Tom A. Garcia
Seeking employment in Product Management, Manufacturing Engineering Supervision, Technical Marketing or Leadership Development training.
•Experienced Engineering Supervisor
•Product/ Portfolio Management
•Technical Fiscal Management
Product Portfolio Manager -- Continental Tire the Americas, Fort Mill, SC
January, 2005 - May, 2017
•From 2007 to 2010 coordinated and directed complete portfolio revamp and revitalization of Continental and General Tire brands and products. In 2013 -2016 Continental was the most profitable tire company in the USA.
•Liaison and coordinator between Product Managers, Marketing Manager, Sales group, R&D, Manufacturing, Demand Planning, Supply Chain Management and Launch Manager.
•Manage/direct Product Managers product strategies and future plans into the Global Product Portfolio.
•Facilitator/coordinator for Americas Regional Product Planning Team meetings
•Americas Key user and roll out coordinator for product development, portfolio and article steering tools.
•Responsible for maintenance of Americas product portfolio data base, product technical detail and product specification information for printed product guides, Tire Guide and NHTSA reporting.
•Supervise Product Planning Article Master coordinator daily/yearly tasks and performance objectives.
•Regional Product Manager for Mexico, and South America. Coordinate regional product needs and plans into global product portfolio
Tire Construction Manager, Charlotte Plant -- Continental the Americas, Charlotte, NC
January, 2000 - January, 2004
•Managed (10) ten person group consisting of (7) seven engineers and (3) three technicians. Managed 1.4 million dollar department budget. Favorable to budget 4 consecutive years.
•Responsible for outgoing product standards, internal performance testing and reliability for all OE and Replacement products.
•Responsible for field performance monitoring, corrective action and product performance improvement
•Directed/managed both new and experimental tire production and industrialization.
Product Manager -- Continental the Americas, Charlotte, NC
February, 1997 - January, 2000
•Responsible for all new US replacement light truck and passenger product introductions and brand management
•Coordinate product line changes, line extensions, name and brand changes for existing replacement products and act as liaison between Tire Development, Sales, Marketing and Logistics to achieve successful market introductions.
•Marketing representative for OE product integration and future planning. Responsible for all replacement brand, name and product registration with all required government and customer agencies.
•Marketing technical representative for customer product review presentations and product performance support.
•Trained all new customer service representatives on technical aspects of replacement and OE products.
Light Truck R&D Engineer -- Continental Tire the Americas, Charlotte, NC
March, 1994 - February, 1997
•OE and Replacement design engineer responsible for LT basic construction and material evaluation.
•Developed, designed and reviewed field performance evaluations of new and existing RLT material and constructions.
•Designed SUV and light truck prototype molds and tires to meet replacement marketing requests and requirements.
Tire Engineer -- Continental Tire the Americas, Charlotte, NC
January, 1989 - March, 1994
•Daily manufacturing product and process monitoring, troubleshooting and improvements. Daily Quality review of assigned product lines.
•Statistical analysis of line quality and field performance
AWARDS & HONORS:
Continental Group Achievement
Continental Tire the Americas
•PM global award for Portfolio revamp
•Appointed as Mentor member of mentor/mentee program
•Highly adaptable and experienced between manufacturing, R&D and Marketing
•Problem solving, SIX SIGMA Black Belt certification (2004)
•TS16949 certification, Excel levels I, II, III. Access levels I, II, III, IV, Data Base creation, Principals of Management levels I, II. Conducting Performance Appraisals.
BS Mechanical Engineering, Elective focus in Thermal/ Fluid Science -- University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
September, 1981 - December, 1988