Wesley M. Stewart is a project management and process improvement specialist. Most recently, he served as a Project Engineer at Bonnell Aluminum's flagship plant in Carthage, TN. He currently holds the project management professional (PMP) credential. Wesley is also a certified ISO 9001:2000 Lead Auditor and in current pursuit of Lean Six Sigma Sensei certification. While at Bonnell Wesley was a member of the organization's Business Optimization Team; an internal think-tank charged with imrpoving the business across functional areas. Work assignments focus on capital utilization, variable cost reduction, process & productivity improvement, process controls, P&L forecasting, manufacturing data collection and integrity and distribution. Wesley was graduated BS in mechanical engineering from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, cum laude, in 2003. He joined Bonnell Aluminum upon graduation. In June, 2007, he accepted an assigment at Bonnell's corporate headquarters executing the company's metal hedging strategy. In Decemeber of 2008, Wesley was graduated Master of Science in Project Management from The George Washington University. In Janurary, 2009, Wesley was trained in the Six Sigma Green Belt methodology and was instrumental in the early adoption of the six sigma culture at the Carthage, TN plant. Prior to joining Bonnell, Stewart spent three summers interning with General Motors; holding a variety of positions including first line supervisor.
Jul 2003 - Present
Process / Project Engineer
The William L. Bonnell Company produces high-quality, soft-alloy aluminum extrusions primarily for building and construction, distribution, transportation, electrical, consumer durables, and machinery and equipment markets. Bonnell’s extruded shapes are used in architectural curtain walls, storefronts, shower enclosures, windows and doors, hurricane protection products, ladders, electrical conductor bars, truck trailers, automotive, and snowmobiles.
May 2002 - Aug 2002
First Line Supervisor
During my internship with General Motors (GM) at the Pontiac East Assembly Plant I served as first line supervisor to the C.A.R.E line. My chief responsibility was to ensure that the assembly process was producing trucks which met all quality goals and standards. Being responsible to both management and workers, I learned invaluable communication skills. By meeting with union representatives to discuss work problems I was able to develop negotation skills. The experiences and skills learned still resonate in my approach to management today.
2006 - 2008
Master of Science in Project Management
The George Washington University - School of Business
GW's Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) program is among the oldest and most reputable specialized degree programs of its kind in the world. With over a decade of educating successful project managers, this unique program blends the study of project management with a grounding in general management principles, and guides students in mastering advanced project management techniques. The innovative curriculum balances practice and theory, developing the skills that professionals need to become effective project managers. The MSPM program is ideal for managers who want to enhance their ability to integrate complex projects, motivate people, and achieve cost-effective results. It is designed to meet the needs of working professionals. Source: The GW School of Business (http://business.gwu.edu/grad/mspm/index.html)
1998 - 2003
Bachelor of Science
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
The North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCAT) school of engineering is consistently perched atop the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) ranking of "Average Minority Graduating Class". Over the years, the school has garnered an industry reputation for graduating quality engineering professionals. The mechanical engineering curriculum is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in materials, physics, and mathematics, with the emphasis gradually shifting toward mechanical engineering courses in the junior and senior years. The program provides students with the knowledge to apply basic skills and sound judgement to develop economical mechanical designs, using materials and energy, into useful products for the benefit of our society and culture. Source: Mechanical and Chemical Engineering Department (http://www.eng.ncat.edu/dept/mcen/index.htm)