An experienced manager, who is customer focused, results oriented, and highly effective in planning, organizing and controlling a work force through forward thinking, innovation and organizational development. Also effective as an individual contributor.
Reduced sample cost by 37% and sample processing time by 71% as lab manager through innovation, cost containment and process improvements. Reduced product quality complaints by 25% over two year period by developing an Error/Cause/Removal program as Tech Service Supervisor. Increased plant productivity by 30% and reduced operating expenses by 25% as Plant Manager by developing process improvement projects.
Accountable and responsible for work processes and production; employee management and development; production, planning and control; capital & expense budgeting/cost performance; environmental, health & safety compliance; labor relations & grievance procedures (OCAW, Teamsters and garage mechanics union); customer relations; asset management of 30 acre facility. Oversaw the decertification elections of three labor unions. Managed the implementation of an $18 million capital improvement project that included automatic blending control center, bulk shipping & receiving facility, 50M sq ft warehouse and modernization of the barge receiving dock and tan farm located by the Illinois River. Increased plant productivity by 30% and reduced operating expenses by 22%. Managed total work force of approx. 120 people. Responsible for hiring, training, employee development, disciplinary action including suspension and termination.
City of Leavenworth Rotary Club award for outstanding leadership both Jr. and Sr. years.
Leadership, Interpersonal skills, Inventory Control, Labor Cost Controls, Multi-unit Operation Management, Negotiation Skills, Organizational Structure and Change Management, Outsourcing Performance Analysis, Problem Analysis and resolution, Process Redesign, Quality Management, cost reductions, Facility Management, Attention to Detail, Quality Improvement, Production/Planing & Control, Team Leadership, Time and Resource Optimization, TQM (total quality management), Effective delegation, Budgeting and cost analysis, Communication skills, Employee development.
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