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Manager Operations

Kansas City, Missouri, United States
October 27, 2016

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Goal oriented, results driven Operations Manager with 15 years experience in successfully managing and supervising multiple manufacturing operations and multiple shifts with an Aerospace, Defense and the Automotive manufacturing. A self motivated, understanding, innovative individual who has an excellent sense of driving for results. Strong skilled in the Toyota Production System, Total Productive Maintenance, standard work, kaizen, and constraint management. Extremely skilled in mentoring direct reports. Firm believer in coaching employee ownership and a hands on approach.

Lean Manufacturing

Hiring and Staffing

Organizational Planning

Process Management

Motivating Others

Learning on the fly

Employee Engagement

Managing Vision and Purpose

Building Effective Teams

Developing Direct Reports & Others

Customer Focus

Conflict Management



Lenexa, KS 2016-Current

Area Manager

Area Manager for multiple Focus Factories in the mfg. of airline components. Managed chemical mix, press, and Container departments. Collaborated with Engineering Dept in setting up first manufacturing cell with single piece flow. Implemented lean principles to aid in process validation.


Kansas City, MO 2014-2016

Operations Manager

Operations Manager for the Weld Dept. in the manufacturing of underbody automotive parts. Directed daily schedule through use of JRP through Plex. Managed ramp up of new process with 35 weld cells and 350 personnel. Worked directly with Manufacturing Engineering, Quality Engineering, and Contractors. Managed direct salary supervisors, wage roll employees, and contract employees. Ensured that all deliverables were met to achieve customer satisfaction as a Tier 1 Supplier for GM. Implemented lean manufacturing principles to include 5S, 5 why, JIT and visual factory.


Independence, Missouri

Operations Manager

Operations Manager over multiple manufacturing operations at two different locations in the ammunition and ordinance industry. Directed day to day schedules of different product lines to meet on time delivery. I ensured that both mfg. sites met day to day safety, quality and delivery schedules to meet profit goals. Greatly improved processes by creating visual work to standardize all processes to minimize errors and rework effecting cost. Converted materials and labor into finished products to maximize the profit of the organization.

Started up two new product lines with extreme success and profitability.

Decreased scrap rate to less than 1%.

Improved employee engagement through kaizen process.


Independence, Missouri

Value Stream Manager 2013-2013

Managed and supervised multiple production value streams. Ensured that the operations met safety, quality and delivery goals. Validated processes through standard work to ensure compliance.

Mentored new lead personnel on process validation through standard work.

Lowered scrap rate in one of the departments by 2%.

Project Manager 2012 – 2013

Headed up a project for standardization and to streamline the process for 7.62mm and .50 caliber commercial ammunition to increase sales. Set up standard procedures on how both domestic and import shipments were to be handled and labeled to meet DOT standards.

Led a team to map the process and accomplished changing process for other value streams.

Wrote, implemented and trained departments to procedures to meet goals.

Set up standardized labeling system for commercial packaging to meet DOT Standards.

Increased sales in bulk pack operations from 300K to 4M rounds a month.

Directly interacted with Federal Ammunition on purchase orders and completion of the orders with minimal fallout.

Operations Manager 2003 – 2012

Manager of multiple departments with increased progression of responsibility. Areas included high explosive areas of high speed manufacturing. Interacted with Quality Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering to meet and exceed departmental goals. Managed departmental budget & improved efficiency through lean manufacturing tools. Handled all decisions on schedules, overtime & maintenance projects.

Increased production from 15 million to 20 million a month while in charge of Case Operations.

Managed area that included 147 presses, 5 anneal furnaces and 9 wash/lubrication process.

Led a team to develop production pull system through use of visual factory.

Developed training plan for nine areas and implemented Job Instruction training.

Implemented Total Productive Maintenance into operations to get PMs to operator level.

Led a team in facilitating a quality plan to decrease cost of quality from 4% to 1.8% to a contract low.

Led teams in multiple failure analysis groups.

Implemented a new system to eliminate conveyance and increased throughput. Broke monthly records for value stream.

Cut cost by 104K per yr. by changing a high use item from metal to hardened plastic.

Supervisor 2001 - 2003

Supervisor for a new ammunition link operation consisting of multiple product lines. Managed the departmental budget, and exceeded goals for Safety, Quality, Delivery and maintained costs.

Set up Heat Treat operation shipped from San Diego.

Performed all maintenance on furnaces to include light electrical on the heating elements.

Set up, wrote procedures to establish a quality process to meet government specifications.

U.S. Army

Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Specialist


University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri

General Studies in Business Administration and Pre-Law

University of Maryland Hanau, Germany

Bachelors in Business Administration

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