Berlin, CT *****
Continue to provide effective leadership and excellent customer support for a world-class organization. Reduce operating costs through continual improvements; provide customer satisfaction with quality product and responsiveness.
Companion Industries, Manufacturing Engineer / Production Manager 2014 2020
Analyze production workflow with a focus on improvements in quality control measures and processes.
Oversee processes for new product launch.
Evaluate manufacturing efficiencies part by part. Evaluate and improve processes for each part.
Assist Quality Control Manager in root cause analysis for all corrective action reports.
Work with customers on product change and improvements.
Prioritize production scheduling and tooling maintenance.
Attend Production and Tool design review meetings.
Interface with all department managers.
Seek all opportunities for improvements. Prepare improvements plan and discuss with department team leaders for implementation.
Work through prioritization and delegation for new project launch and follow through completion.
Provide quotes for new product.
Make necessary tooling improvments, design, build gages and fixtures.
Chair safety committee and 5S initiatives.
Lyons Tool & Die, Engineering Manager, Meriden, CT 2008-2014
Oversaw engineering projects of manufacturing plant Surgical, Aerospace and Automotive machining & stampings
Provided timely formal quotations to existing and new programs
Assisted with internal and external customers in meeting project requirements
Provided updates to management teams and customers throughout order process
Developed cost saving processes and assisted with product development / debugging for manufacturing, including scrap reduction and Continual Improvement programs.
Worked with customers on existing products for quality improvement and cost reduction
Collaborated with management team with new business development, goals and initiatives
Developed methods for manufacturing and provided detailed work instructions
Maintained updates to company s operating data system (Epicor)
Oversaw junior engineers
Assist with tooling and process improvement initiatives
Developed protocols and executions for medical programs
Chairperson for company Safety committee
Supported initiatives in 5s, Team building and Lean manufacturing approaches
Okay Ind., Manufacturing Manager, New Britain, CT 2005-2008
Managed a 120 Employee Manufacturing plant. - Surgical, Military and Automotive machining & stampings
Oversaw pressroom, tool room, welding and shipping departments
Measured goals set for Scrap reduction and In the press down time reduction initiatives
Assisted with the implementation for the Continual Improvement initiative
Implemented new operating data system (Plexus)
Maintained 5s initiative for related departments
Achieved 99% on time delivery
Certified for the internal audit system in ISO / TS 16949:2002
Supported initiatives in building strengths through Cross training and Team building approaches
Deringer- Ney Mfg., Manufacturing/Engineering Manager, Mundelein, IL. 1993-2005
Managed production department consisting of two supervisors and 25 employees
Supervised tool and die departments
Managed Tool & Die Design department
Provided Estimates and outsourcing of tool builds
Designer of complex high speed metal stamping dies
Processed electrical contacts for the consumer and automotive markets
Helped in the implementation of new operating data system (Made to Manage M2M)
Served on Safety committee
Certified for the internal audits for ISO and QS 9000
Managed the re-location program to Mexico plant
Seeley Enterprise, Production Manager, Alb. New Mexico 1989-1993
Managed 2 Supervisors of a 20 employee production department, plus 6 tool and die makers
Oversaw daily production in Aerospace industry, including stamping, secondary forming and welding departments.
Managed scheduling and shipping supervisors
Implemented training course in Safety
Implemented new Electronic data collection system
Wauconda Tool & Engineering, Tool & Die Maker / Design Eng. & Estimator, Algonquin, IL. 1981-1989
Press setup and operator of 30 200 ton presses. 50 -1,000 SPM.
Built and debugged stamping tools for the Electrical and Automotive industries.
Provided quotes for HIGH SPEED parts and tooling
Designing of complex high speed metal stamping dies
McHenry County College, McHenry, IL 1981 to 1987
Tool and Die & Engineering degree
Certifications, Skills and Qualifications
Tool & Die Maker & Die Design Engineering
Root Cause Analysis
Six Sigma Green Belt
AutoCAD, Solid Works
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Excellent in multitasking
Problem solving / troubleshooting
Innovate / creative thinker, fact finder
Sexual Harassment Prevention
Reasonable Suspicion of Drug & Alcohol Abuse
TS 16949:2002 Internal Auditor Training
Strong work ethic
Team player / People person