Highly skilled manufacturing/production manager. Effective leader who excels at increasing productivity, cutting costs and streamlining operations. Enthusiastic and dedicated with extensive knowledge and experience in manufacturing process optimization while exhibiting a strong work ethic.
Quality control standards
Supply management expertise
Cost reduction and containment
Conditioning and quality procedure expertise
Value stream mapping
Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing
Lead by example
Sputtering Components IncOwatonna, MNManufacturing Operations Manager01/2007 to Current
Report to General Manager/V.P.
Introduced and implemented in house manufacturing saving the company in excess of $10M. This was accomplished by reducing outsourcing and maintaining strict control over production lead times and product quality.
Directed facility expansion and equipment procurement to bring all manufacturing into one building. This eliminated the need to travel between 2 locations allowing the production team to operate more efficiently with added capacity.
Successfully reduced costs of goods sold by 2.5% annually while maintaining strategic revenue growth goals.
Setup large area manufacturing and welding process in 2011 resulting in savings exceeding $3M.
Regularly review sales forecast and manage appropriate inventory levels while maintaining inventory turn rates of 10 or better while sustaining appropriate inventory on spare parts.
Identify staffing and capital requirements, collect relevant data and write justifications for those established requirements.
Assess and train personnel to fill vital operational roles. Many of these roles require implementing multi-tasking operations to eliminate over spending on additional personnel and capital equipment.
Work closely with Engineering staff to reduce cost of manufacturing while maintaining a high level of quality and ingenuity.
Collaborate with engineering and new product development teams on a regular basis to develop new products and successfully move them through prototype phase into full production resulting in over $10M in new product revenue.
Lead regular meetings, events and continuous improvement projects with measurable goals.
Mentoring/Coaching team members to help them achieve their performance objectives.
Maintain and enforce a safe and clean working environment at all times. Manage safety team and maintain a low rate of loss of time incidents.
Key member on ERP system implementation team, directed the production phase of the ERP system setup.
Dagry Tooling, Inc.Owatonna, MNManufacturing Manager06/1997 to 01/2007
Reported Directly to the President.
Supervised 15-20 team members.
Assisted in the design and layout of 2 building expansions to allow us to add additional capacity and bring outside services in house.
Successfully completed several lean projects using time and motion studies, value stream mapping and automation research to improve efficiencies by greater than 30%.
Responsible for quoting and production planning of all job orders maintaining profit margin goals.
Managed production schedules, production quality and on time delivery.
Worked closely with customers to obtain best design for manufacturing and help them obtain a high quality low cost solution.
Maintained and enforced a safe and clean working environment at all times.
Mastered the intricacies of the production process flow within each department.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science:Business Administration, 2014-CurrentRiverland Community College, Owatonna, MN, USACurrently in progress. Business related classes including Accounting I and II, Financial Planning, Business Management, Business Ethics, Business Law, Economics and Computer Technology.
Associate of Applied Science:Machine Tool TechnologySouth Central Technical College, Faribault, MN, USAProgram included Metallurgy, Drafting and Design, Machining, Tool Making, Blueprint Reading, SPC, Quality, Process Engineering and Welding.
Activities and Honors
Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Board Member for Steele County Ducks Unlimited
4th Degree member of Knights of Columbus
Member of Mn Pheasants Forever
Active supporter and volunteer for local organizations