Kevin C. Van Gilder
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 Cell: 573-***-****
Operations Management / Manufacturing / Engineering / Construction
Proven and experienced leader utilizing my passion and expertise in leading
and developing people to get the results the business requires by bringing
a unique combination of proven skills in operations management,
organizational effectiveness, and engineering. I engage all employees to
get results with a common business objective respecting and leveraging each
Intertape Polymer Group: Process Engineer
April 2012 - November 2013
. Led the start up of new production equipment; developing all necessary
operational, process, quality, and maintenance parameters for full
. Planned and executed new product development machine testing.
. Provided solutions for follow up to daily issues concerning safety,
production and quality barriers.
Southeast Missouri State UNIVERSITY: Building Maintenance Superintendent
August 2010 - February 2011
Cape Girardeau, MO
. Responsible for all building maintenance required for all University
buildings and satellite campuses.
. Direct managed the maintenance crews to get the work completed on a
priority basis and developed plan and schedule.
. Changed the culture of the work crews thru implementing
Organizational Effectiveness Principles; exceeding all staff, faculty
and resident life customer requirements.
Georgia Pacific Consumer Products: Maintenance / Operations Coordinator
May 2007 - August 2008
. Planned all of the operational and maintenance work necessary to
maintain full production.
. Improved the Total Productive Maintenance procedures to avoid
. Coordinated all in-house maintenance and project sub-contracted work
for the operation.
Heflin Building Systems: Project Superintendent / Construction Manager
May 2006 - May 2007
. Responsible for all aspects to build facilities on site working
directly with the customers and architects.
. Built multiple facilities across two states on time and meeting all
customer requirements at or below initial budget.
. Planned and scheduled all construction activities developing and
implementing options to overlap activities to reduce construction
Robinson Construction Company: Project Manager
June 2005 - April 2006
. Developed the policies and procedures to be used by the company for
project and construction management.
. Project manager for several projects including municipal facilities
and rebuilding efforts for disaster relief.
CLM Pallet Recycling: Plant Manager / Startup Manager
April - December 2004
. Transformed the total operation to transition the manufacturing
facility from a start-up situation to full production.
. Redesigned the facility utilizing Lean Manufacturing concepts to
increase production 59% and improve the quality by 15% exceeding
. Increased the employee retention rate from 40% to 88% by promoting
diversity in the workplace and establishing a team based culture
between management and the workforce.
Independent: Manufacturing / Engineering / Construction Consultant
2002 - 2004
. Analyzed the current status of multiple manufacturing facilities to
determine the best course of action for the leadership to apply from
Organizational Effectiveness concepts.
. Developed and conducted training on structuring work systems with an
integrated approach achieving front line support..
Procter & Gamble Company
1982 - 2002
Manufacturing Operations Manager, Integrated Work Systems Global
Global Baby Care Business Corporate, Cincinnati, OH - (1999 - 2002)
. Led the development and execution of strategic plans for manufacturing
and engineering which led to Organizational Effectiveness in P&G
. Developed engineering review, project, and construction management
processes to support the integrated approach.
. Achieved $270 Million in capital savings for engineering and $30
Million in expenditure reductions for manufacturing.
Manufacturing Operations Manager, Integrated Work Systems North America
North American Baby Care Corporate, Cincinnati, OH (1997-1999)
. Combined the concepts of High Performing Work Systems, Leadership
Strategies, Lean Manufacturing, Equipment Reliability Systems, Total
Quality Approaches, and Total Predictive Maintenance to implement as
an integrated approach.
. Consulted and trained multiple P&G manufacturing plants on how to
achieve reduced costs through this integration across North America.
. Globally trained and benchmarked the best of work system design
utilizing the 360 approach.
Operations Manager & Site Safety Leader, Manufacturing Facility, Cape
Girardeau, MO (1994-1997)
. Managed a 350 person production organization consisting of two
different product types, accomplishing a complete start-up of
relocated machinery and a global launch of a new product line.
. Achieved global benchmark results in production, quality, cost, and
. Directed all of the plants' safety systems; including prevention,
behavior analysis, training, and the site strategic plan for safety,
leading the 1100 person site to a 0.5 RIR rate and zero lost time
injuries for over a year.
Plant Engineer, Manufacturing Facility, Cape Girardeau, MO (1991-1994)
. Led all on-site engineering, construction, facilities / utilities,
capital management, risk management, and site security.
. Reduced General Plant Overhead costs by 20% eliminating waste through
restructuring and changing the work culture in a plant support
. Achieved zero incidences in the site risk management areas.
. Recognized corporately for the total flood control efforts developed
and implemented during the great Mississippi River flood of 1993,
allowing the facility to stay in operation to ship 33% of the North
American business without delays.
Education and Professional Development
University of Kentucky, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
1989 - 2013
LEED Green 30hr Certification (CMP) for Building Design and Construction
(BD+C) Completed in 2013
OSHA 30 Certified (Completed September 2011)
Missouri S.A.V.E. Certified, Post Earth Quake & Wind Damage Safety of
Lean Manufacturing International Work Shop and Simulation, University of
Kentucky Center for Manufacturing
Integrated Work Systems Consulting Work Shop (Organizational Effectiveness)
Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance
Project Management Basic and Advanced, Project Management Institute (PMI)
Statistical Analysis / Six Sigma, University of Tennessee - Three week
advanced instruction course
Quality, Productivity, and Competitive Position, W. Edwards Deming - Total