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Maintenance Manager

Oxford, Wisconsin, 53952, United States
October 18, 2016

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Kent Ranney

Oxford WI



Manufacturing professional with over 20 years of experience in operations management, ranging from departmental to total plant management. History of excellent labor relations in union and non-union environments. Highly efficient production techniques, and quality control processes. Successful history of designing and implementing preventative and predictive maintenance programs. Track record of successfully reducing costs, improving profits, and streamlining operations. Proven ability to successfully manage OSHA required programs and audits. Ability to build and lead successful teams.


Designed and implemented min/max level controls for one million dollar inventory reducing overhead by 40%.

Assisted in the design and implementation of financial flash reporting.

Developed and implemented a full health and OSHA safety program for multiple manufacturing facilities.

Increased recycling plant production by 300% by integrating technology, equipment and driving process improvement.

Built and implemented a full preventative and predictive maintenance program for automated packaging equipment.

Integral part of two ISO 9000 implementations.

Integral part of a leadership team that was responsible for turning a branch scrap metal facility from a $400,000 year loss center to a $200,000 per year profit center.

Integral team member for startup of 300 flights per day new airline catering business.

Proven leader with the ability to train and develop direct reports.


Global Aviation Services, Eagan, MN

Director of Maintenance 2014

National Manager 2012 - 2014

As a Director of Maintenance I lead and managed three regions consisting of 22 unique GSE/ Fleet maintenance shops. Full P&L accountability for all regions. Manage10.2 million in maintenance revenue from all regions.

Direct report to the Company President.

Lead and developed direct reports. Put in place succession planning.

Hired and trained three new National Managers for the West Coast, Southern and Central regions.

Implemented SMART goals for each direct report.

Developed and implemented individual station budgets for 22 stations.

Managed regions (West Coast, Southern and Central) or individual maintenance shops (Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Tulsa, Las Vegas) as necessary.

Created and implemented capitol plans for each of the three regions.

Point of contact with airports for permitting and badge signer requirements.

Assisted in the development and implementation of a CSM program.

Full final approval on non capex expenses.

Assisted in the development of flash financial weekly reporting.

50% travel spent visiting each regions individual shop locations.

Technical specialist for airline catering trucks.

Extensive customer contact.

Managed new business/shop location startups.

As a National Manager I lead 8 regional unique GSE/Fleet maintenance shops located in three regions (West Coast, Southern and Central). Responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of those 8 locations with shop managers. Managed the P&L, and budget responsibility of a fast paced 24 hour airline environment.

Full P&L responsibility, including expense approval at required levels.

Created budgets and capitol plans for each shop.

Assisted shop managers with day to day operations.

Managed overall productivity to company standard of 85%.

Managed hiring, discipline and termination decisions of all staff including Managers and Administrative personnel.

MMS systems expert including training new employees where necessary.

QMS and lean auditing.

Shop audits including ISO, equipment, PMI performance, and shop safety.

Completed inventory audits and follow ups.

Extensive travel of up to 90% to each shop in the Western region.

Extensive customer contact, and critical problem solving in locations where local shops needed additional support.

Managed local shops in absence of a manager.

Point of contact for all Global shops with high lift catering truck issues.

Hands on maintenance support where necessary.

LSG Skychefs

Maintenance Manager 2005-2012

Manage all maintenance activities for an airline catering kitchen and fleet of specialized catering vehicles. Manage an annual operating budget of 1.8 million and a staff of 10 maintenance personnel in a 24/7/365 union work environment.

Integral team member for startup of 300 flights per day new business.

Maintained a fleet of 70 catering and support vehicles with less than 10 maintenance related delays on 110,000 flights a year.

Lead and designed LEAN initiatives for maintenance functions in Minneapolis.

Managed capital projects totaling 3.2 million dollars over the last three years, including USDA and FDA required upgrades for retail packaging.

Upgraded and maintained a rack cooer and freezer system. Experience with Ammonia Systems, as well as 404a and R22 refrigerant.

Maintained and optimized an ice making plant producing 48,000 lbs. of ice per day.

Responsible for upgrading existing packaging equipment to meet new airline standards.

Lead mechanical upgrades and daily maintenance of 1 champion and 2 Hobart dish machines capable of each washing 5000 dishes per hour.

Managed all maintenance vendor contracts for HVAC, refrigeration and elevator service.

Rejuvenated and managed CMMS system for optimum maintenance performance.

Managed all waste water testing, treatment, and reporting to MCES for 20 million gallons per year.

Lead and managed a program to reduce water usage by 5 million gallons per year.

Developed an accident investigation process for OSHA related and vehicle accidents adapted company wide.

Served on the management safety steering committee.

Designed maintenance self-audits for OSHA that were adapted company wide.

Part of the BIT (Business Improvement Team) for Minneapolis operations.


University of Wisconsin

Madison, WI

Mechanical/Dairy Science, Associate

Almeda University

Boise, ID

Business Administration B.S.


Minnesota Food Managers Certificate

ISO 9000 internal auditor training/Lean Kiazan training

OSHA 80 hour safety training - Minnesota Safety Council, 2004

OSHA 80 safety and audit training. 2008

First Aid and CPR certified

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