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Production Director

The Reporter

·Overall responsibilities for Production as well as security, building care and upgrades.

·Managed the production of three major newspapers as well as TMC’s, classifieds and special sections.

·Implemented new equipment, resulting in decreased cycle time, improved completion time and reduced manufacturing overhead expense.

·Managed development of project tracking systems, cross-departmental planning, negotiating, and project feasibilityreporting.

·Completed three major capitals on time and on budget. This included Post-it machines, inserter refurbishment and Computer-to-plate installation.

·Developed and managed personnel team building for all operations departments as well as the newsroom.

Nov 2004Jun 2010

Vice president of Operations

San Antonio Express-News


·Overall responsibilities for Newsprint, Pressroom, Packaging, and Transportation as well as security, safety, Risk Management, and maintenance for both the Express-News and Prime Time Newspapers L.L.C. Successful consolidation of all products to one printing plant.

·Increased EBITDA by 18% within four months through staff reduction, capital purchases, increased productivity and reduced trucking cost.

·Steered disaster relief and emergency preparedness program development. Created QA and process improvement plans. Conducted annual safety and regulatory compliance audits. Headed accident investigations. Coordinated efforts with local, state, and federal agencies. Managed daily operations ensuring adherence to the departmental budget.

·Increased reliability of logistics with last truck out from 51% to 97% and press starts on time from 60% to 96%.

·Implemented 3 major capital projects that resulted in a savings of$3.3 million dollars annually

·Pioneered and implemented revenue generating ideas that resulted in $1.1 million dollars in the first year.


Aug 1996Jan 2001

Bachelor of Arts

Trinity College and University


Manufacturing and Production
Oversaw facility and production operations to ensure all requirements are met within established budget, design plans for facility improvements to meet production goals and to provide superior customer service. Analyzed payroll cost and productivity reports, reviews OSHA logs for injury analysis, implements best practices improvement to reduce costs. Reduced worker compensation cost by $300,000 dollars. Able to instill vision to achieve company goals and surpass expectations while maintaining quality, reliability, safety, and customer service integrity through total quality management. Experienced in operations restructuring to address business growth, reduce costs, and improve services.    
Management and Operations
Managed operations and facilities projects utilizing outside contractors and vendors while coordinating with internal management for operational needs, equipment, and systems. Repositioned and rebuilt an organization involved in downsizing. Streamlined the organization, facilities, equipment, and assets by 20 percent. Personally directed all operations of 170 personnel in 3 locations. Developed and implanted line-utilization reporting that improved equipment reliability and downtime results by 60 percent. Reduced the head count for operations by 16%, reducing annual compensation expense by nearly $600,000. Saved 24% on material cost through improved procurement practices and JIT inventory control system. Started and lead a safety team that resulted is a reduction of 35% in accidents. Developed a variety of first rate departmental system safety programs, emergency response plans, security plans, QA policies, audit programs, accident prevention procedures, and workplace safety practices that serve as the standard for the Express-News. Complete knowledge of OSHA management and record keeping as well as Risk Management.    


Susan Pape

Matt Oliver

Thomas Stephenson


My experience and management skills are surpassed only by my enthusiasm to effectively

meet the challenges before me. As you will discover, I am a highly capable individual with several years of management and facilities experience.

All of the companies I worked for I quickly trained and advanced through the ranks. A management style that incorporates motivation through positive feedback and support plus straightforwardness and open communication that build trust and fairness precedes me. Additionally, the following personal characteristics would benefit any employer:

· Strong belief in company loyalty and professional integrity support a superior work ethic

· Logical thinking and ability to determine overall picture aid in making decisions and solving problems

· A strong leadership model and positive attitude motivate others to higher levels of performance

· Ability to effectively delegate and monitor employees and tasks simultaneously increases efficiency

· Follow-up and follow-through ensure positive outcomes

· Readiness to accept change and embrace new ideas illustrates flexibility

· Friendly, personable, yet professional demeanor, enhances peer, employee, and client relations



To secure a position in Facility or Operations Management that allows me to use my depth of knowledge and yet add to my skill sets by constantly presenting new challenges. I have international intercultural experience and if need be, am available for relocation and travel.