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Engineer Chemical Engineering

Kansas City, MO
March 20, 2019

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Mark J Pizzato

●Kansas City MO *****




LMV Automotive Systems Magna Industries

World Class Manufacturing Continuous Improvement Champion Jan.2015- March 2019

Exceeded 2017 budget of $1.25 million annual savings by $1 million

Exceeded 2018 budget of $2.2 million annual savings by $250,000

●Responsible to meet cost savings initiatives to improve profitability year over year.

●Developed a Continuous Improvement Program that includes an employee based committee to review, promote,and disposition ideas prior to moving forward.with implementation.

Auto Truck Group Kansas City

Van Supervisor, April -November 2014

Awarded "Partner in Excellence," 3rd quarter, 2014

●Responsible for direct supervision of 25 employees

●Design assembly and sub-assembly processes for a customer order of 875 van compiled into a published manual.

●Engineer electrical wiring harnesses for 1000 watt power inverter, DC outlets, 5 exterior strobes and cargo lighting.

●Establish and implemented required build processes to meet all Ford quality standards

●Reduce build time per unit from 18.75 hours to 10.0 hours

Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Kansas City Assembly (Artech Inc. Contractor)

2nd Shift Process Engineer 11 / Operations Supervisor, July 2013-March 2014

●Direct Supervision of 40 plus 1AM / USSWA employees managing sequencing and subassembly process for over 300 Sportster and 240 DYNA engines for Assembly lines.

●Supervise 25 plus 1AM employees building and sequencing required Wheels for all 3 assembly lines.

●Sequence and supervise the subassembly process for over 300 Sportster and 240 DYNA engines and maintain a 1.4 day supply buffer to maintain assembly requirements.

●Order, receive and replenish all production lines inventory.

●Maintain monthly Safety training requirements for all shift personnel.

●Maintain Inventory requirements to meet all assembly scheduling needs for all departments.

●Developed processes and procedures to complete the subassembly work for engines to increase assembly requirements from 390 units to 540 units

Nitto Denko Automotive Kansas City, MO

Supervisor of Operations, February - June 2013

●Direct Supervision of 60 UAW employees managing production on 11 extrusion, 4 injection, and 2 asphalt lines.

●Develop SOP's for equipment operators to improve efficiencies during product change-over on the equipment.

●Maintain all training records on employees (safety, environmental equipment operation, etc.)

●Increase employee versatility in the department to improve production efficiencies and minimize any overtime to meet all customer requirements.

Ford Motor Company, Inc. Claycomo MO

MPS/ General Foreman May 1999-January 2013

●Direct Supervision of 280 UAW and 4 salary employees in the Final Assembly Areas.

●Promoted 3 times including to acting Superintendent of the Chassis Department for 3 years and recognized by colleagues with the lnuktuk Award, 2005 and 2006 for Outstanding Leadership.

●Responsible for the department to meet or exceed all safety, quality, delivery, cost, material, and environmental measurable and expectations.

●Immediate contact for the UAW to resolve any conflict to contract issues that may arise during the shift.

●Ensure all non-conformities are addressed to resolution whether personal or assembly related processes.

●Utilize Lean Manufacturing Principles to improve efficiencies throughout the department.(DMAIC, 5S, Kaizen)

●Initiate departmental improvements as it pertains to Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Manning, identifying continuous improvement measurable data.

Experience prior to 1999 available upon request.

Expertise Experience

●Employee Development

●Statistical Process Control

●Production Control

●Project Management

●Equipment Maintenance


●Customer Service

●Total Quality Management

●Cost Reduction/Control


●H.F.1./Spoilage Reduction

●Tearn Building


●ISO 9000

●Lean Manufacturing Principles


●University of Tennessee

College of Chemical Engineering-1977 -1981

●University of Toledo

College of Business Administration - 1986 - 1987

●Continuing Education/Company - Sponsored Seminars

Dale Carnegie Leadership Management Course

PML Union Free Leadership

PML Self Direction Workforce Training

PML Training/LMI Training//Empowerment Course

Quality College/Supervisor Leadership

Continuous Improvement Training

Statistical Process Control Training

Quality Efficiency Standard Training

Employee Participation Team Training

6 Sigma Greenbelt Certification

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