James L

Quality Assurance Professional


Production Manager


High Point, NC

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Leadership, strategic planning, quality assurance, marketing, and business development skills are inherent traits that are fine-tuned through hands-on experience. For the past eighteen years, I have been using my business talents to help world-class manufacturing companies grow their overall sales and increase the bottom line. As you will notice in the enclosed resume, I have an extensive business development, marketing, and quality assurance background. My technical skills are far-reaching in precision, metal stampings primarily for sales to automotive tier one and two clients. I am also fluent in the disciplines of QS-9000 (TS 16949). Some of my greatest achievements involve working with internal and external customers on the APQP process, developing D/P FMEA's resulting in dynamic control plans and effectively implementing process driven controls to efficiently drive low cost mistake free operational objectives. My diverse and robust business knowledge has helped me develop strong skills in verbal communications, presentations, meeting planning, cost reductions, and project management. Should you have a current or emerging need for a proven contributor to your management team, I would appreciate your serious consideration of my qualifications. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss how my skills would benefit your organization. You can reach me to schedule a personal interview by calling anytime or by e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely,


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(Confidential) (Confidential) 7/2005 - Present



Southeast Mo State Industrial 1990 Bachelor Degree



7/2005 - Present Takata Restraint Systems Inc. Greensboro, NC: Advanced Supplier Quality Control Engineer Managed and coordinated strategic suppliers during the start up and launch phase of TS-16949 registered, critical automotive safety systems. Actively participated in pre-launch through start of production activities with key metal part suppliers. Tracked day to day completion of production tooling, gauging, and error proofing systems and facility readiness. Responsibilities included approval and tracking of the PPAP through on site verification of production quality systems and the run at rate. 1/2003 1/2005 K&K Stamping Saint Clair Shores, MI Industry: Quality Supervisor / Account Manager Actively managed the day to day quality assurance activities for this precision metal stamper. Developed close Customer relationships with tier 2 and 3 automotive suppliers. Worked with Engineering and Production departments on corrective actions and team oriented problem solving. Managed and participated in APQP activities including developing Process FMEA's and Control Plans. 1/1998 - 10/2002 De-Sta-Co Manufacturing Troy, MI Industry: Business Development Manager Worked closely with our Customers advanced engineering groups and their purchasing agents to solidify relationships and to ensure future growth opportunities are recognized for all parties involved. Actively participated in high level meetings between all levels of the organization to find working solutions that best meets our companies current needs. Assisted internal cost estimating personnel with technical solutions to manufacturing opportunities and transferring this knowledge through to our Customer base. I would describe this job situation as an expert liaison of quality, manufacturing, and sales between my internal and external customers. 1/1996 - 1/1998 De-Sta-Co Manufacturing Troy, MI Industry: Corporate QS 9000 Management Representative Initiated, launched, organized, controlled, executed and completed the registration of 4 precision stamping plants to IS0 9002/QS9000. This project involved working with every layer of the company from the President to the hourly work staff, both unionized and non-union labor. Also in 1998 acted as internal QS 9000 consultant and achieved 2 additional site registrations, for a sister company, which produces aluminum tube assemblies. All QS 9000 registrations programs were completed on time and on budget. 1/1992 - 1/1996 De-Sta-Co Manufacturing Troy, MI Industry: Corporate Quality Assurance Manager Reported directly to the President of a $30 million/yr. automotive precision stamping company. Actively reduced part per million quality rejects to the lowest in the companies history. Organized, executed and controlled many quality programs ranging from setting up a PPAP system to launching advanced SPC, FMEA and APQP systems. 1/1991 - 1/1992 De-Sta-Co Manufacturing Troy, MI Industry: Corporate Quality Control Technician Implemented and performed quality control initiatives, technical procedure writing, training programs for hourly and salary employees in various quality-related sciences. 1/1989 - 1/1991 De-Sta-Co Manufacturing Arden, NC Industry: Quality Control Technician Performed various job functions in a precision metal stamping operation, whose Customer base are primarily OEM Automotive companies. Job functions included inspection and layout, SPC charting, scrap reduction efforts, continuous improvement and cost cutting programs. Education: 12/2007 SigmaTek Six Sigma Black Belt 12/1990 Southeast Missouri State University; Cape Girardeau, MO Bachelor's Degree Bachelor of Science General Studies Major: Industrial Technology Minor: Marketing

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Quality Assurance Professional

7/2005 - Present Takata Restraint Systems Inc. Greensboro, NC: Advanced Supplier Quality Control Engineer Managed and coordinated strategic supplie...