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Production Manager (89247) Black Belt / CQE / PMP / Automotive, Electronics

One look at the money trail of improvements from this Skilled Manufacturing Leader will leave you wanting to know more! He is problem solver with 20+ years of manufacturing experience His manufacturing knowledge includes assembly operations, copper brazing, electroplating, forming/ bending, heat treating, lean manufacturing, machining, maintenance systems, roll forming, painting, plastic extrusion, PVD, stamping, quality systems, welding, and zinc diecast

He is a Six Sigma Black Belt, a Certified Project Management Professional PMP, and a Certified Quality Engineer CQE.

He is skilled in maintaining stringent work quality standards while keeping timelines /deadlines. As you see throughout his career, he has used his Black Belt skills with metrics to motivate his teams to deliver reduced scrap, improved quality, and major cost improvements. One of his former bosses describes him as having a deep commitment to safety, a calm, experienced approach to problem-solving, and “automotive-based” process improvement.

• Implement Six sigma workflow improvements and lean practices.
Drive plant-wide cost savings projects totaling $6 Million.
• Project management of successful inventory build for equipment upgrade for expanding manufacturing capacity.
Improved production efficiency for Assembly and Machining by 15%.
• Implemented a comprehension operations maintenance program.
Addressed and reduced internal customer defects by 35%.
• Managed a staff of 110 employees in the 9 Speed and 8 Speed transmission Final Assembly
Implemented $750K cost savings through equipment, manning, and material improvements.
• Championed continuous improvement in the areas of equipment downtime, customer quality, and supplier quality issues.
• Improve machining gear cleanliness quality capability by 20%.
• Achieved BHMA Certification by solving durability problems in plating, powder coating, lacquer, and PVD finishing.
Managed plant-wide scrap initiative resulting in a 30% reduction in 8 months.
Facilitated and led company cost savings program and maintained the goal of $250K annual cost savings implementation.
• Improved robot sanding operation and eliminated labor in the waste treatment area for a total savings of 4300 man-hours per year.
Achieve and maintained above 95% efficiency for plating and brazing departments.
Reduced manufacturing costs by $2 million dollars through labor reduction, material resourcing, and process improvements.
Generated performance improvement of 45%
Implemented yield improvements resulting in a 10% cost reduction
• Improved product area workflow incorporating quality inspections to the normal process without additional headcount.
Doubled manufacturing capacity resulting in improved manufacturing uptime.

• Six Sigma Black Belt
• Certified Quality Engineer
• Certified Project Manager
• 8D
• 5-Why
• Tier 1 Manufacturing
• High Volume Manufacturing
• Calculating Production / Labor/ Material Costs
• Identifying Capacity Requirements
• ISO Documentation
• Root Cause Analysis
• CAPEX Projects
• Holding Kaizen Events
• Kanban Events
• Lean Manufacturing Experience
• Preventative Plant Maintenance
• P&L Responsibility
• Increasing Production Capacity
• Increasing Throughput
• Production Layouts
• Performance Reviews
• Reducing Defects
• Training/Developing Teams
• Process Troubleshooting
• Production Quality experience
• Statistical Process Control SPC
• Total Quality Management
• Project Management
• Providing Technical Support
• Work Instructions
• Resolving Production Bottlenecks / Problems
• Reducing Scrap
• Team Leadership
• Value Stream Mapping
• Foundry Operations
• Manufacturing Operations
• Batch Manufacturing Operations
• Coating Operations
• Shot Blasting Operations
• Problem SHeat Treat Operations
• Painting Operations
• Non-Destructive Testing
• Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection
• Stamping Operations
• Extrusion Operations
• TS16949
• ISO9001
• Automotive / Component Manufacturing
• Aerospace / Component Manufacturing
• Computer and Electronics Manufacturing

• BS in Management and Chemistry / Southern Wesleyan University, Central, South Carolina.
• AS in Math and Science / Greenville Technical College, Greenville, South Carolina.

• Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)
• PMI Certified Project Manager Professional (PMP)
• ASQ-Certified Quality Engineer (CQE)
• Proficient in MS Office and MS Project
• Lean Manufacturing