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Manager Quality

Montgomery, Texas, United States
August 10, 2018

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Francis (Frank) Baumann

Cell: 832-***-**** Email:

Operations & Quality Leader

Operations / Quality / Manufacturing / Safety Executive

Operations-Manufacturing Management / Safety / Human Resources / Team Leadership / Contracts / Lean Change Management / Budgets / Quality & Continuous Improvement / Multi-Site Management / Negotiations Project Management / Cost Optimization / QMS / Regulation-Agency Compliance / Site Management / P&L Performance Management / Warranties / Workforce Planning / Competitive Analysis / Documentation

Strategic, Dynamic, High-Energy, Decisive Operations Leader with an exemplary track record of accomplishments and success in achieving revenue, cost reduction, productivity and delivery goals. Influential Change Agent with innate ability to leverage deep knowledge, understanding and application of lean principles in all business aspects including Operations, Manufacturing, Service, Customer Relations, Procurement, Human Resources, Safety, Production, Engineering, Project Management and Sales. Objectives achieved through creating and implementing over 100 operational and procedural directives. Expertise in developing and executing actionable operational strategies with measurable results. Adept at providing viable solutions vital to cost reduction and bottom-line profit improvement. Innovative and resourceful leader known for inspiring, motivating, developing and empowering successful and engaged teams across the organization. Exceptional communication skills with natural ability to partner with diverse groups, promoting confidence at all levels.

Professional Experience

FUSEMATIC CORPORATION, Palm Bay, FL Co-Founder, Vice President Operations (Consultant) 2017 – Present

Fusematic is a startup company that provides an integrated precision pneumatic control system which automatically completes a fusion bonding (Fusematic Bonding ™) operation within seconds after the start command is given producing accurate and consistent high-strength fusion of similar or dissimilar materials, in the atmosphere or underwater.

Responsible for all Operational Processes, Project Execution, and QMS compliance against ISO Standards

Direct and lead the performance of Quality Assurance, Quality Control, HSE, Human Resources, Document Control, Training, Manufacturing, and Testing to assure operational excellence

Established Fusematic core business functions in Operations, Safety, Quality, and Human Resources

E1 DYNAMICS, Montgomery, TX Operations Leader (Quality/Service Manager) 2013 – Present

E1 Dynamics is a $25M startup and subsidiary of Euro-Diesel, a small privately held $150M company that provides critical emergency back-up power for data centers, manufacturers, and telecommunication companies utilizing Diesel Rotary Uninterrupted Power Supply (DRUPS) system.

Oversee entire operation and ensure operational excellence directly for Service, Quality, Customer Relations, Lean Principles, Procurement, Human Resources and Safety; and indirectly for Production, Engineering, Project Management, Manufacturing and Sales

Full P&L responsibility for 9 North American service depots engaged in preventative and reactive service and maintenance of Diesel Rotary UPS Systems

Hands-on approach leading efforts to implement and manage Quality Objectives and Requirements for both company and customers

Implement and manage Strategic Planning for Commercial, Technical, Project and Service Departments

Author, review, analyze, redefine, streamline, implement and enhance Sales, Procurement, Service, Project, Human Resources and Safety processes; work closely with each department to achieve goals

Prior to my tenure at E1 Dynamics, a Quality Management System was non-existent. Subsequently, I championed and effectively enabled positive organizational, cultural and process change. This was accomplished by leading the transformation with an emphasis on quality, continuous improvement, and exceeding customer demands/expectations

Successfully negotiated 7 warranty and preventative maintenance agreements valued in excess of $2.7M per year. Achieved an average 84% gross margin and 59.6% profit margin for all sites combined

WEATHERFORD US, Houston, TX Quality Assurance Manager 2012 – 2013

Weatherford US is a publicly held $200M company with 100 employees that provides equipment and services used in the drilling, evaluation, completion, production, and intervention of oil and natural gas wells worldwide.

Oversaw entire operation directly for Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Testing; and indirectly for Manufacturing, Production, Planning, Engineering, Service, Procurement, Warehouse and Inventory. Responsible for ensuring that all quality assurance processes and quality control functions were optimized across organization

Managed and mentored 7 Inspectors; 6 Document Control Specialists; Manufacturing, Warehouse and Procurement Managers

Responsible for formulating, establishing, implementing, enhancing and overseeing company policies, operating procedures and goals

Developed initial and subsequent modifications of product assurance program to delineate areas of responsibility, staffing requirements and operational policies/procedures

Directed, managed and oversaw Quality Management System and continued certification in ISO 9001:2008, API specification Q1, API 11D for Packers and Bridge Plugs, API 14A for Subsurface Safety Valves, and API 14L for Lock Mandrels and Landing Nipples

Reduced inspection backlog by 60% through defining inspection requirements and streamlining inspection processes

CAMERON, Inc. Houston, TX Materials/Quality Manager 2008 – 2012

Cameron, Inc., formally, TEST Automation & Controls, Inc. is a $100M privately held company that provides systems engineering, controls and panel fabrication, electrical and instrument contracting services, commissioning, and after-sales support worldwide.

Responsible for all operational processes at 75-person facility that manufactured engineered-to-order oil and gas equipment including wellhead control panels, chemical injection skids, and hydraulic power units utilizing PLC programming for unit automation and control

Actively led and managed Manufacturing, Production Planning, Procurement, Service, QA/QC, Warehouse/Inventory Operations

Overall responsibility for all project execution encompassing mechanical, electrical, instrument fabrication, functional testing including PLC program operations, project planning/scheduling, QA/QC

Directed, managed and oversaw Quality Management Program ensuring ISO 9001:2008 compliance. Saved ~$543K in lost labor revenue by optimizing shop-hour utilization rates, thus increasing efficiency

Realized savings of $400K by reducing material cost 15% and negotiating set pricing with vendors

Establishing SAP “Best Practice” procedures for production planning, procurement, and warehouse staff, significantly reduced MRP errors and increased efficiencies 60%

Creating and implementing Material Document Tracking System increased material management efficiency while producing annual savings in excess of $125K

Conducted management reviews as part of the quality management process. Analyzed findings and created preventative action reports, corrective measures and metrics to identify and track process improvement activity

Responsible for all QA/QC functions within the facility such as inspection of incoming material, skids, and enclosures to verify quality and functionality of material received

Increased vendor database for procurement of materials as well as leveraging volume buying power

Initiated and established competitive bidding system within procurement department. Realized savings of nearly $50K in material within two weeks of implementation

FMC TECHNOLOGIES, Houston, TX Project/Program Manager 2006 – 2008

Hands-on Leader wholly responsible for Subsea Wellhead Assembly & Testing Department of this multi-functional plant with over 250 employees. Provided leadership, direction and coordination of all operations including quality/project initiatives and activities.

Managed 6 high-pressure test cells, three gas pits, liquid nitrogen system, and 32 portable HPU units

Actively responsible for troubleshooting and repairing all units

Mentored, trained and guided Maintenance Technicians dispatched to assist with mechanical and electrical malfunctions of state-of-the-art test cells

Spearheaded revision and enhancement of existing preventative maintenance actions as part of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) incentive program

Maintained nearly 100% machine operability/availability within assembly area with critical needs identified and proper operation/maintenance training firmly in place

Test Cell TPM initiative cleared over $300K in savings by increasing filter replacement time frame from every 2 weeks to 14 months, thereby reducing filter replacement labor by 2400 hours on a 1.2 year basis

Project Manager for numerous capital and expense facility projects valued at over $2.2M

TRINITY TECHNOLOGY GROUP, Tinker AFB Senior Logistics Engine Analyst 2005 – 2006 – CONTRACT POSITION

Charged with coordination of F-100 engine logistical functions for the Saudi Arabian Air Force. Energies focused on acquisition, distribution, delivery and final disposition of critical engine resources. Accountable for accurate reporting and tracking of assets valued in excess of $100M.

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, Vinita, OK Site Operations Manager 2004 – 2005 – CONTRACT POSITION

Led all production equipment operations, quality and maintenance with full financial P&L responsibility, managing an annual budget in excess of $1.2M. Accountable for staff development and performance of 15 Maintenance Technicians, Tool Grinders and Crib/Supply Attendants responsible for maintaining 290 pieces of production equipment.

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE Wing Propulsion Superintendent 1984 – 2004

Career progression started as a basic Recruit and Maintenance Technician to the highest propulsion position held at any Airforce Base, the Wing Propulsion Superintendent. Directly responsible for the effective utilization of 70 Technicians performing engine conditioning of 57 KC-135R aircraft, six F108-CF-100 spare engines, and 114 auxiliary power units. Senior Advisor to the Maintenance Group for command communication involving all propulsion technical and quality matters.

Maintenance Production Superintendent/Assistant Flight Chief

Managed 4 flights consisting of 300+ maintenance personnel engaged in aircraft maintenance on KC-135R. Delivered training and accountable for professional development of over 70 Technicians.

Non-Commissioned Officer-In-Charge, Maintenance Operations Center

Single Point-of-Contact for coordination and scheduling of 24-hour maintenance and inventory functions involving staff of 18. Performed evaluation/analysis and provided oversight regarding effectiveness and efficiency of all critical maintenance actions such as aircraft scheduling, analysis, training, repair cycle, and status reporting.

Coordinated maintenance production efforts of 15 staff agencies, 40 maintenance shops and more than 1,300 personnel

oEstablished Fuel Repair facility, Electrical & Hydraulic back shop support, Aircraft Inspection facility. These efforts collectively led to increased maintenance effectiveness from 82% to 97% while boosting operational effectiveness of the wing to 99%

Education and Professional Development

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) – 2015

Sam Houston State University

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Business Quality Management & Human Resource Development – 2003

Southwestern College, Winfield, KS

Graduated Summa Cum Laude (3.96 GPA)

Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, USAF – 2000

Leadership, Managerial Techniques & Communication Training

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