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BSB/Accounting and Finance – Wright State University - 1988
AS/Business Administration -
Sinclair Community College - 1984
SUMMARY: Expert in lean production system implementation, quality and productivity improvement.
Manufacturing expertise includes:
Quality expertise includes:
to 9/2003 Florida Production Engineering
Corporate Quality Director responsible for three tier one automotive plants
common quality system for multiple plants
2001 – 7/2003 World Class Business
ASSOCIATE Consulting firm specializing in
lean manufacturing and quality improvement methods.
Specialist in executive leadership development, lean manufacturing, quality improvement and problem solving; Assisted in the forming and defining of the firm and its objectives; Assisted in developing the philosophy and foundations for the company.
1998 – 2001
General Motors Truck Group
ASSEMBLY PLANT QUALITY DIRECTOR
(Arlington Assembly, Arlington,
TX) 1998 - 1999
Quality Director of 3.7 million square foot automotive assembly plant building General Motors Trucks including the Cadillac Escalade, GMC YUKON DENALI and quarter-ton units; Led implementation and execution of plant quality systems and initiatives; Designed and had built a tool to rework wheel weights correcting a no build situation and resulting in Cadillac Escalades and GMC Denalis being put back in production schedule.
Led the quality organization consisting of approximately 125
employees including: hourly torque and TRIPTS monitors, CARE (Customer
Acceptance /Reliability Evaluation) line inspectors and the salaried
organization including: Reliability/Quality Engineers, Squeak and Rattle
Engineers, Quality Planner, ISO Coordinator, Supplier Quality Engineers, Process
Control Managers, General Supervisors of Inspection, General Supervisor of
Quality, Department Coordinator and support staff.
Coordinated implementation of Pre-CARE activities, ANDON and
Verification Stations to support Competitive Manufacturing Strategies and a
common Quality System; Instrumental in
designing a fully integrated corrective action process that included ISO 9002
Internal Audits that became the model for integrated management review.
1975 – 1998 DELPHI Chassis System – Division of Delphi Automotive Systems, Dayton,
DELPHI LEAN MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS ENGINEER 1995 - 1998
Quality and Lean Manufacturing Expert responsible for all Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) and QS 9000 requirements during the Home Ave./Vandalia Operations conversion from mass to lean manufacturing. Developed and implemented the quality system for a $10 million new plant start up and lean manufacturing project; coordinated quality requirements through APQP, system documentation, process design and start of production. Managed and approved over 80 PPAP submissions while the organization achieved QS 9000 Certification;
SENIOR QUALITY/RELIABILITY ENGINEER
1994 – 1995
Implemented Quality Process Monitoring System to address quality system deficiencies and quality spills; This system led to the organization being QS 9000 certified; a multi-plant achievement.
GENERAL SUPERVISOR MANUFACTURING
1993 – 1994
Managed the $10,000,000 strut mount business unit at the Dayton location; the workforce consisted of 125 salaried and hourly employees. Responsibilities included manufacturing, quality, schedule attainment, housekeeping and safety; coordinated A.T. Kearney uptime initiative resulting in 123% productivity improvement in the molding and assembly areas; established the model for workplace organization leading to safety improvements and a 25% reduction of in house inventory; championed pull system implementation with supplier and customer Kanban.
LEAD SUPERVISOR TOOL & DIE ROOM and
1992 – 1993
Managed Tool & Die Room with 36 skilled employees including Tool & Die Makers, Machinists, Precision Grinders, CNC Operators, Machine Repairmen/Tool Room Welder; supervised Stamping/Punch Press Dept. Instituted first Preventive Maintenance Program for injection molds as a corrective action to a chronic quality problem. Increased mold repair throughput 33% through the mold section of the tool room; established methods for in-press transfer mold date stamping and repair methods leading to improved plant performance in schedule attainment and product quality.
1991 – 1992
Supervised manufacturing operations across the hydraulic (new technology) mount plant. Processes included robotic assembly lines with complex internal components and configurations (patent protected); transfer molding of rubber inserts; direct supervision averaged sixty hourly employees; labor efficiencies improved 16% in assembly and 20% in the stamping department due to problem solving and improvement activities. Nominated for a peer recognition award in the area of Positive Leadership.
Started the methodology for Kanban
scheduling between transfer molding and robotic assembly departments that led to
improved schedule attainment and minimized in process inventory;
PLANT STATISTICIAN & QUALITY
1989 – 1991
Worked with problem solving teams to diagnose and solve quality problems. Authored and taught courses on process capability and statistical process control; Named to the Corporate Statistical Review Committee established at General Motors by William Scherkenbach leading to internship with Dr. W. Edwards Deming. Solved chronic quality and throughput problems leading to 33% improvement in throughput and substantial reduction in scrap rates throughout the plant.
JOURNEYMAN TOOLMAKER 1975 – 1989
Served skilled trades apprenticeship; Built tools/dies/fixtures/jigs as required per blueprint and/or verbal instructions.
Division of General Motors, Moraine, Ohio
Performed assembly line work as required; worked assembly lines producing washers, dryers and refrigerators.
Certified in Lean Manufacturing, First Time Quality Improvement and Internal Consulting by Kaizen Institute of America, Inc.
College Advanced Mixed-Model Workshop & Demand Flow Technology &
Strategy. Series 400
and 700, J-I-T Institute of Technology, Inc.
Certified QS 9000
Internal Quality Auditor, Registration Number: R141 Certificate Number:
Engineering/Reliability Engineering/ and Experimental Design
Control and Productivity Methods
Graduate of The Juran Institute, Inc.
Graduate of The
University of Tennessee, Knoxville Institute for Productivity through Quality
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