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Manager Engineer

Greensburg, PA
October 11, 2018

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* ********* ***** 724-***-****

Herminie, PA 15637


Innovative, dedicated, results orientated leader successful at motivating management teams and employees. Proven record of delivering outstanding results in team safety, dramatic improvements in operational and product quality, continual cost reductions, productivity improvements and swift sustainable improvements in on time delivery and customer satisfaction. Extensive experience in equipment design, plant startups, equipment and component sourcing, lean manufacturing, operation management and bottom line finance (P&L)/budget responsibilities. Comfortable and capable of managing daily operations, leading boardroom business strategy planning or presenting product capabilities to new customers in order to develop business.

Areas of Expertise:

Engineering Management

Production/Plant Equipment

Lean manufacturing/Six Sigma Tools

Change Management

Master Planning – S&OP/MPS

Budgets & Financial Oversight (P&L)

TPM/TQM Activities

EHS Management

Customer communication/satisfaction

Supply Chain Management

Professional Experience:

Mathews International, Pittsburgh, PA, Nov, 2015 – Sep, 2018

Division Engineering Manager – Cemetery and Architectural Products

Lead plant and process equipment improvements for division.

Manage strategic investments in support of business growth objectives.

FERRO CORPORATION, Washington (Greater Pittsburgh Area), PA, 2014 – Oct, 2015

Regional Engineering Manager

Manage capital improvement activities for North America region (7 sites).

Oversee cost reduction activities requiring capital funding.

Work with business team in developing sales and profit growth projects.

Personally coordinate strategic large dollar projects.

ALSTOM GRID, Charleroi (Greater Pittsburgh Area), PA, 2008 - 2014

General Manager DSC, (2012 – 2014)

Managed startup high voltage switch business (+$15M annual sales)

Increased on time delivery from 50% to 80%.

Responsible for business P&L

Operations Manager CBR, (2008 – 2012)

Established world class EHS environment by cultivating a “Safety First” culture.

Managed production, quality, supply chain and contracts for high voltage breaker business (+125 employees)

Improved plant operations resulting in an increase of sales from $65 million to $100 million annually.

On time delivery increased from 60% to 90% with improved synergy within departments.

Operational improvements increased product quality by 50% and productivity by 15%.

Reduced inventory by 25% by improving supply/demand planning.

COMMONWEALTH RENEWABLE ENERGY, Mount Pleasant (Greater Pittsburgh Area), PA, 2006 - 2008

Plant Manager

Technical/Operational Lead for development of a corn based ethanol facility (200M gallon/year)

Developed technical plan for procurement of equipment, installation and startup of facility.


SONY ELECTRONICS, INC., Mount Pleasant (Greater Pittsburgh Area), PA, 1991 - 2006

Director of Operations, (American Video Glass) 2005 – 2006

Directed daily production, quality and new product development for 4 production lines (+$175M Sales)

Complete responsibility for P&L (+300 employees)

Manager, Funnel Operations, (American Video Glass) 2004 – 2005

Managed daily production, quality and new product development for line with over $27 million in sales.

Complete responsibility for P&L (+60 employees)

Manager, Equipment Systems Engineering, (American Video Glass) 2001 – 2004

Assigned projects for team of 10 engineers/20 mechanics in support of 4 glass production lines.

Successfully reduced downtime by 50% over 2 years by establishing PM program.

Coordinated Capital projects related to new products and line improvements ($5M/year)

Led quality improvement project for panel lines. Quality levels improved by 50%, Received "President's Award" for project.

Six Sigma Blackbelt certification.

Manager, Large Size Cathode Ray Tube Line (Sony DDP), 1998 – 2001

Managed daily production and quality for line with over $200 million in annual sales ($35M Capital, 3 year ROI) with responsibility for P&L.

Established resource level for support of production, identified skill requirements, hired and developed operational headcount of 128 employees - including Managers, Supervisors, Process Engineers, Equipment Engineers, Technicians and Manufacturing Staff (31 exempt employees).

Initiated Glass Quality Initiative for worldwide suppliers of glass to Sony operations.

Established and integrated 5S/lean manufacturing program for CRT operations.

Manager, Equipment Engineering (Sony DDP), 1995 – 1998

Project lead for design and installation of large size (34”/38”) CRT production line. Coordinated all equipment specifications, procurement and installation. Identified and qualified component suppliers. ($30M Capital) Received 1997 "Executive Award" for project.

Successfully relocated existing production line from Japan to Pittsburgh facility. Modified equipment for new product, coordinated removal of equipment in Japan and managed installation. ($20M Capital)

Resource Leader, Equipment Engineering (Sony DDP), 1993 – 1995

Led team of equipment engineers and mechanics focusing on continual process yield improvements, index flow balancing and downtime reduction.

Coordinated Capital expenditure budget.

Received US patent for design of print carts for CRT components.

Mechanical Equipment Engineer (Sony DDP), 1991 - 1993

Project Engineer for equipment for CRT production - created specifications, coordinated and evaluated quotations, awarded project, conducted milestone reviews, coordinated installation, responsible for equipment acceptance, and initial testing. Equipment contracts awarded to global and domestic suppliers. (+$10M Capital)

Improved product quality and index time thru equipment improvements/refinements.

Installed development lab for vertical integration of components for CRT production reducing material cost of CRTs.


Senior Engineer, (1990 – 1991)

Redesigned service equipment to reduce costs associated with mobilization and resources.

Field service technical advisor for site sleeving operations.

Mechanical Equipment Engineer, (1985 – 1990)

Designed, procured, tested, qualified and traveled to field with remotely operated nuclear steam generator service equipment.


Mechanical Equipment Engineer, (1985 – 1990)

Designed, procured, tested, qualified and traveled to field with remotely operated nuclear steam generator service equipment.

Additional Experience:

PACKARD ELECTRIC CORP., General Motors, Warren, OH, 1985

Mechanical Component Engineer

Lenox Crystal, Inc, Mt. Pleasant, PA, 1984 - 1985

Mechanical Equipment Engineer


Mechanical Engineer, Summer Intern

REUSS ENGINEERS, INC., Madison, PA, 1977 - 1983

Various Positions, Part-time during High School and College


BS, Mechanical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1984

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