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Work experience

Jan 2015Present

Operations Manager

Ai-USA Group LLC
Mission TX Operations Manager responsible for Warehousing, distribution & customer service
Apr 2014Jul 2014

Plant Manager

Clarus Glassboards LLC
Fort Worth TX Plant Manager responsible for Manufacturing Operation, implementing Lean Mfg.
May 2008Feb 2014

Plant Manager

Velvac Inc
Reynosa-McAllen TX Plant Manager responsible for OEM/AM products on a $50MM annual sales operation on 86K Sq Ft Site with 150 union operators, 24 indirect support team, 5 salary managers and 14 engineers. Achieved over 98% delivery for over 25 months with ZERO accidents over 4½ years/1MM hours. Responsible for Production, Supply Chain, Safety, Quality, Manufacturing, Training, Engineering and Maintenance. Reporting to VP of Operations as member of Management Group, leaded manufacturing, to re-align resources to fully support plant with the lead of the VP Operations, improving Quality and Materials Organizations, along with certification on ISO9001 and later TS16949. OSHA VPP(Mexican Labor department equivalent) for 4 years and achieved ISO14001 certification, controlling critical to quality-safety ops. Implemented Lean Manufacturing processes, measurements, achieving 5' S, Kaizen Cell implementation with a Quality System, measuring process and product.
Mar 2006Feb 2008

Engineering & Maintenance Manager

Saint-Gobain Abrasives Inc
Reynosa-McAllen TX Engineering & Maintenance Manager with responsibility for equipment, services and facilities maintenance with over $990K annual budget, including Manufacturing Engineering for 2 abrasives business(Bonded annual sales $18MM on 55K Sq. Ft and Coated annual sales $24MM on $65K Sq. Ft.) in 11 Acres property, reporting to Site Manager and doted line to Coated Plant Manager on Engineering activities on 2 shifts Initiated Lean Manufacturing techniques, eliminating external packaging for $20,000 annually. Lead continuous improvement activities on assembly and fabrication areas. Technical support for plant with a team of 14-maintenance crew, including PM planner and 7 Engineers for Maintenance and Process on a 2-shift operation. Eliminated external services for 40x HVAC, 3 Compressor Rooms and 15 Lift Trucks old fleet replacement with a Capital, saving $30K. Implemented new CMMS software, to simplify equipment monitoring availability and downtime goals.
Mar 2005Mar 2006

Engineering & Maintenance Manager

Stant Manufacturing Inc
Pine Bluff, AR Engineering and Maintenance Manager in the largest manufacturing location, including 40 injection machines, 20 Metal Stamping Presses and dedicated 14 assembly machines. Improved technical support by shift with lean assessment. Managed new installations to convert cell manufacturing of 8 injection molding machines dedicated to nylon components to implement as Lean Manufacturing plan through JIT and Kanban, including automatic feeding system & robot pick up-place. Technical Support on a 196K Sq.Ft. 24 hours Injection Molding, metal stamping & assembly operations with 24 maintenance crew, 6 Team leaders, 7 salary engineers & 2 PM/MRO clerks.(Tool-Crib technical and administrative responsibility) Improved overall downtime on assembly equipment performance first time yield and decreased 7% from 30%. Developed a network project to integrate information on line instead of the manual data from PLC system at each cell.(not approved)
Jan 2002Mar 2005

Business Unit Manager (promoted) / Engineering Manager

Honeywell-BENDIX CVS-Acuña Del Rio TX
Del Rio, TX Business Unit Manager, promoted Responsible for OEM products and re-manufacturing segment of a $6MM Site on 134K Sq Ft with operation in 2 shifts with over 210 operators and a staff of 21 indirect support team and 7 salary engineers. Achieved 98% OEM and 92% for after market delivery for over 16 months with ZERO accidents. Responsible for Production, Training, Safety, Quality and Manufacturing Engineering in the unit.
Apr 1993Nov 2001

Engineering, Technology & Maintenance Manager

General Electric/Lighting Division-Acuña - Del Rio, TX 

Manager, promoted responsible for two plants and businesses, within same division sales of $15 MM for the Automotive, Industrial, and $2MM on Residential with diverse products including Injection Molding, Metal Stamping, Thermoforming and Assembly including wave soldering and small electronics assemblies. Managed Capital projects for $5MM annually and the justification for a $70MM new warehouse of 45K Sq. Ft building within the property to allow growth for the transfers and improved material flow. Responsible of Program Management for all Capital budget(planning and control on capital plan) for Productivity. Quality, Maintenance and Capacity. Achieved to complete during these years over 74 projects on time and on positive budget.

Oct 1989Apr 1993

Quality Manager (promoted)/ Quality Engineer

Fisher Price
Acuña-Del Rio, TX Quality Manager,(promoted) after developed a detection/prevention program, reducing the Average Outgoing Quality Level from 7% defective to 1.5%, training operators in an operator's retail-customer concept to stop defects. I was promoted as Quality Manager based on improvements on detection & prevention program, training people to understand Quality impact on product and low service. Restructured department to reduce inspection and add audit process for prevention. Implemented a statistical attribute software program for sewing & packaging for operation. Manager for a team of 11 auditors, technicians, clerk and 2 engineers. Started as Quality Engineer working with suppliers to improve incoming acceptable product(rejection rate came down from 45% to only 5%) and audit plans.
Jan 1988Sep 1989

Front Desk Manager

Front Desk Manager responsible for 24 customer services clerks, concierges and bellboys. Managed pilot program Sheraton Plus, previous to Towers System on a Beach hotel. Computer Systems application to control occupancy-availability, implementing reports to control on hand vs. Reservations, successfully implemented. EDUCATION Bachelor in Science, Majors on Industrial & Systems Engineering



BS Industrial & Systems Engineering