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Operations Manager

Davenport, Iowa, 52807, United States
May 26, 2010

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Timothy D. Woods

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Davenport, IA 52807

(563) ***-****


Experienced business professional with a strong record of growth and achievement. Change agent, solid work ethic with integrity, shop floor to executive level communication skills, and creative ability in designing, developing, and implementing projects.

Ox Axis Inc. Bettendorf Iowa 2009-2010

General Manager 1.5M Contract Manufacturing

• Maintain governmental TACOM military contracts and develop new relationships with the Joint Manufacturing & Technology Center in Rock Island, Illinois.

• Manage scheduling, logistics, quality and delivery of outsourced activity related to governmental/military contracts to ensure all facets of the contractual obligations are met.

• Maintain material requirements an inventory.

• Financial responsibilities comprise of P&L, yearly budgeting, forecasting, capital equipment and improvements, short term/long term asset and debt load management, cash flow, payroll preparation, and all banking relationships.

TMT Manufacturing Company Davenport Iowa 2006-2009

General Manager 5M Heavy Metal Machining and Fabrications

Accountable for P&L, management of all plant operations including, but not limited to, program management, manufacturing, manufacturing engineering, contracts, materials, finance, accounting, HR/benefits, quality assurance including ISO procedural conformance, information systems, maintenance, and overall workings and appearance of the facility. Directed implementation and execution of manufacturing policies, operational standards and practices throughout the organization including those relating to the areas of Lean Manufacturing techniques, materials usage, shipping and receiving, capacity planning, production scheduling, complete and on-time deliveries, safety, customer satisfaction, employee relations and performance measurement, inside sales, outside sales, marketing and distribution.

• Build and develop action plans, operational organization, processes and procedures to support strategic direction including initiatives for improvements in quality, volume planning, vendor management, cost analysis, materials requirement planning, and on time/JIT delivery. .

• Ensure effective processes are in place across the businesses in support of “no surprises” business objective.

• Provide senior leadership to enhance and produce stronger, system-wide process for predicting and measuring performance in all business areas.

• Financial responsibilities comprise of P&L, yearly budgeting, forecasting, capital equipment and improvements, short term/long term asset and debt load management, cash flow, payroll preparation, and all banking relationships.

• Lead multi-dimensional nation-wide distribution and sales rep team marketing proprietary and copyright products while enlivening growth through strategic forecasting and organizational assessment.

• Manage a low volume, high mix diversified operation that simultaneously manufactures defense products, oil industry related drilling and pipe handling products and proprietary recreational watercraft products while optimizing the production flow for linear shipments commensurate to demand flow.

• Efficiently transition products from design engineering to mechanical engineering to shop floor production.

Bee Line Company Bettendorf, Iowa

15M Heavy Truck and Automotive Electronic Alignment Systems

Vice President of Operations 2004-2006

Responsible for the efficient operation of all company operations including quality assurance, safety, OSHA regulatory, manufacturing, maintenance, electronics, engineering, electronic engineering, purchasing, logistics, information technology, scheduling, product support, and human resources.

• Responsible for entire reorganization of company operations including major personnel and cultural changes, restructuring of entire shop floor layout, implementation of lean manufacturing techniques, and improvement of productivity efficiencies.

• Organized and delineated a company wide five year business plan pending board of director’s approval.

• Integrated and maintained a safety committee, corrected a myriad of OSHA violations and developed, structured and implemented a company safety manual.

• Accountable for assessment, purchasing and replacement of outdated equipment and processes within a one-year time frame.

• Charged with implementation of the Global Shop MRPII operating system with a one year deadline. Completed in less than six months.

• Responsible for new design, redesign, and quality enhancement of all current product lines.

• Accountable for research and development of new innovative products commensurate to current technology.

• Responsible for ISO9001/2000 certification within an eighteen-month target.

• Enhanced profitability from a loss in 2003 to experiencing ten straight months in the black.

JRB Company Incorporated Akron, Ohio 1997-2004

50M Heavy Construction Equipment Attachment Co.

Custom Works Manager / Sales Territory Manager Davenport, Iowa

Responsible for profit and loss statement and operations at four separate custom facilities in Davenport, IA, Mount Joy, IA, Dubuque IA, and Chattanooga TN. Responsible for sales management of the north central territory including AK, MT, ID, WY, NE, SD, ND, MN, IA, and all of Canada.

• Increased sales in north central territories from 1.5M in 2002 to 2.3M in 2003.

• Increased custom sales from 1.2M in 2002 to 1.9M in 2003 in Iowa facilities.

• Charged with start up responsibilities for new facility in Mount Joy, Iowa in 2003.

Director of Iowa Operations Dewitt Iowa, Davenport Iowa, Dubuque Iowa

Responsible for profit and loss statement and management of three separate facilities consisting of 120 hourly and salaried employees in Davenport, Dewitt, and Dubuque Iowa.

• Heavy Manufacturing including heavy metal NC and CNC machining, robotic and mig welding, heavy metal fabrication, fit and assembly, and painting.

• Responsible for company wide relationships with John Deere and Company Corporate Business Division, National Sales, Custom Engineering, Governmental Marketing, Dealer Marketing, Rental Marketing, Supply Management, International Supply Management, and Purchased Product Order Fulfillment.

• Responsible for reform of low performance operations at Custom Works Installation Facilities at John Deere works in Davenport and Dubuque Iowa.

JRB Company Cont.

Plant Manager, Iowa Operations Dewitt, Iowa

Responsible for P&L, management of the Iowa manufacturing facility, and 92 hourly and salaried employees in Dewitt Iowa.

• Implemented cellular manufacturing, demand flow, and one-piece flow manufacturing processes increasing productivity levels on targeted product 37%.

• Developed standard hours on all products utilizing time study analysis and bench marking to implement productivity, efficiency, and utilization tracking processes.

• Established, developed, and maintained an eight person safety committee.

Fruehauf Division of Wabash National Corporation Lafayette, Indiana 1985-1997

600M Over-the-Road Transportation. Dry Van, Flat Bed, Aluminum Dump Trailers

Materials Manager, Fort Madison, Iowa

Responsible for managing a staff of thirty-four salaried and hourly associates in inventory control, receiving, shipping, logistics, material handling, and warehouse management covering two shifts.

• Converted from WANG MRP to IBM MAPICS MRPII system.

• Effectively managed and reduced inventory from $10,500,000 to $3,200,000 in less than seven months utilizing KANBAN/MRPII/JIT.

• Established VA/VE cost reduction project review teams

• Effectively managed over 18,000 SKU’s with over 10,000 SKU’s obtaining 18-30 turns.

Fruehauf Trailer Corporation Fort Madison Iowa

Production Superintendent,

Responsible for 600 salaried and hourly employees over a three shift operation. Coordinated Production, Maintenance, and Material Control to achieve production goals.

• Implemented training programs to improve Safety, Hazardous Waste disposal and hauling, New Hire Job Training, Problem Solving Technology, and Manufacturing Techniques.

• Received awards for recovery and enhancement of Product Quality, Customer Service, and creation of a positive teamwork environment.

• Conducted Step II Grievance meetings and resolved UAW / Management issues.

• Represented the company in all arbitration hearings.

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