A hands-on, multi-faceted manager / engineer with 25+ years of experience ranging from automotive components to food packaging; manufacturing processes composed of injection molding, extrusion, painting and assembly operations with previous experience in metal machined components and sheet metal fabrication. Experienced in start-up operations.
o Production scheduling, managing production staff, instituting safety program, developed training and procedures
o 6-Sigma champion for customer quality issue resolution and scrap/cost reduction utilizing Shainin Red X methodology (determining root cause by observing non-random patterns in data), Kepner-Tregoe Problem Analysis, DOEs & Taguchi methods, 8Ds, 7-step
o Developer of quality systems for new program launches, APQP / PPAP / TS-16949 documentation (Control Plans, FMEAs, work instructions), testing, MSA / Gage R&R, dimensional analysis / CMM, GD&T, SPC, and operator training.
o Industrial Engineering, visual materials management, linked-cells, KANBAN, CAD layouts, time studies, work standardization and Kaizen-based cross-functional continuous improvement team leader.