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Manager Engineering

Mesquite, Texas, United States
November 14, 2018

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Stephen L Jackson Home: 972-***-****

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Mesquite, Texas, 75150

Professional Introduction:

You will find in me a self-motivated, self-starter whom needs very little direct oversight. I am a dedicated professional the delivers financial improvement results. I bring to you more than 25 years of Executive Management achievements including successful multi-site global responsibilities. I practice what I preach, continually improving and broadening my own professional expertise as evidenced below. I believe long term success comes from a structured culture of Continual Improvement. Instituting and developing "data based” decision metrics leading an organization to achieve expectations through LSS Continual Improvement methods, processes, and procedures to achieve measurable bottom-line financial results.


March 2007 Dec 2017

DIAB Americas LP: Desoto Texas

Vice President of Operations

Full P&L responsibility including operations located in Duran Ecuador.

Direct reports: HR-HSE / QA / Controller / Maintenance & Engineering / Production / Logistics


Safety: Initiated Behavior Based Safety (BBS):

Result: Zero LTA’s for the past 4.5 yrs.

Effect: BBS deployed globally including consolidated international metrics / root cause / corrective action communications.

Quality: Initiated 5-Why 1H” analysis:

Result: >$300 Kusd saving with >60% reduction in Customer Complaints.

Cost: Initiated P&L restructure from Profit Center to Cost Center:

Result: > 600 Kusd Gross Margin improvement

Material Utilization: >$500 Kusd (15% YoY).

“Zero Waste Culture” utilizing 5Why-1H parato analysis, corrective actions.

Direct Labor Utilization: Annualized improvement of >$100 Kusd (10% YoY)

Effect: Based upon results achieved restructure to “Cost Center” was deployed internationally provding clear global metrics and benchmarking.

Delivery: Standard Lead-time slashed by 50% from 6 weeks to 3.

Result: $4.2 Musd reduction of working capital Days of Inventory from 90 to 58 (DOI)

Ecuadorian Operations – Duran Ecuador

Achieved complete Organization restructure

Result: From an operating loss of $4.0 Musd/year in 2008 to profit of $1.3 Musd

Effect: Ecuadorian Team awarded "Excellence in Improvement" by DIAB International owners Ratos in 2014.

Kunshan Operations - China:

Interim VP of Operations for 9 months at our facilities in Kunshan China, time split 60% in China / 40% split between Americas, and Ecuador.

Professional Development:


Operations Management / Finance / Six Sigma / Metrics / Culture Change / Team Building / Logistics / Process Engineering / Maintenance


LSS - Green Belt / APICS – CPIM / Juran Continuous Improvement / Deming Quality Management / Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) / Lean Manufacturing disciplines TPM, 5S, 5Why-1 H, working with and leading Product Development and Engineering Teams / Microsoft windows office suite.

Hands-on within all financial aspects under IFRS rules and regulations

Outside of work: I enjoy spending time with my family, hunting, fishing, golf (although I have a high handicap) and assisting with many various functions within my church.

Additional Work History:

Apr 04 - Mar 07 VP of Operations

Sanden Vendo Americas Inc.: Garland Tx

Jan 98 -April 04

Operations Director

DIAB Inc.: Desoto TX

Feb 96 -Jan 98

Logistics Manager

Madix Store Fixtures: Terrell TX

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