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Plant Manager/QA Manager

Glen Cove, New York, United States
January 06, 2017

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Focused, dedicated, and motivational senior manager offering more than 15 years of experience in plant and operations management with leading global manufacturers. Highly skilled at directing the full production life cycle, from scheduling and planning to manufacturing, fulfillment, and customer service. Expert in supply chain management concepts, including global sourcing, purchasing / procurement, supplier management, and inventory control. Champion of good manufacturing practices (GMC’s) that will introduce continuous process improvements, charter safety programs, control output quality, reduce product defects, and maximize customer satisfaction.

Core Competence

Production Planning / Scheduling P&L Accountability Continuous Process Improvement

Quality Control Inventory Control Procurement / Purchasing Customer Service

Supplier Relations Contract Negotiation Safety Programs ESHA FDA HACCP

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMC’s) Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) Budgeting


GARY PLASTIC PACKAGING CORP. Bronx, New York, May 2016- November 2016

Injection and Blow Molding of bottles, cups, boxes, medical packaging and promotion products.

Quality Assurance Manager/ Continuous Improvement

Analyze and test all incoming raw materials, review and evaluate all incoming products from international suppliers. Prepare and update Quality Documentation, Validate processes on new products.

Supervise and guide inspectors. Worked closely with Marketing, Sales, R&D, Supply Chain, and Scheduling Departments to manage, inspect, and correct all safety related issues.

TRIPAK INDUSTRIAL USA, Rockaway, New Jersey, March 2012- November 2015

Injection molding of containers for the food industry.

Plant Manager/ Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Maintain budget and prepare weekly schedules. Maintain the inventory level, purchased raw materials, hire and train new employee, worked with staffing agency to staff weekend shifts. Work with the engineer and maintenance department to ensure that the plant is running smoothly. Train employees in lean Six Sigma.

TA TING PLASTICS, HEYUAN, CHINA. January 2010 – February 2012

Purchased Extrusion and downstream equipment, set up line to run special Zip-Lock Zipper and debug. Trained employee to operate machine and measure product, write work instructions and SOP. Set up Quality System and train the employees..

ITW / ZIP-PAK, Orangeburg, New York February 2006-July 2009 ISO 2001 & 2008 AIB Certified

$45 million manufacturers of resealable packaging for the food industry; unit of $16 billion ITW.

Operations Manager / ESHA Compliance Manager

Drove P&L performance for the Zip-Pack operations, orchestrating the production lifecycle and motivating a workforce of 13 direct. Planned the manufacturing schedule and raw materials


purchasing in line with forecasted demand.,Developed operating and capital budgets, avoided excess costs, and implemented continuous process improvements. Instituted best practices and standard operating procedures (SOP’s) in safety, customer services, quality, and logistics. Championed ITW 80/20 philosophy focus on those aspects of the business that are vital to servicing our customers, streamline the product offerings, supply chain management, and business/manufacturing process. Using the various Quad models to separate and focus on the customer while optimized revenue. Analyze the P&L to see if it is economical to maintain the Quad, four customers, and our true cost


Production / Organizational Highlights:

Turned around production performance with several VIP Japan customers within 6 months on the job.

Pushed up to 12 annual product introductions to market.

Grew volume output and sales 30%.

Executed the merger of two departments

Continuous Process Improvement / Cost Reduction Highlights:

Instituted quality improvements that eliminated defects and saved $275,000 in annual credit.

Streamlined the production process and cut more than $800,000 in waste.

Chartered an ISO 9002 certification initiative, overhauling quality and producing documentation.

Reduced repair expenses and operational downtime through a proactive maintenance regimen.

Conceptualized and implemented a Train Workers in Six Sigma program.

PRECISION VALVE CORPORATION, Yonkers, New York 1985-2006 ISO 9001 2008

Global leader in aerosol valve manufacturing, with $1.5 billion in sales and operations in 26 countries.

Department Head (1995-2004)

Optimized daily operations, capital budgeting, and P&L performance for the $60 million plastics extrusion and compounding department. Arranged the manufacturing schedule, procurement, and other logistical requirements in line with customer needs. Coached and inspired a staff of 280, including eight Shift Supervisors, four Maintenance Mechanics, and three Tool Makers.

Specific Highlights:

Restructured the capital equipment base, increasing production capacity from 900 FPM to 2,000 FPM and facilitated immediate sales growth of 25%.

Updated and accelerated the operation with new technological innovations.

Procured a reel-less system that cut $125,000 in expenses.

Additionally served as Production Manager with Precision Valve Corporation (1985-1995).


Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Fordham University, Bronx, New York

Master of Business Administration

Adelphi University, New York, New York

Master Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, SAP

Master Six Sigma Black Belt – Villanova University

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