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Materials Coordinator / Employee Involvement Coordinator

Carey, OH, 43316
September 11, 2008

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Automotive Manufacturing Operations: Inventory Control / Start-Up & Expansion

Materials Coordinator with experience in inventory releasing and control. Trained a materials person at a new facility that was being opened in Tennessee. I daily worked with different departments to manage 200 plus components and chemicals for a foam seat operation. I reduced warehouse space in our plant and at an outside facility while reducing our inventory dollars as the plant increased in business. I increased our inventory turns from (20) to (31).

· Outstanding Bridgestone employee 2004 · Outstanding Bridgestone employee 2nd half 2003

· World Class inventory turns · Problem Solving

· Team Leadership / Training · Trainer


Bridgestone BAPM

Materials Coordinator 10/2000 - 7/2008

Started as a demolder and was promoted to Material Analyst. I was responsible for ordering and releasing all components for a seat foam plant. Scheduled daily bulk chemical trucks and component delivery to maintain an efficient operation. I maintained component inventory levels and reduced warehouse space as our business increased. I helped train a materials person in a new plant in Tennessee and helped organize their warehouse area.

· Increased inventory turns.

· Reduced warehouse space and inventory in our facility and at an outside warehouse.

· Reduced on hand inventory

· Reduced expedites, downtime and scrap due to lack of components.

· Traveled weekly to Tennessee and helped train and organize warehouse in a new facility.

· Maintained operations in the Upper Sandusky plant also.

‚óŹ Received Bridgestone employee of the year award.

Atlas Crankshaft / TKA Atlas Inc.

Employee Involvement Coordinator 6/1969 - 9/2000

I started as a machine operator. I operated lathes and grinders. In 1992 I took an Employee Involvement Coordinator position. I was responsible for helping to develop and train our workforce (hourly and salary). The training was to help the workforce transition from a traditional Union environment to a team based work system.

· Coordinated team training for salary and hourly.

· Helped develop training programs.

· Member of the design team.

· Developmental Dimensions certified trainer.

· Evaluated training needs of plant and teams.

· Used as example of empowered workforce.

· Coordinated customer visits and lunches.


Diploma Carey High School

JDIT Kaizen

Cummins Production System / Train The Trainer

WCEI Facilitator Training

Certified Trainer, Development Dimensions International

Common Approach to Continuous Improvement

Employee Involvement

Set up Reduction

Instructional Technology

Microsoft Word / Excel

Cando / Visual Control

Advanced Facilitator Training

Dupont's Safety Training Observation Program

DOT - Hazardous Materials In Transportation

Microsoft Access / Outlook

Financial Secretary


School Board Member 12 Years

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