BRADLEY E. WARD
A motivated Manager with over twenty years of proven success in operations management. Experienced in manufacturing, scheduling, purchasing, warehouse, safety, quality, logistics, facility layout, product management, sales, human resources and employee involvement. Proven track record of success; increasing productivity, exceeding sales, revenue and profit goals; improving quality, refining and sustaining operations while building morale.
ACH Foam Technologies 2016-2019 Director of Block Operations- Multiple Facilities
Provided support and direction to seven block manufacturing facilities. Supervised four Plant Managers with additional responsibilities including, gap audits and inspections, implementation of best practices and procedures, communication of goals and objectives, customer relations, instrumental in development of annual capital expenditure budgets, review monthly financial statements to drive decision making for optimization of materials, labor, overhead and freight.
Best of Class Safety
Provided technical training to assure consistency throughout all corporation locations
Project Management of equipment installation and startup
Drove Culture of Continuous Improvement using Lean Manufacturing and 5S
Implemented Raw Material/Finished Goods Inventory System with bar coding
ACH Foam Technologies/Heartland EPS/Wisconsin EPS 2000-2016 Plant Manager - Washington, IA
Managed EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) block & shape facility with six direct reports and seventy employees covering three shifts. Responsibilities included safety, quality, production, maintenance, warehouse, shipping, logistics, purchasing, receiving, human resources and customer relations.
Increased efficiency by 15% using Lean Manufacturing Principles
Annual Continuous Growth in Sales for a $18.8 million increase
Facility lead for all ISO, OSHA, UL and Environmental (DNR) Audits
Effective use of Lean Manufacturing, Root Cause Analysis and Continuous Improvement.
Created and maintained strong trusting relationships with supporting departments and sales.
Worked with Supplier Technical Staffs to elevate my knowledge in the expanding and molding processes.
Career path from Machine Operator to Director of Operations for the same company.
Substantial growth in Sales and Revenue as a Plant Manager by creating a superior team.
Championed two facility expansions, both under budget and on schedule.
Associate Degree in Industrial Engineering – Graduated with Honors
Moraine Park Technical College – Fond du Lac, WI
Additional training courses include: Statistical Process Control, Lean Manufacturing Principles, Management seminars and Dale Carnegie