Manufacturing Turn Around Leader – GM (97239) / Plastics – Fasteners – Chemicals / MBA

We are honored to present an accomplished Chicago based Manufacturing Leader with an MBA from Keller and a BS in Industrial Engineering who is returning after caring for a parent that was terminally ill. 

He has 25 years of manufacturing excellence that includes molding, extrusion, stamping, machining, assembly, and blending/filling operations. He started his career with the ITW behemoth which gave him progressive experience and success in several of their business units. He took these skills and began turning around non-performing manufacturing operations and gained a reputation which had him actively recruited to bigger roles. This Game Changer has a strong track record of quickly assessing the situation and hitting the floor running to make improvements and reduce costs.  He is eager to make a difference for your manufacturing operation now!  

Plant Manager / Turnaround Specialist with an MBA / (97239)

Call me us at 724 814 3791 or email at bsweedar@mriomega.com to set up a time to talk with him 

• Leading over 450 employees in production and compounding departments producing over 230M units
• Achieved first time ever quarter recorded without a loss time injury
• Responsible for all plant activities for a high-volume plastic injection molding and assembly operation.
• Leaned out operations and eliminated 20% headcount
• Drove increased plant efficiency by 32%
• Eliminated large backlog in 90 days
• Improved on-time delivery 41% and drove cost further reductions
• Achieved safety milestone of 335 days worked without a loss time injury
• Led plant personnel in achieving SQF certification
• Responsible for all manufacturing activities for a high-volume plastic extruded sheet processing operation and plant-wide improvement projects focused on operational efficiencies and cost reduction.
• Managed a 24/7 production facility, annually producing over 100 million pounds of finished plastic sheet
• Improved KPIs for Production (OEE), Safety, Quality, Labor, and Scrap
• Reduced Safety TRR rate from 4.69 to Zero.
• Operated 1 year without a Loss Workday (LWDR = 0)
• Led plant personnel in 5S, lean manufacturing, and Kaizen events
• Maintained the highest $/car penetration ($22.24) among the 16 global OEM accounts
• Grew baseline revenue by 35% 
• Led Chrysler-Fiat global activities that included strategic plans for key “80” products, NPD, global platforms, engineering and purchasing activities
• Worked with GM buyer on “20 in 3” productivity request program resulting in key cost savings initiatives
• Grew baseline revenues by 32% 
• Involved in the certification of TS16949 

P&L Ownership
• Turning Around Non-Performing Plants
• Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
• Polymer Manufacturing
• Resin Manufacturing
• Soap / Detergent Manufacturing
• Cosmetics Manufacturing
• Fastener Manufacturing
• Plastics Molding Operations
• Machine Tools
• Stamping Operations
• Blending Operations
• Batch Manufacturing Operations
• High Volume Continuous Manufacturing Operations
• Implementing Continuous Improvement
• Implementing LEAN Processes
• Implementing Six Sigma Methods
• Leading Continuous Improvement
• Using Six Sigma Tools to Improve Process
• Employee Development
• ERP / MRP
• Leading Kaizen Events
• Developing Cost-Effective Manufacturing Processes
• Continuous Improvement
• Team Leadership -18 Direct/450 Indirect
• Operations Management
• APQP
• ISO9000 / ISO 9001 / ISO14001
• QS9000
• TS16949
• GMP
• Meeting Manufacturing Delivery Targets
• Process Optimization
• Using Plant Visual Systems
• Process Troubleshooting
• Reducing Scrap

EDUCATION

• Master of Business Administration, with distinction – Keller Graduate School of Management, Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering; Plastics concentration – Illinois State University, Normal, IL