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Product Processing Manager

La Mirada, CA, 90638
$70,000 - $80,000
November 17, 2009

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Johnny Rodriguez

***** ******** ****, ** ******, CA, 90638 714-***-****

Objective : I desire a position with responsibilities, where I can utilize my experience as a results-oriented individual with strong interpersonal and problem solving skills, providing 35 years of operation experience and management skills for the daily direction and efficient performance of rendering and refining operations at your facility, which will improve product quality and decrease product cost.

Employment History

Herbalife Manufacturing LLC, 20481 Crescent Bay Drive, Lake Forest CA 92630

Process Controls Manager / Processing Engineering Department

August 22, 2009 - September 29, 2009

Technical Support Liquid Mixing and Liquid Packaging, Powder Process Manufacturing and Powder Packaging.

Micelle Laboratories, Inc., 20481 Crescent Bay Drive, Lake Forest CA 92630

Product Processing Manager - August 8, 2007 - August 22, 2009 (Corporate Buy-out)

Responsible for training and retaining qualified personnel with industry experience on pharmaceutical solid dosage, granulation, liquid and powder process manufacturing to support revenue objectives. Defining positions and qualifications; evaluate existing personnel to applicable positions and qualifications. Determine areas of improvement including but not limited to training, outside education and re-assignment. Evaluate each production area regarding function, capacity and efficiency to existing product configurations and types: Discuss/Obtain insight from Sales as to the direction the market or customers are heading to evaluate the need for production capabilities; Analyze impact of the necessary improvements to production regarding impact to the bottom line; Determine and initiate methods of data collection and frequency to identify areas of nonconformance during production runs, evaluate root cause and corrective action plans; Evaluate current cost of labor and identify areas of high cost impact, evaluate root cause and initiate corrective action plans; applied Research & Development experience in engineering principles and techniques to develop and evaluate problem solving processes and manufacturing process improvement of existing product line, conduct experiments in pilot plant and production areas and provide technical support for reworking / salvaging rejected solid dosage tablets, powdered and liquid products; quotations (quotes) of new products; provide technical support to Quality Assurance, Operations, Logistics, Research & Development, Quality Control and Sales.

Access Business Group / Nutrilite Products, 5600 Beach Blvd., Buena Park CA 90622-5940

A Division of Amway Corporation

Length of Employment: 33 Years

Research Scientist Sustaining Business Global Manufacturing Support , Supplement Product Development, December 10th, 2000 to June 22, 2007.

Executed all aspects of solid-dosage form preformulation, formulation, ingredient selection and claims substantiation to deliver innovative and timely launches of new and novel supplement products; applied experience in engineering principles and techniques to develop and evaluate problem solving processes and manufacturing process improvement, conduct experiments in pilot plant and production areas and provide technical support for reworking / salvaging rejected solid dosage tablets, powdered drinks, vitamin and mineral premixes and food bar inventories; located and qualified product out-sourcing Pharmaceutical Manufacturers subcontractor (s); advising management and internal customers on advanced technical research and applications; directed work of laboratory technicians (8) and/or interns (3).

Research Scientist / Food Technologist, Research and Development, December 10th, 1997 to December 15th, 2000

Responsible for the development of concept nutritional and pharmaceutical products. Areas include Domestic and International markets. Mentor training of Intern Research Scientist (s) and Process Engineers of nutritional and pharmaceutical fundamentals of the development and processing of solid dosage forms of tablets, two piece hard-shell capsules and associated private label powdered products.

Senior Research Scientist, Research and Development 1996 to December 10th, 1997

Responsible for development of nutritional and pharmaceutical product specifications, raw material specifications, raw material evaluations and product and raw material trouble-shooting.

Research Scientist, Research and Development 1990 to 1996

Responsible for the development and maintenance of Gold Standard Herbals, Essentials and Private Label products.

Assistant Research Scientist, Research and Development 1988 to 1990, Responsible for product maintenance of all assign solid dosage forms, including powdered drinks, premixes and food bars. Work encompassed development from inception to manufacturing.

Assistant Chemist, Research and Development / Technical Services / Process Improvement 1985 to 1988, Responsible for Production Scale-ups, and Pilot Plant studies, Stability studies, and Troubleshooting, Raw Material and Equipment evaluations, involving product formulations of Solid dosage forms for International, Domestic and Private Label markets.

Senior Pharmaceutical Technician, Manufacturing 1980 to 1985

Pharmaceutical Technician, Manufacturing, 1976 to 1980

Pharmaceutical Apprentice, Manufacturing, 1974 to 1976

Responsibility included hands-on experience with Compounding, Granulation Techniques, Tablet Presses and Coating Equipment. Held position of Foreman (Senior) in the Coating Department during the latter five years. Duties included product scheduling, training operators in GMP’s, SOP‘s and equipment maintenance procedures and cross functional training of all manufacturing departments.

Major Accomplishments: Was a “Major” contributor of Amway’s Nutritional & Wellness Division, in achieving their goal of 2.3 Billion Dollars in saleable goods, developed and supported over 48% of the total solid dosage formulations for Nutrilite Products / Alticor / Access Business Group / Amway and spearheaded the development and completion of the Domestic/ International / Herbal line / Private Label to GMO Free / Circle “U“ Kosher status. Awarded three cost savings awards (totaling 150.5 million dollars), and awarded the second to the highest award for Amway / Nutrilite Products Supplement Product Development “the 2005 Excellence Award “ for qualification / second sourcing of finished goods and support for China , India & Japan.

Shasta Cola Inc., La Mirada CA 90638

Length of Employment: 1 year

Production / Warehouseman, 1973 to 1974, Responsible for preparing soft drink formulations, monitoring automated packaging line, unloading of raw materials and/or loading of finished products into tractor trailers.

Kraft Foods Inc., Buena Park, CA 90622

Length of Employment: 2 years

Production / Packaging / Shipping & Receiving, 1971 to 1973, Responsible for preparing Mustard and Mayonnaise formulations (Compounding), production line porter relieving packaging line operators for breaks and lunches, off-loading and loading of raw materials and finished products into boxcars and tractor trailers.


University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of Pharmacy, 1998

Certificate in Pharmaceutical Tabletting Technology

University of Cincinnati, College of Pharmacy, 1993

Certificate in Solid Dosage Forms

California State University, Fullerton, Ca, 1990

Certificate in Manufacturing Excellence

Technical Seminars 1982-1992

Certificate of completions in Design and Functions of Solid Dosage Formulation, GMP Guidelines, Tablet Production and Quality Operations, Contemporary Tablet Coating, Trouble-Shooting Pharmaceutical Tabletting and Liquid Operations

Cerritos College, Norwalk, Ca, 1982

Certificate in Introduction to Supervision

Certificate in Organization & Labor Management

William Neff High School, La Mirada, CA

College Preparatory Curriculum (Diploma)

1968 to 1972

Interests: Honor and Integrity


Pacific Technology Exchange (PTE)

Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

References: References are available on request.

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