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Manager Management

Lebanon, Tennessee, United States
October 15, 2016

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Eugene E. Patient

*** ********* ***** 615-***-****

Lebanon, TN 37087


Highly analytical, performance driven professional with 20+ years of operations and production management experience.

Successfully applied LEAN Manufacturing principles to production environments for over 15 years.

Effectively leading groups up to 120 team members by setting clear objectives and maintaining clear metrics to measure results.

Very strong mechanical background with electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and automation systems.

Computer skills include MS Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint.

I take great pride in my problem-solving and time management skills. I have a strong mechanical background that helps me really understand how things work and develop systems to reach peak efficiencies.

Management style is more of a “high energy, hands on” approach. I believe you must first understand what each team member’s role and responsibilities are in order to create and maintain an efficient workload management system. Just because it has always been done a certain way, does not mean it is the most efficient way to continue.


Berry Plastics Company, Smyrna,TN

Production Manager Feb. 2015 – June 2016

Responsible for managing and directing all activities relating to high speed manufacturing operations for a plastic bottle manufacturing facility.

Maintain responsibility for all 4 shifts of a 24/7 production operation. Averaged approx. 1 million bottles production per day. Direct reports of each of the 4 shift supervisors, maintenance technicians, quality control departments, materials and purchasing.

Provide leadership and develop new avenues to improve shift to shift communications and comply with GMP guidelines.

Develop and implement New Hire Training Programs for all departments. Also, developed continuous improvement and preventative maintenance programs for all production machines, support equipment, and workflow systems.

Monitor, track and analyze production efficiencies to keep on track with facility target goals within budget.

Monitor raw materials and supplies on hand to ensure adequate supply.

Overall management of Quality department aspects including product performance, complaint resolution, and customer satisfaction.

Assure compliance with state and federal regulatory matters including OSHA, EPA, EEO and Quality Audits.

Plan and organize jobs to meet schedules and timelines with constantly changing priorities.

Monitor and review all standard operating procedures and observe that all team members are within compliance.

Ensure safe working environment for entire organization by developing new procedures and implementing all current Environmental, Health, and Safety polices.

Apply Lean manufacturing principles to all aspects of production to improve customer satisfaction through programs to provide on-time delivery that meets and/or exceeds customer quality and cost expectations.

Turner Machine Company, Smyrna,TN

Project Coordinator Jan. 2014 – Jan. 2015

Responsible for the planning, execution and closing of Automation Machine projects with focus on the end date.

Ownership of said project after being released from design.

Direct supervisor for all production center departments with a staff of 7-9 team members

Participating in kick-off meetings.

Developing the project plan from assembly through final install.

Managing communication between production teams and Sr. Management.

Managing the teams within Assembly, Wiring, Run-Off & Install.

Managing multiple projects, project risk, project schedule, project budgets/hrs., project conflicts, and project delivery.

Responsible for directing, organizing and controlling production activities.

Contributing to process improvement initiatives in conjunction with Lean protocols to drive change, maximize efficiency / production output and to plan for future expansion.

Oerlikon Balzers Coating, Murfreesboro, TN Sept. 2012 - Dec.2013

Center Manager

Responsible for managing the day-to-day activities and resources related to maintaining a multi-million dollar operation.

Direct supervisor for all production center departments with a staff of 17-20 people. Directly responsible for production planning, employee scheduling, inventory, processing shipments, delivery schedules, and maintaining the condition of warehouse and production equipment.

Delivered process improvement initiatives in conjunction with Lean protocols to drive change, maximize efficiency / production output, and to plan for future expansion

Leveraged strategic planning skills to establish product line capital goals and prepare operating budgets within budgetary parameters

Maintained department structure through the implementation of accident prevention, root cause analysis, and equipment maintenance strategies. Promoted a culture of excellence and ensured employees receive the necessary training to produce high quality work in a safe environment. Managed workflow to meet production schedule demands and prevent operational delays.

Empowered employees to drive decisions by delivering performance reviews and providing one-on-one coaching when necessary. Worked to establish a well-trained, highly motivated and effective work force. Managed production staff and ensure their long-term employee development through cross-training, and succession planning.

Gene Patient Race Car Fabrication, Inc. Murfreesboro, TN 2002 - 2012

Owner / Operator

Full service provider of complete stock race and custom car design, fabrication and consultation for top level race teams

Complete construction of race car bodies from bare frame to race ready condition.

Maintain proper inventory of materials for repairs/construction

Consulting services provided focusing on aero platform and design improvements based on the individual teams

Dodge Motorsports North American Racing Division 2006 - 2008

Aerodynamic Consultant for Dodge NASCAR Truck Division

Performed all wind tunnel and other aerodynamic testing and development for all Dodge factory supported truck teams

Attended and performed all wind tunnel, straight line, and track tests for Dodge factory supported teams at U.S., Canadian, and German facilities.

Performed data analysis of each test and generated detailed reports of test results, quality control of fabrication processes for each team

Brewco Motorsports Race Team, Central City, KY 1994 - 2007

Bobby Hamilton Racing Team, Mount Juliet, TN

Evernham Motorsports Racing Team, Statesville, NC

Brewco Motorsports Racing Team, Central City, KY

LAR Motorsports Racing Team, Nashville, TN

Sadler Racing Team, Nashville, TN

Aero Consultant and Fabrication Manager

Assisted multi-car team with aerodynamic developments and supervised combined fabrication and paint/body departments.

Worked with each team to improve race car body aerodynamic performances

Supervised fabrication and paint/body departments with 6-24 employees

Scheduled all projects to meet necessary deadlines for multi-car competing teams

Quality control of all fabrication processes to insure all requirements of strict NASCAR technical inspections performed weekly

Combined highlights include 18 wins, Daytona 500 pole, and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Championship


Bachelor of Science, Aviation Technology, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, 1992

Obtained Airframe & Power Plant License and Avionics Certifications

Management and Strategy Institute, 2014

- Six Sigma Lean Professional (SSLP)™

PMP Certification – PMP / PMI – Currently taking classes. Expected completion date is 9-9-2016

REFERENCES – (More References Upon Request)

Gary Wilson, Plant Manager at Berry Plastics, 615-***-****,

GC Hixson, Executive Director of Joint Economic Development Board of Wilson County, 615-***-****,

Gary Mann, Owner of GDM Motorsports, 615-***-****,

Kip McCord, Owner of SignWorx, 615-***-****,

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