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GM / Plant Manager/ Director (210101) Automotive Tier 1,2 / Stamping, Plastics, Glass, Machining, Assembly / Multi Site / 1100+ / Will relo

Exceptional Manufacturing Leader with more than 20 years of successful leadership in Automotive Tier 1 and 2 industries. He has consistently delivered record growth in the areas of productivity, manufacturing flexibility and profits. He is an innovator and problem solver who increases production capabilities while reducing labor requirements.

His experience includes leading multiple site manufacturing operations and successfully turning around nonperforming plants. He has broad plant process history that includes, machining, stamping, assembly, plastics & glass manufacturing, and more! This growth-oriented leader is currently employed with a Tier One where he has grown revenue by 68%. Despite this success, he is interested in confidentially exploring new leadership opportunities with companies that are focused on growth and improving their manufacturing processes. This is a rare opportunity to talk with a proven performer that will blow up your top line and profits with it! He is innovative and has some great success stories in overcoming labor, technical, process and market hurdles to achieve company goals!

• Responsible for acquiring and opening the newest manufacturing facility
Responsible for automotive manufacturing operations in 5 states consisting of ~ 800 Professional and Production employees.
Increased profitability by > 20% while reducing quality issues by >25% through lean program implementation.
Reduced inventory by almost 30% for true JIT levels and reduced financial exposure.
• Implemented new QAD based ERP program.
• Implemented Cap-Ex project that reduced water consumption by more 2.5 million gallons / month.
Reduced two large production departments from 24/7 to 24/5.5 operations.
Hired to start this [green field] plant providing assemblies to the Belvidere Chrysler Assembly Plant.
Ranked the #1 Supplier every quarter largely due to extensive 5-S and anti-MUDA practices.
• Increased complexity of products and orders by 40% without increasing square footage.
• Increased production from 160,000 to 250,000 lbs. through effective Value Stream Mapping.
Decreased operating costs by 20% facilitating an early pay-off of a $10mm Industrial Revenue Bond.
• Led the purchase and assimilation of these 4 companies and consolidated them into two locations.
Increased manufacturing capacities by as much as 30% through lean manufacturing and efficiency planning.
Reduced inventory by 15% through Lean practices while decreasing operating costs by 25%.
Reduced employee lost time by 45% through an aggressive implementation of a new safety awareness program.

• Multiple-Facility management experience
• Team Leadership – 14 Managers and 1100 production employees
• Bargaining Agreement Negotiations Automotive Parts Manufacturing
• Tier 1 Automotive
• Stamping Operations
• Plastics Manufacturing
• Manufacture Of Stamping Dies, Gauges, Precision Machining, And Specialty Assemblies
• Machining Operations
• Assembly Operations
• Cleaning Operations
• Welding Operations
• Metal Fabrication
• Glass Manufacturing
• Change Management
• Heat Treating Operations
• Implementing Lean Manufacturing
• Supply Chain / Logistics Management
• 6S Experience
• Achieving Cost Reduction
• Continuous Improvement Goals
• Controlling Labor Costs
• Union Experience i
• ERP Systems – SAP, PLEX, QAD
• Kaizen Events
• Leading Continuous Improvement
• Developing Cost Effective Manufacturing Processes
• Production and Leadership Restructuring
• Material Requirements Planning
• Merger and Acquisition Experience
• Optimizing Manufacturing Processes
• Increasing Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
• P & L Responsibility
• Training Teams
• Troubleshooting Processes
• Supervising Multi-discipline Teams
• Supporting Yield Analysis
• Improving MUDA

Education / Credentials

• Bachelor of Business Administration
• Past Chairman, Board of Directors, Monroe County, TN
• Six Sigma Champion / Air Academy Assoc., Colorado Springs, CO.
• Well versed in 5-S, MUDA, TPS, Six Sigma, TPM, World Class Mfg., Kaizen, Value Stream Mapping, Kanban.