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Machine Operator Manager

Goshen, OH
October 31, 2018

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Christopher J. Terry

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Reputation for Delivering Superior Results:

Cutting Costs, Improving Operations & Executing Innovative Solutions

20 years of manufacturing experience from working on the floor to plant management. Experienced in leading both union and non-union employees. Able to produce results based on numbers driven needs. Experience successfully overseeing plant expansions, equipment installs, plant turnarounds, lean initiatives, coaching, cost reduction, increases in efficiency, increased safety, and increased profitability. Involved in ISO and BRC certifications to gain market edge. Successes come from a caring, honest, and dedicated approach to leadership.

Key Strengths

P/L Management

Business Development

Lean Manufacturing

Root Cause Analysis

Cost Reduction

Production Planning

Operations Management

Inventory Management

Team Building

Entrepreneurial Spirit


Process Improvement

Employee Development

Role Model


Union and Non-Union Environments


Production Manager

Mauser, Mason, OH – January 2018 – September 2018

1B+ manufacturer of industrial packaging with worldwide presence

Shared responsibilities for P/L

Brought in to help lead the turnaround of a newly acquired location

Reduced scrap by 50K month over month through quality improvements

Streamlined inventory resulting in reduction of on hand inventory

Built a team that trusted and worked hard for me which was key for culture change

Lead an aggressive 5s organizing and cleaning of plant

Increased safety culture by engaging employees and implementing policy

Built relationships with Supervision, Transportation, Safety, quality, Hourly, office, and 2nd plant personnel

Managed hiring and disciplinary measures

Worked with temp agencies to fill voids while looking for fulltime employees

Learned fast paced industrial paint application

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Experience Continued

Plant Superintendent

Green Bay Packaging Inc., Lebanon, OH - January 2014 – January 2018

$500 to $1B manufacturer of retail packaging and labeling applications; 33 divisions

Recruited by Corporate Executive VP based on industry reputation for success

Oversaw a 100K square foot expansion of plant bringing plant to 370K square feet

Oversaw equipment and machine installations

oBoth expansion and installs represented a $20M investment by company

Increased speed on key machine from 800-1000 fpm through best practices

Decreased scrap and increased uptime through lean initiatives

Developed 2 hourly employees to become supervisors

Production Supervisor

Green Bay Packaging Inc., Fremont, OH – January 2009 – January 2014

$500 to $1B manufacturer of retail packaging and labeling applications; 33 divisions

Able to hit production goals every month for year, never accomplished in division

Lead role in developing and running a patented process to expand into new markets

Reduced machine downtime through Kaizen event that saved 150K over five years

Lead role in raw material reduction that saved company 100K per year

Developed 2 hourly employees to become leads and then supervisors

Learned printing and converting side of business as well as corrugator

Corrugator Control Room Operator

Green Bay Packaging Inc., Fremont, OH June 1999 – January 2009

$500 to $1B manufacturer of retail packaging and labeling applications; 33 divisions

Worked my way up from General Labor to machine operator

Operated the key machine in plant supplying all work to converting machines

My team and I routinely broke records for both uptime and efficiency

Acquired maintenance knowledge and understanding of machinery through upkeep and cleaning of machinery


Bachelor of Business Administration, Tiffin University, Tiffin, OH, 2011

Certificate of Training, Negotiating Success, 2008

Certificate of Completion, Papermaking 101, 2014 & 2012

Green Bay Packaging Supervisor, The Next Level, 2011

Certificate of Achievement, Formal Root Cause Problem Solving, 2009

Associate of Applied Science, Plastics/Color Matching of Plastics, Terra State Community College, Fremont, OH, 2007

Microsoft Office, Kiwi Plan, Time Clock Program

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