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Apr 2012Aug 2013

Regional Manufacturing Manager

Johnson Controls Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Promoted to manage and lead two manufacturing locations in Dubai and Turkey directly and one location in Jeddah indirectly due to JV conditions with a total of 130 employees with 10 direct reports. Reporting to Executive Director for Manufacturing Operations and Strategy within the Global Integrated Supply Chain Group. Leading the manufacturing activities for Modular Chiller Packages, Air Handling Units, Package units and MV products in the region. Preparing and executing mid and long term strategy for regional manufacturing based on goals and KPI’s. Executing and participating in monthly Operations Meetings for monitoring the performance and progress of the manufacturing plants. Leading and coaching the CI activities with direct material and conversion cost saving projects in six sigma principles. Championing the plant safety for employees and environment.

Key Contributions and Accomplishments

·Implemented Kanban system for material management which reduced the days of inventory on hand from 47 to 21 days.

·Improved the 5S green score of the facilities from 53% to 83%

·Direct Material and Conversion Cost saving of $800k in fy13 and $4.2M in the last three years

·Recertification of all the plants with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards

·Improved Air Handling Unit production $15M to $19M in fy13 with an ebit of $1.4M

·Developed and got approved the five year strategic plan for manufacturing.

·27% increase in the Global Employee Survey results in fy13

·Maintain the customer satisfaction level above 90% as a result of the customer satisfaction survey

·Implemented Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen and standard work, Visual management in all the plants with 100% participation in training modules.

·Had 9 direct reports trained for improving their leadership skills in two years

·Reduction in the number of vendors by 14% with renegotiation on prices, quality expectations and delivery terms.

·Created and launched 2 new products in the existing product portfolio bringing additional $7.5M revenue

Feb 2011Apr 2012

Plant Manaer

Johnson Controls

Promoted to manage the manufacturing facility in Dubai Free Zone with 56 employees, reporting to the Regional Manufacturing Director and Global Manufacturing VP. Managing Continuous Improvement activities within the Plant for direct material and conversion cost savings. Define and fulfil the KPI requirements given by the corporate level. Manage and improve Modular Chiller Package and Air Handling Unit production in the plant. Leading new product development programs on airside with a new air handling unit series. Leading the EHS activities within the plant to achieve world class safety. Representing the factory monthly operations meetings showing the performance and progress of the plant with respect to the global KPI values. Maintain and improve customer and employee satisfaction levels.

Key Contributions and Accomplishments

  • Increase in Air Handling Production from $5.2M to $6.3M in the first year
  • Modular Chiller package production revenue increased from $8.2M to $16.6M
  • CI savings on direct material and conversion cost of $676K
  • 8% improvement on the Global Employee satisfaction survey
  • Achievement of $2.36M Ebit with respect to the goal of $1.27M. This has been fulfilled with engineering and cost savings which have been awarded with a Global Merit Award on Shareholder Value.
  • Managed the Product Development fir a new Air handling Unit series with new selection tool helping the sales teams to merge into new markets in the region.
  • Had corporate global safety gold award for two consecutive years with zero recordable and loss time incident. This has been awarded with a Global Merit award.
  • Lead the engineering and implementation of self-cleaning system for modular chiller packages for the first time in the region. This has been awarded by a Global Merit award on innovation.


Sep 1988Jul 1993

Bachelor of Science

Hacettepe University