Over 24 years of experience leading teams in Operations, Production, Critical Projects, Maintenance and Administration. Extensive background in project management, solving complex problems, optimizing performance, designing effective process improvements and managing change. Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
10/2013 to CurrentAspen Roofing and Retro Custom MetalsSalt Lake City, Utah
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Responsible for all areas of business improvement and safety in roofing field operations and within a sheet metal fabrication facility.
Created a joint safety council bringing business units together to create a safety and improvement culture through 5S and Kaizen.
Initiatives have improved safety and reduced insurance costs by more than 15%.
Developed standardized work practices across the value-stream to reduce waste and improve the bottom line.
Worked with leadership to develop meaningful KPI's, create and use a master schedule, and understand important tools to identify root cause in problem solving.
08/2011 to 06/2013
Coached and mentored Senior Leadership on complex problem solving and conflict resolution using Lean Six Sigma Methodology for data-based decision-making.
Lead and advise all joint continuous improvement teams with major equipment vendors including Dyno Nobel, Joy Global, Komatsu and Caterpillar.
Developed curriculum and provided training to more than 40 employees for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification.
Supervised and supported a team of 3 Lean Six Sigma Black Belts and 65 Lean Six Sigma Green Belts in value-adding projects that contributed over $100M in savings to the Bingham Canyon Mine.
Developed a work quality management system integrating standardized work, leadership engagement, and accountability.
08/2003 to 06/2013Rio Tinto Kennecott Utah CopperSalt Lake City, Utah
03/2007 to 08/2011
Managed and led cost reduction projects across the value-stream using DMAIC, Theory of Constraints and Lean principles.
Completed a project on Blast Optimization which optimized pit slope angles and reduced waste clean-up by more than $1.5 million annually.
Developed a shovel operate for reliability program emphasizing best practice and standardized work to reduce unscheduled loss from failure by more than 25%.
The project generated $15M in cost avoidance/cost reduction.
Developed an award winning sustainable idle reduction program for haul trucks.
The program reduced idle time by 15%, generated annual fuel savings of $200K and reduced the annual carbon footprint by 750 tons per year.
Geotechnical Engineer08/2003 to 03/2007
Lead and advised geotechnical design, remediation, and slope monitoring for open pit mining and waste dumps.
Developed an automated slope monitoring system and remediation plan to ensure a safe working environment in one of the largest open pit mines in the world.
Designed and managed pit dewatering programs with annual budgets of $2 million, exceeding the plan by 10%.
Geotechnical Engineer07/2001 to 08/2003Barrick GoldCarlin, Nevada
Managed dewatering programs and automated slope monitoring systems to ensure a safe working environment at the 350,000 ton/day Betze/Post operation.
Conducted engineering studies for pit-slope designs.
Developed and monitored subsurface tailings monitoring system.
Developed MSHA training module for geotechnical hazards and provided training.
06/1993 to 02/2001Newmont Mining CorporationCarlin, Nevada
Project Geologist Provided leadership and management of a number of geology and geotechnical programs at properties in north eastern Nevada and northern Peru.
Developed mine closure plans including waste characterization and pit lake studies for the Mule Canyon and Hollister Mines.
Designed rapid infiltration basin dewatering at the Lone Tree.
Lead a team of Peruvian geologists in 3-D modelling which improved mineable reserves to 13 million ounces gold and delineated a silver reserve of 325 million ounces.
Led a $6M diamond drill development program that Improved gold reserves by 100%.
04/1992 to 06/1993The Doe Run Company Underground Mine GeologistViburnum, Missouri
Managing underground geology and geotechnical programs.
Geologist06/1990 to 04/1992Newmont Exploration LimitedCarlin, Nevada
Conducted geologic data collection including mapping and core logging at several open-pit gold mines.
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification, Rio Tinto Kennecott Utah Copper10 2010
Master of Science Degree: Geology1 1990Sul Ross State UniversityAlpine, TexasGeology Depositional Environments of Permian Strata, Dugout Mountain, Brewster County, Texas.
Bachelor of Science Degree: Geology1 1985University of Wisconsin-OshkoshOshkosh, WisconsinGeology
Certified National Safety Council First Aid Instructor.
3-D, budgets, conflict resolution, continuous improvement, cost reduction, Council, data collection, decision-making, First Aid, Instructor, insurance, Leadership, Managing, Optimization, problem solving, quality management, Safety, Six Sigma
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification, Rio Tinto Kennecott Utah Copper 10 2010 Master of Science Degree : Geology 1 1990 Bachelor of Science Degree : Geology 1 1985 Certified National Safety Council First Aid Instructor.
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