DAVID P. WATSON
Louisville, KY 40213
Experience in operations, engineering, and project management in industries including automotive, food/ beverage, and air compressor manufacturing. Positions held include engineering management, project management, and manufacturing engineering with responsibilities including, but not limited to new product development, process/quality improvement and metal/plastic component manufacturing. Quality improvement experience includes ISO implementation, QS9000 implementation, and APQP methodology. Project management experience includes international product implementation.
Sole Proprietor 2002 - Current
Sole Proprietor, Louisville, KY (2002 - Current)
Remodeling, Renovation, and New Construction for residential homes.
SerVend International, Inc., A Manitowoc Company 1998 - 2002
The Foodservice Group of The Manitowoc Company is the second largest supplier of ice cube makers, ice dispensers, commercial refrigeration, and combination ice/beverage dispensers in the world.
Product Support Manager, Sellersburg, IN (2000-2002)
Promoted to this position to manage product support, engineering services, engineering policies and procedures, and CAD systems within the engineering department. Nine engineering designers reported to this position with the lab manager, three laboratory technicians, and the agencies manager as indirect reports. This position reported to the Director of Engineering.
Implemented policies and procedures for engineering changes, new product introduction, drawing standards, and new part approval which allowed SerVend to continue supporting existing products while implementing three new product lines; all with a decrease in engineering manpower of 20%.
Developed and implemented an NPI procedure for the company that included a comprehensive flowchart that dictated all deliverables needed for each of the six phases to be completed, ensuring that all areas of a project were covered.
Implemented procedures in the engineering lab to ensure proper testing for both new and existing products. Testing requirements include UL, NSF (National Sanitation Foundation), and Customer testing criteria. The implementation of these new procedures allowed SerVend to self-certify products within the Pepsi-Cola system.
Project Manager, Sellersburg, IN (1998-2000)
Managed four Engineering Designers and two CAD Operators for three of the dispenser product lines. The three product lines combined for over half of SerVend’s annual sales.
Designed and managed the introduction of the beverage industry’s first 20-valve, 400-pound ice capacity beverage dispenser. The first unit was shown at a test store within 6 weeks of the customer’s request. The rapid introduction of this unit solidified the customer’s commitment to this product and represented 2% of annual sales.
Designed and managed the redesign of all of the electrical systems of SerVend’s product lines, following the automotive industries use of wiring harnesses.
Implemented the Project Management Institutes PMBOK guide to the company to ensure common terminology and procedures when defining and controlling projects.
DAVID P. WATSON
Indiana University Southeast 1999 - 2001
Adjunct Faculty Member – Continuing Studies Division, New Albany, IN (1999-2001)
Instructor for the Production Supervision course in the Continuing Studies Department.
Expanded the curriculum to include greater emphasis in Quality Control and Improvement, Value Analysis, and Supply Chain management, helping graduates better prepare for their Supervisory Certificate through IUS.
Grote Industries, LLC 1995 - 1998
A leading manufacturer of truck and automotive lighting and safety systems.
New Product Introduction Manufacturing Engineer, Madison, IN (1995-1998)
Manufacturing Project Manager controlling the introduction of new products and product\process cost reductions for Grote’s proprietary product line. Responsible for all areas of manufacturing for proprietary projects including molding, metal stamping, assembly, production planning, purchasing, ME/IE engineering, distribution, safety\EPA, and facilities. Coordinated new product introductions for Grote’s proprietary products at assembly plants in Monterrey, Mexico and Waterloo, Canada.
Managed over $3.6 million in projects while maintaining timeline and budgetary constraints.
Managed the implementation of 10 new LED lamp families (42 SKU’s) with over $2.6 million in annual revenue. The project was implemented within the six-month timeframe and 5% under budget.
Campbell Hausfeld, Div. of The Campbell Group 1992-1995
A division of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., which specializes in air compressors, submersible pumps, and winch manufacturing. Campbell Hausfeld produces air compressors that are major brands for Wal-Mart, Sears, and W.W. Grainger.
Manufacturing Engineer, Leitchfield, KY (1992-1995)
Responsible for the efficiency and productivity of the Commercial Unit’s welding and assembly operations which consisted of 59 employees and sales in excess of $50 million.
Redesigned the entire product line and assembly process to reduce the manufacturing cycle time by 24%, and reduced floor space requirements by 6,000 FT2. This change is still in place with several of the retail companies that carry Campbell’s product line.
Managed the justification and installation of capital equipment while maintaining the required 40% IRR.
Managed the implementation of ISO 9001 for the Commercial Unit. The Leitchfield facility achieved ISO certification on time.
MS - Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Murray State University, Summa Cum Laude 1992
BS – Industrial Technology and Secondary Education, Murray State University, Magna Cum Laude 1989
US Army (1982-1984), Specialist - Honorable discharge.
US Army National Guard (1984-1991), Staff Sergeant - Honorable discharge
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