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Maintenance Manager

Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
October 14, 2016

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Versatile Maintenance Manager with more than 30+ years of experience, including supervising teams of 20+ and leading operations in both union and non-union production and manufacturing environments. Demonstrated history of integrating Six Sigma, LEAN, and TPM procedures, as well as supporting preventive and predictive maintenance, reliability engineering, and root cause analysis. Expertise in strategic planning, deviation investigations, CAPA, training facilitation, and variance reductions with focus on HVAC/R systems and refrigeration. Collaborative professional skilled at partnering with personnel at all levels to manage capital and upgrade projects and ensure quality control and safety compliance. Technically proficient with quality enterprise systems software.


Facilities Maintenance Management ● Critical Assets ● Plant Reliability ● cGMP Standards

LEAN, Six Sigma, and TPM ● Predictive and Preventative Maintenance ● Root Cause Analysis

FDA Compliance ● Pharmaceutical Industry ● KPI Statistical Analysis ● Design Verification


Libbey, Inc., Shreveport, LA

Maintenance Manager – Facilities, Jan 2015 – Present

Managed daily scheduling and supervision of union employees and oversaw equipment maintenance.

Provided technical project leadership for both internal teams and external contractors.

Collaborated with Engineering and EHS to develop specifications, SOPs and training programs for new

and existing equipment. Managed facilities related capital projects. Planned and scheduled shutdowns

needed for repairs or maintenance in order to minimize disruption.

Develop, administer and track learning management system for engineering / maintenance personnel development.

Developed preventative maintenance procedures and integration of Reliability Based Maintenance activities.

Headed global initiative to upgrade CMMS system, developing work order process flow and roles & responsibilities to meet best maintenance practices while reducing overall maintenance costs by over $200K/Yr at the pilot plant alone with other plants realizing initial reduction of 10-15% in overtime costs.

Participated in CI activities, reducing mechanical / electrical downtime between 3-12% while improving process and reducing risk.

RONPAK, INC., Shreveport, LA

Plant Engineer/Maintenance Manager, Sept. – Dec. 2014 (Contract assignment)

Direct daily operations, including scheduling and personnel supervision, of plant, as well as oversee maintenance of facility and production equipment. Manage HVAC, Power Distribution, Waste/Sewer/Water, Lighting, and Compressed Air. Gather data and develop designs, estimates, and proposals for system projects, as well as lead installation, troubleshooting, and repairs for systems. Collaborate with external contractors on technical projects. Facilitate training of personnel to ensure compliance with company policies and safety standards. Perform routine audits of equipment and address issues of non-compliance. Coordinate services with external vendors and ensure adherence to safety and security protocols.

Improved effectiveness of operations through upgrading equipment and providing ongoing support.

Oversaw installation of new $1.5 million printing press.

Developed Reliability Based Maintenance activities, as well as preventative maintenance policies.

Tracked orders via CMMS (ManagerPlus) and maintained corrective/preventative maintenance.

*Note – Letter of recommendation from VP Ops available upon request.



Maintenance Manager (Facilities/Utilities/HVAC), Jan. 2012 – Sept. 2014

Managed daily scheduling and supervision of union employees and Field Engineers and oversaw maintenance of facility equipment. Provided technical project leadership for both internal teams and external contractors. Trained personnel in safety regulations and ensured compliance with cGxP practices and Code guidelines. Collaborated with Engineering and EHS to develop specifications, SOPs, and training programs for new and existing equipment. Gathered data for capital projects to prepare proposals and estimates. Planned and scheduled shutdowns needed for repairs or maintenance in order to minimize disruption.

Developed preventative maintenance procedures, including implementation of CMMS system and integration of Reliability Based Maintenance activities.

Maintained compliance for HVAC/refrigeration equipment through routine audits and remediation action planning for non-compliance issues.

Prepared status updates reports and presented information to senior leadership teams.

Developed and reviewed facility SOPs, as well as facilitated related training.

Supported GMP and regulatory audits and coordinated services with vendors to ensure compliance.


Maintenance Supervisor, May 2007 – Jan.2012

Spearheaded upgrades of equipment to streamline operations, including installation, electrical controls, mechanical design, and troubleshooting. Prepared documentation in adherence with cGMP standards and deadlines. Ensured SOPs were followed and updated to reflect process changes. Supported audit procedures and identified operational gaps, making recommendations for corrective actions. Coordinated vendor services and provided 24x7 on-call emergency support. Oversaw critical spares procurement, ensuring costs were within budget guidelines. Utilized a variety of automation software, as well as tracking and data management applications; CAPA and change control. Participated in multi-year remediation process.

Developed and managed preventative maintenance and calibration program to ensure full GMP compliance of process equipment and facility systems.

Managed capital equipment maintenance projects, including requirements development.

Collaborated with QA and Engineering to identify and evaluate modifications and repairs.

Monitored $80 million in production and facilities equipment and systems, providing reports of performance, operation, and production readiness.

Reduced lyo cycle deviations by 20% through CI

Increased maintenance personnel productivity by 30-45% through effective use of CMMS and KPIs.

Instrumental role in replacement of (3) $5M, 300 sq.ft. production lyophilizers over 3 yr span.

PFIZER, INC., San Diego, CA

Maintenance Supervisor, 2004-2007 (Contract Assignment)

Supported Project Manager and collaborated on planning and direction of daily maintenance operations. Determined needed repairs and improvements and established project priorities. Assigned work tasks and coordinated schedules to meet client needs. Reviewed and approved submitted work requests. Conducted performance appraisals and pay reviews for maintenance staff. Assisted FM&E client colleagues with HVAC, piping, electrical and controls systems troubleshooting. Managed electrical motors, motor starters, and pneumatic and gas systems.

Managed onsite client support for daily facilities-related operations on a 1.5 million square foot campus with 13 buildings across five square miles.

Supervised de-commissioning process for exit of leased satellite sites and supported transition of client staff and equipment to new campus-based locations.

Collaborated with client and colleagues to implement energy efficiency initiatives.

Inspected progress and evaluated completed work performed by offsite contractors.

Previous positions include Manager (Regional Field Service and Support) for SP Industries, Inc. and Kinetics Thermal Systems, Inc. (1999-2004), as well as Facilities Engineer for Quidel, Inc. and Unisys, Inc.(1994-1999).



HVAC Certification, SDCCC, ’92 – ‘94

Fluid Flow Dynamics, UCSD, 1996

Principles of Freeze Drying, University of Connecticut, 2002

Management Certification Program, Kinetics, Kinetics Learning Institute, Internal Professional Development, ’02 – ‘04

Continuous Improvement/Six Sigma, Teva, Internal Professional Development, ’07 – ’12

Budgeting, Internal Professional Development, Harvard Manage Mentor (Online Course), 2015


Former Member, California Society for Healthcare Engineering (CSHE)

Former Board Member/Chair of Standards Committee, International Society of Lyophilization

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