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·Tom is an accomplished manufacturing operations executive with broad experience investor value in

medical device, imaging, and industrial markets.

·He has a passion for building teams and accomplishing significant initiatives.

·Lean and 6 Sigma methods are at the core of his many achievements.

·Tom has a high-energy, hands-on leadership style.

Manufacturing Settings

·Medical products: Class I & II medical devices and imaging under FDA cGMP & ISO 13485 guidance

·Industrial products:Electronics, injection molding, sensors, instrumentation, and control systems

·Startup, growth, turnaround, & consolidation in single and multi-plant settings, domestic & offshore

·Product commercialization, supply line development, manufacturing capability start-up

·High volume automated, low volume – high mix, and custom engineer-to-order products


·Experience:Twenty years of leadership growth in manufacturing, operations, and engineering

·Continuous Improvement:Change agent for business-wide 6 Sigma & Lean processes

·Materials:ERP/MRP systems, purchasing/sourcing, inventory, forecasting. APICS certified

·Business:Manufacturing, operations, product design, HR, IT, customer service, finance/P&L

·Style:Engaging, high energy, collaborative.Able to build teams & processes organization-wide

Repeatable Results

·Built medical plant & processes for SmartPill yielding 45% profit & 40% inventory improvements

·Converted Danaher $30M medical factory to lean, yielding 30% lead-time & 25% productivity

·Took a $20M 3M molding business from “at-risk” to “key supplier” status via 6 sigma/lean methods

·Doubled molding revenue in two years while improving delivery to 99% via lean techniques

·Led operations portion ofa $30M turnaround for Philips Medical X-Ray manufacturing division

·Industry Week Best Plant Award winner for lean improvements at ABB Process Automation

Education & Development

M.B.A- Xavier UniversityB.S.E.E. - Western Michigan University

Lean MBB and Six Sigma Trained                    APICS CPIM Certified

Work experience


Vice President of Manufacturing

The SmartPill Corporation

Emerging medical device company, FDA Class II gastro-intestinal diagnostic product based on an ingestible capsule.Led all manufacturing, materials, purchasing, manufacturing engineering, quality and plant functions. Developed and implemented a strategy to improve cost and quality via in-sourcing product manufacturing. Led cross-functional teams to improve product performance.• Successfully sourced new and replacement suppliers yielding 3X delivery and 25% quality improvements.• Built a Lean-based medical plant and manufacturing infrastructure that improved profit by 45%.• Created kanban materials system for pull manufacturing that reduced inventory by 40%.• Hired and trained all quality, materials, production, and manufacturing engineering personnel.• Led cross-functional team that resolved a supplier yield problem saving $240,000 annually.• Developed alternative technology supply line reducing capsule electronics cost by half.


Director of Operations

Danaher/Fluke Biomedical

$30M division producing medical radiation measuring instruments and accessories.Directed a two-plant 100 employee manufacturing team, including production, distribution, purchasing, materials, manufacturing engineering, quality and plant engineering.• Converted factory to lean cells via 30 kaizen events, yielding 30% lead-time & 25% productivity.• Consolidated off-site distribution center with no customer delays, providing $800K of annual savings.• Improved delivery performance by 36%, while reducing inventory from $8M to $5M.• Cut external product failures in half via product and process design improvements.• Saved $773,000 in annual purchasing costs via “A” item focus on printed circuit boards.


Site General Manager

3M/Connector Service Corp

$20M high volume contract manufacturer of injection molded electronic connectorsManaged the daily operations of high volume (2M/day) 24x7 injection molding and assembly plant. Directed staff of 50 within production, engineering, quality, purchasing, materials, shipping and plant engineering.• Led the turnaround from “at-risk” to “key supplier” status for our major customer.• Improved delivery to 99+% with sub 3 day lead-time using six sigma and lean techniques.


Operations Manager

Philips Medical

$150M producer of X-Ray diagnostic imaging systems and accessories.Led the 300 employee operations team in a turnaround effort to save or sell the failing division including Ohio and German plants. Directed purchasing, quality, manufacturing engineering and plant operations. • Took X-Ray Division of Philips Medical Systems from $30M losses to $5M profit.• Closed offshore plant and reduced Cleveland operations to 1/3 of original staff.• Rationalized product portfolio to half with 44% inventory reduction.


Vice President, Operations

Siemens Airfield Solutions

$30M producer of airfield lighting control systems, light fixtures, guidance signage and accessories.Led production in metal fabrication, electronics and electro-mechanical assembly, purchasing, and quality.• Brought a complex ADB airfield control system and ‘intelligent’ lighting to market under budget.


Materials Director & Production Manager

Honeywell Sensotec
$25M producer of pressure, load and accelerometer sensors and related instrumentation. Managed materials functions with oversight of purchasing, master scheduling, planning, stores and shipping. Led machining, electronic assembly and test processes for six production centers at three Columbus locations. • Increased output by 45% via re-engineering work flow to visual demand-pull processes. • Increased inventory turns from 3 to 11 via product re-design and kanban buffer system.

Manufacturing Manager


$200M producer of complex, custom engineered control systems for paper makers and process industries.Led 100 employees in metal fabrication, electronics, and electro-mechanical assembly. • Led lean conversion reducing leadtime by 30 days. My team later won the Industry Week Best Plant award.• Developed and started an Irish production plant to serve European market.



Xavier University - School of Business Administration


Western Michigan University