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Riverton, UT
September 05, 2018

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Thomas Lavery

Riverton, UT *****

Phone: 385-***-**** <> Email:


I would love to obtain a Production Manager or Quality Manager position within a great company where my set of skills are a good match to the challenges faced within the organization. Where I can interact meaningfully with my peers to help achieve a greater degree of success for the organization and by extension for myself. Summary of Qualifications:

30 years Production Management and Quality Assurance experience working various positions within an industry leading archery manufacturer.

Proficient in MS Office including Excel, Word, Access and Power Point.

Familiar with ISO 9001:2015 quality management system standard.

I am a deep thinker with great problem solving and adaptive skills.

I have very good data gathering and analytical skills.

I am familiar with lean principals such as 6S, visual controls, kan ban, 7 deadly wastes, line balancing, etc. Professional Experience:

Hoyt Archery Salt Lake City, Utah 1988 Current

Quality Assurance Manager 2013-Current

Management representative, for the ISO 9001 management system o Structuring, maintaining, and improving ISO 9001 Management System. o Develop & maintain inspections, tool calibration, document control, and corrective action. o Identify opportunities for improvement and monitor related activities. o Conduct internal quality system audits.

o Represent Hoyt in third party ISO registration audits.

Create and provide information and reporting to executive management: o Report on the effectiveness of the Management system. o Measure and report on non conforming product and trends, product audits, warranty returns, and system feedback.

Manage the Quality Assurance program and staff:

o Establish goals and evaluate performance for staff of 3 9. o Organize and follow up on significant projects.

o Develops training and cross training for QA staff and create management system training for mangers.

Noteworthy Achievements, - Custom in house database creation (MS ACCESS) (created between 1994-2018) o Calibration tracking database tracking calibrated tools and due dates o Internal corrective action database – track and report corrective action and feedback o Master document control database – track and control critical documents o Production tracking database Machine Shop

o Production tracking database – Limb Fabrication

o Scheduling database – Accessory assembly

Production Manager 1993-2013

Accessory Assembly, 2009-2013

o Direct activities and management of the Accessory Production Area: o Developed scheduling tool using MS Access that provided instructions and part BOMs for operators.

Paint, Finishing Dept. 2007-2009

o Direct the activities and management of product finishing (Paint) areas: o Establish and monitor production processes that assure quality at the source.

Limb Fabrication, 1996-2007

o Management of Compound Limb Fabrication and Recurve Limb Fabrication: o Works closely with the maintenance department to ensure all equipment is safe and in good working condition.

Helped implement lean manufacturing practices.

o Closely monitors compound limb quality, scrap, production, to ensure the daily production needs are met.

Reduce department scrap cost from $90K to $20K using data analysis and focused improvements.

Managed production staff of 15 20 on 2 production lines.

Compound Bow Assembly 1992-1996

o Direct activities and management of the Compound Bow Assembly: o Coordinating production flow with upstream production departments. o Managed staff of 12 15

Production Worker / Line Lead 1988-1992

Line Lead, Compound Limb Fabrication: 1991 1992

o Watch over fiberglass laminating and custom processing activities and ensure production goals are met, supervise 6 10 operators.

Line Lead for Camo Paint Operation: 1990 1991

o Watch over Camo Painting activities and ensure production goals are met, supervise 4 6 line operators.

Line lead for Bow Assembly operations: 1989 1990 o Watch over Assembly activities and ensure production goals are met, supervise 2 4 line operators.

Entry level production operator: 1988 1889


Associate of Science Salt Lake Community College, 2014

ISO Lead auditor training, 2013

ISO 9001:2015 Transition training, 2017

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