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Manager Quality

Location:
Frankfort, KY
Salary:
90,000-95,000
Posted:
October 09, 2018

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Walter R. Yeary

P.O. Box **** Frankfort, Ky. ****4

Home phone 502-***-****, Cell Phone 502-***-****

Employment Objective:

To demonstrate my extensive skills and experiences within a Manufacturing environment, utilizing my ‘Team Strengths’ in implementing Quality Conscious Processes. To raise the level & empower the Quality Associates to grow within the company (to Mentor / coax their growth) to inspire those wanting to grow into higher levels within the company. Demonstrate my ‘Key Quality’ attributes such as Customer Satisfaction, APQP new product launch activities, Supplier Development and AIAG Standards such as ISO-9000 (2000), and the ‘New’ ISO/TS16949 Programs, along with my Quality Assurance and Quality Management Systems back ground relating to multiple types of Manufacturing environments. My knowledge and skills in customer familiarity such as (G.M.-Delphi-Ford-Toyota-Nissan-Renault-Subaru-Isuzu-Borg Warner-Fuji Heavy Industry) programs, would allow me to be of benefit to a company in multiple types of management positions.

My intentions are to demonstrate my skills through securing a responsible management position within a ‘Quality organization. I seek to work with a progressive, mature organization, which has a proven success history. One that is committed to (T.Q.M.) concepts. A company that recognizes the strength of its future lies within the ability to empower responsibilities within its employees at all levels. A company, that I can utilize my extensive skills in both Internal and External (Supplier) auditing. Keeping this statement in mind, Who is my customer? Anyone who uses my output as their input ‘They are my customers’.

Summary:

My history of management experience shows a proven track record of success within the assignments that I have taken on, some by assignments and some by volunteering which is one reason for the very diversified back ground, which you will see below. This has been of tremendous value for me within many of my past and even my present assignments that I have taken on with success at within the Quality Management System as it relates to (ISO/TS 16949:2009), Quality Assurance as well as Production Manufacturing Management.

I hold proven skills pertaining to the development, streamlining and continuous improvement involved with multiple company’s Quality Management Systems in (ISO-9001: 2000 and ISO/TS16949: 2009)

My goal is to actively support the organizations objectives to produce / manufacture a quality product at an efficient rate one that is profitable to both the organization and its customers. Promoting safety for all employees along with building product quality into the product within each progressive process. This is a proven successful approach to secure the organizations future, as well as for all of its employees (stakeholders).

Key Qualifications:

Extensive experience/skills in Mfg. Management Product Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Q.M.S (Internal / External Auditing), root-cause analysis, fishbone activities & New Product Launch, using the following:

Focusing on ‘proactive approach’ rather than (ineffective) reactive approach.

QS-9000 & ISO/TS16949: 2009, ‘developing’ / ‘implementing’ / ‘streamlining for improvements’.

‘Assuring adherence’ to both (customer & company) requirements of product process and system’s.

‘Fostering Customer Relations’, by means of (CSI) Customer Satisfaction Indexing.

‘Process perfection’ by means of product reliability testing to assure product performance & longevity.

Internal/External Auditing skills and ‘ability to teach and train auditors’ for requirement adherence.

Strong ‘listening skills’, allowing others to share their opinions, then giving helpful input.

Proven skill of ‘instilling employee integrity’, to empower employees to take responsibility.

Professional approach, to always stay a level above others who may be showing their frustrations.

Proven ‘Team Approach’ skills, working with others to attain overall goals for the company.

Use of ‘Lean Manufacturing’ approach to streamline the Quality Dept. from (68) to (45) team members.

‘Confidentiality’ at the highest level through answering to the President / Director of the facility.

Focusing on being the ‘Eyes of the Customer’ within the plants operations.

Experience:

Quality Assurance Manager – May, 2012 to Sept. 2016

AISIN AUTOMOTIVE CASTINGS, LLC. in London, Kentucky

(May, 2012 –Sept. 2016 (Retired) Quality Assurance Manager Managing the below listed activities:

Managing Product Quality manufactured @ AAC & shipped to TMMK, TMMWV, TMMAL and AWNC.

Assurance of internal product Quality to meet the SQAM requirements of Toyota.

Lead Development & Implementation of quality activities @ AAC Aluminum facility.

Providing leadership / direction for Alloy Quality Assurance Shoku-Cho’s / Han-Cho’s & Inspection Staff.

Developing launch Engineers to support SQAM & APQP activities for timely effective product launch.

Performing yearly appraisals with training plan & constructive critiquing for needed improvements.

Personally directed root-cause analysis teams and taught fishbone activities and supported FTA activity.

Held reviews with process eng. & die cast maintenance staff for customer issue process mistake - proofing.

Prepare data / charts and present @ Monthly Quality System ‘Management Review Meetings’.

Responsibility for teaching ISO/TS16949: 2009 awareness to achieve objectives in the mfg. facility.

Development of AAC Quality Operating & Investment budget.

Review of all customer complaints and make visits to TOPY customers utilizing proactive approach.

Quality Management Representative working with U/L 3rd party registrar, with yearly surveillance audits.

Training of internal Auditors as well as Lead Auditors @ AAC Aluminum Casting facility.

Managed staff of two for internal audits and preparation for management review each month staff who

perform internal auditor of the Companies Quality Management System and Product Processes.

Experience:

Quality Assurance / Customer Relations Manager – November, 2005 to May 2012

TOPY AMERICA INC. Frankfort, Kentucky

(Nov, 2005 –May, 2012) Quality Assurance Manager Training and managing the following activities:

Developing & Implementing quality directives for Steel facility Quality staff to strengthen customer focus.

Providing direction to Steel Plant Quality Assurance Supervisor and Inspection Staff.

Developing launch Engineers to support APQP activities for timely effective product launch.

Performing yearly appraisals with training plan & constructive critiquing for needed improvements.

Personally directed root-cause analysis teams and taught FTA & Fishbone activities.

Held reviews with process eng. & maintenance staff for customer issue process mistake-proofing.

Pull together and Direct Quality System ‘Management Review Meetings’.

Responsibility for teaching ISO/TS16949: 2009 awareness to achieve objectives in the mfg. facility.

Development of TOPY Investment budget, for the year 2005 thru 2012 with new product focus.

Review of all customer complaints and make visits to TOPY customers utilizing proactive approach.

Quality Management Representative for 3rd party registrar, continuous improvements & surveillance audits.

Training of internal Auditors as well as Lead Auditors of TOPY Steel / Aluminum manufacturing facility.

Given charge for review of audits and staff performing internal auditor of Steel / Aluminum facilities.

Personal Consultant – April 2002 -May. 2005

Yeary Consulting Services (YCS)- Frankfort, Kentucky (4/02 – 9/4/05) Took the opportunity to establish my own venture as a private consultant was launched in April of 2002, to assist Hitachi Automotive Products in the direction of continual improvement approach and their preparation to become certified to the ‘New Automotive Standard’. This continued through May. 2005.

I fully understood that to stay sharp / be competitive, one has to study hard and take classes that will keep you ‘state of the art’ in the prospective field you are in. As examples of this I took (3) classes to keep myself abreast of the latest in techniques and knowledge relating to the requirements of ISO-9000: 2000 and ISO/TS16949: 2002. These classes were relating to being a (3) year certified Trainer Coach on ISO/TS, Automotive Core Tools, understanding ISO/TS 16949:2002. All were approved and sponsored by the AIAG, ASQ and AITF automotive groups.

My knowledge and expertise gained over the past years has really been key for launching such a business venture as consulting in the lines of Quality Management Systems and the streamlining and improving of such systems. The other key is the fact of the past (13) years of being a key role player within a Tier-1 (high volume) automotive supplier, such as Hitachi.

Quality Assurance Manager & Quality Management Rep. & Program Executive – Feb. 1990 - April 2002

@ Hitachi Automotive Products (HAP) -Harrodsburg, Kentucky

(12/97 – 2/19/02) System development / deployment and management for the assurance of adherence to the contents of HAP Quality Management System through Company-Level documentation which directs and gives focus to HAP-USA, Inc. multiple facilities of: (Harrodsburg, Ky. / Nashville, Tenn. / Farmington Hills, Detroit-MI. and Torrance CA.) to the ‘Standard Requirements’ of (ISO-9001; 1994 and QS-9000). HAP-USA, Inc. has been compliant with zero ‘Major’ issues of conformance from our Customers or our 3rd Party Registrar (L.R.Q.A.), for ’seventeen’ consecutive surveillance audits and ‘Two’ re-certification contracts. Last six months spent developing and training internal staff and management for preparation to achieve registration / certification to the ISO/TS16949; 2002 automotive standard. It was in April of 2002 that I made the decision to take the ‘Early Retirement’ of Hitachi and pursue my life long ambition to establish my entrepreneurial venture by means of developing my own Consulting Service to assist and aid other in the field of Quality Management Systems and Quality related activities.

During late 1997 I offered my experience and expertise for Hitachi to attain another ‘long time’ dream, which was to develop and implement a quality department and teach and foster QS-9000 to all at the Hitachi (sales, research & development center), located in Detroit-Michigan. This meant that I would re-locate to the HAP-USA, Inc. Farmington Hill’s; Detroit-Michigan location for the development and implementation of the above task to enhance our ‘Market Strategy’ for the future. I took the title of (ISO/QS Program Executive) and interviewed, hired and developed a Quality department staff to handle Customer related needs in the northern states area such as (Ford, G.M. Chrysler). Having educated and focused this quality staff on both ISO & QS. Next I proceeded to lead them to attain registration / certification to the ISO-9001and QS-9000 automotive standard. All of the above objectives were accomplished within the targeted time frame, successfully and remain in full operation to this current date.

Upon completion of the task, per my agreement with the Hitachi President, I then returned to the Kentucky facility taking on the newly developed position of Quality Management System Program Manager, responsible for Quality Management System / program in it’s entirety pertaining to all HAP-USA locations of (Torrance, CA. / Farmington Hills MI. and Harrodsburg KY.) to assure consistency within all three locations.

(10/90 - 12/97) Q.A. Dept Manager with staff of (68) team members for managing the following activities:

Fostering Customer Relations with eight different Customer bases.

Total department harmony and the effectiveness toward developed objectives.

17.3 million dollar investment budget, for the six-month budget term.

Customer and Supplier interfacing by telephone and face-to-face sessions.

ISO/QS-9000 documented continuous improvements and adherence to contents.

(2/90 - 10/90) Production Manufacturing Manager with staff of (365) team members for process manufacturing with the following responsibilities:

Production schedule attainment

Product quality

Employee safety

Six-month budget objectives

Fostering employee growth and development of both salaried and manufacturing Team members

Manufacturing Superintendent - February 1986 to January 1990

Allied Signal (Bendix, Division) - Frankfort, Kentucky

(1986 - 1990) Superintendent of Manufacturing with staff of (263) team members for process manufacturing with responsibilities of:

Production schedule attainment

Development / growth of salaried staff

Employee safety

Positive relations/harmony (UAW)

Product quality

Budgeted requirement activities

Plant Manager - October 1982 to February 1986

Georgetown Cable & Assembly - Georgetown, Kentucky

(10/82 - 2/86) Plant Manager position with staff of (327) team members, and responsibilities of:

Overall operations (Sales, Mfg., Quality, Maint.)

Board of Directors member

Employee Training & Safety

Employee relations

Product quality

Development & attainment of budget

Customer relations (Much travel in USA)

Efficiency of manufacturing process

Production scheduling & attainment

Just in time shipments

Employee safety

Product quality

Product specifications

General Forman (Assembly Operations) - March 1969 to October 1982

Kuhlman Electric Company - Versailles, Kentucky

(3/80 - 10/82) Last position General Foreman with staff of (78) team members for process manufacturing with responsibilities of: Production scheduling & attainment

Product quality requirements

Production schedule attainment

Budget ‘Management By Objectives’

Employee relations / harmony (Management & UAW)

(6/74 - 3/80) Production Superintendent (second & third shifts) with staff of (142) team members for process manufacturing with responsibilities of:

Same as position listed above

(3/70 - 6/74) Production Supervisor (second shift) with staff of (47) team members for process manufacturing with responsibilities of:

Same as position listed above

(11/69 - 3/70) Quality Assurance Technician (first shift) responsible for:

Product quality checks and advising management of all concerns found

Documenting all findings from quality checks

Reporting to Quality department manager with daily & weekly reports

(3/69 - 11/69) Design Draftsman with responsibilities for:

Design development of drawings

Changes being made to Designs (drawing up dates)

Communicating changes to appropriate product line management

Review of drawing suggestions submitted by process manufacturing staff

Education:

Management Classes (1978 & 1979)

@ Eastern Kentucky University - Richmond, Kentucky

(1978 & 1979) Eastern Kentucky, (no degree) took business management classes for company promotion.

(3/78 - 9/78) Dale Carnage Management (6 month course). I passed class receiving a registered certificate.

(7/94) Received training (4.0 CEU) becoming registered Certified Internal Auditor (Victoria Group).

(12/94) I passed exam, becoming Certified Lead Auditor through Register Accreditation Board.

(2/98) I re-certified through Victoria Group to Internal Auditor as (Train the trainer).

(9/98) Examined re-certified as Lead Auditor through (Victoria / Reg. Accreditation Board).

(11/01) Certificated to ISO-9000 (2000) with Internal Auditor requirements (Train the trainer).

(1/02) I re-certified as RAB Lead Auditor through (Lloyds Register of Quality Assurance).

(4/02) Certificated class to ISO/TS16949: 2002 ‘New Requirements’ (IATF) through OMNIX Group.

(2//03) Certificated as Trainer Coach for ISO/TS16949: 2002 for (3) years by ‘Plexus Group’.

(10/03) I was certified to Automotive ‘Core Tools’ (APQP, FMEA, MSA, SPC) by Plexus Group.

(5/04) Certificate in Transition training to ISO-9001: 2000 & ISO/TS16949: 2002

Education: (Continued)

(2/05) Certificate as RAB/IAOB Lead Auditor ISO-9001: 2000 & ISO/TS16949: 2002 Supplier Auditor.

(2/08) Certificate as RAB/IAOB Lead Auditor ISO-9001: 2000 & ISO/TS16949: 2009 Supplier Auditor.

(4/10) Chrysler Quality Systems Basic class and attaining certification thru Chrysler for Q.S.B.

(6/10) Ford certificate in ‘Core Tools’ by Supplier Tech. Assistance.

(2/11) Re-Cert to RAB/IAOB Lead Auditor ISO-9001: 2000 & ISO/TS16949: 2009 Supplier Auditor.

(Ongoing) Numerous interpersonal skills, through Continuing Education Unit’s classes from such universities

and organizations as: (listed below)

University of Kentucky

Victoria Group

Plexus (AIAG approved trainer)

Lloyds Register of Quality Assurance

Eastern Kentucky University

University of Michigan

Michigan State University

American Society of Quality

Activities:

Member of Sterling Who's Who (for exebiting Excellence & Leadership in ISO/QS Quality Systems).

American Society of Quality (ASQ senior member, Automotive & Quality Audits).

Member of Lexington Who's Who (for leadership / Kentucky Quality Award recipient 1999 & 2000).

Active member within local church (Chairperson of Elder's & Vice chair of Board of Directors).

Active member & advisor of Hitachi Softball team (Player / Company Advisor from 1990 through 2002).

Member of Shriners Organization (active in support of fund-raising for Children in need with the

Kentucky, Kosair Shriners Hospital).

References:

A.)Simon Mortimer 606-***-**** work associated with for 5 years.

B.)Scot Breiner 502-***-**** & 783-1226 is a personal friend that I worked with for 8 years,

C.)Jeff Fee 606-***-**** work associated with for 4 years.

D.)TimWells 606-***-**** a friend worked with for 4 years.

E.)Ken Dick 606-***-**** work associated with for 4 years.

F.)Russ Vanover 606-***-**** work associated with for 4 years.

G.)Elbert J. Smith 606-***-**** a friend worked with for 4 years.

H.)Scott Mcbroom 859-***-**** a friend worked with for 6 years.

G.) Larry Royalty 859-***-**** friend for (16) years. Worked together traveled US & Japan.

H.) Carl Jones 859-***-**** friend for over (40) years also worked together.

I.) Ray Holdren 859-***-**** daytime 859-***-**** evenings. Friend known for 27 years.



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