15 years of mechanical engineering and project life cycle management experience
US-GA-Peachtree City (will consider relocating)
VP/Director of Engineering, Plant Maintenance & Facilities Management
Proactive Metric Administration Business Process Reengineering Multiple Program Management Design for Manufacturability (DFM) Implementing Cost Conservation Measures Instituting Process Improvements
BS (Mechanical Engineering), VP/Director of Engineering, Plant Maintenance & Facilities Management, with more than 15 years of mechanical engineering and project life cycle management experience that consistently exceeding short/long-term organizational objectives for companies ranging from $50 million to $2.4 billion in annual gross revenues.
Experience encompasses serving as the Director of Engineering & Maintenance for EMD Chemicals, Inc. in Savannah, Georgia, charged with managing 7 direct/16 indirect reports for a 24/7 manufacturing and R&D facility with responsibility for a $4 million operational and an $8 million capital budgets for a chemical manufacturing division that generated $400 million in annual gross revenue. ________________________________________
Entrusted by senior management with implementing processes, training and a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) for EMD Chemicals, Inc. for a 13-person maintenance department, transitioning the maintenance approach from 100% reactive to 80% proactive, while improving the productivity of the team.
Coordinated design and supervised construction of mold and environmental air quality remediation of a 60,000 square foot R&D facility for EMD Chemicals, Inc. that included the replacement of all ventilation systems while utilizing temporary equipment. Construction was completed without any laboratory interruptions for resident research scientists during the duration of the project.
Reduced down-time of conveyor equipment in a 600,000 square foot regional warehouse from 20 hours to less than 1 hour monthly, which proved instrumental in saving an average of $1.9 million in productivity in overtime expenses for McMaster-Carr Supply Co.
Decreased equipment down-time for EMD Chemicals Inc. by 40% in 2 years, while simultaneously reducing annual maintenance expenditures by up to 8% without compromising equipment performance. Consequently, conducted a comprehensive facility upgrade of a maintenance management system to SAP Technology.
As a facilities manager with McMaster-Carr Supply Co. accomplished the following 3 items: 1) Improved internal audit findings from 10 to 15 discrepancies per year to 3 to 5 per year; 2) Optimized processes designed to accommodate the needs of a 20% staff expansion; and 3) Slashed annual maintenance and facilities budget by 25% in 4 years.
Demonstrated 15+ year track record of accomplishments in instituting process improvements, business process reengineering, plant maintenance and facilities management that consistently reduced operational costs while increasing bottom-line profitability.
Key Areas of Competencies
P&L Improvements Conflict Resolution High Standards of Ethics & Integrity Project Leadership by Example Facilitating Interdepartmental Cooperation Forming & Leveraging Vendor Alliances Creating a Shared Engineering & Maintenance Vision Multi-Million-Dollar Budget Management Diplomatic Change Agent for Productivity Improvements Utilizing Benchmark & Best Practice Techniques
Professional Experience & Accomplishments
McMaster-Carr Supply Co., Atlanta, Georgia (Leaving due to limited career opportunities) 2007 to Present (A private, family-owned supplier to industrial and commercial facilities worldwide, specializing in next day delivery of maintenance with more than 3,000 employees and $2 billion in annual gross revenues.
Facilities Manager - Scope of duties consist of managing 6 direct and 19 indirect reports that focused on identifying cost-saving opportunities and implementing efficient process/procedures for the cafeteria, information technologies support and employee wellness departments while ensuring, local, state and federal regulatory compliance.
Created an organizational vision that developed a proactive, customer service/collaborative facilities organization designed to provide an effective work environment for the Atlanta branch sales and warehouse operations. The overall success is evident by the removal of business interruptions with minimal equipment downtime and an increase in measurable productive maintenance work completed over the past 4 years.
As the Facilities Manager, collaborated with environmental and regulatory compliance experts to develop and implement sustainable compliance practices throughout the organization, which proved instrumental in reducing business risk exposure.
EMD Chemicals, Inc., Savannah, Georgia (Relocated to Atlanta, Georgia) 2004 to 2007 (Represents the North American extension of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany with 800 employees and annual sales of $400 million)
Director of Engineering & Maintenance - Primary duties focused on driving all maintenance operations and projects, and implementing strategic plans to optimize productivity output and quality for a $400 million plant.
Charged with identifying technical requirements and managed all engineering design, process development and installation of production areas and equipment necessary to meet GMP Excipient and Kosher requirements of food grade mica based pigments, thereby allowing EMD Chemicals to enter a new specialty pigment market that continues to grow.
Successfully transitioned the production and maintenance teams to a performance metric driven, scheduled maintenance program by utilizing computerized maintenance management systems, providing reliability and trade skills training and cultivating collaborative production schedules supporting maintenance activities. As a result, achieved a 9% reduction of plant headcount while meeting productivity goals.
CH2M Hill-Lockwood Greene, Savannah, Georgia (Left due to management position offered to me) 2000 to 2004 (A professional services firm for industrial engineering and construction with more than 30,000 employees and annual gross revenue of more than $1 billion)
Project Engineer/Lead Mechanical Engineer - Responsibilities included serving as onsite engineering consultant for key clients such as EMD Chemicals. Assessed client needs, technical requirements, and optimized engineering processes to achieve project objectives.
Lead the scale up design from pilot plant to high volume production line, contraction and start up of a new product for a Savannah specialty chemical client to enter a new market quickly and profitably meeting an 11 week design/build schedule and $1.3 million investment that realized an increase in annual revenue of $5.2 million.
Prior 2000 Professional Experience
Northern Trust Retirement Consulting, Atlanta Georgia Officer, Accounting Manager/Process Engineer 1996 to 2000
Lockwood Greene, Atlanta, Georgia Field Process Engineer/Lead Designer 1993 to 1996
ABB Lummus Crest, Houston, Texas Assistant Engineer 1992 to 1993
Education & Certifications
Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, 1992
EIT Certificate No. 17568 Completed Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional Training