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Engineer Manager

Yuma, Arizona, 85367, United States
May 02, 2019

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Chester L. Wilton

***** * **** **.

Yuma, AZ ****7

Phone: Cell 928-***-****


Over 30 years of management experience supported by my education and a personal need to continually improve my life. I have always been recognized for my ability to promote safety, team building, quality and throughput goals. Experienced in implementing change and a commitment to continuous improvement. Improving operational efficiency and effectiveness and achieving world class standards through a personalized style of management.


Northern Arizona University Professor, Management, Yuma Campus Business Administration Program. (8/25/2014– Present)

Arizona Western College: Professor, Yuma, AZ (2/3/09 – 8/01/13)

Johnson Controls

Site Operations Manage Yuma Distribution Center (11/15/08 - 9/3/13)

Manage facility operations to budget, 280,000 sq. ft. facility, six production shifts.

Facilities / Maintenance Manager, Red Oak, Iowa (9/13/04 - 11/15/08)

Facilities/Maintenance Manager (smelting, casting, milling, stamping).

Magna Donnelly Corp; Process Engineer, (Contract Position with Aerotek Automotive), Alto, Michigan (12/03 -7/04)

Part of a transition team evaluating hundreds of key operational components to document their qualifications as a ISO certified parts to be used in production.

Kelly Automotive Services /General Motors, North American Operations Lansing, Michigan Production Supervisor, contract position (August, 2002 – Dec. 2003)

Supervision of 35-65 UAW hourly employees in seven teams in automobile assembly (72 cars per hour, a car every 47 sec., eighteen feet and 30 seconds to do jobs, $20,000 per min to stop line)

LEAR Corporation, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1998 - 2002)

Project Engineer /Planned Maintenance Coordinator (1998-2001)

DELPHI, General Motors Corporation, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1983 – 1998)

Manufacturing Engineer /Planned Maintenance Coordinator (1991-1998)

Production Supervisor (1983-1991)

VARNUM, RIDDERING, SCHMIDT, & HOWLETT, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1981 - 1983)


MONTGOMERY WARD, Detroit and Grand Rapids, Michigan (1978-1981)

Security/Safety Manager


Master’s Degree, Management, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1999)

Bachelor’s Degree, Social Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan (1978)

Associates Degree, Arts, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1976)

Special Training

Dr. Edwards Deming's, seminar on manufacturing at GM Tech Center 11/10/95 (just before his death).


OSHA Industrial Trainer (10/30 hrs.),

Environmental Management System (HASMAT)

ISO 9000, ISO 14000/16000 Internal Auditor

Fork Lift Trainer (lift equipment)

Scaffolding Safety Inspector

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