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Plant Manager / Quality / Food Manufacturing

Locust Grove, Georgia, 30248, United States
August 26, 2018

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Daniel K. Boynton 945 S. Bethany Road Locust Grove, GA, 30248 770-***-****


Results driven and dedicated with wide-ranging experience planning and leading operations involving small- to medium-sized manufacturing environments. Track record devising, evaluating, and implementing continuous improvements to minimize waste and reduce costs while maximizing quality and yield. Establish effective quality control and safety programs, encouraging proactive participation across the manufacturing floor. Excellent communicator; success building cohesive teams focused on production goals, safety, and throughput.

Professional Skills

Cost Reduction Regulatory Compliance

Resource Allocation P&L Accountability

Process Re-Engineering Identifying Training Needs

Quality Assurance/Product Integrity Maintaining Equipment

SQF Practitioner HACCP Manager Certified

Employment History

California Cereal Products, Macon, Georgia

Maintenance Manager, January 2018 – Present

Learning all processes and equipment in preparation for transition into Plant Manager role.

24/5 day operations, 3 shift, 350K square foot processing facility

Managing maintenance, sanitation, and EHS safety aspects of operations

Open Hand Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia

Head Production Manager, October 2017 – December 2017

Full facility responsibility comprised of managers of Procurement, Receiving, Supply Chain, Culinary, R&D, and Packaging

Processor of 5 course prepared meals for chronically ill patients, senior citizens, and needy individuals that are developed and maintained by staff certified dieticians and chefs.

Culinary staff produces near 6500 meals weekly on 4 week cycles. This allows for a different meal every day for those 28 days – breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Pure Knead Bakery, Decatur, Georgia

Plant Manager/SQF Practitioner, December 2016 – October 2017

Hired on consultant basis to assist in the development and implementation of Safe Quality Food Level 2 program and transitioned into Plant Manager role within two weeks.

Tracked and monitored production data including yield/waste analysis to identify optimization variations throughout processes and development of Key Performance Indicator reporting.

Developed quality management system across manufacturing, maintenance, and quality departments.

Contract Positions

Bella Fresh Lithia Springs, Georgia July 2016 - October 2016

Excelso / Field Coffee Norcross, Georgia April 2016 - July 2016

Nature Crisp, LLC Soperton, Georgia August 2015 - February 2016

Developed, implemented, and evaluated systems and procedures to support manufacturing process development

Identified weaknesses in production control procedures and sales order coordination and devised strategic plans to eliminate.

Machine efficiency was improved by applying proper troubleshooting/repair skills and training current maintenance team.

Drove initiatives to transition into ERP system for production scheduling after order backlog was brought into proper parameters and maintained.

Product R&D, label development/approval, and HACCP plan development were personal projects.

La Petite France Bakery, Marietta, Georgia

Plant Manager, August 2014 - July 2015

Began construction of Safe Quality Food program, current program was AIB based

Transferred manual batching system into software driven program.

Championed production management team meetings to identify and implement best practices, provide consistency between production areas, improve product integrity/quality, and improve direct labor flexibility through cross training.

HMR Foods / Simmering Soup, Atlanta, Georgia

Plant Manager, October 2009 - July 2014

Business growth increased from $1M revenue first year to $17M in fifth year as a single division of a system of six North American facilities as part of 2013 acquisition by an investment group.

Expansion of an additional 20K square feet of an USDA inspected Ready To Eat facility - previously 14K square feet- SQF Level 2 facility

Multi-site responsibility with Fort Worth facility startup

Developed SOP's and internal training modules ensuring USDA, FDA, and Department of Agriculture guideline compliance

Ready Pac Foods, Jackson, Georgia

Operations Manager, July 2008 - June 2009

Returned to company to complete capital improvement project; implementation of additional production line that was initiated in previous tenure with company

Analyzed departmental documents for appropriate distribution and filing to comply with all regulatory requirements

Worked directly with USDA FSIS Officers to achieve compliance and reduce noncompliance records

Sara Lee Bakery, Forest Park, Georgia

Night Shift Operations Manager, September 2007 - June 2008

Oversee day to day operations of high speed manufacturer of General Mills granola bars on four fully automated flow wrapping packaging lines utilizing robotic pickers

Continual awareness on 5S and lean manufacturing principles throughout processes

Implemented procedures to reduce inventory variances utilizing cycle count and row audit principles

More Work Experience Available Upon Request


Luther Rice University, Lithonia, Georgia

Bachelor of Arts, Graduated May 2015

Religion and Biblical Counseling

Coursework includes: Speech and Communication, Sociology and Psychology

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