To secure a career with a stable and profitable manufacturer, where I can guide team members to achieve excellence.
Lead by example and demonstrate competence while delivering increased plant production and quality.
Coach and motivate team members, goal setting, PMP, discipline and facilitation.
Deliver direction and resources to achieve maximum results within unionizes and non-unionized environments.
Oversee operations, sanitation, facilities and maintenance work orders to minimize industrial downtime and maximize throughputs.
Initiate strategy for continuous improvement initiatives and capital improvement projects.
Develop, monitor and review Key Performance Indicators to ensure budget materials and resources surpass targeted goals.
Support initiatives related to CFIA, ISO, AIB, HACCP, SQF, GMP, Primus to ensure customer safety and product quality.
A history of tier one food manufacturing and pharmaceutical cleaners.
International Herbs LTD., Bradford ON
Plant Manager 2018 - 2019
Oversees all aspects of operation for Eastern Canada’s culinary herb business.
Scaled operations by a daily factor of 5x, and a peak of 10x.
Automated production and changed workflow to reduce direct labour by 60%.
Fixed fill rate to achieve customer deadlines while improving quality.
SOL Cuisine Inc., Mississauga ON
Operations Manager 2014 - 2018
Production Manager 2012 - 2014
Oversees manpower and production scheduling
Plan all aspects on incoming and outgoing logistics, 3PL.
Built and started new manufacturing facility in Mississauga while operating original plant
Grew, trained and guided teams to achieve rapid growth while adhering to budget.
Snyder’s – Lance Inc., Cambridge ON 2011 – 2012
Tracked and managed plant to ensure adherence to safety, quality and throughput standards while meeting operational constraints.
Reported and presented on all manufacturing metrics.
Provided guidance, direction, coaching, and developed to assist associates in achieving individual and team targets.
Johnson’s Diversey Canada Inc., London ON 2011
Assistant Production Manager
Facilitate and implement the operation of relocated high speed packaging equipment at the London facility.
Assembled resources to commission new equipment and train associates on Standard Operating Procedures
Support and motivate team on LEAN initiatives.
Kellogg’s Canada Inc., London, ON 1997 - 2009
Packing Supervisor 2004-2009
Warehouse Supervisor 2000-2004
Industrial Engineering Resource 1997-2000
Successfully implemented Return to Work and Accident Investigations to ensure employee safety through proactive efforts.
Managed crews to surpass operational budgets in safety, sanitation, throughputs, and waste while reducing operational cost.
Implemented SAP in conjunction with a barcode based inventory system which increased loading efficiency by over 30%, and reduced loading errors.
Conducted testing and trials of new products to ensure repeatability and success for launches.
Studied and tracked plant waste streams to determine where opportunities for continuous improvement exist. Delivered and implemented solutions to reduce waste.
Provided just in time (JIT)material requirement planning (MRP/ERP) relief coverage.
President (Ground-Control & Dialed In Internet Services, London, ON)
Industrial Engineering Resource (Canada Communication Group, Hull, QC)
QC Laboratory Technologist (Accuride of Canada Inc., London, ON)
Welder (DC Roussy Industries, Westminster Steel, London)
Canadian Institute of Management (graduate) University of Western Ontario
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist (graduate) Fanshawe College
Computer Support Specialist (graduate) Fanshawe College
Accident Prevention & Investigation Conflict Resolution
Allen Bradley Programmable Logic Controllers HAACP
Frontline Supervisor Level I based) St. John Ambulance First Aid and CP
MS Operating Systems and Office SAP, JD Edwards, Edible
Unix (Ubuntu, Red Hat, Mint) AutoCad, QCad (Unix based)
VOLUNTEER WORK, MEMBERSHIPS& CREDENTIALS
London Block Parent Program
London Public Library – Computer Coach & Computer Instructor
Kellogg's ECCO – former board member & 12 year contributor
Hope Lodge – American Cancer Society fund raiser (10 year)
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
Canadian Institute of Management (CIM)