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Manager Plant

Phoenix, AZ
December 26, 2018

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**** ******** ****, ***** **********, Ohio 43110, 614-***-****,

Professional Profile

Operational expert with leadership experience including:

Six Sigma Green Belt, Manufacturing Management, Production Control Scheduling

Materials (WIP through finished goods) and inventory management (actual physical inventory, wireless scanning technology, scrap reduction)

Monthly Profit and Loss responsibility

Private and public sector budgeting, forecasting

Customer service, Legislative responsibility

Expert knowledge of appellate appeals processes


Helped start three new manufacturing plants from the ground up in the southwest United States while working for Dietrich Industries in plant management roles.

Operations Manager at TI Automotive (Hebron), charged with leading the plant’s culture shift to Lean Manufacturing in 1998. Directed the production team away from hard-copy printed schedules to a Kanban/pull system utilizing visual signals.

Installed a wireless inventory scanning system for ODJFS in 2005. Linked that scanning to a database for automatic inventory updates instead of a paper system.

Reduced labor force in appeals department by 50%. Reduced some 40 people from the daily operation by creating work teams, having people work from specific number ranges and not batching, and utilizing technology to create more of a one piece flow in the production process.


Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, State of Ohio (ODJFS)

Section Chief, Unemployment Compensation – Redetermination and Appeals Section, Columbus, Ohio 4/2011 – Present

Manage 50 employees (6 Exempt managers and 44 Union employees).

Group adjudicates Redetermination decisions in the unemployment process that allows or disallows claimant’s unemployment claims.

Team certifies appeals to the Hearing Review Commission (UCRC) for higher level appeals at 30,000 appeals per quarter.

High-volume production environment utilizing a Lean mentality to drive the decision making process.

Interface directly with the public through multiple communication outlets. Interface with Legislators and law makers writing policy and law.

Assistant Section Chief, Unemployment Compensation – Wage Record Section, Columbus, Ohio

12/2010 – 4/2011

Manage the Unemployment Tax receipts in excess of $1.8 billion dollars per year by processing and depositing into the state trust fund.

Responsible for the scanning of all incoming checks from employer’s, preparation of daily bank drops and processing of receipts and bank records and reconciliations of daily deposits made to the bank.

Validate and enter wage detail information metadata for all 220,000 State of Ohio employers.

TSC Manager, IT – Support Services Section (OIS), Columbus, Ohio

11/04 – 12/2010

Managed a logistical, inventory, purchasing, and salvage operation while ensuring that all computer hardware and peripherals ordered were distributed to the state and county employees of ODJFS.

Handle all dispatching, Inventory Control and facility issues for the operation. Handle Human Resource functions and employee scheduling and discipline.

Territory consists of the contiguous 88 counties within the state and its 450+ sites. Prepare the yearly budget and negotiate the budgetary limits with the legislature.

Lead the agency’s yearly asset inventory and reconciliation process. Answered to the state legislature and executive staff as to asset accountability.

Section Chief, Facility Services, Employee and Business Services Section, Columbus, OH

5/03 - 11/04

Responsible for managing the Facility Services Team within the Agency throughout the state of Ohio. Directed staff engaged in the Design, Leasing & Contracting, and Maintenance.

TI Automotive Systems (Member of the TI Group)

Operations Manager, Hebron, OH

7/98 - 3/03

Tier 1, QS 9000, ISO 9001 certified manufacturing plant with annual sales of $75M.

Profit and loss responsibility for manufacturing. Plant consisted of 240 Team Members, three shift operation tasked with building brake and fuel carrying systems for the auto industry.

Managed seven (7) exempt supervisors, facilitated coaching, counseling and the training of all production employees within the facility.

Facility 5S coordinator.

Major Player in introducing a LEAN MANUFACTURING PHILOSOPHY into the facility in 1998/1999. Strategic leadership and input into the planning for the lean efforts and movement to a cellular manufacturing environment.

Plant Safety Committee Leader and lead investigator of OSHA recordable accidents.

Provided support for KAIZEN events and plan and execute plant meetings as main speaker.

MetoKote Corporation

Plant Manager, Dayton, OH, 10/97 - 7/98

Responsible for total operations of a 90,000 square ft. facility with 150 Team Members in a three-shift operation creating $15 million in annual sales. P&L responsibility, Sales Management, Manufacturing, Training, and environmental.

Dietrich Industries (subsidiary of Worthington Industries)

Plant Manager (Denver, Colorado, 4/96 - 10/97), Assistant Plant Manager (Phoenix, Arizona, 5/94 - 4/96),

Management Trainee/Assistant Plant Manager (Colton, California, 6/93 - 5/94)


Master of Business Administration (MBA) Specialization in Supply Chain Management, Ashland University, 12/2018

Bachelor of Business Administration, Kent State University, Kent, OH, 12/91

Varsity Football, Kent State University, 1986-1990, Six Sigma Green Belt

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