Gerard D

Program Manager


Department Manager


Simpsonville, SC

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With over 35 years of experience in the conveyor, material handling, manufacturing facility engineering and construction industry I am an extremely valuable asset for any organization desiring to improve their capabilities. Thriving in a fast paced, high profile, multi-million dollar environment with excellent verbal and written communication skills I am also skilled in ameliorating difficult, problem riddled projects and have been requested by customers on multiple occasions to restore them to success. I have been intimately involved in all aspects of program management including mentoring and development of high potential personnel, maximizing sales and program growth, and complete contract administration in all program phases from concept development through post-launch support. Projects have entailed the study, layout, design, installation, launch, and support of complete automotive and large truck assembly plant sites, tire manufacturing facilities, powertrain plants, body shops, paint shops, assembly shops, storage and retrieval systems, and other various manufacturing facilities. Scopes of work have ranged from implementation of complete green field sites to re-tooling for production rate adjustments and model change-overs at brown field sites at local, national, and international locations. Although primarily involved in large scale programs, I am equally adept and experienced in the management of small scale, low volume, and highly manual manufacturing facilities.




Many successful launches including the following major multi-million dollar programs at these manufacturing facilities: Tweel Program Michelin Americas Research Corp. MARC Facility, Greenville, South Carolina GST Tire Build Machine Program Michelin Americas Research Corp. MARC Facility, Greenville, South Carolina New Paint Shop Program Gallagher-Kaiser Corp. GM Fairfax Assembly Plant, Fairfax, Kansas KL Program Chrysler Group LLC Toledo Assembly Complex, Toledo, Ohio BK Program Chrysler Group LLC Venezuela Assembly Plant, Valencia, Venezuela IAF Engine Program General Motors Powertrain Tonawanda Engine Plant, Buffalo, New York WK and WD Programs Chrysler Group LLC Jefferson North Assembly Plant, Detroit, Michigan LAF Program General Motors Powertrain Spring Hill Engine Plant, Spring Hill, Tennessee PM and MK Programs Chrysler LLC Belvidere Assembly Plant, Belvidere, Wisconsin PTV Program Daimler Trucks North America Large Truck Assembly Plant, Saltillo, Mexico RS and RT Programs Chrysler LLC St. Louis South Assembly Plant, St. Louis, Missouri WK and XK Programs DaimlerChrysler Corp. Jefferson North Assembly Plant, Detroit, Michigan HB Program DaimlerChrysler Corp. Newark Assembly Plant, Newark, Delaware KJ Program DaimlerChrysler Corp. Toledo North Assembly Plant, Toledo, Ohio Common Process Plant Development General Motors Corp. North American Operations, Warren, Michigan GMX130 Program General Motors Corp. Lansing Assembly Division, Lansing, Michigan Park Avenue and S5S Programs General Motors Corp. Hamtramck Assembly Center, Hamtramck, Michigan AN Program Chrysler Corp. Warren Truck Assembly Plant, Warren, Michigan NS Program Chrysler Corp. St. Louis South Assembly Plant, St. Louis, Missouri CLT Program Ford Motor Co. Kentucky Truck Assembly Plant, Louisville, Kentucky PN Program Ford Motor Co. Norfolk Assembly Plant, Norfolk, Virginia Through providing input, expertise and program management these and other smaller operations improved their production capabilities and helped them rise to be leaders in their respective industries: TPDW Program Albany Engineered Composites, Inc. Rochester, New Hampshire Auto Park-It Program Dasher/Lawless Inc. Los Angeles, California New Production Facility Solaris Global Energy Limited Christ Church, Barbados




With extensive experience and knowledge of program management within the manufacturing environment the following programs and standards were developed: 8 Phase Project Management Standards Automated Estimating Guide and Program Corporate Safety Program “Visual Station” Station Readiness Program Capable of developing and providing the tools required ensuring that program goals are met. Previous “Concept through Commission” programs have included the following disciplines and skill sets: Development of Proposals and Quotations Complete Contract Administration Overall Project Coordination acting as the liaison between customer and contractors On-site Sales and Customer Change Order Management Management of Project Staff of up to 50 engineers. Estimating, Investment Analysis, and Project Cost Control Communications and Negotiations on all levels from Contractor’s Tradesmen to Principal Officers of Large Corporations Research, Benchmarking and Evaluation of New Manufacturing and Conveyance Technologies Develop and Engineer complete Site Plans and Production Facilities from Concept through Construction Macro and Micro Level Project Timing Schedule Development, Enforcement of Schedule Adherence, and Recovery Plan Implementation System Validation and Optimization through Simulation and Emulation Utility Loading and Consumption Study and Analysis Perform Health Assessments of Existing Equipment Equipment Installation Phasing and Migration Planning Bill of Process and Process Scroll Development Bid Package and Specification Development, Release, Evaluation, Supplier Selection, Contract Award and Contract Management Tracking of OEM Equipment Design and Fabrication to Meet Production Intent Engineering Drawing Review, Approval, and Specification Adherence Work Cell Station Layout, Arrangement, Optimization, and Station Readiness Demolition Management including Existing Equipment Disposal and Asset Reutilization Projects Construction Management Safety Program Development, Initiation, Management, and Audits Installation Management of Process Equipment, Conveyors, and Overall Facilities Skilled Trades Coordination, Manpower Projections, and Work Assignments Launch and Commissioning Management including Throughput Analysis, Downtime Analysis, and Quality Control