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Manager Plant

Chicago, IL
October 23, 2019

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Keith Towe

Project/ Maintenance Mgr - Rowell Chemical Co

Chicago, IL 60644


Work Experience

Project/ Maintenance Mgr

Rowell Chemical Co - Willow Springs, IL

February 2014 to Present

Provide Project stewardship to achieve Company objectives while managing cost, scheduling and performance. Responsible for project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, controlling, and closing. Initiate vendor and supplier communication to ensure all equipment and project work is completed as scheduled. Maintenance responsibilities include: Prepare purchase requisitions to request any materials and supplies to repair

all plant equipment, develop and implement improvements for maintenance and operating procedures, and advance use of new technologies. Daily interface with all levels of the organization within the facility as well as outside contractors. Maintained Dept. records in accordance with corporate work order system. Initiated compliance with Lean Mfg. practices; 58, Six Sigma, FMEA. Tracks, analyzes and improves the Maintenance dept.'s Key Performance Indicators {KPis) in the areas of efficiency, downtime reduction, overall maintenance cost and preventative maintenance compliance.

Process Engineer- Plating and Galvanizing Dept

S & C Electric Co - Chicago, IL

October 2008 to February 2014

• Manage all processes and costs (input & output) for daily operations and drive maintenance oversight to insure production levels and compliance issues are met. Project scope of $1OOK-$2.2M; 96-100% on-time completion rate.

• Initiated digitization I conversion to computer-based vs. manual line system

• Improve sustainability and develop best practices within the Plating and Galvanizing production process.

• Develop and maintain critical process maintenance plan.

• Administer and maintain Safety training program. Institute new Safety policies and procedures. Serve as lead for reporting monthly (EPA state, fed, and local) and OSHA requirements.

• Lead Kaizen events for KPI and Continuous improvement initiatives. r ..

• Evaluate existing process to help reduce costs - includes audit, incident investigation, and root cause analysis.

• Identify, Develop and Deliver innovative solutions driven by constantly improving process capability and production volume while maintaining and improving quality standards throughout the Dept.

Plant Manager- Manufacturer

ADCO Chemical Company - Newark, NJ

January 2004 to December 2008

• Complete R&D scale-up and install of new DCS system to increase resin output

• Directly responsible for the development of safety programs, presentations and training.

• Evaluate and develop improved techniques for the control of work place safety hazards and control of plant cleanliness.

• Maintain State and Federal regulatory guidelines with TCPA, DPCC and OSHSA.

• Develop process improvement initiatives, develop OJT and SOP documentation to enhance quality and training.

• Develop and maintain all employee safety training records and recommend training needs to meet business requirements.

• Lead plant and business unit to implement and facilitate process improvement projects.

• Review projects and plan time frame for procedures and project accomplishments, staff requirements and allotment of available resources to various phases.

• Work with maintenance management to identify and address equipment issues. Ensure maintenance expenditures remain within budget constraints.

• Scheduling of personnel, equipment and products in order to accommodate all orders.

• Help to design, develop and test and/or source and cost justify various tool, machinery and equipment for recommended manufacturing methods.

Product Availability Supervisor

Pepsi Bottling Company - Piscataway, NJ

March 2003 to December 2003


• Bulk and route loading-develop process improvement initiatives.

• Develop inventory management strategies using historical activity data, sales and/or purchasing forecast.

• Design changes and give other information in order to reduce the amount of obsolete inactive assets, warehouse cost, and carrying cost throughout the division

• Develop and execute fulfillment strategies using sales forecast, inventory reports, financial analysis and other sources in order to achieve optimum balance between warehouse fulfillment, freight cost and delivery time to customers.

•: • • Enhance inventory control systems and procedures using updated technologies and best practice in order to affectively implement inventory planning, forecast, replenishment and disposition process.

• Scbeduling of warehouse and production personnel to satisfy sales needs. Operation Manager, Plate Production Division

USX Corporation - Gary, IN

1996 to 2002

• Management of daily plant operations in a union shop environment.

• Responsible for flame cut, shipping & shearing departments, electro polishing & high pressure rinsing procedures performed on special plates, including daily scheduling, inventory control and production planning, and Unit PM scheduling.

• Scheduled maintenance personnel and equipment- front-line supervisor of 20-person team per (3) shift rotation.

• Achieved production requirements within budget

Technical Representative RPS

Petrolite Corporation - Eddystone, PA

1992 to 1996

Identify and develop a quality service management program based on needs and value to each refinery process account.

• Increased division revenues by 45%

• Identify new chemical treatment areas and recommend application need.

• Responsible for total serviceability with regard to customer satisfaction and orientation. Senior Acct. Rep./Project Manager- Tech. Services Division Chemical Waste Management - Newark, NJ

1986 to 1992

Tech Service Division -lab-pack, drum and bulk waste disposal for six county territory in Central NJ consisting of Industrial, Commercial and Pharmaceutical accounts.

• Implementation of site redemption work plans. (in accordance with OSHA Health & Safety standards

& procedures.

• Engineered solutions to compliance issues, conducted 40-hr. Hazwoper training. Education

BS in Medical Technology

Howard University - Washington, DC



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