Winemaker, Production Manager. Dedicated winemaker with hands on approach to all aspects of wine-making processes and procedures. Manufacturing Manager with
and proven track record working in the Life Science Industry for manufacturing of genetic research equipment. Able to work with cross functional teams as well as independently. Performed under extreme situations of high stress while providing expected deliverables. Excellent multitasking at high levels, while meeting all revenue and quality targets.
Strong verbal communication
Passion for wine
Client assessment and analysis
Winemaker, 08/2005 to Current Tenuta Vineyards – Livermore, Ca
6,000 case winery specializing in small lot production and Custom Crush Services) Winemaker Assisted owner and winemaker in the processing of 260 ton crush for the 2005 harvest.
Assumed lead role prior to harvest in 2006 after winemaker and one of the two owners left.
Successfully met objectives processing 180 tons of fruit in 2006.
Routine duties include but not limited to: operation and maintenance of crusher destemmer, (2) 3 ton bladder presses, performing punch downs or pumpovers as required, monitor brix levels through fermentation.
Determining appropriate yeast strains and M/L bacteria for inoculation and nutrients and other cellar additions.
Performing lab tests for ML Completion, PH, TA, and SO2 levels, interpreting lab results from outside laboratories and determine appropriate actions as required.
Responsible for the operation of filtration devices utilizing DE, cartridge membrane, and pad methods for final filtration prior to bottling.
Set and operation of semi automated bottling and labeling systems.
Delegate work instructions to volunteer workforce.
Created spreadsheets to monitor clients crush inventories and charges of barrel maintenance.
Conducting blending activities and wine tasting with clients to evaluate appropriate blending of wines prior to bottling.
Coauthored the winery newsletter.
Provide primary forklift activity within the winery.
Sr. Operations Supervisor, 09/1988 to 07/2005 Applied Biosystems – Foster City, CA
Managed 30+ production personnel in a traditional production environment and within a cross functional project team
for a leading manufacturer of genetic research equipment for the life science industry
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to determine appropriate tact based on the situation at hand.
Effective communication skills both written and orally.
Mediated employee conflicts and other disciplinary issues as required.
Increased production rate of flagship DNA Sequencer product line from 3M quarterly revenue to 11M quarterly over a three-month period, followed by a 22M revenue in the third consecutive quarter.
Coordinated with R&D development teams on east coast to transfer product to Foster City to begin pilot manufacturing.
Provide breadboard development work area and Technician support to manufacture development breadboard units on several projects simultaneously.
Worked closely with R&D group in the manufacture and sustaining support of developmental prototype instruments for deployment to various engineering disciplines for further product development.
Provide detailed feedback for design for manufacturability issues, failure analysis, safety concerns for manufacturing and end user as appropriate Performed administrative functions such as but not limited to departmental budget information for headcount, capital equipment, supplies and services, salary administration, goal setting, employee development and written performance appraisals.
Tracked Production Output levels, Quality performances, and Manufacturing issues and distributed during quarterly business reviews.
Worked with cross-functional teams to implement "World Class Manufacturing" and Demand Flow Technology into the production processes.
Performed internal audits of various departments to ensure conformance to ISO 9000 and 9001 standards.
Provided N.C.R. as appropriate.
Production Supervisor, Lam Research
A leading manufacturer of Plasma Etching Equipment for the Semi Conductor Industry) Supervised cable and harness assembly, PCA Assembly, Vacuum Assembly and test, and.
Bruce Alleman, Silicon Valley Group
AA: Business Administration, Have not graduated yet University of Phoenix - San Jose, California Business Administration
Q.S.R. Manufacturing, OSHA Safety Codes with emphasis on Class IIIb laser safety.
Certified ISO 9000 & 9001 auditor. Forklift Certified.
Strong interpersonal skills, clients, product development, FileMaker Pro, Forklift, goal setting, ISO 9000, ISO 9000, LabView, laser, Access, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, newsletter, performance reviews, personnel, Problem Solving, processes, Quality, research, Safety, SAP, spreadsheets, Technician, employee development, written and verbal communication skills, self-motivated.