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Management Manager

Snohomish, Washington, 98290, United States
January 21, 2017

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Paul Kevis

425-***-**** ***** ***th Street SE, Snohomish, WA 98290

Paul Kevis is an experienced Operations Executive, with hands-on experience in strategic planning, business unit development, product management, and system engineering strategies. He has hired and led diverse management teams to new levels of success in highly competitive industries. He has a strong management and technical track record; responsible for analyzing and planning an organization’s critical business requirements; identifying deficiencies and potential opportunities, and developing innovative and cost-effective solutions for enhancing competitiveness, increasing revenues.

Areas of Expertise

Team Leadership and Building

Business Management/Development

Lean Manufacturing Implementation

Identifying Business Opportunities

Composites Manufacturing

Estimating and project development

Decision Making/Problem Resolution

Loss Control/Risk Management

Environmental Compliance

Project Management

Automotive Engineering

Prototype and tooling development

Experience and Accomplishments

Fibrex Corporation. Burlington, WA

Fibrex manufactures industrial composites.

General Manager: 2007- present

Full P & L responsibility

Provide leadership and development of management team

Develop manufacturing and operational strategic plans and oversee their implementation to ensure maximum capacity utilization towards achieving the strategy, growth and profit objectives

Responsible for formulating policies and objectives affecting the schedule, quality and cost of manufactured products

Adapt technological advances to meet the group’s competitive objectives within the marketplace

Lead the implementation of new manufacturing initiatives, including strategic resource allocation and applying lean manufacturing principle, organization structure, leadership, sourcing and integration, production systems and techniques for improved efficiencies

Provide effective leadership to employees at the plant, ensuring high moral, team work and good employee relations, at all levels including on the shop floor

Manage compliance to all guidelines, procedures and policies

Supervise and provide technical guidance and training to the team

Implementation and Management of Environmental compliance programs including: Dept. of Ecology Storm Water Program and E.P.A. NESHAP 63 TITLE V Air Operating Permit

Identification and determination of composite chemistry to ensure manufacturability and operating process suitability

International project management with recent projects in Europe and Saudi Arabia.

Manage European installation of major project at job site and provided training to third party technicians.

Provided technical training to customer’s engineers and project managers.

Identify and provide effective answers for technical and installation challenges.

Created and ran program for Western Washington University Interns studying lean manufacturing principles.

Consulted with several companies on building and running their environmental programs.

Glacier Bay Catamarans Inc. Monroe, WA

Director of Operations: 2003-2007

Developed management team

Increased communication within senior management group

Expanded the manufacturing facility

Identified opportunities and resolved problems for better business operation

Implemented systems to reduce costs by eliminating waste

Reduced labor and inventory costs by introducing new systems to improve the flow of information Used employee resources to gain maximum benefits on working towards principle of continuous improvements

Developed new production lines and built cells for the cruiser and yacht manufacturing lines as well as new systems that were designed to manage the many new and custom options

Re-engineered construction processes allowing faster learning curve and a more consistent and repeatable product

Created and developed conduits resulting in efficient and effective flow of information

Empowered employees to offer suggestions and ideas for improvements

Worked with vendors to set up new inventory systems that continued to cut costs and improve supply lines

Manufacturing /Engineering Manager: 1998-2003

Introduced two new departments - generating 100% increase in capacity

Maintained and streamlined manufacturing operations in a fiberglass boat production facility

Developed management and production training programs

Reduced employee turnover to 15% for 2001 in comparison with 240% in 1998

Reduced labor cost by establishing work policies and programs while maintaining level production

Minimized accident rates and increased production capabilities by creating an accident prevention program

Coordinated product testing and certification team and accelerated new product introduction

Developed various engineering upgrades, design changes and equipment purchases

Initiated employee incentive program

Provided HR support

O’Brien International, Redmond, WA

Production Manager: 1994-1998

Directed and controlled the daily operations of the world’s largest water sports manufacturer which included printing and heat transfer, rotational molding, compression and injection molding, rubber and plastics as well as assembly

Directed and assisted production supervisors on production and staffing opportunities

Responsible for hiring, training and motivating employees

Re-engineered floor plan to expedite product flow and increase productivity

Managed 2 manufacturing companies at separate facilities and subsequent consolidation saving 15% production costs

Introduced new manufacturing principals such as JIT manufacturing and Total Quality Management

Managed and directed inventory control and physical inventories, and instituted BPCS and MP systems

Initiated safety and job training programs and led projects team with new model or graphic introduction

Created vendor certification for new vendors and products while creating good relationships with the vendors

Established second line vendors to prevent a lack of parts affecting production flow

Audi VAG Group, UK.

Intern / Engineer: 1983-1990

Completed engineering application and training of integrated vehicle systems

Created documentation for multiple procedures

Identified and determined resolutions for component failures

Aided the development of performance equipment for rally car applications

Engineered custom projects for demonstrator prototypes

Educational Background

Management Training/Six Sigma: American Management Association 1999-2001

Finance and Accounting for Managers 1997, 2009

JIT/TQM Manufacturing 1996-1997

Institutional Management: Oxford Polytechnic, Oxford, England 1987

Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Automotive) Brooks University, Oxford. UK. 1983-1987


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