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Project Manager Six Sigma

Location:
Cumberland, Rhode Island, United States
Posted:
March 21, 2011

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VINCENT F. SUTTMEIER

*** *** **** ***********, ** 02830 (781) ***-**** z1eoru@r.postjobfree.com

SENIOR LEVEL EXECUTIVE

Strategic Direction Global Business Development Startups & Turnarounds

World Class Operational Performance Six Sigma Workforce Empowerment

Lean Initiatives Continuous Process Improvement P&L Management

Dynamic leader highly skilled in managing every discipline of a complex global business. Innate common sense, strong business acumen, very high energy level, and exceptional ability to connect with all levels of the organization. Experience and success in a wide variety of industries including automotive, commercial vehicle, white goods, telecommunications, and defense. Business and technical strengths founded on an engineering degree coupled with extensive business and strategic coursework, Six Sigma Black Belt certification, formal Lean training, and experience in multi-cultural, global business dealings.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

STONERIDGE, INC. – Canton, MA 2000 – 2010

$700M manufacturer supplying electro-mechanical switching, sensing, control devices, and instrumentation to the automotive and commercial vehicle industries.

VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER (Automotive & Commercial Vehicle Industries)

International VP/GM of a $150M / 650 person Business Unit with manufacturing locations in the US, UK, Mexico, China, India, SA, and Estonia. Managed complex and highly technical business consisting of 28 product families, over 800 products, and more than 1000 worldwide customers. Served as one of six Senior Leaders providing strategic direction for the entire corporation.

• Established the division’s strategic direction; defined and managed the supporting international business development, sales, manufacturing, and supply chain activities, lead a teaming and entrepreneurial environment.

• Collaborated with other Stoneridge divisions and the central sales organization to increase company revenues world-wide.

• Utilized Lean, Six Sigma, DFSS, key performance metrics and benchmarking activities to drive continuous improvement throughout the organization.

• Maintained business performance improvements with continuous growth in targeted market segments, above average operating profit and ROIC, world class operating levels of 15 external PPM, and 99.6% on-time delivery.

• Led the organization to the highest levels of operational performance in the company for the past three years while increasing global supply chain activities and international manufacturing sites.

• Developed three break-through technological advancements enabling portfolio expansion into new product areas and new market segments resulting in $200M+ of potential revenue.

• Maintained a leadership position in switch and sensor products for the commercial and automotive industries, with continuous advancements in core technological competencies.

• Executive champion for DFSS, Six Sigma (certified Black Belt), and Lean initiatives.

• Implemented personnel succession program, dual career ladder, mentorship program, and formal leadership training.

• Successfully consolidated three UK manufacturing sites into one with a 40% reduction in infrastructure and labor costs.

• Reduced total cost of sales with global supply chain activities, supplier consolidations, utilization of global manufacturing alternatives, and total cost of ownership comparative analyses.

• Stimulated employee growth at all levels through mentorship, training, teaming, and empowerment.

• Led the company in defining and implementing a global sustainability plan and structure.

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, INC. – Attleboro, MA & Sherman, TX

1981 – 1999

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, COMPRESSOR CONTROLS (White Goods Industry) 1996 – 1999

Global operations & manufacturing engineering overseeing 13 product families in 4 countries. Supported $90M in revenues while providing a $1M year-to-year operating profit improvement. Managed 350 employees on a 3 shift, 7 day work schedule.

• Developed, justified, and implemented automation alternatives and cost reduction programs.

• World-class product quality levels were maintained through Lean techniques, ISO 9001, Six Sigma statistical process control, DFA, and FMEA.

• One of twelve chosen from over one hundred managers for the executive mentorship program.

BUSINESS / OPERATIONS MANAGER (Telecommunications Industry) 1991 – 1996

Managed P&L and overall activities necessary to develop a new telecommunications business from conception to a profitable $20M enterprise. Directed and coordinated sales, marketing, production control, customer service, design engineering, manufacturing, quality assurance and test/systems engineering.

• Received the Operational Excellence Award for achieving zero customer returns, 100% on time delivery, four-day cycle times, and 4.7 sigma levels.

• Design and process involvement included silicon wafer development, wafer packaging, board design, through-hole technologies and surface mount technologies.

MANAGER, ADVANCED MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING (White Goods Industry) 1990 – 1991

• Responsibilities included all management activities necessary to develop and implement state-of-the-art equipment and processes.

• Directed the activities of 24 technical personnel that included mechanical and industrial engineers, and technicians.

• Proposed and maintained a $1.5M cost center expense budget. Achieved annual cost savings of $1.2M.

SUPERVISOR, ADVANCED MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING (White Goods Industry) 1986 – 1989

• Supervised a multi-disciplined group of engineers and technicians chartered to conceptualize, justify, design, and implement new equipment and process innovations.

PROJECT MANAGER, ADVANCED MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING (White Goods Industry) 1985 – 1986

• Managed and implemented a $1.3M automation program that revitalized a 25-year-old product.

LEAD ENGINEER, EQUIPMENT GROUP ( Defense Industry) 1981 – 1984

• Responsibilities included the design (DFM/DFA), process planning, high precision fabrication/machining, design/ implementation of fixtures, tooling, and automated/robotic equipment for three major missile programs.

• Lead multi-million dollar contract negotiations

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

University of Dallas, Dallas, TX (Completed all core graduate courses toward an MBA degree)

VINCENT F. SUTTMEIER 113 Log Rd Harrisville, RI 02830 (781) ***-**** z1eoru@r.postjobfree.com



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