Dedicated Operations Manager and effective leader who excels at using proven methods and cutting-edge technology to successfully cut costs, streamline operations and increase productivity.
Lower Colorado River Authority Volunteer of the Year Award
Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) Leadership Masters Degree.
First and only employee at LCRA to receive certification for all Emergency Response Teams.
First to successfully link and implement Computerized Clearance System with Hot Work, Confined Space Entry with Maximo (Maintenance Management System. First known in the World to successfully accomplish this. Worked on this with W.E.Wood of QSI.
Able to not only survive but be promoted during three different series of Employee layoffs, restructuring, and reorganizations
Help build and operate an extrusion plant to make protein meal from "Spent Hens" for Great Plains Protein. Was able to increase the meat inclusion rate from 60% to 80%.
Designed and built the first sucessful multi-directional chair mover for RPK Sales.
Began welding chair movers for optical companies. RPK had previously provided the chair movers and other equipment but another company could provide the equipment cheaper. RPK temporally lost the sales of the optical equipment. The quality of the products drastically reduced and got so bad that Rod Kauffold was contacted asking if he could provide the products again. I was hired to build the optical equipment. After building the equipment the quality was such that the increased their orders. Other companies saw the products and began ordering. I was given a raise and a bonus for each of the products that I made. Due to past experience I was able to find short cuts to building the equipment streamlining the production but also added equipment to his product line. was able to procure the raw materials for the equipment that was a higher quality but also at a cheaper rate.
I was hired by Great Plains Protein,LLC to help build and manage a protein extrusion plant to utilize the spent hens of the egg industry. When the laying hens of Texas Egg,LLC got too old to efficiently produce they needed to be disposed of. The most economic and environmental way to dispose of these hens was to turn them into a viable resource. Between myself and United Agri-Systems of Canada we constructed the second protein extrusion in the world.
Started as a Shift Helper and worked my way up to Shift Supervisor. As a Shift Supervisor lead the Operations Department in Station Reliability while achieving the highest level of Safety throughout The LCRA. While in Shift Management there was only one reportable accident and zero Lost Time Accidents. Able to reduce Unit start-up cost and time by implementing new operating procedures while developing a Team Environment. Our team was so successful that scheduled Unit Startups and scheduled Unit Shutdowns were assigned to our shift. The Operators not only wrote maintenance work request but performed the required maintenance and completed the work request and closed the request in the maintenance management system(Maximo).
My last three years of service with The Lower Colorado River Authority I was assigned to rewriting Operating and Environmental Procedures and writing Plant and Corporate Management Directives. I was assigned to developing Safety and Wellness Procedures with the Safety Department and a member of the Accident Investigation Team, I was assigned to be the Unit Outage Coordinator. I was in charge of the Relief Operations Team and was assigned to be in charge of Plant Security. There is NO I in TEAM and I am proud to say I never accomplished any of these things by myself.
After ending my career with the Lower Colorado River Authority Fayette Power Project I worked with the Gonzales County Emergency Medical System and the Fayette County EMs to develop my skills as a Medic and offer my other Emergency Response Team skills.
I graduated 2nd in my class with a 4.0 gpa. two in my class were already certified EMT-B.
Loss of Scholarship and depleted funds temporarily made me cease my college education so that enough money could be made to return to college.
Too much math at once and the two shpulder injuries ended my baseball career.
Attended Georgetown High School from 1968-1972. I graduated 21st in my class of 125 with an grade average of 95,825. I participated in football, basketball, baseball, track and tennis. I was recruited by Texas A&M University for Football and Track and Southwestern University to play baseball.
Our Fire Fighter training was held annually to build and to refresh our Fire Fighting Skills.
Rescue Training-Trained annually in all types of Rescue Training. High Angle, Tower, Trench, Confined Space, Swift Water,ect.
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