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Summary

A multi-talented, focused and results driven individual with more than fifteen years of progressive manufacturing experience.

Exceptional skill set within engineering, manufacturing, and operations that enhance business processes, efficiency, productivity, and quality. Proven ability to develop and implement strategies that achieve business results and maximizes revenue

Work experience

2011Present

Sr. Manufacturing Engineer

NIC Global

Deliver engineering and continuous improvement solutions to manufacturing operations in TN, OH and TX facilities. Develop and implement industrial tooling, fixtures, and processes. Evaluate, analyze, author, and justify capital equipment. Perform line, cell, and department layouts for continuous flow operations. Design and build assembly equipment and work cells for processes. Develop visual work instructions, standard work, tooling requirements, material flow and replenishment. PLC programming and process control development

Key Accomplishments

Developed and implemented hardware validation systems for assembly operations. Designed and implemented company’s first vision system for 100% inspections. Designed and implemented PLC control poke yoke solutions for assembly processes. Successfully designed, developed and implemented lean manufacturing material flow and assembly work cells for producing Kenworth and Peterbilt truck products. Provide project management and APQP responsibility for new product introductions. Developed and implemented processes for the opening and production startup of expansion sister plants in OH and TX. Cost savings realized through process improvements average $300,000 per year  2012 -2016.

May 2011Present

Sr Manufacturing Engineer

Schneider Electric

Develop and implement industrial processes which conform to safety standards and lean principles. Industrial processes include sheet metal fabrication, molding, stamping, material planning/control, order processing. Develop assembly processes, work instructions, plant layouts, and train workforce.

Key Accomplishments: Industrialization project leader for new Electric Vehicle Fast Charge product with strong focus on Design for Assembly and Design for Manufacture. Developed work cell design and layout to maximize space and optimize material flow. Estimate and report product costs, capital and manufacturing expenses. Develop labor standards for assembly processes. Perform material planning analysis and implement strategies. Perform downstream logistics planning and make vs. buy decisions on components.

Mar 2010Dec 2010

Materials Manager

Metrican Stampings

Implement lean management processes to maximize customer service performance, minimize costs and working capital. Manage business inventory control and on-time delivery metrics. Manage new product and new business supply related launch activities to meet customer demands.

Key Accomplishments: Design and implementation of Kanban scheduling system for facility, replacing manual MRP master scheduling. Reduced coating cost by $143,000/yr through supplier negotiations and RFQ package submissions.

20082010

Plant Manager

PM Lighting LLC

Manage daily operations in engineering, safety, quality, production, and maintenance. Lead business operations managing P&L and budgeting. Implementation of lean training to increase productivity and eliminate waste throughout facility including 5S, Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen, Visual Workplace, SMED, TPM, Poka Yoke.

Key Accomplishments: Streamlined setup and production processes utilizing lean tools and techniques. Developed, installed controls and capital equipment to ensure OSHA compliance throughout facility. Development of standard operating procedures for all manufacturing processes and setup parameters. Implemented and developed standards, processes, and procedures for company UL certification.

20052008

Manufacturing Operations Manager

France Scott Fetzer

Promoted from Mfg Engineer to position of Manufacturing Operations Manager. The change agent for implementation of lean mfg to increase productivity throughout facility. Provide accurate production planning and scheduling to efficiently manage and control daily business operations. Provide extensive leadership and training to develop staff assuring to achieve company goals and objectives. Effectively develop and control profits, plans, and budget.

Key Accomplishments: Successfully redesigned and streamlined production cells utilizing lean manufacturing tools which eliminated 3 production lines, increased productivity by over 200%, and decreased per unit cost by 24%. Improved total plant efficiency from 72% to 90%. Established annual savings of 1.2 million through process and manufacturing improvements. Instrumental in continuous improvement of business by implementing lean process training for personnel and providing knowledge and support with 5S, seven wastes, value stream mapping, kaizen, tpm, smed, poka yoke, and single piece flow implementations.

19962005

Manufacturing Engineer

France - Scott Fetzer

Development of tooling, fixtures, and manufacturing processes. Evaluate, analyze, author, and justify capital equipment and tooling.

Designed, installed, and debugged tooling and capital equipment. Perform PLC and PC machine control programming and installations. Support maintenance with equipment troubleshooting. Performed cnc programming and part prove out. Conduct costing and efficiency studies for improvement of new and existing products. Perform line, cell, and department layouts for one piece flow operations.

Key Accomplishments: Strategically implemented robotic solder cells to replace hand soldering which saved $132,000 per year and increased productivity by 400%. Efficiently installed Tox joining cells to replace spot welding operation which saved $250,000 per year and increased productivity by 350%. Implemented pre painted steel, tooling, and processes to replace costly powder coating line which saved $200,000 per year in materials and utility usage. Replaced facility HID lighting with fluorescent T-8 fixtures improving light output by 45% and saving $96,000 per year on electrical cost.

Education

Skills

Lean Manufacturing Tools
Kaizen                             Value Stream Mapping                          TPM                            SMED                                        5S 7 Wastes Single Piece Flow                                   Visual Factory                                      Kanban  Poke Yoke
Process Cost Reduction / Improvement
Strategic Planning and Scheduling
Cost Analysis and Budgeting
New Product Engineering and Development
Leadership and Management
Lean Mfg Training / Implementation

Lean Mfg Projects

Certifications

Lean Six Sigma

Villanova University