Kansas City, NE 64117
MANUFACTURING MANAGER / PURCHASING MANAGER
Manager of pressroom department operations, corporate purchasing, estimating, scheduling and MRO purchases.
Performance-driven career with high-volume, fast-paced operations. Success in manufacturing, operations and production processes with objectives and strategies to achieve financial results. Qualifications in team building, project management and purchasing. Consistent success in revenue growth, profit improvement and cost reduction. Keen problem-solving, planning and organizational leadership skills.
Adient. Riverside, Missouri 9/2015 to present
Support production and quality manufacturing for GM and Ford – seat builders Malibu and Ford trucks
Henry Wurst, Inc. North Kansas City, Mo. 64117
Family owned multi plant communications organization with printing as the core business with performance and measurable operating and financial results.
Pressroom Manager –Henry Wurst, Inc. North Kansas City 2009-2015
Promoted to this position in 2009. Sheetfed and web presses.
Harris 5 unit M 1000
Harris 8 unit M 1000
Komori Lithron 640 40” 6 unit with coater
Heidleberg Die Cutter 40”
Company facing for customer related opportunities and issues.
Managed staff of 35, Machines, Material Handling, Receiving, Materials and Processes including team building
Made Decisions and Solving Problems Analyze information relative to efficiency and standard reporting results and choose the best solution and solve problems.
Inspecting Equipment, Material, or Processes Inspected equipment or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
Getting Information Observed, received, and otherwise obtained information from all relevant sources.
Driver of CTP and color calibration
Increased productivity – created grade card for press performance and key indicators
Process flow, chart roadblocks, and implement team improvement training.
Cost justified new presses and additional equipment
Driver of training
Corporate Manager of Purchasing and Process Control Henry Wurst, Inc. 1995 to 2009
Promoted from Pressroom Lead to Purchasing Manager responsible for materials and outsourced services. Qualified and certify vendors. Develop grade card for logging vendor performance. Managed Estimating department responsible for establishing cost based manufacturing plans with 6 employees along with purchasing department of 4 employees.
$23 million budget for multiple facilities
Increased buying power by combining all company purchases to leverage our negotiating power.
Introduced new estimating system to facility and sales staff.
Managed production and scheduling for pressroom and bindery.
Promoted to this position in 1995 .
Web Pressman – Henry Wurst, Inc. 1975-1995
Started 1975as press maintenance associate cleaning and minor repair and product changeover setup of press equipment on 3rd shift. Quickly moved to press “fly person” taking product from the end of the press.
Moved to press feeder, responsible for material flow,
2nd pressmen responsible for color, register, fold and quality of product – back up 1st pressman
1st pressman responsible for production, quality, training and other requirements.
Always meeting or exceeding customer custom color, quality expectations including schedule.
Including press teardown and new press installations (Harris 5 unit M1000, Harris 8 unit M1000, Hantcho 5 unit Mark 5). Participation in annual minor overhauls consisting of minor machine repairs, upgrades and new rollers up to major repairs and upgrades. Assisted with install of GMI (now AVT) color and register systems.
UMKC Block School of Business Mini MBA Program
Karass School of Negotiation
Additional: Forklift, Microsoft Office