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RssPlant Manager

As a Director, I have multi-site experience internationally direct experience managing in QA/QC with emphasis in consumer electronics and industrial equipment development. I am proven quality leader that has extensive quality supply chain and customer service experience and over 20 years in Quality Assurance. I was trained in SPC by AT&T when Deming was still working at the company and I was allowed to learn Lean in Japan As a ASQ Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (Sensei), I have led turnarounds of failing companies ($40MM loss) using Lean techniques and managed to bring the company to break even in a year. This company then moved forward to triple in sales. I have designed and implemented quality management systems that met specific customer requirements, including military, aerospace, commercial, and automotive. I lived in Spain for eight years and am Bilingual. My teams have provided consistent improvement in revenue and speed to market: Implemented Lean concepts to a supply chain of a $5B company reducing gap stocks and order quantities, saving $100M in the first year. Led corporate effort to become ISO9000, ISO14000 and AS9100 in 3 sites Implemented continuous improvement process using 6 sigma methods and Kaizen teams reducing set-up by 90% in the photolithography area and reducing product variability by 10%. Optimized chemical usage on coating systems (ANOVA) reducing waste by 20% and saving $5M. Led DFSS project for the Aluminum etching system improved throughput by 20% Led group to Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award Initiated VOC to the Partner Relations group to serve the interest of the global supplier base. Participated in testing of development equipment and approval of quality Managed of DFMEA/AFMEA and Risk Management Plan I have attached my resume for your review. Sincerely, Edward Akers

Aircraft Rigging Assembler

Saint Louis, MO

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Manufacturing & Production


Aircraft Rigging Assembler

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Saint Louis, MO