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Manager Plant

Mars, Pennsylvania, 16046, United States
October 27, 2016

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Manufacturing, Operations, Materials, Quality, Finance

Accomplished leader, strategic planner, and plant operations improvement strategist with more than 20 years of experience positively impacting the profitability and performance of manufacturing facilities. Equipped with results-focused business philosophy with significant emphasis on process improvements, workplace relations, team building and profit revitalization.

P&L Management Six Sigma Lean Manufacturing Budget Management

Plant Operations Management Corporate Communications Customer Relationship Management

Capital Planning Strategic Planning International Operations Quality Control Organizational Development


RYERSON, October 2011 – October 2016

A steel service center specializing in coil processing, sawing, polishing, slitting and plasma cutting used in truck, automotive, industrial and commercial industries.

General Manager

Multi-site management of Ryerson’s Pennsylvania and Kentucky operations.

Key Achievements:

Increased cut to length processing efficiency by 22% while reducing headcount 14% through Lean.

Improved on-time-delivery by 15% through standardization of packing and shipping.

Reduced costs YOY by 6%.

Reduced plant incident rate 40%, taking the facility over 480 days without a recordable incident.

MODINE MANUFACTURING, Ohio / Mexico 1999 - April 2011

A $95M, 550 person Maquiladora specializing in engineered round tube plate fin and CAB brazed aluminum heat exchangers used in the HVAC, truck, automotive, agriculture and commercial industries.

Multi-Site Plant Manager (2009 – April 2011)

Multi-site management of Modine’s multiple business unit operations in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, direct 10 employees and indirectly lead 550 employees.

Key Achievements:

Managed the greenfield plant start-up operations, completed within budget, on time and with 100% on time delivery.

Reduced scrap 30% and reduced assembly labor by 25% through Lean manufacturing.

Exceeded financial performance indicators by over 20%.

Plant Manager (2004-2009)

Based in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, direct 7 employees (finance, materials, engineering, manufacturing, quality, human resources and distribution/inside sales), and indirectly lead 430 employees. Manage the P&L, budget, capital planning, safety management, and strategic planning. Review and assess annual business plan. Direct and manage the internal sales team. Collaborate with Sales on markets, new products, customers, and pricing.

Key Achievements:

Transformed a poor performing plant to rank #3 of 32 manufacturing plants worldwide.

Led the sales group in strategically analyzing margins by product, markets and development of products.

Planned and launched Toyota Production System initiatives to achieve 20% greater productivity and 20% reduced labor cost.

Reduced manufacturing costs $2.5M and exceeded gross profit plans for 10 quarters.


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Plant Manager (2002-2004)

Based in Toledo, Ohio, provided expertise in budgeting, forecasting, production, HR, operations, and financial management. Responsible for expense control, capital planning, budgeting, safety, mentoring, training, problem resolution and performance evaluations for a team of 5 direct reports and 23 indirect team members.

Key Achievements:

Earned the ‘President’s Award’ for best manufacturing facility among 32 plants worldwide.

Reduced scrap 55% and improved first-pass yield 40% and PPM 48%.

Reduced labor costs 26% by applying Lean manufacturing techniques and reduced manufacturing costs 8% for $900K year-over-year improvement.

Attained QS9000 and ISO14001 certifications.

Earned the DaimlerChrysler ‘Supplier of the Year’ award.

Materials Manager (2002)

Chief leadership of supply chain, logistics, and production scheduling, overseeing sourcing, inventory control, and process improvement. Established and implemented short and long-range operational goals, policies, and procedures; monitored and evaluated operational effectiveness.

Key Achievements:

Increased inventory turns 23% and implemented new logistics routes to reduce transportation costs 15%.

Reduced costs 50% by resourcing to China, and resourced other product to US supplier to cut cost 40%.

Achieved 0 line shortages at DaimlerChrysler and earned their ‘Supplier of the Quarter Award’ 3 times.

Quality Manager (1999-2002)

Facilitated plant start-up operations, leading supply chain management, benchmarking, continuous improvement, and product compliance.

Devised and launched supply chain management and development processes to monitor and evaluate supplier performance.

Maintained responsiveness for organization objectives and customer needs. Identified, established, and managed strategic relationships to leverage significant business opportunities.

Generated 0 PPM through facility launch and pre-launch builds, and reduced scrap by 42%.

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Career Note: Additional experience as Quality Manager for CeramTec (1997-1999), Quality Manager and Quality Engineer for Alphabet, Inc. (1994-1997), Plant Manager and Management Trainee for American Exo-Chemical Corp (1990-1991).


MBA, Management

Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio

BA, Business Administration; Operations Management

Grove City College, Grove City, Pennsylvania


Texas A&M Executive Education Program in Industrial Distribution Toyota Production System

Modine Organizational and Operational Excellence Program Six Sigma Green Belt

Electrical Engineering Coursework (3 years) Total Quality Transformation Facilitator

Strategic Planning, Internal Auditor, SPC, APQP, PPAP, FMEA

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