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Manager Management

Ozark, Missouri, United States
January 13, 2017

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Bill Kronmueller

***** ******* **, **. ******, MO 65712

Home: 417-***-****, Cell: 636-***-****


A dedicated manager and leader who is able to develop people and build teams that result in improved operational performance and cost reductions. My forte is developing systems and procedures, providing the tools and training necessary to be successful, understanding gaps and continually improving to meet targets. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic, with extensive experience in manufacturing, maintenance, engineering and regulatory affairs.


Strategic Planning

Process Improvements

Cost Reductions

Safety Standards

Environmental Regulations

ISO Standards

Procedure Development

Systems implementation

New Plant startup

Root Cause Analysis

Staffing & Scheduling

Team Building

Cost tracking & forecasting

Preventive Maintenance

Visual Management


Technical Services Manager October 2015 to current

Abednego Environmental Services/Ecolab GM-Fairfax, KC, KS

● Leading the team responsible for the management and operation of the paint booth utility systems for the GM Malibu vehicle production.

● Training and developing Team members to improve their problem solving techniques to reduce downtime and improve uptime/operations.

● Responsible for the hiring, team member development, discipline and termination of under- performing team members.

● Scheduling of maintenance PM’s, staffing, material requirements and cost management.

● Monitor employee productivity and optimize procedures to reduce cost and improve data tracking.

● Implement required safety documentation and training into daily work task (JSA’s and Pre-task evaluations) to ensure a safe working environment.

● Set site KPI goals for the team and present the results monthly on the visual management boards.

● Identified over $300,000/CY16 in continuous process improvements, ROI <1 year. Implemented approximately $125,000.

● Work within the Abednego/Ecolab Corporate umbrella for HR, Safety and Management support.

● The ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities, resolve conflict and gain mutual agreement to move issues/projects forward.

● Oversaw the launch of the utilities program into the New Paint shop and assisting with the program/business expansion to other GM sites.

Bill Kronmueller – Resume page 2

Plant / Production Manager - Cast Boosters Sept. 2013 to Sept. 2015 Dyno Nobel, Inc. Carthage, MO

● Lead the Cast Booster Department towards becoming a world class organization using Lean Manufacturing principles, and The Toyota Way – muda, muri, and mura.

● Molded the team from a multiple shift, multiple team mentality to a 1 team, common goal organization through a simple vision of being the team that everyone wants to be on.

● Lead the team to change the way they view the business to that of treating the business as their own thru cost management and the philosophy of “who is your customer”.

● Worked towards World Class Operational Excellence using the philosophy of sustainable maintenance activities and process improvements - The “No Band-Aid” approach.

● Championed the ideal that Positive attitudes bring positive results – No Grumpies.

● Developed key team members into lead and supervisory positions through motivation, encouragement, inspiration, empowerment and coaching.

● Applied Business Intelligence in setting, trending and modifying departmental goals for improvements and Key Performance indicators in Safety, Cost, MTP, Days Out and OEE.

● Maintained and established product quality and departmental safety standards.

● Collaborated with Engineering, Facilities and Maintenance to improve the manufacturing process, reduce bottlenecks and improve flow through continuous process improvement projects.

● Directed daily work flows and schedules to provide manufacturing flexibility due to changing sales forecast and material availability by balancing production, overtime, resources and manpower.

● Monitored current suppliers for quality issues, reporting back to the Quality and Purchasing departments using non-conformance tools for follow-up and corrective action(s).

● Reviewed and analyzed customer returned product with corporate for application and manufacturing defects. Reviewed findings monthly during monthly meetings including any resultant RCA’s and procedural changes. Manufacturing caused defects to the customer in-excess of 700 days. Supplier defect to customer, 300 plus days.

● Implemented over $753,000/FY15 in continuous process improvements for ergonomics, capacity improvements and operational cost reductions. Projects included the DNA Tier 1 champion-FY2015 for throughput process improvements - 14 step project resulting in a potential 80% increase in production capacity. Set new production daily and monthly records using these improvements.

● Responsible for setting and controlling the department’s annual budget of 7.2 million dollars based on production of 10.5 million units and a staff of 54 hourly and 4 professional team members.

Environmental Manager January – September 2013

SunCoke Energy Granite City, IL

● Member of the Granite City Leadership team reporting to the Plant Manager with dotted line to corporate Environmental and Legal.

● Assured regulatory compliance with all related governmental environmental agencies including the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, USEPA and DOJ.

● Perform gap analysis to determine status of current environmental programs to determine needed changes or improvements.

● Implemented a record retention program to identify, store and retrieve environmental records.

● Worked to develop a corporate culture of accountability, diversity and engagement using training and one on one interactions in plant-wide townhall meetings, focus groups and weekly Management rituals-Gemba walks.

Bill Kronmueller – Resume page 3

Assistant Manager of Environmental Affairs and Facilities August 1997 – January 2013

TOYOTA - Bodine Aluminum, Inc. Troy, MO

● Lead a subgroup of facilities responsible for the daily operations and maintenance of the wastewater treatment systems, building/project maintenance, environmental and CSR programs.

● Collaborated between departments to assist in process improvements, operational issues and facility modifications.

● ISO 14001 Coordinator and lead auditor interfacing with internal and external auditors.

● Involvement in energy and water reduction activities-treasure hunts.

● Responsible for developing Zero landfill activities, Greenhouse Gas, and Hazardous waste reduction projects.

● Responsible for compliance reporting to state, federal and local agencies, including MDNR, OSHA, ATF, Homeland Security, DOT, and USEPA.

● Managed building improvement projects including restroom rebuilds, cafeteria kitchen upgrades, flooring replacements, building painting, lighting upgrades, parking lot and roof repairs.

● Developed and administered yearly and long term departmental operating and capital budgets.

● Adjusted budgets for market and environmental changes to stay within the forecasted expenditures.

● Reviewed monthly energy, water and production reports for usage and reduction activities.

● Benchmarked other facilities and companies for best management practices and new ideas to improve current programs and develop new programs – industry trending/Yokotens.

● Developed and maintained the facilities 5 year Action Plan for environmental, energy and community relations/Corporate Social Responsibility activities.

● Project manager on a 1.2 million dollar RTO replacement project, secured Grant funding from the State of Missouri Energy Department. Managed the project from inception to completion and funding closure. Justification for the project was an operational cost savings of < 8 months, ROI.


M.B.A. - Business

2008, Webster University - St. Louis, MO


Bachelor of Science - Metallurgical Engineering

1985, Missouri University S & T - Rolla, MO

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