Highly accomplished and experienced Senior Manager who consistently delivers new and existing projects on time, while lowering costs and increasing production with a perfect safety record. Knowledgeable in every facet of manufacturing operations from installations and maintenance to plant construction, hiring and sales. Culturally sensitive and emotionally intelligent with practical leadership experience in 14 countries, including Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, China, Korea and Vietnam. Multilingual with fluency in English and Spanish, conversational level in Portuguese, and basic level in Mandarin. Early leadership training and discipline gained in service with the US Navy.
Winning and Keeping the Business: Effectively launched, supported and maintained business with two key accounts that generated >$50M in annual revenues for Emerson, a leading provider of process-automation products, services and solutions.
Dramatically Improving Performance: Boosted production and cut spending at Matheson’s largest plant by upgrading the PLC and Metering systems. Nearly tripled production of tungsten hexafluoride, while growing revenue by $1.8M annually with a capital investment of $300K.
Expanding the Business in China: Built three cryogenic Messer Group facilities producing industrial gases in China. Planned and directed various other projects and helped close deals with the Chinese government.
Providing Sound Financial Management: Responsibly managed individual plant P&Ls in the tens of millions of dollars and a combined P&L with a value in the hundreds of millions of dollars supporting the operations of seven plants in Mexico and Brazil.xbulk and cylinder gases for the industrial, medical, electronic and welding markets.
VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL PROCESS ENGINEERING
Rapidly promoted from Plant Manager in recognition of delivering projects with perfect safety record and increased efficiency. Effectively coordinated as many as 10 concurrently running projects.
Planned and directed a series of global projects focused on improving P&L and expense management, as well as recruitment and introduction of automation procedures.
Improving the Reliability and Performance of Operations: Boosted production and cut spending at Matheson’s largest plant by upgrading the PLC and Metering systems.
Nearly tripled production of tungsten hexafluoride, while growing revenue by $1.8M annually with a capital investment of $300K. Enhanced production by developing and implementing a new procedure based on continuous process and installation of metering devices.
Raising the Bar for Safety: Showcased an impeccable safety record for all projects, including a $30M project of world’s largest Electronica Gas manufacturing facility. Safely relocated 47 processes from six US facilities to earn the country’s Industry of the Year Award.
Messer Group, Various International Locations 1994 – 2006
The Messer Group GmbH is a supplier of industrial gases. The company headquarters are in Bad Soden, Germany. Rapidly promoted and deployed through a series of increasingly responsible leadership roles, including Construction Supervisor, Plant Manager, Project Manager, Production Manager, International Consultant, Operations Director, Operations Vice President and Project Director. Worked in or supported operations at locations, including Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, China, Korea and Vietnam.
PROJECTS DIRECTOR (2004 – 2006)
Expanded the business in China. Oversaw, set up and delivered three cryogenic facilities in China (Foshan, Yushi and Changsha), which were air-separation units that produced industrial gases (Oxygen, Nitrogen and Argon). Planned and directed various other projects. Helped close various deals with the Chinese government.
Delivering Exceptional Project Management: Consistently completed all projects on time and under budget.
OPERATIONS VICE PRESIDENT (2002 – 2004)
Deployed to Latin America in a two-year assignment.
Effectively supported and improved the operations of AMCS Corporation, a Messer Group subsidiary and a leading global supplier of industrial gas and process plants, technology and engineering services.
OPERATIONS DIRECTOR (2000 – 2002)
Deployed by senior management to optimize operations spending and dramatically increase production.
Improving International P&L Performance by Capturing Operating Efficiencies: Streamlined the operations of seven plants in Mexico and Central America.
INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT – MESSER GROUP (1998 – 2000)
Leveraged earlier success driving turnarounds in Mexico and Brazil to provide consulting expertise and direction on an as-needed basis to start-ups and other projects. Brought numerous operations back on schedule and under budget.
PRODUCTION MANAGER (1997 – 1998)
Promoted to direct the operations of seven plants in Mexico and Brazil following earlier success as a change agent and turn-around specialist directing operations at individual plants in Mexico and Brazil. Quickly increased production in all seven plants, while reigning in costs.
Providing Sound Financial Management: Responsibly managed individual plant P&Ls in the tens of millions of dollars and a combined P&L with a value in the hundreds of millions of dollars supporting the operations of seven plants in Mexico and Brazil.
PROJECT MANAGER TEMPORARY PLANT MANAGER (1996 – 1997)
Deployed to Brazil to drive needed change and set up the new plant’s Maintenance Program. Directed all plant operations, while playing a key role in installing a new management team and hiring plant personnel.
CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISOR PLANT MANAGER (1995 – 1996)
Education and Professional Development
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Instituto Politécnico Nacional de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
Recipient of three NEC (Navy Educational Code) Certifications; Professional Engineer (P.E.) License for Latin America; Performance Six Sigma Black Belt; Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Black Belt
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INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS, PROGRAM AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT