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Sylvania, OH
September 14, 2018

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Ray J Ruiz

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Sylvania, Ohio ***60

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To join a progressive organization, utilizing my proven skills, talent and experience to provide support in growing the business and achieving financial growth.


Senior Engineering, Construction and Project Management professional with over 30 years of experience, and a demonstrated ability to successfully lead large initiatives and develop and implement major capital projects and programs.

Seasoned experience with a successful history in leading projects and initiatives for such Fortune companies as Pfizer and Procter and Gamble, with extensive additional previous experience in the professional services business development.

Construction Project Manager responsible for the delivery of fully constructed and commissioned for major capital projects ranging from $5M to $50M

Experienced in developing scopes of work, and developing bid packages and involved in the selection process for multi trade resources.

Seasoned Construction Administrator experience.


Business Development

Entrepreneurial mindset

Strong business and sales acumen.

Provide creative approaches to defining new business opportunities

Developing and executing successful marketing plans.

“Tapped” into the marketplace by networking with existing and prospective customers and collaborators

Adept at identifying client objectives

Proven achieved results

Manufacturing Industry Technical Experience


Food and Beverage


Bio Pharma


Bio Fuels

Bio Energy

Personal Care Products

Plant Quality Process Improvement

Manufacturing Plant Facilities Operations and Maintenance Management

Energy efficiency and assessment projects

Environmental compliance issue mitigation and prevention

Pre Construction Phase Engineering

Manage Multi-Disciplined Design Teams

Process Control System Improvements

Manufacturing Facilities HVAC Systems and Mechanical Piping

Project Management

Energy efficiency projects

Sustainability initiatives

Environmental compliance issue solutions and prevention and mitigation

Construction Phase Engineering

Management Multi-Firm Multi- Discipline Teams

Manufacturing facilities on-site support services.

Manufacturing and Production Quality Control

Manufacturing and Production Quality Management

Major Fortune 500 Clients Served

Pfizer – R&D and Sterile Manufacturing Operations and Engineering Management

Procter and Gamble – Corporate Cincinnati

Procter and Gamble Lima Manufacturing Plant Contract Engineering Management




JM Smucker

Campbell Soup



Coca Cola

Miller Coors

Sam Adams


Director of Operations

Toledo, Ohio Canaan Companies May 2018 – present

Responsible for daily operations and systems improvements

Staffing hiring / evaluations / scheduling

Assist in the review, assessment, and revisions to the Canaan Companies administrative processes.

Coordinates with President and VP of Construction to create projected budgets; reviews and approves the phasing and construction plan developed by the owner.

Oversees projects and ensures they are executed and completed in a timely manner and on budget; directs measures and reports progress towards project goals.

Procurement of vendors and contractor for best pricing, efficiency and/or time savings for projects; ensure that procurement of materials, supplies and equipment meets project needs.

Oversees the activities of the team; ensures training practices for individual employees while guiding them to reach their potential and providing constructive feedback for employee development; reviews incoming candidate resumes, interviews, and strategically hires new team members based on division/staffing needs

. Plans and works with senior team to develop long term plans for the organization around the growth and development of all divisions.

Collaborates with senior team on common goal; streamlines the project delivery process; reviews progress of buy-out, submittals, construction schedule and performance on all projects.

Ensures compliance with and follows all organizational systems, programs, training, policies, and procedures as required and complies with relevant legal mandates.

Actively supports and participates in the safety program, both for self-protection and the protection of other employees, by reading and abiding by all requirements in the Safety Manual and Injury Illness Prevention Program (IIPP).

Carries out all responsibilities in an honest, ethical and professional manner.

Construction Project Manager

Framingham, Mass. Ameresco Inc. Oct 2015 – Jan 2018

Responsible for the delivery of completed constructed projects on schedule

within budget.

Responsible for developing scopes of work and contracts for trades

Vetting of potential sub contactor and vendor suppliers

Functioning role in sub contract negotiations and procurement for sub contractor resources for labor, professional services equipment vendors as client representative.

Engineering Project Manager Center for Innovative Food Technology 2009 - 2015

Toledo, Ohio

Responsible for successful project delivery for Fortune 500 Food and Beverage Companies.

Implementation of additional professional services in the area of Lean Engineering, Environmental and Safety issue mitigation.

Responsible for the management of all external professional engineering services.

Functioning role in sub contract negotiations and procurement for sub contractor resources for labor, professional services equipment vendors as client representative .

Responsible for new business development

Contract Senior Project Manager Ambitech Inc 2008 – 2009

Downers Grove, Illinois

Responsible for successful project delivery for Fortune 500 Food and Beverage Companies.

Implementation of additional professional services in the area of Lean Engineering, Environmental and Safety issue mitigation.

Functioning role in sub contract negotiations and procurement for sub contractor resources for labor, professional services equipment vendors as client representative

Business Leader SSOE Group Toledo, Ohio 1973 - 2008

Engineering Manager

Held all positions in the mechanical engineering division thru my career there, starting as a designer/ draftsman and ending as a Business Manager and Senior Associate.

Responsible for the daily operational and administrative management duties for a staff of over fifty engineering professionals.

Staff Management Duties included...

-Hiring and firing of staff

-Individual staff goals and metric development in conjunction with corporate objectives.

-Review and evaluation of individual staff performance

-Salary administration

-Development of individual staff development plans

-Mentoring and development of potential future leaders

Business Management duties included...

-Establishing Revenue objectives for the division / departments to coincide with corporate objectives

-Developing and implementing a marketing plan to achieve business objectives

-Maintenance of existing client relationships and seeking new ways to show value

-Develop new short and long term strategies for maintaining business sustainability

-Reporting status on all fronts to corporate management



SSOE Group

Led successful new business development efforts Over $50 M in newrevenues

for clients in the Midwest regions resulting in the need and justification opening of new remote business offices in …

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Lima, Ohio

Cincinnati, Ohio

Midland Michigan


HONDA OF AMERICA – Marysville, Ohio

Marysville Automotive Manufacturing Facility - Project Manager and Mechanical Systems Project Lead for 1.5M sq. ft facility. Successfully delivered project under cost and six weeks ahead of schedule.


Body and Assembly Mfg Facilities

Chicago Illinois and Atlanta, Georgia

Lead contact project manger for Taurus and Sable model roll outs at both Chicago Assembly and Atlanta Assembly facilities.


Engineering Manager for facilities engineering services

Responsible for correctness, quality cost and schedule for staff of eighty four professionals assigned to the project.


Developed a two man onsite operation into a $15M per year on-site operation with a staff of eighty –four providing a varied menu of traditional and non- traditional professional services.

Led on site contract engineering operations management for a period of twelve years.

Aseptic and final product formulation process upgrades

Active Ingredient process manufacturing process upgrades


Assigned to lead and manage all contracted engineering services for the Lima Manufacturing facility. Responsible for a total of five different consulting engineering firms executing projects at the plant.

Developed an engineering project execution flow processes to be utilized by all consultants to provide consistency in the methodology of executing engineering work at the facility.

The process and systems developed incorporated the complete project flow from project conception through and construction and startup are still being utilized presently by P&G.

Various Tide and Downy product process production upgrades


Responsible for the management of design team for the engineering construction documents for the facility.

Provided engineering field support during the construction and start up

DOW CHEMICAL – Midland Michigan

Various production facility process upgrades

BP - Whiting Indiana facility

Various production facility process upgrades


ASHRAE - American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers

ISPE – International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers

ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers

NFPA – National Fire Protection Association

PMI – Project Management Institute Member # 1702755


Mechanical Engineering - University of Toledo

Six Sigma Trained

Facilities SAP Systems

Facilities ERP Systems

Agile and Lean Engineering Trained Can speak fluent Spanish

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