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Plant Manager Manufacturing

Tampa, Florida, United States
October 29, 2018

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Global Operations Director- Manufacturing

An accomplished multi-functional professional with hands-on experience directing operations at a global level. With a proven history in cost savings for manufacturing & process engineering involving multimillion dollar projects. An innovative leader that uses maturity and professional judgement to efficiently maintain continuous improvements within cross-functional teams both internally and internationally thus effectively increasing profit margins. Key Achievements:

• Development; Pioneered corporate presence in China, building and maintaining lower cost manufacturing capabilities as well as opening new revenue streams within Asia through effective networking and product redesign.

• Operations; Reduced operating costs 23% via zero-cost process improvements streamlining of existing processes, lowered touch labor costs 33% through better equipment utilization and improved quality ($596,400 savings)

• Suppler Chain; Led supplier capability assessments, documented supplier manufacturing capability and technical capability doubling CPM ‘s qualified supplier and subcontractor list ($212,289 savings per annum)

• Producibility; Eliminated production costs 71%, identifying and negotiating more cost- effective rates with new suppliers within EU, South America and Asia. ($542,400 savings >2012) ($1.2M back to GM on 1 contract alone 2015/2016) (Fiber line 23% back to GM 2014-2017 on all contracts $2.5M-$20M)

• Manufacturing; Constructed, worked closely with Assembly Operations, layout and movement of Industrial dryers and Process Equipment. Reduction in precision processes area ($151,000 savings), reduction of consumable materials ($178,490 savings)

• Fabrication and Process; Reduced head count and rebuilt teams, after several merger / acquisitions (Wolverine Proctor & Schwartz/Friel Engineering Ltd) (CPM /Wolverine Proctor & Schwartz) made substantial impacts on scrap reduction ($230,866 savings), and through CNC processing modernization reduced touch labor by 40% ($707,843 savings).

• Outsourcing; Promoted “assembly only” facility to increase bottom line by sourcing prefabricated components in several countries to ensure confidentiality of product design and manufacture to protect brand and intellectual property without compromising quality to end user.

• Quality Control; Designed and implemented processes to ensure quality of materials at key stages including specification checks against BoM’s, photographs, random product testing, heat tolerances, FAT testing, scheduled and unscheduled facility inspections.

• Negotiation skills; Utilized multiple programs and product groups to reduce lead times and increase profits through outsourcing, cost center control and negotiation with quality suppliers and identified subcontractors worldwide through research, screening, and networking. Board Room presence for face to face negotiation and conflict resolution. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Global Operations Director

Global Director of Manufacturing Operations, CPM WOLVERINE PROCTOR LTD. Remote Position -Tampa, FL - 2015– 2018

Responsible for all areas of manufacture at subcontractors including generation of costings & budgets in multiple currencies, quality control, code compliance, and production communication.

• Ensured Tax reclamation through subsidiaries in Asia due to import/export knowledge and experience.

• Subcontractor identification, assessment, negotiation and management of project through to installation and commissioning of product lines.

• Ad-hoc redesign, to meet customer amendments, and reduced shipping times.

• Regular risk assessment methodology applied to deliver a strategic minded approach during a slow global market. Managed to retain staff by cross training, reinforcing code compliance within several countries.

• Continued to revitalize quality system and production throughout all company locations and affiliated facilities further reducing warranty costs to zero.

• Outsourced material costs to subcontractor supply to significantly reduce GM erosion. Director of Manufacturing & Operations, CPM WOLVERINE PROCTOR LTD. Remote Position- Tampa, FL - 2011 – 2015

Responsible for all areas of manufacturing and subcontractor facility operations within EU. Ensure code compliance, overhauled quality system and production communication through use of effective Risk Management procedures.

• Lowered warranty costs again from 1.7% to zero by 2016 Maintained zero cost to company by further reducing tolerance levels on error.

• Captured costs on all small equipment production <$350k to increase per project GM by 8% consistently 2011 -2018

• Captured costs on all small equipment production >$350k < $700k to increase per project GM by 15% throughout 2011-2018

Plant Manager Manufacturing Facility & Operations, WOLVERINE PROCTOR & SCHWARTZ. Chester UK - 2007 – 2011

Responsible for all areas of manufacturing and facility operations (55people, 3 shifts), ensure code compliance, improved existing quality system and production through transition from “job Shop” to Assembly plant.

• Minimized waste from double digit scrap and rework down to single digit respectively, improving P&L >11% - FY2011

• Championed Smart Manufacturing within the workplace and implemented improvements to finance facility upgrade

• Reduced Scrap and RWK by another 40% - FY2010.

(Continued Plant Manager Manufacturing Facility & Operations, WOLVERINE PROCTOR & SCHWARTZ. Chester UK - 2007 – 2011

• Managed equipment / process improvements; modernized by converting proven legacy process to time saving floor layout and equipment access, saving > $170,000 annually - FY2009

• Led business consolidation; budget >$600,000, reduced headcount and restructured CPM to combine two operations under one location, moving Office and Capital equipment, processes, and personnel to Chester, UK operation – FY2008

• Delivered operation stability, insuring profit through waste reduction, productivity, people development / standardization, incorporating 6Sigma / Setup-Reduction (Lean, SMED's) while championing continuous improvement activities including ISO updates.

• Introduced plan to reduce warranty costs from 13% to 1.7% through collaboration with engineering design, revision of quality control procedures prior to release and revision prior to build. - FY 2007

• Transformed understanding and attitudes of factory level employees to quality processes through education and undeviating support, creating an across the board focus on rework savings at subcontractor level.

Senior Manager of Manufacturing- WOLVERINE PROCTOR & SCHWARTZ - Deeside UK 2002

– 2007

Managed all aspects of operation needed to facilitate and support manufacture and installation of Industrial Dryers, Ovens, Conveyers, Mills, Extruders to customers within food and tobacco industries.

• Implemented materials procurement strategy with emphasis on supplier development & tracking, including inventory and warehousing activities in support of accurate stock and WIP

• Organized project management and shipping divisions to ensure deadlines were consistently met.

• Oversaw in-house manufacturing and environmental testing.

• Operational responsibility included Health & Safety compliance, along with all associated employee training and identification of certifications needed. Operations Director- METAL INDUSTRIES INC – Clearwater, FL 1998 – 2002 Responsible for day to day operations of manufacturing product and facility operations

(4 facilities, 700 employees) in Florida and Mexico.

• Restructured and monitored manufacture of Industrial and home goods including Air diffusers, grilles, and registers.

• Transformed distribution process to be more effective and result in quicker delivery and revenues.

• Introduced Quality Standard guidelines for fewer returns and waste reduction.

• Researched and recommended low cost materials while ensuring no compromise in quality and standards


Plant Manager- WOLVERINE CORPORATION – Merrimac, MA 1989 – 1997 Promoted to Plant Manager responsible for day to day operations of manufacturing facility in Merrimac, MA

• Reduced material costs consistently by sourcing new supply and negotiating pricing by annual usage vs per contract without increasing inventory

• Revised touch level processes to be more effective by considering alternate welding methods, fasteners, cut punch and forming needs.

• Introduced alternative materials and designs to existing product line of Jet Zones, Pellet Mills and other Industrial Commercial equipment without compromising safety, productivity or quality for the end user.

• Consistently improved profits to enable lucrative sale of the business to main competitor.

General Foreman- WOLVERINE CORPORATION – Merrimac, MA 1986 – 1989 Promoted General Foreman responsible for assisting in day to day operations of manufacturing facility in Merrimac, MA

• Successful time management process monitoring

• WIP reporting on percent complete to ensure deadlines were met consistently

• Adhered to quality checking systems reducing margin error to improve standards and reduce waste

• Involved in hiring and onboarding/ off boarding and conflict resolution

• Supervised employees to ensure policies and procedures were upheld

• Hands on build of Dryers and other industrial equipment as and when required Supervisor- WOLVERINE CORPORATION – Merrimac, MA 1984 – 1986 Promoted to Supervisor responsible for assisting General Foreman in work flow and processes in manufacturing facility in Merrimac, MA

• Training and development of welder/fabricators to improve methods

• Maintain workflow of onsite manufacture and pre-shipment jobs

• Adhered to existing quality checking systems in place

• Welding and fabrication as and when required

Welder Fabricator- WOLVERINE CORPORATION – Merrimac, MA 1980 – 1984

• Maintain workflow of onsite manufacture and pre-shipment jobs

• Adhered to existing quality checking systems in place

• Welding and fabrication as and when required

• MIG & TIG Welding, Oxygen/Acetylene gas Welding


Continuous Improvement (Six Sigma, ISO9001/AS/ERP, MRP Lean) Graduated with Honors, WRVTHS (Whitter Regional Vocation Technical High School)- Haverhill, MA- Welding & Fabrication, including Blue Print reading and drawing and Extension Courses: Materials Management, NECC (North Essex Community College) Management Skills for Supervisors Conflict Resolution Coaching & Team-building Process Flow Schematics for Multiple Projects & Priorities Technical Writing & Presentation

Managing Negativity in the Workplace Design for Manufacture & Assembly Applied Statistics & SPC Accounting Principles & Budgeting Microsoft Office OSHA Safety & Health Capacity Planning SAP Programs for Project Management Outlook Skype for business and similar programs Databases Networking

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