Operational Excellence Manager with a unique blend of expertise leading cross functional groups in manufacturing. A proficient project manager and skilled process engineer successful at capturing cost reductions, facilitating smooth-running operations and ensuring the achievement of long term growth objectives. Able to translate business development models into specific growth strategies to improve revenues and bottom-line profits, while developing leaders to drive and sustain projects on the manufacturing floor.
Core Operating and General Management Strengths:
Product Sustainability Strategies
Risk Mitigation & Management
Project Launch & Implementation Strategy
QMS Compliance & Safety Performance
B.S. in Physics; Texas State University; San Marcos, Texas 2000-2003
B.S. in Mathematics; Texas State University; San Marcos, Texas 2000-2003
TPM Gold Certification (Milliken Performance System) 2015
TPM Silver Certification (Milliken Performance System) 2014
TPM Bronze Certification (Milliken Performance System) 2013
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification 2011
Supervisory Leadership 2011
SPC Certification 2010
Sonoco Products Company, Waco, TX 2007 – Present
Recruited to this $5 billion global manufacturer of consumer packaging products with accountability for safety, quality, productivity & technical performance under leadership of division management & plant manager.
Technical Manager 2013 – Present
Manage all aspects of product commercialization, new product development, sustainability strategies, risk mitigation, margin improvement, QMS compliance and product safety. Responsible for change control, product specifications, customer trials and ERP system data including item masters and estimates.
TPM Coordinator (Milliken Performance System) 2012 – Present
Plant Coordinator for piloting implementation of Milliken Performance System (TPM) called SPS for our company. Responsibilities include defining cascading metrics, developing loss based KPI’s, implementing standard work for leaders, setting up pillar team models of 5S, DTM, CSD, FI, ME, QM, MI, SC & Safety, and cultivating the teams into leaders that drive loss reduction and bottom line growth. Work with Milliken practitioner and division SPS team to track and manage overall performance to scorecard.
Sr. Process Engineer 2010 – 2013
Establish systems for monitoring real time process data and control limits. Conduct Gage R&R’s and quality attribute capability studies to improve Cpk. Manage change control and processing parameters.
EHS Manager 2008 – Present
Manage OSHA compliance, state of Texas regulatory compliance, hazardous waste disposal & reporting including STEERS and P2 Plan Executive Summary. Lead orientation training and overall plant knowledge base training compliance. Conduct R3’s (Residual Risk Reduction) to quantify and reduce risk.
Process Engineer II 2007 – 2010
Responsible for product commercialization, customer trials, product specifications, processing parameters and ERP system data including item masters and estimates.
Symtx Inc. a subsidiary of AAI Corporation a subsidiary of Textron Inc., Austin, TX 2004-2007
Recruited to this $2 billion engineering innovator which designs, manufactures and supports custom test equipment for the aerospace, defense and medical industries.
Manufacturing Engineer & Project Manager
Responsible for project planning, implementation, work task definition, risk mitigation, schedule adherence, resource planning, process improvements, status reports and project compliance. Diagnose technical issues during integration, perform advanced Acceptance Test Procedures. Successfully launch, manage and deliver on-time and in-full projects for numerous contracts.
Alpha & Omega Air Conditioning & Heating, LLP, San Marcos, TX 2003-2004
Obtained 49% equity of an existing company with few clients. Incorporated under LLP. Established credit accounts, purchased fleet transportation and warehouse storage.
Launched an aggressive campaign to grow business resulting in 32 new accounts including custom home builders and commercial achieving a growth of $564,000 in sales the first year. Managed crews, materials, bids/quotes, layout, load calculations, customer interaction, sales & business.
Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 2001-2003
Physics I & II Lab Instructor
Calculus I, II & III Teaching Assistant
Mathematics Department Teaching Assistant
Samsung Semiconductor, Austin, TX 1997-2001
Hired on shortly after Samsung broke ground to build their state of the art facility for semiconductor manufacturing. My role was in the parts room receiving parts, issuing parts and maintaining MRP data in SAP.
Material Handler II
Special projects/accomplishments include: Reengineered the parts room layout resulting in 25% additional storage capacity. Established procedural documentation for materials management group to achieve ISO9001 certification.
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