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Manager Plant

Monroe, WI, 53566
130,000 to 150,000
June 08, 2018

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Experienced Manufacturing, Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Manager, well versed in the automotive, food and beverage and consumer products industries. Proven track record of process improvement while exceeding budgetary goals across diverse business sectors.

Areas of Expertise

Project Management and Strategic Planning • Supervision and Training • Technical Problem Solving and Process Improvement • Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action • Budget Management • Lean Manufacturing and Performance Metrics • Scheduling and Coordination • Performance Metrics



Director of Manufacturing, 2016-2017

Oversaw all manufacturing operations and budgetary functions for the cheese and whey facilities.

Maximized shift productivity by extending 24 hours per day operations from five to seven days while reducing shift count from three to two.

Utilizing continual improvement processes, exceeded budgeted cheese production pounds by 1.2MM and decreased cost per pound by 10%.

Improved First Pass Quality (FPQ), in whey process from 96.8% to 99.1% through Continuous Improvement (CI) initiatives.

Total savings through CI initiatives in 2016 were $2.3MM and 2017 savings were $3.2MM.

Developed operational procedures for $72MM Cheese plant expansion as construction and production were running simultaneously. (2.5-year project)

Reduced product loss through equipment modifications by 2%, (1.2MM pounds).

Plant Manager, 2015-2016

Took a 5 day/24-hour operation to a 7 day/24-hour operation. Moved from a three-shift operation to a two shift/12-hour operation.

Developed operational procedures for $72MM Cheese plant expansion as construction and production were running simultaneously. (2.5-year project)

Reduced product loss through equipment modifications by 2%, (1.2MM pounds).

Integrated several cross-functional operations from two facilities into one, i.e. Cheese and Whey maintenance, quality and intake operations.

Developed current year capital requirements for Cheese and Whey facilities.

DOHMEN LLC, Milwaukee, WI 2011 – 2015

Director of Quality, 2014 – 2015

Directed the accuracy and completeness of all process documentation for a Life Science Services company.

Improved from 92.8% 1st Pass Customer Completeness to 99.3% 1st Pass Customer Completeness.

Implemented a quality system, Intelex 6, which improved quality documentation and revision control of SOP’s, Government Documentation and 1st Pass Customer Completeness.

Sr. Project Manager, 2011 - 2014

Integration processes and methodology used to define, prepare and implement all product development and integration requirements.

Responsibilities for four company acquisitions in a three-year period with a combine value of $275MM. Completed on-time

Project Lead for $75MM Corporate office renovation. Completed on-time and within budget.

Managed client interface in terms of scope of work, feasibility, performance schedules, objectives and accomplishments.

GUY & O’NEILL, INC. Fredonia, WI 2009 – 2011

Project Manager

Structured and developed multi-million-dollar projects from client identification, product development and production for a manufacturer of household cleaning supplies.

Developed cost profiles for multiple prospective customers to identify areas of opportunity.

Developed quality documentation for all trials and production runs which established production tolerances for product development.

Developed inventory control processes and procedures, shipping documentation and over-all warehouses practices for distribution facilities and purchasing guidelines. Achieved a 99% on-time deliveries and reduced fabric inventory by $250,000.

ALLIED BUILDING PRODUCTS, West Allis, WI 2004 – 2009

General Manager

Business operations for $7MM - $8MM branch of a residential and commercial building supply distributor. Complete responsibility for P&L, Budgets, Overhead and Sales for the Milwaukee – Wisconsin market.

Revamped standard shipping and receiving procedures to reduce product errors. Drove “first pick” accuracy from 87% to 98%.

In a down market, increased sale from prior year $1.3MM, (2006 – 2007)

Increased over-all branch margins by 2.25% utilizing vendor discounts and favorable product selection.

Established business relationships with several of the largest builders in the Milwaukee metropolitan area which generated and additional $700,000 in gross sales for FY2006.

Developed and implemented a complete “Cross-training” Sales and Operations program for all team members which lead to staffing and overhead reductions.

PEPSI BOTTLING GROUP, McKees Rocks, PA 2002 – 2004

Plant Manager

Controlled Facility Operations; Shipping and Production Scheduling with direct P&L responsibilities for Pepsi’s largest satellite distribution warehouse of consumer packaged goods in the United States.

Reduced case cost by 15% (.542/cents/case to .467 cents/case).

Increased warehouse productivity by 8% through re-slotting warehouse pick areas and equipment selection.

“Certified Warehouse” for Pepsi by meeting/exceeding 98% of required productivity and financial standards.

Key driver in Union Contract Negotiations for warehouse operations and services.

Maintained less than a 2% inventory shrink through cycle counts.

Safety Chairman: Achieved a “High Satisfactory” in FY 2002 which was the highest rating for the facility to date.


Cott Beverages USA, Reading PA - General Manager NE Region

Heinz Pet Products, Bloomsburg, PA - Logistics Manager

Tube Products; Troy, OH – Materials Manager

Chrysler Corporation, Dayton, OH – Purchasing/Production Control


Masters of Quality Control; Engineering, Western Kennedy University

Masters of Science, (Production Control and Materials Control), Central Michigan University,

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Finance, Wright State University,


University of Wisconsin; The Art of Cheese – 2015, Principles of Sanitation (Hydrite) – 2015 Hazmat Training & Team Leader – 2014, 2015, SQF Training – 2014

Separator Training/Certification – 2014, Pasteurizer Certification – 2014

Root Cause Analysis Certification – 2013, AQS (Quality) Member – 2012,

Refrigeration Stable Shipping – 2011, Green Belt 6-Sigma – 2000

HACPP Training – 1995 – 1998

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