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Plant Manager

Coshocton, Ohio, 43812, United States
October 11, 2016

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Alan R. Roman...

*** ****** ***** • Coshocton, OH 43812 • C: 740-***-**** •

Operations Leader with success in devising and executing on strategies that lead plant manufacturing operations to increased efficiency and profitability. Academic credentials include a Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, MBA, along with Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt training.

Core Competencies

Annual Operating Plans

Relationship Building with Community Leaders, City, State, Regulatory and Federal Agencies

Project Management

Business Planning

Budgets and P&L Management

Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Outlook

Lean Six Sigma

IS0 9001/ ISO14001/FSSC22000/HACCP/GMP

Supply and Operations Planning

Cross-functional/Cross-cultural Teams

R&D/New Product Development

Coaching/Training and Development

Risk Management/Safety,Health,Environment

The Kraft Heinz Company Coshocton, Ohio January 2015 – September 2015

Formerly the Kraft Foods Group Company. The largest food and beverage business in North America and one of the largest publicly traded consumer packaged food and beverage companies.


Responsible for the D Shift manufacturing operations on the weekend shift for a 24/7 operation.

Supervised over 100 hourly employees, production coordinator and five line technicians in a food manufacturing USDA regulated environment. Responsibe to achieve productivity, efficiency, customer service, cost, quality, safety and employe engagement objectives through both individual and team contributions in a union environment.

Trained new employees to support a multi-million dollar expansion and growth at the facility.

Responsible to ensure that products produced meet the safety, quality, productivity, cost standards and expectations for yield, delivery, and overall equipment effectiveness.

Implemented and maintained all Quality and Sanitary standards, including meeting compliance and regulatory requirements for GMP, FSCC, and USDA standards.

Completed individual and coaching behavorial observation safety audits weekly.

Supported the IL6S (Integrated Lean Six Sigma) program for new products and process improvements.

Snyder Manufacturing LLC. Dover, Ohio August 2013 – October 2014

A privately held manufacturer specializing in knitted fabrics, laminated fabrics, coated mesh, and extruded films.


Managed manufacturing, environmental, health, safety, regulatory compliance, human resources, engineering, quality, ISO9001. Led six direct and 35 hourly reports in a plastics coating, laminating, extruding and specialty materials operation in a union environment.

Reduced late shipments increasing On-Time Delivery metric from 90% to >97%.

Commercialized new product developments from R&D department.

Implemented a transitional work program to reduce workers comp costs.

Completed (2) six month ISO9001 surveillance audits without any major or minor nonconformances.

Negotiated with the Union (United Steel Workers) to settle grievances, add new positions and

amend current contract.

Flow Polymers LLC. Cleveland, Ohio June 2012 – August 2013

A privately held specialty chemicals manufacturer of custom chemicals, dispersions, process aids, and homogenizing agents for the tire, automotive, rubber, and plastics markets.


Managed manufacturing, engineering, shipping, quality, planning, risk management, EHS, hiring, staffing and terminations. Led six direct and 50 hourly reports in a 24/7 three shift chemical operation.

Completed the annual operating plan reducing DL costs by 14%, OHL costs by 6% and over $250K in savings.

Improved OEE from 70 % to 85% by utilizing 5S, SMED, TPM methodologies, and cross-training employees.

Completed a joint plant DMADV project to add zinc ricinoleate to silos with potential savings of $50,000.

Implemented 5 Why, 8D and FMEA problem solving for Customer Complaint resolutions.

Created a safety calendar in conjunction with KellerOnline training as interactive safety management tools to improve safety performance and mitigate risks.

ANSELL LIMITED, Ohio and North Carolina 1993 - 2012

A global leader in protective solutions with sales over $1.4B. Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of surgical, examination, industrial, household, specialty gloves, protective clothing and condoms. Plant was part of the industrial GBU providing fabrics, custom compounds, coated fabrics, and glove products for the automotive and industrial market. Plant closure.

PLANT MANAGER, Coshocton, Ohio ( 2002 – 2012)

Provided leadership and problem solving along with driving cost savings, while implementing Six Sigma and Lean . In charge of P&L, strategic planning, budgeting, supply chain management, risk management, environmental, safety, regulatory compliance, hiring, staffing, terminations, promotions and continuous improvement. Led seven direct, six indirect and 150 hourly reports. Participated in global and cross functional teams to support business, corporate and global strategy.

Implemented Lean Six Sigma with a cost savings of $3 M in a three years period.

Initiated and coordinated major capital projects (plant layouts, equipment, major repairs) totaling over $2M.

Developed a Skill Based Pay System to reduce overtime, absenteeism, and implement self directed work teams.

Guided efforts with strategic sourcing with suppliers. Developed a COPQ model saving $1M over five years.

Implemented Ansell Safety Calendar, START Safety Training and use of FMEAs for internal risks, reducing LTIs, MTIs and Days Lost to zero incidents for three consecutive years until plant closing.

Senior Project Lead directing cross-cultural teams in the transfer and sale of assets according to the global business strategy. Plant closure and sale of assets for a cost savings of $3.5M.


Master of Business Administration, Kent State University

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, University of Akron


Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (Certificate of Achievement, Villanova University), Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training, (Certificate of Course Completion, The Ohio State University), Six Sigma Green Belt (Certificate of Achievement, Ansell)


American Chemical Society, ACS Rubber Division, American Society for Quality

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