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General Manager

Trenton, TX
October 10, 2018

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Tyler E. Bowman


Manufacturing General Manager

** ***** ** ************* ********** experience • Manufacturing Manager 9 years in Progressive Roles with Increasing Responsibility • $25M Divisional General Manager with full P&L responsibility • Continuous Improvement Driven

Operations Management

Inventory Planning and Control

Lean Manufacturing

Root-Cause Analysis

Capacity Planning

Continuous Improvement / OPEX

Project Management

Cost Reduction & Avoidance

Professional Experience


General Manager, Columbia Division, 03/2018 – 09/2018

Responsible for $25M Columbia Division reporting to COO

Full divisional P&L responsibility, overseeing all aspects from order to cash

14.2% improvement in manufacturing efficiencies through standard work introduction

Reduced OT by 29% through planning optimization

Over-drove Q2 EBITA targets by 168% with labor efficiency improvements and a new job quote model

SPECTRUM BRANDS – Denison, TX, 10/2009 – 3/2018

Operations Manager, 01/2015 – 03/2018

Manage 8 supervisors (5 production, 2 Tooling, 1 Maintenance) overseeing 190 hourly associates

Responsible for all production operations producing 4M components per day at 2 plants

Coordinate plant initiatives with support departments overseeing all day-to-day activities

Reduced overtime by 41% and improved plant OEE by 12%

Accountable for $22M in Labor and Overhead spending across 9 departmental budgets

Reduced LOH (Labor and Overhead) by 11% while increasing Customer Fill Rate by 6.5%

Deliver year-over-year direct labor efficiency improvements (DLE) through projects and systems improvement

Manager, Quality and Manufacturing Engineering, 04/2012 – 01/2015

Responsible for plant quality system and quality control department

Manage 12 associate QC department, Quality Supervisor and 5 Manufacturing Engineers

Reduced plant cost of quality (CoQ) by $1.65M from $2.5M in 2012, down to $850k in Dec 2014

Drove external DPM rates down from 9000 DPM to 4200 DPM

Implemented internal system controls for RFCA, PQP and deviation processes

Led powder coat improvement project which reduced scrap by $600k year (Received 2013 President’s Award)

Implemented automated OEE data collection system in all production areas enabling real-time data capture

Department delivered $3.7M in engineering project cost savings between 2013-2015

Continuous Improvement Manager - Six Sigma Master Black Belt, 10/2010 – 04/2012

Managed four Six Sigma black belts to drive LSS productivity deck

Drove $3.4M in savings vs $2.5M target during 2 years in role

Reduced inventory by $450k with the implementation of visual scheduling boards

Trained associates in the tools of Six Sigma

Coordinated and led all “future state” initiatives through value stream mapping and kaizen events

Sr. Quality Engineer, 10/2009 – 10/2010

Responsible for part quality and improvement projects in Die Cast production department

Work with production department and external customers to reduce DPM and improve process capabilities

Coordinate part qualifications (PQP) for all new and modified die cast components

Implemented statistical process control (SPC) on SMT cylinder components to improve process capability

Reduced SmartKey product line defective work cost by $125k YOY

Developed and implemented a scrap tracking database

JB COMMERCIAL MILLWORK – Trenton, TX, 08/2008 – 10/2009

Production Manager

Managed all production projects ($250k-$1M) from contract award through installation

Managed 22 hourly associates in production shop

Increased shop throughput 27% by integrating millwork CAM software with CNC equipment and developing standard work procedures

Established first preventive maintenance schedule for major shop equipment reduced downtime by 12%

Developed access database to allow estimating and planning to share information improving production planning

RUBBERMAID HOME PRODUCTS – Greenville, TX, 08/2007 – 08/2008

Operational Excellence Department Manager / Sr. Manufacturing Engineer

Championed $3M plant productivity deck

Provided training to plant associates in advanced manufacturing methods (Six Sigma and Lean)

Facilitated plant value stream mapping event to develop 5 year plant strategy

Delivered $2.2M cost savings by optimizing resin utilization in high volume dies

Reduced die change-over average times on 500T presses from 1.5 hours to 20 minutes using SMED

Implemented statistical process control (SPC) on material usage to reduce waste and increase product repeatability

Reduced machine downtime by 9% with the implementation of an ANDON system on all injection machines

MEMC SOUTHWEST INC – Sherman, TX, 05/2000 – 08/2007

Sr. Process Engineer - EPI

Responsible for sustaining and improving the process for 8 Applied Material Centura Epitaxial (EPI) Reactors

Managed 2 Engineering Technicians

Utilized process data to troubleshoot and determine root-cause for all customer issues using 8-D method

Leverage statistical process control (SPC) analysis to implement controls which led to 5% process yield improvement (93% to 98% first pass yield)

Work with maintenance department to increase equipment uptime by 8% through various projects

Developed automated troubleshooting guide to improve maintenance performance and reduce start-up difficulties, also reducing after-hours call volume and associated overtime

Write efficient SQL queries to utilize equipment data to generate real-time process models

Education and Credentials

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Texas A&M University – Commerce, TX

GPA 4.0 Summa Cum Laude

Professional Development

American Society of Quality (ASQ) Certified Six Sigma Black Belt

Certified Lean Manufacturing Practitioner

304 S. Pearl St.

Trenton, TX 75490

903-***-**** cell

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