Charles Edward Bruner Jr.
Huntington IN 46750
Management position in manufacturing, where strong facilities management, technical expertise, and environmental compliance will improve profitability and productivity of the organization.
Innovative, computer literate manager with over 25 years of experience in the automotive industry, including facilities management, environmental compliance, engineering automation, production supervision, maintenance & tooling supervision, turnarounds, and QS9000, TS-16949, & ISO-14001 implementations & maintenance.
Successfully installed a seat frame welding operation in a 250,000 sq. foot recently closed facility in 2008.
Received the “Mike Courtney” memorial award in 2008 for excellence, dedication, & teamwork from IMA management team.
Successfully installed a Service Assembly build operation in a 36,000 sq. foot recently closed facility in 2005.
Member of small team that turned previous 2-year history of plant losses into 3 consecutive months of profits in 2003.
Achieved certification of Industrial Storm-water Operator in Michigan.
Successfully managed complex automated die cast cell and facility compressed air installations.
Successfully managed supplier for heat treating equipment upgrades.
Reduction of MRO spending budgets by more than $450,000.00 per annual in 2001.
Implementation of B&L CMMS for maintenance & operator preventative maintenance program.
Complete facility repair & update, including internal remodeling, painting (internal, external, & equipment).
Implementation of computerized tool and parts inventory systems.
Successfully implemented Team Concepts to increase output by 20% in 1995.
Fully involved in QS-9000 implementation.
A.A.S. Industrial Management Degree (International Business College)
Certified Industrial Storm-water Operator (Michigan Department of Environmental Quality)
MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, Word Perfect, Lotus Notes, Group Wise, Mainsaver Maintenance Management System, Sidearm Maintenance Management System, and B&L Maintenance Management System.
SPC, QS-9000, TS-16949, ISO-14001, Q-1
Ergonomics, Kaizen, & Poka-yoke.
Management Minded Team Development & Leadership in Transition.
Team Oriented Problem Solving (8-D/TOPS).
Value Engineering/Value Added (VE/VA) & FEMA.
Just In Time Manufacturing & 5-S.
Internal Cost Reduction & Flexible Manufacturing.
2013 to October 2015 – Pace Industries, Grafton, WI.
Responsible for total facility & equipment maintenance for the 315,000 sq, foot facility, including, Central Melt, Die Casting (Prince & HPM), Small Machines, Machining (Toyoda, Brother, Makino, & Automated Gantry line), and Paint line. Managed 34 Associates in a non-union environment.
2004 to 2013 – Ficosa North America, Berne, IN. & Crossville, TN.
(Bing Assembly Systems, Bing/Lear, Lear Corp, I.M.A., Camryn, Ficosa)
Responsible for total facility & equipment maintenance for the 175,000 sq. foot facilities, including injection molding, automated painting line, and automated assembly lines for automotive door mirrors. Managed 10 hourly associates in a union environment. Sourced by the Engineering Manager to turn around the Maintenance Department, control MRO parts & spending, and improve productivity through increased up time of the equipment.
2003 to 2004 – Pemco Die Casting Corporation, Bridgeman, MI
Responsible for environmental compliance & remediation, justification & implementation of Capital equipment purchases, Facility & Maintenance budget control & creation for a 150,000 sq. foot facility. Managed 19 hourly and salaried associates in a union environment. Sourced by the Plant Manager to turn around the Maintenance Department, MRO Budget, and improve productivity of the Plant through increased up time of the equipment.
2002 to 2003 – C. F. Gomma, Columbia City, IN.
Responsible for quality, efficiencies, scrap, and production of all major processes in assembly of automotive hydraulic brake fluid systems. Managed 55 associates in a union environment.
1999 to 2002 – SPX Corporation, Contech/Metal Forge Division
Facilities Manager – (Pierceton, IN)
Responsible for environmental compliance & remediation, justification & implementation of Capital equipment purchases, Facility & Maintenance budget control & creation for a 100,000 sq. foot facility. Managed 20 hourly associates in a non-union environment. Sourced by the Division Manager to turn around the Maintenance Department and budget.
Facilities Manager – (Dowagiac, MI)
Responsible for environmental compliance & remediation, justification & implementation of Capital equipment purchases, Facility & Maintenance budget control & creation for a 280,000 sq. foot facility. Managed 35 hourly associates in a union environment in the tool Room & Plant Maintenance Departments. Sourced by the Plant Manager to turn around the Maintenance & Tool Room Departments and MRO budgets.
1996 to 1999 – DanaCorp/Preferred Technical Group, Andrews IN
Engineering Automation Specialist
Responsible for procuring automated equipment to reduce manpower, improve quality & quantity of product produced. Concept, supplier contact, design, development, costing, and plant floor layout are part of responsibilities. Direct customer support for 3 customer assembly plants.
Responsible for plant wide production operating on 3 shifts, managing 2 off shift Superintendents, 16 salaried Supervisors, with 550 hourly associates.
Production Lead Supervisor
Responsible for 2 production departments operating on 3 shifts, managing 6 salaried Supervisors with 200 hourly associates.
Maintenance & Tool Room Supervisor
Responsible for total plant maintenance for 164,000 sq. foot facility and production use cutting and forming tools. Managed 33 associates in a union environment. Sourced by Human Resources Manager to turn around the Maintenance Department & control budgetary spending.
1986 to 1996 - United Technologies Automotive, Newton IL.
Responsible for total plant maintenance of 120,000 sq. foot facility and managed 30 associates in a union environment (salaried/hourly).
Responsible for quality, efficiencies, scrap and production of all major processes in assembly, welding, cutting and molding. Managed 55 associates.
Tool and Die
All duties for Tool/Die including production machine setup/repair and total plant maintenance operations.
References available upon request