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Manager Engineer

Greensboro, North Carolina, 27407, United States
September 10, 2018

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Josh Koon

** ******* ***** ****** **********, NC 27407 336-***-****

Toll Production Manager and Process Engineer seeking an opportunity to work in a developing management production program and implement already proven leadership and problem-solving skills.


La Roche College; Pittsburgh, PA May 2003

Bachelor of Science in Comprehensive Chemistry


Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., Greensboro, NC

Toll Production Manager (TPM), Process Engineer, Formulations and Tolling (F&T) February 2009 - August 2018

Organized and lead process start-ups, technology transfers and process troubleshooting for formulated products and active ingredients produced at toll manufacturing sites

Identified and led difficult production startups while initiating process changes to improve quality and/or efficiency

Liaison with multiple departments including Engineering, Planning, Procurement and Quality

Facilitated compliance review processes and implemented risk assessments to ensure plant performance equaled product specifications in safe practices

Responsible for process change requests and provided guidance on all requests

Field Supervisor responsible for multiple tolling sites

Successfully launched NPI’s while maintaining HSE quality and RI standards

Managed relationships with external toll sites while delivering quality products on time with focus on minimizing cost and variances

Led new equipment installations and startups at international and domestic tolling locations

Managed toll sites and developed an understanding of capabilities available to advise on siting decisions

Maintained thorough knowledge of EPA and FAO legal requirements and guidelines

International Assignment, Basel, Switzerland February 2016 – September 2016

Project member for production closure and re-sited location of production

Responsible for facilitating the launch of products transferred to toll sites internationally

International Assignment, Manchester, UK February 2017 – June 2017

Toll Production Manager for Schirm Schönebeck

International Assignment, Münchweilen, Switzerland August 2007 – November 2007

Transferred best practices of working between formulation development sites

WG technology platform development and production

Product development and support for new insecticide and herbicide formulation

Supervised scale up testing

Formulation Chemist, Formulations Development, Herbicides, Insecticides October 2003 – November 2009

Production support and product steward for select herbicide products including Sulfonyl ureas and insecticides/professional products

Successful development of numerous herbicides, fungicide and insecticide formulations

Additional Qualifications/Skills/Training

Proficient in Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, MRP systems including SAP and APO

Trained chemist proficient in analytical and lab instrumentation

Proven ability to lead strategic teams, problem solve and tactically and effectively communicate cross culturally

Ability to multi-task and organize plant operations at both international and national sites

International Patent Granted October 2016

EP 2 303 007 B1 Pesticidal Composition

Patent granted for Insecticide pesticide suspension concentrate formulation

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