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Manager Engineering

San Francisco, CA
April 19, 2016

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Ronald A. Seay

Mosheim, TN 423-***-****

Engineering Manager, Operations Manager, Project Manager

Professional Summary

Engineering Manager with 20+ years of engineering and operations management experience in consumer and industrial product industries. Strong technical, leadership, communications and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to resolve problems and achieve results. Have experience in TS/QS/ISO operating environments.

Leadership: Highly effective leadership demonstrated through motivating people to share the vision and drive change in plant culture that promotes continuous learning and improves agility as measured by safety, quality, customer satisfaction, and cost.

Process Improvements: Bottom line results in the areas of cost reduction and productivity improvements. Ability to adapt to changing business conditions and create an environment of creativity and inclusion to drive continuous improvement process.

Core Competencies

Lean Manufacturing tools

Budgeting / Cost Control

Project Management

High Integrity & Purpose

Technical Agility

Manufacturing Integration / Product Launch

Building High Performance Teams

Capital Planning & Execution

Strategic Planning

Staff Development

Professional Experience

Donaldson Company - Greeneville, TN 2000 - 2016

Donaldson Company is a worldwide technology-led filtration company with a diversified portfolio of Engine and Industrial filtration products, with revenue of $2.4 billion.

Engineering Manager 2010 – 2016

Successfully planned and executed transfer of two production lines into plant - $40 million in sales

Learned new processes and technologies, Transferred knowledge to new associates in pleating,

assembly, urethane and press operations. Seamless to our customers. Producing over 1.3 million

elements annually.

Through employee engagement and coaching exceeded cost reduction goals six years consecutively.

Yielded $1.8 million in annualized savings. Ink jet integration $190K – Automatic labeling – 294K

Researched and developed new hot melt application – major customer issue - $100K in capital.

Gained knowledge from sister plants, suppliers, process research and developed new application.

Leveraged training and accountability to improve maintenance team skills and reduce downtime.

YOY improvement in downtime of 36% in F14 and 43% in F15

Led Lean Journey for stainless steel air cleaner production department – executed Kaizen events and trained operators on lean tools – implemented one piece flow and Kanban pull system.

Reduced part travel distance by 84%, Improved ergonomics by use of parts trees

Lead time improved from three weeks to three days, Inventory reduction of 58%

Yielded a 52% improvement in labor efficiency.

Operations Manager 2005 - 2010

Budget performance YOY - improved labor efficiency 5.7% and reduced manufacturing expenses 2.6%.

Coached and directed 160 people on three shifts to produce $43 million in sales.

Used Kaizen events and lean tools to reduce cost by $1.8 million.

Improved plant safety performance by 50% YOY recordable rate 6.7 to 3.1

Focus on determining root cause and sustaining corrective action - reduced external PPM by 39%.

Manufacturing Engineering Manager 2000 - 2005

Planned and executed reorganization of AOS production, reduced floor space by 50%, implemented point of use inventory and one piece flow.

Researched and developed vibratory polishing process for stainless steel air cleaners, yielded $1.3 million in margin improvement.

Exceeded cost reduction goals four years consecutively - yielded 8% cost reduction as a percent of sales.

Successfully planned and executed product transfers - $16 million in sales – seamless to our customers.

Alemite Corporation - Johnson City, TN 1998–2000

Alemite is a worldwide leader in designing and manufacturing fluid handling and lubrication systems.

Manufacturing Engineering Manager 1998 - 2000

Implemented maintenance training and improved equipment up time by 32%.

Led kaizen teams in SMED, One-piece-flow, and TPM to yield a 40% reduction in indirect labor.

Scientific-Atlanta Inc. - Norcross, GA 1997–1998

Scientific-Atlanta Inc. is a manufacturer of telecommunications and broadband equipment with a worldwide customer base.

Manufacturing Engineering Manager 1997 -1998

Reduced department expenditures by 5.8% and led improvement teams to achieve $1.2 million savings.

Philips North American 1989–1997

Philips is a worldwide supplier of factory automation and consumer electronics.

Engineering Manager - Norcross, GA.. 1996 - 1997

Implemented re-configuration of engineering data base for build-to-order – improved delivery time 34%.

Project Manager – Greeneville, TN 1989 - 1996

Texas Instruments, Industrial Controls Division - Johnson City, TN 1986–1989

Texas Instruments designs and manufactures industrial controls for the international market.

Hardware Design Engineer

Designed mother board and CPU sub-circuits for robot controller.

Planned, budgeted, and implemented automated assembly lines for color televisions – $20 million capital.



Bachelor of Science Degree – Electrical Engineering ● GPA 3.6, EIT


● MS Office including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access

● Oracle Business software ● OSHA Safety Training, Total Productive Maintenance

● Lean Manufacturing, Six-Sigma, Six-S

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