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Plant Manager Printing

Location:
Mentor, OH
Salary:
95000
Posted:
October 29, 2021

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Todd A. Lohraff

269-***-**** * ado67v@r.postjobfree.com * www.linkedin.com/pub/todd-lohraff/60/522/9b5

Core Competencies

Results-oriented, hands-on business professional, with a unique blend of technical manufacturing skills and marketing experience. Effectively communicate in partnership with various levels of the corporate ladder to systematically identify, evaluate, and validate corporate initiatives. Self starter. Outstanding interpersonal skills. Proficient in articulating training and the development of employees in a manufacturing setting. A firm believer that every challenge inspires a positive approach to make any situation successful. The ability to work independently and in a multi-disciplinary team environment. Proficient in obtaining quotes/bids and also production of quotes/bids and estimates. Mechanical troubleshooting skills of machinery, reducing the need for outsourcing specialist. Provide workflow analysis and updating. Proven decision-making skills. Provide QA process oversight. Delegate tasks and manage multiple projects. Career team leader that encourages, and inspires the best from team members. Time and detail oriented to ensure that the customer’s expectations have been met or exceeded, within tight deadlines.

Professional Experience

McGrory Glass, Inc., *Operations Manager, Willoughby, OH, March 2019 – August 2021

Analyzed sales orders, implemented changes to increase production by 10% first four months over previous year.

Planned production schedules, utilizing personnel, for maximum production output.

Utilized “Zoom” to communicate production status in bi-weekly meetings to the parent company’s production department, in order to create a unified information stream.

Provided a “Covid-19” response program to communicate CDC policies and insure a safe working environment for employees.

Performed monthly “Tool Box Training” sessions, to help employees better understand practical plant procedures in cases of emergency or other disruptions in the manufacturing, such as types and usage of fire extinguishers or proper restart of equipment after power outage.

Maximized efficiencies for material and resource usage by 2% over previous 1st quarter of 2018.

Created tracking system to better understand and communicate year-over-year sales, manufacturing and shipping timelines.

Implemented a Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) program to increase continuity in manufacturing procedures, and reduce training time for new or cross training current employees.

Instituted a system to monitor and manage material inventories.

Performed cost analysis on current products, thus identifying areas for savings, as well as providing insight to best practice manufacturing to produce a better and more cost effective product.

Initiated a series of equipment upgrades that increased screen print production by 20%.

Established a Digital Printing Department to increase product offerings for the parent company that were not possible in previous production processes, increasing company sales by 20%.

Designed and implemented a system to better maintain the physical facilities and equipment through use of a scheduled preventative maintenance programs.

Consulted with President, Sales and Manufacturing team to create new products and re-engineer some current products.

Researched, documented benefits, and proposed new technologies in capital equipment to increase production.

Monitored and adjusted production techniques to meet ever-changing demands of printing. Focused on effective and efficient printing processes, including equipment research, new purchases and upgrading current production equipment, thus improving efficiencies by 15% and quality by 43%.

BH Awning and Tent. *General Manager, Benton Harbor, MI, February 2018 – February 2019

Analyzed profit and loss operations of awning manufacturing company and saw increase in profits by 6% first two months over previous year,

Prepared sales and service data analysis to prepare annual budget, capital expenditure and growth planning.

Responsible for all plant operations, including; office administration, sales, manufacturing, fabrication, welding, painting, installation, equipment and facilities.

Provided new direction and team oriented training for existing workforce on policy and procedures.

Created a program to reduce inventory for just in time inventory control by 10%, and maximum efficiencies for material and resource usage by 2% over previous 1st quarter of 2017.

Planned all schedules to optimize production and installations by utilizing LEAN manufacturing and production processes.

Monitored and controlled labor hours and costs of installations and production.

Orchestrated plan for: safety, efficiency, reduction of waste and errors, superior quality and customer service.

Todd A. Lohraff

269-***-**** * ado67v@r.postjobfree.com * www.linkedin.com/pub/todd-lohraff/60/522/9b5

Shadow Trailer World of Michigan, *Parts/Service Manager, Berrien Springs, MI, February 2017-February 2018

Coordinated daily scheduling of parts and service department.

Prepared sales and service data analysis to prepare annual budget, capital expenditure and growth planning.

Initiated new procedures and processes for a newly formed business unit.

Provided direction and training for new technicians.

Maintained inventory and reviewed current and future inventory needs.

Produced all estimates, invoices, and receipts.

Went above and beyond to provide superior mechanical repairs, with exceptional customer service and satisfaction.

Assisted in providing trade-in allowances and inspections,

Ordered all parts, equipment and supplies.

Monitored and controlled labor hours and cost for each service repair for maximum cost savings.

Corporate Identification Solutions, *Plant Manager/Production, Chicago, IL, November 2015-January 2017

Oversaw daily production and scheduling of sign manufacturing, consisting of Large Format Digital Printing, Vinyl Graphics, Sign Assembly and Production, Aluminum Sign Fabrication, Shipping and Receiving.

Provided P & L data to produce annual budget, schedule capital expenditures and promote growth planning.

Coordinated machinery, people and material process flow to ensure on-time quality and delivery to all customers.

Created new workflows and updated processes for more efficient operation saving dollars and time by 50%.

Consulted with Owner/President, Sales and Manufacturing team to create new products and re-engineer some current products.

Created a recycling program for aluminum and acrylic and plastics, reducing waste by 20% and introducing employees to a planet friendly environment and practices.

Provided marketing insight for the sales department, thus increasing sales by an average of 15% among 3 sales professionals.

Introduced the sales department to the manufacturing department providing better understanding, and offering them a wider range of products for them to sell.

Provided communication to the team with regards to the plant and company’s performance through daily reports, plant updates and monthly business reviews.

Performed cost analysis on current products, thus identifying areas for savings, as well as providing insight to best practice manufacturing to produce a better and more cost effective product.

Instituted an OSHA approved safety program, that was non existent when I was hired, communicating and enforcing all required safety procedures rules and safe work practices.

Monitored and adjusted production techniques to meet ever-changing demands of printing. Focused on effective and efficient printing processes, including equipment research and new purchases, improving efficiency by 20% and increasing profits by 25%.

Vomela/Harbor Graphics Corporation, * Digital Printing Coordinator, Benton Harbor, MI, September 2014–November 2015

Oversaw daily production and scheduling of Large Format Digital Printing department and quality control.

Processed digital files for printing and archive files for Large Format Digital Printers.

Performed preventative maintenance on Printers and Computers to keep them operating at optimum performance.

Updated job status on the workflow software.

Trinity Graphic USA, Inc. * VP of Manufacturing, Sarasota, FL, October 2013-August 2014

Created a high-performance work environment reducing cost by 15%, by consolidating Rips, Cross Training Printers, produced schedules in excel for tracking purposes, and had preventative maintenance done on third shift to reduce downtime on most productive shift by 60%.

Promoted Team environment with cross training in Print Room and Prepress, creating a more systematic, cohesive and efficient printing process saving 10% in time.

Developed custom quoting and production documentation process that was specific to our business that resulted in a 14% profit increase.

Instituted a marketing program to include a new wide format process to increase sales by 15% and profits by 10% in the first 6 months of operations.

Developed the Wide Format Finishing process from the ground up, to create a new department and profit center, increasing revenue in the first 5 months by 26%.

Researched, proposed, documented benefits, and purchased major capital equipment to increase production capacity by 49%.

Todd A. Lohraff

269-***-**** * ado67v@r.postjobfree.com * www.linkedin.com/pub/todd-lohraff/60/522/9b5

Vomela/Harbor Graphics Corporation, * Plant Manager, Benton Harbor, MI, July 1999-October 2013

Oversaw daily production and scheduling of screen-printing processes and large format digital printing. By scheduling multiple jobs on same run, reducing waste by 5% and cost by 11%.

Scheduled to run high volume jobs through three shifts for on time delivery.

Approved press proofs and all finished products for quality.

Negotiated vendor pricing, resolved vendor billing and quality issues.

Monitored and adjusted production techniques to meet ever-changing demands of printing. Focusing on effective and efficient printing processes, including equipment research and new purchases, increasing profits by 25 %.

The Kent Company, * Advertising/Marketing Manager, Elkhart, IN, April 1994-December 1995

Progressed an in-house offset printing department for printing product manuals and sales literature, reducing overhead cost on outsourced printing by 33%.

Served as liaison between engineers and sales to restructure and redesign brochures to promote unique product features and benefits, resulting in an increase in sales of 5% the first year after initiation.

Forecasted the annual Advertising/Marketing budget resulting in projected numbers 8 percent below the Sales and Engineering budget, saving the company approximately $200K.

Education and Professional Development

B.A., Advertising/Marketing, GPA - 3.88, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

Associates Degree, Graphic Design, GPA - 3.75, Southwestern Michigan College, Dowagiac, MI

Associates Degree, Fine Art, GPA - 3.68, Southwestern Michigan College, Dowagiac, MI

Technical Skills

Over 20 years in the Graphics and Printing Industry

Adobe Creative Suite CS6, including Illustrator, Adobe Photo Shop InDesign, Quark Express, Onyx, Caldera and Colorburst Rip software, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point.

Printing and Finishing Equipment - EFI/ Vutek, Hewlett-Packard, Roland, Mimaki, AGFA, M&R, Theime, Zund, Esko.

Printing Methods - Off-set, Large Format Digital, Screen and Flexography Printing.

Finishing Methods - Thermal Die, Steel Rule Die, Roller Die, Hand Trimming, Large Paper Sheer, Cold and Hot Laminating, Liquid Laminating, Some Welding, Sewing, Heat Welding, Grommets, Computer cutting, I-Cut.

Inventory management.

Lift truck Certification and Training.

OSHA Training and System knowledge.

Paper material processing, shearing, slitting, roll slitting, scoring, die cutting, packaging.



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