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Manager Project

Cypress, Texas, United States
November 15, 2016

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Michael P. Fischer

Summary I have extensive managerial skills in the manufacturing and construction fields. This background has prepared me to adapt in any fast paced work environment. My bilingual skills are a great tool to directly communicate with Hispanic personnel. Being a fair and assertive leader has helped me increase productivity while promoting a teamwork environment for my employees.


August 2008-Present ITW Insulation Systems Houston, TX Plant & Operations Manager

Responsible for overseeing day to day manufacturing, operations, and production of 3 separate manufacturing facilities:

o Aluminum and Stainless Steel Pipe Jacketing, Corrugated Sheets, and Rolls manufacturing (Houston, TX)

o Aluminum and Stainless Steel 2 Piece Pressed Elbow Covers manufacturing

(Houston, TX)

o PIR Industrial Foam Insulation Billet Manufacturing and Fabricating

(La Porte, TX)

Direct Line Manufacturing Assistance for other ITW Insulation Systems manufacturing facilities:

o Metal Jacketing, Sheets, and Rolls manufacturing

Edmonton, AB Canada

Toronto, ON Canada

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Hyderabad, India

o Perlite Industrial Insulation manufacturing

Monterrey, Mexico (Ceased operations early 2010)

Project Manager for the commissioning of 2 international manufacturing locations o Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

o Sao Paulo, Brazil

Responsible for all OSHA and Environmental Reporting Requirements. Agencies include, TCEQ, EPA (including Title V Air Quality Permit), and La Porte area LEPC

Oversee and participate in Research & Development of new products

Participate in all annual budget planning

Utilized ITW Business Philosophies

o Decreased inventory levels by 30%

o Decreased average lead time from 5 to 2 days

o Implemented Lean Manufacturing Techniques to maintain lead times with a reduced workforce

Supply technical assistance for all ITW Insulation Systems products

Assist in development of ASTM Standards directly related to product line o Includes participation at ASTM Annual Committee Meetings o ASTM C591 and ASTM 1729

March 2003-August 2008 Corev America, Inc. Houston, TX Plant & Operations Manager

Responsible for overseeing day to day manufacturing operations of acrylic interior and exterior wall coatings

Toll manufacturing for 4 separate business units and international accounts Cell: 832-***-****

Home: 713-***-****


18107 Obelisk Bay Drive

Cypress, TX 77429

Responsible for all purchasing and procurement of raw materials

Streamlined domestic and international logistics procurement

Implemented inventory control

Developed and implemented an OSHA Safety Program

Implemented environmental programs and controls for waste water treatment

Developed vendor relationships and pricing control

Reduced raw material costs by 20% through contract negotiation and sourcing

Reduced waste management costs by 33%

Increased production by over 50% from same time period 2 years ago through time analysis and optimization of available equipment

Decreased inventory value by 20% while maintaining customer lead times

Oversee and participate in Research & Development of new products

Developed manual for ICC-ES certification

May 2001-March 2003 Triarch Industries, Inc. Houston, TX

(Acquired by Dryvit Systems/RPM, Inc.)

Production Manager

Reduced manning levels by redirecting staff saving 30% in labor costs while maintaining current production standards

Improved QC system that allows for complete manufacturing traceability

Directed staff of 35 hourly and salaried employees

Reduced finished goods inventory by 45% through product consolidation

Reduced raw materials inventory by 30% through purchasing consolidation and JIT principles established with vendors

Promoted twice in 5 years within the company & its subsidiaries due to merit & leadership July 2000 – May 2001 National Wall Finishers, Inc. Subsidiary of Triarch Industries, Inc. Houston, TX Project Manager

Developed and managed installation division for Triarch Industries specialty finishes

Generated leads for large commercial contracts and high-end residential clients

Presentations to architects, designers, and general contractors to sell product specification

Responsible for all estimating, bidding, and contract agreements

Hired, trained, and directly supervised all personnel July 1998 - July 2000 Triarch Industries, Inc. Houston, TX Manager of Field Operations

Conducted trainings in United States and abroad to qualify contractors in the application of acrylic wall coatings and venetian plaster

Supported architects, designers and contractors in all technical aspects of Triarch Industries product line

Implemented and improved Field Manual for contractor’s use in both written and electronic format

Managed and trained Field Operations personnel

Scheduled and performed trainings and onsite inspections

Generated and maintained technical documents

Managed contractor database

May 1995 – February 1998 Lena Construction Rapid City, SD Construction Superintendent

Managed all aspects of new home construction

Drafted blueprints, ordered and maintained all materials for construction

Scheduled subcontractors, including receiving and processing of bids

Trained personnel and performed concrete, framing, cornice, trim, and finish work March 1990 – May 1995 Knecht’s Home Center Rapid City, SD Night Manager Lumber Yard

Managed and maintained inventory control

Assisted customers with purchases and problem solving needs

Trained and managed employees


1995 South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Rapid City, SD

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering

Software Microsoft Office, SouthWare, Batch Master, 3E Plus, Various Internally Developed Programs for Production Planning


Other Skills

Fluid Management Tint Dispensers, Data Color Spectrum Analyzers, Oscilloscope, function and signal generators, DVM, Hydraulic Presses, Metal roll processing equipment including; Embossers, Sheet Corrugators, Roll Formers, Large Capacity Heat Laminators Bilingual Spanish, NIA Certified Energy Appraiser.

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