A challenging position which effectively utilizes my experience in a number of Production management aspects including manufacturing, quality, safety, and project Management. A diary career that reflects experience in supervision, management, and operations in dairy, Cheese, and whey manufacturing. Responsible for overall management of up to 100 Personnel, reports to the V.P of operation and owner. Cumulative experience in food quality and safety, OSHA compliance, purchasing, Customer relations, and operation improvements. Consistently met corporate standards And goals. Managed a $ 1 million capitol improvement budget.
Plant Manager, 01/2003 to Current Losurdo Foods, Inc – Heuvelton, New York
Coordinated daily plant activities for all department including cheese, whey, quality, maintenances, operations, safety, and human resources Report to corporate VP concerning plant operations, budget, and issues Responsible for operations management of 55 plant employees Accountable for P&Lwith management of staff, key vendor relationship, budgets, goals, objectives.
Reviewed production, quality control, maintenances and operation reports to determine causes of nonconformity with product specifications, and operations or production issues.
Responsible for overall implementation of production, safety, and personnel and quality control standards.
Assured plant met or exceeded HACCP, GMP, FDA, OSHA and State regulations.
Consulted with maintenances personnel relative to modification of machines and equipment in order to improve production and quality of products.
Responsible for procurement of raw material and development of new supply sources.
Monitored and maintained compliances with interviewing, hiring and personnel policies and procedures.
Plant Manager, 11/2001 to 04/2002 Calpro/ DFA, Inc – Corona, CA
Coordinated daily plant activities for departments including quality, maintenances, operations, safety and human resources Coordinated and supervised daily operations of whey plant, UF, RO, Evaporator, one filter mat dryer and two box dryers Participate in the planning and coordinated of plant projects Responsible for plant waste management Develop and manage Key Performance Indicators and budgets for the whey dryer and Evaporator department Responsible for plant sanitation Reviewed and approved all plant department purchasing Staffed, trained and evaluated employees.
Whey Plant Supervisor, 04/2000 to 09/2003 Trega Foods, Inc – Luxemburg, WI
Responsible for start-up of new WPI Plant and WPI dryer Coordinated and supervised daily operations of UF's, MF's and RO's Staffed, Trained, evaluated, and scheduled employees.
Assured proper maintenances and troubleshooting of plant equipment including UF's, MF's and RO's Responsible for all incoming raw materials, warehouse, and outgoing products.
Responsible for Monthly safety training Responsible for maintaining plant operations records.
Whey Operations Manager, 01/1997 to 01/2001 Dairy farmers of America – New Wilmington, PA
Managed daily operations of whey evaporating and drying facility including manufacturing, maintenances, purchasing.
Safety and regulatory requirements.
Participated in teams comprised of staff and management of other departments in the establishment and implementation of production, safety, personnel and quality control standards Maintained HACCP, GMP, FDA, State and regulatory, product, personnel policy and safety standards according to the guidelines established Coordinated efforts to develop and implement safety policies Staffed, Trained and evaluated employees Participated in the planning and coordination of plant capitol and production improvement project Responsible for operation and maintenances of all plant boilers Responsible for proper sanitation of whey operation Reviewed and approved departmental purchasing Selected Achievements and Qualities Point person in startup 20 million dollar dryer system Aided in reducing plant OSHA record able accidents by 72% and lost workers by 96% resulting in a reduction of workers comp.
Cost by 98% Trained supervisor and operators to use analytic techniques to assess productivity and identify opportunities to improve system and processes.
HTST experience and training Extensive knowledge of evaporator and dryers Regulatory requirement knowledge Boiler operation capabilities Work well with others or independently Ability to train, supervise and motivate personnel.
H.S. Diploma: 1 1980 West Middlesex High school - West Middlesex, Pa
Certificate, skills for Managers Certificate: 1 1980 Mercer Country Vocational School - Pittsburgh, PA
Certificate, Total Quality Management Penn State University, HTST 1996: 1 1994 University of Akron - Cleveland, Ohio