Six Sigma Green Belt Certified leader with extensive experience in plastics molding, packaging, tooling engineering, product engineering, manufacturing engineering, and program management. Known as a creative problem solver that effectively partners with sales, customers and manufacturing to drive successful, profitable business outcomes.
Returnable packaging systems
Thermoform tooling and part design
Proper Polymers - Pendleton SC 2016 - 2018
Tier 2 injection molder for automotive and consumer products
Sr. Program Manager
●Responsible for managing multi-million dollar programs to insure successful pre-launch activities, and manufacturing launch.
●Tracked and managed program budget.
●Initiate engineering changes to existing and pre-launch products including areas of tooling, production, quality, and sales.
●Responsible for identifying areas of improvement to existing product lines.
●Participate in daily operations of manufacturing facility to insure quality production.
●Acted as liaison between customers and manufacturing, tooling, and quality departments.
Electrolux Home Products – Anderson SC 2014 – 2016
Manufacturer of refrigeration units
Advance Manufacturing Engineer
●Responsible for specification, purchase, and implementation of plastics processing machinery.
●Responsible for specification, purchase, and implementation of plastic molds.
●Assisted in the day to day operations of the plastics department including process improvements leading to scrap and labor reductions.
●Worked closely with machinery suppliers and plant personnel to integrate new machines into existing processes.
●Worked across departments to resolve production issues leading to increasing throughput and efficiency.
●Coordinated machine repairs and upgrades utilizing outside contractors.
Consolidate Metco - Canton, NC 2013 - 2014
Manufacturer interior systems for the heavy truck industry.
Divisional Packaging Engineer
●Responsible for design, implementation, and use of packaging for the plastics division.
●Assisted in design of work in process and finished goods packaging which lead reduction in scrap and a decrease in customer returns.
●Worked with manufacturing personnel to solve packaging issues and establish packaging instructions.
●Developed database to track packaging inventory.
●Assisted in packaging cost reductions, which lead to savings of $20,000/month.
●Managed projects including direct and indirect costing, and customer billing for exceptions.
●Interacted with customers on a day to day basis to implement new projects to enhance their manufacturing capabilities.
●Worked within a team atmosphere to insure that new projects were integrated seamlessly into existing manufacturing processes.
Sonoco Plastics - Waynesville, NC 2005 – 2013
Manufacturer of thermoformed CPET trays for the frozen food industry.
Corporate Tooling and Product Engineer
●Designed CPET trays and tooling to deliver the requirements set forth by customers, management, sales staff, and manufacturing. This design met accuracy and schedule requirements.
●Supported engineering team in tracking costs associated with sample tooling and products leading to a $300,000 increase in revenue per year.
●Managed the design and implementation of all match metal trim tooling to include cost and time tracking.
●Worked with tooling vendors to ensure timely and accurate manufacture of trim, form, and prototype tooling.
●Assisted manufacturing in areas of processing, new tooling implementation, and down time issues.
●Worked with sister facilities to overcome trim tool and trim press issues to reduce down time.
●Instituted and maintained document control procedures which led to a savings of $200,000 per year.
Innovative Plastics - Antioch, TN 2004 – 2005
Manufacturer of thermoformed blisters and clamshells for the retail packaging industry.
Tooling Project Manager
●Prioritized and scheduled projects for the engineering department for timely and accurate completion.
●Managed projects from inception through completion.
●Tracked cost of services for customer billing and cost savings opportunities.
●Ordered and coordinated delivery of production tooling components.
●Managed tool shop employees to ensure form and trim tooling were prepared for production runs.
●Provided oversight and arranged repairs to form and trim tooling.
●Worked across departments to ensure form and trim tooling performed to benefit of customer and company.
●Tracked, billed, and reported all associated cost for building, designing, and repairing both prototype and production tooling.
Huntington Foam – Anderson, SC 2002 – 2003
Manufacturer of shape molded EPS parts for the appliance, electronic, and automotive industry.
●Partnered with sales department to determine and exceed customers’ needs.
●Designed EPS parts utilizing SolidWorks, Auto CAD 2000, and Mechanical Desktop software.
●Worked with manufacturing to ensure tooling was compatible with manufacturing’s needs.
●Worked closely with vendors to specify and oversee EPS mold design and manufacture including production and prototype tooling for Kurtz EPS molding machines.
●Determined all associated cost for projects to insure correct selling price.
●Ensured molds were properly maintained.
●Worked closely with vendors to maximize performance while securing lowest cost of purchased goods. i.e.: Corrugated board, Adhesives, Pallets, and Molds.
●Instrumental in designing revolutionary packaging for the appliance industry, replacing corrugated box with EPS rails and stretch film.
Del-Tec Packaging / Plastic Former Inc. - Greenville, SC 1999 – 2002
Manufacturer of returnable packaging utilizing plastic corrugated, expanded foam, and thermoformed totes.
●Responsible for the design and manufacture of prototype and production tooling including thermoforming tooling and dies.
●Designed custom returnable packaging utilizing plastic corrugated, expanded foams, and thermoformed trays.
●Designed processes and performed assembly of custom products.
●Aided in design and implementation of manufacturing processes to increase throughput and efficiency.
●Manufactured prototype packages for customer approval.
Bachelor of Science, Packaging Science
Clemson University – Clemson, SC - 2002