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Engineering, Quality and Value Stream Management

Spring Hill, Tennessee, United States
November 17, 2013

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**** ********* ***., ****** ****, TN 37174

(615) *** ****





MS - Mechanical Engineering



BS - Mechanical Engineering


03/13 - Present CARAUSTAR, Inc.

Quality Manager - Nashville, TN

( Led Lean process with result

oriented projects

( Led implementation of SQF quality


( Improved equipment uptime and

repair costs via cost effective solutions

( Enhanced customer satisfaction by

4W/5Why/8D addressing of root cause

( Leveraged cross functional teams

to improve business processes

11/12 - 03/13 CORMETECH, Inc.

Engineering & Quality Manager -

Cleveland, TN

( Evaluated alternatives for in

process monitoring/control of chemical concentration

( Analyzed mixing characteristics

and effects on downstream process parameters

( Improved team work, performance by coaching and

structured problem solving

( Mentored engineers on being

proactive and developing solutions with associates


(5 months) Value Stream Manager - Rutherfordton, NC

( Managed $15M revenue business

( Led team to improve productivity and reduce cost

by 10%

( Planned for cellular manufacturing

( Improved scheduling process with level loading

( Maintained safety performance, quality - scrap <


( OTD > 90%

(6 months) Manufacturing Technology Manager and Value

Stream Coordinator - Wuxi, China

( Developed team to specify capital equipment and

sourced components

( Worked with suppliers to define product and

quality expectations

( Completed Make vs Buy analysis

( Planned and deployed one-piece-flow cells

( Created plant layout for $18M expansion

Engineering & Quality Manager - Pulaski, TN

( Managed capital investments

( Managed supplier, manufacturing, customer quality

and quality systems

( Led CI/Lean projects, developed

business plans

( Supervised Maintenance team on

predictive, preventive and upgrade strategies

( Mentored and developed

professional associates

( Problem solving using TPS

4W/5Why methodology

( Leveraged global product/design

engineering for DFM

( Received first Quality Award for

plant for significant improvement

4/00 - 12/06 EATON CORPORATION, Athens, GA

Assistant Quality Manager -


( Mentored metrology team in transition from

being supervised to self managed

( Managed Quality Systems (all

audits) per QS9000, TS16949 requirements

( Prepared and/or presented monthly all employee

meeting and quality reports

( Conducted monthly quality meetings

with quality group and assembly manufacturing associates

( Drove improvement of manufacturing related

issues - PPM, R/1000 etc.

( Interfaced with customers through in-house and

site visits

( Managed customer returns and

addressed issues with manufacturing/engineering via 8D process

( Oversaw Metrology lab, product

audit testing, and budget maintenance

( Participated in new product launch meetings

identifying gage needs, machine run-off

( Generated cost savings through lean and value

added methodology

Manufacturing Engineering

Supervisor/Team Leader - Superchargers

( Supervised Manufacturing and

Quality Engineers/Technicians

( Improved most significant

bottleneck cell increasing plant output by 25%

( Transformed a dysfunctional

group into cohesive team with clear goals and expectations

( Created an environment of

addressing root causes and understanding needs of internal customers

( Ensured high level of Operator

involvement in monitoring production, training and troubleshooting

( Planned implementation of over

$3.5M of new capital in key areas to improve productivity

( Maintained cell budgets

including capital and MRO

( Implemented Kanban both within

cells and between cells reducing WIP by over $50,000

( Generated cost savings over


( Used Visual Management tools

to create high level of awareness

( Outsourced based on equipment

performance, cost of rebuild and Make vs. Buy analysis

( Supported all new product

launches and QS9000 audits

( Monitored cell capacity vs.

demand and addressed manning issues with Supervisors

( Improved key plant metrics

including scrap reduction 0.39% to 0.1%, sales per employee through

Eaton lean tools such as 5S,

TPM, Kanban, CFM, Standardized Work, Setup reduction, Error proof

10/99 - 4/00 SCHRADER BRIDGEPORT Int. Inc., AltaVista, VA

Senior Manufacturing Engineer -

Valve Core Unit

( Responsible for technical

management, training and CI activities in producing 200,000 cores per day

( Improved equipment output in

machining, assembly through team oriented problem resolution by 25%

( Setup PM, spare parts and tool

management programs increasing equipment uptime by 10%

10/95 - 10/99 ROBERT BOSCH CORPORATION, Charleston, SC

Senior Manufacturing Engineer - ABS


( Responsible for lead role in

technical management of capital acquisition for new model introduction to

CI activities in producing

8000 ABS units per day

( Supervised 2 Engineers

responsible for precision component manufacturing

( Planned and ordered capital

equipment worth $5M for processing and assembly, maintained budgets

( Participated in make/buy

analysis and procurement team for purchased parts

( Led cross-functional team in

documenting and implementing procedures for QS9000 certification

including process FMEA and

equipment set-up

( Coordinated visual management

of key indicators including quality, productivity and delivery

( Facilitated improving of

equipment output through CI teams consisting of Plant and Supplier


resulting in savings of over

$1m in investments

( Designed cell for lot

production resulting in 95% distance, 90% WIP, 92% throughput time


10/94 - 10/95 SCROLL TECHNOLOGIES, Arkadelphia, AR

Senior Manufacturing Engineer -

Scroll Compressor Operations

( Responsible for capacity

increase related capital acquisition for scroll profile machining and CIP

activities in producing 600

compressors per day

( Bought off $1m worth CNC Mills

with dual spindles, twin rotary tables for machining cast iron scrolls

( Promoted and implemented

Cartesian coordinate milling process reducing machine downtime by 75%

and eliminating rebuilding

costs of rotary tables

( Participated in Kaizen

workshop resulting in throughput increase of 20%

( Facilitated team activities to

optimize machine setup and create training documentation

( Provided operator gage feedback for machine

offset related correction on slot grinder


Lean Leadership - TPS

Eaton Business Excellence (Malcolm Baldridge Award Process)

Positive Management Leadership


Shainin Problem Solving

German language - ZdaF


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