Jackson, NJ *****
Continuous Improvement and Manufacturing Manager with emphasis on productivity improvement, cost containment, customer satisfaction and quality assurance. Recognized for incorporating a hands-on approach to personnel development and engagement, fostering a cohesive team environment. Expertise and demonstrated strengths in identifying opportunities to drive maximal production results with immediate impact.
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
DEJANA TRUCK & UTILITY EQUIPMENT, Cinnaminson, NJ 5/2014 – 10/2014
• Manage all functions and staff at location
• Implemented Lean principles to increase through-put and streamline processes; vehicle location system
• Increased production 50% over previous year
• Review and modify production schedule to meet customer requirements
ANDERSEN CORPORATION No. Brunswick, NJ 2013 – 2014
(Accepted better opportunity)
● Support and drive Continuous Improvement from procurement to delivery
● Exceeded previous production record by 200 units
● Review production schedules to identify and resolve potential production delays
● Coach and mentor team members to achieve company initiatives for Safety, Quality,
Delivery, Cost and Team development
CENTRAL GARDEN AND PET, Neptune City, NJ 2011 – 2013
Plant Manager/Continuous Improvement Manager
Led site transformation to Operational Excellence. Conducted Kaizen events.
Completed LSS DMAIC project for savings of $312K, eliminating secondary production operation.
Increased production 33% by semi-automating annealing equipment.
Mentored new Belt candidate, improving machine OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) by 30%.
Responsible for Quality Control, Sanitation, HACCP and GMP in FDA regulated facility
Implemented and trained staff in 5S, improving 5S audit scores by 41%.
Reduced setup time by 62%, from 2 hours to 45 minutes, by leading SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Die) event.
Drove Standard Work event that created cell and reduced walking distance by 6 miles per week.
Maximized productivity through VRK (Variation Reduction Kaizen) event, resulting in 68% increase.
Consolidated production and packaging operations into 1 building through implementation and leadership of 3P event.
Achieved $200K in savings by leading Standard Work event, reducing product cycle time.
Led Lean Leader Kaizen to train supervisors in Lean principles, resulting in $56K initial savings.
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GENTEK BUILDING PRODUCTS, INC., Avenel, NJ 2009 – 2011
Production and Continuous Improvement Manager
Led Continuous Improvement projects.
Reorganized warehouse, reducing travel distance by 40%.
Established KPIs and implemented LDM (Lean Daily Management), resulting in productivity gain of 28%. Scheduled machines and assigned staff.
Increased fill-rate from 80% to 94% by leading SMED event.
NATIONAL REFRIGERATION & AIR CONDITIONING PRODUCTS, INC., Bensalem, PA 2006 – 2008
Mentored production staff to meet / exceed schedule and satisfy customer requirements.
Crossed-trained and engaged staff, increasing weekly output 25% from 300 to 375 units, and setting record of 408 units.
Implemented system to ID operators in need of additional training, reducing defects by 70%.
Improved assembly process, reduced labor cost by 17%, and eliminated defects 100% through Continuous Improvement and cost reduction efforts.
Rearranged door assembly operation, reducing travel distance by 80%.
BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE, Monroe Township, NJ 2004 – 2005
Location Manager (GM)
Managed all functions and operations of the division. Drove continuous improvement.
Consolidated and moved 2 divisions into new location, savings $275K in redundant functions.
Completed plant and equipment layout of new facility with AutoCAD, reducing space requirement 35%.
Increased productivity 30% through better material flow.
LIGHTOLIER, INC., Edison, NJ 2002 – 2004
(Accepted better opportunity)
Managed and directed all employees and operations.
Interacted daily with Sales Department in satisfying customer requirements; modified schedules as necessary.
Received Sales accommodation for achieving special delivery requirements during snow storm.
Integrated new products into production; established methods and standards, equipment and tooling.
Increased output 25% by using Industrial Engineering practices and Lean principles.
ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
HAYWARD INDUSTRIES, INC., Elizabeth, NJ 1981 – 2001
Continuous Improvement Manager
New Product Project Manager
Senior Manufacturing Engineer
BS, Industrial Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ