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Work experience

Aug 2014Present

Lean Improvement Supervisor

Canam Group Inc.
  • Ambassador for the implementation of the Lean methodology, in our manufacturing process.
  • Facilitated Kaizen workshops, collected and analyzed data, led the implementation of lean projects.
  • Supervised implementation and control of lean projects, Corporate KPIs, Gemba walks, and tactical committee meetings
  • Green belt certified in Lean process improvement

Jun 2008Aug 2014

Shipping and Receiving Mgr

Canam Group Inc. (Quincy Joist).
  • Direct supervision, and leadership of shipping and receiving personnel, warehouse, and functions.
  • Scheduling all shipments with customers, vendors, and freight carriers
  • OSHA Forklift, OSHA train the trainer certified, OSHA 30 certified, Overhead crane certification
  • Plant safety coordinator; First Aid, CPR certified
  • Plant dust control coordinator
  • Supervision of monthly and annual inventory inspections
Jul 2005Jun 2008


84 Lumber Co.
  • Direct supervision of shipping and receiving personnel, warehouse, and functions
  • Scheduling all shipments with customers, vendors, and freight carriers
  • Conducted weekly, monthly, and annual inventory inspections Implemented training course for new recruits— speeding profitability.
  • Customer service and inside sales
  • Forklift certification
Aug 2003Jul 2005

Manager Trainee

84 Lumber Co..
  •  Loaded and unloaded customer orders
  • Assisted the management team in daily store functions
  • Provided material list takeoffs for customers
  • Hands on customer service, as well as communicating, via phone, with potential leads
  • Ensured quality of both inbound and outbound products
  • Forklift certified
Dec 2001Aug 2003

Carpenter's Apprentice

Midwest Exteriors.
  • Assisted the master carpenter in construction projects
  • Various levels of construction; framing, roofing, siding, finishing
Dec 1997Dec 2001

Section Leader

  • Led a section of 4 AAV combat vehicles
  • Direct supervision of 12 crewmen, their weapons, training, and well being
  • Reached the rank of Sgt (E-5) including two separate meritorious promotions
  • Barracks NCO, Sgt's and Corporal's leadership courses
  • Various Marine Corps Institute, leadership courses