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QA/SSBB/ MBA OPS Professional

massillon, OH, 44646
November 13, 2009

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Experienced Manufacturing Management professional with experience in Plant Layout, Ergonomics, Safety, Quality, and Process Improvement. Detail oriented and resourceful to complete projects; able to multi-task effectively to show cost reductions. Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with projects resulting in six-figure cost reductions.


2/2008 - Present Plant Manager, Reuther Mold & Manufacturing Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Custom fabricator of tooling for aerospace, defense, and commercial accounts

Responsible for P&L of Plant, direction of Engineering, Maintenance, and Production Employees

Developed Metric System of business measureables to communicate CI efforts

Oversaw installation of new 5-axis Horizontal Vertical Milling Machine

Developed Scheduling and Process Flow practices

Routinely outperformed Est Sales $ at an avg of 8%

9/2007-2/2008 Consultant, Primary Plastics Incorporated Bolivar, Oh

Mfg of Plastic Bags

Consultant to Improve Quality/Mfg of plastic bags in a 24/7 operation

10/2004 - 9/2007 Process Improvement/Quality Assurance Manager, Altivity, LLC New Philadelphia, OH

Manufacturer of multi-wall paper bags

Installed Quality System based upon TAPPI, ISO, and AIB principles

Project Manager for new equipment installation in 2004 and subsequently responsible for work direction of new $7 million production line

Recognized OEE 7% improvement from 2005 to 2006, resulting in production of an additional 7 million

Reduced customer complaints by 75% and credits by $50K/month

Reduced cost per m/bag from $16.47 to $13.73

Reduced adhesive costs by $25OK/year

6/2003 - 10/2004 Quality Manager, World Kitchen Massillon, OH

Metal Cookware OEM (Plant closed in 2004)

Designed, implemented, and maintained an ISO-style format for manufacturing processes

Reduced scrap by 4% plant-wide, resulting in a savings of $250K

Held Kaizen events in stamping areas that resulted in floor space utilization

Responsible for GMP and Quality of product; product testing criteria utilizing APQP, FEMA, Six Sigma tools, and ISO–style Control Documentation

5/2000 - 5/2003 Manufacturing/Quality Engineer, Robin Industries Berlin, OH

Compression & Injection molding for both Automotive and Medical Device OEM

Designed, implemented, and troubleshot new and existing rubber/plastic parts

Reduced scrap by 15% in cable seal department

Developed Profit Sharing program to increase production by 28%

Using SMED practices, reduced set up time by 35%


2006 Masters Business Administration Ashland University, Ashland, OH

2006 Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Kent State University, Tuscarawas Campus

1999 BS Management and Industrial Studies Kent State University, Kent, OH


Human Resources Best Practices

Interpersonal Skills

Tool Selection/Speeds and Feeds

Mold Maintenance GMP

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