14 yrs experience leading technical teams on project development,training, cost reductions and reliability improvements
. Experienced program manager and resourceful self-starter who can plan, implement and manage competing tasks. . Adept at transforming customer needs into well defined solutions. . A natural leader tested in demanding operational environments with 14 years experience leading cross-functional operations, technical and manufacturing teams focused on project development, implementation, training, cost reductions, process compliance and reliability improvements. . Experienced in working within government-regulated industries. Lean Manufacturing * Continuous Improvement * Operational Streamlining Team Leadership * Training * Staff Mentoring * Change Management * Problem Resolution Process Reengineering * Infrastructure Design * Needs Assessment Revenue Growth * Policy/Procedure Development * Compliance * Budgeting Asset/Material Management * Equipment Maintenance * OSHA and Hazardous Materials
Schlosser Forge Company Jun. 08 - Feb. 12 Cucamonga, CA: Front End Manager . Direct responsibility for operational budgets associated with four departments comprised of 182 employees and a combined total of $33M annually. . Re-aligned labor distribution across four departments resulting in an average overtime reduction of 18% while increasing productivity through active staff engagement, mentoring and leadership resulting in a savings of $215k annually. . Streamlined scheduling resulting in 99.4% On-Time-Delivery rate to key customers and increased compliance to financial targets from 91 to 96%.
Maintenance and Facilities Engineering Manager . Responsible for the largest site in the U.S. Rings Division for all Maintenance, Facilities, Purchasing, Environmental and Capital Expenditures for a 17.9 acre facility with 275,000 square feet of manufacturing space and over 200 pieces of capital equipment with annual Capital budget of $6.2M and purchasing budget of $9.8M. . Planned, executed and delivered 41 Capital Improvement Projects for maintenance, equipment reliability improvements, facilities and infrastructure while concurrently, re-structuring the department through three plant leadership team changes. . In coordination with SDG&E and SCE implemented Best Available Control Technologies (BACT) on furnaces reducing emissions and providing an annual savings of $140k; a 10% reduction in overall operational costs for furnaces. . Reduced plant consumables spending through the implementation of centrally controlled inventory and kanban implementation resulting in a cumulative $2.1M savings. . Sourced and implemented an e-solution for plant maintenance providing a data based methodology for improvement reducing breakdown maintenance by 29%.
Wayne-Dalton Corporation Pensacola, FL: Sept. 07 - Jun. 08 Quality Engineer . Reduced scrap $100K and increased process control via sourcing and implementation of automated control systems for manufacturing and color management processes. . Reduced customer complaints by 15.7% on assigned products through NCMR Root Cause Analysis and process improvements. . Trained technicians in error proofing and troubleshooting. Developed control plans, standard work, process control maps and PFMEAs in support of regulatory requirements for four production areas.
Abbott Vascular Inc. Temecula, CA: Mar. 05 - Jun. 07: Senior Business Applications Analyst . Planned, executed and led Herculink Lean Manufacturing Implementation. Managed a cross-functional team including technical training support, operations management and quality engineering. . Championed the plant-wide Lean Initiative by developing curriculum and leading training events during three lean implementations resulting in a 21% increase in throughput and an average manufacturing cycle time reduction of 33%. . Re-designed line layouts and floor plans to accommodate future growth and improve efficiency of manufacture.
Manufacturing Supervisor - Embolic Protection . Planned and executed the implementation of Lean Manufacturing on the Accunet Embolic Protection System production lines increasing product through-put and value added time by 48%. . Fostered a culture of personal accountability and professionalism increasing employee morale and raising Unit Per Person production by 60% in conjunction with process improvements, NCR reductions and cost reduction initiatives. . Developed a Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) for World-Wide 3-in-1 Accunet product launch. Success of 3-in-1 WW launch resulted in key performance success of Endovascular Division for 2005. . Partnered with internal suppliers to identify and correct deficiencies leading to a 15% reduction in lost production time. . Managed and maintained compliance with ISO 13485 regulations. Served as management representative for ISO audits with FDA and KEMA.
United States Marine Corps Captain Camp Pendleton, CA: Jan. 02 - Mar. 05: Aviation Maintenance Department and Materials Manager . Planned, coordinated and executed scheduled and unscheduled maintenance for 20 CH-46E helicopters worth $345 MM. . Worked as liaison with Field Contract Engineering Technical Services leading technical staff in solution development for technical issues with aircraft components, architecture, avionics and capital improvements. . Managed the validation and installation of a $5 MM T58-GE-16 Engine Test Cell supporting the Western U.S. and overseas. . Supervised a diverse team of 145 people. Direct reporting manager for 5 production controllers and 13 supervisors. . Developed and instituted Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) for 2002 Commander Naval Air Forces Inspection. Resulted in ranking as # 1 of 10 West Coast Fleet Replacement Squadrons for maintenance processes and procedures. . Managed 8 separate maintenance programs assessed as "On Track" during all major Quality Assurance Inspections. . Initiated a review of internal procedures to reduce manpower and material costs by identifying alternate supply vendors, resulting in a cost savings in excess of $2MM. . Provided leadership in daily decision-making to minimize inventories, increasing plant throughput by 20%.
Camp Lejeune, NC: Jul. 00 - Dec. 01 Administrative and Personnel Officer . Handpicked from a group of 22 junior officers to assume a senior officer position; identified as a mature, detail oriented leader with superior administrative skills. . Managed and supervised the administration and personnel records for 825 employees while simultaneously supervising and coordinating the transfer of 35 personnel clerks to a consolidated administration facility. . Implemented internal controls preventing record keeping errors, resulting in 45% increase in efficiency. . Managed the employee Performance Evaluation System; processed over 250 personnel evaluations for employee advancement. . Provided counsel to senior naval officers regarding personnel related legal matters and maintained liaison with trial counsel.
Camp Lejeune, NC: May. 98 - Jul. 00 Rifle Company Executive Officer . Selected from a group of 5 junior officers to assume a senior billet; identified as a mature leader capable of peer leadership. . Indirect reporting manager for 160 employees, direct reporting manager for a staff of 4 supervisors and 15 staff employees. . Managed a $4 MM ordnance account maintaining 100% accountability. . Planned, coordinated and executed all company training events; represented the company to all external supporting agencies. . Arranged and supervised logistical and communication support for all company commitments in the U.S. and on foreign soil encompassing over 42 operations in extreme and austere environments.
EDUCATION University of Redlands, MBA in Global Business, Mar. 2012 - May 2014 (expected) University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, Graduate, B.A. History, May 1998