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Manager Plant

Lancaster County, PA
December 26, 2019

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Top Skills

Process Improvement

Lean Manufacturing

Continuous Improvement


Senior Member Society of Plastics



Drain System

James G. (Jim) Wilson

Plant Manager / Lean Manufacturing / Process Design Engineering, EHS/Safety, Cost Reduction

Lancaster, Pennsylvania


Multi Plants Plant Manager of Safe, Profitable Multi Division Operations, ERP driven Supply Chain Management, Cost Reduction, New Sales, Engineering Tooling, Process and Equipment Development, Team Leader Delivering Campaigning, Lot Right Sizing, and Lean Manufacturing / Design Tooling SMED focus, reduced excess inventories to operating cash. Best practice networking adoption across divisions. Profitability increases from Improving production rates with Root Cause and Design of Experiments, FMEA driven Continuous Improvement, Safe Operations, Purchasing Support and EHS Compliance. Development of products and channel expansion generates new revenue streams.

Accomplishments / Increased EBITDA Vehicles:

Improved Channel Sales/Quality, Market Share

Improved Sales in Extrusion, Thermoforming, Composites Improved Quality and Scrap Cost reduction by 16% and 11% in Multi-Plants EC, FDA, (Food Safety), GMP Materials Set up time / Labor costs reduction by 60% with Standardized Quick Change Tooling Systems

Eliminating Financed Excess Inventories to Cash

15 years Operations Manager with P&L and Budget Responsibility General Manager / Materials Analyst - Process Engineering Support in Multi-Site assignments

ISO Certification Champion; Multi-Site Engineering/Production/ Distribution

Extrusion, Injection, Cut Sheet, Thin Gage Thermoforming to established KPI's in 24/7 Operations. Strategy, Safety, EHS Compliance, Environmental / Haz-Mat Record Keeping, Preventative Maintenance, Design, Scheduling, MRP, Process Engineering, Training, Technical Specifications, ISO Work Instructions, Continuous Improvement, Change Management, Human Capital Page 1 of 4

managerial activities included developing LO/TO, Forklift Safety and Hazardous Communications programs, Troubleshooting, Drafting and Drawings, Equipment Installation. Controls, Inventory, Logistics Familiar with Six Sigma deployment in Manufacturing. International travel as needed. Analytical power user Autodesk Autocad Solidworks Design Software, MS Office, Database, Financial Analysis.


Fenner Drives (Division of Michelin)

Design Engineer, Project Manager, Process/Tooling, Process Engineering - Cost Reduction

2014 - 2019 (5 years)

Lancaster, PA

• Reduced Scrap by 16% and 11% in Multi-Plants EC, FDA, GMP Material Processing

• Reduced Changeover time 60% Standardized Quick Change Tooling Systems - LEAN methods

• New Tooling and Design Engineering / Mechanical support processes applied during Maintenance and Machine Rebuilds used to recommission failed and poorly performing process machinery

• Project Manager - Commissioned New Equipment and Internal/External Production Capability - Channel Expansion

• Product Development, Engineering Drawings, BOM generation, Work Instructions,, New Tooling, Machine Retrofits, Process Improvement for New Business, Process Improvement Field Service calls to Vendors

• Troubleshooting, Continuous Process Improvement, Developed ISO Operator Work Instructions, EHS area compliance and Training Multi-Plants

• SAP similar ERP and MRP implementation experience with JD Edwards and AX

• EHS Compliance, mix verification/materials analyst in Thermoplastics and Thermosets

• Manufacturing Methods / Operations, New Process, - Tool Machining

- Design, Process improvement, Troubleshoot, Correct Safety Issues, Documentation, Technical Instructions, Team Leader Retooling, improving productivity and efficiency

Nielsen Bainbridge

Interim Plant Manager - Change Manager/Materials/Distribution/Quality Page 2 of 4

2013 - 2013 (less than a year)

• Reduced RM costs - Recycled in 20% De-Gassed Repelletized EPS/XPS Post Industrial Materials

• Consolidated 12000 item base multiple remote warehouses back to Central US Distribution Centers, reducing Inventory to Cash

• Project Manager for Equipment Renewal, Process improvement, Reduced Labor, Materials Analyst - Production, Quality Assurance, EHS Compliance, HazMat and Homeland Security Recordkeeping, Process improvements Gas Injected Extruded Foam, Reclaim, and Thermoforming, Warehouse consolidations

• Supporting Human Resources with active recruiting acted as Safety Manager developing LO/TO and Haz Communication programs, EHS Compliance, Chemical Engineering verifications Butane Injection

• Financial Budgeting and Reporting in Microsoft Office Suite Excel, Word Meridian Precision Inc

Plant Manager/Senior Operations/General Manager - Design Engineering

2009 - 2012 (3 years)

Pine Grove, PA

• Increased outputs, lowered costs - Team Leader - rate metrics increases moving 1 strand extrusion to 2

• Developed and installed New Radial Extrusion Processes (new product line sales, Process Tooling, Recruitment/Staffing/Operator Training

• Manufacturing methods, Operations, Design Engineering, Production Planning, Quality Assurance engineering, Talent Management, Coaching, Recruiting, EHS compliance of 24//7 Profile // Sheet Extrusion and Recycling // Customer Requirements Design through Delivery

• Mechanical Engineering Support production/processes applied during Maintenance and Rebuilds used to recommission process machinery Quaker Plastic Corporation

Multi Plants Plant Manager, Vice President of Operations through President

1987 - 2007 (20 years)

• Profitable Multi-Divisions Marketing and Sales Expansion/Operations – 20+ million

• Lead Division Employee Company Buy Out to ESOP

• Director Multiple Plant Operations, Reduced Costs, Customer Service Distribution and Call Center facilities, Pricing, Lean Initiatives, Enterprise Page 3 of 4

Resource Planning, Leadership Development, EHS compliance, Health, MRP/ SAP similar implementations on AS/400 platform

• Financial Budgeting and Reporting in Microsoft Office Suite Excel, Word

• ISO Certification Champion - multiple Manufacturing/Engineering sites

• Capitalization and Execution, Engineering, Product development, Equipment, Continuous Process Improvement. Health Safety Manager developing Multi- plant LO/TO, Haz Communication program implementations. Materials Analyst/ERP System/Scheduling/Cash flow, Recruiting. Mechanical Aptitude Training in production, inventory and distribution. Vice President of Manufacturing:

Responsible Operating P&L multiple divisions, Sales and Marketing, Equipment capitalization justification through installation of new equipment, process development and improvement and training expansions of Extrusion and Thermoforming locations. Capitalization and execution, Engineering support, Product development Equipment, Continuous Process Improvement. Safety Manager developing Multi-plant LO/TO, Health and Safety, Haz Communication program implementations. Materials Analyst/wrote ERP Inventory System/Scheduling tools, Recruiting. Mechanical Aptitude Training in production, inventory and distribution. Hands on operations of 24/5/7 extrusion and thermoforming ~190 employees


Truman State University

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Business Administration and Management Page 4 of 4

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