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Plant Manager Training

Location:
Orland Park, IL
Posted:
January 14, 2020

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John J. Ammons

***** ***** *****

Orland Park, Illinois 60462

920-***-****

Objective: To secure a position of responsibility with a company that can offer the possibility of growth and advancement based on proven performance.

Core Skills:

Plant Management Training/Development Supply Chain Management

Contingency Planning Kaizen Continuous Improvement

Workflow Planning Lean Six Sigma – 5S Contract Negotiations

Project Management KPI Labor Relations

Supply Chain Management Risk Management Process Safety Management

Budget Management Organizational Change Cost and Process

Professional Experience

Pactiv LLC

Bridgeview, IL – February 2019 to Present

PLANT MANAGER

Responsible for the production of both deep and shallow draw thermoforming cups for the quick service food industry customer base with the management of eighteen inline thermoformers and eighteen printers over a seven day /24 hour operation. Responsible for the daily production of over 900,000 lbs of finished goods along with the training and supervision of 750 hourly employees and ten direct reports

Plant received AA Rating from the annual British Retail Consortium (BRC)

Increased total pounds produced by 7% over previous fiscal year

Drove cultural change in a way that developed an attitude of mutual respect and honesty

Spartech LLC

Cape Girardeau MO/ Muncie IN – April 2017 to February 2019

SR PLANT MANAGER

Responsible for general supervision of all phases of plant operations including: production, quality control, safety, maintenance, receiving, and shipping. Responsibilities also include annual budget, planning capital projects, and executing to all plant and or corporate targets. Also works closely with the production team to increase productivity and profitability within the manufacturing operation.

Responsible for the financial turnaround of the Cape Girardeau facility.

Took plant from a loss of $200K/monthly to a positive $150K/monthly through use of Lean Processes.

Developed future organizational leaders through effective mentoring and development.

Standardized successful batch run processes through multiple Kaizen activities

Chosen to facilitate restructuring of Muncie facility with process and machinery of closing sister facility

Peninsula Packaging Company

Wilson, North Carolina – November 2015 to April 2017

PLANT MANAGER

Responsible for the production of deep and shallow thermoforming containers specific to a food industry customer base with the management of six thermoformers and two extrusion lines over a seven day/24 hour operation. Responsible for the development of an operating and capital budget of approximately $16.0 million along with the training and supervision of 125 hourly associates and ten direct reports.

Successfully introduced a Performance Metric Program to direct reports to help drive a performance based culture

Plant qualified as a NSF facility as part of qualifying for a $20 million contract with Ready Pac

Introduced the War Room concept to the plant and company as a whole that utilized LSS principles to drive results and increased EBITDA from previous year

Spartech LLC (previously known as PolyOne)

Cape Girardeau, Missouri – November 2014 to November 2015

SENIOR PLANT MANAGER

Promoted to Sr Plant Manager and moved to Cape facility to facilitate plant turnaround and introduce Lean Six Sigma practices to the facility. Worked with staff to develop Key Performance Indicators for the facility to support the overall goal of the division.

Converted staff to a Performance Metric Program to ensure meeting the Manufacturing Incentive Program for 2014 and beyond

Upgraded open positions within the staff to help support both Safety, Quality and Maintenance departments.

Successfully rolled out the initial LSS concepts to the facility. Plant exceeded $500K in savings for FY15.

Improved execution accuracy and on time delivery from 81% to 97%.

Developed future organizational leaders through effective mentoring and development.

Spartech LLC

Ripon, Wisconsin – May 2011 to November 2014

PLANT MANAGER

Responsible for the production of deep and shallow draw thermoforming containers for a custom designed customer base with the management of eleven thermoformers and five extrusion lines over a five and seven day/twenty-four hour operation. Experienced in the production of RPET, polypropylene and high impact polystyrene products. Responsible for the development of an operating and capital budget of approximately $14.0 million. Responsible for the training and supervision of 100 hourly associates and ten direct reports.

Responsible for the purchase and movement of thermoforming assets to the Mexico and California market to support expansion.

Worked with Alliance Energy to convert facility to real time billing, resulting in yearly savings of $120,000.

Moved facility to a performance metrics program to ensure pay for performance was duly rewarded.

Plant was qualified as a Safe Quality Foods (SQF) facility during October 2011, resulting in increased expansion into the food packing market and has maintained an Excellent rating.

Well versed in Lean Six Sigma.

Plant received Corporate Health and Safety Management System Level One rating in 2012, one of only five of the original Legacy Spartech facilities to receive the rating.

Solo Cup Company

Conyers, Georgia – December 2010 to May 2011

PROJECT MANAGER – Thermoforming Division

Responsible for the relocation of existing lines from other facilities, working with both internal parties from corporate and contractors for the movement, installation and start up.

Responsible for internal projects, such as blender upgrades and line upgrades along with installation of any automation.

Responsible for the maintenance department with the Thermo division which includes daily maintenance breakdowns, PM and set ups.

Completed the installation of a PET crystallizer and dryer system and the conversion of an existing line from PS to PET ahead of time and under budget.

Improved execution accuracy and productivity from 90% to 98%.

Improved equipment reliability by 15% through detailed training programs and visual metrics

Inline Plastics Corporation

McDonough, Georgia – June 2009 to August 2010

PLANT MANAGER

Responsible for the development of a greenfield thermoforming operation in support of the expansion of Inline Plastics Corporation into the southeast United States. Responsible for the production of deepdraw theromoformed containers for the consumer market and the management of twelve GN and one Lyle formers over a twenty-four hour operation. Responsible for the warehousing and shipping of product to twenty-three states with concentration in the southeast United States.

Recruited a new management staff of nine direct reports in a two-month period to meet opening date of new plant.

Responsible for the training and supervision of 98 hourly associates.

Developed and executed the movement of twelve GN deepdraw thermoformers from the Shelton, CT facility over a 9 month timeframe to support southeast operations.

Worked successfully with city and county government agencies in permitting all aspects of the operation in compliance with state regulations.

Developed and executed a vendor managed inventory program to ensure proper stockage of consumable items utilizing a minimum/maximum program.

Executed installation and start up of a new preheat Lyle thermoformer in support of the Safe-T-Fresh container program.

Developed and implemented training program along with the corporate training office to ensure machine implementation went smoothly.

Worked with Georgia Power to move plant electrical usage to real time billing, saving approximately $100,000 during current fiscal year.

Developed operational and capital expenditure budget for FY11 (April 2010-March 2011).

Plant has had no lost time accidents during first year of production.

Anchor Packaging

Paragould, Arkansas – February 2002 to June 2009

DIVISION MANAGER

Responsible for the production of deepdraw thermoformed containers for the consumer market and the management of eleven deepdraw formers and five extrusion lines over a twenty-four hour operation. Experienced in the production of PVC, PET, polypropylene, polystyrene and coextruded homopolypropylene products. Responsible for the development and execution of an operating budget of approximately $10.0 million. Responsible for the training and supervision of 100 hourly associates and four direct reports.

Letica Corporation – MAUI CUP DIVISION

Clarksville, Tennessee – August 2000 to November 2001

PLANT MANAGER

Responsible for the production of deepdraw polystyrene cold cups, paper cups and the management of two deepdraw in-line formers and twenty-seven paper cup forming machines over a twenty-four hour operation. Responsible for total plant operations to include scheduling, quality assurance, human resources, shipping and customer service. Responsible for the training and supervision of 400 hourly associates and fourteen direct reports.

Sweetheart Cup Company

Owings Mills, Maryland - November 1999 to August 2000

PLANT MANAGER

Responsible for the introduction of the EarthShell clamshell container to McDonald's Corporation, using proprietary biodegradable technology from the EarthShell Corporation. Responsible for the development of staffing requirements, budget development and process optimizations for this new food packaging product. Charged with setting management by objectives, plant wide accountability and modern manufacturing techniques, such as Kaizen, Six Sigma, quick changeover, inventory control, etc. Chosen over five other internal candidates within Sweetheart for the position.

Sweetheart Cup Company

Springfield, Missouri - January 1996 to November 1999

DEPARTMENT MANAGER

Responsible for the production of polystyrene extruded foam cold and hot cups, thermoformed deepdraw lids and cups, and the management of fifteen extruders, sixteen cup forming machines, and nine lid machines over various shift operations. Responsible for the development and execution of an operating budget of approximately $9.3 million. Responsible for the training and supervision of 210 individuals, nine direct supervisors and one process engineer. Experienced in both paper and plastic cup operations. Served as Interim Plant Manager from July 1998 until end of December 1998.

Niemand Industries, Inc.

Marion, Alabama - July 1993 to December 1995

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Responsible for the production of pharmaceutical spiral wound applicators from acceptance of raw material to shipment of the finished product. Directly responsible for the scheduling of twenty machines over a three shift operation and the training and supervision of 100 individuals and five direct supervisors.

Stone Container Corporation

Mishawaka, Indiana - September 1992 to July 1993

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

Responsible for the production of corrugated containers and the training and supervision of 22 persons.

United States Army, 1984 to 1992

Served in positions ranging from platoon leader, logistical officer and company commander of a 125-man unit.

Education

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina

Bachelor of Arts - 1984



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