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RssLean Manufacturing / Manufacturing Engineer

I am looking for a job as a lean manufacturing engineer or supplier development engineer. Success happens because of the ability to bring the right ideas to the table and work with cross functional teams to get them implemented. I have a strong track record of doing this. Put simply, I have 24 years of hands-on experience in successfully implementing process improvements, cost reduction, quality assessments, and on-time product launches within manufacturing operations throughout North America and China. GM Purchasing has realized in excess of $ 60 million in savings as a result of my work along with successful product launches. Working with cross functional teams, all layers of management, and suppliers to create “Win-Win” solutions has been a major source of challenge and achievement for me. My success is due to an inherent ability to quickly learn manufacturing processes and effectively communicate strategies for improvement. My lean manufacturing knowledge, aggressive style, and solid communication skills will allow me to make an immediate contribution.

Industrial Engineer

Port Huron, MI

About Me


Engineering & Architecture


Industrial Engineer


• Inherent ability to quickly learn manufacturing processes and effectively communicate strategies for improvement. • Extensive experience in process evaluation at over 50 suppliers. • Seamlessly and successfully solved high pressure problems such as plant shutdowns and supply interruptions. • Built positive and lasting relationships with supply base which fostered the sharing of cost reduction ideas. • Drove the combination of the engineering and quoting groups for a glass supplier resulting in a $ 5.7 million savings. • Have led over 60 lean manufacturing training classes and workshops resulting in process improvements. • Over 24 years of industrial / manufacturing engineering experience evaluating and solving production problems in GM facilities and suppliers manufacturing plants.

Ideal Companies:

Whirlpool, Magna

Education level:


Will Relocate:



Port Huron, MI

Work Experiences

1/2006 - 11/2008

General Motors


  • Responsible for the direction and work allocation of 6 Supplier Development / Supplier Quality engineers

1/2000 - 1/2006

General Motors

Individual Contributor

  • Responsible for the resolution of Tier 1 suppliers cost and quality issues. This was done by visiting the suppliers manufacturing facility and evaluating the production process for cost / quality improvements.

1/1995 - 1/2000

General Motors

Individual Contributor

  • Responsible for the scheduling of Prototype builds for the W-Car / Cadillac XLR programs and the resolution of quality issues for all builds in the Trim and Electrical test areas

6/1985 - 1/1995

General Motors

Individual Contributor

  • Responsible for the establishment of labor standards in GM Stamping / Assembly plants, evaluating plant processes, and creating proposed layouts for new build processes.

8/1982 - 6/1985

Renick, McIntrye, and Associates

Individual Contributor

  • Associate in consulting firm specializing in Information Technology & Staffing.



Bachelor Degree

Western Michigan University

  • Marketing & Finance