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Manager Quality

Location:
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Posted:
January 01, 2017

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Michael J. Watson, Jr.

PLANT MANAGER PRODUCT MANAGER OPERATIONS MANAGER

Experienced Plant Manager and Certified Product Manager / Operations Manager with 15+ years in Industrial Operations. Extensive knowledge in FDA, ISO, and QSR regulated quality processes. Proficient in product improvement, process improvement and internal, external quality control methods and techniques. Significant qualifications include:

Extensive experience in product and process improvement with documented savings of up to $220,000

Reduced production changeover time by 15% while accruing no capital expense

Excellent technical and communication abilities, combined with effective interpersonal skills

Exceeds or meets all objectives and goals set by Shurtape Technologies management 2005-2009

Implemented and adopted practices which enabled increased visibility in quality trend analysis and improve supplier corrective action implementation

Critical Skill Set

Operations Management

Product Development

Quality Management

Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED)

Kaizen

Process Mapping

Project Management

8D Problem Solving

Internal Audit

Professional Employment History

Reagents, LLC. Charlotte, NC

Manufacturer and distributor of custom and non-custom laboratory chemical and chemical solutions to hospitals, government agencies and private companies.

DIRECTOR OF REGULATORY SAFETY COMPLIANCE Apr 2016- Present

Implemented new document control system

PLANT MANAGER Oct 2013 – Apr 2016

Reduced facility customer product delivery time by 40%.

Reduced facility overhead cost by 20%.

Implemented and lead 5s concepts throughout 40% of the operations.

Successfully implemented operational automation resulting in an increase product quality consistency and a 30% increase in productivity.

Qure Medical Rock Hill, SC

High volume manufacturer of silicone and natural rubber medical device components.

QUALITY ENGINEER Jan 2012 - Sept 2013

Implement and issued quality and process work instructions

Assess manufacturing/operational process contributing to non-conforming products

Implement processes process parameters that mitigates product non-conformance

Successfully introduced lean process concepts in the operational process

North American Rescue Greer, SC

Manufactures and distributes specialty medical devices and medical kits to the U.S. and foreign militaries.

PRODUCT MANAGER / PROCESS ENGINEER July 2009 - Jan 2012

Streamlined the chest seal bandage production process resulting in a 55% lead-time reduction

Identified proprietary competitive product design patent infringement within a $450,000 market segment

Chief designer for the new Hyfin Chest Seal, resulting in a design patent, a significant competitive advantage and now used in over 60% of all military aid kits

Shurtape Technologies Hickory, NC

One of the largest suppliers and manufacturers of pressure sensitive adhesives and tapes.

QUALITY CONTROL ENGINEER Mar 2005 - Jan 2009

Developed, revised and implemented quality non-conformance identification, analysis, and segregation system within an entire manufacturing facility

Assisted and regulated the validation of more than 50 raw-material suppliers resulting in a 6% reduction in waste

Successfully lead a packaging SMED team to a 15-minute changeover time reduction method

Newell Rubbermaid Shelbyville,TN

High volume manufacturer and distributer of household products and housewares.

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR Feb 2004 - Mar 2005

Directed and supervised the activities and production of up to 120 employees

Facilitated all shift safety investigations

Ensured production schedule attainment, and shift efficiency goals were achieved

Directed the shift to obtain 3 department and two shift production records

Assisted in successful facilitation of the relocation of 15 marker assembly machines from the Bellwood facility

Actively participated on two Kiazen Event Teams

Perrigo Pharmaceutical Allegan, MI

A global healthcare supplier that develops, manufactures and distributes over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription pharmaceuticals, nutritional products, active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and consumer products.

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR, LIQUID PACKAGING June 2002 - Feb 2004

Directed and supervised the activities and production of up to 53 packaging employees

Facilitated all shift quality and production related defect investigations

Ensured production schedule attainment goals were obtained

Ensured compliance with all FDA and cGMP guidelines and procedures

Proactively initiate and/or improve current safety guidelines, procedures, and activities of all packaging personnel within the department and/or shift

Tyco Healthcare (Previously Kendall Healthcare, now Covidien) DeLand, FL

Manufacturer of medical products and surgical appliances.

QUALITY ASSURANCE SUPERVISOR Sept 1999 - June 2002

Assured compliance with ISO, FDA, and QSR (Quality Systems Regulations), local manufacturing guidelines/procedures

Supervised ten quality product inspectors in various departments and shifts

Provided senior management with product quality trend analysis, continuous improvement information, and product customer complaint investigation reports.

Successfully identified systematic quality problems within various component departments

Skillfully lead two root cause analysis teams and implemented solutions and preventative measures in the Plastics and Tube Mill departments that identified cost savings of over $190,000

Implemented procedures and local guidelines focused on improving supplier quality and raw materials

MILITARY INTELLIGENCE OFFICER

United States Army

Education, Affiliations, and Accreditations

TROY STATE UNIVERSITY, M.S. BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY, B.S. INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY

Product Development and Management Association Certification

Manufacturing Process Validation Training

8D Problem Solving

ISO Training

Process Mapping and Value and Non-Value added Processing Evaluation Training

North Carolina Industrial Commission 30 Hour Accident Prevention Course

Microsoft Project



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