An accomplished professional with over 25 years in Package Printing Industry, most of which in Printing Operations Management. Skilled in all aspects of Flexographic Printing Process. Enthusiastic team player with sound business judgment. Demonstrated ability in strategy creation and implementation in all facets of materials management including negotiating, budgeting and forecasting. Respected for interpersonal skills, integrity, leadership and team building.
Ink and water systems expert
Expert in supply management
Skilled at printing press operation
Press maintenance procedures comprehension
Expertise in plate making
Strong attention to detail
Experienced in production scheduling
Knowledgeable of quality control standards
Supply management expertise
Compliance with GMPs
Dedication to product quality
Contributed to an annual [number]% increase in productivity through improvements in operations, quality, safety and administration.
Planned, directed, coordinated and assigned manpower to efficiently meet production requirements.
Supervised first shift operations and more than [number] production and assembly line staff.
Identified and resolved mechanical issues, which saved the company $[Amount] in revenue.
Decreased downtime by [Number]% by adjusting presses and enforcing preventative maintenance schedules.
Printing Operations ManagerSep 2016 to Current Gateway Packaging Company － Granite City, IL
Manage and coordinate the activities of 20 associates to achieve key performance indicators
Manage and approve all new customer press approvals
Control the budgetary items to make sure the department does not run over budget
Directly responsible for Safety, Quality and productivity
Work closely with other department managers on continuous improvement.
Pressroom ManagerFeb 2015 to Jun 2016 Letica Corp － Clarksville, TN
Coordinate and direct the activities of 40 associates, three offset presses and two Flexographic.
Coordinate the procurement of all supplies.
Work with graphics manager on all printing related project to ensure the desirable outcome.
Member of the plant leadership for strategy formulation on all plant related issues.
Manage and approve all new customer press approvals.
Actively working on expansion projects with domestic and foreign vendors.
Lead special projects as assigned by corporate leadership.
Production Printing ManagerFeb 2010 to Nov 2014 Hart Industries, Inc － Owings Mills, MD
Direct team effort in a fast paced environment to meet production deadlines.
Manage the activities of the Graphic coordinator to ensure that final layout can be reproduce on press before sending out proofs to customers.
Manage the activities of the third party ink supplier to coordinate lead time and quality expectations.
Work with outside vendors from ink suppliers to pressroom supply vendors for quality expectation and price.
Participate in top level management meetings for strategy formulation on all issues related to plant performance.
Initiate and participate in daily production meetings to assess and adjust production schedule.
Printing ManagerJun 2008 to Aug 2009 MeadWestvaco MWV － Louisa, VA
Responsible for safety, quality and productivity in a fast paced / quality oriented print environment.
Review all new graphics and recommend appropriate changes to meet quality expectations on various printing equipments( 10 color Aquaflex with Flat Bed die cutting, Man Roland Sheet Fed Litho press, 10 color BHS Web Press with Rotary die cutting).
Participate in daily scheduling meeting and take appropriate action to meet delivery deadline.
Provide leadership and coaching to 54 hourly employees.
Work with outside customer on special projects and on-site press approval.
Participate and implement lean initiatives on set up reduction and spoilage.
Initiate and authorize hiring, promotion, discharge or transfer.
Printing ManagerJan 2006 to Jun 2008 SOLO CUP COMPANY － MD
Responsible for directing production in a high volume, fast paced Flexographic print
environment with 88 employees and 12 presses (6 color Kidder presses, 8 color in-line Stevens press with Rotary die cutting, 6 color Heidelberg Litho press).
Coordinate inventory and staffing levels.
Participate in Company planning through budget preparation and capital expenditure
Initiate and implement Lean initiatives on set up and spoilage reductions.
Provide leadership, coaching and mentoring to subordinate group.
Give work directions, resolve problems and coordinate activities of department with related activities of other departments to ensure efficiency and economy.
Monitor, analyze costs and reports on department activities to management.
Initiate and authorize hiring, promotion, discharge or transfer.
Graphics/Printing ManagerOct 2003 to Dec 2005 HUTAHMAKI FLEXIBLES － Malvern, PA
Coordinate all new graphics with outside designers for all multiwall bags, laminates
and food packaging bags.
Direct team effort to maintain daily OEE, quality expectations, and address the varian-
ces on daily productions meetings.
Review all new orders and recommend which printing process to utilize (Flexo or
Gravure) based on customer's quality expectation and cost structure.
Direct the printing phase of all new packaging from design to on-site press approval.
Manage and maintain the integrity of the Company and the Department procedures
from Job Safety Analysis (JSA) to Standard Operations Procedures (SOP), all within
the Union rules and contractual obligations.
Printing Department ManagerMay 1999 to Oct 2003 GENPAK, LLC － Cedar Grove, NJ
Managing a staff of 16 unionized employees.
Responsible for scheduling and operating 3 Wide Web & 7 in-line Presses.
Direct team effort to maximize production efficiency.
Designed and implemented various procedures for print set-up and press
Recommend and approve all purchases of printing related materials.
Responsible for re-organizing all new printing projects from 8 to 10 color process
to 6 colors process.
Work closely with Sales and outside customers on new designs from concept to production.
SupervisorApr 1989 to May 1999 LPS INDUSTRIES INC － Moonachie, NJ
Directly responsible for scheduling all presses (narrow and wide) and managing a staff
of 40 employees.
Manage all administrative operations including inventory controls, formulation and
implementation of organizational policy.
Have final authority for purchasing all Flexo printing related materials.
Directly responsible for negotiations with ink suppliers to establish and maintain
Have final approval on all artworks, layouts, and color separations before proceeding to Plate Making.
Bachelor Degree, Business Administration-ManagementMay 1991Rutgers University － Newark, NJBusiness Administration-Management