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Manager Manufacturing

Equality, Alabama, United States
January 17, 2019

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Charles L. Kenney

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Equality, AL. *6026



A results-oriented Production Manager with Lean Manufacturing skills and certification, experienced in many areas of manufacturing including heavy industrial, PCBA Assembly, SMT, Final Assembly, Test and Packaging of various industry markets. Excellent people skills that both reward and focus team members to excel in all areas of production. Bottom line approaches to budgetary and financial goals along with a driven desire for process efficiencies and effectiveness. Continuous improvement driven for highest Quality outcomes of processes and products.


Toyota True Lean Certification

Lean Manufacturing Certification

5S Certification

IPC-610 Standards

J-STD-001 Soldering Standards

Planning and Purchasing Experience

Heavy hydraulic and mechanical

Advanced ERP Systems: SAP, Epicore

Quality Systems: QPulse, CATSWEB, EPIQ

Fiscal Budget Planning and Department Financial Reporting

Team Building and Development

ISO13485 Auditor Certified


Price Rubber Corporation-Montgomery, Al. October 2016 to Present

Production Manager

Responsible for complete plant operations of heavy industrial conveyor belt manufacturing. Oversee all aspects of Operations from Planning/Scheduling, Purchasing and Production Operations. Responsible for logistics/transportation of raw material and fleet operations. Successfully supported and drove programs for ISO-9001/2015 certification. Worked closely with vendors and customers to improve lead times, pricing and on time delivery. Reported directly to CEO on weekly indices of Plant operations and status.

Avigilon-Plano, Texas January 2015 to October 2016

Production Manager

Supported successful startup of new manufacturing facility for high definition security systems. Responsible for all areas of production including Printed Circuit Board production via Advanced Automated Assembly in SMT, Selective Solder, Wave Solder and Hand Solder. Programming and testing of PCBA’s and ensuring Quality Standards are met to IPC-610 and ISO9001 requirements. Managed complete flow of Assembly process including assembly, testing and packaging and responsible for factory efficiencies and OEE of equipment. Lead and supported various Continuous Improvement initiatives for increased efficiencies, work place ergonomics and team development. Audited all areas of production and Quality to ISO13485 standards and was successful in supporting and achieving ISO9001 Certification. Responsible for $1.2 million Annual Operations budget and report monthly on budget status, factory efficiencies and other KPIs.

St. Jude Medical – Plano, Texas April 1999 to Nov 2014

Production Manager April 1999 to Nov 2014

Manage 5 areas of production in a Medical Device Manufacturing environment including sterile packaging, final packaging, electronic assembly and packaging & refurbishing. All to FDA and ISO13485 standards.

Successfully converted Electronics Manufacturing area from batch build processes to Lean Manufacturing Single Piece flow processes. Increased overall factory capacity by 300%, decreasing flow time and increasing output, yields and on time delivery to customers.

Trained and certified all production and quality operators in 5S practices to support Lean Manufacturing Program and 6 Sigma practices. Continuously monitored, measured and refined cycle times, lead times, takt times and flow times of all factory work orders. Supported work cell teams in continuous improvement of areas and processes.

Member of several Value Stream Teams to support and improve processes and work instructions utilizing Gemba Walks, Standard Work, Kaizen Events, Team Activities and Continuous Improvement Practices.

Responsible for Annual Departmental Budgets for each area and reported monthly to Leadership Teams on budgetary successes and challenges. Justified and revised budgets on a quarterly basis working with Finance and Senior Leadership Teams.


Dallas County Community College Certificate in Management, 1999

United States Navy, Honorable Discharge, Secret Clearance Electronic Warfare Technician

Toyota Lean Certification, University of Kentucky Certificate of Lean Manufacturing

ISO 13485 Auditor Certified 2016

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