A highly motivated individual with extensive experience in manufacturing and manufacturing management is interested in employment opportunities within a growth-oriented company that provides continuing professional and career development. A very diverse background working in both union and non-union environments have provided the experience and background to develop a holistic understanding of effective inter-relationships among the various disciplines and departments of a successful organization and an ability to influence, motivate and lead associates and subordinates in the attainment of goals and challenges. Areas of experience include:
Feb., ••••• – Jan., ••••• Schrader International, Inc. ••••• Frazier Road Altavista, VA ••••• Phone: (•••••) •••••
••••• Programs and Training Manager The position of Programs and Training Manager was charged with multiple responsibilities including policy and procedural development for various management systems, new product launches, professional development and employee training in support of change-management initiatives. Accomplishments included: • Developed and implemented the site’s Business Continuation / Risk Assessment Program. • Compiled and implemented the site’s environmental management system achieving registration under ISO ••••• At the time employment concluded an update of the environmental management system was nearing completion for integration with and joint-registration under the ISO ••••• Occupational Health and Safety standard. • Developed policy and procedural documentation in support of the Customs and Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program. • Program manager for the successful launch of new product introductions in both the automotive OE and Aftermarket sectors. • Responsible for all training including support and facilitation of lean manufacturing and other process improvement initiatives.
••••• – ••••• Manufacturing Manager This position was responsible for oversight of one distribution and two manufacturing business units supplying fluid control valves and valve components to a diverse customer base of industrial as well as both OE and Aftermarket automotive accounts. Responsibilities included: • P&L accountability – annual gross sales of $•••••mm • Process improvement and cost reduction initiatives • Quality Assurance and Customer Satisfaction • Materials management
••••• - ••••• Director, Total Quality Management Utilizing a staff of seven direct reports, this position was responsible for: product quality; reliability and R&D testing and reporting; supplier auditing; internal auditing; internal consulting and training related to continuous improvement and the maintenance of the management systems; and, various special assignments encompassing the Bicycle, Riding Mower, Walk-behind Mower, and Snow Thrower Business Units. • Responsible for developing and maintaining the management systems documentation and leading the different business units through registration under both ISO ••••• and ISO ••••• • Managed through a significant product recall caused by a supplier’s failure to follow established supplier quality requirements. • Participated in the startup of three joint-venture operations in China and continue to maintain a current U.S. passport.
••••• - ••••• Manager, Training and Organizational Development As a member of the Corporate Human Resources Team, responsibilities and accomplishments included: • Instrumental in the formation of and functioned as facilitator to Site Joint Steering Committee overseeing implementation of Total Quality Management initiatives and integration of high-performing teams. Organized and trained a nine-person organizational development department responsible for implementing and facilitating high-performing work teams across the site. • Coordination of all site training needs including: high-performing teams; leadership skills; quality and process improvement; skilled trades; computer systems and software; environmental, health and safety; basic skills, GED, vocational, and collegiate. • Coordinated definition of Related Training and Work Processes for the Joint Apprenticeship Agreement resulting in registration of five classifications with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.
Aug., ••••• – Nov., ••••• General Electric Company, Major Appliances Division ••••• Industrial Park Road Columbia, Tennessee •••••
Career experiences included a variety of positions at both an air conditioner assembly facility and a compressor manufacturing facility. These positions included: Training and Organization Development, Production Manager - 2nd/3rd Shift Operations, and others. Significant responsibilities and accomplishments were: • Production Manager for 2nd and 3rd Shift Operations during conversion from a •••••frame rotary compressor to a new •••••frame high-technology design. Responsible for overseeing the activities of five production supervisors working with computer-integrated automated machining and metalworking processes, utilizing precision electronic gauging equipment, and a variety of synchronous and robotic assembly cells. • Also experienced in injection molding, materials management, and coordination of maintenance and tool and die functions. • Facilitated and supported change-management efforts resulting in the elimination of one layer of management within the facilities. • Administration of professional development and employee training and education. • Developed a comprehensive quality training program consisting of modules in math, print reading, precision measurement, electronic gauging, SPC, and applications of the factory information system which were articulated for college credit and accredited with Columbia State Community College and Middle Tennessee State University.
EDUCATION B.A., Management and Human Relations, cum laude, Trevecca Nazarene University, December, ••••• A.A.S., General Technology, cum laude, Columbia State Community College, May •••••
MEMBERSHIPS Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), voting member for Murray, Inc., ••••• - ••••• American Society for Training and Development, ••••• - ••••• American Society for Quality, ••••• - ••••• Society of Human Resource Management, Professional Membership, ••••• – •••••
CERTIFICATIONS / TRAINING IRCA ISO ••••• Lead Auditor, SGS Yarsley International Certification Services, Ltd. Successfully completed the written examination and continuous assessment for ISO •••••, February, ••••• IRCA ISO ••••• Lead Auditor, SGS Yarsley International Certification Services, Ltd. Successfully completed the written examination and continuous assessment for ISO •••••, October, •••••