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Manager Engineer

Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, 74434, United States
October 15, 2016

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H. Keith Cantrell


Upper level Operations Manager with over 30 years of experience in Paper manufacturing. Strong leadership skills and can easily

adapt to new operational processes. Formal education including

Engineering Degree supported by a strong desire to succeed at any

given task.


Present – 2004 Georgia-Pacific Muskogee, Ok

Paper Machine Department Manager

Responsible for five Paper Machines total operations. Three 203” KMW’s and two 272” Beloit. Staffing including 11 Salary, 105 Operational hourly, and 25 Maintenance.

Responsible for operational and capital budgeting process.

Annual operational budget of $72MM.

Reduced OSHA recordable injuries 50% during past 5 years.

Lead the corporation in Paper Machine efficiency gains in past two years.

Lowest cost producer to the Paper Machine reel in corporation.

Executed $11MM capital spend including six projects.

Directed mill specific new product development team to produce and convert premium retail bath tissue from recycled fiber.

2004–2001 Georgia-Pacific Muskogee, Ok

Assistant Paper Machine Department Team Leader

Reduced OSHA injury rate by 70% in 2004.

Sole responsibility for two 270” Beloit Twin wire “C”’ wrap Machines and one KMW 200” “S” wrap machine.

Lead the corporation in Paper Machine efficiency gains in 2004.

Lowest cost producer among mills utilizing recycled fiber.

Reduced operating cost by 4% while aggressively managing capital spending.

Directed mill specific new product development team to produce and convert premium retail bath tissue from recycled fiber.

2001–1997 Georgia-Pacific (Fort James) Muskogee, OK

Paper Machine Team Leader

Responsible for one 270” Beloit twin wire “C” wrap tissue machine.

Increased machine efficiency and average of 2.5% year over year.

Developed machine process to improve sheet softness utilizing recycled fiber while producing tissue grades.

1997-1992 Georgia-Pacific (Fort Howard) Muskogee, OK

Pulp Processing Department Superintendent

Responsible for five De-inking Systems, Pulping operations, waste paper unloading operations and a Chlor-Alkali chemical plant.

Implemented ISO Quality process.

Reduced ergonomic injuries by 23%.

Reduced furnish cost through utilizing lower cost waste paper.

Expanded capacity through capital investment by 40%.

1992-1987 Georgia-Pacific (Fort Howard) Muskogee, Ok

Pulp Processing Shift Supervisor

Responsible for department operations on rotating shift.

Reduced crew OSHA incident rate by 35%.

Developed training process for all Operational positions.

1987-1985 Williams Engineering Tulsa, Ok

Piping Design Engineer

Responsible for Piping design of CO2 gathering system.

Responsible for Piping design of cross country piping system.

1985-1982 Williams Pipe Line Tulsa, Ok

Line Patrol Forman

Responsible for Maintenance of 580 miles of mainline pipe.

Responsible for Maintenance of two product loading facilities.


Additional Training

1978-1982 Oklahoma State University Stillwater, OK

B.S., Mechanical Engineering.

Essential Reliability Engineer Curriculum Training (Reliability Solutions) APS and ATS Trouble Shooting, DDI Interaction Management, Zenger Miller – Team Leadership, Crosby Quality College, ISO 9000, SMED, Train the Trainer, Team Concept Management, 6S, Rapid Cycle Problem Solving.


Outdoor activities including upland bird hunting, short distance (5K) running, sport fishing and motorcycle riding.

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