and time lines are being met.

Implemented all EC’s during the launch process and after implementation.

Coordinated tool room functions and tool maintenance programs.

Siemens Energy & Automation 1998 – 2001

Urbana, Ohio 43078

Tooling Engineer

Managed stamping and tool room operations and functions including staffing, production scheduling, and die maintenance programs.

Project management of new and existing programs.

Quoted new tools and EC’s to existing tooling and responsible for all tooling design approvals before released to manufacturing.

Provided part cost estimates for new projects.

Organized and implemented the manufacturing floor to incorporate new equipment and improve process flow and increase productivity.

Brunk Industries, Inc. 1994 - 1998

Lake Geneva, WI. 53147

Tooling Engineer 1996 – 1998

Managed new tooling projects from initial design through the construction and implementation into production.

Implemented EC’s to existing tooling and developed prototypes to prove out manufacturability.

Interfaced with quality to ensure the products manufactured where at the highest standards and made improvements in the processes to guarantee the criteria was met.

Oversaw apprentice training and worked on safety committees.

Tool Room Lead Man (Brunk Ind.) 1994 – 1996

Assisted management with tool room projects.

Organized new projects and coordinated existing tooling projects.

Scheduled and distributed work duties within the 20 man tool room.

Acted as a liaison between the designers and final tool development.

Erico Products Inc. 1979 - 1994

Solon, Ohio 44139

Tool and Die Maker

Constructed and maintained progressive and compound stamping tooling.

Designed and constructed jigs, fixtures, and gages for manufacturing.

Provided production support and training to improve the manufacturing process.


Strong background in all phases of the manufacturing industry with a focus on the stamping, tooling, quality, and production.

Fluent with operations of stamping presses including: progressive, transfer, compound, and blanking presses in tonnage varying from 10 ton to 2400 ton.

Experience in the tools and processes related to zinc die casting and plastic injection molding.

Experience in all tool room equipment and processes.

Background in design with Autocad, ProE, and Solid Works.

Very fluent with all Microsoft office functions. Excel, Word, Project, and Power Point.

Very good understanding of GD&T along with QS, TS, and ISO documentation.

Managed various Lean Team projects in multiple manufacturing facilities.


Cuyahoga Community College (Management)

BCTCS (Associates Civil Engineering Program)


State of Ohio Journeyman Tool and Die

QS & ISO Procedures

AUTOCAD Release 12/2004 Mechanical Desktop



SPC Principals


Basic/Advanced Management

Leadership \ Influence (ILT/OLL)

Inspection Principals

Problem Solving Tools

Lean Manufacturing

5S Visual Management

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