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Edwardsburg, Michigan, 49112, United States
June 13, 2018

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Tim Norman

Maintenance Manager (Plant & Facility Maintenance, Factory Supplies and R&M Purchasing

- Master Brand Cabinets

Edwardsburg, MI 49112


Driven-proven leader who creates synergies enabling growth, develops and empowers staff to achieve goals, delivers corporate objectives, ready to join a reputed organization utilizing experience to meet and exceed organizational goals.

Willing to relocate: Anywhere

Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Maintenance Manager (Plant & Facility Maintenance, Factory Supplies and R&M Purchasing

Master Brand Cabinets - Goshen, IN

June 2015 to Present

Goshen, IN June 2015 - Present

The leading manufacturer of household kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Maintenance Manager (Plant & Facility Maintenance, Factory Supplies and R&M Purchasing. Project Management)

Leading a dedicated multicultural/cross-functional team focused on eliminating downtime, improved safety, and continuous improvement, to meet company, customer and department goals. Developing talent through education and hands on experiences. Planning and coordinating facility and equipment repairs and upgrades. Manage R&M and factory supply component purchases, storage & retrieval. Team building and organizational refocus


• Coordinate in-house & contract labor, Delegate, Continuous improvement, Skills development, Vendor partnerships

• Established Vendor VMI program, PLC software backups, PM and PO review, budgets, R&D innovative technologies

• Project(s) Management: Business case development, Prioritization, Timelines, planning, planning, planning, Leading plant expansion projects - new offices - new breakroom - pump room addition Engineering Manager (Plant Engineering, Maintenance, Tool Room, & Environmental)

Newell Rubbermaid - Jackson, MO

September 2014 to June 2015

Jackson, MO September 2014 - June 2015

A leading manufacturer of plastic containers, pens, cookware, drill bits, strollers, and closet solutions. Engineering Manager (Plant Engineering, Maintenance, Tool Room, & Environmental) Planning, Leading, managing, mentoring engineers, maintenance & tool room personnel. Established cross functional work groups focused on impacting productivity, cost savings & employee welfare. Established KPI's. Responsible for R&M, Supplies and Tooling budgets. Accomplishments:

• New product development and launches, Managed product change, sourced monitoring software

(Mattec-Epicor, gCurve)

• Cost savings initiatives such as compressed air consumption reduction, Power Factor reduction

• Lead Plant Engineering Team, Lead Kaizen events: Reducing pack out time, Insourcing Maintenance Manager (Hon Oak Laminate Plant)

HNI Corporation - Muscatine, IA

March 2011 to September 2014

Muscatine, IA (Hon Company) March 2011 - September 2014 A leading manufacturer of business furniture and accessories for the office, educational, and healthcare industries

Maintenance Manager (Hon Oak Laminate Plant) Promoted August 2013 Responsible for developing a 'World Class' maintenance team focused on safety, development, and increased equipment efficiency by establishing clear expectations beginning with a back-to-the-basics maintenance program and cross training.


• 6S, Lean practices consolidated 9 cribs, Asset management & work order system implementation

• Established department goal setting, Process improvement initiatives, Downtime reduction

• MRO and Tooling spend reduction exceeding budgeted targets and established VMI programs Operations Manager

Rapid Prototyping, High Mix / Low Volume Sheet Metal Services April 2012 to April 2012

This position consisted of a multi-management roll including Plant Manager, Safety, Controller, Purchasing, IE, Project Management, and ME. Primary responsibilities included promoting a positive, productive team experience


• New product costing, development and launches, improved material flow, Established MSDS & OSHA compliance

• Consolidated equipment to free floor space & purchased tools offering improved safety, increased efficiency

• Lead projects focused on increasing capacity, capability, and improving bottom line performance

• Lead transformation team authoring business case to purchase capital equipment doubling capacity

• Achieved 151% business growth over 15 months, Greater than 99% OTD Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

Primary focus was company cost reductions - Edwardsburg, MI March 2011 to April 2012


C: 574-***-****

Maintenance and Production Superintendent

Acument Global Technologies

2010 to 2011

Responsible for commercial, construction and Industrial floor production Engineering, Costing, Maintenance, and Tooling Manager Acument Global Technologies

2007 to 2011

Responsible for Product Design, Plant Engineering, Costing, Maintenance, and EDM Tool Build Departments

Chain Manager

Acument Global Technologies

2009 to 2010

Responsible for the procurement of MRO and Tooling Senior Manufacturing Body Construction Engineer

Ford Motor Company

2004 to 2007

Responsible for the designed, manufacture and installation of robotic automotive body framing lines and tooling

• Senior launch engineer Mustang coupe & convertible, Lincoln MKS, Taurus, Flex

• Developed product from concept, to 3D geometry, to 3D tooling, to prototype dies, prototype BIW, to launch

• Maintained project budgets, identified cost saving opportunities Production Supervisor

Ford Motor Company

2003 to 2004

Six Sigma Green Belt Certified

Responsible for manufacturing, quality & safety of 52 UAW employees in an automated stamping floor environment

Maintenance Supervisor

Aerotek - Lansing, MI

2002 to 2003

Controls Engineer

Durr Automation Inc - Kokomo, IN

2000 to 2001

Estimator / CAD Operator / Proposal Engineer

Holcroft LLC - Livonia, MI

1989 to 1998


MBA in Business Administration

Lawrence Technological University - Southfield, MI May 2009

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Lawrence Technological University - Southfield, MI 2002


Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Outlook, Skype, Access, Access

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