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Plant Management

Vancouver, Washington, United States
October 26, 2016

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Mats H. Johansson

***** ** **** ****** *: 360-***-****

Vancouver, WA 98685 C: 503-***-****

Well rounded business leader with a wealth of experience in the aluminum industry With more than 35 years in the business in four different countries I have always presented good results from a business profit point of view and also on the productivity and efficiency side. Over the years I have gained an insight into the whole business starting with customer contacts regarding design and construction ideas, through the entire production line until delivery to the customer.


Business process and productivity improvement

Manufacturing principles and plant operations

Financial analysis, reporting and forecasting

Leading-edge technology implementation

Complex project management

Continuous improvements

Lean Manufacturing

Aluminum extrusion industry knowledge in all aspects

Supply chain management

Production planning


Sapa Inc., Portland, OR

Plant Manager, 2009-2015

Responsible for four plants in Portland, OR and one in Vancouver, WA totaling seven presses, anodizing, packing, fabrication, die manufacturing, die repair, engineering, maintenance, coatings (two lines), quality, finance, customer service, H&R, planning & scheduling and health and safety.

Managed 650 employees.

Portland stayed very profitable throughout this period.

Have been an extrusion productivity benchmark for the entire Sapa group throughout my career in various locations.

Sapa Inc., Portland, OR and Vancouver, BC

VP, Manufacturing, 2003-2009

Responsible for manufacturing within Sapa, Inc. Five sites, 550 employees.

Acquired and was responsible for an extrusion facility with 30 employees in Parsons, KS. This facility and the Vancouver, B.C. facility got closed and the business got incorporated in to the Portland plant so did the Calgary plant. Sapa Inc., Portland, OR

Extrusion and Finishing Manager, 2002-2003

In charge of five extrusion presses, anodizing, packing department, die shop, die repair and coatings (two lines).

Increased total output by 40% with 35% less employees in 4 years.

Managed 450 employees.

Mats H. Johansson

13908 NW 43rd Avenue H: 360-***-****

Vancouver, WA 98685 C: 503-***-****

Sapa Inc., Portland, OR

Technical/Productivity Manager, 2001-2002

Responsible for technical developments, synergy effects, transferring of best practice and knowledge from Sapa, Europe to Anodizing Inc.

Sapa Profiles Ltd., Tibshelf and Cheltenham, UK

Manufacturing Director, 2000-2001

In charge of six extrusion presses at three locations, two anodizing plants, one re-melt plant, packing departments, die shop, fabrication, maintenance.

Managed 500 employees.

Sapa Ltd., Tibshelf, UK

Manufacturing Director, 1994-2000

Three extrusion presses at two sites, one anodizing plant, one re-melt plant, packing department, die shop, maintenance.

Stayed very profitable during market downturn when most competitors had figures in the red.

Managed 240 employees.

Sapa GmbH, Offenburg, Germany

Manufacturing Manager, 1986-1994

In charge of two extrusion presses, one anodizing plant, packing department, die shop, fabrication, maintenance.

Tripled the output with the same production lines.

Went from a heavy loss making business to a very profitable operation.

Managed 150 employees.

Sapa GmbH, Offenburg, Germany

Technical Support in the extrusion area, 1984-1986 Sapa, Vetlanda, Sweden

Production Manager, 1983-1984

In charge of two extrusion presses, two anodizing plants, packing department, die shop.

Managed 150 employees.

Sapa, Vetlanda, Sweden

Technical Support, 1980-1982

Engineering, investments, control.

Nassjo Hus, Nassjo, Sweden

Quality Control, 1978-1980

Mats H. Johansson

13908 NW 43rd Avenue H: 360-***-****

Vancouver, WA 98685 C: 503-***-****


Master of Science in Business Engineering – University of Linkoping, Sweden, 1978 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Member of Sapa’s German board, 1997-2000

Member of Sapa’s British board, 1998-2002

Member of Sapa Inc.’s board,

Member of Sapa Technology Steering Committee in Sweden, 2002 PERSONAL INTERESTS

Family, traveling, enjoy watching all sports and is an active runner and soccer player.

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