Quality/ Production Manager
20+ years' success as a leader in engineering, quality and safety assurance, specializing in the chemical sector. Robust experience in all phases of production and personal safety assurance. Accomplished in project and personnel management with particular skill with heavy equipment and hazardous material training. Adroit with compliance to global safety standards. Experienced supervisor of direct employees; leads by example. Proven expertise in:
Quality Management ISO Expertise Personal Safety
HSE Plans Safety Training Safety Inspections
Project Management Risk Management Leadership
OSHA Expertise Safety Audits Production Management
Lean Management Shipping/Receiving Maintenance EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND CERTIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s Degree in Management
Upper Iowa University, Fort Polk, LA
ASME PSM: Requirements and the Development of Management Systems Training • 12-Month Process Tech Training • OSHA 30-hour • OSHA 40-hour Specialist Certified • OSHA 10- hour Construction Safety and Health • OSHA 10-hour General Industry • 110 Process Hazard Analysis Leader • Certified Occupational Safety Specialist • 40-hour HAZWOPPER Training • 40-hour Hazmat Training • 40-hour Confined Space Training • 40-hour Industrial Fire Training • 40-hour Incident Commander Training • First Responder Certified • ISO Lead Auditor • Process Safety Management Auditor • 24-hour ASP safety workshop • ISO 9001-2015 Lead Auditor Certified • FM Global Fire and Sprinkler 30-hour training • Industrial Specialist • RCMS Auditor • FSPCA Compliance PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
PPG Precipitated Silica – Westlake, LA
ISO/GMP Coordinator, June 2018 to Present
Direct and execute all documents and audits associated with ISO and GMP. Maintain all documents pertaining to findings and corrective action; contribute to employee safety initiatives, corporate quality management reviews, plant reviews, and sales/operations meetings. Act as Wayne Partridge Page 2
site SAP and Quality Specialist and corporate preventive controls qualified individual for Food Safety. Oversee customer complaint system; perform customer audits and potential customer evaluation audits.
Initiated and led ISO 9001-2015 / GMP 22000 implementation and certification.
Document plant OnBase training program.
MeadWestvaco/Ingevity Chemical – DeRidder, LA
Served in a series of roles with progressively more responsibility from 1992-2018. Recent positions include:
Quality Systems Specialist / Process Safety Coordinator, 2010 to 2018 Superintended all Quality, Process Safety, and Personal Safety initiatives for the company. Worked cross-functionally to engage leadership from all areas in updated processes and empower them to be accountable for health and safety risk elimination. Delivered functional strategic direction and culture change directives for achieving objective of becoming an accident- free workplace. Drafted HSE plans and project-specific safety procedures. Created and facilitated safety training and coaching; documented all training. Conducted safety inspections and audits; ensured compliance with all OSHA and local regulations.
Managed entire Quality System, including Corrective Action Request System, Customer Complaint System, internal and external quality audits, and updates to the Quality Manual.
Created monthly KPI reports for QMS, RC, and MOS.
Contributed to Division Quality Management Reviews. Chemical Operator, 1992 to 1998 and 2004-2010
Provided comprehensive support and leadership for safe practices throughout the plant; performed Job Safety Analyses, worked as lab quality assurance push-up, and oversaw cleanup of chemical spills, using heavy equipment that required level A and B suits. Revised detailed process and procedures manuals for many chemicals used in the plant. Served as chairperson of several safety subcommittees and contributed to process enhancement, evaluation of exposure issues, and ergonomic assessment for lifting and operating specialized equipment.
Served on Emergency Response Team for 23 years, ready to assist with Fire, Haz Mat, Confined Space, or medical emergencies.
Visited surrounding plants and facilitates to observe working environment and share best practices.
Additional positions include Hard Resins Shipping/Receiving Supervisor.