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Manager Plant

Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States
August 14, 2018

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Knowledgeable Industrial Engineer and Logistics Professional with manufacturing experience in both plant and corporate settings. Innovative team player with broad strengths in strategic manufacturing planning and staffing functions. Accomplished at analyzing plant operations and then implementing changes that increase productivity and/or reduce labor cost.

Written and Oral Communication.

Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma Experience

Staffing and Capacity Analysis

Prioritization of Saving Opportunities

Standard Work Development and Maintenance

Capital Project Analysis

Labor Negotiations

Experienced Manager

Value Stream Mapping

Labor Performance Evaluation


GiTi TIRE MANUFACTURING USA, Chester, SC Sept. 2015 - June 2018

Indonesian based Tire Manufacturer and Distributor

Industrial Engineering Manager

Involved with all aspects of a new green field site plant construction. Developed equipment layout parameters along with all associated hourly and salary labor staffing requirements. Worked with a variety of service and equipment vendors as part of a new plant construction. Also created initial standard operating procedure documentation and associated standard work activities. Traveled to China for training of their work procedures and to help develop training systems for American labor.

GOODYEAR TIRE AND RUBBER CO., Fayetteville, NC 2010 - 2015

North American Tire Manufacturer and Distributor.

Industrial Engineering Manager

Responsible for all industrial engineering functions at the facility including plant output standards, plant layout and staffing analysis. Manage a department of five (5) Industrial Engineers. Developed plant capacity analysis system in this position.

Managed the development of all production output standards in a Union environment.

Coordinated the implementation of production tracking system used to monitor actual performance to standard production levels..

Developed indirect labor staffing tool which resulted in a 20% reduction in labor across two production departments.

TOYO TIRE NA, White, GA 2005 - 2009

International Japanese Tire Manufacturer and Distributor.

Production Control Manager

Responsible for all industrial engineering and logistic functions at the facility. including plant material flow, scheduling and staffing. Developed plant layout and production forecasts for this position.

Designed and developed all machine capacity analysis and employee staffing needs reports. These reports provided Management a tool to support the proper planning for current and future staffing requirements.

Developed, justified and staffed an expediter position which reduced “out of material” losses in the down stream production department by 50%.

Drafted production work-in-process (WIP) inventory guidelines to balance WIP across all items used in the bottle-neck operation. Improved efficiency for the operation by over 10%.

CONTINENTAL TIRE NA, Corporate Headquarters, Fort Mill, SC 1983 - 2005

International European Tire Manufacturer

Industrial Engineering/Logistics Manager – Bryan, OH Plant 2001 – 2005

Supervised and directed all Industrial Engineering and Logistic activities. Included negotiation meetings with the local union.

Chaired plant’s cost reduction team efforts involving plant layout and method improvements along with capital projects in 2002 resulting in a 30% improvement over the previous year.

Modified work practices by negotiating with the Union a reduction in crew size within the framework of the local labor contract, resulting in a 25% reduction in labor costs for the Processing Department.

Devised a raw material usage report for the Bryan Plant and its sister plant in response to the temporary loss of a supplier and a major reduction in the availability of the raw materials. This report enabled the coordination of material for the facilities with no interruption in production.

Corporate Industrial Engineer – Charlotte, NC 1996 – 2001

Coordinated Industrial Engineering Departments at all Continental North American Plants. Measured and compared efficiencies between manufacturing plants.

Instituted ‘fast track’ capital request approval system for each North American facility and the corporate offices. Capital request evaluation time was reduced from 3 months to 1.

Performed detailed IE and staffing analysis of two recently purchased Mexican plants that resulted in a reduction of production head count levels at each plant by over 25%.

Coordinated movement of production from a closed facility to remaining plants and achieved goal of zero loss across all affected product lines.

Operations/IT Manager – Bryan, OH 1994 – 1996

Directed and coordinated all industrial engineering and IT functions in a Business Team environment. Conducted negotiations with local union on all work rules and standards.

Achieved certification as Novell Network Administrator that concluded with the installation and organization of the plant’s 85 end user local area network. Maintained all periphery network hardware as well as PC(s), printers, etc.

Mediated gain sharing meetings with the local union and assisted with the formulation of the management approved final draft of the plant’s AWARE gain sharing plan. This plan allowed for plant objectives in safety, quality and productivity to be developed and measured on a financial basis. The resulting savings were then shared with both management and the plant employees.

Plant Sr. Industrial Engineer, Charlotte, NC 1988 – 1994

Performed all Industrial Engineering activities as directed. Provided plant staffing, layout, capacity analysis and

plant capital justifications.

Performed analysis of sister Japanese plant and compiled detailed plant productivity comparison report. Findings from the report led to manufacturing process changes in the Finishing Department that increased output by over 20%.

Created and coached the plant’s first quick change team. Changeover times with the bottle-neck operation were reduced by 50% resulting in an overall capacity increase for the entire operation of 15%.

Coordinated all staff training in the Continuous Flow Manufacturing method. The system allowed for computer simulation analysis of plant work-in-process inventory to enable process changes to be implemented BEFORE any production interruptions occurred.

Industrial Engineer, Mt. Vernon, IL 1983 – 1988

Performed all entry-level Industrial Engineering activities as directed.

Promoted to Acting Industrial Engineering Manager in 1987.


Masters, Business Administration, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL

Bachelor of Science, Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

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