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Manager Engineering

Swampscott, MA, 01907
September 16, 2018

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Timothy A. McCoy

Swampscott, MA ***** 781-***-****


Operations Management

Exceptionally innovative Engineering and Manufacturing leader with +20 years’ success directing departmental operations, quality control, optimal production, procedural enhancements, and staff performance. Design ground-breaking solutions to ensure companywide efficiencies and enhance product capabilities, which minimize costs and improve sales. Skilled in defining and implementing new policies, sourcing for talent, and fostering key partnerships. Solid record training and developing dedicated teams focused on quality, cost containment, and safety. Proven expertise in:

Business Development

Shipping and Receiving Expert

Research and Development

Purchasing and Inventory Control

Cost Containment and Reduction

Staff Leadership and Training

MS Office Suite and MS Project

SQL, Adapta, and Codesoft


University of South Carolina- Mechanical Engineering

Lean Six Sigma – Green/Black Belt Certification, Pending 2018

OSHA 10 Hour • First Aid/CPR • Forklift/ Facility Safety


SunSetter Awnings L.P. – Malden, MA

Director of Manufacturing & Engineering, 2004 to 2017

Championed entire manufacturing operations, which included all production, quality, purchasing, shipping/receiving, and Research and Development (R&D) across multiple facilities.

Mentored four middle managers and supervised over 50 indirect reports. Partnered with external Staffing Partners during peak season to acquire up to 80 temporary Production Workers. Directed Computer Programmers in step-by-step assembly and accurate internal customer order builds with proper identification. Forecasted supplier safety stock item levels based on seasonal requirements. Sourced for and selected the manufacturer/installer to extend our manufacturing capabilities for a 14,000 sq/ft 2nd floor interior mezzanine.

Key Contributions:

Researched innovative manufacturing technology and executed retrofit of processing line worth $1.1M (CAPEX), which warranted a 60% improvement in efficiency and a dramatic increase in customer satisfaction based on product appearance.

Instituted safety-stock inventory hold program at supplier sites which allowed us to pay for material as needed.

Achieved 32% increase in service-level performance of customer orders with streamlined production/shipping plans and increased visibility.

Tested and finalized conversion of the lateral awning product from one component supplier in France to new supplier in Spain, resulting in first-year cost savings of $1.3M.

Successfully acquired and employed awning fabric production process with state-of-the-art equipment from Switzerland and Italy, which increased the output capacity by 60% and enhanced overall product quality and increased positive customer satisfaction reviews.

Reduced weight of the aluminum hood extrusions and minimized annual cost by 12% or $60,000.

Invented a new awning product ‘RainAway Arches’ U.S. Patent # 6,378,591.

Co-developed a solar-powered residential motorized shade protection product.

Generated an LED lighting system to aid SunSetter awning products.

Represented company in all legal proceedings, lawsuits, depositions, and investigations.

SunSetter Awnings L.P. – Malden, MA

Production Manager, 1998 to 2004

Commanded management of two buildings totaling 82,000 sq/ft, which included improvements as three roof replacements, installation of a backup generator, parking lot replacement, and solar panel array/roof top installation.

Resolved customer escalations, provided technical assistance, and obtained additional knowledge regarding products/systems help customers avoid future issues. Spearheaded product concepts, tests, setup and overall system launches.

Key Contributions:

Slashed raw material inventory by 28% by formulating a ground-breaking incoming delivery plan based on weekly production actuals.

Formulated an internal MRP system process in enhance companywide operations.

Responsible for attracting and maintaining partnerships with our 12 largest Suppliers.

Managed five offsite inventory locations and developed written and video instructions for product installations and part replacement.

Controlled continuous improvement efforts, all plant-wide EH&S issues, and external product performance tests.

Introduced Lean Manufacturing and 5S techniques to enhance efficiencies.

Created and implemented an innovative manufacturing procedure in 1999 which resulted in +$85 Million in annual sales in 2017.

Initiated and completed UL registration of the full SunSetter lateral awning product.

Additional experience as Quality Control Manager for RVP, Inc.; and Aerospace Engineering Technician for Pneumo-Abex, LLC

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