Leonard M. Perrault
Southampton, MA 01073
Dynamic, Creative and Energetic Leader and Communicator with excellent track record of achieving outstanding Manufacturing and Quality results for over 15 years in the Plastics, Fenestration and Metal industries. Certified Lean Expert and Six Sigma Green Belt. Proven track record as a team builder, change agent, employee developer and trainer. Outstanding financial performer and process improver with extensive customer and supplier interaction history. Skills and experience include:
Experienced Plant Mgr.
OSHA 30-Hr Certified
LSS Green Belt
Full P&L Experience
EIS Wire and Cable, Inc. South Hadley, MA 2018-Present
Manufacturer of Wire and Cable, Custom and Stock combinations
As part of the Leadership team, led efforts and activities on the Production floor to improve Safety, Productivity, Scrap, Lean Implementation, Kanban Management, and Gemba walks as well as Training for new employees. Helped manage retraining and Cross-training activities for existing employee team. Developed Safety Checklist and Action follow-up for use by team. As Shift Supervisor, managed all daily Production and Support activities in Wet Wire, Primary Extrusion, Jacketing, Cabling, Braiding, Test, Re-spooling, Assembly and Final Packaging Departments. Managed Employee Performance and Disciplinary actions as necessary.
Volunteer, Temporary and Short-term positions with various Manufacturing organizations while
Acting as Caregiver for family member 2015-2018
Nypro, Inc., Clinton, MA 2013-2015
Custom Injection Molder, Manufacturer of Medical Devices and Components
Production Manager - Blackstone, Nypromed and Prescott Divisions
Promoted to newly created position leading 3 different Injection Molding divisions at the Clinton, MA site; Responsible for all Manufacturing and supporting functions within those divisions, totaling 100-150 people. As part of the leadership team, provide both Strategic and Tactical leadership to the organization, including Safety, Production, Lean Six Sigma direction (including 2 Lean projects, one reducing Process travel by over 90% and the other streamlining Regrind Processing to add over $50K in recaptured costs), Process and Automation Engineering, 3 separate Clean Room facilities, and all other aspects of Operations
Senior Production Supervisor II
Reporting to the Project and Operations Manager of the Clinton Nypromed Manufacturing facility, responsible for all daily Operational activities involving a Medical Molding Clean Room facility, including Training, Safety, disciplinary actions, machine changeovers, and documentation requirements for FDA, ISO, and all other regulatory bodies. Tasked with leading the coaching, mentoring and developing of other Supervisory, Technical and Production personnel, and with the development, planning, implementation and follow up of all associated activities related to the continued evolution of the Production Operations as a world-class manufacturing operation.
POLYMER INJECTION MOLDING, INC. Monson, MA 2011-2012
Custom Injection Molder
Reporting to VP Manufacturing/Plant Manager, responsible for daily operation of all aspects of the Custom Injection Molding operation, including selection, training and orientation of new employees. Assisted in troubleshooting molding problems, oversaw material mixing and delivery to machines. Handled employee discipline and documentation. Represented Injection Molding shop in daily Production meetings.
Meredith Springfield Associates, Inc., Ludlow, MA 2010-2011
Manufacturer of Blow Molded Specialty and Precision Items
Reporting to the Director of Operations, responsible for the day to day operation of the Production areas, including Quality, Operating efficiencies, timeliness of machine changeovers and all aspects of employee training, performance and development. Handles all necessary documentation and discipline,
H.B. SMITH COMPANY, Westfield, MA 2008-2009
Manufacturer of Cast Iron Boilers
Manager of Quality Systems and Business Development
Reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer, spearheaded analysis, development and implementation of Quality systems, concentrating on accuracy of records, timeliness of testing and reporting of data, and development of systems that supported Executive Team goals for the company. Additional role as Business Development Manager, representing the company in efforts to seek additional and new business in a difficult economy. Specific accomplishments included leading the team that regained essential ASME certifications that had lapsed under prior management, applying direct emphasis on successful managing of ISO based procedures including Returned Goods and Rejected Products from customers, and working closely with Engineering and Laboratory personnel to set up and run testing lab to meet necessary certification and documentation criteria. Represented company as direct contact for COO in matters related to Quality, Business Development, Certification Requirements and Manufacturing Practices. Managed interactions with customer’s Engineering, Sales and Distribution departments in relation to product quality and support.
NATIONAL VINYL PRODUCTS, INC., Springfield & Chicopee, MA 2002-2008
Fabricator of vinyl window systems
Vice President-Manufacturing/Plant Manager
Led the manufacturing team during a period of rapid growth with a focus on upgrading workforce skills and plant capabilities through improved equipment and work processes. Closed down, improved and added several new product lines. Added secondary processes, stabilized the workforce and implemented Lean Manufacturing Initiatives.
Increased productivity in primary production line from 5 to 11.5 units/worker and secondary operations by 75 to 125%.
Reduced lead times for customer orders from 4-5 weeks to less than 2 weeks.
Reduced employee turnover from over 200% to 30%.
Successfully combined 2 separate fabrication/assembly lines into a single Flexible Production Line.
Relocated Springfield plant to Chicopee in 5 days losing only 3 production days.
Managed the implementation of $1MM in capital investments including: new glazing line, paint operations, cutting equipment and integrated several new product lines.
Successfully wrote and implemented 2 Massachusetts Training grants totaling $86,000 for Lean Manufacturing Initiatives and ESL courses.
Reduced IG costs by 50% and seal failures to zero by selecting, planning and implementing a new glazing system.
Introduced a secondary painting operation thereby offering a high profit, value added option to the product line.
Reduced floor waste by 30%, negotiated favorable raw material and delivery prices, and improved cash flow by reducing on-hand inventories through leadership of total Production Team efforts.
Successfully led a Predictive/Preventative Maintenance Program that resulted in four (4) years of zero days lost production due to mechanical breakdowns.
Managed all aspects of the company’s fleet program.
Previous Work Experience includes positions as Plant Manager, Production Manager and Production Supervisor, in Plastics Operations at companies such as Lustro Plastics, JPS Elastomerics, Avery Dennison, and Parker Brothers. Processes include Injection Molding, Extrusion, Blow Molding, and Thermoforming, as well as all associated support activities in full Production Operations.
Lesley College, Cambridge, MA –Business Management courses
Northeastern University, Boston, MA-Business Management studies
American Association of Industrial Management, Masters Certificate in Supervisory Techniques
Quality & Productivity Solutions, Inc. – Certified Lean Expert
Quality & Productivity Solutions, Inc. – Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
OSHA 30 Hour General Industry Safety and Health Certificate – Mt. Wachusett CC