• Scranton, Pennsylvania Area, US
Ernesto Jorge Perez

Ernesto Jorge Perez

Operations Manager

Education

Education

Masters in Science

1996 - 1998
Universidad de las Américas

Bachelors Degree Industrial Engineering

1991 - 1996
Universidad de las Américas

Work History

Work History

Operations Manager

Oct 2014 - Present
Alcoa Inc
Kawneer Bloomsburg, PA Operations Manager Manufacturer extruded aluminum profiles for the commercial and construction market. Provide leadership and coordinate strategic business initiatives required to drive process improvement throughout the manufacturing operations in pursuit of operational excellence. Apply knowledge and skills in EHS to drive disciplined systems in support of an injury free work culture. Provide overall leadership and strategic direction to the Production and Engineering/Maintenance departments including ABS(Alcoa Business Systems) Apply knowledge in quality systems and ABS to drive disciplined systems, robust processes, and focused standardization of best practices; in conjunction manage a cohesive set of key performance metrics that provide objective insights into the health and effectiveness of business operating systems. Major activities Focus on productivity, order fulfillment, schedule adherence, process control and inventory management to ensure customer satisfaction, product quality and the smooth flow of material within the operation. Engage the workforce in problem solving initiatives and ensure the discipline execution of manufacturing processes and procedures. People Development: Build a high performance support team and development strategy for direct reports, utilizing a strategy that enhances a diversity of cultures, thoughts and perspectives through the quality team. Manage the development of talent with a focus on individual development and succession opportunities with Alcoa Inc. Develop a structure to identify and deploy best practices for the core process areas. Strong leadership, coaching skills, and good oral and written communication skills

Production Manager

Sep 2011 - Oct 2014
Saint Gobain Inc
Granville, NY Production Manager Manufacturer of Construction, Automotive, Industrial, Electronics, Energy Foams, optical tapes and medical patches and complying with ISO9002, ISO14000, UL, and GMP standards

Plant Manager

Oct 2009 - Sep 2011
Sumitomo Electric Group-Judd Wire Inc
Turners Falls, MA Plant Manager OEM manufacturer of high technology wire company, specializing in the use of electron beam cross-linked thermosets for wire insulation. Manufacturer of wire and cable in over 100 styles recognized by Underwriters Laboratory(UL), Canadian Standards, Boeing standards(BMS) and Military Specifications. Responsible for the management and control of manufacturing operations, including the oversight of all manufacturing and maintenance groups of an operation with annual sales of more than 75 M $. Direct and indirect reporting of a unit of 156 employees including salaried and hourly. ISO 9002, TS16949, AS 9001, ISO14000 certified. Ensure established safety, quality and productivity standards. Analyze and ensure effective utilization of machinery, equipment and personnel to meet current and future requirements for demand. Successfully implemented a scrap reduction plan to match 3.5% of sales for all manufacturing departments with plans to reduce it further more. Directly supported company's growth in one year of 25% with effective delivery and proper systems and staffing in the aerospace, automotive and electronics markets. Hire, motivate and train subordinates as to company policies and procedures. Evaluate performance of all direct reports and make appropriate personnel recommendations.

Safety Compliance Coordinator

Apr 1999 - 2009
Solutia Inc
Formerly Monsanto Inc.) Springfield, MA Saflex Training and Safety Compliance Coordinator-(OEM Manufacturer of plastic interlayer for laminated glazings) Responsible for the Site's Safety and Environmental compliance. Unit's rep for the RC 14001 certification and OSHA's VPP program. Training Coordinator for the site's wage and salaried employees. Completed and redisgned the operating unit's training program. Continued to establish several training programs and evaluated effectiveness for the pilot programs. Wage training program was the example for these and a salaried program that went under development

Saflex Operations Team Manager

2004 - 2009
Solutia Inc Solutia Inc
Saflex Training and Safety Compliance Coordinator-(of plastic interlayer for laminated glazings) Responsible for the Site's Safety and Environmental compliance. Unit's rep for the RC 14001 certification and OSHA's VPP program. Training Coordinator for the site's wage and salaried employees. Completed and redisgned the operating unit's training program. Continued to establish several training programs and evaluated effectiveness for the pilot programs. Wage training program was the example for these and a salaried program that went under development Saflex Operations Team Manager (OEM Manufacturer of plastic interlayer for laminated glazings) Responsible for the operations of OEM PVB extrusion line. An operation with sales of more than 162M$ and a high performance environment. Direct reporting of a unit with 38 Union employees and direct reporting of 5 salaried first line supervisors. Proficient knowledge on plastic extrusion of films and web handling operations. Skills include use of distributed control systems for the operations, lean manufacturing, statistical processes, automotive standards, familiar with Quality Management Systems(TS 16949 & ISO 9001: 2000), FMEA, APQP process, Root Cause Analysis and SPC analysis. Strong knowledge of all lean manufacturing techniques, MRPII knowledge, SAP, project management and project implementation. Lead the manufacturing team for the implementation of 3 projects with a total investment of more than 30M$ Through the use of a system to track losses and evaluate performance of the companies assets achieved an all time record of line efficiency and yields with a gain of more than 15% and the consistent implementation of improvement processes that resulted in a savings of more than 5M$. Experience in the contract negotiations with Union based shops and with their leadership. Hire, motivate and train subordinates as to company policies and procedures. Evaluate performance of all direct reports and make appropriate personnel recommendations.

Mfg Engineer

2002 - 2004
Offline Solutia Inc
Team Lead & Mfg Engineer (OEM Manufacturer of plastic interlayer for laminated glazings) Responsible for the operations for the Polivinyl butiral offline service center. Direct reporting of 7 union employees. Coordination of daily operations with the interaction of production planning, scheduling, manufacturing, maintenance, quality and research departments to be able to maintain continuous operations of a 24hrs a day production line. Certified internal auditor for the TS 16949 quality system. Responsible of maintaining all QS & TS documents required for the operations of the line.

Manufacturing Engineer

2001 - 2002
Field and safety trainer Solutia Inc
for the operators at the unit. Improved process operations from 85% to a 92% Yield in 1 year with the implementation of several small projects including lean manufacturing practices. Manufacturing Engineer (OEM Manufacturer of plastic interlayer for laminated glazings) Extrusion of automotive film

Process Engineer

1999 - 2001
Solutia-Puebla
Process Engineer, Mexico(OEM Manufacturer of plastic interlayer for laminated glazings) Responsible of the process of the Polyvinyl Butyral(PVB) film extrusion to improve performance and increment production capacity interaction with the PRoVOX system(distributed control computer system).