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Project Manager Manufacturing

Cape Girardeau, MO
April 29, 2014

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Kevin C. Van Gilder

**** ***** ***** **** *********: 573-***-****

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

individual's capabilities.

Professional Experience

Intertape Polymer Group: Process Engineer

April 2012 - November 2013

Carbondale, IL

. Led the start up of new production equipment; developing all necessary

operational, process, quality, and maintenance parameters for full

production requirements.

. 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

Zachary, LA

. Planned all of the operational and maintenance work necessary to

maintain full production.

. Improved the Total Productive Maintenance procedures to avoid

unscheduled breakdowns.

. Coordinated all in-house maintenance and project sub-contracted work

for the operation.

Heflin Building Systems: Project Superintendent / Construction Manager

May 2006 - May 2007

Arlington, TX

. 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

Perryville, MO

. 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

Jackson, MO

. 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

customer requirements.

. 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

Cincinnati, OH

. 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

organizations globally.

. 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

safety results.

. 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

(BSME), 1981

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

Buildings Evaluation

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

Quality Approaches

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