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Manufacturing Leader (179604) Multi-facility, Heavy Truck, Tool/Die, Automotive, Glass, Plastic / Machining, Stamping, Molding, Assembly, Extrusion, Heat Treat, Welding Operations /

Doing the right thing for his family, he recently resigned his position as the President of an Automotive Interior trim company in Michigan to move his wife closer to their son in TN to help with a special needs child. He is looking for a new leadership opportunity to ply his BIG TOOL BOX of success! He is willing to do heavy travel if needed and given his skill set and experience, he is open to exploring a leadership role where he can make a difference! His notable experience includes:

• Resided over growth from $8M annual revenue to slightly <$25M in annual revenue in less than three years.

Responsible for the addition of four new companies to the customer base.

Responsible for automotive manufacturing operations in 5 states

Led a team of +/- 1100 Professional and Production emp’s.

• Also assembled glass window assemblies for OEMs.

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 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.
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.
• Reduced scrap from 900,000 lbs. on hand to less than 40,000 lbs. Scrap was effectively reclaimed.
• Decreased operating costs by 20% facilitating an early pay-off of a $10mm Industrial Revenue Bond.
• Led a team of 220 in a 4-shift opportunity.
Responsible for the financial turnaround of the Ft. Pierce PVC manufacturing operation.
Increased manufacturing capacities by as much as 30% through lean manufacturing and efficiency planning.
Reduced inventory by 10% through Lean practices while decreasing operating costs by 15%.
Reduced employee lost time by 25% through an aggressive implementation of a new safety awareness program.

• Automotive Manufacturing
• Automotive Interior Trim Manufacturing
• Automotive Glass Manufacturing
• Tire / Wheel and Suspension Parts
• PVC / HDPE Manufacturing
• Specialty Manufacturing
• Tool & Die
• Metal Fabrication
• Metal Stamping Operations
• Welding Operations
• Injection Molding Operations
• Assembly Operations
• Multiple-facility management experience
• Clients Supported Include: Chrysler, Ford, Tesla, Lincoln, Subaru, Toyota, Cadillac, Navistar, Bergstrom, Taylor, Caterpillar, Kysor Westran, John Deere, and Freightliner
• Full P&L responsibilities
• Materials and Supplies Sourcing Experience
• International leadership for locations in Mexico, Cheq Republic, Germany, Japan
• Merger and Acquisition Experience
• Production and Leadership Restructuring
• Lean expertise
• Supply Chain / Logistics Management
• Community and Public Relations
• Six Sigma Champion
• 5-S
• Kaizen
• Value Stream Mapping
• Kanban
• Successful Contract Negotiator
• Union Experience
• Bargaining Agreement Negotiations
• Strategic Capital Project Management
• International Business Experience.
• ERP Program
• CAPEX Projects
• Reducing Scrap