Cell Coordinator01/2012 to CurrentSmith & WessonSpringfield, Massachusetts
Production Supervisor01/2011 to 01/2012Silgan PlasticsDeep River, Connecticut
Shipping Supervisor07/2009 to 09/2010C&S Wholesale Distribution CenterWindsor Locks, Connecticut
Production Manager03/2007 to 07/2009Amgraph Packaging IncVersailles, Connecticut
Manager11/1999 to 01/2007United States Air Force, Seymour Johnson Air Force BaseGoldsboro Aviano, Italy, N.C.
six Team Leaders/Supervisors and 101 employees in seven separate departments; direct all work activities and ensure policies and procedures are followed while providing employee coaching and development and making all operational decisions (Smith & Wesson) Direct supervisor for 16 person team; responsible for praise, discipline, and review of team members (Silgan) Developed 27 team members; reduced absenteeism (34%) along with injuries (44%) going from 3rd to last in both categories prior to my supervision to top team overall; dramatic turnaround praised by General Manager (C&S) Directly managed 11 team members in Extrusion department and indirectly supervised 50+ employees when covering off shift supervisory position; leadership and managerial skills directly lead to an increase in production by 29% and decrease employee absenteeism by 25% over two year span (Amgraph) Directly supervised 14 Airmen (38 indirectly) while stationed at two bases in seven years; responsible for training, motivating, disciplining, and mentoring them and helping develop and maximize their potential Confidently lead 17 airmen while acting "Shop Chief" of Munitions Storage Element during Operation Iraqi Freedom; position requires E-7 rank, two pay grades above grade at time Lead 11 Airmen from two bases during 98 day deployment in Doha, Qatar as shift supervisor, 0 "sorties" missed, 0 injuries, and six award winners; promoted to supervisor days prior to arrival (USAF) Production & Quality Experience In effort to increase capacity, found cycle and TAKT time on 93 separate items; studied show that bringing in three new machines similar to current machines to replace three old models that we could increase capacity and run items that we currently purchase from outside vendors Efforts projected to save company $843,000 for FY14 (Smith & Wesson) Ensured only high quality product was sent to customer through a series of quality tests during production runs; tests include contamination tests, leak detection tests, product weights, and visual inspections (Silgan) Motivated and developed team members; increased team efficiency from 99% to 114%, reduced absenteeism rate and awarded "Team of the Month" 3 straight months and won 6 times in 1 year period against 8 teams(C&S) Ryan A.
Sullivan Page 2 Spearheaded $1.6 million production and quality improving capital project which allowed extruder to increase production speed from 1100 to 1700 feet per second while keeping quality standards Revamped quality process; Developed start/end of run procedure, reduced defects by 26% (Amgraph) As Conventional Maintenance Bay Chief, oversaw the assembly and inspection of over 500 AIM/CAP 9 missiles and over 2,000 chaff and flare modules per year between 2006 and 2007 (USAF) Training Experience Developed and Standardized new training program in newly acquired TC cell; all operators in cell were brand new to company and unfamiliar with product, within one year, department is completely cross-trained/ cross-functioning Implemented work instructions and training program in already developed cells that ran on "tribal Knowledge" (Smith & Wesson) Meticulously created a training program and best practice procedure to help newly hired personnel develop their skill set; assigned experienced team members to "sponsor" new personnel for two months (C&S) Training program obsolete; Meticulously developed new training program that trained and tested team while tracking training time; Action resulted in having six personnel able to operate machinery (three previously) as well as a complete cross-functional workforce (Amgraph) WS3 Element non-violent disablement trainer responsible for training all personnel, including Ammo, Security forces, and any other airmen with PRP clearance how to disable security level 1 weapons Munitions Flight trainer for AMMO 101 three day training course that ran annually for 6-8 airmen covering Ammo, Safety, Security, etc.; Course instructor twice a month for 18 months (USAF) Process Improvement Experience Re-engineered routings on 36 separate items which eliminated unnecessary steps in the process and double handling resulting in a reduction in lead time and improved TAKT times(Smith & Wesson) Completely reengineered process to reduce "Cost per Case" and increased throughput, developed an Excel spreadsheet that gave an up to the minute look at current "CPC" throughout shift; efforts reduced "CPC' from .23 a case to .155 (C&S) Expertly coordinated and executed complete overhaul of WS3 after poor Nuclear Surety Inspection (NSI) rating; improvements and corrective actions completely turned WS3 element around; NSI 05: Poor Rating- NSI 06: Excellent Rating (Highest Rating Possible) (USAF).
Master of Science: Organizational Management Psychology: To Be12 2015Eastern Connecticut State UniversityWillimantic, CTOrganizational Management Psychology: To Be
Bachelor of Science: Business Administration Psychology6 2013Eastern Connecticut State UniversityWillimantic, CTBusiness Administration Psychology
Bachelor of Science: Professional Aeronautics Management6 2006Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityDaytona Beach, FLProfessional Aeronautics Management
Associates of Science: Munitions Systems Technology5 2004Community College of the Air ForceMunitions Systems Technology
United States Air Force, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
Eastern Connecticut State University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Community College of the Air Force
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Master of Science : Organizational Management Psychology: To Be 12 2015 Bachelor of Science : Business Administration Psychology 6 2013 Bachelor of Science : Professional Aeronautics Management 6 2006 Associates of Science : Munitions Systems Technology 5 2004
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