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Plant Management

Gadsden, AL, 35905
April 25, 2020

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William S. (Stan) Hand



To obtain a leadership position where my work experience and education will be a valuable contribution to a growing industrial company.


Golden’s Foundry March 2019 - Present Family owned business located in Cordele, Ga. that has been in business over 100 years. The business services the heavy trucking and agricultural industry with ductile iron castings ranging from 10 lbs. to 300 lbs.

Plant Manager

Directly reports to the Vice President of Operations

Manages 150 hourly, 4 managers and 7 supervisors

Reduced incident rates

Scrap reduction from 22% to under 11%

Increased casting lbs. average from 45,000 to 88,000 daily

On-time delivery from 75% to 90%

Lee Brass, Gadsden, May 2013-March 2019

A privately held manufacturing company with over 40 years of experience producing parts utilizing low lead alloys for original equipment manufacturer customers. Lee Brass manufactures -inch to 6-inch” copper castings and pours 12 different copper-based alloys to serve 3 major markets: marine, plumbing and industrial as well as commercial OEM.

Plant Manager

Directly reports to the CEO

Manages 300+ hourly employees (non-union) and 14 supervisors

Manages company’s two foundries

Reduced the incident rate from 6.8 to 1.6

Achieved 1M man hours worked without a “lost time” accident

Grede Foundry, Bessemer, AL 2011 – 2013

The company pours low and medium volume ductile iron castings using sand molds offering a wide range of ductile iron castings and offers value engineering and machine services. The company produces automotive parts and heavy equipment parts resulting in operations of 200k pounds per day, 6 days per week.

Operations Manager & Lean Manufacturing Manager

Responsible for all production, ISO9002, health, safety, environmental, hiring, personnel issues, grievances, lean manufacturing, customer relations and scrap reduction.

E-Box, Inc., Alabaster, AL 2010 – 2011

A leading manufacturer of electrical boxes used for both commercial and residential properties. The company has over 80 employees with $12 million in annual sales.

Production Manager

Managed the finishing and shipping departments, while being responsible for quality assurance, timely shipments and customer service

Exceeded daily production goals

Accountable for safety, cost and quality

Reduced customer complaints 25% by implementing new quality standards

Improved daily shipments 30% by reorganizing the shipping area with new equipment and processes

Reduced man hours by relocating work stations and streamlining production flow

Maintained zero OSHA recordable injuries due to aggressive safety standards

McWane Pipe Company, Birmingham, AL 1995 – 2010

One of the world’s largest manufacturers of iron water works and plumbing products and one of America’s largest privately owned companies. The company manufactures products including ductile iron pipe and fittings, fire hydrants, cast iron soil pipe and fittings and related products.

Production Manager 2010

Atlantic States Pipe Company (ASPC), Phillipsburg, NJ

(subsidiary of McWane Pipe Company) ASPC supplies ductile iron pipe for the eastern United States

Reported to General Manager

Managed 150 employees and 5 supervisors, while responsible for all finished product

Increased production by streamlining the finishing operations

Reduced daily scrap rate 5%

Recycled over 700 tons of product into finished goods

Increased company profitability by decreasing man hours

Consultant 2005 – 2010

McWane Pipe Company, Birmingham, AL

Traveled to all sister companies including Atlantic States, Clow Water and Pacific States to streamline production, train other production managers and supervisors and

implement safety programs.

Assistant Plant Manager 2005 - 2010

McWane Pipe Company, Birmingham, AL

Accountable for over 300 employees and 15 supervisors

Responsible for all finished product

Maintained all quality standards

Implemented safety standards and procedures

Responsible for special projects to improve product flow

Increased production in finishing department by 50%

Successfully negotiated two union contracts

Plant Superintendent 1995 – 2005

Union Foundry, Anniston, AL

(subsidiary of McWane Pipe Company) Union Foundry is the only producer of ductile iron fittings in the continental United States.

Responsible for all daily operations which included maintaining high production rates and accountable for all daily scrap rates

Responsible for all safety and environmental policies

Maintained 180 employees and 15 supervisors

Finishing Manager

Restructured finishing department by decreasing employees and purchased new equipment

Set up preventative maintenance schedules

Melting Manager

Trained supervisors in daily start up procedures and how to achieve daily goals

Reduced controllable costs


Jacksonville State University

Bachelor of Science in Education


OSHA 10-hour Course Graduate OSHA 40-hour Course Graduate Dale Carnegie School Graduate

Clarus Group Front Line Management Graduate Strathmore Industrial Leaders Member Biltmore Management Leaders Member

Six Sigma

Bartell & Bartell Flight School Graduate

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