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GM, Plant Mgr / Supply Chain Director (219247) Automotive, Steel Tubing, Packaging, Equipment Manufacturing / Machining, Extrusion, Welding, Injection Molding, Painting, Fabrication, and Assembly operations / KY,TN, IN

Plant Leader with 20+ years of leadership experience across multiple industries that includes automotive parts, steel tubing, packaging, and equipment manufacturing. He is Six Sigma Green Belt trained and has an MBA from the University of Tennessee. His process experience includes Machining, Extrusion, Welding, Injection Molding, Painting, Fabrication, and Assembly operations.

He is a leader who has mastered multiple industries and achieved an impressive list of delivering BIG BUCKS from the results of lean six sigma tool implementation and continuous improvements. His progressive leadership path has taken him thru all the key departments of a manufacturing operation and gives him an intuitive ability to quickly identify problems, fix them, and turn around poor-performing operations. He is currently employed but is interested in exploring new leadership opportunities. This People-oriented and pragmatic Game Changer brings a strong track record of success, and experience with him. He is interested in roles in the Detroit Metro area. His notable experience includes:

• Established support leg production in Bowling Green and improved line capacity by over 40%.
• Managed a $800K capital project to purchase and commission a new fiber sheet laser.
o Successfully delivered on time and under budget.
• Installed the 5S program and created a continuous improvement program
o This delivered $1.18MM in annualized savings.
• Developed and installed visual controls and lean daily management system
o Resulting in a 50% reduction in inventory value.
• Implemented demand-pull production system for OEM programs
o Resulting in a reduction of 42K square feet of leased warehouse space.
• Created cycle counting program, implemented 5S, and drove disciplines which
o Resulted in a 33% reduction in inventory cost.
• Reduced indirect headcount by eliminating manual data entry and developing real-time production data collection and posting into ERP.
Improved plant-wide productivity by 21% through the successful utilization of Lean principles.
Increased throughput by over 50% to achieve record output in support of tremendous sales growth.
Reduced quality defects by 32% through Root Cause/Corrective Action (RCCA) and process standardization.
• Installed Lean Six Sigma program resulting in over $155K in hard savings during year one and $300K in year two.
Reduced WIP by 70% using a demand-pull production system across the value stream.
• Used 80/20 analysis to standardize weld start sizes.
o Reduced downtime due to changeovers 36%
o Moved one operator downstream

• Led 2012 contract negotiations resulting in a multi-year labor agreement with expansive management rights and operating flexibility.
• Implemented a demand-pull production system that decreased WIP by over 76% from 1300 pieces to less than 300 pieces on average.
• Led Continuous Improvement teams that generated over $1 million value-added
Increased production by 19% and reduced scrap by 37% while reducing departmental staffing by 10

• Machining Operations
• Extrusion Operations
• Fabrication
• Welding Operations
• Painting Operations
• Assembly Operations
• Make-To-Order
• Electrical Panel Manufacturing
• Steel Tube Manufacturing
• Contract Manufacturing
• Equipment Manufacturing
• Injection Molding Operations
• Automotive Components for for General Motors, Daimler-Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota, and Ford
• Leading Managers, Engineering Managers, and Supervisors
• Multi Plant Leadership
• Kaizen
• Lean Manufacturing
• Operations Management
• Six Sigma
• Continuous Improvement
• 5S
• Change Management
• Manufacturing Operations
• Managing Supply Chain
• Root Cause Analysis
• Value Stream Mapping
• Kanban
• Reducing Inventory Cost
• 24/7 Operations
• Foundry Operations
• Reducing WIP
• Improvement of On-Time Delivery
• Reduced Downtime Due to Changeovers
• Contract Negotiations
• ERP Systems – Oracle, Siteline, IQQMS
• Reduction in OSHA Recordables
• Increased Production
• Reduced Scrap


• Master of Business Administration
• Bachelor of Science
• Lean Manufacturing Certification LEADING CONCEPTS (2002), MISSOURI ENTERPRISE
• OSHA 30-hour Certification