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Plant or Operations Manager

Watauga, Tennessee, 37694, United States
October 04, 2016

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Professional Goal:

I am a results driven, highly focused, and intense plant management and operations leader with a wide range of expertise and experience in all phases of managing and directing operations in medium size manufacturing. I am an excellent communicator, focused on people, processes and product. I seek a dynamic and challenging professional opportunity that utilizes and further develops my proven abilities.


1985 MBA Masters of Business Administration, East Tennessee State University

1983 BS Business Administration, East Tennessee State University

Proven Professional Abilities and Accomplishments:


Responsible for daily production activities of 65 – 70 employees with 5 supervisors as direct reports

Implemented employee feedback meetings to include all employees in the process and procedural changes and encourage their input

Developed job descriptions, training and evaluation procedures by identifying core competencies of each job in the facility; support related team building and training initiatives

Maintained all relevant reporting data and filed reports for regulatory agencies

Established a highly effective safety program; generating participation from all areas of plant.

Production Processing & Cost Management/Systems Development

In conjunction with Maintenance Supervisor, developed and implemented preventive maintenance program throughout the production facility

Developed/implemented production tracking systems to establish production throughput and waste standards

Implemented a critical parts inventory system for production equipment

Developed machine loading and scheduling systems to smooth curves in production demands

Developed system to monitor order intake, production and shipping to balance production scheduling

Oversaw the purchase, installation and startup of major pieces of equipment

Developed product costing system to provide manufacturing costs for over 1100 products

Negotiated contracts with suppliers and outside vendors

Quality and Continuous Improvement

Developed QMS patterned after ISO 9001

Formed and coordinated employee teams to identify and implement process improvements

Developed production reporting system to monitor results VS standard by product, machine and operator

Professional Experiences/Employment History

Cantech Industries Inc. 1996 – 2016 (Plant Manager)

Directed daily operations of a medium sized plastic (BOPP) film and pressure sensitive tape manufacturing facility. Established operational procedures and policies and implemented process improvements to insure increased throughput, improved quality, and decreased costs.

Directly managed five supervisors overseeing 70 employees in four departments. Developed training programs to standardize machine operations and product output. Responsible for maintaining inventories of both finished goods and raw materials.

Negotiated contracts with all major suppliers and outside maintenance vendors. Developed production reporting system to monitor waste and throughput in order to establish standard baselines and track improvements. Maintained required regulatory reporting information for OSHA, TOSHA and TDEC

Cantech Industries Inc. Production Manager 1996 – 2000

Developed manufacturing cost program. Developed machine loading and scheduling spreadsheet used to balance the manufacturing throughput with inventory requirements.

Tree Dimensions Department Manager 1993 – 1996

Finishing room

Duties included responsibilities as department manager and the scheduling of work flow

Web furniture Finishing Room 1989 – 1993

Finishing room department

Duties included finishing room department manage; supervising of 45 people as first line supervisor

JC PENNY merchandising manager 1986 – 1989

Children’s department

Duties included: Inventory management; scheduling; department gross margin; purchasing and merchandising

Community Service

Dawn of Hope

500 east Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, 37601

Director (Board of Directors); member personnel committee, finance committee as well as multiple fund raising committees

Basset Hound Rescue – home visits

Personal Interests

Gardening, Beekeeping, Photography, and Fly Fishing


Furnished upon request

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