Richard Ransom

Work History

Work History
Dec 2003 - Present

General Manager

Sequa Coatings Corporation dba Precoat Metals

Full P&L responsibility for a plant turn around. I sucessfully made this plant a consistently profitable with positive cash flow.

Dec 2000 - Sep 2003

General Manager

Hired to do a new plant start up. I sucesfully brought this plant online and within budget.

Jul 1991 - Dec 2000

Business Unit Manager

Alcoa - Howmet

I started as a project Manager responsible for managing the transfer of a product line from another operation, was then given responsibilty for Quality and new product development, and then asked to run one of the three business units within the operation.

Mar 1989 - Jul 1991

VP Engineering and Quality

Gray - Syracuse

Responsible for all aspects of engineering and quality for this aerospace partsd manufacturing company.

Dec 1976 - Jul 1989

Operations Manager

Precision Castparts Corporation

Hired as a process engineer, promoted to engineering manager and then operations manager.


Aug 1968 - May 1972


Purdue University
Aug 1968 - May 1972


Purdue University -



Data analysis and problem solving

Six Sigma

Certified Green Belt

Lean Manufacturing