BRUCE A. BUNTAIN
Quality minded business manager ready to join a strong team & work for tangible process improvement and profit.
- Signal Mountain, TN
MARKET: Logging, Sawmill OEM and Complete Sawmill Project Delivery (green field to profitable operation)
INDUSTRY: Production & Manufacturing Operation of Sawmill Equipment
Provide leadership in production areas focused on world class quality, cost savings and predictable deliverables for the sawmill machinery market. Managed a 316% increase in production personnel; through lay off call backs and job/task qualified new hires inside the union contract framework. Initiated a quantitative assessment testing procedure to insure capable and qualified candidates were fully vetted prior to on-boarding into workforce or position changes in bargaining unit. Launched cost and quality initiatives across supply chain that increased product throughput by 100%, slashed costs by 75%, improved repeatability of tolerances & specification, positively impacted tooling life for cast products. Quantified paint procedure to include process testing, procedural targets and material changes that dropped production times by 250% and rework (re-paint & touch up) by 150%. Provided project management support for capital investments to modernize equipment (Yama Seiki lathe), decommissioning of machinery (Mazak & Tracer lathes), update production routings, tools, fixtures, programs and bills of material for project improvements. Launched Preventative Maintenance (PM) program for all existing machinery to address safety, quality and repeatability of tolerance issues. Administered union bargaining unit issues including attendance, discipline, grievances, vacations, overtime and pay classifications