Director of Operations
Solution focused and vision driven Operations Manager with experience in management, business to business commercial transactions, scheduling, environmental compliance, product distribution and maintenance. Proven ability to effectively develop and communicate technical and strategic materials to staff to accomplish milestones set forth by customer needs and corporate objectives.
Excellent skills have been established in project leadership which has led to successful operations management with P&L accountability. Reputation as a leader at all levels with the ability for technical problem-solving through advanced engineering techniques to analyze issues, devise continuous process improvements for increased efficiencies with decreased expenses and resources.
09/2013 to Current
General ManagerSource Energy Services － Eau Claire, WI
Promoted to Operations, General Manager to ensure best management practices were being deployed between the US Facilities and to develop a consistent culture between facilities that revolved around safety and efficiencies.
Hold full accountability for P&L ($40 MM) and production of 1.5 million tons of industrial sand.
Operations has been able to attain an Overall Equipment Effectiveness over 93% overall and unscheduled downtime has been reduced through correct maintenance scheduling.
Responsible for management activities associated with 1,000 acre mine site, wet/dry processing and rail operations for 150,000 tons/month of industrial sands Created and executed strategies to achieve a 10% decrease in spending due to the economic downturn Logistics oversight for managing trucking contracts associated with >56,000 loads/year and rail operations responsible for >8,000 cars shipped annually Decreased unscheduled downtime from >50 hours/week to <10 hours/week="" through="" proper="" maintenance="" and="" staffing="" negotiate="" and="" manage="" $6mm="" of="" cat="" and="" john="" deere="" leased="" equipment="" and="" all="" trucking="">10>
09/2013 to 09/2014
Dryplant ManagerSOURCE ENERGY SERVICES － Weyerhaeuser, WI
Recruited to spearhead final construction oversight, hire teams for dry processing and rail operations and transitioned to plant operations.
Developed a leadership role to promote teamwork and incorporated best management practices from different industries to help with initial production goal and to increase plant efficiencies.
Was responsible for the logistical planning and contracting of the movement of wet and dry materials.
Provided engineering and plant modifications for commissioning and start-up activities of two 34 MMBTU fluid bed dryers used to process 300 tons/hour of industrial sand.
Engineered the layout for sand processing to ensure throughput was efficient and cost effective using Kaizen techniques to ensure employees worked together towards improvements in the manufacturing process.
Developed Standard Operating Procedures to ensure compliance with Quality, Safety, and Environmental requirements.
11/2011 to 09/2013
Regional Quality Control ManagerSands of Minnesota, LLC － Woodbury, MN
Hired to develop solutions to quality control issues that were preventing the plant from being able to produce a consistent product and to reduce waste.
Within the first month onsite the quality issues had been reduced from >1,500 tons/week of product to <100 tons/week="" of="" lost="" production="" due="" to="" quality="">100>
Through advanced engineering techniques the matrix of material was analyzed to determine what could be done to provide a more consistent product.
The outcome increased saleable product by $77,000/week and increased plant efficiency because downtime was reduced.
Designed and directed staff for successful implementation of ANSI/API Q1 while developing standard operating procedures and work instructions to comply with ISO 9000 requirements for quality management for ISO accreditation.
Managed quality labs and distribution centers in the US and Canada to ensure procedures were followed to ensure quality standards were maintained.
Provided manufacturing optimization engineering for existing facilities to include LEAN and Kaizen principles to improve manufacturing strategies and increase quality delivered to the customer.
01/2011 to 10/2011
Senior EngineerEcoWater Systems LLC － Woodbury, MN
Came to EcoWater to develop a research group to investigate new water softening techniques that could be used in residential applications.
During this time the development of a laboratory was conceived and built.
Detailed analysis of ongoing research could now be done in house and saved $1,000 of dollars on not sending samples out for third party analysis.
Worked with sales groups and presented stage gate evaluations on potential applications to be used in residential applications.
Developed testing procedures and statistical analysis tools to allow staff to evaluate data consistently to aid in decisions of product performance.
Responsible for new chemical delivery associated with research to include; MSDS review, handling/storage procedures, and quality testing for quality control.
Led staff in building a research laboratory along with developing objectives, timelines, and goals to align with the strategic initiatives set forth by the company.
01/2008 to 11/2010
Research AssistantLong Beach Water Department － Long Beach, CA
Brought to Long Beach to manage the operations of two unique desalination research projects.
The first of which was a joint research site in conjunction with the USBR to investigate innovative ways to desalinate water in acost effective mode.
The method looked to show a technique that used 30% less energy.
This position included management of research engineers, operators and contracts associated with desalination research.
The second project involved an innovative engineering technique that would use the ocean floor as a filter for desalination intakes.
The responsibilities included development of a research plan and schedule to ensure environmental concerns were addressed and water quality was achieved.
Managed operations for a $20 MM desalination research center to include chemical process hazard analysis, permit reporting, and management of engineers, operators, and contractors.
Responsible for the bottled water program to include daily production, storage and distribution.
05/2005 to 01/2008
Desalination EngineerAmerican Water Works Association AWWA － Denver, CO
Managed staff, engineers, and professional work groups responsible for developing and writing AWWA Standards and Manuals of Practice for Steel and Stainless Steel material used in the water industry.
Organized and put on international research conferences to foster and disseminate research efforts to utilities and other research institutions.
Provided technical oversight to 25 committee engineers to ensure adherence to production designs and standards development for desalination.
Had the responsibility of working with NSF as the liaison to AWWA to ensure products and water additives met the requirements of NSF and AWWA for drinking water.
Master's Degree: Environmental Science & EngineeringColorado School of Mines － COEnvironmental Science & Engineering
Bachelor's Degree: Environmental ScienceUniversity of Colorado － Boulder, COEnvironmental Science
University of St. Thomas － Minneapolis, MNLean Enterprise-Mini Masters United States Marine Corps - Camp Lejeune, NC