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Management Manager

Chattanooga, TN, 37421
August 12, 2012

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Dennis D. Nowell

**** ****** ***** *****

Chattanooga, TN 37421


Cell 423-***-****

Objective: A challenging Management position.


Cargill Horizon Milling Chattanooga, TN

Assistant Quality Manager 08/29/2011 to Present

• Ensure reliable systems and controls to maintain product safety, regulatory compliance and product quality

• Develop and implement a local Quality Management Business Plan in alignment with Business Unit requirements

• Accountable to lead the HACCP development and implementation

• Ensure approval of Contract Manufacturers and Suppliers to ensure product safety is not compromised

• Ensure all employees have the basic safety and crisis management training

• Maintain customer audit programs and all customer documentation

• Build relationships with customers and resolve complaints issued

• Issue and distribute all work orders for maintenance and sanitation

Cargill North America Cedar Rapids, Iowa

CCE Site Leader 01/24/2011 to 08/29/2011

• Leads and executes change actions that support Reliability Excellence Change

• Create change network to support change initiatives in Cedar Rapids

• Mapped and created communications to ensure consistent messaging to ensure

change is realized

• Facilitate coaching workshops as needed

• Develop partnership workshops and ensure individual development plans incorporate partnership behavioral commitments

Cargill North America Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Utilities Supervisor 03/09/2009 to 01/24/2011

• Development and training of the operators in the operation of the coal/gas boilers

• Nominations for gas usage in plant facilities

• Completion of required projects for proper operations of the boilers

• Maintain the efficiency of the coal/gas boiler through equipment reliability

• Actively communicates Power and Steam best practices

• Maintain safety in all operations

• Assists in coal procurement and proper coal management

• Maintain projects scope and stay within budget

• Project management

• Conflict resolution of union employees grievance/contract negotiations

• Responsible for all outside ground/snow removal with general laborers

• Maintain forklifts and skid loaders

• Created and implemented 97 new SOP's

• Maintain all records for utilities used and projected

• Set and monitored all budgets for utilities water, electric, gas

• Established and review productivity rates and standards

• Assist in the hiring and training of new personnel

Cargill North America Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Shift Supervisor 09/10/2007 to 03/09/2009

• Environmental Health Safety Management

a) Safety programs (BST, Contractor) – participate in training, present at safety meetings, observations, and program implementation including other EHS and PSM initiatives

b) ADT system – response, coordinate communications with alarms and repairs

c) Conduct audits for food safety, safety, and environmental issues

• Production Management/Process Improvement

a) Create and distribute foreman’s report each 12 hours and assist with PI chart development

b) Discuss active and suggested actions to deviations of production, quality, or operating parameters

c) Troubleshoot process/quality interruptions, take action as possible, and make proper notifications

d) Participate with management and elimination of special cause problems and recurring issue

• Employee Management

a) Promote teamwork throughout the facility. Facilitate with decision making process and support self-directed work force

b) Fill vacancies, determine and fill OT, and track employee hours (approve on Kronos)

c) Assist with developing Cedar Rapids training strategy and quality curriculum – assist as trainer

d) Teach, coach and promote use quality tools, SPC, decision making, and effective communication. Assist with using SPC for process improvements

PMX Industries Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Assistant Area Manager 04/01/1999 to 09/01/2006

• Provide a high level of leadership.

• Leading process improvement initiatives.

• Ensuring adherence to company policies and guidelines.

• Management of production, including associated reporting.

• Responsible for ensuring adherence to Quality within the organization.

• Controlling costs.

• Delivery of products in a timely manner in accordance with established business plans.

• Responsible for training and development of all levels under control of position.

• Management and Maintenance activities.

• Responsible for management of multiple business units.

• Providing and maintaining a safe work environment.

• Building and maintaining a positive work environment.

• Coordination with other organizations and departments as needed to create a team environment.

• Ensuring that all daily, monthly and annual reports and forecasts are completed in a timely manner.

• Focus on management of efforts between maintenance and production.

• Building and maintaining a positive work environment.

• Responsible for management and direction of supervisors and 90 union employees.

• Coordination with other organizations and departments as needed to create a team environment.

United States Army Yuma, Arizona

Military Police/Squad Leader 05/1988 to 03/1993

• Executed daily operations of inspections of subordinates.

• Patrolled military bases within assigned area, in vehicle equipped with two-way radio, to enforce motor vehicle and criminal laws.

• Arrested and warned persons guilty of violating motor vehicle regulations and safe driving practices.

• Trained and managed 8 squad members and achieved significant improvements in their productivity.

• Performed general police work by keeping order and apprehending criminals.

• Kept records and made reports regarding activities.

United States Marine Corps El Toro, California

KC-130 Aircraft Electrician 6/1983 to 6/1987

• Helped repair electronic equipment, such as computers, industrial controls, audio and video systems, radar systems, telemetering and missile control systems, transmitters, antennas and servomechanisms.

• Helped test faulty equipment.

• Tested electronic components and circuits to locate defects.

• Assisted in replacing defective components and wiring.

• Helped install equipment in industrial and military establishments and in aircraft and missiles.

• Recorded number and type of defects for each worker.

• Tested wiring, using multimeter to verify circuit continuity.

• Adjusted faulty operating components, using hand tools.

• Collateral Duty Inspector, inspected all work performed.


South University Savannah, GA 2010

Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Business Administration focus on Leadership

Science of Wet Milling Course Memphis, TN 2008


Successfully completed the Cargill Science of Wet Milling Course.

Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids, IA 2004


Successfully completed the 30 hour OSHA training course of General Industry Safety & Health

Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service Cedar Rapids, IA 1999


Certificate of Accomplishment for completing a course in Steward Supervisor Training.

Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids, IA 1999


Supervisor Training and Retention Tools Program.

John F Kennedy High School Cedar Rapids, Iowa 1981-1983


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