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Quality Assurance Control

Henagar, AL, 35978
August 12, 2012

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BASF The Chemical Company (July 2011 to present)

Field Analyst (Contract through Next Source)

Responsible for overseeing the electro deposition paint process at the Chattanooga Volkswagen manufacturing facility. This includes the testing and quality assurance that the supplied paint product meets the customer’s expectations.

Nichols Aluminum (Quanex), Decatur, AL (May 2003 to April 2011)

Nichols Aluminum is a flat rolled aluminum sheet producer. The main operation is a state of the art scrap based aluminum mini mill, producing a variety of common alloy sheet. The sheet is then processed to the desired gauge, width and temper by its finishing plants. The finishing plants provide customers with mill finish and coated coil.

Production Manager

Responsible for managing the daily activities for the plant. This includes all plant production machines. (Rolling Mill, Annealers, Leveler, Paint Line and Slitters) Directly Responsible for four Supervisors, Quality Engineer, Lab Supervisor and Quality Assurance Technical Administrator along with 70 bargaining unit employees. Responsible for the production and quality departments.

Assisted in the plant successfully completing 1 year without a recordable or lost time accident.

Assisted in successful ISO certification

Developed SOP’s and audit program to ensure the plant remains compliant.

Trained in Six Sigma. Yellow Belt

Use Lean principles when managing all work centers.

Showed continuous improvement in the reduction of customer complaints over the past five years

Increased machine throughput and yield through Kaizen teams.

Turned plant accountability around without sacrificing employee moral.

Quality Assurance Manager

Responsibilities for this position include overseeing the Quality department, investigation of claims and follow up with corrective action. Maintain compliance in the wet section and waste treatment.

Ring Can Corporation, Chattanooga, TN – (March 2002 to May 2003)

Ring Can is one of the largest plastic container manufacturers in North American, with the ability to customize a plastic container to a variety of customer specifications.

Shift Superintendent

Accountable for meeting the company’s daily objectives. Created ways to increase production without risking the quality of the product. Responsibilities for this position include the direct supervision of eight employees. Increase production by motivating employees to work at their highest potential. Encourage employee involvement. Train employees in team building and leadership.

Scottsboro Aluminum, LLC., Scottsboro, AL – (November 1999 to December 2001)

Automated ISO aluminum mill which processes aluminum from ingot to coil form for a wide range of uses including painted coil, painted sheet, tubing metal and mill finished.

Paint Line Technical Coordinator

Responsibilities for this position include assurance of both internal and external quality. The investigation of all painted claims. Reducing paint cost without affecting the quality of our product. Other responsibilities include painted draw downs, color matching, customer assistance in the determination of the correct paint formulation for their particular end use and the assurance of customer satisfaction.

Developed SOP’S for the paint line to ensure ISO 9002 certification.

Reduced claims through education of employees and claims awareness.

Implemented ideas that reduced painted scrap.

Member of paint line process improvement team.

Pre Finish Metals, Inc., Morrisville, PA – (July 1989 to October 1999)

World Class, ISO 9002 certified, automated coil coating operation that services the pool, automotive, furniture and building industries. PFM employs approximately 110 people including 70 USWA Bargaining Unit members with an annual sales volume of approximately 30 million dollars.

Quality Control Coordinator

Accountable for maintaining quality standards. Responsibilities for this position include the direct supervision of four quality control inspectors, the investigation of external claims and insuring customer satisfaction.

Developed SOP’S and insured education of all employees to meet ISO 9002 standards.

Reduced new product trail times.

Reduced claims

General Foreman

Accountable for meeting daily operating objectives while maintaining quality standards. Responsibilities of this position includes the direct supervision and scheduling of two supervisors, three assistant supervisors, four quality control inspectors, twenty-five bargaining unit employees along with indirect supervision of an additional forty-five bargaining unit employees.

Assigned to other facilities to assist in the set up and to ensure the quality of new product runs.

Member of the Management Negotiations Committee that successfully negotiated a five year contract.

Co-chair the CAT Team for set up time reductions.

Promoted to Quality Control Coordinator.

Recipient of the President’s Quality Award

Certified in Quality Standards by the Crosby Quality College.

Taught education classes to the bargaining unit employees in quality principles.

Achieved the highest yield average.

Maintained the lowest average change-over times.

Enhanced Labor/Management relations through communications meetings.

Volunteered to trouble shoot problem areas and bring various shifts up to standards.

United States Navy

Work Center Supervisor from July 1986 through July 1989. Supervised three personnel to ensure preventive maintenance program for weapons and firing equipment. Was a member of the Naval Reserves from July of 1989 through July of 1991. Received an honorable discharge.


Personal Development Institute

Interpersonal Managing Skills…Team Building…Excellence in Supervision…

Employment Law…Problem Analysis and Decision Making…Business Writing Techniques

Philip Crosby College

Certificate in Quality Improvement Process Management

United States Navy

Basic Electrical and Electronics

Torpedomen’s “A” School

Neshaminy High School

Langhorne, Pennsylvania

Obtained high school diploma in 1986


Diverse supervisory/production and quality background, highly skilled in human relations, proven ability to work independently in a managerial environment, recognized effectiveness in managing multiple objectives by assuming broad and diverse responsibilities, excellent organizational and communicational skills.


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