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Plant Manager/Process Engineer

Guilford, Vermont, 05301, United States
May 28, 2010

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To find a position in Manufacturing Management or Process Engineering that provides a stimulating intellectual challenge, growth opportunites, and comparable finiancial renumeration to my last positions.


2008-2009 FiberMark Inc. Brattleboro, VT

Finishing and Converting Manager

 Management of a 46 person operations team responsible for adding features and texture to Paper Board to make specialty products for OEM customers and distributers in the Office Products and Packaging industries.

 Operation of –

7 Glazers (in-house designed densification and patterning equipment)

3 Slitter Rewinders

2 Coater/Embossers

3 Sheeters (1 narrow web, 1 in-line Lamintor/Sheeter, and 1


1 Lamintor

1 Embosser

1 Seybold Guillotine

 Elimination of chronic delamination failures off of the in-line Laminator/Sheeter through improving Roll Grinder supplier performance.

 VOSHA (Vermont OSHA) compliance improvements to correct outstanding issues raised in a employee complaint investigation and Voluntary Compliance Audits.

 Meeting reduced lead time customer requests while maintaining on-time delivery targets with less inventory, staff, and workers

 Maintaining profitability of the operation through cost containment, minimizing over-time and finding alternative methods to get things done.

2006 – 2008 Arkwright Inc. Fiskeville, RI

Process and Engineering Manager

 Management and operation of a 3 person Engineering team and 15 person hourly group running a 62 inch wide 3-head fully-instrumented production coater making Inkjet, transparency, and T-shirt transfer production.

 Development and installation of bulk solution delivery systems for viscous aqueous fluids

 Improved deaeration and prefiltration both during assembly and on-line to eliminate chronic product failure problems.

 Web transport improvements to reduce non-confroming rolls and failure from wrinkles

 Product redesign to improve assembly robustness and increased output yields

 New product introductions of an internal Arkwright Vinyl laptop inkjet for laptop customization and a Instant-dry high ink uptake display media for HP.

1995–2006 Rexam Imaging Products South Hadley, MA

Process Technologist, R&D

 Design, installation and operation of a 40 inch width fully-instrumented development coater for experimental design work, process design scoping, semi-works operation in support of product launches, and small scale production.

 Product Development of color laser transparency films, inkjet films and papers, inkjet display media products, electronics industry production components, biomedical products, Imaging and proofing products, and flexographic printing substrates

 Process Development for mixing, filtration, coating, drying, and winding of coated products during development.

 Transfer (where appropriate) of processes to manufacturing for large scale production.

 Materials logistics and procurement in support of new product introductions.

 Training of production coating machine operators in the use of new and alternative processing systems.

 Process documentation for manufactured products not transitioned off of the development coating machine.

 Yield and productivity performance initiatives to continuously improve finiancial performance of existing products as well as new products in the design phase.

 Safety and Environmental compliance auditing to assure compliance with all appropriate OSHA, DOT, EPA, and DEP regulations.

1991–1995 Rexam Graphics South Hadley, MA

Manufacturing Team Leader

 Increased Dupont OEM sales of Flexographic printing substrates from $2.5 million to $13 million.

 Managed 2 Coating and Laminating machine teams on a 24/7 work cycle with product values in excess of $20 million in yearly sales.

 Directly supervised two self directed work teams consisting of thirty one individuals performing responsibilities in logistics, mixing, coating, and shipping.

 Implemented a high performance work team system that reduced supervirory overhead from eleven individuals to two while accomplishing $350,000 in production cost savings.

 Developed process capability to mix and coat inket films and papers that allowed platform technology development that has resulted in over $90 million of yearly sales.

 ISO 9002 quality system implementation across all manufactured product lines on three production coating machines.

 Comprehensive OSHA audit participation and successful compliance to regulatory requirements.

 Production performance analysis to improve finiancial performance of product lines coated on four production machines.

1990–1991 Graphics Technology Inc. South Hadley, MA and

Runcorn, England

Machine Start Up Team: Operator Trainer

 Installation, reduction-to-practice, commissioning, and product qualification of a greenfield multi-station state of the art clean-room coating machine in Runcorn, England.

 Training of new production crews for the new English coating machine, in the USA, prior to machine installation.

 Training and process support of the English production crews during equipment RTP and product qualification.

1987–1990 James River Graphics. South Hadley, MA

Production Supervisor

 Supervision of a segment of manufacturing production responsible for Polaroid battery subcomponents from materials screening through to finished product shipment.

 Transfer of Microfilm coating to under utilized assets in order to balance production demands and create alternative production pathways for critical products.

 Production support for new platform technology intial introductions in inkjet coatings and flexographic printing substrates.

1983–1987 James River Graphics. South Hadley, MA

Coating/Laminating Production Operator

 Manufacturing of Photoresist and other production products on a high speed clean-room production coating machine operating on a 24/365 schedule producing the highest quality film in the world..

 Product performance initiatives to maximize yield and minimize downtime on a sold-out production asset.

 Extrusion coating technology development in support of product Improvement intitiatives.

1981–1983 James River Graphics. South Hadley, MA

Quality Assurance Technician

 Supervision of a 24/7 testing team in support of the introduction of a new state-of-the-art Photoresist coating machine.

 Applications and product testing of Photoresist and Phototool products.

 Quality system development of test systems that were capable of measuring variation in product attributes.

 Management of a imaging, development, plating, and etching lab and maintenance of a wet lab in support the photoresist/phototool testing lab.

 Product and process data tracking to identify and correct production yield and customer rejection problems.

 Raw material analysis and on-site coverage of vendor production of Polyethylene and Polyester substrates to improve product quality, cost, and production performance.

1978-1981 James River Graphics. South Hadley, MA

Converting Operator

 Reduction to practice of a state-of-the-art Dusenbury slitting machine.

 Participation in productivity improvements that increased output 5x..


 1975–1979 University of Massachusetts at Amherst Amherst, MA


 1980-1981 Western New England College Springfield, MA

Industrial Engineering

 1981-1989 James River Institute Holyoke, MA

Product Quality, Leadership, Supervision, and Process Seminars

 1981-1989 Employers Association of Western Mass. Holyoke, MA

Leadership, Supervision, Communication and Management courses

 2000-present Vermont College of Norwich University Brattleboro, VT

Business Management


Backpacking, Hiking, Camping, Kayaking, Gardening, Soccer and Coaching youth sports.

Coach of Brattleboro, VT Freshmen Boys Soccer Team, and Brattleboro, VT area AAU Basketball teams.


Mike Rozolsky – Sr. Project Manager; Hazen Paper; Holyoke, MA 01041 413-***-****

John Pajak – Custom Product Sales Manager; Exopack Advanced Coating LLC; Matthews, NC 701-***-****;

Steve Cummings – Sr. Process Engineer; Intelicoat Technologies LLC; South Hadley, MA 01075; 413-***-****

Kenneth Jacobs – General Manager; Arkwright Inc. ; 238 Main St. Fiskeville, RI; 401-***-****

Mike Wright – VP Operations; FiberMark Inc.; Front St. West Springfield, MA 01089; Cell – 267-***-****


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