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Manager of staff and facilities

Port Huron, Michigan, United States
February 13, 2019

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Michael Dingman 810-***-****

**** ****** **** **, *******, MI 48074


Prepare production plan, field service schedules and utilize tracking reports to adjust productivity in order to exceed weekly, monthly, and yearly plans.

Provide quality and timely service to customers through the recruitment, training and supervision of large cross-functional teams of 60+ employees.

Plan and conduct on-going training for employees in customer service skills, technical skills, safety policies and procedures to ensure that a safe workplace is provided.

Support new product introduction (NPI), participate in design review, procure equipment to set up new facility and work cells to encourage growth.

Lead manufacturing team in launching 6S principles and activities resulting in increased visual management and increased efficiency.


• Operations / Production / Facilities Management

• Continuous process improvement

• Strategic planning & analysis

• Policy & procedure development

• Budgeting & operational costs

• Lean manufacturing

• Performance optimization

• Problem resolution

• Quality Assurance


Operations / Facilities Manager

Eckhart Advanced Technology Center – Warren, MI December 2017 - Current

Weekly field service and production scheduling.

Facility improvement through 6S implementation.

Workforce training and development.

Standardization of processes.

Customer relations.

New hire onboarding and evaluations.

Utility Supervisor

INTERTAPE POLYMER GROUP – Marysville, MI August 2017 - December 2017

Assess processes and implement standardized work.

Plant 6S project management.

Cross-training, versatility and leadership development.

New hire evaluations.

Production Manager

HP PELZER – Port Huron, MI August 2016 - July 2017

Manage daily production of automotive acoustic parts for a variety of automobile companies.

Maintain quality expectations and on time delivery for each customer.

Coordinate cross shift communication and set expectations to attain weekly production goals.

Continued communication with hourly workforce for clear understanding of expectations.

Trained leadership on Kaizan principles.


MAGNA SEATING – Detroit, MI August 2012 - August 2016

Orchestrate expansive operations within the Ford C344/CMAX and Chrysler WK/WD seating programs.

Developed robust, standardized process and best practices to improve quality and reduce ergonomic stressor's.

Consistently propel a productive and collaborative working environment to continuously increase efficiency.

Proactively became certified in CPR/AED.

Serve as a member of the plant Health and Safety Committee.

Shift Manager

ANDROID INDUSTRIES – Warren, MI December 2010 - August 2012

Oversaw and managed assembly of drive train for the Chrysler 200 and Avenger.

Fostered and cultivated a mutually beneficial relationship with leadership at Sterling Heights Assembly Plant.

Facilitated open lines of communication to ensure client satisfaction throughout all stages of assembly.

Supervisor/ Group Leader

GENERAL MOTORS – Pontiac, MI June 2000 - April 2010

Managed and coordinated production workforce; quality assurance, and cost metrics.

Utilized a variety of best Practical Problem Solving (PPS), 7-Diamond techniques, Total Quality Management.

Played an integral role in initiative to reduce manpower without impacting production levels.

Served as Consultant in other GM plants to assist in identifying and addressing quality and production concerns.

Plant Manager

STERLING FINISHES / CATE METAL PRODUCTS – Sterling Heights, MI June 1997 - June 2000

Manage production staff of eight floor supervisors.

Oversee containerization painting operations for GM North American Operations (NAO), while adhering to customers quality requirements through hourly quality checks.

Developing production schedules to maintain throughput consistently.

Responsible for all customer relations and business agendas.

Workforce training and development through leadership and communication.

Employee relations

Hiring, Training, Performance improvement, Payroll


R.E.I. / KORTEN QUALITY SYSTEMS – Romeo, MI June 1993 - June 1997

Supervise the production of KITS (small parts in dunnage containers) for FORD Motor Company which is used in various production applications in a number of plants ranging from axles to engines.

Oversee quality control procedures to ensure customer satisfaction.

Relay customer requests to production operators to maintain awareness and focus on quality.


Business Management

General Motors University Pontiac, MI June 2006


(References available upon request.

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