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Manager Plant

United States
August 28, 2012

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Steve Shepard

***** ******** **** ****, ********, Texas 77354

713-***-**** E-mail-

Plant Manager / Operations Manager / General Manager

Manufacturing Leadership / Turnaround Experience / Lean Implementation / P&L Responsibility / Startup Experience / BS Electronics Technology / ISO 9001:2008

26 years Manufacturing experience at all levels specializing in aggressive improvement programs utilizing metrics focused, team based strategies. A Manager who understands the value of a strong team and continuing education for a Companies future.

Core Knowledge and Skill Areas Include:

O Plant Culture Development and Team Building

o Vision, Strategy & Execution

o Lead time Reduction

o Cost Reduction Strategies

o Supply Chain Excellence

o Development and Leadership

o Policy Deployment/ Strategic Execution

o Process & Performance Improvement

o Lean Manufacturing Implementation

o ISO 9001:2008 Implementation

o Turnaround Management Strategy


Southeastern Oklahoma State University

o Bachelor's Degree in Electronics Technology, May 1987, Presidents Honor Roll 1987

Many Leadership and Management Training courses throughout my career.

ISO 9001:2000 Auditor, Thomas & Betts, January 2002.


MarinoWare Inc- Houston, Texas

MarinoWare is a Industry Leader in cold formed framing Products for Commercial and Residential Construction. Then Company is a consolidation of ASSI Tolling Services, Marino Ware Framing Products and Norbet Trucking.

General Manager- MarinoWare April 2012- August 2012

Responsible for Operations of three business units in the Pasadena Texas Facility. Our Facility Services the Texas and Southwestern US Market for Marino Ware Steel Framing Products. These products are roll formed Steel Framing and Accessories for Commercial and Residential Building Construction. Our ASSI Unit (American Strip Steel) services the same area with Coil Steel Processing Services. Norbet Trucking is a Company owned Freight Service serving our products as well as long and short haul service for the US. My function is to oversee all Operations and P&L of these three Units. Our Annual Volumes are 38 million pounds of Framing Products and 175 million pounds of processed Steel Coils.

o Responsible for Change Management in a struggling Facility that was not turning a profit.

o Reorganized Management Team and developed Team Building.

o Basically started from ground up with Policy’s and compliance issues.

o Worked with Sales Force and Production team to increase our ASSI Unit to a two shift Operation and our Marino Unit to a volume increase of 33% in 2 months to get us profitable.

o Set Long range plans for increased Business Opportunities with our newly earned Customer Base.

Thomas & Betts, Steel Structures Division – Houston, Texas

A division of Thomas & Betts which is a $2.1 billion publicly traded company and leading global manufacturer and supplier of Electrical Products for the Commercial and Private industry. Our Division manufactured Steel Transmission Towers.

Plant Manager- Thomas & Betts December 2003-Sept 2011

Responsible for all production and support functions including overall profitability, efficiency, cost management, quality, safety, environmental compliance, customer satisfaction, organizational design, work system improvement, and workplace culture development of the facility. Responsible for $77 million plant P&L, financial and capital planning, control of costs to achieve profit objectives, establishment of plan staffing requirements, inventory control and plant purchasing. Also responsible for implementing a positive labor relations climate and compliance and the establishment of location policies and procedures in conformance with corporate strategy and objectives.

o Our Management team achieved a Sales growth of 58% and a GM growth of 25% by increasing Plant Capacity through minimal Capital Expansions and only a 17% increase in Labor from 2003-2011.

o Heavy Focus on inventory Control and had the best turn in the Division with an average of 10 each year.

o Maintained the best quality in the Division with the lowest annual cost of sale of .01%

o Developed several Industry leading Production methods through Automation.

o Maintained the best on-time delivery in the Division averaging 90% yearly.

o Our Plant received several Plant of the Year and Safety Plant of the year awards under our leadership.

Manufacturing Manager – Thomas & Betts January 1999-December 2003

Managed and coordinated all plant activities including manufacturing engineering, maintenance, warehousing, and production operations in day-to-day activities to provide ongoing guidance to direct reports in leadership of their teams. Plays a critical role in the turnaround management and strategy for the $77 million sales facility. Responsible for cost reduction, quality, and on-time delivery of products.

o Developed plans for several different Capitol Projects to increase our capacity year to year to keep up with demand.

o Reorganized production operations increasing Productivity by 15% an Efficiency by 20%.

o Promoted a cultural shift in employee moral throughout the entire operation by employee involvement and safety awareness programs and communications.

o Reduced WIP by 33% and reduced Total Inventory by 22% while driving on time delivery to 95%.

Stahl Metal Division – Durant, Oklahoma

Stahl Metal is a Division of Scott Fetzer and is a Leading Manufacturer of Truck Utility Bodies and Mobile Cranes.

Plant Manager / Production Manager / Scheduler January 1985-December 1998

Started with this Company while in College and held many positions from Machine Operator, Supervisor, Scheduler, Production Manager and after graduating was Promoted to Plant Manger. As Plant Manager I lead our team to increasing our Sales Revenue by 33% and or GM by 40%. As Production Manager I was instrumental in changing our Production Lines and Methods by introducing 5S strategies as well as some Lean Methods to our Parts and Welding Departments.

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