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Manager Plant

Simpsonville, SC, 29680
65000 plus
August 15, 2012

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Keith A. Ferro


Profile Statement

Production management professional with over 20 years experience in large, fast-paced,

high-volume production facility. Proven track record of achieving sustained improvements in

quality, cost and delivery functions.

Demonstrated ability to:

• effectively lead, coach and develop a large work team to accomplish operational


• identify, diagnose and resolve operational, manufacturing and maintenance problems

within deadlines

• plan work flow, manage multiple priorities and meet daily production targets while

consistently reducing downtime

• develop new procedures and processes to improve production accuracy

• set up health and safety audit procedures and improve safety efficiencies

• competently utilized and related process improvement techniques to ensure the most

cost-effective manufacturing process

• establish and maintain acceptable quality levels for all assigned products

• interpret and develop reports including standard operating procedures

• efficiently set and control operational budgets

Work Experience

Production Manager, Custom Index, Totowa, NJ, May 2012 to present

• develop and execute production schedules based on business demands

• maximize effectiveness of production team, equipment and materials to produce

multi-line products within planned schedules while reducing costs

• manage high volume manufacturing of various products per month

• lead, develop and evaluate production staff of 75 members

• manage activities related to strategic purchasing to minimize operating expenses

• control inventory and raw material handling

• ensure safe work environment through implementation of safety awareness

programs and compliance with OHSA

• design, implement and audit quality control processes

• develop technical documents including instruction manuals and procedure manuals

manage scheduling of shipping dates for all incoming orders

Assistant Plant Manager, Custom Index, NJ, 1989-2002,2009-2012

• supervised the daily set-ups and start-ups of production equipment

• supervised the assembly and packing of high volume runs

• monitored cost and quality of production

• integrated and developed new team members

• implemented preventive maintenance program for production facilities

• instituted and monitored safe work practice procedures to maintain an injury-free

and efficient production facility

• conducted quality control inspections achieved a consistent record of improving

production runs and reducing costs

Plant Manager, National Index, Florida, 2006-2009

In charge of management and training of all employees while establishing company

production goals.

Plant Manager, Custom Index, Florida, 2002-2005

Responsible for establishing a new Florida Division, including the setup of indexing

machinery, equipment and office duties. Hiring, training and supervising new employees

while maintaing warehouse management duties.

Technical Skills

• Proficient in Windows

• proficient in reforcing, Tabbing, Cutting and Collating systems

• thorough knowledge of safety standards and compliance

• thorough knowledge of quality standards and systems

• knowledge of testing techniques and methodologies

• knowledge of business and management principles involved in planning, resource

allocation and human resources

Core Competencies

• problem analysis and resolution

• planning and organizing

• communication skills

• judgment and decision-making

• conflict-management

• teamwork and adaptability

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