Alan Becker

Alan Becker

Work History

Work History
Jan 2008 - Present

Owner

Midwest Global Solutions
  • Establish and certified manufacturing companies on sourcing components world-wide using lean manufacturing culture. I have improved the customer experience and quality of the products being supplied by reducing total cost and improve quality related issues.
  • Areas of expertise: Product Design/Engineering, Quality Control (ISO and/or QS), In-process Factory inspection and Documentation, Freight Handling, Raw Material Sourcing, and Complete product assemblies.
Nov 2005 - Dec 2007

Lead Supervisor

IAC
  • Directed and coordinated operations within company policies and procedures assuring production goals are being met.
  • Developed, coached, and motivated 50 plus production employees in a UAW environment maintaining a positive team atmosphere.
  • Accountable for the product quality and operating cost within the standard operating procedures.
  • Zero injuries or lost time from 2005 through 2007, a company safety audit record.
  • Implemented OEE (Operating Equipment Efficiency) Reporting.
  • Implemented Pace Boards on the product floor (Goal vs. actual output/hr).
  • Daily multiple tasks included: Employee utilization, Material preparation, Quality, 5S, Safety, Training, Administering quality policies and procedures to manufacturing personnel.
  • Conducted employee performance reviews.
Dec 2002 - Dec 2005

General Manager

Bryan Die Cast Products
  • Accountable for company’s P&L Statements.
  • Assigned all jobs within the facility to meet customer’s requirements.
  • Scheduled all out sourcing (Painting, Powder Coating, etc.)
  • Qualified staff and production team members on acceptable quality levels per customer quality criteria.
  • Developed and implemented a Preventive Maintenance (P.M.) Schedule on all production machinery reducing machine downtime by 85%.
  • Managed a total of 7 hot chamber machines. Three (3) - 125 ton machines, two (2) - 60 ton machines, and two (2) - P35 (Pneumatic Machines)
May 1987 - Dec 2002

Vice President of Operations - Worldwide

TydenBrammall, Inc.
  • Developed yearly Business Operating Plan and presented to the board of directors.
  • Started-up manufacturing facilities in Malaysia and Luxembourg.
  • Accountable for P&L Statement at both International facilities.
  • Responsible for operational issues world wide.
  • Created policies and procedures for both international facilities.
  • Qualified managers and production team members on acceptable quality standards.
  • Certified and interfaced with international suppliers and machine builders assuring quality standards are met.
  • Accountable for operations in the US facility. Managed (7) Direct Reports – (3) Production Supervisors,  (1) Purchasing Manager, (1) Quality Manager, and (1) Plant Engineer and (1) Product Engineers.
  • Transferred all manufacturing into a new facility without interrupting customer demands.
  • 99% reduction in average lead time on top 80% of customer base by implementing FIFO system on finished goods inventory.
  • Designed, implemented, and maintained ISO 9000 certification.
  • Directed the work of all production employees on multiple shifts within the production department  utilizing three (3) production supervisors.
  • Interfaced with customers and sales force on new product design concepts, improvements, and problem solving.

Education

Education
May 1985 - May 1987

Assoc in Mech Design Engineering

Lima Tech