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RssPlant Manager with a successful background in managing multi-million-dollar manufacturing plant operations.

I am looking for an exceptional opportunity for professional growth at the plant management level in a manufacturing environment in Kentucky or Southeast where I can make a positive difference by leading a team to improve manufacturing systems and processes; set a vision of success and apply my skills which I have used to increased profitability and reduced cost for other companies.

Plant Manager

Danville, KY

About Me

Industry:

Manufacturing & Production

Occupation:

Plant Manager

Highlights:

Transforming Danville, Kentucky plant into #1 company-wide; improved productivity 3x by introducing lean manufacturing and Kaizen, and generated 25% gross profit. Doubling annual sales through process improvements and consistently exceptional customer requirement fulfillment.
 

Education level:

Master

Will Relocate:

Yes

Location:

Danville, KY

Work Experiences

9/1999 - 3/2009

Federal Signal Corporation

Manager

  • Oversaw comprehensive operational activities including engineering, quality, safety, maintenance, and production. Managed all key stakeholders, including staff, supervisors, team leaders, and production associates. Improved profit, cost control, and throughput by spearheading lean manufacturing and process improvement initiatives. Complied with safety policies and OSHA requirements by establishing safety and emergency plans. Ensured on-time fulfillment of all production orders by scheduling orders, prioritizing projects, optimizing resources, and monitoring progress. Directed QA and continuous improvement, managed inventory, and maintained critical customer and vendor relationships. Eliminated problems in operations, manufacturing, and maintenance and drove adherence to plant performance goals. Aligned plant operations with corporate objectives. Maintained P&L accountability and created plant business plans.

9/1998 - 9/1999

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS

Manager

  • Ensured outstanding delivery of critical projects by monitoring requirements and scope, managing schedule and budget, and aligning all project activities with key metrics. Facilitated product launches by defining requirements for capital, equipment, processes, and tools. Interfaced with customers throughout development life cycle to garner optimal satisfaction. Contributed to design reviews, created production ramp-up plans, and orchestrated QS9000 and APQP for launch. Delivered high-quality products on-time and on-budget. Supervised up to 8 cross-functional team members.

4/1996 - 5/1998

ALLIEDSIGNAL AUTOMOTIVE

Manager

  • Spearheaded comprehensive product life cycle activities, from requirements definition through launch. Managed budget, schedules, and QS9000 and APQP. Led up to 8 team members.

Education

1984

Master Degree

University of Arkansas

  • Operations Management

1978

Bachelor Degree

Southern Illinois University

  • Industrial Engineering

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