DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Recruited to improve and transform a $ million business with a workforce of up to union
represented employees. Responsible for all aspects of manufacturing operations. Well versed in state
of the art, high and low volume machining, welding, forming, and assembly for safety critical,
engineering intensive products.
• Reduced manufacturing costs by % by introducing lean manufacturing initiatives including S,
Kaizen, and TPM best practices.
• Reduced first pass quality notices and rework by %.
• Improved A exhaust nozzle leadtimes by %.
Halma Corporation, Marathon Sensors – Cincinnati, Ohio to
A supplier of control instrumentation, sensors, and software, to the automotive, heattreating, glass,
and other high temperature process industries.
VICE PRESIDENT OPERATIONS
Responsible for all manufacturing, quality assurance, and supply chain management activities
throughout the company. Promoted to VP Operations in March to consolidate the process
engineering and customer / field service functions in one area. Successfully turned field service
activities into a profitable source of extra revenue. Restructured manufacturing to incorporate “single
piece” flow and “pull” control techniques.
• Reduced the order to shipment leadtime on key products by over %.
• Productivity key performance indicators improved by over %.
Lucas Sumitomo Brakes, Inc. – Cincinnati, Ohio to
A $ million Tier supplier of disc brakes and antilock braking systems to major domestic and
transplant automotive OEMs.
In charge of strategic and daily quality management functions for two manufacturing operations. Also
responsible for quality and process engineering systems in both ABS and Disc brake manufacturing.
Launched program to ensure QS quality system compliance. Extensive training and practical
experience in the application of the Toyota Production System / Lean Manufacturing.
. Developed and implemented a Supplier Value Assessment / Enhancement program. Supplier
defect related costs were reduced by approximately $, / year for a three year period as a
direct result of this program.