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Jun 2010Feb 2011

Lean materials specialist


Responsible to analyze the manufacturing processes to identify, develop and implement solutions to eliminate waste in the material flow and material management process through Lean initiatives and to develop standard concepts and documentation.

  • Improved materials flow in two plants of Camoplast: Grand-Mere in QC and Plattsburgh in NY
May 2007Jul 2009

Manufacturing Engineering Mgr

Cooper Wiring Devices

Responsible for Manufacturing Engineering, Continuous Improvement and Product Engineering for an Electrical products manufacturer ofa 1000+ personnel facility leader in the industry. Responsible for developing the manufacturing strategies that supports Efficiency, Quality and Cost reduction goals of the plant and for transforming the operations to a World Class manufacturer.

  • Achieved rationalization of manufacturing operations by transferring products from other facilitiesto increase margin and reduce operating costs by the implementation of lean saving 2M usd .
Nov 2005Apr 2007

Operational Excellence Manager

Responsible for the application ofSix Sigma and Lean initiatives for a two plant complex of 3,300 people, leader in the medical industry. Responsible to produce savings of 4.0 million usd and to promote world-class operating practices and leverage plant-wide opportunities. Instrumental in engaging suppliers in Six Sigma/Lean efforts and optimization and to revitalize working capital efforts to reduce on inventory and payables and to improve ROI by supporting new project development with lean implementation emphasis.

  • Achieved 7.6 M usd in savings, reduced Working Capitaland improved 15% inventory turns. Accelerated six sigma/lean certification rate to 80% enganging key personnel thru Hoshin Kanri/Policy Deployment initiatives.
Aug 1988Oct 2005

Lean Manufacturing Manager

COS (Chrysler Operating System) Champion. Responsible for defining strategies for application of Lean Manufacturing/TPS processes (Chrysler Operating System) and control advancement of the program, provide training and allocate resources. Responsible for Policy Deployment process and local coordination of Black Belt program developing Rolling Top 5 projects. Direct report to Plant Manager.

  • Accomplishments:
  • Established Black Belt and Green Belt projects saving $2.6 million USD since start of program in 2003, achieving recognition for most rapid growth in engineers signing into the program.
  • Developed kaizen workshops to improve Visual Management,Line Balancing, Error & Mistake proofing devices and operator support solutions that improved Hours per vehicle increased quality that led to achieve 2004 Heavy Duty Quality award from JDPowers and associates.

Certfications and references



Trilingual: Spanish/English/Basic French, degreed in Industrial Mechanical Engineering and MBA. Engineering Doctor Candidate. Excellence Award wining professional with international exposure and 20 years experience in Lean Manufacturing/TPS, Manufacturing Operations, Logistics and Material Control. Eager to provide value to company that will increase our society's wealth. 


·Languages : English, French (functional), Spanish. ·Bachelor in Industrial Mechanical Engineering. ·MBA and candidate at École de Technologie Supérieure to obtain a doctorate in engineering. ·Excellence awarded professional with international exposure. ·22 years experience in processes optimization, quality, logistiques and material control.

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Materials and Planning
§  Manage operations for productive materials´ handling, warehousing and supply to production lines, including implementation of lean initiatives (electronic kan ban, Just In Time & small team program). §  Manage scheduling and vendor releasing programs, Bill of Materials, record integrity and Just in Time implementation. §  Schedule Chrysler de Mexico production programs including vehicle, engine and transmission §  Assure volume planning capacities coordinating activities with Marketing, Advance Manufacturing, Plants operations and Purchasing departments. Improved materials flow in two plants of Camoplast: Grand-Mere in QC and Plattsburgh in NY
Project Management
§  Develop Capital Expenditure projects for New Product Introduction and capacity expansion. §  Coordinate supply of prototype parts, pilot parts and parts required for launch of new 16 valve engine program. §  Ensure timing compliance for design releasing and tooling purchase orders.
§  Manage manufacturing and production activities for a 350 personnel crew to achieve Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost objetives. §  Support launching of new Ram truck model in coordination with Advance Manufacturing and Product Engineering departments
§  Develop the manufacturing strategies applying continuous improvement techniques for transforming operations to World Class. §  Lead the Innovation initiatives for the implementation of a Lean manufacturing model §  Develop strategies for application of  Lean Manufacturing/Toyota Production System processes  and control advancement of the program §  Provide training and allocate  resources. §  Coordinate Policy Deployment process and Black Belt program identifying priority projects.