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Manager Continuous Improvement

Mc Donough, Georgia, United States
November 07, 2018

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Antoine Crowell Sr.

**** ********** ***, *******, **. 30094

Cell: 618-***-**** Home: 770-***-**** Email:


Proven experience as a Production/Manufacturing Manager.

18+ years of experience with Lean/Six Sigma.

23+ years of experience in a leadership role with up to 10 direct reports.

23+ years of experience successfully managing high volume - high complexity manufactured components within multiple industries including Automotive, Health & Beauty, and Ingot production.

Extensive Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement experience implementing, leading and managing the process with continuous improvement and changing the company cultures. Specialize in the DMAIC process and the elimination of waste.

Successfully Increased production in operations resulting in an increase of up time as much as 60% while completing my green belt project.


Leadership Development

Lean Manufacturing Expert

Cost Saving Methodologies

Capacity Planning

JIT Management

Performance Metrics

Organizational Development

Operations Budgetary Planning

Toyota Production Systems


Luxottica – Atlanta, Georgia 5/2018 to Present

Production Supervisor 2nd Shift Manage the manufacture of prescription and regular sun glasses during the critical startup phase. Establish mounter’s work standards and quality expectations for the Atlanta lab. Improve upon the KPI’s day by day.

Vi-Jon, Inc. – Saint Louis, Missouri 7/2013-5/2018

Manufactured Health & Beauty products for Private Industry and Company (Signature brand is Germ-X Hand Sanitizer)

Production Supervisor 1st Shift, Coach and counsel hourly employees in the production of health and beauty products. Maintain acceptable levels of Safety, Quality, Delivery, & Cost for all of production.

Highlights: Utilizing my lean manufacturing skills as a production supervisor to make a positive change. Empower my employees for change.

Lead the Pink line continuous improvement project to identify and eliminate waste of component loss thru scrap reduction ultimately causing a decrease of 40% in scrap cost. The 2 major components were bottles and shippers.

Successfully went 2 years without an OSHA recordable incident

Successful launch of a new production line in 2017 (Copper Line)

Help to introduce TPM to the production/maintenance teams

Team member on Lime line continuous improvement project to identify and eliminate product waste in the form of overfilling the bottles. The average overfill was 13 to 15 grams over which was reduce down 0 to 4 grams over. This resulted in more produced bottles per batch and better batch yield which increased $$. This helped secure funds for future projects.

Alcoa – Various Cities 9/2012 to 7/2013

Manufactured Aluminum products for Industry or Company

Alcoa Business Systems Lend Forward – Lean Manufacturing Agent – Various Cities

Lead consulting activities utilizing the Alcoa Business System to generate business value and eliminate waste.


Created work instructions for brand new ingot facility in Barberton, Ohio.

Assisted with the reduction of waste in Wichita Falls, Texas production facility of aluminum parts for the aeronautical industry.

Improved efficiency at the Dover, New Jersey parts facility through waste reduction and improve process control which resulted in reduce cycle times.

Alcoa Ingot Production Crew Leader – Newburgh, Indiana 6/2011 – 9/2012

Lead a crew of 20 associates in the production of world class quality aluminum ingots. Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost were the KPI’s for success.

Reynolds Consumer Products (formerly Pactiv) – Jacksonville, Illinois 2/2010 – 5/2011

Manufactured Hefty Trash Bags and Private Industry

Manufacturing Manager

Responsible for managing/leading a 24/7 non-union operation with 4 salaried supervisors 8 Team Leaders and 30 hourly employees


Motivate employees to exceed daily production goals

0 OSHA recordable incidents while with the company

Facilitate daily Tier II meetings

Audit standard work on all 12 production lines

Actively involved in Daily GEMBA walks

Participate in short Kaizen projects

Chrysler LLC – Fenton, Missouri 1/2006 – 11/2008

Manufactured Automobiles for Company (Dodge Ram Trucks)

Production Group Leader

I was responsible for managing production workers in a hostile union environment to achieve safety, production, and quality goals on a daily basis.


Established the manpower and training matrix for the 2nd shift production team in Chassis.

Supervised one of the challenging sections in the plant where the frame started production process.

Develop team members on several Kaizen projects including scrap reduction and job process improvements

Ford Motor Company – Louisville, Kentucky 6/1999 – 12/2005

Manufacturing Advisor 1/2004 – 12/2005

Provide direct assistance to the Production Superintendent and Area Manager in facilitating the daily production bottlenecks and constraints.


Responsible for employee versatility development and training.

Maintain positive union relations

Body Shop Supervisor 06/1999 – 01/2004

Lead daily production operations of 4 workgroups. Juggle manpower, machinery, methods, and materials to produce the Excursion SUV.


Six Sigma Green Belt Project was to increase the hourly production from 9 JPH to 12 JPH in the Body Shop. Ultimately we were able to get to 11 JPH.

DaimlerChrysler Corporation – Fenton, Missouri 3/1995 – 5/1999

Manufactured Automobiles for Company (Chrysler Minivans)

Production Lead Supervisor 05/1998 – 05/1999

Actively involved in all manpower adjustments, daily discipline, and assisting in meeting daily production goals. Acted as vacation replacement supervisor for the Trim department.


Ran second shift as department head in the absence of the Area Manager

Production Supervisor 03/1995 – 05/1998

Managed plant policies and procedures in regards to Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Morale. Coached and counseled a team of up to 100 hourly union employees in the Body Shop.


Microsoft Office Suite,

SAP, Oracle, and Kronos


BS in Industrial Technology, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois

General MBA, Fontbonne University Saint Louis, Missouri


Trained in the Toyota Production System

Certified Six Sigma Green Belt 2000

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