ENGINEERING MANAGER: MANUFACTURING AND OPERATIONS
Guiding Manufacturing Process Development and Improvement through Rapid Change
Analytical Manufacturing Engineer with deep experience guiding process development and innovation for the automotive supply chain industry. Detail-Oriented Engineering Manager with the ability to solve complex issues with process improvement initiatives that maximize quality, throughput, and bottom line profitability. Fluent in Spanish.
* New Process Implementation: Guiding process improvement with a "whole picture perspective" to see change as it happens.
* Change Management: Launching new site development, acquisition integration, and site moves from the United States to Mexico.
* Engineering Leadership: Providing engineering support in commissioning equipment and validating new processes. Updating legacy equipment to meet new project demands.
* Technical Resource and Advisor: Leading cross-functional teams in developing solutions for complex production issues. Serving as advisor to leadership and point of contact for customers.
* UAW Workforce Experience: Early experience includes leadership of UAW skilled-trades workers.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
* Bosch Production Systems
* Akebono Production Systems
* Electrical Controls
* CNC Controls
* Workforce Utilization
* Process Design
* Continuous Improvement
* Lean Manufacturing Strategies
* Due Diligence
* Cost Analysis
Automotive Component Manufacturer Mexico and U.S.
2010 - Present
Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Mexico Plant Plant (2013 - Present)
Senior Project Engineer (2010 - 2013)
Retained after acquisition of Multinational Engineering and Electronics Company by Automotive Component Manufacturer to steer seamless integration of major projects, including further site development, process design, and plant layout strategy for new $100M plant development project in Mexico. Point of contact and liaison for clients (including American Axle and GM) to ensure continuity of project workflow.
Direct team of 10 (5 engineers, 5 technicians) in the final stages of manufacturing process implementation, including machining, assembly, plating, and friction engineering. Lead facility maintenance and technical support teams (PM, ERP, MRO, supply chain, and tooling). Monitor resource allocation for $40M capital spend. Launched first production line in January 2014.
Continuous Process Improvement
* Transitioned wheel cylinder project for GM900 drum brake project with no quality or workflow issues.
* Collaborate with global Engineering executives to develop policy and lead process implementation and continuous improvement for new brake manufacturing site.
* Led $3M revitalization project that updated and repurposed legacy equipment into the new North American operations framework.
New Site Launch
* Developed CAD plant layout to establish equipment and material flow and planned manufacturing processes to support product lines for Nissan, Mazda and GM.
* Leading recruitment efforts to build team from 5 to 15 within the first 2 years of operation, to support rapid growth projections (~$90M by 2018 and >$200M by 2022).
* Forged collaborative partnerships with U.S. Engineering Managers to establish best practices, and develop process implementation standards.
* Collaborated on the Mexico plant team to review financials for site development. Participated in feasibility studies to determine capital needs and develop budget for construction.
* Researched vendors and secured contracts with multiple suppliers in Mexico for capital purchases and to develop a reliable supply chain in the region.
Multinational Engineering and Electronics Company Mexico and U.S.
1996 - 2009
Manager of Operations and Engineering, Saltillo, Mexico (2007 - 2009)
Manager of Manufacturing Engineering, San Luis Potosi, Mexico (2004 - 2007)
Manager of Manufacturing Engineering, South Carolina (2001 - 2004)
Manufacturing Engineering/Controls Engineering, South Carolina (1996 - 2001)
Guided lean manufacturing design and continuous process improvement initiatives that increased productivity, material flow, and bottom line revenue growth for U.S. and Mexico plants. Launched new platforms, developed processes, and updated legacy lines with 6-15 direct reports across engineering, technical, production, and maintenance.
* Member of due diligence team to evaluate a site in Mexico as the new site for the Companys new brake manufacturing facility, an anticipated $200M+ production facility. Led merger of legacy processes and 500+ staff into Company infrastructure.
* Managed move of $100M U.S. plant to Mexico. Led equipment, process, and resource transfer to new production facility. Recruited and on-boarded new staff.
Lean Manufacturing Design
* Launched 2 new platforms (GMC 900 Drum Brake, Ford P415 DIH Park Brake), which combined achieved $45M in new revenue.
* Championed in-house manufacturing and designed process for wheel cylinders and anchor plate lines, which generated >$6M in savings, and substantially improved both profit margin and product quality.
* Developed and launched 6-second drum brake assembly line, a first-of-its-kind process improvement initiative that reduced manufacturing process layout by 30% and reduced headcount requirements by 30%.
EARLY CAREER: Includes Plant Engineer; Controls Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Engineering Co-op, and UAW Skilled Tradesman (Maintenance Engineer) in the automotive sector.
B.S., Electronic Engineering, University of Dayton, Dayton Ohio, 1989