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Manager Plant

Palm Coast, Florida, United States
May 13, 2019

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Robert L. Horn

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Palm Coast, Florida 32164



Senior Executive

Manufacturing Continuous Improvement Expert

Excellent Business Acumen – Enterprise-wide Lean Transformation • P&L Performance

200+ Kaizen Events • TQM • Team Leadership • Equipment Strategy Workshops

Manufacturing and Transactional Implementations

Manufacturing Methodologies – Toyota Lean Training and Implementation • Six Sigma BB

Lean Sigma and Continuous Improvement • Kaizen / TPM • Kanban • 5S & Visual Plant

Cellular Manufacturing • Flow Manufacturing & POU Storage • Safety Programs / Multi Plant

Operator Care - ISO 9000 -Total Productive Maintenance - Quality

Industry Experience – Foods & Consumer Goods • Metal Fabrication and Welding • Medical Equipment

• Foundry and Casting • Plastic Injection Molding and Forming

Healthcare - Wood Case Goods Industry • Automotive Tier 1 - Unions

Recent Experience, Key Challenges and Results:

Bob Horn Professional Business Advisor, Palm Coast, FL. – 2015 to Present

Providing Assistance to small and medium sized companies for growth and profitability.

Certified Professional Business Advisor

Implementing projects at companies to increase Profits, Growth, Market Share and Viability

*TI Automotive Fuel Handling Division, Vance, Alabama - 2012 to 2015

Manufacturer of Plastic Blow Molded Gas Tanks for the Automotive Industry, BMW, Nissan, VW, Mercedes

Plant Manager

Project Coordinator for new Plant start up supplying Mercedes Benz Plant with 1 assembled and tested Blow Molded plastic fuel tank every 3 minutes

*Sara Lee Food and Beverage, Storm Lake Iowa – 2009 to 2012

Manufacturer / Processor of Turkey Meat and By Products

Continuous Improvement Change Agent Manager

Directing all Continuous Improvements and Lean initiatives within the 2 plants and suppliers.

*Highland Industries / Takata, Kernersville North Carolina - 2008 to 2009

Manufacturer of Fabric and Air Bags Contract Position

Continuous Improvement Project Manager

Directing Lean Manufacturing in assembly and test cells

*Kimball Electronics / Jasper, In - 2007 to 2008

Electronic Parts Manufacturer Contract position

Continuous Improvement Project Manager

Directed the launch of new products as well as assisting engineering with material choices.

*Performance Trailers, Inc / Clearwater, FL – 2004 to 2007

Multi-plant Manufacturer of custom galvanized and aluminum Marine / Utility trailers serving the Eastern US.

Operations Manager

Complete Lean Implementation of new facility.

*Manufacturing Extension Partnership / NCSU, Raleigh, NC – 2000 to 2004

Nationwide Federal system of services and support for smaller manufacturers to become more globally competitive.

Lean Master / Certified Professional Business Advisor

Assist North Carolina companies with implementation of Advanced Manufacturing Techniques, Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing to increase profitability and growth

Education / Professional Development

BS, Industrial Design Engineering Technology, University of Cincinnati

Member of Cambridge Who’s Who

Member of Society of Industry Leaders

Society of American Value Engineers


Toyota Production Systems

Flow Technology, Kaizen, Paint

Synchronous Manufacturing

ISO, TPM, QS, JI, MRP, SPC, VSM & ERP,SMED, 6S, 8 Wastes


Lean Manufacturing,

Six Sigma BB

Value Engineer

Strategic Planning

Professional Business Advisor

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