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Manager Quality

Mentor, Ohio, 44060, United States
October 21, 2016

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****D Leeward Lane Derrick Patterson

Willoughby, Ohio 44094


Summary of Qualifications

Quality Control Manager–Production Manager–Materials/Purchasing Manager–Warehouse Manager

A goal-oriented, decisive manager with 20 plus years of experience in creative leadership. Exceptionally creative and effective organizational abilities with interpersonal skills. Powerful leadership and management expertise, especially strong planning, coordinating, and delegating capabilities. Solid problem solving abilities, with demonstrated capabilities to successfully manage multiple projects and deadlines, while achieving exceptional production results. Extensive knowledge of ISO Standards and Certifications, with Lean Manufacturing Principles (Six Sigma (DMADV) Green Belt Certified), that saved the company over $267,000.00 the first year of implementation.

Demonstrated Strengths and Knowledge

Certified Quality Manager (CQM) Certified Quality Auditor (CQA)

American Society of Quality (ASQ) ISO9001:2008 Knowledge & Certification

AS9100C Knowledge & Certification ISO13485 Knowledge & Certification

Six Sigma Certification (DMADV) Green Belt QS9000 Knowledge & Certification

Certified Weld Inspector (CWI) Plastic & Metal ISO14001 Knowledge & Certification

APQP – FMEA – Control Plans TS16949 Knowledge & Certification

Corrective/Preventive Actions PPAP’s

Lean Manufacturing Experience QAD Experience & Knowledge

Staff Training and Mentoring Statistical Process Control (SPC)

Process Improvement/Identification Customer Returns/Complaints

Confidential Material Management CMM Knowledge

Company Policy/Work Instructions Communication Skills

Organizational Skills Fast-Paced Scheduling

Interviewing, Selections, Performance Evaluations Blue Print Reading

Project Management Distribution Management

New Product Introduction Leadership and Supervision

Customer Relations MRP Knowledge & Experience

Manufacturing Process Arvin Meritor’s Knowledge

OSHA Principles & Procedures Hazmat Experience & Knowledge

Production Scheduling Materials Management

MOS Management System JIT System Management

NADCAP Knowledge & Certification

Professional Experience

Duke Manufacturing/PM Machine – Willoughby, Ohio 2015-Present

Manufactured Aerospace and Medical Device equipment. ISO9001:2008, 9100C and ISO 13485:2003 Audits, and Government Rules and Regulations.

Quality Manager 2015-Present

While working for Duke Manufacturing (Aerospace/Medical Device Manufacturing Company), handled the day-to-day operations for the Quality Department. Ensured that the daily production levels were met and/or exceeded. Handled Inventory Levels, Quality Issues, Staffing Problems, and Training. Supervised 1 Engineer, 8 Hourly Employees. Handled Materials Management and Production Scheduling on a daily basis, along with employee discipline when needed. Conducted audits for ISO and NADCAP.

Phoenix Resources – Charleston, South Carolina 2013-2014

Contract position that involved Lean Manufacturing concepts, along with liquidating the company for a future move to their corporate location in Seattle, Washington.

Operations Manager 2013-2014

Managed the daily operations at the facility which entailed dealing with quality issues, production control, staff training and discipline and creative leadership. This was a transition position that reported to corporate management in Seattle, Washington.

K.W.A. Incorporated – Kent, Ohio 1989-2013

A subsidiary of Volvo International that manufactures Wiring Harnesses, Plastic Extrusion, and Electronic Circuit Boards for the Volvo Automotive lines and prior to that the main supplier to Commercial Turf Products and their mower decks. The company was a Tier 1 Automotive Supplier.

Quality Control Manager 1996-2013

While as a Quality Control Manager, initiated and secured ISO 9001:2008 Certification in the plant on the first application. Save the company $267,000.00 a year under Lean Manufacturing practices. Managed (one) 1 Quality Engineer, (one) 1 Quality Supervisor, and (nine) 9 Quality Inspectors. Orchestrated teamwork and communication between Marketing and Production to ensure customers received Quality Parts that stood by company commitment, and reputation. Directed and assured all Quality Assurance Functions. Ensure compliance with Quality Regulations ISO9001:2008, ISO 14001, QS9000, TS16949, QAD, Six Sigma (Green Belt) and MDD Annex II and other related Quality Requirements are followed on a daily basis. Organized and scheduled management reviews of the Quality Systems. Interfaced with Production and Customer Service to ensure compliance with Quality Assurance Policies. Work with customers on all Quality Assurance processes and issues. Monitored training and cross-training programs. Ensured continuous improvement was being carried out. Maintained all aspects of the Document Control Systems. Ensured that all Internal/External Audits are scheduled and completed on a timely basis. Developed and implemented Written Instructions/Procedures for all Quality Assurance inspection functions and Work Instructions. Compiled and communicated Internal Quality Data and issues, Internal CAR’s as necessary. Monitored and insured that the Lean Manufacturing Process was being carried out daily. Developed, reviewed and promulgated Policy and Procedures. Drove Continual Quality Improvement, throughout the organization. Responsible for Incoming Inspections, Process Audits, FEMA’s, APQP’s Control Plans, PPAP’s and QA Auditor’s development. Conducted on site Vendor Quality Audits.

Production Manager 1991-1996

Managed (one Hundred and fifty) 150 full-time employees and (forty to sixty) 40-60 temporary employees at a given time. Managed production schedules for all three shifts. Directed and coordinated

operations of all components. Worked with engineering with the design of Circuit Boards, Cabling Harnesses, Component Enclosures, and Mold Development, when problems happened.

Evaluated employees for raises and promotions, along with quarterly evaluation. Disciplined employees on a daily basis. Ensured daily production needs were being met and exceeded. Ensured Lean Manufacturing was being carried out daily along with Quality was being met. Did time management studies to ensure that company is getting the full potential of all employees. Managed cross training of all employees in the Production Area. Handled Materials Management and Production Scheduling on a daily basis. While as Production manager, also managed the Purchasing Department while the company was recruiting to fill position.

Purchasing Manager/Materials Manager 1990-1991

Managed, trained and evaluated Assistant Buyers, while as Purchasing Manager. Supervised (two) 2 Assistant Buyers. Prepared and maintained budgets. Analyzed daily inventories and made adjustments as needed. Negotiated commitments from vendors to ensure J.I.T., system and implemented it. Ensured the availability of the right products at the right time to meet production. Track, Analyze, and Manage Inventory Levels and Mix. Established and maintained appropriate lists of supplies, materials, equipment, and along with suppliers. Conducted cyclical and special inventories of all stock items of supplies, materials, and equipment.

Warehouse Manager/Inventory Control 1989-1990

Supervised (four) 4 in Inventory Control and daily Warehouse Operations to include Shipping & Receiving. Managed incoming and outgoing movement of materials. Established mode of follow-up on delinquent orders and expedited and traced shipments. Conducted cycle counts for Purchasing Manager. Track, Analyze, and Manage Inventory levels of facility. Ensured that incoming product met and/or exceeded the company Quality Standards.


Bachelors of Science, Business Administration/Manufacturing

University of Georgia – Athens, Georgia

Associates of Science, Drafting and Design

Ashtabula Technical Career Center

Software Experience and Knowledge

Auto CAD 2000I Inventory 5

PkMS Warehouse Management UPS World Ship System

S.A.P. Purchasing Software MOUS Certified

MRP Knowledge (Microsoft Office User Specialist)

Mitutoyo CMM with Siemens NX7 Software

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