C. Kabe Barton

Work experience

Work experience

Plant Manager

TBR Laboratories

-Used Six Sigma and Lean principles for processes in the facility for efficient operations

-Developed and implemented lean manufacturing operating system the quality management system

-Organized teams to complete a HACCP Plan, maintenance system, and root cause team

-Using Lean and Six Sigma principles, improved efficiency resulting in an increase of operational efficiency of 25 percent and eliminated the need for overtime

Quality/R&D/Safety Manager

Food For Health International

-Created, implemented and managed the Quality Management System

-Implemented a quality system for checking all print and certifying corectness

-Oversaw R&D projects and ensured the completion of projects on time

-Implemented and managed the safety program in the facility

-Completed all SOPs, Specifications, the HACCP program, Recall Team, and other programs for each department

Master Scheduler, Plant Supervisor

Graphic Packaging

-Oversaw implementation of Lean principles and Six Sigma throughout the plant

-Quality checked print on all production runs

-Implemented continuous improvement for each value stream managed

-Using SPC, found if the machines were capable to run each product and determined the most efficient speed and level of quality to completely satisfy the customer and ensure on-time shipments

Jan 2011 - Present

Plant Manager

Shelf Reliance

-Using lean principles, quadrupled production and ended the need to use a co-packing plant saving the company $290,000 in co-packing fees

-Led Quality initiative on all print materials published for the company

-Brought the price per unit for labor from $0.64 to $0.19 per unit

-Implemented the Quality Management System for the company

-Implemented the Plant Operations Management System for the company

-Implemented the scheduling system for the company to ensure the most efficient production runs

-Created a culture of quality and ensured compliance with USDA/FDA regulations

-Moved production into a new building and had the new plant running in less than 48 hours


Aug 2004 - Sep 2006


University of Phoenix
Sep 1996 - Apr 2000

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Utah Valley University



Root Cause Analysis


I have written several HACCP plans and I am proficient in the CFR Title 21

Value Stream Mapping

I have mapped two facilities and identified each value stream and found where inefficiencies are

Policies, Process and Procedure

I have written hundreds of policies, procedures, and process flow charts.

Gluten Free Certification

Completed Gluten Free Certification for current company.

Organic Certification

I have gone through certification for two companies.

Third Party Audits

Excellent at preparing for, managing, and passing third party audits



Statistical Process Control