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Manufacturing Management

Pflugerville, TX
June 25, 2019

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Scot DeSantis

Pflugerville, TX ***** 512-***-****

Manufacturing Management Executive

Accomplished leader with over 25 years of management experience in a manufacturing environment.

Results-oriented professional with proven success overseeing daily operations and ensuring production efficiency, quality, service, and cost-effective management of resources. Demonstrated ability to influence and negotiate across all levels of a large matrixed organization. Track record of building a continual culture of ethical and accountable behavior while maintaining the company’s mission and objective. Adept at implementing cost effective systems of control over capital, operating expenditures, and work force spending.

Team Leadership

Operations/Production Management

Employee Development

Lean Manufacturing

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Budget Management

Quality Control

International Sourcing

Continuous Improvement

Plant Management

Facilities Maintenance

Team Building


Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions, Austin TX

Director of Operations


Responsible for the management and performance of CNC Machining, CNC Bending, Welding and electromechanical assembly. Develop and manage the team so the daily work flow meets the on time and quality objectives. Resolve constraints by working with process engineering, materials, sales and planning.

Flame Technologies Inc, Cedar Park, TX

Vice President of Manufacturing

2005 - 2017

Oversaw all manufacturing operations and functions, including maintenance and facilities, inventory control, quality assurance, procurement, materials and engineering functions. Supervised up to 60 employees, designing and executing coaching and training programs to drive employee development and increase productivity. Created and administered operational budget. Developed and implemented plant policies, processes, and procedures. Improved key performance indicators (KPIs) by utilizing rapid, continuous process improvement tools. Managed international vendor relationships, negotiating contracts, sourcing products, and qualifying new vendors.

Key Achievements:

Decreased manufacturing cost via a variety of innovative changes, including implementing new ERP modules(Global Shop), developing cross-functional teams, and introducing new equipment.

Enhanced inventory accuracy by developing cycle count program and implementing check and balance procedures for all material transactions.

Reduced work-in-process (WIP) inventory from two weeks to two days by standardizing production lot sizes and production runs.

Led project to transition gas apparatus and cutting torch products to new international suppliers, including vendor qualification, product testing, and cost/payment negotiation.

Cut order-to-ship cycle from five days to two days, eventually shipping 40% of stock orders same day.

Established quality program that increased internal yield.

Increased efficiency 60% by implementing lean manufacturing and theory of constraints principles.

Solectron (Now Flextronics), Austin, TX

Operations Supervisor

2004 - 2005

Oversaw definition and execution of operational programs in line with strategic plans and annual operating objectives. Supervised x-ray/ICT team of 49 employees, including mentorship and development. Led and monitored multiple and varied projects and operational policies that delivered continuous improvement and ongoing efficiencies.

Heraeus Quartz Tech, Austin, TX

Production Manager

2001 - 2003

Oversaw all manufacturing production management activities, planning, organizing, and directing operations. Led six cross-functional production teams from welding, lathe, CNC machining, manual machining, laser, saw, and support departments. Optimized plant productivity and reduced manufacturing costs through effective utilization of labor, equipment, facilities, materials, and capital.

Key Achievements:

Streamlined CNC programming, tooling, and fixturing, resulting in increased production output of 34%.

Enhanced efficiency by creating and managing master data, base object costing, bills of material and routings within SAP.

Improved on-time adherence to manufacturing plan from 50% to 89% and reduced WIP inventory 50% by developing and implementing shop floor control system.

Siemens, Austin, TX

Production Planner

1999 - 2001

Oversaw all planning activities for a repetitive manufacturing environment to ensure the completion of commitments within the sales and operations plan. Identified and resolved constraints affecting scheduling attainment by coordinating activities with purchasing, manufacturing and process engineering.

Insync Systems, Austin, TX

Director of Manufacturing

1990 - 1999

Oversaw all manufacturing operations and functions, including procurement, materials, inventory control, planning, quality assurance and master scheduling.

Key Achievements:

Established a work flow team environment which reduced cycle time to 21 hours and maintained a 97% on time delivery.

Developed a deployed quality program including an internal RCAR process which sustained an 99% customer quality rating.

Verified technical characterization of the orbital and TIG welding processes which facilitated volume manufacturing.


Business Administration

Austin Community College, Austin, TX

Certificates & Licenses

Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), APICS

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