Edward B

Strong Professional Leader


General Manager


Alpharetta, GA

Education Level:


Will Relocate:



Seasoned professional ibn many diverse businesses/processes. Has demonstrated the ability to adapt easily and succeed by possessing a sparkling personality, a desire to win and the aggressiveness to get teams to perform by being successful.


CollapseWork Experience


Echostar Satellit L.L.C. (Confidential) 4/2005 - 10/2007



Empire State College @ S.U.N.Y. Business Management 1992 Associate Degree



EDWARD J. BUFANO 2325 Smokehouse Path (770) 978-7445 home Lawrenceville, Georgia 30044 (678) 314-3973 cell OBJECTIVE To obtain a senior management position utilizing my participative and results- oriented management style to obtain success -- production goals within budget, development of supervisory staff, an environment for success within the management of team, continuous improvement labor efficiency, and strategic initiatives for growth. SUMMARY Over 15 years of experience in progressive managerial work in production and manufacturing. Extensive experience in operations with a career of proven results in productivity, efficiency, and quality. Expert motivator of subordinates with seasoned knowledge of recruitment and retention. Proficient coordinator of sales, purchasing, logistics, and production. Excellent communication skills presentation, interpersonal, and written. Strong knowledge of capacity planning, cost and inventory control, and lean manufacturing. Hands-on manager, experienced in capital projects and budgets. Track record for resourcefulness, innovation, and product/ process development. Advanced computer skills in ERP systems, Auto CAD, MS Office and the proven ability to analyze data in Excel. EXPERIENCE ECHOSTAR (DISH NETWORK) -- Suwanee, Georgia 2005 to present General Manager Responsible for total manufacturing and warehousing operations of 350 employees and 12 head management staff in a high-volume satellite television set top box refurbishing plant. Managed plant operations in a way that maximized output, controlled costs, and obtained the highest quality while keeping a strong focus on labor and product safety. Doubled efficiency in cosmetic repair operation by reducing 4 person lines to 2 person lines. Set production records for the site history for both receiving and production volume in a single day, week, and month. Developed promote from within supervisory job track through mentorship which improved morale and teamwork throughout facility. Utilized historical data and root cause/corrective action analysis to resolve workflow issues and to improve consistency of quality and production volume. MASTERACK (LEGGET & PLATT) Atlanta, Georgia 2005 -- 2000 Manufacturing Plant Manager Responsible for production of shears, coil presses, press brakes, turret presses, single-resistance welding, MIG and TIG welding, and epoxy paint line coating for major supplier of automotive parts. Improved profit margin from 9% to 31% on product line transferred into the plant. Obtained ISO/QS9000 registration and passed two successive surveillance audits with no findings. Increased product flow by 33% by initiating computerized WIP inventory system. Generated additional $1.3 million in sales by expanding customer base through marketing of plant operations. Production Control Manager Responsible for control of inventory for manufacturing site of automotive parts. Reduced inventory from $17 million to $10.8 million in 6 months. Initiated electronic buy card system to shorten ordering cycle to 7 days in the purchase of raw materials/components. Developed manpower capacity program using operation data within the inventory control system, which aided manufacturing in planning manpower adjustments. Established planner/business group relationship to improve customer service and on-time delivery from 79% to 98%. NCH CORPORATION Atlanta, Georgia 1999 -- 2000 Senior Manufacturing Environmentalist Held senior sales management position within large manufacturer of waste stream reduction materials. Earned the Premier Award for developing the most number of new accounts among all other sales representatives. Surpassed previous sales records for new product lines. MORGAN PRODUCTS Atlanta, Georgia 1999 -- 1997 Branch Manager Held regional sales management position within large manufacturer of building, spa, and recreational products. Achieved highest sales receipts recorded in branch history. Managed branch to fiscal profitability within 3 months. OUR WAY Tucker, Georgia 1999 -- 1992 Manufacturing Manager Responsible for total manufacturing process for large remanufacturer of air conditioning systems. Improved plant productivity from 75% to 90%. Reduced overtime costs by 75% saving $250,000 annually. Improved audited quality rating from 82% to 92%. Project manager for ISO9002 registration. LEROY INDUSTRIES Leroy, New York 1992 -- 1990 Manufacturing Superintendent Held manufacturing management position within a manufacturer of automotive precision machine spindles and shafts. Directly responsible for P&L statement and oversaw a return to profitability within 18 months from a loss of $6 million to a profit of $2 million. Reduced inspector workforce by 50% and installed S.P.C. on shop floor. Reduced tooling costs by 50% by initiating tool changes and preset tooling. EDUCATION EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE AT THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK Saratoga Springs, New York A.A.S., Business Management

Companies I like:

General Motors, Ford, Echostar, AT&T,


CollapseJob Skills





responsibility to siginificantly improve processes to turn bottom- line performance around quickly. Having vision of changes necessary to improve Quality of organization's perfomance, while building a strong team that believed in themselves and therefore felt that their potential was limitless. Lead the management team to "think outside of the box" to solve problems. Showed team how to verify and confirm findings when trying to solve problems.