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Manager Plant

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
May 16, 2018

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James A VanGieson Jr.

(Home:717-***-****) (cell:574-***-****)

Operations Management/ Lean Manufacturing/ Continuous Improvement

Certified in Lean Transformation

Business Process Improvement (Lean Office)

Strategic and Tactical Planning

P/L Management

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt/Problem Solving

Plant Turnaround Specialist


TE Connectivity- Mount Joy, PA 2010-2017

Senior Manager Continuous Improvement 2015-2017

Drive Lean in AD&M Connector segment 10 Plants. Lead Lean transformation called TEOA (TE Operating Advantage) and assistant to Director of Operations.

Developed and led strategic (Hoshin Kanri) and tactical planning process to drive execution and performance improvements.

Assisted all 10 Plants with extended value stream transformation to reduce lead-time, improve quality, delivery and reduce cost.

Train/Mentor Plant Manager & Lean practitioners in business process improvements.

Plant Manager 2013-2015

Led $75mil manufacturing Plant to TEOA star level 3 and 4.

Drove Quality performance from 2500 PPM to 100 PPM.

Used materials excellence to improve MTO delivery from 80% to 90+%.

Met financial budget 3 straight years.

Improved productivity 4%+ each year.

Manager Continuous Improvement – TEOA Leader 2011-2013

Drove Lean (TEOA) in two Aerospace Defense and Marine (AD&M) B.U. Plants.

Led Lean transformation with planning, training, mentoring and execution.

Achieved star level 3 corporate certification in TEOA tools and Metrics at both Plants.

TEOA Master Black Belt – Lean Sensei 2010-2011

Drove Lean in CIS Business Unit Plants using TEOA (TE Operating Advantage).

Member of SWAT team, led Menlo Park Plant to Star level 3 (TEOA tools and metrics).

Lean Vision USA Consulting Services- Granger, IN 2009-present

Managing Director/Senior Consultant

Provided Lean/Six Sigma management and transformation consulting services.

Fulton Industries Inc/PGI MFG. LLC-South Bend, IN 2006-2009

Vice President Operations

Oversaw all Manufacturing Operations at 5 Precision Machining Plants.

Developed and implemented S&OP process, Lean Plant Assessments, Operations Hoshin Kanri and KPI Planning process.

Developed and Led execution of Operational Excellence (Lean and SS) Initiative.

Member of senior leadership team (1of5) that produced the 2007-2011 (STRAP) Strategic Plan.

United Components Inc.-Evansville, IN 2003-2005

Vice President Quality and Lean Manufacturing

Developed and managed the UCGBS enterprise Excellence Program in 25 Plants and Distribution Centers in North America and Europe.

The Lean and Six Sigma transformation initiative generated $8-10 million cost savings annually.

Developed Lean Supply Chain process and electronic Kanban in distribution center.

Additional Relevant Experience

Dana Corporation – Dana Automotive Systems and Aftermarket 1993-2003

Director Continuous Improvement – Develop & Lead IMPACT (lean/Six Sigma)

Plant Manager – P&L responsibility, 3 Plants lean transformation


Bachelor of Arts in Management

University of Kentucky, Lexington KY

Masters of Business Administration

Saint Francis University, Fort Wayne IN


Lean Manufacturing Certification

University of Kentucky

TPS Lean Manufacturing Systems & Kaizen Certification,

Ichikoh Kogyo Fujioka, Japan

Excellence in Manufacturing Certification (Lean Mfg. and Business Process Mgt.)

Dana University

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt

Price Waterhouse Cooper/Dana U

Continuing Education

Management Development -Wittenberg College

Dale Carnegie Course - Effective Speaking Human Relations

Board of Directors, AME (Association Mfg. Excellence) Great Lakes Region, 2000-2003

Caterpillar Production System – (CPS/VST), 2008

TEOA Lean Boot Camp – (Instructor), 2011

TEOA Advanced Lean Boot Camp, 2014

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