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Manager Management

Simpsonville, SC
August 08, 2012

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Broad corporate organizational leadership track record of productivity gains and cost reductions


Motivated MBA-level achiever with strong leadership and presentation skills and 25+ years of

comprehensive experience directing operations through strategic planning and effective management

of staff and budgets. Expertise in new business development combined with effectiveness in high

profile operational roles, making high-stake decisions and overcoming complex challenges.

A results-driven, analytical thinker committed to continuous improvement who is a team builder,

capable of implementing best practices and motivating staff to peak performance. Solid business &

leadership skills that are well suited to a variety of industries.


Strategic Business Planning & Leadership Team Development & Motivation Project Management

Financial Management BPS (TPS) Lean Manufacturing Initiatives Productivity Improvements

Cost Reductions Plant Operations Management Performance Metrics Capacity Planning

New Product Launch Tool & Fixture Design Design Reviews CNC Programming


James H Cross Company Erie, PA Tooling Supplier/MRO Integrated Contacts 2008 – 2010

Site Manager Managed a 3-year MRO contract at a customer site in Spartanburg, SC involving the

management of the tool room personnel as well as the procurement of over 14,000 tooling line items.

My daily evaluation of optimal reorder points based upon usage reduced the clients annual spend on

tooling from $4 million to $2.5 million. Reduced tool crib labor by 50%.

Bosch/Rexroth Fountain Inn, SC Manufacturer of hydraulic pumps & motors 1991-2008

Director of Operations

Responsible for the following departments: Manufacturing (Machining, Assembly & Test), Quality, Product Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Maintenance, Tool Room, Heat Treat, Logistics, Buildings & Grounds, OSHA/Hazardous Waste Management, Paint Facility

Increased units shipped from 300/month to 15,000/month

Monitored & directed the daily flow of production in a facility with $200 million Annual Turnover

Responsible for the implementation of new product lines for Major OEM Accounts that dramatically

increased production levels. Customers include Caterpillar, John Deere, Case-New Holland, Volvo

Implemented the installation of various CNC Machining Cells, which included Gildemeister Turning

Centers, Deckel Horizontal Machining Centers, Leibherr Hobber & Lorenz Gear Shaper

Monitored & Improved P&L, Production Efficiency, Daily Production Levels, Past-Due Levels,

Quality Standards, Safety Standards, Capacity Constraints & Eliminated Bottlenecks

Championed the implementation of ISO 9001/14001 & TS 16949 Quality Systems

Managed 2 major expansions that increased the facility from 40,000 sq. ft. to 130,000 sq. ft.

STEPHEN LATIF Page 2 0f 2 Home 864-***-****

Manufacturing Manager

General Responsibilities included the management of the Machining, Manufacturing Engineering,

Tooling and Maintenance Departments

Ramp up production in a Start-up Facility, Recruit and Develop Team Members at all levels

Perform Payback Analysis/Justifications for Capital Equipment Applications

Monitor & Improve Quality and Productivity levels through weekly meetings with Manufacturing Personnel

Transfer/Replicate Machining Technology from parent plants in Germany

Bijur Lubricating Corporation Bennington, Vermont 1980-1991

Manufacturer of Lubricating Systems for OEMs such as Bridgeport, Brown & Sharp, Davenport

Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Determine Economic Order Quantities in order to balance inventory carrying costs & setup costs

Perform Manufacturing Design Reviews to determine Manufacturability & Identify Cost

Reductions that will not impact the form, fit and function for both new releases and existing products

Recommend & implement Machining Methods that Reduce Cost, Increase Throughput,

Improve Quality, minimize number of Clampings, eliminate Bottlenecks & Capacity Constraints

Recommend State of the Art Machining Technologies to maintain a competitive advantage

Manufacturing Engineer

Draft a complete Plant Layout for an 80,000 sq. ft. facility during a site consolidation, positioning

the machinery in Cells to insure Maximum Flow of Manufactured Product

Design detailed Work-Holding devices (fixtures) for Vertical Machining Centers

Verify fixture dimensional correlation to design on CMM to establish exact machine work shifts

Determine Part Routings according to established as well as newly created Processes

Write and optimize 500 CNC programs for a variety of Vertical Machining Centers and 2-axis lathes

( Acroloc, Okuma, Okuma & Howa, Miyano with General Numeric, Okuma & Fanuc controls)

Consolidate multiple manual machining processes into 1 operation on CNC machinery resulting in

40% to 60% cost savings per part with a dramatic improvement in throughput & part quality

Optimize new machining processes using the latest technology in Cutting Tools & Carbide Inserts at optimal Cutting Speeds to increase productivity and insure consistent part quality

Computer Skills

Utilized AS400 & SAP at Bosch/Rexroth and P21 & Cribmaster at James H Cross

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint

Language Skills

Conversational in German with a good grasp of the Technical German vocabulary


M.B.A Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Major in Management Troy, NY 3.46 GPA

B.S. Keene State College Major in Industrial Education Keene, NH 3.36 GPA

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