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Production/Operations/Project Manager

Rocklin, California, 95677, United States
November 01, 2018

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Qualifications Profile

Seasoned, detail-oriented, and dynamic cross-functional leader, offering solid experience in lean manufacturing and engineering operations, project management, and research and development (R&D) across the science and technology fields. Additional qualifications include:

-Strong background in designing, conducting, and managing research studies through wide-ranging knowledge of synthetic organic and polymer chemistry as evidenced by patent, conference paper, and journal articles;

-Strong ability to analyze, plan, and perform quality and compliance audits, and health and safety inspections; as well as to design and implement corrective actions;

-Expertise in performing personnel recruitment, performance evaluation, and compensation management, as well as departmental budget allocation;

-Tactical leadership and organizational capabilities in managing teams toward the successful and timely completion of projects;

-Technical expertise in reengineering unproductive processes as well as in designing and implementing sustainable and cost-effective standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Areas of Expertise

Six Sigma Methodologies

Large-Scale Project Management

Continuous Process Improvement

Revenue Growth and Cost Reductions

Lean Manufacturing and Operations Management

Internal Audits Facilitation

Quality Control and Assurance

Organic and Polymer Chemistry

Governmental Regulatory Compliance

ISO 9001 Quality Management System

Leadership and Cross-functional Collaboration

Analytical Chemistry and Method Development


2015 Doctor of Medicine University of Health Sciences School of Medicine, Antigua

1989 Bachelor of Science in Chemistry California Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA


2010–2015 University of Health Sciences School of Medicine, Antigua

Doctor of Medicine Student

2007–2009 Sierra Christian Academy, Roseville, CA

Science Teacher

2001–2004 Honeywell Electronic Materials, Sunnyvale, CA

Manager of Operations – Wafer Fabrication

Drove Six Sigma strategy that resulted to measurable improvements in process, flow, inventory, products, and customer service, while significantly reducing cost and yield loss.

Instigated quality management system (QMS) that was utilized in production planning and scheduling as well as resource administration, to achieve productivity goals.

Rendered expert oversight to manufacturing aspects within a class 10 wafer fabrication environment which included wafer processing, production management, WIP, supply chain, statistical process and materials control, metrology, equipment reliability and availability, quality control, process efficiency, resource management, and customer satisfaction.

Delivered cost and inventory reductions by implementing JIT production methodology to support corporate targets, resulting in a 20% inventory cost reduction.

Administered new and improved process/standard operating procedure (SOP) for equipment preventive maintenance and calibration, consequently meeting all process quality targets such as optimum asset utilization and cycle time reductions.

Developed and secured partnerships with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for advanced tool and process development, subsequently achieving increased tool-up time through longer life products.

Offered engineering support in resolving yield issues, while executing technical innovations that improved failure analysis and data reporting.

1999–2001 Honeywell Electronic Materials, Sunnyvale, CA

Manager of Chemical and Analytical Laboratories

Successfully managed multiple projects requiring cross-functional team interactions.

Effectively guided chemists and engineers in evaluating materials used for a variety of wafer fabrication processes, such as spin-on glass (SOG), low-k, planarization, gap-fill, chemical doping, and antireflective coatings for lithography.

Established safe laboratory practices, developed protocols, and provided training for safe handling and disposing of hazardous materials.

Steered efforts in decreasing excess inventory by 30% by designing and executing a new process for electronic monitoring of chemical inventory; thus generating savings and available physical space.

Drove performance improvements in achieving 100% compliance with organizational goals encompassing document control, quality, safety, and training.

Significantly enhanced safety by facilitating regular audits and formulating corrective actions and safety training in collaboration with Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Department.

1990–1999 Maxdem, Inc., San Dimas, CA

R&D, Quality Control Chemical Laboratories, and Production Manager

Strategically directed and executed projects in the R&D chemical laboratories and the production area, ensuring proper resource allocation to achieve organizational goals of productivity, quality, and cost.

Devised robust and efficient synthetic routes to a new family of flexible-rod polyquinolines demonstrating optimum results at R&D and pilot-scale.

Instituted new and improved calibration procedures and validation protocols which boosted equipment efficiency and reliability.

Minimized hazardous waste and materials cost by implementing a new process for solvent recovery; presided over training regarding hazardous waste handling and disposal procedures.

Earlier Career

1989–1990 Maxdem, Inc., San Dimas, CA

Research Chemist

1988–1989 Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Pharmaseal Division, Irwindale, CA

Pharmaceutical Chemist

1987–1988 Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, La Verne, CA

Analytical Chemist Associate

1985–1987 Fluorochem, Inc., Azusa, CA

Research Assistant

1984–1985 Specialty Organics, Inc., Irwindale, CA

Research Assistant

Professional Development

2003 and 2002 Honeywell International, Inc. Honeywell Electronic Materials

Six Sigma Plus Black Belt Certification

Essentials of Supervision

Six Sigma Plus Green Belt Certification

1996 Pryor Resources, Inc.

Interpersonal Skills

1991 National Seminars Training, LLC

How to Supervise People

1990 Career Track

How to Make Presentations that Win Approval

Awards and Honors

2003 Honeywell Electronic Materials, Sunnyvale, CA

Six Sigma Exterminator 1st Place Award

1996 and 1993 Maxdem, Inc., San Dimas, CA

The Maxdem Recognition Award

Professional Affiliations

Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), American Chemical Society

American Medical Association (AMA)

Technical Acumen

Microsoft Office Suite JMP Statistical Software Analytical Instrumentation Internet Applications


U.S. Patent

Lee, V.J., Wang, Y., Taran, C., and Marrocco, M.L., III. “Synthesis of Bisquinolines from Aromatic 2-Amino Carbonyl Compounds and a Methylene Ketone Followed by Reductive Coupling” (1996). Patent No. 5,532,374. Washington, DC: US Patent and Trademark Office.

Conference Paper

Hendricks, N.H., Hsu, L.C., Taran, C., Rutherford, N.M, and Chee, J.Y. (1991). Evaluation of thermally stable, low dielectric polyquinolines for microelectronic applications. Paper presented at the International SAMPE Electronic Conference: 365-79, JOURNAL, Maxdem, Inc., San Dimas, CA.

Journal Articles

Archibald, T.G., Taran, C., and Baum, K. (1989). “Synthesis of fluoro nitro alcohols”. Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, 1989, 43(2), 243–8.

Hendricks, N.H., Hsu, L.C., Taran, C., Rutherford, N.M, and Chee, J.Y. (1991). “Evaluation of thermally stable, low dielectric polyquinolines for microelectronic applications”. Electron. Mater: Techno. Here Now, 5, 365–79.

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