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Production Management

Fresno, California, United States
October 06, 2016

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Rick Yamamoto

Fresno, California



An adaptive Production Management professional with a record of responsible positions in operations, sales, purchasing, inventory control, human resources, safety training.



April 2013 – March 2016

Busseto Foods Inc.

Managed and trained 50 Union and 10 temporary Production employees on a daily basis in Slicing, Skinning, Packaging departments & Intercompany shipping transfers.

Accountable for payroll time card approvals, approval and documentation of all employee time off. Handled disciplinary matters including write ups and suspensions. Administered monthly food safety training. Inventory management, including daily ordering from the company’s distribution center. Scheduled staff for daily Production runs

Selected to the company’s Senior Leadership team, First Aid certified on site by the American Heart Association.


2005 – 2011

FRS Spectra, Inc., Fresno, CA (24 employees)

A subsidiary of Schwaab Inc. Milwaukee, WI

Key member of management team during Schwaab’s acquisition of FRS Marking Devices (Thomas G. Jackson, Inc.) Direct responsibilities included going forward with personnel selections, equipment rationalization and inventory mergers

Organized and trained a team of 24 professionals enabling company to ship 1,100 custom and stock items on a daily basis.

Managed and maintained company’s key accounts. Responsibilities included but not limited to direct sales calls, relationship building, trade show participation, developing and presenting pricing proposals and sharing specific product knowledge and expertise.

Directed the implementation of a new software system merging the company’s production, shipping, and billing processes. Resulted in realization of substantial cost saving through order processing efficiencies, shipping cost savings and 10% headcount reduction.

With less employees and new software system improved shipping time for 95% of stock and custom products from 9:30 am the same day to 11:00 am the same day.

Instrumental in increasing production capabilities to handle 10 – 12% annual growth of internet business.

Redesigned entire facility to improve efficiency of product flow from start to finish.

In July 2007 took on additional responsibility of overseeing operations and implementing best practices at a newly acquired company with 25 employees with two locations in Arkansas and Georgia.

Directly handled purchases from major vendors to maintain best pricing.


FRS Marking Devices, Fresno, CA (30 employees)

Thomas G. Jackson, Inc.

Hands on responsibility and accountability for production sales, order entry, shipping customer care, human resources, and purchasing

Managed all sales activities for company’s wholesale and industrial channels.

Developed and successfully implemented an inventory system set up by locations into current software system.

Managed all acquisition activities during company’s purchase of a local competitor, including all data transfer, inventory and equipment moves and personnel selection.

Instituted team safety program.

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