Russell L. Kennedy
Phoenix, Arizona 85003
A senior management position in which I can use my proven management, analytical, communication and leadership skills to improve the quality, efficiency, safety, and profitability of the organization. QUALIFICATIONS
More than thirty-one years of demonstrated experience including: Plant Management Maintenance Management
Facilities Management Project Management
Sales Management Operations Management
Production Management OSHA / MSHA Compliance Management EXPERIENCE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Sulzer Electro-Mechanical Services (US) Inc.
Operations Leader / Lead Estimator
December 2018 to present
As the Operations Leader of an International Corporation with Employee Safety as number one, has enhanced my opportunities to lead by example, work with motivated employees and develop practices required for profitability of the company. I am also the lead estimator for all motor repairs that has produced an environment of cooperation and profitability within the machinists, mechanics, and winders to the present day. Brithinee Electric Colton, Ca.
October 2015 – December 2018
As the Plant Manager of the Premier Electric Motor Repair Facility on the West Coast has brought my managerial experience to new heights directing a 62 employee group of motor repair professionals which includes office staff, inside and outside sales department, mechanical and winding personnel along with our machine and fabrication department. I brought the electrical control department, mechanical department and electric motor rewind department together utilizing lean manufacturing concepts to improve the bottom line for the company. I directly report to the President of the Company with daily facility project and facility improvement planning. Fostering a “Whatever it takes attitude” to provide the best customer service and to be first in quality, has led the company to new revenue heights and changed the culture of the facility.
Laron Inc. Phoenix, AZ
General Manager / Plant Manager
August 2010 – July 2015
As the General Manager of the Laron Phoenix facility I was responsible for the overall facility management, direction, and coordination of plant operations to achieve production and fiscal objectives.
Championed a Plant Safety Program which resulted in a five year zero incident / zero recordable company record.
Improved customer relations and company revenues each of the five years of service.
Fostered Lean Manufacturing practices for continuous plant improvement.
Formalized strategic sales planning utilizing TSO mentors for the sales representatives.
Led the Quality Assurance program with improved documentation practices.
Advanced Lean Team member approach to problem resolution and process improvement.
Integrated manpower development with in-house cross training
Managed engineering activity with the City of Phoenix Air Quality Management District
Supported the Laron C.O.O. & C.F.O. to exceed fiscal responsibility with our ESOP group approach and open book financial reporting to team members.
Coordinated all logistics and delivery of completed machined projects and/or electric motor repairs. K&N Inc. Spokane, Washington
Quality Assurance Manager & Production Manager
August 2008 – August 2010
K&N Quality Assurance Manager Duties
Directly involved with all aspects of Quality Assurance and Quality Control. Quality was addressed and verified by myself during all phases of a contract or project, from proposal development through closeout.
Reported directly to the President of the company.
Responsible for implementing all systems of quality pertaining to employee training.
Reviewed product design before implementation.
Verification of orders of material and how they were received.
Followed project subassembly integrity and verify assembly quality standards.
Monitored all shop electrical and mechanical testing,
Verified delivery and commissioning of products and/or projects to the customer. K&N Production Manager
As a Production Manager the position I held directed operations and processes for the production department. This included mechanical, electrical and fabrication.
Planned and maintained daily production schedules.
Maintained customer quotes, developed processing and material requisitioning processes, ensuring strong financial and quality outcomes.
Integrated Field Services into the Production departments overall processes and work schedules.
Maintained a strong working relationship with company sales force to ensure high quality and customer satisfaction.
Incorporated Lean Manufacturing practices on a continuous basis for increased efficiencies, higher employee satisfaction and increased profitability. Brithinee Electric, Colton California
1986 - 2008
Managed all aspects of an industrial electric motor repair facility related to functions such as manufacturing, engineering, purchasing materials, safety, quality, sales, administration and accounting.
Reported directly to President all activities related to plant production at production meetings.
Managed a plant of 28+ employees including winders, mechanics, machinists and drivers.
Maintained work order flow charts and timekeeping system.
Developed a work order system for employees to be on task and informed.
Conducted internal and chair external monthly safety meetings.
Collaborated with Senior Management for information distribution.
Implemented customer-training seminars at the repair facility monthly where motor application and usage information is taught.
Coordinated the company safety program.
Managed Hazardous Material removal and documentation.
Administrated our disaster recovery program.
Maintained quality customer and vendor contact daily.
Coordinated in-house training of new employees by using task matrix systems.
Developed new machining procedures using new technology, including Bridgeport CNC.
Responsible for capitol equipment purchases to increase automation and improve quality.
Developed work order inspection sheets for inspection and documentation.
Reviewed electrical, mechanical and final testing of all electrical motors, generators and D/C motors.
Implemented EASA Q Policies and Procedures for motor repair, moving to ISO 9002 accreditation.
Directly supervised testing, teardown, inspection, quoting, machining, balancing, retreating or rewinding to assembly.
Coordinated all logistics and delivery of completed electric motor repairs.
Trained all employees for forklift operation and driver certification.
Technical abilities included industrial background as a Journeyman Machinist certified by the State of California.
Machining to .0002 tolerances.
Welding ( MIG, TIG, Arc)
Rettig Machine, Redlands, CA
Worked in an industrial job-shop as a Journeyman Machinist performing duties that included machining, welding, and fabrication from blue prints to sketches from the engineering department.
Operation of lathes to 60” swing.
Set up and operated vertical boring mills up to 80” swing.
Set up and operated horizontal boring mills with 4” spindles.
Set up and operated a 15’ planer.
Set up horizontal hydraulic press (400 ton capacity). EDUACATION/SPECIALIZED TRAINING/CERTIFICATIONS/ COMPUTER SKILLS State of California
Certified Journeyman Machinist
This was a four-year apprentice program . 1974-1978 Valley College, San Bernardino, California 1975-1980 Associate Degree – Machine Technology
Crafton Hills College 1978-1981
EASA Headquarters, St. Louis, MO
Advanced Shop Supervisor Training 2000
Computer Skills: MS –Word; MS-Excel; MS-PowerPoint; Macintosh OS X operating system MSHA Certification Training 2010-2015
Advanced Management Training, Chaffey College, Fontana, Ca. 2016 I also have multiple EASA certifications in dynamic balancing, AC and DC motor repair, pump repair, mechanical seal identification and safety practices including disaster recovery. I also hold current CPR and first aid cards. Also current is my forklift operating certification card.