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Electrical Design

Location:
Northport, Alabama, United States
Posted:
May 28, 2018

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Franz Stranninger

864-***-**** ac5nb1@r.postjobfree.com www.linkedin.com/in/franzstranninger

SENIOR OPERATIONS LEADER: MANUFACTURING & ELECTRICAL DESIGN

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT – TURNAROUND MANAGEMENT – OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE – PROCESS AUTOMATION

Decisive, strategy-minded leader with deep leadership, managerial, and engineering expertise. Guides multimillion-dollar manufacturing automation, electrical design, and system integration projects for major global brands. Earns client loyalty by solving organizational challenges ahead of schedule and within budget. Builds exceptional teams able to surpass expectations. Reputation for right-sizing operations, controlling costs, and managing optimal operations.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Plant Automation Reverse Engineering Team Building & Leadership Budget Administration P&L

Cross-Functional Teams Client Relations Strategic Planning & Execution Change Management Procurement

Workforce Planning Contract Negotiations Coaching & Mentoring Occupational Safety Global Business

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

SAR AUTOMATION LP

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER OPERATIONS MANAGER, 2000–Present

Direct business development, operations, client relations, talent acquisition and development, and finance for Tuscaloosa, Alabama office. Full P&L accountability for multimillion-dollar contracts. Build and improve relationships with clients from diverse industries including automotive, plastics, and beverage. Source, hire, and develop a ~65-member team including tradespeople, production supervisors, and software developers.

-- Launched and expanded Tuscaloosa office after successfully leading electrical design operations in South Carolina, initiating profitable relationships with key clients and solidifying new business partnerships.

-- Introduced flexible workforce planning practices to optimize labor expenses. Cultivated strong relationships with staffing firms to attract high-caliber staff to meet business demand.

-- Provided critical leadership to guide planning and execution of Swiss-based Thermission’s new Alabama plant that will enable production of a proprietary corrosion protection layering solution for the automotive market.

-- Reverse engineered brand-new laminate facility for Kronospan USA, leading the electrical, software, and hardware design to successfully install automated equipment in only 3 months.

-- Orchestrated complete production turnaround and process improvement for Borbet, enabling manufacturer to increase alloy rim production 50%.

-- Led electrical design of production (body, paint, and assembly) facilities for luxury car brands including Mercedes and BMW, earning client confidence and loyalty for ongoing and repeat work.

SAR AUTOMATION LP

DEPARTMENT SUPERVISOR, COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN (CAD), 1985–2000

Oversaw department charged with producing electrical designs for industrial plant and process automation. Coached and development high-performance teams able to deliver final designs that achieved client specifications.

-- Spearheaded electrical design for Swarovski Austria’s production facilities providing a solution that incorporated water reuse principles to reduce waste and ensure potable drinking water.

-- Partnered with cross-functional leaders to gather technical requirements and develop designs that solved business challenges for automotive and manufacturing clients.

EDUCATION

Master of Science, Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Technical College – Straubing

Diploma, Electrical Design

Professional School–Straubing



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