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Manufacturing Manager and Mechanical Engineer

Watertown, MN
March 09, 2018

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Dedicated and skilled mechanical engineer and leader with over 20 years of supervisory and management experience in manufacturing and retail environments. With over a decade of engineering design in a manufacturing environment, I have applied my knowledge and leadership skills to streamline manufacturing processes as well as to develop alternative approaches to reach manufacturing goals resulting in increased efficiency and profitability. CORE QUALIFICATIONS & HIGHLIGHTS

Process improvement and innovation (5S)

Lean manufacturing

Project management

Procurement and purchasing

Data and trend analysis

Family-forward, hands-on leader

Collaboration and communication

Strong technical aptitude

Quality control

Business development and sales


Vice President / General Manager March 2013 - Present Delta Fabricating The Lakeland Companies Glencoe, MN Delta Fabricating is a $4 million business that designs and manufactures catalog and custom UL listed industrial electrical enclosures, frames, custom weldments, and bent shapes for industrial or commercial applications. Manage 5-7 direct reports and an additional staff of 25-30 employees. Responsible for company operations including all personnel decisions, team development, safety, quality, financial performance, pricing, purchasing, costing, building and equipment maintenance, and engineering. Actively involved in long term planning, new equipment evaluation and purchase, tracking and evaluating industry and economic trends, business development and sales.

Presided over 2 year plant re-layout project to improve product flow, resulting in an increase of margin by 1% and a reduction of lead times by 17%.

Identified new machinery to improve quality and improve plant efficiencies and played a significant role in specifying and purchasing several pieces of capital equipment resulting in an increase in margin of 1%.

Directed the development and institution of quality policy and plant-wide manual based on the ISO 9001:2008 platform that positively impacted the quality of production output by 8%. Vice President of Operations Dec 2006 - Present

Machine Assemblies Company-- The Lakeland Companies Plymouth, MN Machine Assemblies Company provides contract machine assembly and light design services for OEM customers. Responsible for operations of the company including quality control, financial performance, pricing, purchasing, costing, engineering and coordination of manufacturing (manufacturing is conducted by one or more of the various sister companies depending on the content and complexity of the assembly). Actively involved in long term planning, new equipment evaluation and purchase, tracking and evaluating industry and economic trends, business development and sales.

Instituted quality policies and procedures and initiated process improvement projects that contributed to the company’s growth from $625K to $3 million in annual revenue.

Developed detailed work instructions for all product produced resulting in more efficient and streamlined production processes.

314 Vernica Place Watertown, ERIC MN 55388 SOLIE 763-***-**** Engineering Assistant/Inventory Manager June 2002 – Dec 2006 Control Assemblies Company- The Lakeland Companies Plymouth, MN Control Assemblies Company is an industry leading expert in designing, fabricating and installing control systems and automation solutions for industrial OEM customers of all sizes and types. Designed simple control circuits, customer service, order entry, purchasing, inventory management (including setting and maintaining inventory stocking levels, identifying dead or slow moving inventory and implementing plans to use, return, or sell inventory), cost reduction initiatives, sales initiatives, and quoting.

Identified cost savings opportunities resulting in the implementation of an inventory buyback to eliminate $200,000 in excess inventory.

Increased purchasing efficiency by identifying minimum/maximum levels for commonly used components.

Designed and maintain metrics for tracking company performance resulting in increased awareness with staff and allowing for margin growth of 1%.

Executive Team Leader {Assistant Store Manager} March 1996 – May 2002 Target Corporation Phoenix, AZ

Positions held include: Logistics, Hardlines, Softlines, Remodel Coordinator

Responsible for day to day operations of $40 million store.

Responsibilities included: managing payroll and supply budgets, maintaining high productivity standards, training and EDUCATION coaching, conflict management, performance reviews for a staff of 5 Team Leaders and 50 team members. Bachelor of Science: Mechanical Engineering 2006

University ADDITIONAL of Minnesota SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS Minneapolis, MN

CNC CAD-CAM software

Value Stream Mapping

5S Program Implementation

Audodesk Inventor

Microsoft Office Suite

Underwriter Laboratory procedures

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