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Manager Engineer

Naples, FL
October 27, 2019

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A strategic change agent trained in continuous improvement methodologies with a proven ability to successfully implement them, both on a shopfloor level and across an organization. Expertise is strategically and practically aligning the company’s business culture with lean management, quickly bridging the gap between existing systems and actual results.

Toyota Production System (TPS)

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

Kaizen / Focused Improvement

Lean Management

5S / Visual Factory

Synchronous Flow Manufacturing

Theory of Constraints

Activity Based Costing

Problem Solving (DMAIC, 5-Why Analysis, P-M Analysis, FMEA, SMED)


2013-2015: Performance Solutions by Milliken (Milliken & Company) – Spartanburg, SC

Advanced Practitioner (Consultant)

Implemented Continuous Improvement & Lean systems for multi-billion-dollar companies (printed films, packaging, tires, chemical, furniture, steel, food & beverage, small part assembly)

Reduced losses (waste, downtime, inventory, etc.) by as much as 50% with several locations

2008-2013: Graham Packaging Company – Bradenton, FL (plastic packaging)

Regional Continuous Improvement Leader

Implemented TPM at home plant, reducing losses by 33%

Guided plant to win the Food & Beverage Most Improved Plant in 2010

Guided plant to win the Food & Beverage Plant of the Year in 2011

Executed role of acting Plant Manager and Production Manager in addition to CI duties

Trained other locations in Continuous Improvement tools resulting in significant savings

Program Manager on a $20 million equipment upgrade for a new product which launched successfully

2000-2004: Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corp. – Newnan, GA (terrain & water vehicle fabrication & assembly)

Manager, Continuous Improvement & New Model Management

Mapped critical production support systems (new model introduction) to reduce start up time

Reduced negative inventory at annual physical inventory by 85%

Reduced inventory variance by 73%

Manager, Continuous Improvement & Operations Quality Assurance

Transitioned Quality organization from reactive to proactive engineering, focusing on “quality at the source”

Accountable for Supplier QA, Process QA, Calibration & Metrology Lab, Training and TPM Specialists.

Manager, Continuous Improvement

Directed implementation of TPM, 5S, ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 through my department

Plant won TPM Prize for Excellence by Japanese Institute of Preventive Maintenance (JIPM) in 2003

Controlled annual budget of $2 million

Accountable for TPM Specialists, Industrial Engineers, Training and Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)

Senior Industrial Engineer

Lead reduction in waste disposal costs amounting to $180,000/year recurring

Accountable for Industrial Engineer’s activities, establishing labor standards and cost reduction projects

1999-2000: Atlantic Marine Inc. - Jacksonville, FL (commercial shipbuilders)

Industrial Engineer/Steel Shop Foreman

Introduced lean manufacturing techniques to the shops

Educated in Eli Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints by Goldratt

Reduced steel fabrication process by 1 shift due to efficiency improvements utilizing simulation software

1994-1998: Milliken & Company - Gilliland Plant, Laurens, SC (synthetic & fiberglass industrial textiles)

Continuous Improvement Specialist

Led the implementation of the Milliken Performance System (company version of TPS)

Led plant to win 1997 Division MPS (TPM) Champion award

Implemented layout improvements in home and proposed facilities

Industrial Engineer

Directed cost reduction projects as Focused Improvement (Kaizen) Pillar Owner

Established, measured and maintained standards for use in cost control, manpower allocation, equipment planning, quality, waste, indirect materials, supplies and energy

Re-engineered the existing product costing system to reflect Activity Based Costing principles

1994-1995: Milliken & Company - Elm City Plant, LaGrange, GA. (synthetic automotive textiles)

Industrial Engineer

Streamlined information retrieval and administrative procedures as 5S Pillar Owner for MPS

Ergonomic Committee Chairman for plant’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP OSHA)

Continuous training through Milliken University (over 200 hours/year) including Dale Carnegie

Achieved zero landfill goal as Plant Recycling Coordinator


2008-present: Real Estate Agent, Downing-Frye Referral Network Realty Inc. – Naples, FL

Refer clients to area specialized agents

Support agents in contract negotiations

Support agents in enhancing their online media presence

2007-2008: Vice President, Young Professionals of Naples – (non-profit charitable organization)

Established partnership with city Chamber of Commerce

Transitioned organization from a social club to a certified non-profit organization

Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity as part of the organization’s civic activities

2004-2008: Realtor®, Downing-Frye Realty – Naples, FL (residential real estate sales)

Closed over $17 million in sales.

Practiced skills of persuasion and interpersonal communications


2004: Master of Business Administration - University of Florida

1994: Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering - University of Florida

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