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Director of Operations Manufacturing

Location:
Timișoara, TM, Romania
Posted:
July 01, 2016

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George Cosbuc, Nr. *

Timisoara, RO ******

Corneliu-Ioan Gligor

+40-745******

acviwq@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

INTERNATIONAL – 17 years in US, 8 Years EMEA, China - unbroken record of successful turnaround / streamlining manufacturing operations & leading companies to profitability – strong experience with large, over 4000 employees, multisite companies…

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

PhD Industrial Engineering – University of Oradea / BS Bachelor of Science Metallurgy – UTCN Cluj Napoca

Six Sigma / Lean Manufacturing – Black Belt Certified, Internal QS/ISO Auditor

Foundry Industry International Network – Founding Director – 2400+ members worldwide

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ROGERIUS MANAGEMENT CONSULT 04/2014 – now

Interim Director / GM - E.M.E.A.– Direct high C level turnaround/technology upgrades & strategy implementations, operations/financial & conversion process audits, leading multi-disciplinary/multi company teams, EPCC & CIP projects…

Mini Refineries Project – 8 Locations – EPCC +20 MM USD/location, Isobutylene Processing Plant - EPCC 112 MM USD

Major Steel Processing Mill – Gas Uniformity & Application Development 12 MM USD - CIP in process

Ammonia Prod./Gas Cracking Upgrade – 40 MM USD – in process, Ferroalloys Mill Conversion – 11 MM USD – in process

AZOMURES S.A. an AMEROPA Switzerland Company 10/2012 – 04/2014

COO – Chief Operations Officer – Leading hands on the turnaround of a large chemical processing facility/integrated multi-plant operation– 2 x ammonia cracking, 3 x acid, urea, AN, NPK plants – products range from ammonia nitrate bulk to complex NPK fertilizers; 3,400 unionized employees.

Production Direct Responsibility - Increased productivity by 11 % starting January 2013 – without capital investment

Implemented TPM – Updated Maintenance Program – 1,000 employees divested – business transfer TUPE

Restructured All Functions & Systems - Turnaround Strategy Devised & Implemented

Introduced C.I.P. – Continuous Improvement Programs – $ 200 MM Investment programs process/technology upgrades

TRW AUTOMOTIVE SAFETY SYSTEMS 10/2010 - 08/2012

GM – General Manager/Country Manager - Streamlined processes and & hands on directed daily production & new platform launches, complex critical quality customer issues - within large & complex automotive site (+4,000 employees)

Successfully executed operations improvement changeover - productivity (21%), rework (50 %), scrap, backlog, FTT, OEE,

Continuous Improvement Programs (CIP) – in vertically integrated plant – die casting, foaming, LW, Assembly, Airbag production - concept & implementation -functionality & performance at $ 6.5 MM/year validated

New plant startup – 3 locations 2,000 employees, new programs/platforms – AUDI, BMW, new processes – content relocated from Germany & Czech Republic, pilot programs/JIS BMW, Ford

Major customers: VW, Daimler, AUDI, Ford, PSA Renault, Porsche, Land Rover – company face to the customer

Complete P & L responsibility meeting/exceeding profitability targets – 235 MM EUR / year revenue

ARCELOR MITTAL STEEL CORPORATION 07/2008 - 09/2010

CEO & General Manager of Manufacturing Works - Hands on management of the organization & optimizing manufacturing productivity of large steel mill facilities, provided strategic leadership to ensure the continued growth and success of 3 regional plants…total turnaround to profitability in 1 year.

Direct Daily Production Responsibility - 95 % OTIF, 82 % OEE, 92 % FTT – First Time Through, 0 LTI

Optimized productivity vs. staff levels – increased productivity 12 % / staff reduction by 40 %

Managed directly all the CLC (Labor Contracts w. diversified Unionized base – over 3,000 employees in 3 locations)

Strong market/product development - multimillion $ investment & ROI targets achieved…

METALURGICAL DEVELOPMENT & DEVELOPMENT CENTER - US 05/2005 - 08/2008

Managing Director – Operations & Manufacturing Turnaround Management - Direct management of high profile – more than $ 50MM/year projects -achieved substantial turnaround objectives.

Manager Engineering & QA/QC – Fypon LLC – Introduced Lean Manufacturing, ISO 9000, restructured production & procedural methodology in US & China. Increased productivity by 33 % while reducing scrap and rework by 90 %.

Chief Operations Officer -Calhoun Foundry & Machine - Redirected Client Business Loss to Profitability - Achieved ISO 9000 certification. Introduction of new product line and alloys- changed this “one product” Automotive Tier 1

Manager Engineering & QA/QC – Trutec Inc. (Nihon Parkerizing Japan) reduced cost, introduced Lean Manufacturing; Improved Process Controls, scrap and rework reduction by 90 %; Developed & Improved process / applications for GSN

Plant Manager – Oakes Foundry & Machine - Full, loss to profitability turnaround for nonferrous – bronze & brass foundry facility – Restructured production flow; Developed QA/QC, reduced scrap levels from 30 % to less than 5 %;

PRAXAIR Inc. 01/2001 – 05/2005

BDM - Business Development Manager – Metals & Materials Market, US, Canada, Mexico – Responsible with direct sales & marketing growth/strategy for the North American Market – focusing on Automotive and Processing Industries for this large Industrial Gas Group – International footprint and deployment of technology

Developed & Implemented US & Canada Integrated Sales & Marketing Strategic Plans – resulted in 15 % annual new sales

Identified & Championed the development of 4 new Technology Development Programs – Foundry/Casting Process - Iron, Carburizing, Nitriding, Sintering/Brazing Process – Specialized Atmospheres, Aluminum VA Process

CENTRILIFT Inc. – BAKER HUGHES CORPORATION - US 08/1996 – 12/2000

Metallurgy & Foundry Technology Specialist -$ 1BN vertically integrated, oil pump manufacturer, with 1,500 employees on site and worldwide manufacturing & service center locations. Customers include Shell, Conoco, Mobil, Texaco, Brent, Kuwait Oil, BP, Yukos, Sibneft, other major oil producing companies worldwide – North Sea, Arabian Golf, Venezuela, Colombia, Russia.

OS KELLY COMPANY - US 03/1992 – 08/1996

Melt Shop Manager/Plant Metallurgist -Commercial casting & machining with 300 unionized employees, currently a division of Steinway Inc., specialized in large and complex cored castings made in Ductile & Gray Iron Alloys, with CNC machining and other VA operations applied…automotive, pump, infrastructure, mining commercial cast products

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

Turning around sluggish execution in an environment riddled with performance problems, is one of the major issues that I have excelled in correcting in several industries…. heavy manufacturing, automotive, steel, chemical

Revitalizing large International Manufacturing operations, restructuring aggressively while maintaining growth potential, developing new applications and improving existent complex processes – resulted in positive and organic growth…

Implementing & using REAL Continuous Improvement / Lean Manufacturing all the while being directly hands on involved / leading by example and with outmost integrity is the strong approach which characterizes my actions …

I have 25 years of experience in International Manufacturing - out of which 17 in the US and the balance in Europe and China – right now, I am looking for a new challenge in INTERNATIONAL Sr. Operations Manufacturing …



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