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Plant Manager Manufacturing

Hiram, Georgia, United States
May 02, 2019

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Richard Dewayne Anglin

Hiram, Georgia ***** 404-***-**** (C)

Plant Manager

Profit Improvement Culture Turnaround Lean Manufacturing

Plant manager with experience in changing culture and launching Lean Manufacturing in a variety of manufacturing environments. I have been plant manager at a multi-site rubber compounding facility for the last year, but I also have over 22 years in Automotive manufacturing with over 20 years in progressively higher management responsibility at two award winning automotive facilities. Skilled in safety performance/OSHA requirements, operations management, manufacturing facility turnaround, and Lean Manufacturing deployment.

Areas of experience


Lean Manufacturing

P&L Accountability


ISO 9001/TS 16949/IATF 16949

Strategic Planning/Cost Reduction

Six Sigma Green Belt

Continuous Improvement

Root Cause Analysis

Professional Experience

PREFERRED COMPOUNDING INC. Tallapoosa, Georgia 3/2018- 3/2019

Plant Manager

Lead a multi-plant rubber compounding facility for the #2 rubber compounder in the U.S., with annual revenue up to $50M. Using Lean Manufacturing techniques and problem-solving skills to drive improvements and change culture. Utilizing Green Belt projects to reduce costs and drive improvement trends in plant metrics (Safety, Cost, Quality, Delivery, etc.), and creating the environment for an engaged workforce that is heavily involved in continuous improvement.

Selected Contributions/Achievements:

Implemented the first “5-S” events, and facilitated the completion of 2 Green Belt projects with cost improvements estimated at $50,000

Reduced overtime costs by $94,000 YTD

Increased Pounds/Labor Hour from 148 to 177

Decreased Total Labor Cost/Pound from $0.172 to $0.168 (labor savings of ~$12K/month)

Launched Lean Manufacturing in the facility, engaging the workforce in continuous improvement

Created a very effective team by hiring key personnel, and putting key team members in positions where they can utilize their strengths

Established expectations and accountability among all team members, which drives results

UFP Technologies, Inc. Atlanta, Georgia 4/2006- 3/2018

Plant Manager 2/2008 -3/2018

Lead a tier 2/3 automotive supplier facility in all aspects of manufacturing, with annual revenue up to $16M.

Develop strategic objectives and SMART goals for facility and team, create/implement continuous improvement ideas to reduce waste and improve quality, safety and customer satisfaction. Create company leading safety system improvements, and travel to other facilities to implement these improvements across the company. Directly manage direct/indirect staff, perform all HR responsibilities, and helped to create/deploy a thorough performance management system for employee development. Established Lean/Visual Factory principles to create a more efficient work environment. Created a culture of expectations regarding customer satisfaction, and adherence to ISO 9001/TS 16949 quality certifications.

Selected Contributions/Achievements:

Facilitated efforts resulting in our facility winning the “ Overall Plant of the Year” award in 2014

Facilitated efforts resulting in our facility winning the “Safety Plant of the Year” award 5 of the last 7 years

Lead facility to achieve best in company Plant profitability %, GM%, and labor to sales %.

Facilitated efforts to achieve “0” major non-conformances in ISO 9001/TS 16949 audits for 8 consecutive years

Reduced turnover% to 0, Absenteeism to < 1% and scrap to < 3%

Production Manager 4/2006 – 1/2008

Worked with management team to launch a new & improved culture, turning around performance in production efficiency, safety, turnover/absenteeism, and morale. Created an award winning safety program, launched two additional production shifts, and revamped the HR program. Created workgroups and launched Lean Manufacturing principles in the facility.

Selected Contributions:

Implemented Lean production methodologies to reduce waste, resulting in a 20% improvement in cycle time.

Created a safety operating system that improved OSHA Injury Rate performance to best in company.

Ford Motor Company Assembly plant, Atlanta, Georgia, 3/1995 – 4/2006

Manufacturing Planning Specialist 12/2005- 4/2006

Oversaw floor operations and managed five direct reports/ 230 non-exempt employees for the Chassis production department. Managed production start-up for the entire Chassis department, set up manpower, initiated training, handled disciplinary hearings and Union negotiations, conducted performance reviews, filled in for the superintendent when needed, and made all relevant decisions related to production performance on a daily basis.

Selected Contributions:

Improved manpower versatility, resulting in 20% reduction in downtime at startup

Reduced absenteeism by 10%.

Safety Manager/Manufacturing Advisor/Supervisor 8/1998- 12/2005

Initiated new safety processes and improved safety performance in the Chassis department. Helped facilitate OSHA audits and initiate required corrective action responses. Deployed Lean Manufacturing techniques, established workgroups, and did safety presentations to executive management team.

Selected Contributions/Achievements:

Achieved Six Sigma Green Belt certification

The 2nd manager in the Atlanta facility’s history to be promoted to Manufacturing Advisor

Increased safety performance by reducing the department’s “First Time Office Visits” by 40%

Achieved 100% on time for getting “Medical Surveillances” completed (first time ever for the Chassis department)

Education and Training

Bachelor of Science in Business Management

(With a strong focus in Psychology & Pre-Law)

Kennesaw State University – Kennesaw, Georgia

Professional Development

Six Sigma Greenbelt Lean Manufacturing (Ford and Preferred Compounding)

OSHA Ford Production System ISO 9001/TS 16949

Additional skills

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Heavy experience in automotive quality systems standards ISO 9001/TS 16949/IATF 16949

Excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal skills

Exceptional safety background and experience, with proven track record of creating an award winning safety culture

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