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Plant Manager, Manager, HR, EHS, Recycling, General Manager

Houston, Texas, United States
November 14, 2017

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Houston, TX 77065; Cell: 956-***-****


Highly organized and dedicated service diplomatic bilingual professional leader with extensive experience in personnel management and business development. Demonstrated ability to prioritize, manage tasks, and operate efficiently and effectively in fast-paced, challenging environments. Dexterous and articulate written and verbal communicator with the capacity to listen effectively, resolve conflict, collaborate, and build profitable and productive relationships with team members, clients, and supervisors.


• Servant Leadership • Skilled Communication • Safety Training • Change Management • Problem Solving • Lean Implementation • Preventive Maintenance

• Performance Analysis • Public Adjuster Fire/Auto• Process Improvements • Employee Relations • Training/Development • Detail-Oriented

• Maintenance • Conflict Resolution • Organizational Awareness • Adaptability/Flexibility • Sound Judgment • Leadership Training • Office Manager


• NetSuite Administrator* Xactimate *MS Excel • MS Word • MS Power Point • MS Outlook • MS Access • QuickBooks • SPSS * ACT * IT * MS Suite * SAPHSM * SAP* PLEX*Sales Force* Gold Mine*Act*CRM*ERP*SAT*Enablon


BA - Political Science - Cum Laude - University of Puerto - 1987

Equipment Record and Part Specialist – 1981

Toyota Production System – 1997

Independent Adjuster Auto/Building – 2017

Xactimate - 2017


Plant Manager Polymers (chemical) – 4 years Management & Leadership 25 Years

Plant Manager Operations – 10 Years Polymers and ferrous – non-ferrous - 22 Years

Management & Leadership - 25 years Injection Molding Manufacturing - 3 years

Project Management – 12 Years Manufacturing – 8 Years

Lean Operations - 7 years Human Resources Generalist - 12 years

Environmental Health & Safety - 15 years Operations Management – 20 Years

Audits – 17 Years Strategic Planning - 17 years

Logistics & Warehousing – 15 Yeas Inventory & Material Audits - 15 years

Maintenance - Safety - 20 years Oil & Gas Sales - 10 Years

Policy Development - 7 years International Sales & Marketing - 15 years

Hazardous Waste Logistics - 13 years Union Relations/Negotiations - 3 years

Training & Coaching 17 Years Industrial Sales - 14 Years

Preventive Maintenance -14 years International Logistics – 14 Years

Consulting Fortune 500 - 7 years LANTAM Operations and Sales – 10 Years

Bilingual: Fluent - Spanish/English Electronic Recycling – 7 Years

Refining - 10 years IT - 15 years

Purchasing - 15 years OSHA & DOT - 20 years

Equipment Manufacturing Forging - 7 years Preventive Maintenance - 25 years

Quick Books - 7 years P&L - 10 years

Security - 12 years Material Reclamation - 17 years


Distribution International, Houston, Texas Jan 2017 - August 2017

Insulation, Metal, CNC and Custom Fabrication Plant based in Houston, TX with $20-25 million in sales.

Fabrication Manager

Recruited by the HR Department to Manage 4 Supervisors, Maintenance Operation as well as the largest Manufacturing Operation for DI International with 100 – 140 employees.

Developed Preventive Maintenance Program including reporting, inspections, training, and operator level maintenance, follow up procedures with Maintenance Team.

Developed Fabrication Hero award program to foster teamwork and ownership in the group as well as “Safety First” attitude.

Developed Leadership training as well as Manufacturing Modifications to increase production and decrease lead time from 4 days to 1.5 days within 90 days.

Decrease material discrepancy report from 2 million to 0 USD within 90 days.

Developed plans and executed equipment modification to increase production 60 percent in some areas and other areas over 300% within 90 days.

Saved over $150,000 USD within 90 days in operational changes, equipment repairs and modifications.

Developed and implemented Lean, Servant Leadership, Six Sigma culture change to gain customers back and change previous “NO” (cannot be done) environment.

Developed and Organized Fabrication structure that allowed expansion and contraction of labor force per operation’s needs.

Outperformed previous fabrication managers and gained recognition from Sales Department as the best fabrication shop within 90 days by using whatever it takes approach.

Increased production from 1.1 million to 2 million during my tenure as Plant Manager.

Reduced Inventory variance from $500,000 to $1,000 USD and inventory from 80% to 30%.

Eliminated HR complaints by maintaining the team informed and creating an environment of respect, dedication and customer service first (internal/external).

Developed production matrix, capacity, production controls and "it is not about you" in supervisors/leads.

Saved over $150,000 USD in parts and supplies by using other vendors.

Allied Alloys, Houston, Texas Sept 2015 - March 2016

Metal blending Alloys Plant based in Houston, TX with $250 million in sales.

Operations Manager, EHS, Project Manager

Recruited by the HR Department to manage 5 supervisors using coaching leadership, 100 employees and 3 facilities with 350,000 square foot building and 2 scale houses. EHS, PLEX, Enablon project Manager. Responsible for Warehousing operations, reporting and Inventory Controls. NetSuite and IT coordinator for Operations.

Developed Preventive Maintenance Program including reporting, inspections, training, and operator level maintenance, follow up procedures with Maintenance Team. Maintained operations at 99% readiness with equipment on “life support” and limited budget.

As Environmental Health & Safety Manager trained 70 employees in OSHA requirements. Developed Risk Assessment plan and recommended corrective measures to comply with OSHA. Managed Quality Control and reporting procedures with full staff integration.

As Project Manager developed the REDA cable project that included manufacturing process, shipping, receiving, reporting and packaging. Achieved over $1.8 million in REDA sales in less than 4 months.

Maintained Operational 8 Cranes, 2 crushers, 30 forklift, 4 Front End Loaders and 12 skid steers.

Developed a “Safety First” environment that resulted in 0 accidents.

Served as primary contact for ISO inquiries, Safety, Fire and environmental audits.

Maintained Spill controls, Permits and Federal Inspections.

DCO International – Jackson, MO May 2015 - August 2015

Manufacturer of polymer chemical formulas based in California with manufacturing operations in

Jackson, MO. with annual sales of approximately $75 million. Human Resources Manager, NetSuite Administrator, Enablon expert, and EHS.

Plant Manager, EHS, HR, Project Manager,

Recruited as Plant Manager to setup all Environmental Health and Safety Procedures including corrective measures to address company previous $25,000 fine for OSHA Violations.

Fully implemented SAP Environmental (SAP EHSM 6.0) Software, NetSuite Production Integration, and successfully corrected previous violation in 60 days by establishing OSHA training with active rapport with local OSHA inspector.

$20 million P&L responsibilities as well as hands on Lean operations, Maintenance, Human Resources, IT, Quality Control and Operations. Developed RFQ and Vendor requirements.

Responsible for visual inspection, measurement, and testing of molded plastic injection parts. Monitored the equipment used and the procedures followed in the inspection process.

Maintained quality documents and data in compliance with ISO 9002 Quality System requirements including test and inspection reports, audit reports, calibration reports, and material review reports.

Responsible for Manufacturing, QA, laboratory, Operations, EHS, warehousing, Maintenance, Capital Purchasing, Equipment Installation, Laboratory and Safety. Startup TPS system and Kanban.

Purchased and installed gas operated dryer and air conveyor system than increased blending operations 300%.

As Project Manager designed and installed cyclone equipment and duct work to increase production by 30% by purchasing used equipment from a closed plant saving $150,000.

Managed 35 direct reporting employees, rail operations, tanker logistics and 150,000 sq. facility

As hands on mechanic, repaired Blending Silo saving over $30,000 and diagnosed problems with boiler/chiller problems with 100% efficiency.

Developed a “Safety First” environment that resulted in 0 accidents.

Company closed manufacturing operations due to equipment flaws. Owners decided to outsource manufacturing and continue sales/marketing from their California Operations. ISO 14001, OSHA 18001, ISO 50001

PMCS INC – Alamo, Texas August 2011 - February 2014

Recruited by my initial buyer of PMCS INC to help the company survive the loss of 80% of the business. Plant based in Alamo Texas. Managed warehousing, Set up of NetSuite Administrator, Office Administrator, operations, logistics, purchasing of raw materials, vendor development, RFQ, inventory controls and logistics operations including DOT.

Plant Manager, EHS, HR, Project Manager

As Project Manager developed manufacturing operation of Plastic Injection parts.

Developed Mold/QC and Part Quality Assurance procedures and lean operations.

Program and troubleshooting Plastic molding operations including maintenance and Safety procedures.

As Project Manager fully implemented SAP Environmental (SAP EHSM), Enablon, NetSuite Setup/training, and successfully passed state and customer environmental audits.

Lead Maintenance, Responsible for 23 Blow molding and Injection molding presses including Sterling, Milacron, Morreti and Uniloy. Very well versed in the Data Stream 7I Preventative Maintenance program, PLC programming of Siemens and Allen Bradley controllers, QS9000 Facility

$3 Million P&L responsibility with 35 employees, 44,000 sq. warehouse, Quality Control, Environmental Health & Safety, Human Resources Manager (HR), IT and full operations hands-on manager.

Planned and led facility Lean operation and manufacturing, keeping company open after losing 80% of the business due to main vendor relocation. Set up Kanban and JIT for warehouse operations.

Led planning and implementation of Industrial Maintenance programs with customers including part design and CNC fabrication. Managed sales Team as well as developed new accounts like US Customs and City of McAllen.

Negotiated contract with 5 local Municipalities including US Custom and Border Protection.

Diversified the company in plastics part fabrication, equipment manufacturing and Industrial Preventive Maintenance Services.

Maintained equipment at 98% readiness with no reportable accidents and 5% employee turn-over.

Developed a “Safety First” environment that resulted in 0 accidents.

Owner closed the company due to financial constraints.

Colt Refining – Merrimack, NH August 2008 – August 2011

Privately held Industrial Precious Metal Refining Company based in Merrimack, NH.

ISO 14001, OSHA 18001, ISO 50001

Sales International, Project Manager

Responsible developing international markets, sales, logistics, customer training and joint ventures.

Responsible for account management of over $10 million in annual sales.

As Project Manager developed and implemented marketing strategy for newly joint ventures in Latin America.

Primary US sales liaison for customer in Latin America as well as translator for marketing materials.

Successfully launched $4 million worth of new program business in 3 years.

Served as contact for ISO inquiries and environmental audits.

Developed Joint Ventures in Spain, Chile, Panama, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Served as electroplating, galvanizing and EHS consultant for customer as well as reclamation advisor.

PMCS INC - Mission, Texas September 2004 - August 2008

Created a company to manufacture component parts sold to Bissell and Black and Decker/Dewalt in Mission, Texas. Responsible for $7 million P&L. HR Manager, Office Administrator,and EHS Manager.

Plant Manager, EHS, HR, Project Manager

Developed the Environmental Health and Safety Program from ground zero including permitting, OSHA Compliance, DOT Compliance and training. Passed several Environmental inspections with flying colors as well as developed excellent communication with the Texas Environmental Quality Commission (TCEQ).

As Purchasing Manager developed vendors, budgeting, purchasing procedures, RFQ, raw materials and capital expenditures.

As Project Manager developed startup-PMCS INC, I hired 35 employees and trained employees in manufacturing using Toyota process/ Total Quality Management TQM. Develop Audit, sales, compliance, training, accounting, forms, proposals, presentations, marketing, local permits and general operations.

Closed contracts with Bissell and Black and Decker/Dewalt with sales over $7 million per year.

Developed all Human Resources Operations including Payroll, compliance and OSHA requirements.

Developed all Marketing, Sales, Financial and Accounting operations.

Managed and developed all warehousing and manufacturing operations.

Developed a “Safety First” environment that resulted in 0 accidents.

Sold the company at a Profit on 2008.

Fortune Plastics and Metals – McAllen, Texas / Mexico October 2002 – August 2004

Fortune Plastics & Metals Recycling Company based in McAllen, TX with plants in China and USA with sales over $60 Million. Responsible for developing international markets, sales, logistics, environmental recovery services, plastics, metals, waste, customer training and joint ventures. ISO 14001, OSHA 18001, ISO 50001

Sales Manager, EHS

As Project Manager developed maquiladora market in Mexico, sales, forms, proposals, customs logistics, pricing, Spanish/English presentations, take back programs and general customer service for the operation.

Increased sales by 100% in a two-year period. Managed warehouse operations and logistics.

Served as contact for ISO inquiries and environmental audits.

Closed accounts with Motorola, Nokia, GE, Alcom Electronics, Fujitsu 10, Panasonic, Lexmark, Eaton, Emerson, Jabil, TRW Electronics, TRW Seat Belts, Dam Draexlmeir Automotive, Ammex, TI Group, Wells Manufacturera de Mexico, Celestica, Datacom, Beachmold de Mexico, Delphi Delco Electronics and LG Electronics

United Refining and Smelting Company – Franklin Park, IL September 1997 - October 2002

Recruited as Account Executive for Latin America/Environmental Health & Safety Consultant for a privately held Precious Metal Refining and Recycling Plant in Franklin Park, IL. – $50 Million sales per year. ISO 14001, ISO 14001

Account Executive (Sales) – International & EHS,

Project Manager responsible for developing and managing international market, sales, Spanish/English presentations, marketing materials, take back program, logistics, forms, quotes, pricing, import/export/customs and general customer service for the operation including EPA logistic compliance.

Provided environmental logistics and hazardous material compliance training.

Increased sales by 200% in a 5-year period.

Closed accounts with Motorola Puerto Rico, Nokia, GE Puerto Rico, HP, Lexmark, Eaton, Intel, Celestica, Pemex, Telcel, Telmex, Zales, TRW, HP Mexico, and Avon.

As Project Manager developed Joint Ventures in Puerto Rico and Mexico.

Developed ISO 14001 Certification Program and served as contact for ISO inquiries and environmental audits.

Avis Rent A Car Systems – San Juan, PR and Florida August 1994 - August 1997

Airport Manager – Fleet Manager, Operations Manager,

Responsible for morale union relations/negotiations, Bus Service, scheduling, maintenance, 80 employees, 5 sub stations, fleet operations as well as day to day rental

Developed training programs for the sales staff of 36 sales agents and 3 managers to maximize customer service and sales efforts to meet our projections.

Never had any union grievances or complaints in 3 years.

Exceeded sales competition by 40%. $40 Million P&L responsibility.

Maintained dollar/day use of 1,600 to 6,500 car fleet in Miami, Tampa, San Juan and Orlando Florida.

Zero accidents or Union grievances under my watch as Airport or Station Manager.

Exceeded corporate surprise Quality Assurance inspections requirements with a score of 95%

Recruited out of the Army to Join Avis Rent A Car.

U.S. ARMY – CAPTAIN – Air Defense Artillery – USA and Europe June 1987 - June 1994

Graduated from the US Army’s Basic and Advance Air Defense School

Bronze Star recipient during the Persian Gulf War Campaign.

Project Manager for Standard Army Training System (software) – XVIII Airborne Corps

Project Manager Training – United States Army Basic and Advance School – Ft Bliss Texas

Duties and responsibilities were: Assistant S-3 (Training Group) – Airborne - Commander - Personnel Officer

(S-1) - Executive Officer – Platoon Leader – 1st Lieutenant – 2nd Lieutenant – Puerto Rico Army National Guard 2ND Lieutenant Infantry

Platoon Leader/ Part Specialist/ Maintenance Juana Diaz &- Mayaguez, Puerto Rico - USA 1981-1987


preventive maintenance problems, excellent interpersonal skills and an energetic attitude, extreme flexibility, strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit to accommodate a high level of responsibility and multiple, changing priorities, ability to prioritize tasks and meet strict deadlines, ability to identify problems and proactively find solutions, ability to lead a group and provide constructive and instructive feedback to a team, proven written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational and planning skills, strong ethics and a determination to maintain a safe environment, resourceful, thrifty attitude, Net Suite, MS Office, Gold Mine, CRM, ADP, EVERIFY, REM, SAP, SAT, PLEX, Quick Books, Accounting, Plastics, Manufacturing, Refining, Maintenance Inspector, Recycling, Relationship Selling, Hazardous Waste, Industrial Equipment Refurbishing, Inside/outside Sales, Drug and Alcohol Programs, PC Repair, Data Entry 50 wpm, Scheduling, Administration, Smelting, QC, Proposals, Mexican EPA, US EPA, TCEQ, International Travel, Customs, Import/Export, Precious Metals, Customer Service, Support, Electroplating, TQM, Train the Trainer Program, Fire Arms, Physical Security, Fleet Operations, Purchasing, Cost Estimates, Office Management, Staff Development, Staff Integration, Parts Support, Earth Moving Equipment, Leadership training, Inventory Management, Graphic Design, Business Plan, B2B sales, Fleet Management, Non Ferrous, Ferrous, Precious Metals Logistics, KRONOS, Time Cards, Startup Operations, Accident Reporting, 941/Payroll, IRS reporting, State Tax Reporting, Equipment Inventory, Equipment controls, Latin America Travel, Fire and Safety Programs, General Mechanic, EPA Permitting, Site Environmental Reporting (Air/Water/Waste) and compliance & Risk Assessment and 24 x 7 operations.


State Farm Fire & Auto Adjuster Course, Xactimate - 2017

Precious Metal Reclamation and Hazardous Waste Regulation – Chicago, IL - 1997

Avis Rent A Car Station Manager Course - Car Rental Operations – Miami, FL - 1995

Avis Rent A Car Manager Program and Rental Sales Agent Course – Miami, FL- 1994

Fundamentals of Real State Florida - 1994

Total Quality Management TQM and KANBAN - 1994

U.S. Army Airborne School - Leadership – Ft Bragg, NC - 1993

Air Defense Advance an Basic Officer Course - Leadership – Ft Bliss, TX – 1990 & 1987

US Army - Nuclear Chemical and Biological Protection Course - Salinas, P.R. - 1986

University of Puerto Rico - Reserve Officer Training Course – Mayaguez, P.R. - 1985

United States Army – Equal Opportunity Supervisory Course (EOS) – Salinas, P.R.- 1984

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