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Engineer Manager

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
January 05, 2017

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Frederick (Fred) T. Coyne

***** **** *** *, ********, MN 55447

763-***-**** (home) 763-***-**** (cell)

Skill Summary

Superior performance in Manufacturing, Processing and Quality Engineering exceeding all product quality, service, delivery, safety, regulatory compliance and all metrics cost effectively and on time.

Highly effective relationships builder and change agent who interacts superbly with all team member levels.

Project planning, action, doing and metric measurements use in meeting all objectives.

CQE and ISO Lead Auditor Trained with extremely effective application in every assignment.

Skilled in time management, task and project management to effectively meet all time lines and metrics.

In-depth experience in all aspects of many manufacturing processes including manual & automated assembly & test, single and progressive stamping, vertical & horizontal machining, single & multiple spindle screw machine, turning machine, tool & die manufacture, FMS, sheet metal, manual and robotic welding, Al & Zn die casting, cutting, lamination, routing, metal finishes, wet & powder paint, coatings, grinding, heat treat, powdered metal, PCB, wire harness, rotor & stator winding, plastic & metal extrusion, plastic molding, sterilization, lean, QMS, SPC, statistics, PM, EH&S and risk analysis.

Select Accomplishments

Lead product safety risk and analysis of hundreds of products both new and existing which greatly minimized corporate risk in commercialization of these products.

Developed and implemented extensive corporate metrics and their very effective achievement in several companies.

Championed certification of the ISO quality process into 9 facilities very quickly and cost effectively.

Superb performance achieved in every position leading major cultural change which resulted in dramatically improved metrics in engineering, regulatory compliance, cost, quality, service, safety, delivery and team member development and retention.

Professional Experience

Engineering Contractor Experience:

Coloplast US Surgical Urology via Medix 2015 to 2016

Senior Process Engineer:

Achieved tooling and process verification and validation in sterile barrier packaging for this penile prosthetic and incontinence urology products company.

Zyga Technology Inc via Medix 2015 - 2015

Senior Quality Engineer:

Resolved NCMR and CAPA delinquencies for this spinal surgery products company while addressing day to day process issues.

Det-Tronics via MPS Technical 2014-2015

Senior Manufacturing Engineer:

Supported manufacturing operations in a wide variety of very highly technical flame and gas detection safety systems.

St. Jude Medical via Medical Engineering Consultants 2013-2014

Manufacturing Engineer:

Completed extensive practice vs. procedure analysis and gap remediation in a custom polymer process.

American Medical Systems via Medical Engineering Consultants 2012-2013

Manufacturing Engineer:

Analyzed and updated all manufacturing process documentation for many urological products. Developed Manufacturing Procedures and Standard Operational Procedures for processes such as Silicon Molding, Extrusion of kink resistance tubing, Silicon Mandrel dipping, assembly, test and others. Completed extensive practice vs procedure gap analysis and consequently gaps remediation. Completed extensive line clearance, product flow and lean manufacturing projects.

Other contractor projects via a 3rd party technical companies as follows: 2010-2011

Achieved challenging purchasing goals for Eniva Corp (while in bankruptcy) via Guide Source Services.

Manufacturing Engineered and analyzed costs for operating IT systems updates for Skybridge Marketing Group.

Manufacturing Engineered an extensive cold storage move for Deli Express Inc.

Continual improvement process implemented achieving improved metrics for Skybridge Marketing Group.

3M via Volt Technical Services 2007-2010 and 2011-2012

Product Safety Engineer:

Developed product safety risk assessments and analysis in support of 16 3M US business units and most 3M OUS sites for a very wide variety of products. Lead cross functional teams in product review and analysis for residual safety hazards and developed corrective action to ensure acceptable product risk prior to release for commercialization. Teams utilized Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma.

Archway Marketing Services 1997-2007

B2B and B2C broad industry coverage of marketing promotion fulfillment services.

Consultant/Quality Manager/Process Engineer:

Developed and implemented many corporate metrics and lead major achievement in each.

Championed the ISO quality regulatory process into 9 facilities quickly and cost effectively.

Achieved excellence in cost, quality, cycle time and client satisfaction.

Harbinger Industries 1996-1997

High quality state of the art production of commercial architectural wood products

Director of Operations:

Achieved process improvement and cost control to meet corporate metrics.

A-Plus Industries 1996

Custom sheet metal, precision machine, welding, metal finish, automatic machine building operations

Plant Manager:

Output doubled and profitability achieved. This also included manufacturing and quality engineering.

Waldoch Crafts Inc. 1993-1995

Premium van and truck converter in the industry

Plant Manager:

Developed more effective processing and control achieving excellent internal and external metrics improvement.

Achieved #1 quality van converter rating in the industry during a period in which sales of the company tripled. This also included manufacturing and quality engineering.

Advanced Companies Holding 1991-1993

Three small companies producing flexible electronic circuits, Teflon coating and commercial signs

Chief Operating Officer:

Achieved profitability in each plus achieved flexible circuit certification to the military standard. This also included manufacturing and quality engineering.

Winco Inc. 1989-1991

Production of electrical generators and flood lighting equipment.

Vice President of Operations:

Achieved profitability following a 14 year loss history. This also included manufacturing and quality engineering.

Onan/Cummins Corporation 1982-1989

Production of electrical generators, internal combustion engines and electronic control systems including machining, sheet metal, punch press, welding, robot welding, tool room, electrical rotor and stator winding, painting, electronic PCB, controls, wire harnesses, control systems, assembly, test and distribution

Production Manager:

Excellence achieved in quality, productivity, cost and failure reduction metrics.

Electro Craft Corporation 1980-1982

Production of precision DC electrical motors and servo control systems including machining, sheet metal, welding, tool room, electrical rotor and stator winding, painting, electronic PCB, controls, wire harnesses, control servo systems, assembly, test and distribution

Director of Operations:

Excellence achieved in quality, productivity, delivery, inventory reduction, employee relations and loss reduction metrics.

The Toro Company 1974-1980

Production of lawn and turf care equipment including many manufacturing processes, assembly, test and distribution.

Director of Quality/Director of Purchasing/General Plant Manager in that sequence:

Achieved excellence in quality, warranty, cost effective procurement of $200 million which enable many assembly lines and 2600 personnel to achieve excellence in cost, delivery, quality and client satisfaction metrics.

Prior to the above 1967-1974

Lead Quality Engineer Honeywell Military Products in extensive metal working and very high volume automated assembly.


BS Mechanical Engineering, SD School of Mines, Rapid City, SD

60 business semester hours U of MN, US Naval Air Veteran, Certified Quality Engineer

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