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Manufacturing Operations Manager

Randolph, New Jersey, United States
May 18, 2018

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Dover, NJ ***** 551-***-**** mtortorelli10@outlook

Operations Management Professional in Manufacturing, Production, Quality Control & Supply Chain incorporates 25yrs experience focused on business enhancement through development of forward thinking Lean Technologies


20 years as Director of Operations, & 25 years of Manufacturing Process Management utilizing Lean Management Principles & Smart Quality Control processes to boost productivity while closing operational gaps.

•Extensively experienced in evaluation of manufacturing lines and implementation of streamlined, solution development focused on driving inefficiencies from business processes.

•Strong devotee of "Reverse Engineering" methodologies.

•Effectively incorporate metric theories to monitor production in real time.

•Communication, and "listening" skills used to effectively define and manage customer-focused initiatives.

•Attention to "bottom line" reinforced through 25 years selling machine time and labor only, non-markup materials, necessitating no defects/no waste policies to maintain profitability every single year.

•Highly effective management style with strength in employee development and training.

•Professionally evaluate, refine and restructure workforce for greater efficiency.

•Knowledgeable in all labor disciplines. (Union, Non-Union, Full, Part Time and Temporary Labor Personnel)

•Expertly facilitate business improvement through innovative manufacturing techniques.

•Confident Professional demeanor fortifies client/vendor relationships.

•Facilitate tactful human relations without compromising rules and discipline.

•Maintain efficient Production Control, Shipping and Purchasing, utilizing strong vendor relationship building strategies.

•Enhance communication among plant managers & supervisors to sustain high quality control standards.

•Utilize creative waste management techniques to reduce yearly operating cost.

•Train technical and maintenance personnel, defining job parameters.

•Experienced in safety standard implementation, maintenance and OSHA compliance.

•Proficient in writing and editing technical documentation, as well as verbal presentation with staff, management & clients.



Strategic Management Decision Making

Analytics & Metrics

Communication Speaking & Listening Skills

Personnel Management

Team Building Training


Creative Thinking Future Planning


•Utilized technical skills and strong mechanical aptitude to modernize manufacturing process lines in an existing stagnant business

•Evaluated equipment needs, purchased and customized machinery to specific tolerances maximizing output/profits.

•Instituted training programs designed to accelerate exceptionally skilled workers which improved employee morale and confidence.

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•Using the "Reverse Engineering" strategy, trained production and direct customer contact employees in layout and imposition techniques to improve manufacturing process, maximizing quality control, profitability, and on time delivery of services.

•Developed and shared equipment layout strategies minimizing production line stops and material handling movements to lower production costs.

•Respectfully served as a Board of Directors member of Binders and Finishers Assoc.(BFA)

•Proudly made presentations for BFA at Regional and National Conferences to promote organization member firms and their achievements Established strong relationships with vendors including MBO America, Muller Martini & McCain Manufacturing as a "valued technical advisor" in equipment development.

•Developed time recording and costing systems to streamline estimating and job profitability

•Led manufacturing plant from conception to full production, utilizing sensible business models to layout equipment to maximize production, reduce downtime and eliminate logistic delays.

•Directed 3 separate plant relocations utilizing sequential stagger to maintain production during moves.

•Proven track record for successful plant management including adding manufacturing services and training new personnel.

•Designed and developed equipment & operator training techniques to achieve a 35% productivity gain.

•Implemented cost-saving measures and waste reclamation systems yielding over $500,000.00 net, annually


Earth Color, Parsippany NJ 2010 to 2018

Plant Supervisor

Hired, Trained & Managed a production staff of up to 150 employees over 2 shifts.

This manufacturing unit produced materials grossing over $1,000,000.00 per month, which represented a 40% increase within my 1st 14 months. Responsible for plant relocation in 2007 utilizing stagger system processes to keep half the production lines running during the move

Gator Communications Group, Fairfield, NJ 2004 to 2010

Director of Operations

Start-up business as the Director reporting to the owner, From 0 to $8,000,000.00 in 2 years through careful evaluation of equipment usage and process training.

Dolce Printing, Maywood 2002 to 2004

Director of Operations

Installed full finishing operations and hired trained and managed personnel. Spearheaded the plant relocation, including floor plan and equipment installation in the new facility utilizing stagger system to maintain production lines while moving


Printing Industries of Metropolitan New York - New York, NY 1978-1980

Northern Highlands Regional HS - Allendale, NJ 1974-1977

Don Bosco Preparatory HS - Ramsey, NJ 1973-1974

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