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Portland, ME
April 09, 2016

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Jeffrey A. Mills

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New Gloucester, ME 04260



Coatings: Plating, Anodizing,Hard coatings Electropolishing and Powder Paint Process Engineer

Proficient in calculating surface area from drawings or actual parts

Have worked in an ITAR registered facility

Results-oriented professional experienced in management in a manufacturing environment including P&L and GL

Extremely successful finding efficiencies: At Mega Industries, engineered and implemented in-house chemical processing that had previously been outsourced, saving nearly $200K as well as over $20K in building operational costs in less than two years. Experience with Wave Guide (flex and rigid).

Natural leader with firm, fair and decisive management style and superior communication skills

Excellent customer relations.

Result oriented mentor

Extensive Inside/Outside and Technical Sales experience

Proven skills in creating a high morale work environment

Extensive experience with purchasing and procurement

Extensive QA experience including ISO and NADCAP requirements

Well-versed in interfacing with many industries, including experience in specific and unique needs of electrical, automotive, aerospace, defense, telecommunications, and medical industries

Private consultant for operations in varied industries, including design and implementation of highly specific new processes

Proven human resource skills including recruiting, hiring, evaluations, disciplinary actions and conflict resolution



JAM Consulting Services

Process Engineering, compliance, operational setup, management and training for coatings and metal finishing industries.

June 2013-January 2014

Operations Manager

TDF Metal Finishing, Danvers, MA

Manage all aspects of $5M/yr. metal finishing company, including quoting, sales, scheduling lab analysis, shipping, customer satisfaction, employee relations and conflict resolution.

In six months, acquired over $20K in business from new customers who did not previously do business with TDF

March 2011-March 2013

Vice President of Operations

Mega Industries, Gorham, ME [Hired as Operations Mgr., promoted to Vice President 10/2012]

Successfully managed operations and production control, ensuring on-time product shipments and quality of products.

Responsible for human resource requirements for staff of 32 direct reports

Interact continuously with production staff to ensure adherence to daily schedule, paperwork and quality procedures

Identify opportunities and implement solutions for cost and labor savings, increased efficiency and reduced waste

Conduct weekly production meetings. Facilitate communication between top management, engineering, sales and QC departments to ensure that needs are anticipated and met without production delays

Attend weekly Managers meetings with Engineering, Sales, QA and CEO

Ensure integrity of physical plant including building repairs, machinery installations and repairs, electrical upgrades, HVAC systems and grounds maintenance

Purchasing and negotiating costs with facilities-related and other vendors to ensure savings and eliminate waste in all facets of operation

Responsible for hazardous communication program and preparation of manifests for hazardous waste shipments and all required documentation

1997 – 2011

Plant Manager

Southern Maine Industries Corp., Gorham, ME

Hands on plating chemist. Operator, plating, anodizing and powder coating troubleshooter.

Complete setup of

Metal finishing wet analysis lab including training of lab technicians.

Experience with, decorative finishing, powder coating, plating and finishing with; silver, gold, rhodium, tin (bright and matte), nickel, electroless nickel, chrome, copper, brass, zinc, black oxide, black passivation of stainless steel, chromate conversion processes, anodizing, hard coat anodizing, electropolishing, plating of all substrates including aluminum, steel, brass, copper, stainless steel and other exotic materials (ie. Tantalum, etc)

Ongoing training of new hires and existing employees in plating processing per MIL SPEC, ASTM, AMS and proprietary specifications

Manage all aspects of operations including process control, estimating (up to 100 MIL SPEC drawings quoted daily), purchasing, lab analysis, plating and anodizing bath maintenance, customer relations, inside/outside sales, production scheduling and management, employee evaluations, process research and development

Instrumental in many new line installations. Ability to build plating baths as required.

Led process of obtaining and maintaining ISO certification, including direct supervision of QC department

Lead member of ISO 9001-2008 management review board

Obtained new business equaling over 40% of total company revenues for 2009-2010

Met or exceeded billing goals for every quarter. Generated highest annual revenues, largest % of sales growth, and highest profit % in history of company

Manage record-keeping and reporting for military and aerospace manufacturing and environmental reporting of chemical usage as mandated by EPA and other government agencies

Interface with and advise customers’ engineering staffs regarding issues related to process assurance and improvement Ensure all safety standards and OSHA requirements Responsible for production budget planning, evaluation of feasibility and potential profitability of new processes.

*Manufacturing Engineer for Defense Industry


Engineering Development training

Engineering Economics (University of Southern Maine course)

Project Management (University of Southern Maine course)

Statistical Process Control (University of Southern Maine course)

Safety and Ergonomics (University of Southern Maine course)

RCRA Hazardous Waste training

First Aid, CPR and Defibrillator Certification valid for two years

Active participant in Maine Manufacturing Association, NESF and other trade and business organizations

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