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Manager Plant

Latham, NY
November 09, 2018

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Kevin J Sutton

**** **** **

North Syracuse, NY *3212

Phone: 315-***-****


OBJECTIVE: To obtain a management position that will utilize my leadership, experience, and organizational skills with a company that demands and rewards outstanding performance.

SUMMARY: I have over twenty years of experience in various manufacturing leadership positions. My roles have afforded me the opportunity to develop a diverse background in multiple manufacturing disciplines. Examples of my work include the implementation of several high-level quality and cost reduction initiatives; coordination and supervision of production, material flow and scheduling functions for several fast-paced HVAC, Dairy products and Recycling manufacturing operations. I was also instrumental in development of several key material control processes; this includes the widespread use of bar code material tracking.


2008 – Present

Senior Plant Manager, New York District

Waste Management, Liverpool, New York

Complete P&L responsibility for the New York Waste Management District which includes plants in Liverpool and Rochester

Work with district controller on annual budget planning process for operations and capital budgets as well as monthly budget reviews

Responsible for performance to key corporate goals for Profits, Operational efficiencies as well as EH&S at both locations

Lead a team that includes Plant and Operations Managers, Maintenance Managers and Maintenance Staff as well as Back Office personnel

Responsible for the EH&S and environmental compliance including regular inspections from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for my district

Recently lead the start up of an acquisition site that included a five million dollar refurbishment project of the Rochester plant. The plant reopened on schedule and under budget

Mentor junior plant managers and operations supervisors

Coach plant operations teams on corporate Lean initiatives

Regularly travel to our other plants to assist new Plant Managers in becoming comfortable with their new roles. Frequently called upon to assist other plants in improving their operations when they are underperforming.

Currently serving on the Corporate Plant Managers Council

Responsible to develop financial justifications for new business and plant equipment then submit them to senior management for review and approval

Work actively with the sales organization to secure new business for the plants

2004 – 2008

Warehouse/Purchasing/EH&S manager

Byrne Dairy, Syracuse, New York

Lead a team of salaried managers, 9 Operations Supervisors and 50 hourly warehouse employees on a three shift, seven day a week operation

Responsible for 30 million dollars of inventory and 3 separate warehouse facilities

Accountable for the accurate and timely loading 70 tractor trailers of product daily that were delivering high quality dairy products to customers from Maine to Florida

Responsible for the maintenance and security of three refrigerated warehouse facilities

Required to maintain operations in accordance to New York State sanitation standards

Developed and maintained appropriate HACCP programs and controls for refrigerated warehouses

Led the implementation of new automated payroll system

Developed and championed UPC material transfer system

Cross trained on milk plant management operations to include all aspects of fresh fluid milk and ESL processing and product production scheduling

Purchasing and buyer responsibilities for milk and ice cream processing plants

Responsible for OSHA and EPA compliance for Manufacturing, Warehousing and Garage operations

Accountable all aspects of the Safety and Health Program for all Manufacturing, Warehousing and Garage operations

Led Safety and Health training for all operations

Coordinated all Worker’s Compensation issues for Manufacturing, Warehousing, and Garage operations


Materials Supervisor,

Carrier Corporation, East Syracuse, New York

Supervised 35 union hourly employees consisting of material handlers and plant schedulers.

Responsible for annual physical inventory.

Accountable for material procurement, disbursement of material to factory floor, and scheduling of both assembly and machining cells.

Responsible for the receiving and shipping departments.

Coordinated and scheduled the assembly and shipping of service parts

Implemented bar code material transfer system for material cribs and factory floor.

Reduced floor space for material storage by 25% through improved material and inventory control.

Led achievement of Silver level certification in ACE. UTC’s Lean program.

Developed process improvements, which led to reduced cost through lower head count and lower overtime worked.

Maintained a 95% schedule reliability for compressor delivery to customers.

Responsible for OSHA compliance and maintenance of Powered Industrial Truck fleet.

Production Supervisor

Carrier Corporation, East Syracuse, New York

Supervised up to 85 unionized production associates.

Supervised various cast iron and aluminum machining cells.

Supervised assembly departments in a fast-paced HVAC manufacturing facility.

Accountable for total productive maintenance program in assigned cells.

Responsible to maintain best safety standards and practices.



State University of New York, College of

Agriculture and Technology, Morrisville, New York

Associates in Science Degree, December 1991

Major: Math and Science.

One year of study was in Mechanical Engineering

Academic Honors: Dean’s List

2000 - was working towards

Syracuse University

Bachelor of Science

Business Management


1994 Carrier Corporation - Quality Leadership Award

- The highest quality honors that Carrier Carlyle awards.

2006 Byrne Dairy - Leadership Award

2008 & 2009 - Waste Management

Summit Award

The Summit Award is given to the Plant with the best performance in certain Key Operational Metrics. This award was discontinued in 2010

Circle of Excellence Award

This is award is given to the highest individual performers in the company by the Corporate Senior Leadership team


Robert Comi

Assistant Solid Waste Manager

City of Largo

727-***-**** X4064

Mike Mckee

Director of Operations

O’Brien & Gere

Office: 315-***-****

Cell: 315-***-****

Jerry Marzo

Director of Operations

Bitzer Scroll

Phone: 315-***-****

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