A results oriented manager with a broad manufacturing background and experience in all areas of business management which includes business ownership and operation. A strategic and tactical thinker who is highly motivated, profit-oriented, and recognized for his ability to institute change and affect continuous improvement through involvement of all levels of the organization.
Demonstrated leadership through judicious delegation, commitment through personal involvement and dedication by closely monitoring critical processes to ensure goal attainment. An ability to consistently produce quality products on time and within budget. Known to quickly absorb and apply new ideas and skills in new functions. Adept at recognizing business problems, organizing solutions using a cross-functional approach around clear, measurable goals and working hard to achieve them. Uses solid working relationships as a basis for business success and quickly establishes credibility with superiors, peers, subordinates, suppliers and customers.
Supervision and training
Hot Strip Mill Operations ManagerJan 2005 to Oct 2015 U.S. Steel － Fairfield, AL
Implemented the use of a modified roll chemistry to improve work roll life by 150%.
Develop and implement rolling procedures for new product lines and materials.
Supervised and scheduled 64 operations and maintenance personnel and 4 managers.
Developed and implemented training program for new operators.
Provided strong leadership and technical expertise to improve existing procedures and drive continuous improvement.
Modified existing operating procedures that reduced the mill cobble rate by 12%.
Planned utilization of facilities and personnel to improve operational efficiency and reduce cost.
Assisted and guided maintenance workers in carrying out repair work during operating turns and planned outages.
Pickle Line Coordinating ManagerFeb 2001 to Feb 2005 US Steel － Birmingham, AL
Managed the Hot Mill and Pickle Line warehouse and shipping area which included all hot band rail and truck shipments.
Developed a new wringer roll that increased roll life by 150%.
Helped develop an acid heat exchanger upgrade for the pickle tanks that reduced raw acid use by 20%.
Supervised 43 employees and 2 managers.
Scheduled the pickle line and coordinated rolling schedules with the cold mill.
Quality Control ManagerFeb 1998 to Feb 2001 CMC Steel － Birmingham, AL
Project manager for the tensile lab upgrade that included rebuilding a Tinius Olsen 600,000 psi tensile machine and purchasing and installing a Bridgeport three axis mill.
Monitored all chemical and physical test processes in four labs.
Managed and supervised all levels of quality control.
Developed ISO procedures before the plant was ISO certified.
Performed internal and external audits while interfacing with suppliers, customers and all levels of management.
Provided technical and training assistance to inspectors and production workers.
Other mill experience Coating line shift manager Roll shop shift manager Rolling mill roller and operator Reheat furnace operator.
Rolling Mill Finishing SupervisorFeb 1989 to Feb 1998 CMC Steel － Birmingham, AL
Supervised 22 mill, shipping and finishing operators.
Created safe job procedures for 114 different mill functions.
Coordinated mill schedules with sales, shipping and planning.
Traveled with sales to resolve customer issues.
Managing PartnerFeb 2002 to Dec 2004 Champion Construction － Birmingham, AL
Increased sales by over 250% through referrals and advertising.
Created and implemented policies and procedures, which streamlined the production process and consistently met scheduled time objectives.
Managed 56 production and sales associates over a wide geographic area.
Bachelor of Science, Operations Management1998The University of Alabama at Birmingham － Birmingham, ALOperations Management
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Hot Strip Mill Operations Manager
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Bachelor of Science , Operations Management 1998
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