Domenic Paolucci

Domenic Paolucci


Strategic, Innovative, Collaborative, Passionate A passionate, collaborative results - oriented leader with over twenty years of diverse, multi plant experience in Executive, General Management, Manufacturing, Quality, Engineering and Six Sigma positions. A resilient, disciplined and charismatic senior executive with extensive experience in catapulting quantum improvements to key business metrics while creating an engaged and cohesive team founded on trust, values, commitment and collaboration. Domenic has the ability to quickly contribute to an organization's growth and profitability. Has conceived and executed Operational Excellence strategies resulting in: • $14.3M of accelerated profit growth • 43% improvement in cost of poor quality • 49% improvement in safety performance Domenic is a strategic leader with a proven record of creating a participative, open door culture, a spirit of constant and never ending improvement, disciplined systems and a passion for operational excellence resulting in benchmark business metrics, customer satisfaction and improved morale. Performance driven with a bias for action and guided by values, intense competitive edge with an intolerance towards mediocrity resulting in enhanced productivity, a commitment to continuous learning/improvement and accelerated profit growth. Customer focused manager who has the experience and record of securing and engaging wide spread endorsement in ways that enables the operation and team to be more cohesive and effective. A creative problem solver, who is able to deal with complex operational issues, highly intuitive and exceptionally analytical. Strong interpersonal skills with a collaborative, “win-win” leadership style

Work History

Work History
2006 - 2008

Vice President Operations

A multinational clay brick producer for the New Residential, ICI and Renovation markets. P&L responsibility for a $110M multi plant clay brick manufacturer with a total staffing level of 290 employees (unionized and non union). Managed a $60M operating budget and responsible for operations, HR, finance, mining, safety, quality and engineering. Coordinated strategic vision, provided organizational clarity, engaged/recognized employees and measured performance. Institutionalize continuous improvement and adopt Lean/Sigma methodologies through engaged leadership and empowered employees. Build, develop and lead teams towards operational excellence, enhance productivity and accelerate profit growth.
2001 - 2006

Plant Manager

Johnson Controls Automotive
A just in time, just in sequence, tier 1 automotive plant (non union). Responsible for all plant activities including manufacturing, quality, HR, material control, finance, engineering, maintenance, launch and IT. Fostered a culture of empowered employees pursuing the vison and values of the organization and driving for operational excellence and exceeding customer expectations.
2000 - 2001

Six Sigma Black Belt

Johnson Controls Automotive
Mentored the Six Sigma efforts and completed several projects resulting in breakthoughs in quality and in profitability.
1998 - 2000

Operations Manager

Johnson Controls Automotive
Provided leadership for all aspects of the assembly and manufacturing including quality, continuous improvement, inventory control, safety. Achieved step change improvements in key plant metrics.
1996 - 1998

Manufacturing/Engineering Manager

Johnson Controls Automotive
Led all aspects of manufacturing and product engineering including budgetary, launch and continuous improvement activities.
1994 - 1996

Quality/Engineering Manager

Johnson Controls Automotive
Successful recipient of the Shingo Prize for Manufacturing Excellence. Played a key role as part of a turnaround team sent to an underperforming JCI facility in the UK resulting in improved customer relations with Toyota through the resolution of major quality and delivery issues.
1992 - 1994

Quality Engineer

Johnson Controls Automotive
Worked closely with customer launch teams for both the Toyota Corolla and Chrysler LH product launches.
1990 - 1992

Quality Manager

MSB Plastics (subsidiary of ABC Plastics)
Resposible for all functions fo the Quality Assurance department with dierect reporting to the General Manager. Developed implemented and directed the quality operating system as well as the advanced quality planning process. Played a key role on a team sent to Japan to collaborate with Mazda Japan to secure launch timelines.


2002 - 2003

Operations Leadership Excellence

Leadership Institute- Johnson Controls
2000 - 2001

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt

Leadership Institute - Johnson Controls
1980 - 1984

Bachelor of Technology

Ryerson University