Operations/Engineering Executive

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Operations/Engineering Executive
Location Confidential
Willing to Relocate
$150,000 to $300,000

Resume Summary
Operations and Engineering executive with extensive experience in startups, project management, leading teams, and complex projects in the US and abroad. Led teams of up to 1000 people to accomplish extraordinary results.


Operations/Engineering Executive

Project Management International Leadership Strategic Planning
Team Development Operations Management Food/Confectionery

? Led teams to launch new products
? Managed complex projects in the US and abroad
? Set a 27 year Safety Record through a 37% year on year improvement
? Drove 17% improvement in FATR in one year
? Achieved business success through high performing Cross Functional Teams
? Developed $60M Capital Investment Methodology and Plan


Printpack, Incorporated - Atlanta, GA 2007 - present
A $1.4 billion privately held business that manufactures flexible packaging.

Director, Engineering
Led engineering function at Printpack. This includes Capital Project Development and Implementation, Industrial Engineering, Utilities Management, Loss Prevention, and Corporate Machine Shop.

Manager Manufacturing Technology and Facilities Development
Led corporate engineering team responsible for new facilities, production lines and technologies globally.
? Driving commercialization of energy cured (solvent free) inks.
? Building new greenfield factory in Eastern Europe.
? Building a production facility in China

Self Employed - Atlanta, GA 2006-2007
Engineering/business consulting, and residential and multifamily real estate development.
? Developed plan to save a bridge girder company $1.65M annually and generate one time cash of $5.2M through consolidation of operations.

Mars, Incorporated ? McLean, VA 1990 ? 2006
An $18 billion privately held business manufacturing and selling globally recognized snackfood, petcare and food consumer products in 65 countries including M&M?s®, Snickers®, Uncle Ben?s Rice®, and Pedigree®.

Group Project Manager (Tech. Director) - Masterfoods USA, Hackettstown, NJ, 2005-06
Led 3 remotely located segment teams (16 total engineers) executing $20-$30M of capital project activity annually across 6 snackfood and ice cream factories in North America. Managed team to successfully implement projects from assessment through development and implementation of technology to meet product launches and business goals. Partnered with other functions to collaboratively develop capital project proposals to optimize brand financials and conversion costs.
? Developed and implemented a $60M capital appropriations budget that met business needs for growth, efficiency, infrastructure, support, and supply chain improvement.
? Championed use of new technology to double throughput and enhance flexibility on a $20M cocoa bean roasting facility project.
? Initiated development of automated high speed packaging equipment at 30% of the cost of what is commercially available, a key enabler to transforming the supply chain.

Technical Manager - Masterfoods USA, Cleveland, TN, 2002-05
Senior staff member, and stand-in plant manager, for a factory producing 175,000 tons annually of snackfood with sales value of more than $900M. Managed a $20-25M annual capital project budget, engineering staff, site maintenance, continuous improvements, utilities operations, environmental services and safety/environmental departments ($18M annual operating budget, 110 associates, and up to 200 contractors).
? Improved fixed asset turnover ratio from 2.55 to 3.0 in one year.
? Achieved lowest OSHA incident rate ever recorded at site (37% year on year reduction).
? Implemented visual workplace in utilities areas.

Operations Manager - Baked Products - M&M/Mars, Inc., Cleveland, TN, 1999-2002
As senior staff member, managed operations for all North American Twix® production, and shipping and receiving group. (Annual sales value of $200M, 6 managers, 200 associates, and $30M in annual conversion costs).
? Launched Twix® Peanut Butter as supply partner on Twix® Brand Management Team.
? Improved the supply chain to provide freshest Twix product in years.
? Increased productivity 29% on funsize/miniatures line.
Senior Process Engineer - M&M/Mars, Inc., Hackettstown, NJ, 1997-99
Project manager for implementing capital projects across the Northeast region.
? Managed a $16.5M project for M&M?s® to deliver 60% quality improvement and 19% capacity improvement above project goals.
? Led project to develop a unique raw material system, saving >$10M.

Senior Process Engineer - Mars Chocolates e Confeitos, Recife, Brazil, 1996-97
Designed, built, and commissioned process for new sugar line to produce a new product for the Brazilian market. Lived in Brazil as an expatriate.
? Led startup team (managed all aspects of quality, safety, maintenance, and operation) to bring line to full production capability and achieved 75% reduction in cleaning/changeover times versus existing line.

M&M/Mars, Inc., Elizabethtown, PA, 1990-96
Successfully led engineering and operations teams through several engineering, operations, and maintenance roles and achieved promotion to senior level in 3 years.

E.I. Dupont de Nemours Company, Wilmington, DE 1989-1990
Shift Supervisor - Spruance Works, Richmond, VA
Managed a crew of 17 people in a unionized fibers plant producing Nomex®.

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 1989
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Cum laude Dean?s List Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honorary Society

Other Information:
Speak Brazilian Portuguese. Basic competence in Spanish.

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