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Manager Injection Molding

Gastonia, NC
June 30, 2016

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Thomas Cole

**** ******* ******** ****, ******** NC 28054; Phone 704-***-****); email

I am looking for a challenging position utilizing experience in Distribution, Transportation & Manufacturing. I consider myself to be a problem solver, people person and leader. I am a creative thinker who gets the job done. Seasoned Operations Manager who excels at streamlining operations to decrease costs and promote organizational efficiency. Versatile and innovative management professional skilled at seeing the “big picture” while still also focusing on the details.


Cost reduction strategies

Budgeting and forecasting

Customer relations specialist

Process improvement

Quality assurance and control

Project management



Unsurpassed work ethic


2003 to 2015: General Manager for Quickie Manufacturing, Div. of Jarden Corp., Leading manufacturer of consumer products. Accountable for all aspects of Distribution, Transportation, Warehousing, Domestic Manufacturing, Customs Compliance & Safety. Product imported from Mexico, Central America, Far East, Europe & South America.

Saved the company approximately $10 million by converting Imports to FOB and outsourcing Domestic Transportation to 3rd party.

Reduced labor costs & increased inventory turns saving approximately $1.5 million.

Sourced and Implemented new WMS. Familiar with Pkms & HighJump WMS and JDE ERP applications.

Planned and executed building addition and equipment procurement

Implemented SOP’s and created KPI’s.

Managed three specific manufacturing departments, Injection Molding, Staple Set and Assembly.

Implemented TPM.

1999 – 2002: Vice President of Operations for Hampton Industries

Responsible for all Manufacturing, Distribution & Transportation Departments.

Saved the company approximately $500.0K annually by reducing shipping costs through reorganization of picking & storage processes. Implemented improved SOP’s and KPI’s.

Consolidated Manufacturing procurement.

Consolidated planning process to improve on time deliveries, inventory reduction and turns.

Improved Inventory Accuracy from low 90% to 98%+.

1998 – 1999: Vice President of Distribution & Transportation for Fruit of the Loom

Saved the company approximately $11.0mm first year by consolidating Distribution Centers, labor reductions and inventory turns.

Implemented floor flow picking process increasing efficiencies by 58%

Initiated case and cube review. Realized 28% space savings.

Reduced Transportation costs by $ in 1999.

1990 – 1998: General Manager of Randa Corp

Constructed new facility from green field to completion and start up.

Sourced and implemented WMS

Developed and implemented VA flow system improving costs and reducing lead time and inventory

Created SOP’s & KPI’s.

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