Insightful and responsive professional manager with a proven record of success implementing continuous improvement techniques resulting in efficiency improvements of •••••%, productivity increase of •••••% and customer delivery increase to •••••%. Innovative and process oriented problem solver who thrives on challenges. Introduced SPC process improvements, established Vendor certification and Production Material usage programs. Confident, bright and pragmatic team builder.
Operations Manager, Mid-South Milling ••••• to present
Total responsibility for multiple protein blending operations (production, quality, safety and environmental) along with Trucking Division and P&L control. Direct oversight for engineering, human resources, regulatory agencies (FDA,USDA,EPA,OSHA) and transportation.
&#•••••; Streamlined labor force by •••••%
&#•••••; Facilitated safety program introduction
&#•••••; Introduced SPC to processing operations
&#•••••; Implemented driver training and communication programs
&#•••••; Organized truck storage increasing usable space by •••••%
Consultant, Independent •••••
Provide techniques and services for food manufacturing companies to continuously improve Quality, lower costs, reduce waste and increase customer satisfaction. Act as change agent for process improvements and operating efficiencies.
General Manager, Kelly Foods Corp.
Berlin, MD ••••• to •••••
Directly responsible for all Production, Quality, Procurement, Warehousing, Maintenance,
Labor Relations, Regulatory, Waste Water, Engineering and Human Resources for a Pet Food
Manufacturer. Products include Dry bagged and semi-moist treat products distributed both nationally and inter-nationally.
&#•••••; Increased daily production by over •••••% utilizing process system tools and ERP scheduling.
&#•••••; Implemented finished product tracking system to meet one up one down standard
&#•••••; Implemented MRP and condiment rotation programs to reduce ingredient spoilage
&#•••••; Implemented SPCs to standardize process, improve quality and reduce wastes.
&#•••••; Coordinated Environmental and Regulatory issues with DNR
&#•••••; Set-up Vender Certification programs to meet formula specifications
&#•••••; Combined GMP and capital spending programs to meet FDA standards
&#•••••; Championed and trained sanitation crew in Lean Manufacturing 5S program.
&#•••••; Instituted new product development from design to process to package to shelf plan
&#•••••; Project Manager for production expansion project including building, equipment and warehouse.
&#•••••; Six Sigma tool utilization to increase packaging productivity and decrease load/unload times.
General Operations Manager, Chenango Valley Pet Foods
Sherburne, NY••••• ••••• to •••••
Oversee all Production, Quality, Maintenance, Purchasing, Trafficking, P&L and Employee training
for a premier contract pet food manufacturer with multiple facilities. Dry batch systems for
over ••••• formulas and •••••+ SKUS.
&#•••••; Designed Process Teams and reduced man-hours per pound by over •••••%
&#•••••; Implemented operating guidelines and GMPs to allow exporting of product.
&#•••••; Instituted Package specifications to reduce shipping damage and decrease inventory.
&#•••••; Designed and presented first capital spending program to Board of Directors.
&#•••••; Implemented monthly Material variance reporting for inventory control.
&#•••••; Championed and trained sanitation crew in Lean Manufacturing 5S program
&#•••••; Installed QIP program to ingredient receiving of raw materials.
&#•••••; Designed protocols and SOPs for each position, Safety program, HACCP plan and Environmental program.
&#•••••; Implemented and trained staff in Management Succession Plan.
&#•••••; Set up sales order to production batch system by ERP module.
&#•••••; Introduced TPM program for operator accountability and reduce premium maintenance time.
Plant Manager, Doane Pet Care Company
Manassas, VA Plant ••••• to ••••••••••
Responsibilities include the Manufacturing, Quality, and Procurement of raw materials, Maintenance, Financial, Labor Relations, Safety and Distribution of dry bagged pet food to the private label market. Manufactured and processed over ••••• batched formulas, which were ground and extruded averaging ••••• tons per day. Distribution of ••••• skus occurred on site with Direct Store Delivery to over ••••• stores on the east coast. Network of finished goods distributed to grocery stores, warehouses, and department stores such as Wal-Mart, Sams, Food Lion and Ahold. Had total responsibility for the P&L along with all capital spending for a three shift, •••••employee plant.
&#•••••; Successfully introduced over ••••• skus that was transferred from another manufacturing location.
&#•••••; Implemented team building, and Total Quality Management resulting in •••••% increase in efficiency and a •••••% decrease in customer complaints.
&#•••••; Managed co-packed customers from concept to final packaged
&#•••••; Established sanitation and GMP programs resulting in excellent ratings from outside auditors such as AIB, Silliker and Technical Directions.
&#•••••; Facilitator to introduce Getting Results Through People (GRTP).
&#•••••; Project Manager to expand warehouse operations by thirty thousand square feet.
&#•••••; Implemented an annual safety program resulting in OSHA reporting below the industry average and two consecutive years without a lost time accident.
&#•••••; Established local ingredient vendor contracts to reduce costs.
&#•••••; Instituted employee rotation schedules subsequently reducing overtime by •••••% during peak periods of seven days a week in operation.
&#•••••; Generated BOMs and purchase order payment via SAP,ERP
&#•••••; Project team member converting combined companies to Great Plains ERP system.
Manager Dry Operations, Carnation Co.
St. Joseph, MO. Plant ••••• ••••• to •••••
Total responsibility for the production, packaging, quality control, maintenance and labor relations for
a ••••• ton/day dry pet food and •••••,••••• case/day canned pet food. Set-up capital expenditures, budgets and
financial reports for the department of ••••• employee operation.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
M.B.A. North West Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri
Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry University of Pittsburgh•••••
&#•••••; Processing Systems Operations & Aseptic Procedures, Ohio State University
&#•••••; Good Manufacturing Practices, Lauhoff Grain Company
&#•••••; Statistical Process Controls, International Loss Control Institute
&#•••••; A.I.B. Sanitation Auditor
&#•••••; AM&T Lean Manufacturing
&#•••••; In house SAP,ERP by Great Plains (Doane Petcare)
&#•••••; DSD,JIT and Lane Utilization Programs Initialized for Wal-Mart products
&#•••••; Quality Circle Facilitator Training: Dr. Deming twelve steps
&#•••••; GRTP Facilitator training: Mary Kaye Whitaker