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Manager Management

Freeport, Illinois, 61032, United States
January 20, 2017

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Results-Focused Leadership


Accomplished, results-driven, customer-focused manager with over 30 years of experience in all facets of manufacturing and supply chain management in union and non-union work environments, characterized by metal-fabricating, welding, painting, assembly and packaging processes. Strong background in high-quality(ISO9001, Good Manufacturing Practices) industries and companies with a focus on continuous improvements to achieve profitability objectives. Familiar with lean enterprise concepts and methodologies; experienced in the implementation of strategic and tactical lean initiatives. Solid success in achieving improvements in key manufacturing and supply chain performance indicators: Material costs, productivity, on-time delivery, inventory turns, safety, quality. Experienced in designing and using computer-based manufacturing control systems. Energetic, positive, proactive management style. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Ethical, professional leader who is committed to the best interests of the organization. Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.


Negotiating Skills Lean Enterprise Concepts & Methodologies Turnaround Management

Production & Capacity Planning Computer-Based Systems Inventory Management Metrics Management(Goal-Setting, Performance Measurement) Facilities Management Quality Systems, Regulatory Requirements (ISO-9001, Good Manufacturing Practices, FDA, DOT, OSHA, EPA) Strategic and Annual Planning and Budgeting Personnel Development, Coaching, Counseling, Mentoring.


SPG International, LLC, Freeport, Illinois; 2008-Present

$65MM million manufacturer of material handling, storage and movement products for the industrial and retail markets.

General Manager

Management of operating activities and functions to achieve company objectives on a sustained basis-with focus on safety, service, quality and operating performance.

Achievements-Key Highlights:

Improved breakeven point by 35% in a five-year period, via improved planning process, productivity improvements, realignment of labor utilization and costs, materials cost reductions; negotiated reductions in fixed costs and other activities.

HCC, INC., Mendota, Illinois 1998 – 2008

$40 million manufacturer of components used in combines serving US and international customers.

VP Manufacturing

Ensure continuous and optimal manufacturing and supply chain operations across multiple shifts-to achieve business profitability objectives. Manage and direct people to establish and achieve functional and company objectives in on-time delivery, safety, quality, cost management, productivity and inventory turns. Provide effective leadership to 240 employees, including 220 factory wage employees and 20 salaried and administrative staff..


2512 Chickadee Trail West Rockford, Illinois 61107


HCC, INC.; Mendota, IL(Cont.)

Achievements-Key Highlights:

Attained annual cost reductions in MRO materials and supplies of approximately $60,000; implemented competitive bidding process and installed vending machine on the shop floor to control dispensing of supplies.

Annualized reduction of 10%($55,000) in fastener costs; implemented competitive bidding process, negotiated multi-year contracts; implemented VMI(vendor-managed inventory system).

Bolstered on-time customer delivery rates from 60% (2000) to over 90% from 2001 – 2003, and in 2005 – 2006. Streamlined processes and facilitated communications with major customers; improved manpower and capacity planning process to assure availability of required numbers of people-with correct skills-to match business needs.

Enhanced productivity across the plant, achieving a 20% improvement from 2002 to 2006(based on 1998 “baseline”); implemented performance measurement system-including historical performance and performance indicators/metrics; reduced indirect labor as % of total hours by 34% through improved manpower planning and shop floor management.

DISPLAY CRAFT, INC, Rockford, Illinois 1991 – 1993

$3 million company specializing in the manufacture of trade show exhibits and graphics.

Vice-President Operations/Plant Manager

Recruited to manage turn-around efforts in direct support of company ownership.

FURST-MCNESS COMPANY, Freeport, Illinois 1979 – 1991

$40 million, multi-plant manufacturer of agricultural products and consumer household products.

Vice-President Operations

Provided leadership and direction to all manufacturing and supply chain functions across 3 manufacturing plants; 150 people; 7 direct reports.

Initiated and steered the plant expansion project, which was delivered on schedule and 12% under budget.

Reduced costs by $2 million over 3 years by driving competitive bidding initiatives and improving commodity purchase management.

Developed computer-based manufacturing planning systems; sales forecasting, MRP.


Bachelor of Science-Business Administration

University of Illinois; Chicago, Illinois / Rockford College; Rockford, Illinois

Additional training included Lean Enterprise Training (Lean Enterprise Institute, University of Tennessee) and Crestcom Management Development Program; “The Bulletproof Manager” (12-mon

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