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Senior Level Manufacturing Manage and Engineer

Pinellas Park, FL
January 07, 2020

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Micheal W. Schultz – MSEM, BSME

Saint Petersburg, Florida 33709 727-***-****

Senior-Level Manufacturing Manager & Engineer

Accomplished senior leader offering substantial experience spanning production and manufacturing operations. Adept at building cross-functional teams, managing complex projects, and administering financial budgets to improve functions across multiple lines of operation. Leverage expertise to identify and address subpar operations and generate robust cost improvements; exemplary leader excelling in dynamic, fast-paced environments. Proven expertise in:

Staff Leadership, Training and Coaching

Full Cycle Project Management

Budget Administration / P&L Accountability

Continuous Improvements

Materials / Cost Containment

Procurement / Supply Chain

Strategic Planning and Analysis

Lean Manufacturing

Quality and Safety Management

Root Cause Analysis / Feasibility Studies

New Product Development / Launches

Statistical Process Controls


Master of Science in Engineering Management

University of South Florida

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

University of South Florida

Associates of Arts

Pasco Hernando Community College

Professional Development & Certifications

Value Stream Mapping/ ISO 9000 Auditor, FLMEP

Lean Manufacturing / Kaizen / 5S / 6S, Air Academy FLMEP

Six Sigma Green Belt, Air Academy


Acquisition Specialist (2017 to 2019)

Serve as a strategic partner, leveraging extensive experience in various industrial, high-tech, and consumer fields complimented by a solid track record in real estate. Forged solid business relationships, assisting clients to maximize shareholders value and translated innovation into a viable strategy.

Analysed and tracked market conditions, comparing various properties to identify key risk factors and determine the highest and best purchase and resale price.

Forged exceptional client and market relationships, introducing new practices, expand customer base and generated company growth; manage and maintain effective communications.

Validated and executed purchase agreements for 100 million dollars of single-family homes and managed the resale portfolio of 130 million dollars of single-family homes.

Skyway Realty Group

Broker / Real Estate Consultant (2012 to 2017)

Designed a brokerage that focused on working with investors and sellers facing foreclosure. Provided strategic leadership and industry experience to close valuable real estate deals in both the commercial and residential sectors. Cultivated strong partnerships with property owners and potential buyers, and built innovative branding, sales, and marketing campaigns to promote available properties.

Created an automated real estate investing company (integrated multiple websites, live inbound operators, CRM, multiple marketing campaigns, and follow up systems).

Reduced acquisition and sales process from a five-month average down to fifteen days.

Spearheaded a realtor, investor, and attorney mastermind group to share information and techniques to assist over 200 sellers in foreclosure.

Mentored, and led a team of six cross functional professionals regarding process improvements, training, and career development activities.

Barn Light Electric, Titusville, FL

VP of Manufacturing Operations / Chief Technical Officer (2011 to 2012)

Served as an integral member of the executive management team, creating and directing a manufacturing division for this $15M privately held incandescent lighting company. Constructed transformation plans and establishing goals and corporate priorities. Tracked and analysed key risk metrics to identify areas of critical opportunity and potential cost savings, partnering with the operations team to eliminate or reduce losses through root cause analysis. Managed risk to drive corporate objectives in the areas of environment, health and safety, asset capability, quality, and production.

Accelerated production through capital and reliability improvements; secured capital equipment (manual / CNC mills and lathes as well as powder / porcelain coating spray systems, ovens, drilling machines, surface grinders, metal cutting band saws, and welding equipment).

Built, trained, and developed a staff of 60 professionals, comprising of engineering, purchasing, machining, assembly, R&D, inventory, packaging, logistics, and safety / quality operations.

Reduced downtime by 90% by establishing Lean/Kanban assembly lines that utilized visual controls to pulled components from multiple locations and vendors.

Simplified the engineering and assembly process by creating subassemblies, allowing for the design of over 1044 lights in 1 CSA file in less than nine months.

Re-engineered 20 sand cast tools into 12 die cast tools, savings over $3M on the first order.

Formed a business alliance with a local sheet metal fabricator, resulting in a price reduction from $7.50 to less than a $1.00 each for materials and labour.

Evolucia Energy Technologies (ILED), Sarasota, FL

VP of Product Development & Manufacturing / Solid State Lighting Division (2008 to 2011)

Promoted the integration of people, processes, and systems to manage and reduce costs, simultaneously performing in multiple capacities under intense pressure. Drove continuous process improvements activities utilizing Lean, Six Sigma, TOC and Value Engineering principles and tools. Provided strategic planning working with executive leadership and investors to recommend new products and features.

Mentored, and led a team of cross functional professionals regarding process improvements, training, and career development activities; increased new product volume by 100%.

Leveraged lean manufacturing techniques to optimize the footprint of three manufacturing facilities, including the selection, purchasing and placement of multiple pieces of large capital equipment.

Designed a daily production metric program with the Florida Manufacturing Extension Program “FLMEP”, to avoid the risk of the company shutting down due to financial insolvency; returned business to profitable operations with 79 days.

Established an ISO compliant manufacturing facility with main contract manufacturer within a three-month time frame and passed an audit by a Tier 1 lighting company, resulting in a private label agreement

Additional Experience:

Operations & Safety Manager / Quality Engineer, Advanced Protection Technologies, Clearwater, FL

Division Manufacturing Engineer & Manager, Perkin Elmer / Belfab Products, Daytona Beach, FL

Manufacturing Engineer & Manager, Honeywell Aerospace, Inc., Clearwater, FL

Partner / Realtor, Good Guys LLC / All Cash Property Solutions / American Dream Makers

Dear Director of Human Resources:

As a highly effective executive with a proven history of success, I am confident that I have the expertise required to excel within your company. With several years of experience in the manufacturing industry, I am a dependable and organized professional with the ability to drive company-wide improvement and inspire successful, high-achieving teams. Through sound decision making and leadership, I have aided past employers, including Barn Light Electric, Evolucia Energy Technologies, Advanced Protection Technologies, Perkin Elmer and Honeywell in accomplishing short- and long-range goals. I have a wide range of industry knowledge and experience; I included some highlights below.

Executive Management:

Division Creation, Manufacturing Strategy, PE Leadership, Hands on Leader, Forecasting, Budgeting, P&L, Staffing, Staff Development, Coaching, Training, Scheduling, Managed a Staff of 60+, Creative Business Solutions, Customer / Vendor Relations and Negotiations. Outsource, Plant Consolidation, Excellent Interpersonal and Communication Skills.


Mechanical Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Process Engineer, Quality Engineer, Engineering Design, Reverse Engineering, Design for Manufacturing, Tool Design, Product Configuration, Package Design, Test Equipment, Failure Mode Analysis (DFEMA and PFEMA), Engineering Drawing Interpretation.

Industry and Technology Knowledge:

UL, CSA, NOM, IMQ, MIL-Standards, FDA Experience, IPC 610, Sheet Metal Design, Electronic Box Builds, Electronic Subassemblies, Conformal Coating, Wire and Cable Harness Design, LED and Incandescent Lighting, Surge Protection, PCB Design and Assembly, Pick and Place, Through Hole, Metal and Plastic Fabrication, Sand and Die Casting, Powder and Porcelain Coating, Machine Shop, Manual and CNC Lathe, Mill and Press, Welding, Plating, Metallurgy, Gas Chromatography, Potting, CMM, Vacuum Systems, Vapor Degreasers, Ultrasonic and Mega-sonic, CO2 snow, Laser Cutting.

Lean Methodology:

6 Sigma Green Belt, Kaizen, 6S, CAPA, Continuous Improvement, Root Cause Analysis, Corrective Action, Statistical Process Control (SPC).

Production Processes and Systems:

Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Bills of Materials (BOM), Revision Control, Non-Conforming Report (NCR). Material Review Board, Part Number Creation, Manufacturing Instructions, Labor and Material Scheduling, Work in Process, Scrap, Pull Systems, Visual Production Matrix, One Piece Workflow, Batching, Just-In-Time, Capital Equipment Justification, Selection and Placement, Calibration Program,


Created and Managed Multiple ISO 9001 Systems from Scratch, CE Files, and Certified ISO auditor.

Purchasing/Warehouse Management:

MRP, Vendor Selection and Auditing, Economic Order Quantities, Quoting, Planning and Scheduling, International and Domestic Ordering and Scheduling, Make to Order, Make for Stock, Inventory Management, Min Max, Kan-ban, Lot Tracking, Bar Coding, Pick Sheets, kitting, Incoming Inspection.

Thank you for reviewing my submission, and if you have any questions about my professional history or qualifications, please contact me by phone or email. I look forward to hearing from you.


Micheal W. Schultz – MSEM, BSME

FYI, my name is spelled with an EAL, this is not a typo. Funny story, I hope to share it with you soon.

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