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Manager, Director, Manufacturing, Lean, Six Sigma, ISO9001/14001

Lead Hill, Arkansas, United States
March 20, 2019

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Gary W Honaker

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Lead hill, AR. 72644

Cell: 817-***-****



To Utilize 28+ Years of Program Management, Project Management, Production Operations/Manufacturing (Assembly/Fabrication, Tooling & Quality Assurance/Corrective Action), Standardized Process & Procedural Design, Ground Operating Procedure Compliance, & Fabrication/Tooling/Assembly (Build, Design, First Article Inspection (FAI) & I/R) & Lean Six Sigma Experience at an Enterprise Level.


Northwood University, BBA (Magna Cum Laude), Major: Management 2003, 3.79 GPA

Northwood University, AA (Cum Laude), Management 2003, 3.5 GPA


ISO Lead Auditor – ANSI-RAB Board License #E98-249

Green Belt Certified – Air Academy

Black Belt Certified – Air Academy

Green Belt Certified LM21 (Lockheed Martin)

Apollo Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Certified Practitioner / Team Facilitator

Program Partnering Workshop (PPM) Certified Facilitator

6S (5S+1) Certified Lead Auditor


Sixty awards & commendations.

Work Experience

June 2014 – March 2015 Kerusso, Berryville, AR.

Director of Manufacturing

1986 - March 2013 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Ft. Worth, TX. (Formerly Lockheed Co & General Dynamics)

Feb 2008 – March 2013 Applications Engineer, Sr. Staff

July 2006 – February 2008 Validation Analyst, Sr. Staff

January 2002– July 2006 Operations Engineer Sr. Staff

1991 – 2002 Staff Specialist – Fabrication/Tooling

1986 – 1991 Electrician

June 2014 – March 2015 Director of Manufacturing – Kerusso

Director of Manufacturing/Maintenance & Periodic Maintenance/Security/Quality Control/ Outsourcing and Inventory for an apparel/active wear company

Manage 42 people

Producing 42,000 units internal and 50,000 units weekly

Financial forecasting and budget control

Scheduling for produceability

Delivery commitments

Work with sales to forecast demand

Design and implement lean initiatives

Quality standards design/implementation and compliance

Inventory forecasting and cycle counting

Process development and improvement

Talent training and growth


Benchmark potential subcontractors

Negotiate raw stock pricing with suppliers

Feb 2008 - Mar 2013 Program Management – Program Assist / Reviews / Processes & Tools

LM Aero Lead - Oversight Military Aircraft Program Performance to Contract

Assess Quality Process Compliance & Relevancy

LM Aeronautics PM Lead – Designed, Implemented & Assessed Tier I Value Stream Compliance to AS9100 Standards

Lead for the F-16 Baseline & Baseline Change Control Process Improvement Value Stream Mapping

Project Management Lead

F-35 Flight Test Structured Improvement Activity (SIA) (Black Belt Facilitator)

Process/Procedural Development Lead

Lead Program Assessment Reviews (PARs) - 32 Military Aircraft Programs - $500 Billion of Aircraft Program/Contracts

Independent Non-Advocate Reviews (INARs) Pre-Contract Risk Assessment Lead

AS9100/ISO 9001/ISO 14001 Certified Lead Assessor (ANSI-RAB)

Value Stream Mapping / Process Improvement Lead

Program Management Lead for eSPP, CMMI, IEP, & EPI Initiatives

F-16 India Proposal Team – Co-wrote Book 4 Transfer of Technology (ToT) Section for the India Request For Proposal

Project Lead for Integrated Operations – Responsible for Architecting a Four Year Roadmap to Ensure Material Management Accounting System (MMAS)

Assess Compliance with DFAR Requirements During SAP Implementation

Design PM Process/Procedural Hierarchy Structure

AeroCode Process Improvement Strategy – Project Manager for the Document Quality Team

PM Executive Process Board (EPB) Member

Create & Deploy the Program Management Process Working Group

Design & Deploy Program Survey & Customer Satisfaction Surveys

Develop & Maintain Program Management Process & Tools to Support Lockheed Martin (LM) Aero Tempo

Metrics Development to Support LM Aero Tempo & Program Review Requirements

Design the Process, Database & Survey Platform Questionnaire to Perform Industrial Capability Studies for Domestic & International Marketing Offset

Benchmark, Develop, & Integrate Advanced Technological Ideas & Guide the Development into the Final Product

Develop Program Plans/Program Task Analysis/Technical Plans/Statements of Work (SOW)

Manage Build-To-Package Change Requests & Cost/Schedule Variances

Jul 2006 – Feb 2008 Self Assessment, Production/Quality Processes, Production Operations

Responsible for Validating Process Development, Implementation, Adherence & Compliance for the F-16, F/A-22, F-2, T-50, C-130J, C-5, F-117, & U-2 Programs at the Fort Worth, Georgia, & Palmdale (Skunk Works) Facilities

Ground Operating Procedure Validation & Compliance

Project Lead for Designing the Self-Assessment Organizational Architecture, Process, Tools, & Internal Mechanism for Validating Process Accuracy, Repeatability & Compliance

Production Operations Project Lead (7 facilities) to the HMMP (Hazardous Material Management Program) Designing Requirements for LM-Aeronautics Processes to Comply with OSHA & EPA Code of Federal Regulations, & TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) Requirements

Process Lead for Production Operations/Manufacturing/Fabrication & Tooling

Recognized as Production Operations (Manufacturing) Process, Procedure/Policy, Compliance, & Environmental Expert (Q.A., Build/Assembly, Fabrication &Tooling)

Jan 2002– Jul 2006 Prod Ops/Manufacturing – Assembly, Fabrication, Tooling & Quality Processes

Ground Operating Procedure Development & Compliance

I/R Coordinator For F-16 Wing & Canopy

Project Lead, Assembly Process Core (Lean), Production Engineering, Production Operations

Build Processes, Procedural, & Compliance Adherence for the F-16, F/A-22, F-2, T-50, C-130J, C-5, F-117, & U-2 Programs at the Ft. Worth, Georgia, & Palmdale (Skunk Works) Facilities

Implemented Lean Concepts, Six Sigma, Kanban, JIT, & 6s (5S+1) Processes via Kaizen Events

Production Operations Team member; Designed the Company Management System (ISO 9001/AS9100) & the Environmental, Safety Management (EMS ISO 14000) for LM-Aeronautics

Implemented the FOD Program Office

Full knowledge of FOD Requirements, Process Documentation, & Compliance Initiatives

Developed & Audited Compliance of Production Operations (processes/policies/procedures)

Team Lead, (6) Sub-Teams Across the Company (7 sites), Responsible for Migrating Legacy Processes (3,000+) into Single Process Initiative Structure

Electronic Work Instruction/Shop Floor Manager (EWI/SFM) Team - Designed & Implemented Processes Converting Paper Documentation (Work Instructions planning) From Paper to On-Line Electronic System – Production Operations

Records Retention Coordinator for Production Operations

Responsible for Compliance to Process Documentation for Production Engineering/Production Operations

Designed Consolidated Ground Operating Procedures/Processes for Production Operations/Flight Line & Delivery (Manufacturing) Core across LM-Aero per DLAM 8210.1, DLAI 8210.1, & DCMAI 8210.1 requirements

Broad Based Knowledge of all Processes & Documentation for Corporate, LM-Aero, State, & Federal Requirements

1991 – 2002 Production Operations/Manufacturing

I/R Coordinator for F-16

Document Internal Policies & Procedures to Ensure Continued Compliance to ISO 9001 Quality Systems Standards & ISO 14000 Environmental Management Systems

Production Operations Representative on the HMMP (Hazardous Material Management Program) - Developing Guidelines for LM-Aero Ft. Worth’s Compliance to OSHA & EPA Code of Federal Regulations

Interface with Internal, Corporate, Regional, City, State, & Federal Auditors/Regulators to Ensure Expeditious Resolution of any Suspected Discrepancies During All Scheduled Reviews

Trainer for Environmental Awareness & Compliance

FOD (Foreign Object Damage/Debris) Task Team Responsible for Assessing Areas for Quality Compliance to Ensure FOD Free Product as Required per MIL-STD-980

Developed & Deployed the CTK Tooling/Chitting/Shadow Boxing Process

Team Lead for (7) PROCAS (Process Oriented Contract Administration Services) Teams Identifying & Implementing Process Improvements for Cost, Quality, Schedule, Environmental, Health, & Safety, & FOD Requirements

Designed, Implemented & Audited Compliance to 6S Processes

Develop/Improve Fabrication Processes Through 6S Implementation, Six Sigma, Lean, JIT, Kanban, PROCAS, etc.

1986 – 1991 Production Operations/Manufacturing

Electrician – Installed Electrical/Electronic Systems, Tested, & Repaired Systems on F-16

Certified to ANSI-J Standards for ESD, Electrical Wire & Hot Air Termination & Soldering (Hot Air Sleeve & Wafer)

Proficient at Interpreting Electrical Wire Schematics & Other Relevant Blueprints

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