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Manager Program

Anderson, South Carolina, United States
August 20, 2018

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Anderson, South Carolina 29621


Value Stream Manager, Program Manager, Project Manager,


Accomplished manufacturing professional with specific expertise in the areas of Value Stream Management, Program Management, Project Management and Engineering.

Demonstrated success in the areas of Value Stream Management, Program and Project Management, Business Development, lean manufacturing, problem solving and process improvement.

Process knowledge includes Injection Molding, Blow Molding, Twin sheet thermoforming, CNC Machining, Welding and high speed manufacturing.

Computer skills include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, Visio and Syteline.


Proper Polymers

TS16949 certified Tier II manufacturer of injection molded automotive exterior products

Program Manager

Managing the launch or the BMW G02 Exteriors program

Managed 64 tools and 96 individual parts for Proper Polymer’s two plants in SC.

Met all delivery and quality requirements to date.

Managed 22 tools in China for Proper directly, achieved a margin of 25% on 1.6M in sales.

Mergon Corporation September 2015 to February 2016

TS 16949 certified manufacturer of blow molded, injection molded and thermoformed products for automotive and other consumer products.

Project Engineering Manager / Program Manager

Managed three project engineers responsible for a portfolio of customers in automotive and consumer products.

Led a team in the launch of 38 part numbers for the Tesla Model “X” program.

Led the development of a unique process to trim twin-sheet thermoformed ducts in a robotic cutting cell.

Prettl Electric Corporation Greenville, South Carolina April 2013 to March 2015

TS 16949 certified manufacturer of wire harnesses and electronics.

Program Manager

Manage a portfolio of customers in automotive, trucking and other after-market applications. Assist in developing new opportunities for the NAFTA market and launching business for locations in Greenville, SC and three sites in central Mexico.

Managed six accounts representing over 30% of the total business in NAFTA region.

Performed business case analyses; identified growth opportunities within current portfolio, established sales targets.

Negotiated an enhanced package of part numbers with an existing customer to increase sales by 300% in 2014.

Strategic Partners of the Carolinas, Anderson South Carolina April 2010 to April 2013

Management Consulting and Training


Provide Strategic Management, Lean Implementation, Business Coaching, Project Management and Training services.

Created and implemented strategic plans, business coaching assignments and marketing plans.

Served as V.P. of business development for Hi-Lev Engineering Solutions.

Consulted with high speed food and beverage manufacturers on continuous improvement and operations management.

Sauer-Danfoss – Easley, South Carolina February 2008 to June 2009

ISO 9000 certified manufacturer of hydraulic control valves.

Value Stream Leader/Project Manager

Responsible for management of seven direct and 70 indirect manufacturing associates. Full P & L responsibility for two product lines with over $26M in sales in 2008.

Lean Efficiency improvements:

oImproved labor efficiency by 35% over a nine-month period using Lean methodologies

oImproved production cost to sales ratio by 28% during 2008.

oReduced headcount from 70 direct labor employees to 48 and increased sales per employee per day by 22%

oIncreased OEE from 78% to 98% on CNC machining operation with twelve machines.

Consolidated the PVG product line with the Directional Control Valve line; annual savings of $2,100,000 in operating expenses, direct labor and capital.

Managed $3.4M plant consolidation project; moved manufacturing operations from Hillsboro, Oregon, to Easley plant. Project ahead of schedule by 15%; finished in 11 weeks vs. 13 weeks. Project under budget by 20%; generated more than $475,000/month annualized savings

Draexlmaier Automotive of America – Duncan, South Carolina May 2005 to February 2008

ISO 14001, Tier I, II, III supplier of automotive interiors and injection molded plastic assemblies.

Project Engineering, Department Head

Managed project engineering department for North American group with four facilities in the United States and Mexico. Led development teams tasked with new product introductions.

Managed capital budgets to a $3.4M reduction in investment; consolidated capital equipment plan for two vehicles with projected capital savings in excess of $800,000.

Developed project to transfer key elements of a manufacturing process from Duncan facility to Mexico. Projected annual savings – in excess of $1,600,000.

Reduced headcount on one product line from 72 to 46; realized annual savings in excess of $800,000 through lean design of new manufacturing line.

Inergy Automotive Services – Anderson, South Carolina July 2000 to May 2005

ISO 9001, QS9002, Tier 1 supplier of blow molded automotive fuel systems.

Program Engineer

Served as plant program manager and manufacturing engineer. Coordinated plant functional groups to meet customer and plant deliverables.

Managed two product start-ups; achieved zero customer PPM during the first 18 months of production.

Reduced material usage and cycle times; achieved annual savings of $400,000 per year.

Inflation Systems Incorporated – LaGrange, Georgia December 1998 to July 2000

QS9001 certified supplier of airbag inflators for the automotive industry.

Program Launch Manager

Served as Project Manager for new product launches; managed the configuration management system.

Managed start-up of five new product lines from concept through start of production. Every start up was on time and under budget.

Managed implementation of 9 cost-down projects on NADI line in 6 months; expected annualized savings of over $2M.

Guided plant expansion from 2 to 7 operating lines in 15 months.


BS, Business Management, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale – Carbondale, Illinois

Cum Laude, September 1998. Minor – Electronics.

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