Kevin O'grady

Kevin O'grady

Work experience

Work experience

Utilities Team Leader/Process Leader

Southern Gardens Citrus

Process Leader/Utilities Team Leader

Direct 50+ hourly associates for bulk orange juice processing facility.Internal transfer to Utilities Team Leader at management request.Manage team of eight Operator/Mechanics with responsibility for ammonia refrigeration, potable water, waste water, steam and compressed air systems for the plant in 24/7/365 operation.Scheduled and executed maintenance on $100M capital plant and equipment.Key member of Process Safety Management and Emergency Response Teams.

Jan 2002 - Present


Self Employed Consultant

Retail consulting and secure web design/support as an independent contractor.

Various additional assignments with temporary staffing services including machine-based motor balancing, PC-based acceptance testing, electro-mechanical assembly, plastic injection molding, material handling and supply chain logistics.

Sep 2005 - Dec 2006

Program Manager

DRS Laurel Technologies

Program Manager, Bradley RESET Program

Manage customer interface and the application of production assets for retrofit of cable sets used on US Army Bradley Fighting Vehicles.Organize production area and support logistics to allow for seamless work flow and high volume deliveries.Analyze and report program production and financial status to senior management.Ensure complete customer satisfaction.

Dec 2000 - Aug 2001

Line Coordinator

Sony Electronics

Line Coordinator; Projection CRT Finishing

Lead team of 50+ hourly manufacturing associates to achieve productivity, quality and safety goals.Develop teamwork.Identify and implement manufacturing process improvements.

Nov 1999 - Oct 2000

Program Manager

Mid-South Electronics

Program Manager/Account Manager

Manage customer interface and production assets for contract manufacturer with Electro-mechanical assembly, Injection Molding, Metal Stamping and Engineering Services capabilities.Sell, plan and launch new products and customers to the manufacturing facilities.Act as the customer’s agent in matters of internal policy.Analyze and report program production, financial and customer satisfaction status to senior management for the division’s largest customers.

Introduced four new customers ($12.5M new revenue) in the first six months.Responsible for $27.5M revenue and six programs for $40M division.Manufacturing team leader for program consisting of 25 sequential hardware launches.

Jan 1997 - May 1998

Program Manager/Production Supervisor

SCI Systems, Inc.

Program Manager/Production Supervisor

Manage customer interface and direct use of production assets for contract manufacturer.Control Accounts Receivable, MRP requirements, new product introductions and warranty repairs at the program level.Assumed responsibility for 50 hourly associates at internal transfer to the Production organization.Planned and staffed the installation of additional SMT production lines to support facility’s 50% work load growth in a single year.

Jun 1979 - Jan 1996

various (see detail below)

Sperry/Unisys Corporation


(now Lockheed-Martin)


Senior Production/Material Planner (Manufacturing Program Manager)

Lead cross-functional team consisting of Materials, Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality Assurance and Acceptance Test toward organizational goals in the delivery of the B2 Bomber Avionics Control Computer, Avionics Control Unit Emulator and several configurations of ground support hardware.Develop and transfer products from Full Scale Development phase to the production environment in the new Pueblo facility.Define program metrics and implement Continuous Improvement initiatives to enhance quality and cost performance.Hiring, supervision and proposal input for the teams Production Control function.

Awarded Certificate of Appreciation for individual contribution to the B2 program from Northrop-Grumman in 1995.Unisys Corporate Excellence Award in 1989.Numerous Short-Term Achievement awards.

Pueblo facility named one of America’s Best Plants by Industry Week magazine in 1993.Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry award in the Manufacturing and High Technology category in 1994.

Production Control Manager; Pueblo, Colorado1986-1987

Prototype Product Administrator; Eagan, Minnesota1984-1985

Configuration Control Specialist; Clearwater, Florida1983

Production Scheduler; Clearwater, Florida1980-1982

Printed Circuit Assembly Dispatcher; Clearwater, FL1979


Sep 1968 - May 1976

Bachelor of Science

Duquesne University



Team Building

Colaborative, mentoring style of leadership enabling each team member to make his/her own contribution to tasks at hand based on the individual's distinct talents.   Encourage ownership and discussion of  approaches to problems, but retain the right as team leader to determine ultimate direction.   Not afraid to change the team's direction if results are not positive using the same style.

Customer Satisfaction

Customer Satisfaction ·        Study and implementation of Total Quality Management and Continuous Improvement philosophies ·        ISO9000 exposure through facility qualification ·        Corporate and Individual performance awards from major customers

Cost Control

  Cost Control ·        Schedule and planning content for manufacturing proposals ·        Cost estimates for Production Control functions ·        Manufacturing budgeting, reporting and resolution of performance issues with functional organizations  

Production Control

  Production/Material Control ·        Primary responsibility for MRP input enabling cost effective, on time deliveries ·        Optimized manpower assignment, inventory turns ·        Supplier availability and life cycle research on new product design teams ·        Interface with Buyers and Suppliers to resolve delivery, design and cost initiatives ·        Experience in both O.E.M. and Contract Manufacturing environments  

Production Planning

  Planning ·        Production Control Manager on new facility start-up teams ·        Manufacturing representative on new computer design teams ·        Product development and transfers between manufacturing facilities        Regular program status reviews to senior management and customers        Preventive maintenance and capital equipment utilization experience     


  Management ·        Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Management) ·        Classroom and laboratory training for managing in team environments ·        Hired, trained and supervised both professional and hourly employees ·        Preventive maintenance and capital equipment utilization experience