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Manager Project

Olmsted Falls, OH, 44138
March 19, 2018

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Daniel A Matson

***** ******** ****, ******* ********, OH 44138 / 440-***-**** /


To utilize my extensive management and manufacturing background to provide strong leadership to maintain and improve plant safety, manufacturing and quality.


Vice-President/General Manager

JHI Group, Inc. – Firelands Fabrication

January 2013 – March 2018

Part of Corporate Exec Team with President that managed all company Financials and benefits.

Part of Corporate Exec Team with President that identified and negotiated acquisition of new business unit.

Complete Financial responsibility for Steel Fabrication business unit, including P&L and Capital Equipment.

Grew estimating and PM department by over 50% and developed new stand-alone detailing department.

Managed installation and start-up of multiple pieces of major capital equipment

Increased shop capacity by 50% while drastically improving product quality

Implemented new inventory control and production management software system

Expanded and trained workforce to utilize new technologies that improved quality and increased production

Implemented new Quality System to prepare for AISC Certification

Improved Safety and Environmental compliance

Project Manager

JHI Group, Inc. – Janotta & Herner

June 2002 – January 2013

Personally, developed new client relationship that has led to numerous multi-million-dollar projects and yearly R&M and process improvement projects for 16 years straight.

Managed 5 to 8 active projects at one time, ranging in size from $100,000 to $9,000,000

Responsible for all project aspects, from initial owner contact to final completion and occupancy.

Responsible for estimating, buyout of material and sub-contractors, schedule and project budget

Projects consisted of wood construction, pre-engineered metal buildings and conventional steel construction for the industrial and commercial markets.

Shiloh Industries

March 1996 – June 2002 Multiple Locations

Corporate Commodity Manager – Capital Equipment & Projects

Facilitated development of RFQ’s with corporate engineering and plant personnel on major capital equipment and building projects.

Worked with engineering team to specify and install a $2.5 million press automation project

Part of multi-discipline project team that specified and installed a $10 million robotic assembly line

Engineering Manager – Liverpool Coil & Valley City Steel

Directly managed 21 employee department responsible for all R&M and capital projects for two steel processing facilities with annual maintenance budgets of $4.5 million.

Significantly reduced maintenance downtime on equipment and reduced overall maintenance costs

Implemented multiple process improvement projects to reduce monthly R&M costs by over 40% and indirect material costs by $10,000/month

Responsible for all EPA and environmental regulation compliance

Operations Manager – Jefferson Blanking

Managed daily operations of 135 employee steel blanking facility

Responsible for maintaining efficient plant operations to meet customers daily shipping requirements and inventory float levels

Increased plant productivity and reduced scrap/rework material to eliminate weekend overtime

Developed staffing matrix and budget for operations department

Assisted in writing and implementation of QS9000 procedures and work instructions

Corporate Engineering Project Manager – Construction & Capital Equipment

Managed multiple capital projects including 3 Greenfield facilities in multiple states, concurrently

Typical Greenfield project was $30 million including construction and equipment

Developed general building construction specifications manual to be used as bid package for all corporate construction projects

Project Engineer

Lake Erie Screw Corporation

January 1993 – March 1996

Responsible for capital projects, new equipment and system installation

Supervised electrical and mechanical crafts in daily maintenance duties

Worked in team environment to select and implement CMMS software


Ohio University, Athens, OH

Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering

Member – Chief Executive Boards International

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