Louisville, KY 40299
Summary of Skills
Toyota Production System (13 Years) TS 16949 Audit Prep / Execution
ASQ Certified Quality Manager # 8751 Supplier Process Auditing CP PFMEA Process Flow
5 why/ 8-D /5P/ problem formats Layered process audit design and management
Model Launch, APQP, Subordinate Training Team Building
Project Management (Model Launch/ Lean Manufacturing Workshop Leader
Facility Startup / New Equipment Supplier Development Launch
Contractor Oversight /Timing Project Mgt. Continuous Improvement Leader Process Layout and Design Machining- Casting Ergonomic Studies / Improvements
Assembly- Welding- Stamping Presentation and Mtg. Facilitation Skills
5-S Implementation Experience PKT (Practical Kiazen Training)
3D modeling intermediate (Catia / JT to go) Statistical process evaluation (Minitab)
Fixture verification / Eng. Change Mgt. Inspection Standards
Lean Manufacturing Consultant / Coach MSA Gage R & R
American Society Quality # 63241309 Process Capability Analysis
Six Sigma Green Belt Training (G.E.) New Facility and New Process Start-Up)
Computer Skills (MS Office, Catia, DMV, MS Project, SAP) SPC / Data Collection and Display
Technical Drawings Interpretation Manage Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery & HR
TS / IATF 16949 / ISO9000-2002 / ISO 14000/ CFR21 Weld Integrity testing / cut and etch /destruct etc.
Machining / Welding / Plasma and Gas cutting CMM / Charts / Graphs / Reports
Faurecia Interior Systems Cottondale AL (contract) 10/2018-Present Quality Engineer /OEM Liaison(transition team)
Facilitate completion of all remaining serial production programs with MBUSI
Perform layered audits to ensure quality and systems remain in tack during transition.
Lead QRQC to find root cause for quality spills
Monitor Last Chance quality gate for repeat of controllable items
Perform routine investigation of noted nonconformance including product history and video surveillance.
Bolta US. Northport AL (contract) 4/201710/2018
Interim Quality Manger
Lead direct staff and manage QE’s / Quality techs/ Lab techs / CMM techs
Coordinate new plant and new customer start up
Prepare plant for AITF Ts16949 certification
Ensure customer rewuirment are met for PV testing and annual recertification
Coordinate timely PPaP submission
OEM (VW / Mercedes/ Audi)
Parker Hannifin. Kearney NE (contract) 10/2017-4/2018
Supplier Quality Engineer (transition team)
Facilitate completion of all necessary process change documentation
Coordinate transfer and recertification of multiple production lines from 2 satellite locations.
MSA documentation and analysis GRR and Capability
Dimensional investigations / deviation request
Coordinate internal and external product testing torque / pull/ leak / adhesion / size / weight / flow
OEM (John Deere, Daimler, Donaldson, others)
Brose Tuscaloosa Inc., Vance AL (contract) 1/2017-6/2017
Supplier Quality Engineer
Weld process Improvement / scrap reduction / ergonomic improvement
VDA 6.5 audit prep
Supplier Countermeasure Request / Follow up / Cost Recovery
Dimensional investigations / deviation request / supplier deviation request evaluation
OEM (Mercedes, BMW, FORD) Liaison
Firestone Industrial Products, Williamsburg, KY (contract) 4/2016-10/2016
Supplier / Quality / Process Engineer
Launch engineer for Tesla suspension components
Non-conforming purchased part reduction
TS16949 audit preparation
Supplier Quality Engineer
Magna International, Bowling Green KY (contract)
Launch Engineer Stamping, Welding Checking Fixtures
Gage /fixture / Eng. change (ECN) coordination Ford Super duty launch
Launch engineer 12/2015-4/2016
Precision Die Cast, Russellville KY( contract)
Interim Quality Manager Casting / Machining 8/2015-12/2015
Interim Quality Manager
Directed all quality programs and personnel during the interim assignment
Jacobs Vehicle System, Bloomfield CT (contract) 6/2015-8/2015
Launch Liaison Hino Truck
Launch of grey iron Compression Brake
Test stand fine tuning for leak testing
Honda Motor Manufacturing Alabama (contract) 6/2014- 6/2015
SQE Purchasing New Model Parts Quality PIC
PIC on 16.5 MY Ridgeline launch 1st non prototype development launch
Customer representative to weld and stamping suppliers for new model readiness reviews… Magna,/JSC/Unipres/Topre/Shiloh Industries/LW Eng
Audit and Verify Supplier Quality adherence to CTQ control PIST Score Verified capacity and process Capability through observation audits and data review for all weld/stamping suppliers
General Motors, Grand Rapids MI (contract) 7/2013-1/2014
Operations Group (Distressed Supplier Response Team) / Quality and Productivity problem resolution
Supplier Interface…Magna /ZD Metals/Cooper Standard/Plasan
Multiple locations and commodities (domestic and international)
PPAP review / problem report countermeasure verification..
Westport Innovations, (Ford QVM) Louisville KY (contract) 4/2013-7/2013
Corporate Quality Liaison / Ford QVM audit liaison
QVM certification /audit completion with no findings.
Process mapping / work instruction development / layered process audits.
General Electric Corporation, Louisville KY 5/2012-3/2013
Quality Engineer / Lean Manufacturing Implementation Specialist / Supplier Interface
Dimensional confirmation appliance components. (refrigeration)
Process mapping for extrusion, Thermo forming, injection molding, pre and post foam
case and door, sealed systems and charge station and final assembly.
Implementation of IPC-A-610 soldering and brazing standards.
Harley-Davidson, Kansas City MO (contract) 12/2011-5/2012
Purchased Component Quality Engineer / New Product Launch / Engineering Change Implementation
Control supplier defect flow out by maintaining scorecards.
Analyze and evaluate supplier problem solving efforts for effectiveness.
Perform supplier process audits as necessary and launch readiness audits.
Manager all phases and components of PPAP approval.
Cummins Corporation, Seymour IN (contract) 3/2011-11/2011
Supplier Quality Improvement Engineer /Expansion preparation Team/ New Product Launch
Diesel Engine Machining and Assembly
Control and reduce dollar value of on hand defective supplier components.
Secure effective containment and corrective action plans (8D) for defects fromsuppliers to prevent reoccurrence.
Conduct supplier audits for countermeasure verification. Report supplier PPM to corporate level mgt.
Critique effectiveness of current supplier control plans.
Launch of Cummins new wed based defect communication system (CQMS).
Toyotomi America, Springfield KY (contract) 1/2011-3/2011
Launch Engineer / Quality Engineer /Launch Engineer / Shift Supervisor
Automotive stampings and welded components
Coordinated pre production trials components for upcoming 2012 Toyota Camry launch.
Performed required APQP activities for prototype build for 2012 Toyota Camry launch.
Led second Shift production activities during launch.
Coordinated HVPT trials for new Camry components.
Addressed customer quality concerns and provided written documentation of countermeasure activity.
JCIM, Louisville, KY (contract) 4/2010-10/2010
Automotive interiors injection molding
Coordinated transfer of Toyota 5 high volume components into JCIM from another supplier without interruption to OEM. Completed all PAPP documents, coordinated all color/ grain trials and approvals, developed work instructions and inspection instructions.
Performed all required APQP activities for prototype build for 2011 Toyota Camry launch. 20+ parts in four colors all requiring color, texture and dimensional and functional confirmation.
Performed DOE on two existing process targeting cycle time reduction. Completed dimensional layout and submitted necessary engineering process change documentation to OEM.
Southern Indiana Plastics 4/2009-1/2010
Quality Manager / Project Engineer / Quality Engineer
Automotive interiors injection molding.
Led company through TS 16949 recertification (Underwriters Laboratory Dec. 09)
Adjusted material and finished goods flow within the plant to accommodate first in first out inventory control, and establish product traceability and operator accountability.
Improved incoming raw material inspections process and verification
Responded to and implemented necessary countermeasures for any customer quality complaints.
Nakagawa Sangyo Corporation, Lebanon, KY 3/2007-10/2007
Quality Manager / Quality Engineer
Stamping and welding operations of automotive exhaust and ATV exhaust and suspensions components.
Developed and monitored daily activities for all inspectors.
Displayed quality and production results data to improve awareness and accountability.
Facilitated quality meeting / audit countermeasure meeting.
Coordinated all new product launch activities for Honda exhaust components APQP/PPAP
Contract Consulting/Quality& Process Engineering /TPS Training 1/2001-1/2006
RWD Technologies, Auburn Hills MI
Senior Lean Mfg. Consultant, Daimler-Chrysler Account
Product Action International, Vance AL
Supplier Quality Engineer / Location liaison @MBUSI, Johnson Control, Delphi
AIT-HFI, Arab, AL
Continuous Improvement Coordinator / Supervisor / Lean ManufacturingPrinciples
Summit Polymers, Mt. Sterling, KY
SupplierQuality Engineer / Problem Solving Instructor/ 5S policy Implementation/CMM
Hendrickson Truck Suspensions
SupplierQuality Engineer / Problem Solving / Welding Integrity/CMM/QS certification
ToyoLex Industry Corporation Nitti Denko, Lexington KY 1/ 1999-8/1999
Production Manager / Quality Manager / Product Engineering
Managed the initial plant start-up – including production transfer from Japan, new equipment installation, and drafting of plant quality manual. Led the plant through ramp up phase to multiple daily shipments to TMMK, TMMI, TMMC, and NUMMI.
Prepared the documentation necessary for ISO 9002 certification.
Developed the H/R policies, hiring practices and promotion criteria for the new U.S. workforce.
Implemented initial 5-S policy and practices.
Completed all necessary SQAM documentation necessary to be a tier one parts supplier to Toyota. Led the 1st HVPT trial at the new facility.
Represented ToyoLex at the annual Toyota Suppliers Conference in San Francisco.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, Georgetown KY 2/1988-1/1999
Paint Shop Group Leader / Expansion Planning Team Coordinator / New Model Pilot Team Supervisor /
Assembly Welding Specialist
Trained in Japan on the development and proper use of Standardized Work / Job Instruction Training / and Job Breakdown Sheets necessary for the smooth start-up in 1988. Made multiple working visits to Japan for training and equipment tryouts.
Recognized for performance through the company promotion and bonus programs. Assigned to lead the Paint Inspection and Repair Department during plant expansion and new model launch. Helped develop inspection standards for the newly developed Avalon based on its targeted market segment in Japan. Visited ports facility at Tahara and Yokohama and observed Crown production at Kyushu plant.
Drafted 5-S policy for Plant 2 Paint building on lessons learned from Plant –1 start-up. Implemented matrix for T/L level to support overall annual plan.
Responsible for departmental budget forecast and reduction including industrial cleaning cost, overtime premium, raw material usage, rework cost and scrap cost. Implemented programs to control reduce or better understand these costs, using data provided at the closest possible point to the issue.
Led new facility start-up team – Equipment, Material and Quality Confirmation Trials. Responsible for 50 process layout and design, staffing, training, time studies and ergonomic evaluations.
Taught Level –2 Problems Solving to Paint production teams.
Led JD Powers Quality Improvement task force focusing on UIN (interior noise reduction).
Education and Training
Almeda University (Louisville, KY campus) 2000-2005
Bachelors Business Administration/Engineering Technology
McKendree College, Lebanon IL (Louisville, KY campus) 1994-1999
Bachelors Business Administration / Management (120 hrs)
American Society For Quality 2001-Present
Certified Quality Manager # 8751
Manager of Organizational Excellence #8751
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) 2000-Present
Member since 1998
MCAV Technology Center 2004
Mig Welding Training / Hendrickson Truck Suspension
United States Navy 1980-1986
Operations Specialist ‘A’ School Dam Neck VA
Track Supervisor School, Point Loma CA
Air Strike Controller School, Point Loma CA
Firefighting and Safety Training, Treasure Island CA
Employee Development and Training 1988-2006
Job Instruction Training Check Fixture Design Lean /Sigma Workshop UAH
Process Layout Employee Recognition Diversity Training
Standardized Work Violence in the Work Place Salary Administration
TS16949 Training Kiazen Training Sexual Harassment Training
SMED One Piece Flow
Quality Engineering / Quality Management / Process Engineering / TPS Implementation
Paint Systems / E-Coat processes/Process Engineering
Set up system and schedule for film build audits after each stage of paint operations.
3 Pipe circulation system for H2O borne paint system (TMMK)
Infrared (BGK) lamps implementation for increased repair efficiencies (TMMK)
Testing installation and tryout of HVLP manual spray equipment (TMMK)
Manual conveyor system for shell body movement. (TMMK)
Assembly Equipment Installation and tryout
Installed assist equipment and poke yoke device on sunroof assembly line. (TMMK)
Set up torque check station to eliminate rework of sunroof installation. (TMMK)
Assisted in the procurement of “Foam In Place” machine led mold and fixture debug activity.(AIT)
Lamination process layout and design(Toyolex)
Developed roving “chisel check” procedure to monitor manual and robotic weld integrity.
Developed receiving inspection procedure and criteria for coil steel deliveries
Utilized vision system for robotic weld placement and failsafe feature.
Organized inspectors daily checks for improved control and reliability.
Stamping Equipment / Die Set Up / Design
Part nesting, die layout and packaging proposals.
Akebono 2 ton and ton presses – contracted shipping and installation, led tryout and coordinated production ramp up for over 20 foam, butyl, and plastic parts supplied to TMMK, TMMI, TMMC, NUMMI. (ToyoLex).
Led die changeover time reduction activity at Master Form, Inc. (GM / Allison Transmission supplier)
Facilitated die changeover time reduction activity at Chrysler’s Sterling Stamping facility.(RWD)
SMED - Trained on kitting and production leveling. (TMMK )
Implemented visual factory concepts (Inventory min/max, 5S, one piece flow, kanban system) (ToyoLex, AIT)
Developed and displayed and reported on key performance indicators as a basic management tool. ( All positions )
Training and Subordinate Development
Taught level 2 problem solving. (TMMK)
Standardized work instructor (RWD)
Mentored 7 supervisors and future manager while leading the inspection and repair area at TMMK.
Taught quality standards, productivity indicators, rapid response to internal and external problems and reporting process at daily plant quality audit meeting using A-3 format.
Quality Engineering Testing Experience
Set up gauge calibration & R&R schedule (gage-pak software) for QS 9000 cert.
Fulfilled PPAP requirements: documentation, testing, trials, submission and approval
APQP for new product launch. (TMMK, Summit, NSU)
Maintain calibration schedule for micrometers/calipers /scale/quick check gages.
APQP Completed all requirements per Toyota SQAM manual part approval process.
Weld integrity check: cut / etch, chisel check, photo check.
Paint properties check, color, gloss, smoothness, ROI, adhesion.
Name: Reid White
Phone Work 205-***-****
Relationship: Manager at Honda
Current Position / Title: Manager at Honda
Years Known: 15
Name: Danny Combs
Phone: Work 502-***-****
Relationship: Fellow Supervisor, Toyota
Current Position / Title: Manager, Arvin Meritor, Inc
Years Known: 15
Name: Barry Simpson
Phone: Work 502-***-****
Relationship: Co Worker, Peer
Current Position / Title: Welding Process Improvement Coordinator at Toyota
Years Known: 20+
Name: Bill Botts
Phone: Work 502-***-****
Relationship: Fellow Supervisor Toyota, Quality Coord. ToyoLex
Current Position / Title: Manager Ford Kentucky Truck Plant
Years Known: 15
Name: Mr. Norman D. Christie
200 West Broadway
Campbellsville, Kentucky 42718
Occupation: Real Estate Appraiser
Name: Mr. Elmer George
105 W. Main Street
Lebanon, Kentucky 40033