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Project Manager Six Sigma

Tempe, AZ
August 13, 2012

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ACCOMPLISHED PROJECT MANAGER has the ability to manage multiple projects on schedule, within budget and exceeding targeted results. Trains and develops teams to focus on continuous improvement and lean six sigma to reach impressive improvements in quality, cycle time and costs.


• Project Management

• Customer Communications

• Results Focus

• Continuous Improvement

• Change Agent Initiatives


• Operations Management

• Significant Aerospace - Electronics

• MS Office & Project

• Quality & Lean Six Sigma

• Supply Chain - Cost Estimating

• Team Building Coaching


* Accomplished significant KPI improvements ; cycle time reduced from 10 to 2.5 weeks, defects reduced by 80% and overhead costs by 20% using lean six sigma.

* Implemented projects across 29 distribution centers and 17 plants to achieve 20% inventory reduction and 30% improvement in delivery performance

* Transformed shop floor of 120 personnel in to self-managed work teams with significant results in all Key Performance Indicators

* Managed department that earned first Annual Quality Award at Smiths Aerospace.

* Started new business and achieved profitability in 3 years. Included bank financing, site selection, site improvement, hiring and training, scheduling, purchasing, resolving customer issues.


Independent Contractor


Pearson Learning (test scoring). Stop and Go driving (driver training) ISO 9001 Quality Auditor

Tube Specialties (Aerospace), Tempe, AZ ($40 million + per year)


Production Control Manager

Prioritized workflow through the shop and outside suppliers. Responded to customer inquiries on status, future commitments and kanban requirements. Identified need for outsourcing and/or capacity adjustments. Resolved scheduling issues with customers and performed finished goods inventory control.

* Used lean skills, and working with supply chain, to improve delivery performance by 25%

* Applied continuous improvement to reduce daily customer reviews to weekly.

Maaco Collision Repair, Grand Rapids, MI



Launched a new MAACO Collision Repair franchise in the auto body market. Wrote business plan, selected site, negotiated lease, obtained bank financing and made facility improvements.

* Grew business to $700,000+ per year and with continuous improvement profitable by 3rd year

* Applied project management and lean manufacturing skills to establish efficient accounting, production, scheduling, purchasing, inventory control and tracking functions

Supreme Machining Company (Consmr. Prods.), Spring Lake, MI ($40 million + sales per year)


Operations Manager

Managed manufacturing, engineering, maintenance, facilities, tooling, production control, and purchasing and systems departments.

* Applied continuous improvement to perishable tool control system and achieved 99% availability to machines

* Developed JIT kanban system to support major automotive customer 98% within 24 hours

* Applied lean manufacturing to daily scheduling process, to control finished goods inventory control and reduced stock outs from 25% to 5%

Smiths Aerospace (Aerospace Electronics), Grand Rapids, MI ($350+ million + sales per year)

Manager Manufacturing- Machining and Assembly


Managed chassis assembly and machining operation.

* Applied continuous improvement to significantly improve schedule performance from 60% to 96%.

* Used lean six sigma to reduce scrap and rework by more than 30% and overhead expenses by 15%

Smiths Aerospace (Aerospace Electronics), Grand Rapids, MI ($350+ million + sales per year)

Manager Manufacturing- SMT, wave solder, circuit board assembly, test and coating


Managed SMT, wave solder, circuit board assembly, board test and conformal coating.

* Transformed operation to self-directed work teams applying lean including, JIT(pull)/ Kanban, Kaizen, TPS, Value Stream Mapping, Pareto, Ishikawa Cause and Effect etc.

* Applied lean six sigma and reduced defects by 80%, cycle times from 10 weeks to 2.5 weeks. Overhead costs reduced by 20% due to decreased need for management support. Increased ability to respond to customer schedule changes.

* Trained and developed workshops for other departments in Lean and JIT. Worked with program management on new product introductions and customer relations.


Leeds University- Post Graduate Diploma Industrial Management (equivalent MBA)

Leeds, UK

- BS Honors Mechanical Engineering

General Electric- Certificate, Advanced Manufacturing Studies

Crotonville, NY

Crosby Institute- Total Quality Management Instructor

Chicago, IL


Cleveland, OH

PMI – Project Management Professional Certified

Phoenix, AZ

OEM Consultants - Lean101 Certificate

Phoenix, AZ

Black Belt Six Sigma Qualification

Phoenix, AZ


Director-Operations Planning and Control – Cleveland Pneumatic (Aerospace) Cleveland, Ohio

- Integrated 3 plants into common planning process and system. Worked with program management to provide cost

estimates on new and extended contracts.

Project Manager – General Electric Lighting Group (Consumer Products) Cleveland, Ohio

- Led projects to implement improvements across 29 distribution centers and 17 plants

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