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Manager Plant

Savannah, GA
September 11, 2019

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Rincon, GA *****

229-***-**** • • PRODUCTION, LOGISTICS & QUALITY CONTROL PROFESSIONAL Dedicated chemical professional with a broad-based record of experience and accomplishments in plant management, production management, logistics, quality control, and laboratory management. Significant contributor and management team member who has designed, implemented, and monitored numerous production systems, and processes that have eliminated production inefficiencies, reduced costs, increased profits, and improved facility-wide operations. Offer management-level skills for initiating new / innovative strategies and processes need to maintain compliance with high quality, safety, and cost control standards and objectives. Specific strengths include:

• Manufacturing Startup


• Laboratory Management

• Production Process


• ICC – ES / UL

• Plant Management

• Labor / Production Cost


• Concrete


• Maintenance


• Team Building / Training

• Environmental


• Logistics Management

• Mix Design Formulations

• New Product


• QC / QA Management

• ASTM Representative


National Gypsum Company, Savannah, GA 2012-2019

Shipping Manager, 11/2018 – 7/2019

Oversee staffing, budgeting, logistics / traffic management and employee relations for the shipping department and warehouse.

Oversee daily operations, reporting stats, including raw material and finished product inventory. Assess for improvement opportunities. For example, led a project restructuring the warehouse layout for improved logistical flow to rotate stock as first in, first out (FIFO). This resulted in decreased warehouse loss by 20%, increased production cycle times by 10%, and increased loading efficiency by 25%.

Root cause analysis and setting goals / atmosphere for employee milestones. I focused on troubleshooting any loading errors and met weekly with my employees to raise awareness and discuss ways to improve. I also led a weekly warehouse inspection/walk-around to ensure warehouse optimization.

In charge of conducting employee reviews, coaching, follow-ups, interviews and hiring.

SAP – Production scheduling, raw materials, master data and traffic management.

SAP trainer and implementation of company-wide software conversion to SAP. Board Plant Manager, 8/2012-11/2018

Oversee board line daily functions, staffing, budgeting, raw materials, production scheduling, and employee relations.

Plant advocate.

Oversee daily operations reporting stats and improvement opportunities.

Troubleshoot quality / mechanical issues.

Root cause analysis and setting goals / atmosphere for employee milestones. Implemented recognition system for these milestones utilizing various vinyl decals for the employees’ hard hats which overall, improved morale and productivity.

In charge of numerous capital projects.

Travel to other plants – involvement with troubleshooting at our other production facilities.

Managed weekly presentations with staff about safety, quality targets, complaints resolution, plant status, machine efficiency and good board % along with financials to clearly outline expectations and improve productivity.

Worked in congruence with our Technology Innovation Center for new products and streamlining current products to adaptions of the market needs.

In charge of conducting employee reviews, coaching, follow-ups, interviews and hiring.

SAP – Production scheduling, raw materials, master data and traffic management.

SAP trainer and implementation of company-wide software conversion to SAP.

Implementation upon arrival to our Savannah, GA facility of updating SOP’s and JSA’s. Production performance was increased by 3% overall, as well as machine efficiency. Aircrete America Company, Florence, CO 2011 – 2012 Plant Manager, Chief Chemist, Research and Development, Consultant Manage and direct construction of a new Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Factory and oversee and run all manufacturing / plant operations, research and development, and quality control.

• Assurance of the best quality raw materials, helping new raw material suppliers formulate specific quality specifications for AAC on the western part of the USA, at the lowest cost in order to manufacture a superior quality product.

• Design the best possible layout for the manufacturing process in order for the machinery to fit in a preexisting building ensuring a streamline quality production and logistic feasibility. Traveled to multiple AAC machinery manufacturers world wide to ensure and compare the best machinery fit for Aircrete America Company, saving the company millions of dollars in the process.

• Compiled testing information and product benefits associated and required to market AAC.

• Participated in developing and implementing a marketing and sales strategy for AAC.

• Implemented and helped with the demolition process of the existing building for the European AAC machinery arrival, assuring all US equipment would be installed and waiting. Xella Aircrete North America, Inc., Adel, GA 2007 – 2011 Plant Manager, 5/2009-3/2011

Plan, oversee, and direct plant operations, including, but not limited to, oversight of staffing, budgets, production, quality control, continuous improvement, maintenance, and logistics. Travel to international plants to provide (and receive) technical support for process improvement.

• Managed 25+ hourly production personnel while simultaneously serving as the QC / laboratory manager.

• Directly managed one maintenance manager, one logistics manager, one systems control manager, and one production planner.

• Designed an unloading crane for coal mine block production, which resulted in an increased productivity of 70% and generated substantial cost savings.

• Developed an improved cored block production resulting in an 80% reduction in manual labor costs and increased revenue.

• Invented new bond beam systems for construction sites resulting in reduced production cost and an increased productivity of 80%.

• Technically supported more than 40 aerated concrete factories worldwide.

• Conducted interviews and hired numerous candidates according to strong credentials, work ethic, self motivation, and character.

• Implemented, maintained, and supervised production, maintenance, logistic, and purchasing budgets.

• Traveled and assisted Chief Technical Officer on numerous occasions for international technical support.

• Implemented safety program according to OSHA standards.

• Conducted contract negotiations and maintained relationships with raw material suppliers, and shipping companies.

• Contributed to departmental policy and procedures.

• Hosted a PBS broadcast on green production of autoclaved aerated concrete, which aired on television. ADDITIONAL RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Xella Aircrete North America, Inc., Adel, GA

Quality Control / Laboratory Manager

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Teaching Assistant, Graduate Research Chemist – Chemistry/Biochemistry Department Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

Undergraduate Research Assistant – Chemistry Department EDUCATION

Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Graduate School


President of the local American Chemical Society chapter - Valdosta State University Nominated for the 2006 Teaching Assistant of the Year – Florida State University Delta Chi Scholar of the Year 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Delta Chi Brother of the Year 2004, 2005

President of the Delta Chi Fraternity 2004 – 2005

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