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High Plains Procurement Manager

Wichita, KS
July 23, 2021

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Bryon Lopez

**** * ****** **** **. Wichita, KS **205 620-***-**** (cell)


Core Strengths: Supply Chain Inventory Management Project Management Lean Manufacturing Six Sigma Multi-Site Operation Inventory Control Process Improvement Policy Deployment Logistics Transportation Warehouse Management Facility Management ERP Systems


Proven business leader and change agent with 15+ years of core operational and business management experience in leadership positions. Expertise in restructuring supply chain operations, driving inventory management and control procedures, leading cross functional teams to improve operational performance, effective project management of large-scale CAPEX initiatives, and robust experience in merger & acquisitions, and divestures. Solid team player, coalition builder, and demonstrated ability to multi-task within the context of fast-paced, complex operating environments.

Highly creative, analytical mindset.

Progressive operational leadership, proficient in utilizing leading operational excellence tools and lean initiatives to drive optimization within the operation.

Effective leadership through team building, cross-functional initiatives, training and mentorship.

Deemed as a collaborative leader who builds bridges across organizational groups to maximize effectiveness.

Strong commitment to business integrity/ethics; high standards for business compliance.


AGCO- Hesston, KS Materials Manager 2019- Present

Business Unit Manager for Materials, AGCO is the leading manufacturer of industrial agricultural equipment in the world. Primarily responsible for strategic planning and operations management of all materials in the assembly process, so that products are delivered to our customer on-time. Developed incentives for employee growth and development. Help organized teams to improve processes throughout materials department.

Assisted with the implementation of EOQ/ROP throughout warehouse.

Streamlined delivery of product to assembly lines

Established 5S culture and standards to measure the progress of improvement in materials department

Worked with other business unit managers to arrive at solutions to address challenges that occur with the day-to-day operations.

Implemented Kiazen projects throughout several plants to improve organization, visual management and efficiencies.

HIGH PLAINS ENERGY- Garden City, KS General Manager/CEO 2014-2019

General Manager/CEO for HPE, a leader in propane distribution and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Filter Express, a filter cleaning company for industrial and residential customers in Southwest Kansas with 75 direct reports. Primary responsibility for all strategic planning and operations management. Developed incentives for employee growth and development. Also, developed plans and budgets and presented monthly financial reviews to corporate board members. Developed strategies and procedures to improve operational efficiencies, and implemented new company image and branding.

Effectively implemented new logo, website to enhance image and exposure for company.

Divested non-performing business units and generated cash for company to improve bottom-line.

Evaluated administrative cost and realigned staff, reduced payroll by 35% per year.

Improved critical areas of the business’ policies and procedures, contracted outside resources to fill high-risk gaps to ensure company compliance in HR and payroll procedures.

Organized and delegated projects to get multiple assets code compliant with state regulatory agencies.

Implemented employee development and training programs.

Successfully developed the new Bottle Exchange and Bottle Fill division for the company to expand market share and create new revenue streams.

Organized sales team to increase market share for both HPE and Filter Express. Filter Express grew market share in a 12-month period by 6% while HPE doubled gallons of propane sold in that same period.

WEAR TECHNOLOGY McPherson, KS Supply Chain/Procurement Manager 2012-2014

Lead Supply Chain and Procurement Manager for this company of 125 employees, a division of Milacron Corporation, a leader in the extrusion and injection plastics industry. Primary responsibility for all direct and indirect spending, inventory management, production scheduling and planning, project management, facility management and logistics, with two direct staff reports.

Implemented Wear Technology procurement system from a zero baseline.

Raised level of procurement expertise in the operation through APICS and CSPM certification.

Effectively managed an inventory of $6MM+, establishing Kanban systems and cycle counts.

Championed effort to increase overall inventory turnover by 40%.

Effectively managed large CAPEX projects in key areas such as HVAC of facility, construction of tank room, security system, and multiple machinery acquisitions.

Served as point man for major divisional initiative to relocate Canadian single screw facility to Wear Tech – ahead of schedule and below budget.

Established solid operating relationships with core suppliers in raw materials, component parts, and consumables.

Negotiated substantial cost reductions – in my second full year with the organization this savings represented nearly $800K, all of which fell to the bottom line.

A key management team member that led the charge to establish Wear technology as the corporation leader in Policy Deployment and Lean Manufacturing initiatives.

NORTH AMERICAN SALT Lyons KS Transportation/Production Manager 2008-2011

Led production and shipping of a $100MM subsidiary of Compass Minerals, a leading international minerals supplier. Oversaw 35 shipping employees, 15-20 production staff and multiple related support staff. In addition, I served as the production planner for this facility of 150 people. NAS was a large producer of table salt, water softener and related salt products.

Increased productivity by 10%+ per year by streamlining material flow

Reduced maintenance cost by $50K per year through TPM programs

Implemented lean management and 5S tools

Restructured warehouse layout to improve shipping lead times, travel time, distance travelled

Assisted in $3MM major CAPEX expansion and rail project

TYSON CORP. S Hutchinson, KS Production Supervisor 2006-2008

Supervisor of key operating area for this large (1,000 employee) facility, a manufacturer of pizza toppings and related food products. Managed day-to-day production and packaging of the product into bulk cases in preparation for customers’ demand. Organized and completed monthly audits of facility as well as daily quality reviews.

Effectively managed inventory levels and kept accuracy within desired corporate standards

Production levels consistently managed and maintained within budget

Capably championed quality control in my area of responsibility and kept variances well within tolerance points for the company

Drove coaching and mentoring effort of my employees

ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS S Hutchinson, KS Operator 2002-2006

Product handling role for a large petroleum transportation and storage concern. Daily loading, unloading, monitoring, testing, and quality assurance for incoming/outgoing product.

Ensured all safety and compliance requirements were tightly tracked and maintained during my tenure

Worked with the team to drive solid, daily operating delivery and quality performance for the facility


Proven business leader and business development with 15+ years in operations and management of operational and business management experience in leadership positions. Expertise in acquiring talent, Sales Management, Training. Managed up to 150 sales agents. Provider of Insurance, Investments, Mortgages and Financial Planning.

Effectively maintained steady growth each year and consistently reached sales objectives

Drove continuous improvement and development of personal

Expanded company to multiple states, CO, NE, MO, AR & AZ

Maintain Business Compliance & Regulations with Federal and State regulatory agency’s


APICS Certification

American Society for Quality Training (ASQ)

CSPM Training in Supply Chain Management

Lean Manufacturing System Training

Six Sigma Training

ERP Systems –MAS90, JD Edwards Enterprise-1, SAP, Oracle

CTEP Certification


BS, Business Management Friends University- Wichita KS high honors (3.8/4.0)

Attended Kansas state university – manhattan, ks athletic scholarship


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