BARRY W. ADAMS
Toronto, ON M1V 1E3 firstname.lastname@example.org
PLANT MANAGEMENT * PRODUCTION and OPERATIONS LEADERSHIP PROCESS IMPROVEMENT – COST CONTROL – PRODUCTIVITY GAINS A results driven Manufacturing Manager with a solid track record of strategic production and operations improvement consistently achieving process gains, higher efficiency, cost reduction, better production planning and overall productivity impacting bottom line success. Known as a team builder and motivator, developing staff to greater performance. Collaborates effectively with all levels of stakeholders. Committed to quality and growth. Career to date has focused primarily on Automotive OEM tier 1 and 2 plants, with particular expertise in Tooling and Moulding. Competencies are readily transferable to any other production and/or assembly operation where sound planning, creative problem solving and tactical cost effective implementation are keys to success. AREAS OF EXPERTISE
P & L Responsibility
Budget & Capital Planning
Multiple Facility Management
New Facility/Tooling Start Up
New Product Development
OEM Engineering Design
Mould and Tool Building
Led continuous improvement teams to cost savings of more than $2M, delivering products and processes from concept to implementation with expeditious R.O.I. Received certificates of recognition for each project.
Reinvented moulding process to create a superior product both visually and functionally. This time sensitive program improved efficiency from 5% to 98% during ramp into production.
Transferred tooling operation between operational entities, ensuring cost savings by eliminating outsourcing tooling for modifications and repairs while also recapturing money spent for tool transportation to suppliers.
Initiated and managed new tooling operation and programs for manufacturing operations facility start up.
Provided specialized manufacturing operations and process training to groups of technicians and management at various automotive manufacturing operations facilities – increasing productivity and morale.
Managed the expansion of injection moulding operations from one facility into a new start up. Directed operations from both facilities for 6 months with sustained productivity levels.
Improved efficiency reduced waste, redefined operating systems and restructured labour while launching 15 new OEM programs.
Led and developed diverse operations teams of 300+ indirect and 8 direct reports, including cross-functional roles in Production, Maintenance, Tooling and Set Up.
Key decision maker for capital equipment acquisitions, interfacing with internal leaders and external suppliers. EDUCATION and TRAINING
Certificate in Mould Maker Plastics Durham College O.S.S.C. Science and Technology Diploma
Mould Maker Plastics #11,603 Ontario Siemens NX and Solidworks experience Mould Maker A.T.Q.A. #000356 Ontario Advanced Quality Planning/Quality Deployment S.P.C. analysis #42261 Ontario Ford Global 8 D Problem Solving Certificate CAREER HISTORY
B2B SOLUTIONS LIMITED 2009 – present
MANUFACTURING RESOURCES SPECIALIST
Provides specialized consulting services to both the plastics tooling and mass production parts manufacturing sector. Deliverables include performance evaluation, training, development of manufacturing efficiencies, concept design and review, procurement/placement of tooling and manufacturing alternatives, and operating systems creation/documentation. Offers on-site support to direct clients (OEMs and their TIER 1 & 2 suppliers) around tooling, mass production parts assembly and staff training. MARKDOM PLASTIC PRODUCTS 2006 – 2009
Managed Engineering and Tooling activities in accordance with applicable standards and practices. Served as APQP team leader. Directed supplier development. Handled problem resolution and customer liaison/support. Participated in feasibility reviews, obtained/provided quotations. Maintained all engineering documentation. RSL CANADA 2004 – 2005
ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER
Led manufacturing operations of an OEM TIER 1 & 2 automotive moulded parts supplier, with 6 direct and 150 indirect reports. Held P&L responsibility for budgeting, capital acquisition/deployment, and production process planning. Responsible for 25 small to medium tonnage injection moulding machines, secondary sub-assemblies, production, process, maintenance and tooling. Worked with Engineering Manager and staff on new part and tooling designs, engineering changes and APQP. Spearheaded Continuous Improvement initiatives such as Lean Manufacturing, Winning Teams and VA/VE.
BAP LIMITED 2003 – 2004
MANAGER, TOOLING OPERATIONS
Directed initial commissioning of Tool Room operation and tooling within new facility start up of OEM TIER 1 & 2 automotive moulded parts supplier. Managed daily operations with 30+ small to large tonnage injection moulding machines, robotic EOA tooling, production support, mould trials and outsourced tool shop activities. As in role preceding and through positions following, collaborated with Engineering to improve design/ processes and played key role in rolling out cost savings programs. DECOMA – PLASTCOAT 1997 – 2003
MANAGER - MOULDING OPERATIONS
Oversaw daily moulding operations within an OEM TIER 1 automotive parts supplier, with 8 direct and 300 indirect reports. Handled medium to large tonnage injection moulding machines, assembly equipment, production, process, set up, maintenance and tooling activities. Responsible for P&L and key planning. DECOMA – CO-EX-TEC 1991 – 1997
TOOL ROOM SUPERVISOR – INJECTION MOULDS
Supervised tool room operations within an OEM TIER 1 automotive parts supplier. Looked after all aspects pertaining to injection moulds and related tooling, EOA tooling and auxiliary equipment for 2 facilities – existing plant and new start up. Managed acquisition and deployment of new capital machinery and equipment. Incorporated ISO 9000 and QS 9000 Tooling Procedures into the BOS. VARIOUS MACHINERY / MOULD / TOOL & DIE COMPANIES prior to 1991 TOOL MAKER / MOULD MAKER
Designed, built and repaired custom machinery, plastic injection moulds and related dies/fixtures – primarily related to automotive and consumer products. Directed specialty and cross-functional teams. Instrumental in management decision making. Helped set up new facilities and processes. Barry Adams - TMAY Statement
As an established manufacturing manager I have developed a solid track record of strategic production operations improvements inclusive of process, efficiency, cost reduction, production planning, productivity, and problem solving, which have resulted in a positive affect on the bottom line. I am a team builder whom enjoys mentoring and working with people while helping them in areas of self improvement and awareness through empowerment, cross training, and recognition. Executing the knowledge base which I have accrued primarily through my tenure as a parts and tooling supplier to the automotive OEM tier 1 and 2 assembly plants, I have developed a management style which I believe is transferable to other business operations types. Technical & Functional Expertise
P & L responsibility
Budget Planning & Deployment
Capital Planning & Deployment
Multiple Facility Operations Management
Large and Small Facilities Management
New Facility Start Up
New Tooling Start Up
Operations Systems Improvements
Team Building & Reinforcement
OEM Assembly Plant Program Launch Experience
OEM Engineering Design And Launch Experience
Engineering & Design
New Product Development
Direct Customer Support
Mould and Tooling Builder
Accomplishments & Achievements
Champion and key team contributor with continuous improvement teams resulting in hard dollar cost savings of more than $2,000,000.00 capturing products and processes from concept to implementation with expeditious R.O.I. on numerous programs at Decoma International. Received certificates of recognition for each project. Key contributor within a team taking an inherited program at Decoma International and reinventing the process changing from standard methodology of installing end caps onto the co-extruded belt mouldings to a new concept of injection over moulding the entire part with mould able soft durometer PVC. The result was a superior product both visually and functionally. This time sensitive program was improved from 5% to 98% efficiency during ramp into production.
Transferred and initiated an existing tooling operation into Co-Ex Tec Decoma from an operation previously known as Maglan Plastics Decoma resulting in cost savings realized by elimination of outsourcing tooling for modifications and repairs while also recapturing money spent for tool transportation to suppliers.
Initiated and managed a new tooling operation and tooling programs during a new manufacturing operations facility start up at Blackhawk Automotive Plastics Mississauga. Initiated new tooling operations into the existing manufacturing operations at Plastcoat Decoma resulting in cost savings realized by elimination of outsourcing tooling for modifications and repairs while also recapturing money spent for tool transportation to suppliers.
Provided specialized manufacturing operations and process training to groups of technicians and management at various automotive manufacturing operations facilities through B2B Solutions Ltd. Managed the expansion of injection moulding operations from one facility into a new start up facility. Managed operations from both facilities for 6 months while the transfer was ongoing at Decoma Plastcoat. Integrated the tooling operating systems into the company BOS at Decoma Co-Ex –Tec, Decoma Plastcoat, and Blackhawk Automotive Products.
Improved efficiency, reduced waste, redefined operating systems, and restructured labour resources while in process of launching 15 new OEM programs at RSL Canada. Have managed operations with more than 300 indirect and 8 direct reports inclusive of; Production Manager, Process Supervisors, Production Supervisors, Maintenance Manager, Tooling Supervisor, and Set Up Supervisor.
Key contributor and decision maker for capital equipment acquisitions at Decoma Plastcoat, Decoma Co-Ex-Tec, Blackhawk Automotive Products, and RSL Canada.
I am an active member and previously held the House Chair on the Board of Directors for The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Ontario.
I also possess letters of recommendation, efficiency improvement, cost reduction, and certified training from my previous employers which I can make available upon request. My Profile is also available on Linked In: