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Manager Six Sigma

Arlington, TN, 38002
August 08, 2012

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Paul A. Harvey III

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Arlington, TN 38002

Summary of Qualifications

Quality Manager professional with 16 years of increasing responsibility in manufacturing and pharmaceutical environments. Proven problem-solver with the ability to analyze processes, diagnosed opportunities, developed improvement plans and implement solutions. Outstanding leadership skills with experience in multi-cultural environments.

Food Safety and HACCP

Regulatory Compliance


Lean/ Six Sigma

BRC Certification

Statistical Process Control

Process Improvements and New Product Development

Continuous Quality Improvement


University of Mary Hardin Baylor – B.S. Biology, Chemistry

Austin Peay State University – MBA

Villanova University, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Villanova University, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Villanova University, Project Management Certification

Villanova University, Project Management IT Certification

Employment History

Sonoco Phoenix Shift Supervisor

Memphis, TN

August 2011 to current

Responsible for maintaining the safety of all personnel in a demanding environment.

Supervising a team of 20 employees to exceed productivity and reducing cost on an assigned shift.

Increased efficiencies and net production using SPC tools.

Driving continuous improvement throughout the business process cycles.

Support quality initiatives to meet and exceed customer expectations.

Developed cross functional teams to investigate internal complaints.

Deployed horizontal and vertical business systems.

Simmons Pet Food, INC. Quality Manager

Pennsauken, NJ

October 2008 – July 2011

Increased first pass quality by 40% using quality and SPC tools to track problematic finished products.

Reduced turnover within the Quality Department to less than 5%.

Increased internal audit scores by 15%.

Increased third party audit scores each year of employment.

Developed and standardize cross functional teams to investigate customer complaints.

Deployed horizontal and vertical quality systems.

Served as the Facility Safety Manager.

Designed six sigma studies improving company potential revenue over $320,000 yearly.

Michael’s Foods Quality Supervisor

Elizabeth, NJ

October 2007 – October 2008

Authored several SOPs to standard laboratory and plant practices and procedures.

Increased third party audit scores during employment.

HACCP Coordinator

Decreased finished product holds by 25%.

Trains and develops direct reports ensuring training to their direct reports.

Increased internal audit scores through benchmarking best practices.

Nestle Waters North America QA Microbiologist

Lee, FL

May 2006 – June 2007

Performed various daily, weekly and monthly microbiological tests to validate the quality of bottled water through the (QMS) quality-monitoring scheme.

Experienced in ion chromatography and reagent free ion chromatography for the testing of Bromide and Bromate levels.

Decrease cost association of glue application by 20% through Green Belt Six Sigma certification project.

Reduction of holds 10% through cross functional deployment and root cause analysis studies.

American Fresh Foods Microbiologist/QA Manager

Thomasville, GA

January 2001 – May 2006

Managed the day-to-day activities of a microbiological lab exercising GLP, GMP, SOP and HACCP as regulated by governmental, state and plant authorities.

Tested beef samples for the presence of E.Coli 0157:H7, Listeria Monocytogenes, nonspecific Salmonella, Staphylococcus Aureus, coliforms and plate counts.

Developed the process layout and testing protocols for the Quality department during the design and measure phases.

Maintain in-depth knowledge and understanding of quality management system requirements associated with QMS/GMP standards and relevant regulatory requirements

Vanderbilt University Molecular Biologist

Nashville, TN

December 1997 - November 2000

Skilled in molecular biology coupled with histological experience and microscopy. Recombinant DNA and RNA preparation, embedding/sectioning.

Extended skills to transfection, immunohistochemistry, Western Blots, gel electrophoresis, SDS Page, diagnostic assays, purifications and immunofluorescence

Maintained records, lab management, and image capture/analysis on computers with relevant software.

Aided in administering, reviewing, and preparation of protocols formulated by primary investigators.

Charged research biologist for the in-vivo modeling phase of the protocol. Studies included diabetic and cancer studies.

United States Army 91T Animal Care Specialist

May 1992 - October 1997

Responsible for the care and treatment of military working dogs.

Performed various laboratory tests, dental prophylaxis, X-rays and assisted civilian personnel with the control of the contamination of rabid animals.

Received various military achievements, training and awards.

Additional employment: Production Manager, co-pack Pepperidge Farms

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Microbiologists

Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certification – Villanova University

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