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Plant, Manufacturing Manager

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
October 13, 2016

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Etobicoke, Ontario 647-***-****


An experienced manager, with a proven record of consistently achieving operational efficiencies and improvements, by focusing on continuous improvement and creating effective team environments.

Areas of expertise include:

Demand Planning

Facility Maintenance

Analysis & Problem Resolution

Supply Chain Management

Preventative Maintenance

Health and Safety

Capacity Planning

Inventory Management

Process Analysis

Lean Training & Implementation

Relationship Management

Continuous Improvement Focus


Managed the activities of the facility meeting productivity and customer expectations

Managed budgets to meet facilities goals for profitability

Responsible for the company health and safety program


APICS Toronto Chapter July 2016 - Present

President (Volunteer)

TWO TECHS TELECOM 2014 - Present

Telephone system installation and repair technician

Instructor (APICS IDP) 2014 - Present

APICS CPIM review courses, Inventory and Warehouse management courses for Microskills

MARTIN ROSS GROUP, Toronto, Ontario

Manufacturer and wholesaler of fine jewellery

Director of Manufacturing and Planning 2010 – 2014

Leading 60 employees and 6 supervisors in the manufacturing, wholesale and purchasing departments

Improved service levels for manufactured product from 85% to 90% and maintained 95% for resale product lines

LIBMAN & COMPANY LTD, Toronto, Ontario (Purchased by Martin Ross Group)

Manufacturer and wholesaler of fine jewellery

Manufacturing Manager 2004 – 2010

Leading 60 employees and 5 supervisors in a seasonal manufacturing/process environment

Increased service levels from 65% to 85% by focusing the operations team on due date execution

MAURO J. GIRARDO 647-***-****

Manufacturing Manager (cont’d) 2004 – 2010

Reduced casting defects by 15% through implementation of continuous improvement principles

Increased production by 25% in 4 weeks to meet increased customer expectations


Manufacturer of a wide range of products for the electrical industry

Plant Manager 1996 – 2003

Managed 3 facilities with up to 120 employees and processes ranging from metal fabrication, injection molding and electrical component assembly

Reduced headcount at Lumacell by 12%, by aligning the facility SOP and process efficiencies

Implemented lean methodology at Lumacell facility

Reduced inventory 20% (electrical component assembly), by decreasing safety stock and establishing monthly releases with suppliers

Increased manufacturing output by 15% at the Marr manufacturing facility (injection molding and assembly) by implementing machine and tool/die maintenance program

Increased service levels, Lumacell, from 82% to 96% by focusing the manufacturing team and using continuous improvement methodology

Maintained a 92%+ service level at the Pilgrim (metal fabrication) cable tray facility, while customer delivery expectations decreased from 7 to 4 days

PILGRIM TECHNICAL PRODUCTS, Mississauga, Ontario (Purchased by Thomas & Betts)

Manufacturer of metallic electrical cable tray and cable management systems

Production Manager/Engineer 1990 - 1996

Leading 60 non-unionized employees in a metal fabrication environment; improved service levels from 75% to 85%

Re-designed the Pilgrim aluminum cable tray product line, reducing material costs by 15% and labour costs by 10%

HILL-ROM CANADA LTD., Mississauga, Ontario 1986 - 1990

Manufacturer of hospital patient room furniture, i.e. beds and case goods

Manager of Engineering/Manufacturing Engineer/Shop Supervisor

Leading 60 unionized employees in a just in time metal fabrication environment


Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto


CPIM Certification

WSIB Certified H&SC Member

Lean Manufacturing Training

Project Management Introduction


Professional Engineers of Ontario

APICS -Toronto Chapter, Board of Directors, Past President

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