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Plant Manager

Hamburg, NJ, 07419
March 23, 2021

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I am an Accomplished Hands-On Professional with proven leadership, communications, people and manufacturing skills. With a high energy, results oriented, team building mind set. My track record for bringing plants and people forward in a positive way are documented with the 3 Companies that I have work for. With my extensive training & certifications, all goals will be achieved.


Using Production efficiency matrix and tools, Employee Involvement, Lean Manufacturing, 5S/5Y, Root Cause, ISO, GMP, OSHA and Health, Safety & Environmental training techniques


Operations/Quality Manager – Rotuba Extruder Profiles 2015 – Active

Ask to come in and establish the Quality dept. and ISO Certification. Write the Quality Manual and Work Instructions, SOP's.

Establish the Quality Certifications for QC Technicians, Production workers, Foremen and Engineers.

Reduce the Customer complaints from $400,000 to $60,000 a year in a 2 year period.

VP/Operations Manager VISIBLE SAFETY USA 2003 – 2015

Took established company in Canada and revamped the existing manufacturing process. Then started up a new production facility in US.

Designed & set-up new plant, layout, procedures & training (GMP, SOP/SOC, all Safety/Heath/Environmental programs) Extrusion production, Injection molding/Thermoforming, Compounding/blending operation.

Developed new product and process that created 18 million dollars in new revenue.

Wrote procedures, training manuals. Designed & developed PE, Polycarbonate and PVC Safety Products for the Building Safety Industry. Used Lean, 5S, 5Y and Root Cause techniques to allow for smooth transition. Wrote and implemented ISO9000

General/Operations Manager - GENERAL FOAM / GENERAL Vy-Coat, 1997-2003

Designed a material waste reuse program that resulted in $700,000 savings annually.

Initial task was to turn around a facility in need of restructure which was losing 1.4 million a year. Accomplished the red to green in 8 months. Sign production, insulation products for airplane wall cavities, photoluminescent & cosmetic formulations and products, Truck and Boat seating’s, nail polish and coatings

Full P&L responsibilities, production, hiring, Safety/5Y/5S/OSHA training. Revamped extruding sheet process, compounding/blending, casting, injection molding operations, PE, Polycarbonate, PVC products for the health and beauty, building, Safety home industries.

Wrote, trained and implemented ISO9000 & employee involvement & HS&E Programs

Production/Operations Manager, MANVILLE CORP, 1976-1997

Direct day-to-day production operations of Extruded Products (44 plus million business featuring up to 120 employees).

Wrote and trained the Employees in SOC, SOP, ISO and HS&E programs

Headed up R&D initiatives to develop and launch new products.

Developed a regrind program that allowed cost reduction of 11%.This process is still used today at that facility

Launched the first 25/50 E-84 Rated Rigid / Semi-Rigid PVC Sheet for Pipe Coverings

SET-UP Extrusion process, Dry Blend Compounding Operation.

Wrote, implemented and educated employees on HS&E programs

Stream Line Extruding Process (sheet extrusion)

Set-Up and Execute Injection Molding Machine.

Three Comet Thermoforming Machines for various products.

Developed, formulated, compounded & tested new PVC formulations, including ASTM E84, 25-50 (fire and smoke) rating for pipe coverings. Still used today.


RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, Business Management

Certifications: -Advance Safety Certification (A.S.C.) National Safety Council

-Managing Techniques Safety EI Dupont De Nemours

-ISO9000 and OSHA Certified Manville (annual)

-Employee Inv. & Quality Circles Training Manville (annual)

- Lean/Sigma, 5Y, 5S, GMP and Root Cause Certified

- Computer skilled, Excel, SAP, Spreadsheets, etc.

Patent Pending: 1) Developed first E-84 25/50 smoke and flame rigid/semi-rigid PVC sheet for indoor/outdoor applications to insulate pipes. 2) Developed rigid/flexible/semi-flexible photoluminescent vinyl & sheet products to meet new emergency evacuation egress codes (NYC Local Law 26)

Brian Linkevich 908-***-****

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