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Work experience

May 2006Feb 2008

Supervisor/ Team Leader

  • Supervised 24 associates in the printed circuit board room.
  • Built high quality computer boards for Toyota.
  • Maintained safe, clean and productive workplace.
  • Other duties included setting daily schedules, generated reports for section manager concerning productivity, scrap and quality.
Mar 2005Nov 2005


Visteon Corp.
  • Supervised 38 employees in production of starters for Ford Motor Company.
  • Responsibilities included maintaining smooth flow of components to departments.
  • Maintain a safe work environment, minimize scrap and inefficiency while maximizing quality product output.
  • Excellent work relationship with UAW union employees.
Jan 1977Oct 2003


Woodbridge Corp.
  • Supervised 60 employees in production of automotive foam seats.
  • Monitored product quality.
  • Set schedules of hourly employees.
  • Generated daily and monthly reports for manager.
  • Ran warehouse and took care of loads.
  • Adjusted billing of loads as needed.


Sep 1967Dec 1972

Bachelor of Fine Art

Michigan State University

Earned a fine art degree with minors in religion, philosophy and psychology. This degree has better prepared me for what I do best: manage and motivate a diverse group of people.



  • Excellent people skills to motivate hourly employees to work as a cohesive, safe and productive team.
  • 17 years experience in a fast paced industrial setting.
  • Have increased lean production, eliminated waste and increased quality.
  • Have worked well with both union and non-union shops.
  • Trained in Haz-Mat, CPR and first aid.


The five top skills from the book "Strengths Finder 2.0" by Tom Rath.


    Excellence, not average, is the measure. Don't spend life demoaning what is lacking. Rather capitalize on the gifts with witch I am blessed. In coaching, managing, mentoring, focus on strengths will prove beneficial to others.


    Want to understand others feelings, goals, fears and dreams. Relationships have value only if genuine.


  Intrigued by the unique qualities of others. Keen observation of other people's strengths. Draw out the best in each person.


    Drawn to the process of learning. energized by the deliberate journey from ignorance to competence.


    Enabled to sort through the clutter and find the best route. This perspective allows seeing patterns where others simply sees complexity.