Experience in engineering, manufacturing and mining in glass/ceramics, electronics, consumer products, mineral processing, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Lean/Six Sigma leadership delivering safety, quality and efficiency. Background includes turnaround and growth businesses maximizing individual, team, and organizational performance.
BASF, Quincy, FL 2003-2014
Reported to VP Operations/Manufacturing. Managed 11 direct reports with a work force up to 200. Directed multi-site manufacturing, engineering, quality and mining operations. Achieved the business goals consistent with established corporate procedures and federal, state and local regulations. Formulated manufacturing policies and programs (EH&S, LEAN & Six Sigma) that improved business competitive position and profitability. Supported organization stakeholders (Product Management, Sales, Supply Chain) in the formulation of long and short-term planning, goals and objectives.
" Consistently exceeded targeted manufacturing goals and achieved record profitability through cost reductions and LEAN/Six Sigma process improvements.
" Developed and implemented corrective action plans to improve customer satisfaction and first pass product quality to 99.5% and delivered $350 thousand annualized cost reductions. Established and facilitated team to achieve ISO certification and FDA qualification meeting cGMP guidelines and requirements.
" Implemented automation, asset effectiveness and Lean manufacturing projects delivering productivity improvements of 14.8% packaging rate increase, 22% OT reduction and staffing reduction. Employed value stream mapping yielding 9.6% operating costs reductions.
" Achieved 72% reduction in environmental, health and safety citations and 60% recordable incident case rate reduction through behavioral-based safety initiative. Revised Process Safety Management (PSM) and Mechanical Integrity (MI) policies and procedures to reduce operating risks and equipment reliability.
" Managed multi-year collective bargaining agreements that reinforced management rights and drove workforce cultural change and performance improvements.
" Developed and implemented strategic outsourcing plan yielding $475 thousand cost reduction, increased workforce flexibility and improved operational reliability, productivity and efficiency.
CORNING INC., Corning, NY 1999-2002
Director Manufacturing Effectiveness (2000-2002)
Reported to VP Manufacturing. Led Manufacturing Effectiveness Program for quality, process control, EH&S, and performance management deploying Six Sigma and LEAN training principles for 20 plants worldwide.
" Improved manufacturing margins by 5% through improved efficiency and $30 Million per year in cost reduction initiatives for sites in the United States, Germany, Wales, Mexico, South America, India, Japan and China.
" Drove manufacturing improvements using Lean Manufacturing principles, Six Sigma methodology and process control/discipline across the 20 plants.
Manager, Group Engineering Telecommunications (1999-2000)
Managed five direct reports of a 75 member Division Engineering organization for designing and deploying optical fiber process equipment, international technology transfer and core technology ownership management.
" Developed teams for concurrent fast-paced capital expansion projects for North America, Europe and Asia.
" Doubled manufacturing capacity directing over 150 engineers, technicians and contractors to design, build and install $200 million in equipment and deliver process solutions for new product implementation.
CORNING INCORPORATED POSITIONS PRIOR TO 1999
Technology Development Manager - Provided manufacturing strategy for R&D to commercialize telecommunications network devices.
Manager, Manufacturing Control Systems - Managed 65 engineers and technicians developing machine, motion and process controls, instrumentation and information systems for manufacturing.
Manager, Control Systems Engineering - Directed 25-member group designing and implementing integrated process control systems for multi-million dollar expansions of domestic & international manufacturing facilities.
Supervisor and Digital Systems Engineer - 14-member group developing controls systems for Telecommunications, Advanced Display & Consumer Products in Europe, Australia & South America.
MS/MBA, Management of Technology, 1998
Alfred P. Sloan School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
BS, Electrical Engineering, Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Manufacturers Association of Florida, VP Workforce & Education & Board of Directors
Florida Advanced Technical Education, National Visiting Committee Member
Capital Region Manufacturers, Chairperson
Startup Quest, IntriX LLC - Chief Technology Officer
Gadsden Community Health Council, Treasurer & Board of Directors
CareerSource Capital Region, Board of Directors
Phi Beta Sigma - Beta Lambda Sigma Chapter, 2nd Vice President