Caterpillar certified Six Sigma Black
Belt with 11 years' experience working for in a large manufacturing environment and experience in multiple
fields within plant operations including SAP deployment to a greenfield facility. Seeking to
leverage proven track record of success and demonstrated
leadership to take next career step in a
challenging Operations Manager, Quality Supervisor, or
Technical Trainer role.
Project Management Quality Systems
Supply Chain planning
SAP and LOGNET ERP systems
Two New Plant Startups
Caterpillar, Inc.Athens, GASix Sigma Black Belt06/2013 to Current
Responsible for the deployment of SAP software for the Building Construction Products Division during a Greenfield plant startup.
Led 6 Sigma projects in support of Logistics, Supply Chain, Human Resources, IT as well as Operations. These projects created savings in excess of $500,000 in 2016.
Responsible for Caterpillar Production System at the Athens facility.
Certified instructor for Advance Supervisor Workshop and Value Stream Mapping for Managers.
Developed the new hire on-boarding training curriculum to meet Safety, Quality and Velocity requirements
Conducted 6 Sigma Green Belt training for over 200 Athens personnel including team leads, Section Managers and Quality Department Personnel.
Caterpillar, Inc.Newberry, SCQuality Supervisor System Deployment Leader06/2008 to 06/2013
Responsible for all phases of facility Quality Program, including Supplier, Production Process and Customer Quality programs.
Supervised 3 Salaried and 25 hourly personnel Led the deployment of the Caterpillar Production System, a Caterpillar version of the Toyota Production System a lean manufacturing discipline focused on elimination of capacity restraints and efficiency improvements in both manufacturing and transactional processes.
Received the Chairman's award for the deployment's success which increased production line capacity by 35% without additional head count.
Responsible for Caterpillar Quality Management System and ISO 9001 certification programs at the Newberry, SC facility.
Instituted Incoming Quality Inspection program for facility, which improved assembly efficiency creating a cost savings of $1 million by detection and containment of defective material receipts.
Project Manager for $3 million capital improvement project to test cell complex, including establishment of design specifications, supervision of construction and qualification of testers.
Certified trainer for Value Stream Mapping, 8D and the Caterpillar Root Cause and Corrective Action process for Supervisors and Managers.
Caterpillar, INC.Griffin, GA6 Sigma Black Belt Supply Chain Systems08/2006 to 06/2008
Directed 20 projects that yielded over $1.5 million in achieved benefits.
Sole coordinator for roll out of Supplier Material Replenishment Collaboration to the facility supply base.
Implemented event driven kitting process, which freed up 15% of factory floor space for production capacity.
Directed on-boarding projects for the top 35 suppliers including development of new replenishment strategies, which realized $1.5 million in annual savings.
Directed initiatives that resulted in 20% reduction of on hand production stores.
Caterpillar, INC.East Peoria, ILLead Supervisor04/2005 to 08/2006
Supervisor of four salaried and 85 hourly employees on assembly and fabrication lines.
Responsible for capacity planning, daily production scheduling and department P&L results.
Directed assembly team that eliminated a backlog of over 200 tractors in 10 months, increased production 37% with no head count increase.
Installed safety program that improved safety performance of both departments by 40% in one year.
United States NavyMaster Chief Petty Officer02/1984 to 02/2005
As Master Chief had responsibility for qualification and training on multiple Submarines and Nuclear Training facilities.
Operations Director for Engineering Department of 4 junior officers and 45 enlisted men.
Lead planner for maintenance of four divisions during four refit periods.
Supervised Submarine Safety Quality Program and Nuclear Controls maintenance certification program.
Awarded Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal and Navy Achievement Medals.
Master of Science:Business Administration2012South University, Savannah, GA
Bachelor of Science:Human Resource Management1988The New School, New York, NY
6 Sigma Black Belt from Caterpillar University
Navy Nuclear Power Training Pipeline
Engineering Officer of the Watch
Control Room Supervisor
Quality Assurance Supervisor for SUBSAFE and Nuclear Control Systems.
Deployment Leadership Team Supervisor of two green field manufacturing plant startups.