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Manager Engineer

United States
December 28, 2015

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Upland, CA ***86



Manufacturing professional with broad international and domestic experience in engineering, operations, and client relations. Extensive experience in project/program management, strategic planning, operations leadership, equipment and process design, technical staffing and development, and facilities management in corporate and divisional roles. Demonstrated abilities in high performance team-based work systems, business start-ups, and World Class manufacturing methodologies including Six Sigma, continuous flow and cellular manufacturing, TPM/TPEM (Total Productive Maintenance/Equipment Management), and Focused Improvement (Theory of Constraints).


Technicote, Inc. 2010 – present

Plant Manager, Western Operations

Reporting to the company President, provided leadership for a$27MM manufacturing operation.

Improved safety performance from an TRIR rate of 12 to a sustained 24+ months of injury-free performance utilizing behavioral-based safety systems.

Executed a financial turnaround with gross profitability improvement drive by a 20% increase in gross profit margins, 4% scrap reduction, and 10% labor cost improvement.

Provided project management for the implementation of a new ERP system (Syteline) across multiple manufacturing sites.

Georgia-Pacific LLC 2007 - 2008

Georgia-Pacific LLC is an integrated forest products corporation of Koch Industries.

Western Region Project Engineer

Reporting to the Director of Engineering, G-P LLC, directed the project engineering activities across the manufacturing facilities in the Western Region.

Successfully implemented multiple projects across the region to improve productivity, decrease net operating costs, and enhance quality. Projects involved all phases of manufacturing, including corrugating and converting operations. Met all project metrics in safety, costs, timelines, and scope.


Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation is a Fortune 500 integrated paper packaging corporation.

Western Region Manager, Project Manager (Corona, CA) (2005 – 2007)

Reporting to the Vice-President, Western Region, co-managed the design and upgrade of a 350,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility, led “Focused Improvement” and lean manufacturing regionally, and asset rationalization and optimization of assets in the region. Co-authored Manufacturing Excellence playbook detailing implementing World-Class manufacturing methodologies.

Utilizing Focused Improvement and lean manufacturing methodologies, increased productivity in excess of 20% at facilities which implemented these processes.

Recipient of Performance Excellence Award for SSCC.

Western Region Manager, Safety (Corona, CA) (2002 – 2005)

Reporting to the Vice-President, Western Region, directed the safety and health strategies in the region, encompassing 12 manufacturing facilities.

Developed safety strategies and programs that improved the RCR in the region by 73%, and worker’s compensation costs by 71%, utilizing behavioral-based safety processes and Kaizen activities.


1979 - 2001

Avery Dennison Corporation is a Fortune 500 global leader in pressure sensitive adhesive technology, office products automation and consumer labels, and product identification labeling systems, with over 200 locations in 39 countries.

Manager, Engineering Projects (Pasadena, CA) (2000 – 2001)

As a member of the corporate engineering staff, provided technical expertise and business solutions to worldwide manufacturing operations.

Program manager for the successful commercialization of the largest pressure sensitive manufacturing operation worldwide with the start up on time and under budget. The scope of this $45MM project included a 175,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility expansion, state-of-the-science manufacturing process line, and infrastructure and process utilities upgrades. This was accomplished with zero recordable injuries.

Working with the Vice President of Latin America, led in the development of the Latin American Technical Strategy, focusing in on asset-to-market alignment and equipment rationalization, which resulted in significantly reduced operating costs and increased profitability in the region.

Technical Manager (Flowery Branch, GA) (1998 – 2000)

Technical leader for the corporation’s largest office products manufacturing facility with over 400 employees and 20 process operations.

Led the integration, installation, and start up of an automated packaging system realizing annual savings of over $5MM, while eliminating the cause of stress repetitive injury.

Successfully installed two Arsoma presses to support the global launch of a new product line with sales in excess of $150MM on time and within budget.

Developed proprietary technology to produce a new global laser product in a configuration that allowed for a 70% thruput increase.

Utilizing Kaizen blitzes and lean manufacturing principles, successfully started up multiple manufacturing cells that eliminated WIP inventory between the printing/converting and packaging operations, significantly reducing working capital and improving manufacturing costs.

West Coast Finishing Manufacturing and Distribution Manager (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) (1997 – 1998)

Site leader with responsibility for operations of western region manufacturing and distribution facility with 85 employees and sales of $20MM.

Working across functional lines with sales and marketing, developed the western region service strategy resulting in no loss of market share despite the opening of a major competitor’s operation in the region.

Formulated plans to improve business metrics in areas of safety, cost, reliability, service and equipment utilization. Led the distribution and logistics network in cost improvement (10%), reliability (97%), and service (1-day lead @ 95%). Improved safety metrics by over 30%.

Served as a beta site for the successful implementation of an ERP system worldwide for Avery Dennison.

Technical Resources Team Leader (Greenfield, IN) (1992 – 1997)

Technical team leader for the planning, design, execution, and start up of a “Greenfield” manufacturing facility.

Developed and executed the technical project plan for a greenfield operation resulting in a start up in record time, under budget, and exceeding the start up operating metrics of this $37MM project.

Through innovative project planning and state-of-the-art CAD tools, completed the installation and commercialization of the process equipment in less than 1/3rd of the time per industry standards for similar equipment.

Recruited and developed an engineering and maintenance team based upon TPM/TPEM principles and methodologies, exceeding the processing equipment OEE metrics after the fist year of operation.

Implemented a behavioral based safety program which resulted in no recordable injuries during the start up and commercialization phase of the new facility.

Recipient of Avery Dennison Technical Directors’ Performance Award (1994) for excellence in project execution.

Engineering Manager (Monrovia, CA) (1991 – 1992)

Managed process, project, facility, maintenance, and safety/environmental engineering group in Avery Dennison’s oldest solvent-based manufacturing operation.

Implemented a comprehensive environmental program which reduced air emissions by 90% from the process manufacturing lines, and successfully brought closure to the largest soil remediation program in the corporation.

Negotiated the first deregulated natural gas contracts that saved in excess of $300M the first year.

Additional Experience:


1979 - 1991

Project Engineer, Sr. Project Engineer, Plant Engineer, National Service Manager


Engineering Officer for offshore oil and gas exploration


Marine Engineer for research operations, Marine Facilities

1978 – 1979

1972 - 1978


Engineering Technology (emphasis in Marine Engineering)

The Calhoon Engineering School

Graduated with honors and commissioned US Merchant Marine Officer

Professional license: Chief Engineer, USCG (Steam, Diesel, Steam Turbine, Gas Turbine)

Numerous professional training and continuous education courses

Software and databases: MP2, AutoCAD, MS Project, MS Office Suite, Syteline ERP

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