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Manager Engineer

Atlanta, GA
December 29, 2019

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Rob Hutson

Jackson, Ga. ***** c: 513-***-**** Engineering, Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement Dedicated to improving operations and increasing productivity Energetic leader, 12 plus years of experience in operations, manufacturing, logistics, and continuous improvement. Talent for identifying improvement opportunities and building successful teams to execute value-added projects. Analytical ability with a focus on increasing revenue, improving productivity, and reducing process time and costs. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Deliver value by leveraging skills and expertise to streamline production and slash costs. Ensure timely completion of milestones and compliance with project budgets. Supervise project team planning and execution.

Leading global consumables benchmark project with select Luxottica & Essilor manufacturing facilities.

Developing manufacturing engineering collaboration program for Italy, China, and North America.

Corporate lead for manufacturing engineering/CI in 3 facilities. 3 direct reports, 18 engineers

Developed lean process flow design for new 400,000 square feet production and logistics facility.

Initiated LensCrafters Labs 'Equipment Strategy' program resulting in $2.5MM savings.

Strengthened business by leading downtime data analysis, reducing lab equipment repair time 50%.

Trained and green belt certified supervisors. Closed projects delivering $250k savings.

Deployed flexible work cells with performance metrics. Reduced equipment rebuild/repair time 30%. Increased productivity, decreased costs, and improved processes by executing key strategic initiatives. Managed full life cycle capital projects from planning & design through execution.

Successfully led development and work for 2 direct reports, 125k Sq Ft facility, 56 associates.

Trained and mentored 23 green belts. Closed 7 projects resulting in $500k savings.

Developed 'Reliability Centered Maintenance' program defining $50MM capital spend strategy.

Implemented Value Added Processes (VAP) to improve equipment repair, reducing repair cost by 40%. Cultivated atmosphere of collaboration and teamwork with 4 direct reports and department of 65 associates. Communicated strategic principles and delivered training on ways to achieve goals in most efficient way. Leveraged unique talents of all team members to drive change.

Trained 42 production associates in Lean Sigma principles. Increased throughput 27% in 7 months.

Defined strategy and business plan for training and certification process.

Reduced department turnover by 70%, made engineering ‘de-bottle necking’ design changes to process.

Built strategic alliances with production scheduling and maintenance. Reduced change over time 12% Continuous Improvement Enterprise / Facility Manufacturing/Engineering

Lean Sigma Master Black Belt

Kaizen Team Development

Defect / Cycle Time Reduction

Labor / Cost Reduction

Financial Model Development

Project Management

Staff Training/Coaching

Budget Development & Mgt.

Infrastructure, Equipment, IT

Ops, Maintenance, Logistics

Enterprise Project Mgt.

Strategic Plan & Execution

Research and Analysis

Equipment Strategy

Maintenance & Reliability

Luxottica, Mason, OH / McDonough GA

Director of Manufacturing Engineering (July 2015-Present) July 2013 - Present

Director of Continuous Improvement (July 2013-July 2015) Givaudan, Florence, KY

Senior Operations Manager

April 2012 - July 2013

Rob Hutson Resume - Page !2

Executed enterprise cross-functional projects including requirements gathering, scope, timeline, budget and staff. Transformed team by providing extensive lean sigma training and developing mentoring protocol.

Delivered ‘Executive Champions’ lean sigma training, defined projects to deliver $3MM savings.

Trained 15 black belts, 75 green belts, and 300 yellow belts. Led full cycle projects for $12MM savings.

Closed construction, logistics, merchandising, IT, Retail and sales projects delivering $1.5MM in savings. Identified opportunities for process improvement and cost savings covering 8 plants and executed plans to implement changes.

Executed annual improvement initiatives boosting plant savings $1.2MM.

Trained lean, six sigma, and reliability improvement methods reducing emergency work orders by 10%.

Carried out reliability, maintenance, lean sigma, quality plant audits driving 6% efficiency improvement. ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Plant Change Agent, Sara Lee Bakery Group, 2005-2006 Engineering Manager, Sara Lee, 2004-2005

Director of Operations, Sara Lee, 2003-2004

Senior Systems Engineer, General Mills, 1993-2003


Bachelor of Science, Engineering Electronics Technology University of Southern Mississippi Certificates & Licenses

Certified LEAN Change Agent, McKenzie Group

Certified, Master Black Belt, Six Sigma Academy


The Kroger Company, Cincinnati, OH

Master Process Improvement Engineer

August 2008 - April 2012

Kroger Manufacturing, Cincinnati, OH

Division Reliability Manager May 2006 - August 2008 LensCrafters Labs ‘Equipment Strategy’

Developed "Equipment Strategy" program resulting

in $2.5MM in savings in repair & parts inventory.

Nationwide Product Startup

Led startup project for Honey Nut Chex™,

Frosted Mini Chex™, Liquid Vitamin spray systems

Production Line Relocation

Executed $3MM capital project to relocate production lines from Alabama to Texas.

Concentrated Liquid Slurry System

Designed, tested and started up concentrated liquid slurry system increasing system capacity 35%

Equipment Retirement & Replacement Strategy

Deployed $60MM Cap spend plan to retire obsolete

assets and replace / rebuild for fleet renewal.

Plant Closure

Successfully executed project to close plant while controlling costs within budget & transferring volume. Continuous Improvement

Developed two-year plan for process and efficiency improvements leading to $300K in savings.

Production Line ‘Event Data’ Capture

Led project to design, install, stand up integration system to report out and archive equipment data.

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