Ralph G. Dalton
Plymouth, IN ****3
To secure a position in Manufacturing Supervision/Process Engineering in an Automotive
Manufacturing Facility, where I can demonstrate my ability to succeed in helping my company reach
their production goals while maintaining safety.
My skills and experience are as Production Supervisor/Process Engineer in the Automotive Industry,
Injection Molding field. I have supervised in Union and Non-Union facilities. I have proven
success in Scrap Reduction obtained by my Process Engineering skills. I possess excellent
leadership, team building and training skills. I have exceeded goals, and increased profits for
each company while using my decision making abilities.
March 12, 2012 – Present Production Manager
Managing staff in a high volume Injection Molding Company that produces parts for Medical and
Automotive industries. In charge of the Molding and Assembly Departments. Developed and
Implemented new process’s reducing scrap and increasing efficiencies. Using Scientific
Molding Principles. Implemented a Scrap Reduction Team that has already increased Gain
Sharing for employees.
Hoosier Molded Products
November 2004 June 2011 Production Manager/Process Engineer
Managing all day to day operations for entire molding department Directly responsible for shift
supervisors, mold setters, material handlers, and 50 machine operators. Preformed Hands on
sampling of new tools. Developed processes for new tools and optimized processes for existing tools.
Coordinated Scheduling, Staffing, and Interacting with tool room to make tooling changes for product
improvement. Developed new bills of materials, assisted quality department with ppaps, and new
product launch. Developed and trained a team that was responsible for improving process flow, by
introducing value stream mapping to the facility. Increased Company Sales while reducing scrap.
Visteon Corporation – Sandusky, Ohio
August 2002 November 2004 Production Supervisor
Responsible for total day to day operations in Ford Manufacturing Plant. Manufactured plastic lighting
products for automotive industry. Supervised 25 employees in UAW facility. Directed Machine
Operators, Process Tech/Mold Setters and Quality Control employees. Responsible for training
Technicians in processing and optimizing cycle times. Decreased Scrap, and improved Quality while
increasing sales for the Company.
CTS Automotive – Elkhart, Indiana
August 1997 - August 2002 Supervisor
Responsible for overseeing 25 Employees and Supervision of all Shift Supervisors in Molding
Department. Promoted to Lead Supervisor
United Technologies Automotive – Bourbon, In
January 1989 August 1997 Supervisor
Automotive UAW Plastics Manufacturing Plant. Supervision of 25 employees in Molding Department.
Senior Process Technician. Sampled new tools. Optimized cycles and processes.
RJG Engineering School Traverse City, Michigan Plastics Process Engineering Certificate
IUSB Supervisor School South Bend, Indiana Certificate of Supervision
Niessi Machine School Chicago, Illinois Injection Molding Process Certificate
1977-1981 USMC Honorable Discharge
Paul Diaber Manufacturing Manager / Engineer CTS Automotive 574-***-****
Rob Carmichael Plastics Processing Equipment/ Sales 574-***-****