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Director Engineering, Quality, Automation (214812) Machining, Casting, Stamping, Injection Molding, Assembly, Welding, Electronics

Experienced Manufacturing Professional with 20+ years of experience in large-scale multi-site manufacturing environments overseeing manufacturing and quality processes. Effective communicator with strong management skills. Accomplished leader working in team environments to achieve common goals. Familiarity with machining processes, automation, injection molding, high-pressure aluminum die casting, and assembly processes. Knowledgeable with ISO requirements as well as other standards required by UL, CSA, and AGA. Possess excellent interpersonal communication and team-building skills. Highly detail-oriented, able to prioritize workload effectively, problem solver that works well under pressure while maintaining a positive attitude.

• Direct and manage the activities of the industrial automation department,
o Identifying equipment needs and implementing proprietary built machining and assembly equipment
o Reducing cycle times and increasing throughput.
• Responsible for overseeing manufacturing improvements at all 3 Michigan manufacturing facilities.
• Applied lean manufacturing principles to eliminate waste and deliver process improvements.
• Through the design /implementation of tooling/fixtures.
o Increased productivity
o Decreased labor time
o Improved process consistency by 35%
• Managed toolroom operations and troubleshot equipment failures.
• Identified and implemented an incoming inspection procedure that eliminated rework at final assembly
o This produced annualized savings of 20%.
• Implemented quality improvements that contributed to improving on-time delivery performance from 77% – 89%.
• Support the implementation of 5S and Kaizen workshops, such as reducing machining time on the HALO Turbo case by 40 minutes.
• Perform PPAPs on supplier product and first part approvals anytime a setup is performed.
• Developed process maps and flow charts that reduced bottlenecks and increased throughput by 15%.

• Hi Volume CNC Machining Operations
• Die Casting Operations
• Stamping Operations
• Assembly Operations
• Welding Operations
• Fabrications Operations
• Heat Treat Operations
• Packaging Assembly
• Injection Molding Operations
• Metal Finishing Operations
• Printed Circuit Boards / PCB
• Automotive components
• Vendor Offsite Supplier Quality
• Supplier Validation / Qualification
• Tooling Quality
• Using Quality Database Systems
• Process Control Quality Experience
• Quality Management Experience
• Shop Floor Process Quality
• Quality Training Experience
• Production Quality experience
• Performing Internal Quality system audits
• Performing External Quality system audits
• Total Quality Management (TQM)
• Setting Up Quality Systems From Scratch
• Component Design Review
• Programming CMM Equipment
• ISIR Submissions
• Statistical Investigations
• New Process Development
• Designing Process Improvement Trials
• Optimizing Manufacturing Processes
• Process Testing / Validation
• Process Analysis
• Generating Process Control Charts
• Automation
• Leading Kaizen Events
• Investigating Customer Complaints
• Documenting Initial Submissions
• Conducting Trial Fit / Function
• Using Control Plans
• Process Flow Diagrams
• Pareto Charts
• Analyzing Production Limitations
• Statistical Process Control (SPC)
• Establishing Cpk For Process
• Troubleshooting Root Cause
• Implementing Corrective Actions
• Working With Lean Teams
• Implementing Continuous improvement
• Product Reject / Defect Investigations
• New production line startup
• Project Management
• Recommending Specification Revisions
• Reducing Scrap
• De-bottlenecking Processes
• Visual Manufacturing
• Non-Destructive Testing NDT
• First Article Inspection FAI
• Delivering Cost Reductions
• Tracking Yield Metrics
• Tracking Defects Per Unit
• Reducing Manufacturing Cycle Time
• Improving Change Order Cycle Time
• Reducing WIP Inventory
• Gage R&R
• GD&T
• PPM Reduction
• ERP Software


• Bachelor of Science, Engineering Technology / Production Technology – Central Michigan University