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Manager Sales

Fairview, PA, 16415
March 16, 2018

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Jason G. Trippe

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Fairview, PA 16415

Home: 814-***-****

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Objective: I would like to obtain an operations leadership position with a successful organization that embraces integrity, safety, quality, growth, continuous improvement, and collaboration Strengths:


Pro-active focus on developing a culture of safe work practices

High energy – strong drive for results

Excellent communication and inter-personal skills

Collaborative, inclusive, and results oriented leadership style

Lean manufacturing implementation, Kaizen events, plant transformations, and continuous improvement expert

Total ownership / general management of a manufacturing facility P&L center

Proven leadership abilities with strong operations / plant management and lean implementation experience

Proven plant management experience with union and non-union facilities

A change agent – management of change expert with a visionary style

Multiple plant operations management experience – responsibility for up to 320 employees

Toyota Production System, Policy Deployment, Gemba Walk, and performance management experience

TPM, SMED, Kan Ban, Visual Management, Standard Work, Pull System, and cellular manufacturing implementation

Problem solving expertise with Six Sigma, 8D, CEDAC, RCA, brainstorming, Is/Is Not Statements, and Shainin

Strategic planning expert with significant capital equipment planning and execution experience

P&L responsibility and site cost management responsibility

Multiple experiences with acquisition search, evaluation, due diligence, justification, approval, and implementation – complete ownership of acquisition projects

Strong manufacturing leadership experience with machining, fabrication, large equipment assembly, welding, and electronic component manufacturing

Expertise with quality management, quality assurance / control, internal auditing, and quality engineering

Tier 1 Automotive supplier experience to several global automotive manufacturers with ISO/TS-16949 certification

Fluency with FMEA, FMEA, PPAP, Control Plans, MSA, and SPC

Strong customer interfacing experience, customer relationship management, and sales support experience

Global sales management responsibility of capital equipment power generation product line Experience:

General Manager

Time Machine, Inc. Polk, PA (4/2014 to Present)

Skinner Power Systems, A Division of Time Machine Inc. Erie, PA (11/2015 Acquisition to Present) Complete management responsibility of a company with two divisions - contract machining and Skinner steam turbine product line.

Site safety performance management – including driving continuous safety improvements

Quality leadership – pursuing AS-9100D and ISO-9001:2015 (Target: June 2018)

Complete P&L responsibility for $10MM business

Responsibilities include EHS, quality, production, finance, product engineering, HR, IT, sales, and marketing

Project management of large and small CAPEX projects

Drive changes, organizational development, change management, and continuous improvement

Strategic planning and execution with contract manufacturing and steam turbine divisions

Organizational development with internal high potential employees and external talent acquisition

Experience with steam turbine / power generation sales, manufacturing, operations planning, & marketing

Direct outside sales experience with precision machining, welding, and assembly services

Extensive direct customer interfacing, pricing strategies, diversification strategies, and sales plans

Accomplishments include:

o ISO-9001:2008 certification

o Turn-around accomplishment – return to profitability with cost management and 45% increase in sales o Transformed plant to a collaborative and inclusive environment o Established lean manufacturing and continuous improvement culture o Led team through acquisition team through acquisition search, selection, justification, and integration o Developed and implemented marketing strategy and expanded global independent sales network o Customer, industry, and revenue diversification

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Quality Leader

Amphenol Corporation. St Marys, PA (Formerly GE Advanced Sensing) (1/2013 to 4/2014) Manufacturer of thermistor temperature sensors for the automotive industry and medical equipment industry as well as validation equipment for the pharmaceutical industry (NYSE: GE)

Quality management responsibility for a tier 1 automotive supplier

Accomplishments include:

o Successful completion of ISO/TS-16949 re-certification audit o Attained Ford Q1 certification

o Established self in key plant leadership role with reputation for leadership to face and solve tough problems o Implemented stop work policy

o Utilized Tableau analytic software to analyze and report out on NPS (Net Promoter Score) customer satisfaction surveys for the entire Advanced Sensing business unit (multiple sites) o Earned reputation of driving to completion tough CIR (Customer Issue Resolution) cases - multiple sites o Extensive use of Gensuite audit, continuous improvement, and action tracking system o Implemented use of NCR (Non-Conformance Reporting) portal o Improved management review / quality operating system metrics Operations Manager – Final Assembly, Test, Packaging, and Paint (4/2012 to 1/2013) Dresser-Rand. Olean, NY

Turbo compressor machinery manufacturer for the oil and gas industry (NYSE: DRC)

Reported to the General Manager

Overall operations management responsibility for final assembly, test, packaging, and paint operations

Led and directed hourly work force of 220 union employees and supporting salary staff

Low volume, high mix complex machinery assembly, testing, and packaging into complete systems Accomplishments include:

o High performance organization development

o Visual and performance management implementation including Gemba Walk implementation o Capacity and demand analysis process implementation o 40% cycle time reduction from assembly through test, packaging, and shipping o 20% reduction of complicated test set-up times

Manager, Cleveland Operations – Two Site Plant Manager (7/2007 to 4/2012) Joy Mining Machinery. Cleveland, OH

Underground mining equipment manufacturer - division of Joy Global (NYSE: JOY)

Reported to the Americas Director of Manufacturing

Overall operations management of 2 machining plants with a combined total of 320 employees & 160,000 sq. ft.

Large gear case, frame machining and gear manufacturing environments – Low volume / High Mix Production Accomplishments include:

o Lean Manufacturing / Joy Operational Excellence / Manufacturing Excellence implementation o Plant lean transformations and performance management implementation o Implementation of visual factory, 5S plant-wide, TPM, Gemba walks, performance management, SMED, standard work, electronic Kanban across two continents, cell creation, one piece flow, and lean culture o $32.8MM of capital equipment investment projects completed in 4 years o 66% Increase in plant throughput

o 130% Total plant throughput with increased production and outsourcing o 40% Improvement in inventory turns

o Leadership development, career mentoring, and high performance organization development o Acquisition team member – 2 separate acquisition projects o Constraint and capacity management – plant load analysis, forecasting, and production planning Off Highway Vehicle Product Service Control Specialist / Training Leader (1/2007 to 7/2007) GE Transportation. Erie, PA

Locomotive, mining equipment, and marine propulsion equipment manufacturer – division of General Electric Company


Reported to the Product Service Manager

Ownership of Off Highway Vehicle (surface mining haul truck drive systems) customer training program Accomplishments include:

o Authored 2007 and 2008 training business plan

o 30% Increase in sales of mining equipment maintenance training services o Developed Level II AC Troubleshooting Roadmap and Level II DC Planned Maintenance Courses o Implement processes to protect GE’s OHV intellectual property Trippe, Page 3

Manufacturing Manager / Lean Manufacturing Facilitator (2003 to 2006) Ameridrives International, Division of Colfax Corporation and then Altra Industrial Motion. Erie, PA Manufacturer of mechanical power transmission products including couplings, gear spindles, and universal joints

Reported to the General Manager

Low Volume / High Mix general machining, gear machining, and assembly production environment

Manufacturing management and lean manufacturing implementation leader Accomplishments include:

o Altra Business System implementation (Colfax Business System, Danaher Business System, & Toyota Production Systems)

o Policy Deployment, annual business planning, and strategic implementation planning o $30 MM operational P&L responsibility

o 25% Increase in plant throughput and 20% on time performance improvement o Ownership of capital equipment program including budgeting, needs identification, financial justification, writing appropriation requests, and project management General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) (1997 to 2003) Northeast Region Operations Manager (Promotion). Rome, NY (2002 to 2003) Operations Manager. Erie, PA (2000 to 2002)

GE Instrumentation Services (business until of GE Industrial Systems) Test equipment and measurement instrumentation calibration and repair service business – subset business unit of GE Industrial Systems - division of General Electric Company

Reported to the National Operations Manager

Single site and a promotion to multiple site operations management of test equipment calibration labs

Multiple location calibration lab complete operations management responsibility Accomplishments include:

o Successful turn-around situation

o Strong customer focus including frequent customer visits in many different industries o Inside and outside sales including prospecting, quotations, deal reviews, closing deals, and account management

o Staffing, performance appraisals, salary planning, career mentoring, terminations, and capacity planning o Business and capital planning that resulted in increased sales in new markets o ISO-17025, A2LA Guide 25, NVLAP, ANSI Z540.1

Process Technical Advisor (1997 to 2000)

GE Transportation Systems. Erie, PA.

Locomotive, mining equipment, and marine equipment manufacturer – division of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE)

Reported to the Business Leader – Locomotive Test and Paint

Supervised hourly union workforce

Locomotive manufacturing final assembly, paint shop, and inspection / repair Accomplishments include:

o Led a team to achieve record level production throughput o Six Sigma green belt certification

o Six sigma projects

Lead Internal Quality Systems Auditor / Quality Engineer (1996 to 1997) Modern Industries. Erie, PA.

500 employee privately held tier 2 automotive machined component supplier, commercial heat treating operation, and commercial materials testing and research lab. High volume / low mix production

Reported to the Quality Systems Manager

ISO-9002 / QS-9000 (predecessor to ISO/TS-16949) quality systems implementation

Quality systems auditing, quality procedure writing, and gap analysis Accomplishments include:

o Ownership of internal quality auditing process

o ISO-9002 Implementation including process documentation o Implemented lacking quality practices and procedures o Quality engineering defect reduction projects

CNC Laser / Torch Programmer (1994 to 1996)

The Warren Company. Erie, PA.

Privately held 70 employee steel fabrication manufacturing facility with steel distributor sales

Reported to the Laser Cutting Department Manager

Utilized CAD/CAM software to generate CNC programs for CNC laser cutting & torch cutting machines Trippe, Page 4

Quality Control Inspector (1994 to 1994)

R.M. Kerner Company. Erie, PA.

Privately held 300 employee tier 2 automotive supplier that machined air bag housings. High volume / low mix production

Reported to the Quality Control Supervisor

Ensured quality control in a high volume machining environment by utilizing various measurement equipment

Utilized Statistical Process Control (SPC) extensively

Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE)

Machinist Apprentice (1993 to 1993)

GE Transportation Systems. Erie, PA

Locomotive, mining equipment, and marine equipment manufacturer – division of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE)

Reported to the Apprentice Training Room Instructor

Management training program with hands-on classroom machining training

Operated manual engine lathes, turret lathes, vertical turret lathe, saws, vertical and horizontal milling machine, multiple spindle drill presses, and welding equipment

Program discontinued and I was permanently laid off Accomplishments include:

o Learned to become a hands-on machinist and operated various manual milling and turning machines. Combat Signaler (1991 to 1993)

U.S. Army Reserves. 4/92 Field Artillery Battalion. Erie, PA

Achieved Private First Class (E-3) rank, adopted key military qualities

Communications equipment installation


Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering Technology. GPA: 3.50 (2002) Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College. Erie, PA

Degree earned mostly as a part-time student while working full time Other Training:

Exporting to Vietnam and the Philippines (Northwest Commission) (2018) Bringing the World to Pennsylvania Export Event (Northwest Commission) (2017) The Do’s & Don’ts of International Agent & Distributor Contracts (2017) Bringing the World to Pennsylvania Export Event (Northwest Commission) (2016) OSHA Compliance Training (2015)

eAPQP (Ford) (2014)

Thermistor 101 (GE) (2013)

6S Tool Introduction (Dresser-Rand) (2012)

Leadership Team Building (Dresser-Rand) (2012)

Quality of Leadership (Dresser-Rand) (2012)

Centrifugal Compressor Operation and Maintenance (Dresser-Rand) (2012) Centrifugal Compressor Lab (Dresser-Rand) (2012)

3D Leadership Phase I (Joy) (2012)

Powerful Public Speaking (Joy) (2011)

Finance for Non-Financial Managers – Level 2 (Joy) (2011) SAP Modules I and II (2011)

Future Leaders Forum 2011 (Joy) (2011)

ADKAR Change Management Training (Joy) (2010)

Effective Collective Bargaining (Cornell University ILR School) (2010) 6S Implementation (Joy) (2010)

Finance for Non-Financial Managers – Level 1 (Joy) (2010) Operational Excellence / Lean Manufacturing Academy (Joy) (2009) Lean Practitioner Course (Kent State University) (2009) Essential Lean Learning (TBM Consulting) (2009)

Effective Presentation Skills (Development Dimensions International) (2008) Future Leaders Forum 2008 (Joy) (2008)

Supporting Leadership Development (Joy) (2008)

Promoting Positive Employee Relations (Joy) (2008) Union Free Workplace (Jackson Lewis) (2007)

Presentation Skills & Advanced Presentation Skills (GE) (2007) Trippe, Page 5

Other Training Continued:

Net Promoter Score (GE) (2007)

Intellectual Property Protection and Infringement Avoidance (GE) (2007) Crisis Management and Security (GE) (2007)

GE Off Highway Vehicle STATEX Drive Systems Troubleshooting Course (GE) (2007) GE Off Highway Vehicle AC Drive Systems Troubleshooting Course (GE) (2007) Industry Week Best Plants Conference (AME) (2005)

New Manager Development Course (GE) (2002)

Professional Employee Managerial Development Course (GE) (2001) Environmental, Health, and Safety Service Manager Training Course (GE) (2001) Legal and Effective Interviewing (GE) (2001)

The Nine Laws of Leadership (GE) (2000)

Flow Manufacturing (GE) (2000)

Production Leadership Modules (GE) (2000)

Data Warehouse (GE) (2000)

Six Sigma Refresher (GE) (1999)

Accident Investigation (GE) (1999)

Six Sigma Green Belt Training with Shainin Technique (GE) (1998) Cummins Seven Step Problem Solving (1997)

ISO-9000 / QS-9000 Quality Systems Auditor Course (Allied Signal) (1996) References Available Upon Request

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