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Operations Manager

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
January 04, 2017

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Bob Putnam

**** ****** ***** **.

Las Vegas NV **122

Primary Phone: 702-***-****

Secondary Phone: 702-***-****


Extensive experience managing technical and production staff in both high volume and custom environments including; Manufacturing Operations, Purchasing, Warehouse & Inventory, Human Resources & Training, Customer Service & Quality Control, Safety Programs, Facility & Equipment Maintenance; consistently accepting positions of increased authority and responsibility; established core value and specific strength in capturing efficiency, Increasing productivity and reducing operation costs


More than 30 years of Manufacturing Operations Management experience

6 years as a plant manager

Manufacturing Engineering Supervisor with over 20 years in Manufacturing Engineering

Process & Tooling design and documentation

More than 10 years Safety Program Facilitator and Trainer – Excellent Presentation Skills

QS9000 & ISO9000 certified companies employing Six Sigma process improvement techniques for 15 years


Employer : LSG Sky Chefs – Las Vegas, NV

Position : Operations Supervisor

Period of Service : December 2012 to August 2016

Assignments : Supervise Assembly and Ramp Operations responsible for setting up catering

carts, loading trucks, dispatching catering teams and catering aircraft. Also responsible for off-loading inbound equipment, cleaning and breaking it down and rebuilding it for the next flight.

Relayed out the entire production assembly area and added several new assembly stations for new business and developed processes, business increased 30% over 3 years.

Redesigned all work stations for lean manufacturing

Documented SOP’s for new processes and performed training and improved productivity

Improved attendance and turnover from the worst to the best in the LAS Station.

Employer : Lift All Co. Inc. – North Las Vegas, NV

Production : Manufacturing of Lift Products

Position : Plant Manager

Period of Service : August 2006 to June 2012

Assignments : Manage all plant operations including; Purchasing, Warehouse, Inventory,

Manufacturing Operations, Product Quality, Shipping & Receiving, Safety Programs, Facility and Equipment Maintenance & Human Resources

Increased Production Rate from $92 per labor hour to $116 in 3 years and maintained it during lean years

Improved On Time Shipping from 67% average to above 95% in first year and maintained it

Redesigned all work stations for lean manufacturing

Re-laid out entire plant for process flow efficiency

Established written procedures (SOP’s) for production processes and training

Produced training video’s for sharing/standardizing processes

Worked with OSHA to prepare plant for SHARPS Certification and reduced injuries to below industry average, including 2 years incident free

Employer : Sierra Air Conditioning Inc. – Las Vegas, NV

Position Held : Parts Manager

Period of Service : April 2006 to August 2006

Assignments : Managed Purchasing, Warehouse, Inventory including 40 service trucks, Fleet

Maintenance, Parts delivery to field

Redesigned warehouse layout for efficiency and product location documentation

Set up cycle count system and reorder points for parts replenishment in warehouse and service trucks

Audited service truck inventory for performance efficiency

Completed Train the Trainer Certification course for Forklift Safety

Employer : Las Vegas Cultured Marble Inc. – Las Vegas, NV

Position Held : Production Manager

Period of Service : October 2005 to March 2006

Assignments : Manage all plant operations including; Purchasing, Warehouse, Inventory,

Manufacturing Operations, Product Quality, Shipping & Receiving, Safety Programs, Facility and Equipment Maintenance

Employer : Trompeter Semflex Inc. – Mesa, AZ

Position Held : Manufacturing Engineering Supervisor

Period of Service : April 2000 to June 2005

Assignments : Supervise Manufacturing Engineering Department, Process Design &

Documentation, Tooling Design, Product Quality, Preventive Maintenance Schedules, Product Training, Plant Layout, Equipment Specification

Developed and Implemented Six Sigma Process Control for all production teams including establishing the measurements, data base and training for process improvement analysis

Relocated manufacturing operations from California to Mesa Arizona, including plant lay out, moving in and setting up all equipment and training both production and quality staff. Operations were reestablished with 130 direct labor employees

Established cost reduction program, facilitating a team, developing strategies to reduce labor and material costs, designed new tooling, plant layout, implementation and training, resulting in over $230,000 and about 30% labor reduction in a 2 year period

Employer : Kavlico Corporation – Moorpark, CA

Position Held : Manufacturing Engineer / Supervisor

Period of Service : June 1978 to March 2000

Assignments : Engineering Support for assigned product lines, Supervise Technical Support

Team, Product Line Layout, Tooling Design, Process Design and Documentation, Six Sigma Process Control, Product Quality, Equipment Maintenance Schedules

Established QS9000 quality systems on assigned product lines as part of a Corporate Team during the qualification and certification process achieving QS9000 certification in 1996

Established and Facilitated Six Sigma process improvement teams, which involved training and empowering people, successfully met goals of 10-15% labor reduction per year


Bachelor Business Administration : Baker College of Flint Michigan

Computer Knowledge : MS Office, PowerPoint, Project etc., AutoCad, MRP/ERP programs

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