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Plant Manager Sales

Spartanburg, SC
October 04, 2019

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Robert Mcilwain

*** ********** ******, ********, ***** Carolina 29385

Telephone: 864-***-**** / Cellular: 440-***-**** / E-Mail:

Experienced Plant Management, Toolmaking (Tool & Die), & E.D.M. Specialist

with extensive professional experience and strong skills in the following areas:

Plant Management E.D.M Wire Machines Hiring, Training & Supervision

Price Quotes (Sales) Ensuring Safe Working Conditions Customer Relations (Liaison)

Increasing Production and Quality E.D.M Department Management


Background encompasses extensive professional experience utilizing a strong work ethic, an attitude to “go the extra mile,” and the ability to meet and exceed company objectives.

Strengths: Proven leadership skills (able to motivate personnel to reach desired goals and objectives); positive attitude - brings enthusiasm to daily tasks; excellent communication skills; self-motivated; achievement-oriented; works well independently or in a team environment; skilled at multi-tasking; highly responsible; dependable; believe strongly in ethical behavior; man of my word; well trusted; skilled at producing to the highest of my abilities.

Areas of Expertise:

● Overseeing Manufacturing Operations ● Wire E.D.M, Fast Hole E.D.M, CNC & Production

● Purchasing E.D.M, Conventional E.D.M and CNC Machining

● Price Quotations ● Meeting Daily Production Goals

● Ensuring Safety ● Acting in a Liaison Role (Customer Relations)

● Ensuring Quality ● Sinker Machines

● E.D.M Department Management ● Scheduling

● Working Closely with Engineering ● Multi-Shift Supervision

● Troubleshooting & Repairs ● New Customer Development

Selected Accomplishments:

Plant Manager (Arc Drilling): Achieved turnaround to profitability and grew sales 1000+ percent.

Senior Tool & Die/E.D.M Specialist (Tyco Safety Products/Sensormatic): Increased production and quality; increased department from 1 machine to 4 machines in less than 1 year.

E.D.M. Department Lead Person/Toolmaker (I.B.M. – Sedab Prototype Division): Brought the department from a low quality and low productivity to high quality and increased productivity.

E.D.M. Department Manager (R.K. Industries): Brought new ideas and methods to the E.D.M. processes.


W.D. Lowe Secondary School, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

4 years of machine trades

High School Diploma and 4-year Certificate of Machine Trades

Continuing Education

Tool & Die & E.D.M Specialist

Professional Experience:

Meyer Tool Inc 2014 to Present

Grenville, South Carolina

Program Manager/ Tool & Die & E.D.M Specialist

Program Management

E.D.M wire machines

Training & Supervision

Price Quotes (Sales)

Ensuring Safe Working Conditions

Customer Relations (Liaison)

Increasing Production and Quality…

Working with Engineering team to produce high quality molds

Responsible to deliver expensive parts production with time frame

Arc Drilling, Inc. 2007 to 2014

Greenville, South Carolina

Plant Manager

Power generation (for General Electric); oversee all aspects of manufacturing.

Hire, train, supervise and motivate personnel to reach desired objectives.

Handle price quotes for sales.

Ensure daily production goals are consistently met.

Ensure safe working conditions.

Maintain positive customer relations with Purchasing and Engineering at Woodward FST (liaison role) and work indirectly with General Electric Engineers on problem solving.

Wire E.D.M., fast hole E.D.M., CNC and production E.D.M., Conventional E.D.M., and CNC Machining.

Tyco Safety Products/Sensormatic 1999 to 2007

Boca Raton, Florida

Senior Tool & Die / E.D.M. Specialist

Ran E.D.M. 2 FX20K Mitsubishi wire 2 CNC sinkers and other machines (grinders, mill lathes, etc.).

Responsible for scheduling, programming and setting up machines.

Maintained machines to run 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Worked closely with Engineering Department.

Increased production and quality.

Managed the E.D.M. Department (2 shifts) including maintenance and ordering of all materials and spare parts.


I.B.M. (Sedab Prototype Division) 1995 to 1999

Boca Raton, Florida

E.D.M. Department Lead Person & Toolmaker

Led and ran 4 E.D.M. (2 wire and 2 sinkers) – high precision parts.

Worked closely with Engineering Department on highly secretive designs maintaining the highest integrity and quality.

Increased quality and productivity.

R.K. Industries 1992 to 1995

Pompano Beach, Florida

E.D.M. Department Manager

Supervised day-to-day activities on 2 shifts (including ordering, and the use of new technology to increase productivity and quality of all processes of the E.D.M.).

Troubleshooting and repairs of all E.D.M. wire and sinker machines.

Trained new employees to ensure there ability to use new technologies.

Represented the company numerous times to develop new customers while selling the company’s high integrity, quality and E.D.M. experience in machining processes.

Developed new ideas/methods related to the E.D.M. process.

Skill Metric Machining 1988 to 1992

Delray Beach, Florida

E.D.M. Leadman

Responsible for 2 wire machines and 2 sinker machines.

Worked on all prototype internal jet engine parts and new materials for Pratt in West Palm Beach.

Developed excellence in machining new, high tech materials and steels (Class C titanium wasp, inconnel, etc.).

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