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Directo of Plant Operations

United States
October 06, 2016

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**** ***** **. **, *************, OH 43148

Home: 740-***-**** • Cell: 740-***-****


A well rounded manager with over 25 years of experience in the areas of manufacturing,

operations, sales, logistics and procurement. I'm a flexible leader with the ability to drive day to day

operations and still react to fluid business conditions. I'm an analytical thinker who can establish

priorities and maintain multiple projects while looking for ways to improve revenue.


Production Planning/Forecasting Logistics, Rail & Load Planning

Raw Material & Equipment Sourcing Budget and P&L Planning

Procurement/Contract Negotiation Customer Service/Customer Relations

Equipment and Plant Expansion OSHA, EPA Safety Compliance


Increased automated packaged production by 40% elevating production levels to 7 million

bags annually increasing sales revenues by $5,900,000

Increased raw material production by 168% elevating bulk production levels to 25 million cubic

feet annually increasing bulk sale revenue by $7,200,000

Reduced payroll cost by $80,000 annually through employee efficiencies

Reduced unit costing by $300,000 annually by streamlining operational processes

Lowered overall cost on production packaging & raw materials by $250,000 annually

Increased new customer mulch & soil sales by $2,600,000 over a 28 month period

Increased dedicated company freight sales from $200,000 to over $2,300,000 annually.

Managed all phases of new build production building, erection, inspections, city permitting,

contractor bids, machine and equipment layout.



Columbus, OH

Director Plant Operations 05/2013 to Current

Establishes plant short and long term strategic objectives, plans, directs, manages and

maintains leadership for plant operations including production, multi-sight storage,

distribution, shipping and receiving, warehouse, maintenance and office personnel.

Monitors compliance with federal and state regulations, and administer quality control


Forecasts and schedules production on both bulk and automated materials, develops and or

approves all plant operating policies for a fast paced high volume manufacturing facility

that will ship upwards to 80-100 semi loads of finished products daily utilizing 4-5

supervisory and managerial employees, as well as 40-60 full-time and seasonal hourly


Directs, manages and develops supervisory personnel to ensure efficient and safe operation

of the plant. Directs compliance with company policies and procedures, make final

determinations on hiring and firing decisions, establishes and maintains positive

communications with employees, implements proactive measures to maintain an employee

friendly environment.

Establishes, communicates, implements and enforces safety programs and procedures,

conducts routine safety inspections, conducts safety meetings, ensures proper use and the

maintenance of equipment, identifies and implements safety improvements.

Establishes and monitors plant operating budget, analyzes profit and loss statements,

identifies and implements improvements to positively affect profitability, recommends the

purchase of capital equipment and plant expansion. Prepares or maintains various reports,

records, logs on payroll, production, etc.

Identifies all possible sources of raw material, monitor's quality and cost effectiveness,

negotiates supplier and vendor contracts and ensures the quality and volume of purchased

materials and services.

Establishes monitors plant compensation levels to ensure internal equity and external

competitiveness, review subordinate recommendations for salary adjustments of

supervisory, office management and hourly personnel.

Foster and maintain a high level of customer service through on-time deliveries,

responsiveness to customer needs, ensuring that the quality of the product shipped meets

customer requirements.

Communicates with other plant managers, transportation, salespeople and corporate office

personnel to share ideas and resources to ensure efficient plant operation.


Newark, Ohio

Regional Sales Manager 01/2011 to 05/2013

Develop relationships, negotiate pricing, payment terms and non-compete agreements

necessary for B2B sales, buying mulch, soils, and pine straw from manufacturing companies

located in Ohio, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Alabama and reselling those items to our

customers located throughout the Midwest.


Columbus, Ohio

Plant Manager 01/2005 to 01/2011

Managed 3-4 supervisors and up to 30-40 full time and seasonal employees forecasting and

scheduling production, equipment, personnel, raw materials, maintenance and logistics

necessary to maintain sales forecast and production schedules.

Meet with departmental supervisors to plan, develop and implement new goals, policies

and safety procedures, analyze departmental cost to identify areas in which reductions or

improvements need to be made.

Direct and monitor all production movement and activities with manufacturing, bulk

material processing, warehousing, shipping and receiving, wholesale, retail, office and

maintenance that effects overall operational safety, efficiently and profitability.

Develop relationships with vendors, negotiate pricing, assign purchase orders and purchase

materials and packaging supply necessary to keep our manufacturing plant producing 24-7,

review inbound shipments of raw materials and or supplies to ensure there are no quality

control, shortage or payment issues.

Work with OSHA, EPA, FIRE, BWC or any other agencies to ensure company compliance.


Columbus, OH

Transportation Manager 12/2002 to 01/2005

Manage P&L, administrative personal, driver recruiting, road testing, forklift training,

dispatch training, load and backhaul assignments, highway IFTA tax filling, truck & trailer

maintenance, license renewals, special overload permitting, vendor selection, outside carrier

rate negotiations, seasonal fleet rentals, working with PUCO / DOT on any equipment safety

or overweight issues.

Oversee multiple shipping locations including a 15 acre mulch & soil shipping yard that

stored over 20,000 pallets of finished products for just in time deliveries throughout the


Directed the start-up and worked directly with the Department of Transportation to

establish operating authority for new trucking company, increased company owned power

units and owner operators from 5 to 40 in a 16 month period expanding satellite shipping

operations into Cleveland Ohio, and Chicago Illinois.



Linden McKinley High School, Columbus, OH


North East Vocational Welding School, Columbus, Ohio


Lincoln Electric Welding School, Cleveland, Ohio

United States Marine Corps, Okinawa, Japan

Honor Graduate Basic Training, Graduated with Honors Forward Observer Training, Meritorious

Mass, Meritorious Promotions, Primary Marksmanship Instructor, Graduate Paratrooper Jump

School, RE-A1 Honorable Discharge.

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