Kenneth M Etheredge
Simpsonville, SC 29680
Capital Project Management Experience
Utilization of Best Practices based on experiences working in many facilities
Manufacturing Industry (Extrusion Equipment)
MS Project, Excel, Word, Access, Power Point, SAP, ACAD
Construction Management Experience
LEED, CMMS, and Project Management training, Sealed Air In-House Certifications: Safety, Project Management, SOX.
Packaging Equipment and Extrusion Installation
Integrity, Honesty, Leadership / Ability to Lead, Ability to Multi-task, Communicate Effectively.
Over 30 years’ experience in Capital Project Management in Sealed Air Corp’s various Manufacturing / Industrial operations throughout North America (US and Mexico).
Extensive Project Management background in the conceptual design, layout and installation of plastics extrusion lines, automated packaging, material handling projects, facilities operations and equipment, utilities and maintenance.
Construction Project Manager:
Managed all aspects of construction of a greenfield Medical Extrusion Plant, including cleanrooms – ISO 7 / ISO 8 - and subsequent expansion of the facility to 70K SF.
Managed construction of world class facility in Atlanta to include super market showcases, professional kitchen, complete with cameras, speaker system and filming capabilities, packaging demonstration room with 8 different package filling and bagging systems, dividable 100-person auditorium, breakout areas and lounge.
Managed construction of a customer service center in a build to suit project.
Plant expansion to house two Round Cast Lines and a slitter – 10,000 SF high bay addition. STJ
Up-fit of recently purchased distribution building for printing, laminating, slitting, plate making, ink blending and storage, solvent tank farm, railroad expansion, and RTO installation. STJ
Design / build relocation of a Pilot Plant operation. Not currently approved.
60,000+ SF plant expansion in Monterrey, MX for printing, laminating, slitting and glue storage.
Upfit of existing plant in CRI that had been mothballed to install a new process for biodegradable protective packaging product.
Upfit and relocation of 4 Sealed Air distribution facility across the US.
Rail spur and railcar installation and unloading.
Extrusion / Material Handling / Line Installations / Plant Support
Project Manager for the engineering design and installation of Cryovac’s first two M+N Extrusion lines in IPT.
Designed first tape inflation system for tubing going to coating. IPT
Managed the automated process and start-up of transferring food trays into sleeves, conveying to sortation, bundling, bagging, labeling, warehousing two (2) plants – Indianapolis, IN / Reading, PA.
Managed / Coordinated the automation of a 100% manual packing process to an automated system of box, roll handling & palletizing packaging – SVL.
Managed the removal and replacement of existing automated roll wrapping and palletizing system - STJ
Managed a greenfield slitting/packaging operation start-up July 2017 - STJ
Managed the automation of a palletizing system for large rolls (gantry system) installed to replace manual palletizing system – IPT
Managed the consolidation of box and roll product lines into a common packoff / palletizing area (cost savings) – SVL.
Extensive experience with material handling equipment including:
Conveyors, Metal Detectors, In-line Scales, Kick-offs (Weight, Metal/Foreign Materials), Feeders (Liquid & Dry Material), Bundlers and Sleevers, Automatic Palletizing, Robots (pick & place, gantry), Pallet and Roll Wrappers, RFID, In-line labeling…
Allied Construction Management 8/19 – 10/19
Field Project Superintendent (Alnylam / Amgen)
Responsible for Construction Management at the customer site, scheduling, and managing on site contractors, all aspects of regulatory compliance related to safety, OSHA, NFPA, IBC, NEC, EPA and other applicable codes related to new plant construction..
BASF Chemicals, Mauldin, SC 8/18 – 5/19
Plant Construction Supervisor
Responsible for Site Construction Management, scheduling, subcontractor management, and managing on site contractors, all aspects of regulatory compliance related to safety, OSHA, NFPA, IBC, NEC, EPA, project reporting and other applicable codes.
Support the Regional Engineering Group on local projects including, process piping, railcar process piping, new chemical tank installations, roofing, concrete, etc...
AES Clean Technologies, Montgomeryville, PA 5/18 – 7/18
Field Project Manager (Amgen / Alcon)
Responsible for Project Planning and Construction Management at the customer site, estimating, scheduling, and managing on site contractors, all aspects of regulatory compliance related to safety, OSHA, NFPA, IBC, NEC, EPA and other applicable codes related to new plant Clean Room construction regulations.
Responsible for installation of cleanroom facilities for Pharmaceutical / Electrical process lines.
Worked on construction projects in Thousand Oaks, CA (AMGEN) and Ft Worth (ALCON).
PL DEVELOPMENTS, Piedmont, SC 7/17 – 10/17
Maintenance Engineering Manager
Responsible for Project Planning and Construction Management, estimating, scheduling, and managing contractor and contractor negotiations, mechanical engineering / design, all aspects of regulatory compliance related to safety, project reporting, and other applicable codes related to new plant construction regulations, site selection, additions, renovations, civil engineering, and acquisition due diligence.
Responsible for maintenance of newly installed liquid filling process lines for Pharmaceutical / Beverage lines.
Worked on maintenance and construction projects in their Clinton, SC facility.
CRYOVAC, INC. / SEALED AIR CORPORATION, Duncan, SC 1/85 - 8/87, 7/88 – 7/17
Senior Project Manager / Engineer (1996 - 2017)
Responsible for Project Planning and Construction Management, estimating, scheduling, and managing contractors and contracts, mechanical engineering / design, all aspects of compliance related to safety, OSHA, NFPA, IBC, NEC, EPA, project reporting, and other applicable codes related to new plant construction regulations, site selection, QA, QC, additions, renovations, acquisition due diligence, project planning and budgeting and cost-effective controls.
Project Management and all activities related to packaging equipment design, installation, material handling projects.
Project scope development, specifications, purchasing, controls and budget management and spending, process invoices, change orders, controls of overhead costs and provide all close out project documentation
Managed installations in existing plants in a way that minimizes impact to existing process operation, plant flow, and business operations.
Support Plant Engineers on design of all aspects of facility expansions utilizing engineering principles, including Clean Rooms, HVAC, chillers, cooling towers, air compressors, electrical switch gear, substations, and boilers.
Worked with teams performing due diligence for both building acquisitions and land purchases.
Served as point of contact for energy conservation and utilities optimization projects.
Read / interpret drawings and schematics, and all technical support documentation.
Experience working in multiple cities and qualifying contractors across the US and Mexico.
Managed construction projects on both greenfield and brownfield sites ranging from 20,000 SF to 260,000 SF.
Managed a wide variety of projects up to $10MM ea. / $100+MM total.
Site Engineer – Iowa Park, TX (1994 - 1996)
Based within the manufacturing facility, managed coordination, scheduling of contractors as liaison between Plant and Facility Operation teams (maintenance, production, management) representing Central Engineering for activities related to new plant construction and process line / equipment installations.
Participated on various plant safety / quality (QA, QC) / process improvement teams.
Managed local procurement, processed invoices, and control of overhead costs.
Specific areas of responsibility included new plant additions, installation of barrier (3) and film (4) lines, and laminator (9) installations.
Mechanical Engineer – Duncan, SC (1988 - 1994)
Responsible for budget management, design, schedule, fabrication, installation, and contract negotiations of extrusion production line systems.
Managed extrusion line up-fits and installations in various US facilities. Managed design and installation of state of the art custom extrusion lines.
Managed design projects related to new process development including design of tape inflation and shuttle inventory systems.
HOECHST-CELANESE CORPORATION, Greer, SC 12/87 - 7/88
Responsible for maintenance of slitting department and extrusion lines.
Developed strategic plans to coordinate overhauls of equipment with planning and facility operations; Holidays, planned, and unplanned.
Responsible for, predictive and preventive maintenance, and failure analysis.
Worked on part design / redesign as required for reliability improvements.
Provided technical guidance and approves escalation to colleagues within the maintenance department.
Responsible to oversee and manage spare parts inventory utilizing spare parts software systems, and assembly kits for shutdowns.
Clemson University, Clemson, SC
BSME - 12/87