Glen Cove, NY *****
Vice President/ General Manager/ Plant Manager
Dedicated Leadership Team Building / Empowerment Safety Culture
Proven Executive/ helping companies translate their business goals to reality
Deliver operational improvements through strategic deployment of continuous improvement (CI) tools and techniques. Oversee alignment and execution of the global supply chain approach. Drive behavior of employees to challenge status quo in order to deliver sustainable results in safety, quality, cost and delivery. Improve and simplify existing processes and ensure capability of new ones to drive reliability, predictability and efficiency while making best use of available resources using continuous improvement methodologies.
Areas of Expertise
Strategic Planning & Execution
Leadership and Team Building
Plant / Operations / Production Management
Sales and Marketing Oversight
Trend & Performance Analysis
Health & Safety Management
P&L and Efficiency improvement
Lean / Six Sigma Manufacturing Implementation
Culture Change and People Motivation
Manufacturing / Business Turnaround
KENNAMETAL, STELLITE, INC., Goshen, IN 2017-Present
Company is Leader in the manufacturing of Metal Powdered Materials and Equipment, Welding Rods and Welding Wire, from Cobalt based alloys. Company is respected supplier on the Global Market.
• Manage and supervise entire business including Manufacturing together with Maintenance; Quality; Purchasing and Shipping; Engineering, Production Control; H&R; Engineering and Capital expenditures with full P&L responsibilities
• Leading, Managing and mentoring the work force of 74 people with 10 direct reports.
STONE JRMD, Glen Cove, NY 2015 – 2017
Consulting Company for Lean / Six Sigma implementations and Continues improvements in Manufacturing and Operations.
Vice President Operations
Oversaw strategic set up manufacturing plants, specific production site and line improvement, Lean and Six Sigma manufacturing implementation, and culture change.
Completing all projects on schedule, within budget, and meeting quality guidelines by setting up manufacturing operations, determining production site and line improvement.
Addressing Lean and Six Sigma Manufacturing Implementation and Culture change.
Ensuring OSHA rules were strictly enforced, supervising installation of new manufacturing equipment, decreasing product lead-time, and increasing quality.
Drive process development, deployment and continuous improvement into all business areas – staffing, materials, operations, process control, manufacturing, quality, etc.
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Maximize an organization’s growth and profitability while leading and managing all company operations functions. This includes implementing potentially profitable short- and long-term programs and processes to optimize workflow. Review and approve plans to control budget spending, labor efficiency, and material efficiency, new areas of technology and customer service efficiency.
JOHNSON AND HOFFMAN, LLC, Carle Place, NY 2014 – 2015
Manufacturing of precision metal stampings and deep drawn parts for Automotive, Commercial, Electronic, and Ordnance Industries.
Executive Vice President and General Manager
Managing and supervising entire business, including Manufacturing, Tooling and Maintenance, Sales and Marketing, Quality Assurance, Purchasing. Oversaw engineering of tools, products and technology process, Production Control, Human Resources, Shipping, Engineering and Capital expenditures with full P&L responsibilities. Leading workforce of 80 people with 10 direct reports.
Implementing SPC system for Quality, collecting all necessary data, and managing the process by numbers.
Launching Kaizen system for tooling, reducing wait time for spare parts delivery and down time for fixing tools, and improving inventory levels.
Employing preventive maintenance for tools and presses, decreasing down time for tooling 40% and machines 25%.
Increasing production and sales 23% in 6 months by eliminating down time for tools and increasing overall machine effectiveness.
Introducing Clean Manufacturing process, improving workforce morale saving time and material costs, improving product quality (achieving “Zero” defect policy) and ensuring Better and Safer work environment.
Ensuring that manufacturing capabilities met or exceeded all industry and customer requirements for cost, quality, and responsiveness.
BALKANCAR NORTH AMERICA, INC., Worth, IL 2002 – 2014
Manufacturer of Material Handling Equipment, including a full range forklift trucks, conveyers, cranes.
Executive Vice President and General Manager
Led workforce of 85 employees and hands-on operation with full P&L responsibilities, including Operations, Marketing and Sales, product quality, customer service, and hiring. Tripled production capacity (from 350 units to 1100 units), and grew company from $3.5 million to over $10.5 million in sales within the first 2 years of business.
Managed employees and hands-on operation of company’s manufacturing function, whether in-house or sub-contracted, including planning, implementation and directing of all manufacturing activities.
Developing manufacturing plans, goals, product development, and future product innovations, setting organizational direction.
Champion and own the safety and quality culture in the plant by driving behavior, process, accountability and discipline within the site.
Collaborating with sales team, scheduling timelines for JIT product delivery.
Building organizational capability through developing, training and recruiting talent, and by creating structure that enables success for all employees Encouraged continuous learning at all levels and reinforced mobility of team and core competencies.
Responsible for all aspects of the plant day-to-day operations. Deliver all performance targets for the site while balancing all stakeholder needs/expectations
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BALKANCAR RECORD, INC., Plovdiv, BG 1990 – 2002
Global Manufacturer of Material Handling Equipment (forklift trucks 1000lb-30000lb lifting capacity, conveyers, cranes).
Executive Vice President Operations 2000 – 2002
Providing multi-site management and direction of all 15 production facilities
Responsible for purchasing, production planning & control of 110 vendors worldwide.
Driving out costs and improve efficiencies
In charge of Marketing and Sales
Managing maintenance and capital projects for the company.
Implementing Lean/ Six Sigma Techniques and Certification process as per ISO 9000 for entire company and products
General Manager of Plant # 1 (Final Assembly) 1995 – 2000
The Plant (Plovdiv, BG) is Final Assembly division (forklift trucks) of BC Record, Inc. with 580 employees
Responsible for all aspects of the plant’s day-to-day operations; Full P&L responsibility.
Delivering all performance targets for the site while balancing all stakeholder needs/expectations
Responsible for all facility equipment/tooling, driving preventative maintenance and ensuring equipment related process controls are in place and completed/monitored as required
Building organizational capability through developing, training and recruiting talent and by creating structure that enables success for all employees.
General Manager of Plant # 2 (Metal Fabrication) 1990 – 1995
The Plant (Plovdiv, BG) is main production division of BC Record, Inc. with 920 employees, for stamped, machined, welded and heat treated components including powder coating and refinishing, for main assembly lines of the company.
Providing day-to-day management of all departments with Full P&L responsibility.
Leading implementation of Lean/ Six Sigma techniques and attainment of ISO 9000.
Utilizing strategy deployment techniques to create "top to bottom" organizational alignment
Reorganizing engineering, manufacturing and maintenance teams resulting of doubling production (after 1 year).
Increasing the production 8 times, significantly decreased lead time of the orders
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Manufacturing and Engineering,
Plovdiv Business School, Plovdiv, BG
Bachelor of Science (BS), Mechanical Engineering,
Plovdiv Tech State University, Plovdiv, BG