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BRUCE A. BUNTAIN

Quality minded business manager ready to join a strong team & work for tangible process improvement and profit.

Work History

2014-072016-04

Trainer

Mentor & Customer/Market
Quality Assurance Manager (Process Eng., Trainer/ Projects) TUFTORA AUTOMOTIVE CARPET INC. (1 year 10 months) Chattanooga, TN
2013-032014-03

Production Manager

Quality Systems, Supplier Quality Process, Project Management

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

Pattanooga TN

2011-012013-03

Manufacturing Operation Representative

MARKET Production Foundry &
MOUNTAIN CASTINGS (2 years 3 months) Chattanooga, TN & Southeast region Manufacturing Operation Representative and Consulting Services
2008-012010-09

National Sales Manager

KINGSTON COMPANY
National Sales Manager (Business Development, Program Manager) /Div.-Scott Fetzer Company (2 years 9 months) Smithville, TN
2001-102007-02

Manager

BURNER SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, INC
Manager (Sales Engineer; Field Engineer, (6 years 2 month) Chattanooga, TN
2001-102004-01

Global Product Manager

Sourdillion Inc
Global Product Manager (Technical Sales Engineer) (3 years 1 month) Chattanooga, TN
1999-012000-09

Chief of Operations

DANCING BEAR MINERALS, INC
Chief of Operations (1 years 9 months) Birmingham, AL MARKETS: Construction & Housing/Fiberglass & Acrylic polymer product additive operations INDUSTRY: A) Logistics-Industrial, Construction & Housing B) Inorganic Mineral Processing Fiberglass/Acrylic additive Managed all operational requirements to facilitate market penetration. Responsible for process improvement through operational & process standards, capital investment and production project initiatives. Participated in sales operations from start-up, penetration in new markets to mature customer relationships. Managed production system construction and installation start-up to continuing process operation. Authored/implemented quality control programs(KPI's) for suppliers, product processing(Six Sigma), logistics and customer service. Managed logistics scheduling, loading and support of customer order fulfillment, inventory administration of raw materials through finished customer inventory.
1997-121999-01

Construction Project Manager

FIREBRICK ENGINEERS, INC
Construction Project Manager (Account Manager) (1 year 1 month) Chattanooga, TN.
1993-011997-12

Melting Department Superintendent

MUELLER COMPANY
Melting Department Superintendent (Lead Supervisor,Supervisor) (4 years 11 months) Chattanooga, TN. & Decatur, IL MARKET Flow control products for Industry, Construction and Housing INDUSTRY: Ductile, Cast Iron, Brass Foundry Operations Managed high volume, three shift gray iron, ductile and red brass melting process departments. Responsible for a budget exceeding 15 million dollars annually leading 36 hourly & 5 Supervisors. Managed, planned & coordinated all melting and production equipment maintenance projects. Instituted and maintained departmental communication & safety meetings, reports and documents. Authored all requirements for department ISO-9000 certification, statistical process control(six sigma tools) and furnace project history files. Production Melt Supervisor (Process Control Engineer)
1991-011993-01

MARKET Metals/Non-ferrous-Flow
STOCKHAM VALVES AND FITTINGS (2 years 1 month) Birmingham, AL control products for Industry, Construction and Housing INDUSTRY: Brass Foundry, Machining & Assembly Operations Supervised a high volume brass foundry melting department consisting of three shifts of production, maintenance, and cost recovery personnel totaling 20 employees. Applied six sigma statistics to identify process critical variables and efficiency improvement projects from melting through product assembly that doubled through put & lowered per unit cost by 35%

Education

19941998

M.B.A

University of Tennessee
19851990

B.Sc

University of Alabama