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Plant Manager Superintendent

Grand Prairie, TX
December 21, 2020

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Sam Yousef

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Grand Prairie Tx *****


Plant & Operations Management

Resourceful, innovative professional with over 25 years Plant and Operations Management experience primarily within the manufacturing industries. Held P&L responsibilities. Expertise in initiating projects and programs that boost efficiency and productivity while reducing operating costs. A Turnaround Champion with proven skills in management, strategic planning, negotiation, mentoring, organization, observation, troubleshooting, motivation and improvement of operations through policies that promote a team-based work atmosphere, creative thinking, process enhancement, and a positive result for the corporate bottom line.

Selected Responsibilities and Accomplishments

Managed all aspects of a company division encompassing 900 employees over 8 departments including hiring and firing, budgeting, scheduling work and activities, establishing policies and procedures, performance evaluation and motivation of employees.

Implemented facility wide cost reductions through improved efficiencies gained from automation thus reducing labor costs by 70% in select departments and plant wide by 23% with a ROI of 18 months or less.

Boosted cash flow and reduced costs through review and restructure of the inventory system. Instituted a new Just-in-Time system that ensured the correct amount of material was ready for each production cycle. Costs were reduced by 90%.

Improved productivity and efficiency through analysis of the Build-to schedule. Implemented Kaizan process improvement changes along with a proactive team’s expertise to significantly improve build-to volume.

Turned around a company location by reviewing work flow, needed skill sets, current personnel and abilities. Partnered with direct reports and senior supervision to establish a proper 5S work plan. Put new policies in place and retrained staff in organizational techniques.

Reduced downtime and improved productivity through reimplementation of a Preventative Maintenance program that was failing due to workforce reduction and OT elimination. Created a workable schedule that ensured each department would have access to skilled trades necessary to keep our machinery at optimum performance.

Reduced operating costs by negotiating with the union for a 7-employee reduction off roll based on undisputable information. Presented facts regarding ergonomic approvals, new technologies and work station rearrangement to successfully justify this change.

Improved declining performance by establishing a comprehensive performance evaluation system with step-by-step plan to move the employees towards desired corporate and individual career goals. Provided additional coaching and training opportunities as required to build confidence and re-establish leadership qualities.

Enhanced morale in salaried employees no longer motivated to achieve due to limited opportunities for advancement. Instituted a new Cross-Training Program that provided these employees with continual growth into new areas of knowledge.

Reduced OSHA recordable injuries by observing an area in the workflow prone to accidents. Partnered with engineering to make ergonomic improvements to this area that virtually eliminated this safety concern.

Boosted product quality and improved productivity by observing a procedure prone to bottlenecks. Worked with industrial engineers to redesign layout and redistribute workload reducing the possibility of defects significantly.

Spearheaded the use of partnered training to prepare 65 employees to work in a newly established shift. Teamed each new employee with a trained employee and then arranged for the new shift to initially begin 4 hours early into the previous shift to access additional knowledge. Successfully had the new shift team up to speed within a 2-week period.


Cornerstone building brands

Plant Manager Aug 2019 – current

Barnett Crossbows 2010 – aug 2019

Operations Plant Manager

Production Manager

Ford Motor Company.

2000 - 2009

Manufacturing Plant Superintendent

Manufacturing Planning Specialist

Production Supervisor / Advisor

Perfect Attendance Certificate

Lear Seating Corporation

1995 - 2000

Manufacturing Superintendent

United States Navy

1991 - 1995

BU 3rd Class

Letter of Commendation for services rendered during 8.2 Earthquake in Guam

Letter of Commendation for Exemplary Service

Letter of Commendation (Sailor of the Quarter)

Education/Professional Training

BSBA, Organizational Administration, Central Michigan University


University of Maryland Satellite School (USN)


Builder Trade A School (USN)


Additional coursework in Leadership, Diversity, 8D Team Oriented Problem Solving, Energy Control, Power Lockout, Managing Conflict, Safety Health Assessment Reporting, Hourly and Salaried Supervision, Lean Learning Academy, Top Gun Leadership Academy

Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (Ford Motor Company)

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