SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Over ** years of progressive advancement in manufacturing in the Consumer Product Goods industry, serving as an SME in Structural Packaging and Continuous Process Improvements. With a proven track record delivering technical solutions and cost saving improvements on time and on budget, and leading cross-functional global packaging programs for large multi-cultural Fortune 1000 companies. Possesses visionary strategy to deliver better ways of doing things.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Lean manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, Kaizen, 5S, JIT
Manage large domestic & international projects
Creating and Researching ideas for solving problems
Bunnell Packaging Consultants
04/2016 - Present
Launched new packaging and production line for consumer med-device that reduced costs and increased number of units per pallet display. Which included training staff on new packaging equipment and implemented new packaging processes.
Facilitated project management for a global Medical Device manufacturer for their class I, IIa, IIb., III sterile & non-sterile barrier packaging remediation efforts for compliance with the EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR).
Worked with quality engineers ensuring inspection documents and approvals were up to customer/FDA standards while working with CAPA’s.
Helen of Troy, Health and Home
Advanced Senior Packaging Engineer
08/2014 - 04/2016
Develop Processes and Document controls for streamlined Packaging Department by utilizing standard work and 5S information flows for an improvement of work request turnaround from 2 weeks to 2 days.
Reduced excess distribution center shipping packaging for a cost savings of $300K in labor savings at the warehouse.
Conducted line trials for new supplier qualification of horizontal form fill and seal low moisture vapor barrier film at a contract manufacturer in Mexico.
TTi Floorcare North America
07/2012 - 08/2014
Delivered cost savings of $750K annually through packaging redesign of existing product families.
Reconfigured existing cargo container layouts this led to an increase in space utilization of 10% which saved $400K annually in shipping costs.
Developed 2 dotted line reports in China office to work closely with local contract manufacturers
Giant Eagle, Inc.
Quality Assurance Analyst
09/2009 - 11/2011
Ensure contract manufacturers audits (i.e. SQF, BV, and BIV) of their process and facility safety systems (HACCP, GMP) comply with company guidance documentation.
FDA / USDA regulatory review of labeling for Romance Copy, Nutritional Panels, and Ingredients.
Timely investigation of customer quality incidents that improved the customer experience.
Giant Eagle, Inc.
10/2006 - 08/2009
Increased number of water bottle cases per pallet by 20% for annual cost avoidance of $240,000.
Leveraged enterprise reporting to identify economies of spend for a cost reduction of 5%, annual spend savings of $40,000.
Launched new Modified Atmosphere Packaging and Production line for their in-store line of Ready-To-Heat-and-Eat Meals. This reduced shrink by 25% increasing shelf live by 14 days.
Generated annual material savings of 140 tons by developing a light-weight blow molded polyethylene terephthalate (PET) water bottle for private label use.
Reduce the amount of waxed corrugate produce shipping cartons going into landfill by 38% (1,800,000 lbs.) generating $81,000 additional annual revenue plus an additional $67,500 in cost avoidance annually.
West Hartford, CT
12/2000 - 09/2006
Saved $50,000 annually by standardized thermal formed blisters for use in retail packaged fittings via economies of packaging material spend and manufacturing floor set-up time savings.
Redesigned shipping carton for aluminum electrical/voice/data conduit kit saving $100,000 annually.
Developed a faster process for running daily and quarterly reports from enterprise resource planning software for: production, shipping, and purchasing.
09/1995 - 01/2000
Managed $100,000 outside contract packagers and $70,000 tooling.
Managed consolidation of two distribution centers and specified material moving equipment for a renovated 200K sq./ft building that distribution of 25 million watches across N. America
Managed a union team of (3) maintenance, (6) equipment operators, and (1) QC inspector.
EDUCATION / TRAINING
Quality & Productivity Solutions, Inc. QPS021215-2
02/2015 - 02/2015
University of Connecticut
MBA in Business Administration
09/2003 - 05/2005
Central Connecticut State University
B.S. in Manufacturing Industrial Technology
New Britain, CT
09/1998 - 05/2000