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Continuous Improvement Manufacturing

Hampton, Virginia, 23666, United States
November 03, 2016

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A well-qualified and respected professional in operations industry with more than 10 years of industry experience.

Demonstrated, proven ability to effectively lead and supervisor teams and manage projects from conception to implementation.

Adepts at driving bottom-line results by formulating and applying advanced technology solutions with an enterprise wide focus.

An interactive team player who embraces compliance while operating with a sense of urgency.


Strategic Planning

Team building


Procedure Development

Cost reduction and containment

Process Improvement


TEVA Pharmaceutical Forest, VA 2016- Present

Sr. Manufacturing Supervisor:

Investigated and implement ideas for quality improvement, increased productivity and cost reduction.

Managed documentation of and training on production procedures and work instructions.

Planned, directed, coordinated and assigned manpower to meet aggressive production schedules.

Partnered with quality manager to achieve the proper segregation and recycling of all wash and rework.

Implemented performance, quality and efficiency measures to achieve aggressive production goals.


Successfully Lead a Kaizen Event to implement Standard work reducing processing by 8%.

Inclusion and Diversion Champion:

Partnered with HR/ I& D Team to Facilitate the development of specific I&D goals that align with business objectives

Manage the leadership team’s commitment and accountabilities to reaching I & D goals

Modeled the inclusive behaviors that are aligned with the leadership framework.

Advocate to address internal and market place diversity principles in talent and business strategy discussions

Challenge conventional thinking and assumptions to address organizational barriers

Engage the broader organization on the priorities, goals, and foster open two- way dialogue

PAR Pharmaceutical (Formally Qualitest) Charlotte, NC 2013 –2016

Sr. Manufacturing Supervisor:

Lead 40 direct reports within the Value Stream Organization to ensure its capability to deliver quality product, on time, safely and effectively to meet our customers' needs.

Partnered with planning, Value Stream Leadership Team to develop a culture of accountability, empowerment, continuous improvement, customer focus collaboration celebration of good work and involvement and development of all people within the Value Stream.

Championed all quality and safety initiatives and ensure the requirements are clearly defined, and employees are properly trained to guarantee compliance with all current state, federal and local standards and regulations, e.g., cGMP, GLP, OSHA, EEOC, EPA, and DEA.

Managed the developmental needs of others and provide coaching, mentoring, and encouragement to help others to improve


Partnered with Validation on the successful launch of 2 new product lines.

Implemented Standard Work for the on boarding of New Employees to the Manufacturing Department

11 Stephanies Rd

Hampton, VA 23666



BD Diagnostics, TriPath Mebane, NC 2010 – 2013

Continuous Improvement Coordinator / Manufacturing:

Responsible for driving the execution and implementation of Continuous Improvement activities in the assigned production area or department instrument

Completed and maintained accurate and organized records, documents and reports.

Partner with department Leads, Supervisors and/or Managers to implement improvements with minimal

interruption to production.

Leads and participates in Lean/Six Sigma projects and events on a regular basis, ensuring the improvements and

recommendations from these events/projects are implemented in a timely manner.

Created and updated department work instructions and reports on a regular basis.


Successfully championed a Manufacturing process improvement resulting in a 25% increase in production yearly.

Diagnostic Instrument Value Stream Lead:

Manages and directs the daily work of 25 Diagnostic Instrument Value Stream Technicians, Including performance reviews and development planning.

Maintained a strong working relationship with other departments to enable effective daily operations with minimal input or intervention from higher-level management.

Investigated and implement ideas for quality improvement, increased productivity and cost reduction.

Ensures that all manufacturing documentations and reconciliations are completed as required by site SOP and GMP.

Responsible for ensuring that all team members are developed and trained to operate all work cells, replenish kabans and meet production schedules on a daily basis.


Successfully implemented a Manufacturing In-process check decreasing scrap by 10% (1.4MM)

GE Healthcare Milwaukee, WI 2005-2008

Manufacturing Leader II:

Efficiently monitored and improved productivity while ensuring stakeholder commitments were met utilizing a qualitative, time sensitive, and cost effective approach.

Successfully developed and implemented training procedures designed to maximize unionized workforce capability.

Effectively lead in the compliance of safety, health and environmental initiatives in support of enterprise goals.

Championed Lean manufacturing implementation.


Successfully championed a valve rework process on CT systems resulting in annual cost savings of $800k.


Provided technical leadership support for the X-ray and CT Systems team with projects and process improvements.

Utilized Six Sigma and Lean tools to determine root causes of quality and productivity issues.

Championed calibrations/preventative maintenance and scheduling in order to maintain production schedules.

Responsible for new product installation


GE Healthcare: Six Sigma Green Belt Certification- increased First Pass Yield by 6% and decreased waste by 40%.

GE Healthcare: Lean (Kaizen) Certification

GE Healthcare: Project Leadership Certification

GE Healthcare: Internal Auditor Certification

Derco Holdings, LTD, Milwaukee, WI 1995-2005

Lead Electronic Technician:

Troubleshot, repaired, modified and upgraded avionics and electrical equipment.

Researched and developed new capabilities.

Assigned and monitored technician’s workloads.


ITT Technical Institute, Greenfield, WI

BAS Electronic & Communication Engineering Technology 2005 Cumulative GPA: 3.9

AAS – Computer & Engineering Technology 2003 Cumulative GPA: 3.9

11 Stephanies Rd

Hampton, VA 23666



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