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Quality/Continuous Improvement professional

Noblesville, Indiana, 46060, United States
August 15, 2018

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Noblesville, IN 46060

Cell: 765-***-****


Quality/Continuous improvement professional with 25+ years of experience in manufacturing environments. Proven track record with hands-on problem solving, leading continuous improvement activities, and driving quality system improvements.


Certified Six Sigma Blackbelt

Team oriented problem solving

Certified Shainin Red X Master

Project identification

Lean Manufacturing/Value Stream Mapping

VDA 6.3 internal auditor

Implementing cultural change

ISO9001/TS-16949 internal auditor


Director of Operations/Quality Director - API Heat Transfer, Montgomery, AL 2016 - 2018

Responsible for management and reporting of performance KPIs in the areas of quality, safety, productivity, and cost metrics. Training and mentoring Departmental Leaders in all areas of manufacturing including, but not limited to quality, productivity, system auditing, and problem identification and resolution,

Improved customer satisfaction by reducing customer rejects by 86% annually

Improved product throughput by 19.2% by changing the plant culture from a batch build mentality to a one-piece serial flow

Applied Lean Principles and Manufacturing “Best Practices” to:

Reduced on-site monthly inventory levels of $5.2M to $3.4M

Improved EBIT from 6.7% in 2016 to 12.1% in 2017

Global Quality Control Manager - CTS Corporation, Elkhart, IN 2014 - 2016

Responsible driving improvements to quality, safety, productivity, and cost metrics globally. Training and mentoring Plant Quality Managers in all areas of quality including, but not limited to internal auditing, problem identification and resolution, improving customer performance and internal quality metrics.

Focused on plant-wide improvements at the Ostrava facility in the Czech Republic:

Quality performance – monthly PPM reduced from 1,987 to 22

Past dues – reduced from $1.4M to $50K monthly

Customer Relations – improved Quality System to pass previously failed customer audit

On-Time Delivery – improved from 78% to 96%

Drove improvements in the Juarez Mexico Facilities that focused on Quality Performance and Customer Relations:

Quality performance – top scrap issue reduced from 9.8% to less than 0.5%.

Customer Relations – improved Quality System to pass previous marginal customer audit score of 63% to a score 97% compliance

Global Continuous Improvement Manager - REMY INC, Pendleton, IN 2007 - 2014

Responsible for identifying and working on continuous improvement/scrap reduction initiatives in various Remy

facilities globally using Six Sigma, Shainin Red X, and Lean Manufacturing tools. Supervised two Quality Analyst responsible for OEM first time quality for Remy’s Heavy-Duty Business. Prepared and presented weekly and monthly progress reports to Customers and Remy’s Executive staff.

Developed Remy’s Manufacturing Quality Verification process

Reduced the monthly PPM rating at a primary customer from over 200 to 0

Rewrote the Remy Corporate Quality Manual and created the Remy Operational Control Manual

Standardized manufacturing operating procedures globally

Translated the requirements of the Caterpillar Supplier Quality Evaluation Program (SQEP) into actions to improve plant metrics and achieve certification

Mexico facility certified at SILVER for 2010 – 2013

China facility certified at BRONZE in 2013 and GOLD level in 2014

Korea facility certified at PLATINUM in 2014

Developed multi-disciplined problem-solving approach merging the 6-sigma, Shainin Red X methodology, and lean principles

Achieved PLATINUM score during the 6-sigma Assessment portion of the SQEP

Worked extensively in the Hungary facility to improve their quality systems with the goal of receiving CAT SQEP Certification and removal from the Daimler escalation process

Certified at GOLD Level in 2012, becoming the first OEM supplier of rotating electrical devices to accomplish this level of certification

Caterpillar delivery at 100% and PPM at 0 for 17 consecutive months

Exited the Daimler escalation process. PMMs were reduced from 72,670 to 170

Passed a customer VDA 6.3 audit with a near perfect score

Continuous Improvement Manager - GUIDE CORPORATION, Anderson, IN 2001-2006

Tasked with identifying and driving continuous improvement/scrap reduction initiatives using Six Sigma, Shainin Red X, and Lean Manufacturing tools. Supervised six Problem Resolution Engineers. Prepared and presented weekly and monthly progress reports to plant and executive staff.

Directly led teams or coached others on over 95 Shainin Projects, developed format and facilitated 13 “Attack Team” workshops, and managed 29 Problems Resolution Engineering projects

These projects resulted in 11 of 14 production lines running at less than 1.5% scrap

Implemented system to identify projects and track project progress

Increased project completion by 64% annually

Mentored/coached Red X Technicians, Apprentices, and Journeyman Candidates

Achieved 100% project approval and candidate certification with Shainin Consultant


BA, Business Management, Indiana Wesleyan University (in progress, 16 elective hours needed)


Activity Based Management Training

AIAG courses: FMEA, Control Plan, APQP, PPAP

58 hours, A.A., Printing Management, Community College of the Air Force

Training the Trainer, Six Sigma Orientation

67 hours, B.A, Visual Communication/Graphic Design, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana


United States Air Force, Staff Sergeant, Honorable Discharge

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