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Plant Manager

Location:
The Woodlands, TX, 77382
Salary:
$90,000
Posted:
November 23, 2009

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Michael Meister

***** ******** ****. #****

The Woodlands, TX 77382

Phone: 281-***-**** Cell: 713-***-****

Email: qswfw3@r.postjobfree.com

OBJECTIVE: Looking to transition over 25 years of professional “turn around” experience into a Plant Manager for a progressive Manufacturing company in the Houston area.

HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS

Turn Around Operations Total Quality Management Financial Analysis

Strategic Planning Marketing Analysis Operations & Distribution

Capital Appropriations Compliance Issues Hiring & Training

Six Sigma Methodology Budget Development & Forecasting Pricing, estimating & negotiations

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

National / Atlantic Envelope Ennis / Houston, TX 6/’03 – 10/’09

Plant/Manufacturing Manager Salary $95,000

• Manage 24/7 multi-operational $27MM manufacturing facility

• Budgeting and cost reduction and control within the manufacturing process

• Meeting service, quality and safety standards

• Communication within divisional departments

• Hiring and training new employees

• Consultation on areas of improvement and increased profitability

Outlook Envelope Huntley, IL 1993-2003

Director of Manufacturing and Operations Salary $94,000

• Managed operations and manufacturing processes

• Sales forecasting, budgeting and cost controls

• Consistently meeting sales, service, quality and safety standards and goals

• Responsible for sales and service areas

• Adding new processes and product lines

Mail-Well Envelope Chicago, IL 1978-1992

VP of Manufacturing/Plant Manager Salary $60,000

• Managed sales, operations and manufacturing processes

• Oversaw expenses and developed budgets

• Developed and adhered to quality and safety standards

• Ongoing communications with other management areas and customers

• Developed new ideas for products to increase profitability and sales

EDUCATION

Wright Jr. College – Honors A.A.S. – Business/Accounting/Computer Science – Chicago, IL

Rosary College – Honors B.A. – Business Administration and Economics – River Forest, IL

Michael Meister

10851 Montfair Blvd. #3302

The Woodlands, TX 77382

Phone: 281-***-**** Cell: 713-***-****

Email: qswfw3@r.postjobfree.com

PROFILE: Accomplished business professional with over 25 years of “turn around” successes. Experienced change agent with expertise in analyzing, reorganizing, developing and improving organizational performance with positive “bottom line” results. A creative innovator that has designed and developed new products, markets, processes and systems that added to company growth and results. Experience and degreed background provide an organization with a disciplined, creative, business professional that can assist their company with its quest for a promising future.

HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS

Turn Around Operations Total Quality Management Financial Analysis

Strategic Planning Marketing Analysis Operations & Distribution

Capital Appropriations Compliance Issues Hiring & Training

Six Sigma Methodology Budget Development & Forecasting Pricing, estimating & negotiations

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

Analyzed, reorganized and developed sales and manufacturing teams, processes and systems for an organization that was losing 6% annually. Result: Turned around operation and increased profitability to 6% in less than 3 years.

Identified problem areas, reorganized processes and organizational divisions as well as created new teams to enhance manufacturing process and increase sales for company that was floundering after 102 years of success. Result: Increased profitability from 2% to 8% and the company regained its position as an active industry player.

Directed and managed the retooling of an organization that was floundering with a mature product. Identified opportunities to move into profitable business areas to stimulate growth. Result: Division increased bottom line performance from 6% to 13.5%. Successful programs were instituted at 17 other company divisions thru strategic planning team’s base on this model.

Designed, engineered and implemented various process verification systems to reduce shortages or manufacturing errors in company that was consistently spending $2-$5k weekly in rework for quantity shortages. Result: Eliminated rework costs and increased profitability, service levels and morale. These systems are now standard within the industry.

Established accurate sales forecast and departmental budgets. Defined and implemented machine standards, raw material allocation and spoilage matrixes and established labor cost and staffing models for three companies which lacked accurate financial analysis. Result: Increased sales and profitability in all 3 companies.

Created and designed new product lines to increase quality and provide additional value for clients in an industry seeing a spiraling of lower prices and shrinking margins based upon stiff competition. Designed and engineered equipment for installing these new options. Result: Opened up new “premium” markets and increased profitability, escalating companies into industry leading positions.



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