John F. Bender
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
July 2007 – April 2016 Vogt Power International Inc.
***** ****** **** *********, ***** 2000, Louisville, KY. 40223
Quality Assurance Manager
Manage NCR/CAR/PAR process and train employees on use. Manage and maintain Internal Audit system, schedule Internal Audits and 23 Auditors. Develop and maintain Quality Manual, ASME Quality Control manual, department ISO procedures and work instructions. Manage ISO Audits, last 8 years with no nonconformances Identify and monitor continuous improvement projects.
July 2005 – July 2007 Siemens Power Generation, Boiler Technology Services
4400 Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL. 32826
Develop RFQ packages, negotiate and place contracts with fabricators, material suppliers and skilled labor to support domestic and international projects. Support company proposals, monitor material pricing and a tube stocking program. Develop domestic and international suppliers in conjunction with company business development plan and cost reduction goals. Qualify suppliers, develop supplier-rating system and categorize their capabilities.
2002 – June 2005 Vogt Power International Inc. (formally Vogt-NEM, Inc.)
4000 Dupont Circle, Louisville, KY. 40207
Manager of Contracts
Job duties include supervising a staff of five Buyers, ensuring compliance with ISO Procedures and company policies. Also responsible for purchasing within budget, meeting project schedules and fabricating quality products. Develop department budget, Buyer spend allocation, International supplier chain and inter-department relations. Evaluate and maintain employee reviews that are monitored quarterly and reviewed with employees annually. Team leader for a product cost reduction team that identified savings in excess of $160 K as well as sponsor of a procedure cost reduction team. Attend Sales meetings, monthly Project Review meetings and supervise the Supply Management Department when the Director was unavailable.
2000 – 2002 Vogt-Nem, Inc.
4000 Dupont Circle, Louisville, KY. 40207
Purchase major fabricated equipment within budgets and monitor deliveries and fabrication quality of suppliers. Negotiate agreements with suppliers and develop new suppliers to meet the company’s business plan. Resolve drawing issues, material delivery schedules and back charges.
1998 – 2000 Aalborg Industries
Knowledge Parkway, Erie, PA.
Senior Buyer/Procurement Manager
Purchase all required material and fabrication for HRSG and Package Boilers, within ISO procedures and company policy. Develop new foreign suppliers in a growing market with limited capacity. For a one-year period (without a Director), manage the Procurement Department and supervise seven employees. During this period a company Internal Audit showed 98% of all purchases was at or below budget and the company grew from $50 million in sales to $150 million in sales.
1996 – 1998 Aalborg Industries / Zurn Industries, Energy Division
1422 East Ave. Erie, PA. 16503
Review customer specifications, write Quality Abstracts denoting differences from company standards and attend Project Team meetings. On site supervisor for Package Boiler assembly, monitor supplier adherence to Code requirements and inspect incoming materials and fabrication to Aalborg’s Quality System. Perform supplier surveillance to ensure conformance to drawings and specifications.
1994 – 1996 Senior Buyer (Zurn Industries)
Purchase all required material and fabrication for HRSG and Package Boilers, within company guidelines and policies. Develop new suppliers and expedite orders after placement.
1985 – 1994 Industrial Engineer/Manufacturing Engineer (Zurn Industries)
Job duties included programming of CNC equipment, design of fixtures and tooling, time and method study; evaluate Capital Investment opportunities, and day-to-day troubleshooting of equipment or procedure problems. The Capital Investment program included recommendation of improvements in equipment; plant layout, work procedures, worker safety, implementation plan and final follow up analysis. Other duties included Chairman of a cost reduction committee, and member of a job site audit team. Implemented Capital Investment projects in excess of one million dollars. Develop plant layout and reorganization of the Light Fabrication Department, corrected material flow and reduced bay to bay transfer of material 84%.
1984 – 1985 Zurn Industries, Fluid Handling Division
901 W. 12th St. Erie, PA. 16514
Quality Control Inspector
Inspect manufactured, purchased and assembled products for compliance with drawings and specifications; also customer final inspection and statistical bookkeeping.
1976 – 1984 Copes Vulcan
Martin and Rice Ave., Lake City, PA. 16423
Machine Operator and lead man on turret lathes, VTL’s, mills and drill presses.
1971 – 1976 Reed Manufacturing Co.
1425 W. 8th St. Erie, PA.
Apprentice Toolmaker – Journeyman Toolmaker
Completed 8,000 hour State Labor Board Toolmaker Training program. Create tools and fixtures for use in shop, using all available machinery.
1969 – 1971 United States Army
Ft. Bragg, North Carolina
82nd Airborne Division
Education: Project Transition – Firestone Office & Credit Management course – 240 hours
Apprenticeship Training Program – 4 years Night School – Associate Degree equiv.
University of North Carolina – Business courses
Purdue University – Industrial Engineering, sheet metal fabrication & programming
Gannon University – Management and Marketing courses
Penn State – Motion and Time Study course.
Personal: Married, wife Gale Ann
Hobbies and Interests – golf, golf club repair, and archery.