Manufacturing executive with extensive experience in international product sourcing, plant start-up, process improvement, team development , customer/government compliance, employee communications systems and customer relations. Fluent in spanish and in leading multicultural environments.
RESULTS DRIVEN INNOVATOR
Transitioned large manufacturing plant into team production process resulting in improved output, lower costs, reduced absenteeism and turnover, lower lead times to delivery and reduced indirect labor by retraining employees into team production.
Successfully initiated and developed a team culture within facility through education, mentoring and communication. This philosophy “We Are ALL Equal” yielded huge returns regarding attitudes, reduced conflicts, and the development of an open employee/management work place.
AGENT OF CHANGE
Successfully guided plant through a complete redesign of quality systems to comply with tightened customer requirements. The key to success was education and communication (what, why and how). Retraining resulted in plant being the only T-shirt plant worldwide certified by Nautica International and improved quality standards elevated facility to the number one quality plant for Nike.
AHEAD OF THE CURVE
Anticipated the need to plan and organize an in-plant safety and compliance team to proactively establish policies and procedures regarding safety, health andenvironment, chemicals and employee relations.Model was seen as a “best practice” and was so successful that customers used it as training for other manufacturers