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Versailles, KY
November 10, 2018

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Patrick “Craig” Hopkins

*** ******* **. **********, ** 40383 859-***-****

Senior Leader – Education

Senior Leader in the areas of Education and Manufacturing with a passion for helping and shaping the lives of those seeking a sustainable career path. Through the development of a national standardized curriculum, industry approved assessments, and the development of a credentialed career pathway, orchestrated a multi-million-dollar National Science Foundation grant into a leading model for technical education.

Leadership Skills:

Project Management

Budgetary Analysis

Curriculum Development

Strategic Planner

Quality Management

Data Analysis

Contract Evaluation



Talent Developer

National Presenter

High Productivity with Collaborative Approach

Professional Achievements and Experience

Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Versailles, KY July 2011 – December 2017

Served as Project Director/Manager for Automotive Manufacturing Technical Education Collaborative (AMTEC), a $5.5 million NSF/ATE grant

Program Director/Manager

Directed the day to day operations of the AMTEC ATE National Center for Excellence developing standardized national curriculum, assessments and pathways for employment as a multi-skilled maintenance technician

Grew AMTEC from 12 community colleges and industry partners to over 100 partners

Presented AMTEC and Best Practices research at over 50 national conferences

Cultivated relationships with manufacturing partners to ensure continued participation and establishing needed goals

Controlled the budget of 2 grants cycles ($5.5 million for an initial 3 years and $2.6 million for an additional 3 years)

Led quarterly and semi-annual training initiatives with instructors, human resource personnel and industry representatives on the use of curriculum, assessments, and Moodle learning management system (LMS)

Managed and negotiated project consultant contracts and subcontractors of more than $1 million

Created public relations documentation, branding to provide overview of AMTEC and to recruit students to AMTEC partners (colleges and industry)

Analyzed data from student performance in LMS to improve learning and establish professional development opportunities

Industrial Control Repair, Georgetown, KY October 2010 – July 2011

On-site account manager for maintenance repairs at Toyota Motor Manufacturing – Kentucky (TMMK), arranged for the precise movement of repaired parts from departments to vendors and return

Maintenance Account Manager

Managed the flow of outside equipment repairs for Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky

Developed a tracking method to follow warranty repairs in effort to reduce repair costs for TMMK

Interacted daily with various levels of TMMK management to improve efforts for timely repairs

Worked closely with TMMK maintenance personnel and team leaders to deliver cost savings of outside repairs

Created standard operating procedures for daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly responsibilities

Self-Employed, Versailles, KY July 2008 – July 2011

Attended to the needs of prospective home buyers, focusing on first time buyers and difficult to approve borrowers


Met the needs of customers by analyzing the marketplace for undervalued properties

Educated customers on the buying process and to ensure timely tasks are completed to ensure a smooth transaction

Maintained working relationships with loan officers from various institutions

Employed a standard of work ethics to always work purposely for my clients

Implemented a method to control files and records that exceeded Kentucky Real Estate Association standards

Chromatography Research Supplies, Louisville, KY July 2006 – July 2008

Brought in to manage production, purchasing, quality, and engineering for a company specializing in gas chromatographic consumables with a diverse employment base

Manufacturing Plant Manager

Scheduled daily, weekly production via sales forecast to meet customer needs

Initiated and developed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for production, shipping/receiving, and laboratory

Created opportunities for employment enrichment through cross-training and continual learning of production processes

Established quality procedures and tracked non-conforming production activities with customers

Maintained vendor contact to rapidly implement production changes to meet customer needs

Implemented digital retrieval system of inventory, reducing inventory space by utilizing vertical unused space and reduced work time for part retrieval and shipping by over 30 percent

Led safety initiatives through the facility

Zim’s Bagging Company, Prichard, WV November 2000 – July 2006

A family owned flexographic printing and converting company serving national retail chains employed to provide continuous improvements in manufacturing process and improve quality standards

Quality Assurance Manager/Production Engineer

Established and developed Quality Control procedures for film conversion, Print Department, Foam Department, and Bag Department (PPAP, First Piece Approval, PCR, Quality programs)

Created standard operating procedures, instructions, and job descriptions to aid in quality improvement and better hiring practices

Provided capital equipment acquisition analysis and recommendations (HVAC system in Print Department, Robotic Material Handling System, Automated Ink Dispensing System)

Facilitated cost justification and contract negotiations for building additions

Supervised the Quality Assurance Department and programs

Renovated the Inventory Control System by setting minimum/maximum on-hand inventory levels

Improved plant efficiencies by 25% through the reduction of down-time, shift augmentation, and departmental awareness

Guardian Automotive, Trim Division, Morehead, KY November 1999 – November 2000

Position created to lead a group of young industrial engineers through early stages of their professional career. As the position evolved, it grew into a project managerial role for new production launches

Lead Industrial Engineer/Launch Team Expediter

Consolidated all packaging initiatives (expendables, returnables, WIP) within the facility to single sourcing process and reduced the number of bidding vendors

Directed New Product Launch teams consisting of Plant Management, Engineering, and Production Staff

Initiated visits to customer production facilities to remedy packaging issues

Launched and oversaw Industrial Engineering team projects – time studies, facility layout, capacity studies, process improvements, equipment acquisitions

Designed work cells, KANBAN systems, and standard operating procedures

Maintained and assigned company goals of lean manufacturing techniques within the IE department

Trained operators and management on the use of equipment and tools

Additional information:

Advisory member for Purdue University Northwest Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program for their project, “Troubleshooting and Safety Simulator for Wind Turbine Technician Education.”


B. Sc. Mathematics. University of Louisville, KY August 1993.

Area of Emphasis: Managerial Science

M. Sc. Industrial Engineering candidate (2019)


Danine Tomlin, Executive Director, AMTEC 210-***-****,

Bo Garcia, Dean of Community Education and Workforce Development, Lansing Community College, 517-***-****,

Dr. Stanley Chase, SY Chase Consultants, 517-***-****,

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