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Manufacturing Engineer (CI, LEAN, Process, Packaging) CPG

Sturbridge, MA
June 11, 2019

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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.


Lean manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, Kaizen, 5S, JIT

Manage large domestic & international projects

Creating and Researching ideas for solving problems


Bunnell Packaging Consultants


Sturbridge, MA

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

Marlborough, MA

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

Packaging Engineer

Glenwillow, OH

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

Pittsburgh, PA

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.

Packaging Manager

Pittsburgh, PA

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.


Packaging Engineer

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.

TIMEX Corporation

Process Engineer

Middlebury, CT

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.


Quality & Productivity Solutions, Inc. QPS021215-2

Lean expert

Marlborough, MA

02/2015 - 02/2015

University of Connecticut

MBA in Business Administration

Hartford, CT

09/2003 - 05/2005

Central Connecticut State University

B.S. in Manufacturing Industrial Technology

New Britain, CT

09/1998 - 05/2000

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