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Manager Plant

Sherwood, OR
August 14, 2020

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Sherwood, OR *****



Orchestrating Corporate Financial and Cultural Turnarounds

In Manufacturing Plants

Change Agent, Plant Turnaround Artist, Lean Six Sigma Champion, Direction of Multi-Plants in Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Mexico. ISO, COACH Leadership, and Continuous Improvement Leader with a career of accomplishments in productivity and quality, resulting in high levels of profitability and market share gains at plant locations and divisions. Analytical expertise in cost elimination and high profitability generation in industries. Expertise in directing CNC Machining, Injection Molding, Welding, Robotics, Fabrication, Plating, Coating, and Assembly operations. Successful direction of manufacturing plants in the automotive, military, construction, aggregate, food, and timber industries.

3 Successful Financial Turnarounds on Plants with Previous Long Term Loss Scenarios

Complete Accident Eliminations At Borg Warner and Allied Systems.

OSHA VPP Certifications

Six Sigma Certification & Team Development

MBA in Finance and Adjunct College Professor

4 Successful Lean Plant Installations

Infinite Number of Kaizen Implementations

Plant Construction & Startup at Yamakawa

Numerous Empowered Team Developments

6 Plant P&L Positive Enhancements

Several Product Launches in Auto, Oil, Construction, & Military Industries.

2 Successful Installations of ISO

Numerous Training Program Installations


MILGARD WINDOWS – 2018 – 2019 (Portland, Oregon)(Company Sold and Position combined with Plant Manager)

Largest window and door manufacturer in Western United States. Glass and vinyl processing and window/door assembly.

Production/Quality Assurance/Maintenance Manager

Directed redevelopment of Quality Assurance Department.

oTeam installed effective systems within production lines to eliminate defects.

oInstituted plant wide utilization of Five Why’s and corrective action development and implementation.

Executed Maintenance and Production Department Supervisors to install maintenance and operator PM systems.

oReduced machine downtime by 37%.

Led plant-wide team to redesign standard works to serve as effective training and quality assurance guides.

oParticipants included production, engineering, and quality departments.

Originated kaizen employee training achieved in all departments.

oResults Increased thru-put on assembly lines by 29% through the use of kaizens, VSM, and continuous focus on continuous improvement.

Thrust an OTD improvement up to 98.8% through improved coordination between manufacturing and shipping.

oPresented end results of the above actions which gained a double-digit improvement in profitability.

AGGREGRATE MACHINERY–2017– 2018 (Salem, Oregon) (Resigned due to owner cash mismanagement. Bouncing checks)

Large equipment manufacturer in the composite/mineral/environmental processing industries.

Plant Manager

Pioneered the establishment of a Quality Assurance Program.

Designed and Introduced Customer Sales Presentation Program to be encompass all customer facility visits.

Developed team to reduce steel costs by implementing perpetual steel inventory management system.

Spearheaded the expansion of plant capacity through the addition of welding, material handling, and human resources. Gained production volume improvement of 31%.

Established productive relationships with employee contact agencies, to include specialized pre-employment training.

Stephen T. Kuhn

16100 SW Century Dr. Sherwood, OR 97140 C 503-***-****

LAYTON SYSTEMS – 2016 (Salem, Oregon) (Resigned due to company owner’s infighting and owners leaving company)

A large Food Conveyance OEM Systems Manufacturer and Installer of stainless steel conveyance systems.

Production & Safety Manager

Directed Production Control, Purchasing, Quality Assurance, Safety, and Manufacturing disciplines.

Coordinated the revamp of assembly line utilized all departments to achieve a two-fold increase in productivity.

Pioneered the establishment of an OSHA team to develop required programs and implement a permanent Safety Organization.

Propelled the development and implementation of in-process inspection virtually eliminating final test failures.

ALLIED SYSTEMS / WINCH DIVISION / CNC MACHINING – 2007 – 2016 (Sherwood, Oregon)

(Accepted position at Layton due to Allied’s Winch Sales declining as a result of the oil industry’s downturn).

A large equipment OEM Manufacturer in the Logging, Agriculture, Construction, Oil industries and a partner with the United States Military in their efforts in warring areas across the globe.

Plant Manager & Company Safety Chairman

Achieved the largest winch shipment (160 winches) month in Allied’s history, thus achieving 100% elimination of winch shipment backlog, immediately before the 2008 recession occurred, guaranteeing financial stability.

Established team to perform quick change setups.

oTeam conducted over 30 quick change setup workshops over a three-shift operation, resulting in a 40% overall reduction of setup time on large CNC vertical and horizontal mills.

Coordinated team, consisting of Production, Purchasing, and Engineering departments to restructure tool room.

oEliminating attendants, installing vending machines, reduced cutting tool usage, tooling types, and to improve tool life. Results generated a $167,000 initial annual savings.

Completed justifications and purchases for CNC mills and lathes upwards in the $1,000,000 price range.

Propelled intense safety indoctrination through plant staff leadership.

oGenerated a $47,000 return from insurance company to Allied, based on injury reductions.



(Manufacturing Manager) (Manufacturing Manager) (Manufacturing Manager)

(Structural Auto Weldments) (Seating) (Automotive Valves)

(Sold) (Sold) ( Downsized 2003-Expanded 2015)


Graduate Undergraduate

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

MBA – Concentration: Finance BBA – Industrial Marketing(Logistics, Purchasing)

University of Kentucky, Henderson, KY



Foundations For Coaching Leadership Six Sigma Champion

Kaizen – Lean (Practical Instruction & Implementation at Yamakawa)

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