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Manager Engineering

Location:
Farmington, NY
Posted:
September 25, 2018

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RICH PODOLAK

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Farmington, NY 14425

Ph.: 315-***-****

Email: ac66ax@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY

Engineering Professional with extensive experience leading teams in the design and development of new products in automotive, industrial electronics, and consumer goods. Expertise in Program Management, Engineering Management, and Automotive Quality Systems for products and operations through the Life-Cycle of manufactured products. I was Instrumental in meeting TS16949, ISO9001, including PFMEA, Control Plans, PPAP and APQP requirements, resulting in successful completion of annual recertification audits.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ITT GOULDS PUMPS, Seneca Falls, NY Aug. 2013 – PRESENT

Design and manufacture of Pumps and pump systems for the Oil & Mining, Fluid Processing, Paper & Pulp Industries.

Quality Assurance Director – Seneca Falls

Director for Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Warranty and Inspection teams in the areas of Foundry casting processes, Machining, and Assembly of Pumps and systems. My teams have achieved a 29% improvement in Warranty Claims and a scrap reduction of 27%. In 2015 we deployed a PPAP process with Global Supply Chain completing 1st article approvals for 3 major low cost region suppliers. Deployed 5Y and 8D processes for problem solving and Root Cause – Corrective action documentation.

MARQUARDT SWITCH, Cazenovia, NY Feb. 2012 – Jan. 2013

Design and manufacture of automotive panel switches and other electronically operated automobile components utilizing CAN and LIN communications.

Operations Manager

Directing operational teams in the areas of Injection molding, Electronics manufacture (SMT), Assembly, Maintenance, Tool Room and Process engineering. I achieved a 10% improvement in FTC and a scrap reduction of 25% after the deployment of Visual Manufacturing systems and OEE in the pursuit of achieving manufacturing excellence.

OTIS TECHNOLOGY, Phoenix, NY (Lyons Falls, NY Corporate Location) Aug. 2010 –Feb. 2012

Gun cleaning equipment and accessories for Military, Law Enforcement and commercial markets.

Product Development Manager

Authored and rolled out Manufacturing Launch System incorporating a 4-Gate process. I successfully completed the development and launch of multiple new product programs on time for presentation at major annual trade show. Designed and developed 15 injection molded parts resulting in an annual savings of +$500k. Authored and presented a plan for operations to pursue ISO 9001 implementation and compliance. Authored and submitted two “White Paper” proposals for new products to the US Military with sales opportunity for $5M. Mentored 10 colleagues in the PMI techniques of Project Management as outlined the Project Management Book of Knowledge.

MAGNA POWERTRAIN - NEW VENTURE GEAR, Syracuse, NY Aug. 2002 –Jul. 2010

Design and manufacture of transfer cases for automotive and truck 4-Wheel and All-Wheel drive systems.

Engineering Manager – Assembly, Quality and Manufacturing

Deployed LEAN Systems in assembly, reducing WIP levels by up to 50% and model changeover time by 90%. Introduced New Product manufacturing systems, qualification and compliance to automotive APQP and PPAP requirements with responsibility for release to BOM’s, PFEMA’s, Control Plans, Tool Sheets, and Standardized Work Instructions for operations with 100% . Identified and completed cost of Quality reduction programs utilizing SHANIN problem solving techniques resulting in $10M in savings over 3 years.

Area Operations Manager –Component Machining

3rd-Shift Area Manager for the Manufacture of Machined components, led 4 Supervisors with 125 hourly reports.

TRANSMATION PRODUCTS GROUP, Rochester, NY April, 2001 – April, 2002

Design and manufacture of industrial grade calibration electronics.

Engineering Manager – EE, ME, HW, SW, QA, Test

Design and development of 4-20mA and 0-10V precision calibration electronic instruments utilized for field certification of instrumentation and meters for measurement control.

Formulated and communicated a 12-month strategic plan supporting divisional mission and vision statements and incorporating the 3 strategic elements of Customer Focus, New Product Development, and technical excellence.

Reorganized engineering stressing manufacturing responsiveness while introducing Lean Principles, Design for Manufacture and Assembly, and a phase-gate New Product development process reducing manpower requirements by 15%.

Improved profit by 20% in 6 months through the restructuring of the Manufacturing organization.

ENI POWER, Rochester, NY Jan, 2000 – March, 2001

Innovative design and manufacturer of Rf and DC plasma generators for the semiconductor industry with approximate annual sales of $125M. A division of Emerson Electric sold to MKS Instruments in January 2002.

Program Manager

Team designed and developed a 2 MHz 5 Kw and 27 MHz 3 Kw Rf generator system with matching networks delivering an operational prototype within 90 days, resulting in incremental orders for 12 prototype units and 15 pre-production units with a sales value of $1.2M and an awarded 3 year contract of annual sales up to $12.5M .

BAUSCH & LOMB, Rochester, NY June, 1987 – Aug, 1999

Program Manager,

Transitioned REVO product line from supplier sourced to in-house resulting in a 10% reduction in standard cost. Transitioned 15 obsolete product lines to India facility launching in 6 months with an initial 90 day sales of $1.2M. Completed a $5M manufacturing facility start-up and launch in Ireland within 5% of budget and 3 months ahead of plan.

RIMES 1993 thru 2002

Rochester Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Society

Board Member, promoting and development of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering skills with presentation and interactive demonstrations of technologies in LEAN and other state-of-the-art methodologies in manufacturing.

EDUCATION

M.S., Engineering Management, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

B.S., Electrical Engineering Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

B.S., Mechanical Engineering Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

AAS, Mechanical Technology, Alfred State College, Alfred, NY

COMPANY SPONSORED COURSES/SEMINARS

Project Management Professional Prep Course – Boston University 9/2002

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

Design for Manufacture and Assembly

SHAININ Rolling Top 5 Strategies

SolidWorks 2010

ISO14001:2004 EMS Internal Auditor

OSHA 18001: 2007 OH&S Internal Auditor

ISO9001 Lead Auditor

GD&T Y14.5-2009 12/2011

Green Belt Lean 6-Sigma March 2015



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