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Plant Manager

Dalton, Georgia, United States
October 19, 2016

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Ronny Dale Lanham

**** ********* **, ***** ****, GA 30740 • 706-***-**** •

Professional Summary

Experienced Plant Manager with a proven track record of building successful teams focusing on safety, quality and efficiency. Skilled at using positive reinforcement to motivate and develop leaders for optimum results in manufacturing.


Operations, Safety & Quality Management

ISO9001 Implementation

Bi-lingual in Spanish

P&L Responsibility

Regulatory Compliance

Continuous Improvement

Corrective & Preventive Actions

Incident Investigation

Inventory Management

Purchasing & Procurement

Budget Planning


Professional Experience


Adairsville, GA

June 2015 to Present

Plant Manager

Built supervisory staff for multi-operation manufacturing of specialty containers and corrugated products with 150+ employees.

Reorganized administrative roles to improve customer service, order processing, purchasing, production scheduling, accounts payable, accounts receivable and human resources.

100% increase in bottom line profitability with a 20% decrease in corrugate and lumber raw material waste in first five months.


Augusta, GA

July 2014 to June 2015

Supply Base Manager

Oversaw purchasing of various commodities of materials used in manufacturing of larger residential tractors and mowers.

Facilitated daily conference calls with “at-risk” vendors to confirm action and recovery plans were being executed to ensure on-time delivery of raw materials to support manufacturing.

Interviewed, assessed and approved vendors (international and domestic) to accommodate for increased production or vendors with capacity and/or delivery issues.


Dalton, GA

May 2013 to July 2014

Plant Manager

Managed seven direct-report supervisors, in a fast-paced, high volume, 250+ employee flooring sample manufacturing company.

Implemented employee development programs and manufacturing processes, which resulted in better on-time delivery, reduced overtime, increased productivity and improved employee morale.


Chattanooga, TN

March 2007 to May 2013

Plant Manager

Effectively increased efficiencies in production through capital expenditures and employee training, while maintaining high profit margins in chemical adhesives manufacturing.

Developed and implemented procedures for ISO9001 certification.

Successfully completed 1000+ workdays without a loss time accident.

Implemented Quality Control department, including QC manager, procedure development, as well as, performing system audits.

Maintained hazardous materials regulatory compliance certification for the safe storage and multi-modal domestic and international shipping of dangerous goods.

Worked closely with R&D on new product releases, including batch tests, performance testing and analysis, new raw material procurement and system implementation.

Maintained strict adherence to policy for proprietary formulations, through document control, batch sheet management and raw material identification coding.

Coordinated all environment and safety aspects in compliance with OSHA, DOT and EPA standards for raw materials, aerosol filling, de-gassing and waste disposal.

Maintained bi-annual certification and created employee manual to facilitate company training for air and ocean shipping of Hazardous Materials and Dangerous Goods.

Partnered with department leaders to create Installation Guides, Technical Data Sheets and Material Safety Data Sheets for existing and new products.


Dalton, GA

May 1999 to March 2007

Plant Manager

Managed operations of a start-up sample manufacturing company specializing in hardwood, resilient, laminate and ceramic tile flooring.

Facilitated relocation of plant manufacturing operation.

Directed new hires and disciplinary action functions for Human Resources.

Coordinated procurement, purchasing, set-up and training for new machinery.

Overseen flow of information to and from customers, pertaining to all aspects of sample orders, including components, design, production time and costs.

Education / Certifications


Harlem High School, Harlem, GA

Currently pursuing Degree in Industrial Engineering

Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

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