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Manager Plant

Galena, Illinois, 61036, United States
October 13, 2016

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Bruce A. Reed

S**** South Dewey Ave. Reedsburg,WI 53959


Career Summary

A skilled production and manufacturing manager with practical experience in a diverse range of business applications. Excellent oral and written communication skills, highly personable, and proficient in troubleshooting, problem solving, and implementing solutions.

Professional Experience

DreamPak, LLC New Berlin, WI (2015 – 2016) Director of Production

Responsible for daily operations of the production facility.

Spearheaded the move of three production lines to the current production facility.

Added an additional three lines for increased capacity and new packaging formats.

Planned, designed and contracted builders for a 3 million dollar new expansion for processing at the production facility. Milk Specialties Global, Wautoma, WI (2012 – 2014) Plant Manager

Responsible for manufacturing and budget operations for the Wautoma plant.

Led the production team and supported upper-level management goals, which led to a growth within day to day operations bringing the company out of a six year deficit.

Delivered the largest EBDITA with the highest bottom line return for March and April 2014.

Designed and implemented the new plant layout which introduced four new production lines while continuing production.

Drafted, budgeted, and completed five capital projects, one of which was installed in a record 77 days.

Delivered 40 new products to the market in March and April 2014.

Consolidated five off site warehouses in to one and developed in-house trucking. Sturm Foods, Inc. Manawa, WI (2005 – 2012)

Production Manager

Responsible for manufacturing and budget operations for over 60 production lines across 6 product categories.

Managed 8 direct reports, over 650 hourly associates, and up to 150 temporary/seasonal employees.

Led the production team while supporting upper-level management goals which led to company growth from $150 to $400 million net profit.

Reduced 2 of 4 operating plant costs by 20% by converting to two-10 hour shifts, 4 days a week.

Delivered over $4 million in continued cost reductions through continued process improvements.

Served as a member of the TreeHouse SAP Falcon Team, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) Steering Team, Safety Leadership and Audit Teams, Leadership Audits Team, Leadership Advisory Committee, Lean Steering Committee, Continuous Improvement Team, Regulatory Audit Team, Sturm Foods Recall Team, and Monthly Business Unit Review Team.

Investigated all recordable injuries to root cause which prevented future injuries and maintained an incident safety rate below industry standards.


Drake University, Des Moines, IA

Bachelor of Science – Business Administration


SAP Trainer/Instructor TreeHouse Foods – Manufacturing Group ECC ERP SUITE, including LE and PP (2011)

MRA Principles of Management (2011)

Ergonomics Seminar Environmental Health and Safety Training (2011)

Lean Training Course (2010)

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