Operations Manager/Plant Manager Candidates

Candidate 98OPM:

  • Candidate 98OPM has developed his career in manufacturing environments. Utilizing his Mechanical Engineer degrees, he has worked his way up into plant management and operations management in his most recent roles.
  • He is a confident but approachable professional with a demeanor that would likely yield buy-in from direct reports. He shares many accomplishments in his resume having to do with waste reduction, cost savings, and employee development.
  • Although his current role is leading an aftermarket refurbishing operation, he continues to craft strategic approaches that have resulted in increased revenue for the operation. He described a recent change to their supply and demand where he implemented a buyback program from their customers. Rather than having to wait on their own meter to go through the refurb process and ship back, they now offers customers the options of buying a certified refurbished unit.
  • His operation brings meters in from the field for teardown, refurbishment, testing, and certification. Since the buyback program was implemented, they can now fulfill customer requirements from stock. This has significantly reduced turnaround time.
  • Prior to his current role, he spent 9 years at another organization with the last 5 in the Plant Manager role. He had full P&L responsibility. He oversaw Production, Engineering, HR, Safety, Quality, and the entire WH operation.
  • He also spearheaded a number of CI projects – everything from plant floor optimization to inventory reduction.
  • In addition to fabricating HVAC ductwork, his plant also built motor/blower assemblies and some heating units.

Candidate 97OPM:

  • Candidate 97OPM is the Director of Production Support at an organization, whose goal was to drive operational excellence in the plant – improve maintenance, quality, materials management and demand planning. He was pulled off those initiatives early on to project manage a building expansion. He has sourced and commissioned all the new machines from China, and been managing that effort.
  • Prior to this role, he spent 5 years as a GM for a $20M business where he had full operational responsibility. He did all the planning and forecasting. He was dealing with a low wage and temp workforce but also managed the engineers. He initiated cycle time improvement and was able to introduce automation into their production processes.
  • He has been very focused on quality management throughout his career.
  • He also worked in an electronics assembly plant at an electronics organization where he did production scheduling as well as implementing new products into production.

Candidate 96OPM:

  • Candidate 96OPM has his Associates and Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology as well as his MBA.
  • He has 19 years experience in manufacturing in a variety of industries.
  • He is a great communicator and has a passion for manufacturing and leadership
  • He describes his management style as service leadership- “I wear boots and jeans to work so I can work alongside my employees.” He began his career on the plant floor and believes inspire change through gaining trust, modeling behavior, having clear and specific SOPs and holding people accountable.
  • In his current role, he is in charge of a plant with full P&L responsibilities.
  • He has 80 full time employees and 70 additional temp employees during busy season. The Production Manager, 5 supervisors, and shipping department report directly to him.
  • He has accomplished significant cost savings in his current role and he is now looking for a new challenge.

Candidate 95OPM:

  • Candidate 95OPM has his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and 9 years experience in manufacturing. His last 4 years have been in an Assembly plant but he does have exposure to Fabrication as well.
  • He participated in an Operations for Engineers Program where he was exposed to a variety of plants and roles within the organization.
  • In 2012, he was hired as the Operational Excellence Team Leader at a plant in North Carolina. This plant is one this organization’s largest with 800 employees over 3 shifts. He was charged with implementing lean systems across the plant. He was very successful in this role which led to his promotion to Production Manager in Georgia.
  • He was able to use his experience as an Ops Ex Leader to implement Lean methodologies in his new role resulting in improving OTP from 89.7% to 95.2% along with many other cost and time saving improvements.
  • In his current role, he manages 20 production associates. He also has P&L responsibilities as well as Safety and Quality responsibilities.
  • He believes in leading by example and is very hands on in his management style.
  • He is very well versed in Lean and CI.

Candidate 94OPM:

  • Candidate 94OPM has his MBA, is Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certified and has 15 years management experience. He has led Black Belt projects, Value Stream Teams, Kaizen Events, Lean initiatives and Continuous Improvement projects that have increased revenues, saved money and avoided spending.
  • He describes himself as a situational manager, he deals with the personality, the sensitivities and adapts to the needs of the situation. He goes into the situation and “Listens”, then thinks about the employees Problem before he jumps to a solution.
  • He starts every day by walking the floor and saying “Good Morning” to his employees. He’s even been known to get them a cup of coffee. He says if you get someone to work for you they work for a while, but if you get someone to work WITH you they will do it for a lifetime.
  • He is currently the only Black Belt with his company and handles a lot of Cost Analysis. He is always looking for ways to reduce cost and find ways to make things run more efficiently.
  • He has been in manufacturing his whole career. He loves the satisfaction of the finished product. He is comfortable and deals with customers often.
  • He was an engineer during his time in the Marines and designed and constructed commercial facilities during that time, he even built houses during his college years.

Candidate 93OPM:

  • Candidate 93OPM is a Chemical Engineer with supervisory experience both at food and beverage manufacturers where he was an Assistant Ops Manager.
  • His role as a lean leader required him to effect change on the plant floor.
  • He has an MBA, and has some responsibility for P&L in his Assistant Ops Manager role. He also managed a $700k/yr material and supply budget as a SC leader at a beverage plant.
  • Because he has worked in manufacturing plants where the air quality is regulated, he’s had some exposure to filtration technology. He’s also dealt with a lot of plant maintenance activity.

Candidate 92OPM:

  • Candidate 92OPM is an Industrial Engineering graduate from Temple University.
  • She has a strong history in production supervision and management, as well as having served as a Maintenance Manager during her stint at a beverage bottler.
  • She states that process engineering is her expertise. She’s an “out on the floor”, hands-on type – improving processes in the operation. As long as she is getting results, she likes to own her process.
  • She places a lot of emphasis on employee engagement – encouraging associates to share ideas. She’s done a lot of team building exercises.
  • She began her production supervision career in food in a chocolate and candy making operation.
  • She got a call from the beverage bottler for a Production Manager role in SC. The Plant Director ended up going with an internal candidate, but he liked her so much, he offered her a Maintenance Manager position at the plant.
  • She had 26 mechanics and the maintenance supervisor reporting to her. They had never had a woman manager before. She made sure she showed up for the line calls – learned the process and gained their trust.
  • She was charged with getting their equipment reliability back up and getting their maintenance program back on track. She had never been a maintenance manager, but she had good help from her team, and is most proud of the improvements she made there.
  • She was able to re-instate maintenance contracts that had been allowed to lapse. She also won over the maintenance supervisor who had been there for a long time. He knew everything about the facility, and carried a lot of tribal knowledge about their machines. She literally met with him every day until they constructed a PM plan. She then facilitated all of the contracts and re-instead some lapsed vendors. She worked with the maintenance supervisor on cross-training their mechanics. In 1-1/2 yrs, they went from 65% to 85% efficiency on the lines. One example was improving changeover times on a line that did 7 different packaging processes.
  • She also revamped SOPs for mechanical changeovers and for reducing waste. She worked with vendors and OEMs on getting their equipment technologies up to speed, delivering both the bottle and can line upgrades – on-time, on-budget.
  • Her manager got promoted to Plant Manager in Atlanta, and he brought her with him. She was a Manufacturing Lead (Production Manager equivalent) in several facilities.
  • Michelle was able to get the up to 8M bottles/day. She was awarded “Plant of the Year”, and with no lost time. When she left, the lines were performing at 87-90% efficiency – about as high as it gets in the bottling industry.
  • She’s made process changes in her facility to help eliminate waste – she created partial batch recipes that make smaller batches.
  • Herself, the Maintenance Manager and the Distribution Manager pretty much run the operation. She also oversees the safety lead, and conducts quarterly audits.

Candidate 91OPM:

    • Candidate 91OPM has his BSEE which he says comes in very useful when on the plant floor
    • He has been in manufacturing for 14 years and has worked many different roles for a manufacturer of adhesive dispensing equipment.
    • He has co-led one Kaizen event and participated in others.  The event he co-led resulted in the creation of a visual kanban system for machine parts.  This resulted in significant time savings by streamlining the process and minimizing paperwork
    • He also led a six sigma project that resulted in a 32% reduction in scrap.
    • He puts a strong focus on CI using data and metrics to identify gaps and areas of improvement.  He took me through a project recently where he analyzed data to look at test failures. He was able to identify one test that was resulting in 60% of their QA failures. Using root cause analysis he identified the issue and invested in automating that step of the process to take out the variability resulting immediately in a 20% increase in pass yields.
    • He explains Lean to hourly employees as eliminating waste (which can be anything: steps, re-work etc.) and being more efficient with your time in order to make your job easier and produce a quality product
  • He has managed up to 50 employees and he leads by example.  He likes to get his hands dirty and learn the process because he believes he has to have a good understanding himself of anything he is asking his operators to do. He currently manages 11 direct reports.

Candidate 90OPM:

  • Candidate 90OPM has her BS in Chemical Engineering and is an LSS Black Belt.
  • She has 6 years experience in a Chemical plant and extensive knowledge of chemical manufacturing and processes.
  • She is CI driven and always looking for ways to improves processes.  She took me through an example where she reduced cycle time in the milling department. When she started, they were milling for 20 hours. She set up a data collection process to look at milling time vs particle size across various materials. She was able to identify that 100% of the chemicals were at the right particle size at 15 hours saving 5 hours immediately.  She then continued to work downstream and has made the milling process more efficient and has cut the process down to 10 hours.
  • She considers herself mechanically inclined and is experienced at troubleshooting and identifying maintenance issues. She has also been trained in Reliability Engineering Principles.
  • She currently had 6 direct reports and is responsible for two 24/7 plants and budgets/ P&L.
  • She describes her management style as very collaborative. She listens to operators and often learns from them.  She can be firm when necessary but does not go in with an iron fist and has always been able to build a good rapport with her employees.
  • Candidate 90OPM resides in Stone Mountain, GA.

Candidate 89OPM:

  • Candidate 89OPM has a degree in Chemistry and a Master’s in Technology Management.
  • Much of his career has been spent in chemical process and converting operations, and he’s done a lot of work in capital equipment.
  • He is both EPA and FDA certified, so he brings a lot of knowledge to compliance and audits. He’s dealt a good deal with Osha and EPA emission standards.
  • Bill is currently an Operations Manager for a group that does private label paper products (toilet tissue, paper towels, facial tissue…).
  • He focuses on quality, safety, cost and morale.  He has managed up to 8 direct reports including manufacturing Operations, Engineering (maintenance and CAPEX projects) procurement, planning, Quality, Safety, costs, and morale.
  • He spearheaded maintenance programs ensuring continual training occurred and set expectations toward project completion. Completed this through constant communication and cross-functional work team involvement.
  • He promoted Center of Excellence meetings pulling employees in as part of a 3-legged stool (Operations, Sales and Finance). Directed kaizens and Poke-yoke programs to instill continuous improvement on the manufacturing floor.
  • Black Belt Project: Reduced inventories from $128MM to $57MM in 11 months by improving the supply chain, instituting operations and manufacturing improvements. Set up Min/Max/Trigger systems for improved flow. Improved customer service from 87.7% to 99.9%

Candidate 88OPM:

  • Candidate 88OPM has his MBA; he is CPIM, CSCP and CSSBB Certified and Is Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certified. He has 16 years of success demonstrating highly effective change management and relationship-building skills while driving cost savings.
  • He loves dealing with suppliers, negotiating and saving his companies money. During his time with two well-known manufacturers, he saved them $12Millon and $2Millon each.
  • He has experience dealing with these commodities: Polypropylene, powder resin, polymer, polyester, viscose, adhesives, pulp, metals, fabric, finishing supplies, stretch wrap, cardboard, Purchase Finished Goods (PFG), 3PL labor.
  • He has worked with several Hazmat related products, as well as ISO and FDA Certified products. He as has also dealt with Economic Tariffs.
  • How he qualifies a supplier varies, but usually he goes after 3 at a time, he gets quotes first, but it’s not just about price, he looks at quality, so to do that he goes on a site visit, he looks at examples of their corrective actions/how they are handled, he interviews their customers, checks their ISO certification, he likes to make sure they are open and transparent. In the end he wants to build a partnership with the supplier.
  • He is used to working 20 projects at a time and in a team environment. He thrives in a face-paced environment.
  • He has extensive ERP experience, here is the list he has used: SAP (APO, R3, EWM), Oracle ERP/WMS, Red Prairie WMS, PINC YMS, JD Edwards, BPCS, OASIS, BatchMaster, Access database, as well as JMP/Excel, and ETQ/Complaint Pro for quality data.

Candidate 87OPM:

  • Candidate 87OPM has 25+ years experience in manufacturing with extensive experience in Lean Manufacturing.
  • He has his LSS Black Belt, BA in Business and is ¾ way through his MBA.
  • He is high energy and has a passion for Lean methodologies and continuous improvement.
  • He was taught Lean Manufacturing while at a Japanese Automotive company.
  • He currently manages 2 plants in North Georgia and has experience with bulk raw materials.
  • He currently manages 12 direct reports and 120-150 hourly associates. He describes his management style as a leader not a manager. He listens to his employees, sets goals and targets and then holds them accountable.

Candidate 86OPM:

    • Candidate 86OPM has his MBA, is Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certified and has 15 years management experience. He has led Black Belt projects, Value Stream Teams, Kaizen Events, Lean initiatives and Continuous Improvement projects that have increased revenues, saved money and avoided spending.
    • His pride and joy CI project was when his line was running at 95%OEE but getting a lot of rejects at the fillers. The product was getting into the bottle but once packaged the barcode wasn’t being read properly and it all had to be torn apart and a lot of scrap was created. 200-300 rejects/shift. But instead of fixing problem, the company just added more workers to solve the issue. He set up a camera to find out why the barcodes were not being read properly, found the issue was a pick arm was jerking very slightly, they fixed arm. This increased throughput from 68% to 95%, lessened head count, decreased scrap. In the end, it saved the company 1.5M in one year!
    • He describes himself as a situational manager, he deals with the personality, the sensitivities and adapts to the needs of the situation. He goes into the situation and “Listens”, then thinks about the employee’s problem before he jumps to a solution.
    • He starts every day by walking the floor and saying “Good Morning” to his employees. He’s even been known to get them a cup of coffee. He says if you get someone to work for you they work for a while, but if you get someone to work WITH you they will do it for a lifetime.
    • He is currently the only Black Belt with his company and handles a lot of Cost Analysis. He is always looking for ways to reduce cost and find ways to make things run more efficiently.
    • He has been in manufacturing his whole career. He loves the satisfaction of the finished product. He is comfortable and deals with customers often.
  • He was an engineer during his time in the Marines and designed and constructed commercial facilities during that time, he even built houses during his college years.

Candidate 85OPM:

  • Candidate 85OPM received a B.S.I.E. from Purdue University and graduated in December 1982. She started her career as a casing/packaging supervisor overseeing the popular lines at a food distributor for two years. Then she joined another organization as an Industrial Engineer identifying improvements for their Electronic Surface Mount (SMT) Circuit Card Assembly line.
  • After relocating from Texas to Georgia, she went to work as an Industrial Engineer for another organization where she improved productivity and efficiency of packaging in their warehouse department for a year. She went on to I work as a Production Engineer and Senior Production Engineer two other organizations for a total of ten years implementing various productivity and process improvements for Missile Defense products. Then she moved on to an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) as a Manufacturing Engineer setting up and implementing lean processes for a Scanner manufacturing line.
  • With last organization, she worked as a Manufacturing Engineer, Senior Manufacturing Engineer, and Manufacturing Support Service Manager for the past fifteen years. She was able to procure and set-up SMT equipment, start-up a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) production line, manage, and maintain all of operations for the product line with limited resources.
  • She is currently with a major beverage organization.  She has experience implementing lean processes to reduce waste for various product lines, she addressed product, test, and quality issues to keep production flowing and minimize/eliminate stoppage. She identified packaging methods to ship product to the end user, and successfully transitioned the production of various defense designs from Engineering into production through the New Production Introduction (NPI) process.
  • She has experience in consumer goods and packaging, she can assess equipment to better optimize the equipment and improve changeovers or streamlines processes, and she can evaluate machines and processes, and rework equipment and implement necessary changes.
  • In her current role, she restructured the packaging assembling line, modified frontline responsibilities, relocated product inventory, supported personnel on the daily filtering in SAP ERP for product variation, and justified and procured optimized taping and strapping machines to support the increase volume (350/day to 900/day) while minimizing an increase in operating cost.
  • She also achieved a $130K labor savings per year by identifying a new national vendor to supply bottomless boxes (no tape required) in Atlanta and Florida sites in support of the 30% volume increased on a packaging line.
  • She is fluent in Lean Six Sigma, 5S, 7 Waste, Value Stream Mapping, Poke-Yoke, visual management techniques, GEMBA boards, Kaizen, etc.
  • Her career has allowed her to work many years as an Industrial / Production / Manufacturing Engineer with her primary focus on planning production flow/processes, implementing process and continuous improvements, and addressing process and quality issues. This experience has equipped her with tools to better understand the production processes, cost impacts, and quality concepts and has provided her with different perspectives and interactions with the supervisors, operators / assemblers and technical teams she has worked with. She has developed an adaptable and flexible style which has allowed her to be a very effective communicator and it excites her to share what she has learned as well as learn from others.
  • She has experience with AutoCad but primarily uses Visio. She has designed production tooling and fixtures.
  • She is currently responsible a Plant Manager with the major beverage company and is responsible for keeping 13 facilities across Georgia and SC maintained. She keeps the facilities running from their HVAC’s systems, Machine shops, safety (Building and people), maintaining daily records, etc. She also has P&L duties.
  • She has extensive experience and responsibility with the maintenance of her facilities, including the equipment in the buildings. She even handles and schedules the maintenance of the trucks used. She schedules diagnosis and repairs of all equipment for all her plants.
  • She has been in Operations Management for 10 years. She currently has 33 direct reports and 108 employees. She believes it is important to hire “Good People” and surround yourself with “Good Contractors”.  In fact, she was responsible for negotiating a new contract with a vendor for packaging material that cut the cost by one third and had the vendor automate the transportation of the packages so they went straight into the truck by conveyor and saved in man power.

Candidate 84OPM:

  • Candidate 84OPM has been in manufacturing operations for most of his career as a Mechanical Engineer. He is currently doing project management of CAPEX and line improvement projects.
  • He handles the project proposals, cost projections, secures funding and is in charge of project delivery.
  • Examples of his projects are:
    • Installing 330 sf WH add-on to an existing facility – $2.1M dollar investment
    • Improving a laminate line for better throughput and less waste.
    • Developing an inbound/outbound transportation plan for one of the plants
    • Upgrading a conveyor section
  • Some projects involve installing new equipment and some are equipment replacement or modifications.
  • Prior to this role, he has been in manufacturing engineering or process engineering roles.
  • He is good at identifying gaps and doing process improvement. He uses the 3Ms – machinery, material, methodology – as the focus for gaining efficiency and cost savings.
  • As a manufacturing engineer, he was doing Kaizen events and using 5s to improve work spaces, material flow and manpower efficiency. He continued to learn and utilize lean tools.
  • In his facilities engineering role, he was part of the reliability team for improving plant equipment and preventive maintenance.
  • He regularly used SAP for generating weekly reports.
  • Candidate 84OPM resides in McDonough, GA.

Candidate 83OPM:

  • Candidate 83OPM is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from Georgia Tech, with an MBA from UNC.
  • During college, he co-oped at an organization where he was first introduced to sheet metal cabinetry along with controls and the components of the refrigeration cycle.
  • After college, he worked for another organization for over 3 years in design and product development. The company produces custom build refrigeration equipment sold into grocery chains and other commercial food storage facilities. This was a heavily project based role working with sales, production, and procurement to ensure fabrication efficiency and cost controls.
  • He has been at his current organization for the last four years where he started out as a Manufacturing Engineer and has now moved into a role as their Quality Lead over plant operations. He also leads all quality initiatives associated with their manufacturing expansion project designed to increase volume.
  • He currently manages an engineering team consisting of 4 full-time engineers and 2 contract engineers. He is responsible for his team’s performance reviews and decisions regarding compensation. He’s led teams in other roles, but this is the first time he’s had performance and compensation oversight.
  • His current benchmarks are focused on mitigating reoccurring deviations, and addressing audit findings through root cause analysis and corrective action.
  • Although his KPI’s are not tied directly to the profit side (his metrics include hitting production and improvement targets, volume yield, certain cost per unit targets, and reducing overall deviations), all his accomplishments roll up into the bottom line.
  • In his previous role as a Manufacturing Engineer, he got involved in facilities maintenance program management. He was responsible for creating a PM program, and worked with the Maintenance Dept and Production Managers on developing a PM schedule.
  • In his time as a co-op he worked hands-on with the maintenance team. He partnered with them in analyzing root cause of failure and to set up a maintenance program.
  • He obtained his LSSBB thru the organization’s operational excellence division, so he’s very familiar with lean tools and uses critical thinking/root cause discovery to impact bottom line value add.

Candidate 82OPM:

  • Candidate 82OPM has an MBA, is a Mechanical Engineer and is HACCP certified. He offers substantial experience spanning production and manufacturing operations, including multiple FDA and USDA processing facilities.
  • He is an expert in Lean concepts including Gemba Events, Cause/Effect Diagrams, 5S, 6 Sigma, Kaizen Events, OEE and Tim Wood Analogy.
  • He has worked is many manual food manufacturing facilities, some of  which had sandwich assembly lines that were primarily manual except for primary retail package. Folding tacos, tortillas, and burritos are other examples of a manual operation he has managed.
  • He has extensive experience with frozen foods and frozen doughs. He has worked with them in almost every company he has worked with, he even started a frozen food operation.
  • Throughout his career, he has established a reputation as a transformational leader who is driven by challenge, undeterred by obstacles, and committed to furthering standards of excellence. Engaged accelerated results correlating KPI metrics and financial acumen is an essential skill set that has distinguished him from others.
  • His expertise encompasses all aspects of Lean Manufacturing Operations, from controlling costs, defining true benchmarks based on equipment and process capability and basis for maximizing revenues to harnessing team strengths to improve company-wide performance. Exceeding goals by 30%-50% are recent examples.
  • He has the ability to build consensus among executive teams and stakeholders to promote transparency and influence positive change. Over 50% of hourly leads developed over last 7 years have been promoted to salary positions including 2 eventual Plant Managers.

Candidate 81OPM:

  • Candidate 81OPM has a BSME and 10 years experience in Manufacturing and 4 years Management experience.
  • His management style is to oversee, provide leadership, guide, and delegate, while encouraging. He wants to help them succeed by motivating then rewarding.
  • His current company is very small and he only oversees 15 employees, but working for a small company, you wear many hats. He is also in charge of the production schedule. He coordinates with clients, Sales, Engineers, Procurement, and Logistics to create the schedule.
  • It’s his responsibility to cost every project. Then when the project is complete compare the proposed versus the actual. He is also responsible for the quarterly/bi-annual/fiscal budgets.
  • He deals with OEM Customers, World Wide Customers and Engineering Firms. He is the Project Manager. He handles customers problems before they start, he is very customer driven.
  • He has a passion for manufacturing. He has always like taking things apart and putting them back together. He fell in love with construction when he worked in it while in college. He loves to see the final product and he loves team building in the plant environment.

Candidate 80OPM:

  • Candidate 80OPM has a BSME and 20 years experience in Manufacturing Management. His career is highlighted by five separate best-in-company plant performances.
  • He is driven by the combination of a healthy presence on the shop floor, Lean principles, strategic planning, leadership development, and technical innovation. Much of his career was spent with a world-class automotive bearing manufacturer. Year-in and year-out the plant sported the highest profitability within their Fortune 250 parent company: the result of their robust culture of continuous improvement.
  • In subsequent roles, his leadership has tallied $12,000,000 in cost reductions following the priorities of safety and morale, quality and customer focus, then productivity. He has an unusual blend of being able to build morale and a culture of excellence while applying his engineer’s eye to making processes more robust and productive.
  • His hands-on, innovative approach was best demonstrated while in a role in Union, SC where he generated $1.4M in cost savings by tapping into operators’ expertise while also identifying other waste and opportunity then creating rapid change via low or no-cost solutions such as visual management, work cell arrangements, line balancing, and other Lean tools.
  • He is not afraid of new things; he was new to packaging when he joined a packaging manufacturer. The first thing he did was connect with the Production Manager, had the whole operation/equipment explained to him by operators. Drew a Value Stream Map. Got to know everyone, created an environment where they wanted to come to work, built a rapport, talked to them.
  • He has a passion for manufacturing; he has always loved being around technology. The people in manufacturing are a joy to be around as well. He loves when he speaks to people 10 years after he has managed them and they still say he was their best manager ever.

Candidate 79OPM:

  • Candidate 79OPM has a BS with a concentration in Production Management, Six Sigma Green Belt and 20 years of Manufacturing leadership experience.
  • He has managed up to 200 employees with 12 direct reports. He considers himself a servant leader, he finds out what his employees need, removes the road blocks and lets them work. He gives them the tasks and lets them achieve them as they see fit.
  • He builds trusting teams and develops leaders who can move forward to create their own successful careers. He is known as a leader who makes things happen.
  • He has experience with companies in high growth mode. He has helped open 3 factories while with one organization. He believes when hiring his front line managers they need to be people you would want to eat a meal with, relationships matter.
  • In a previous role, his favorite continuous improvement project was when he was able to take several areas in the factory, and after several Kaizen events determined a way to combine these areas and make a useful space to bring in a new business to the company- Hard Armor, they were only doing Soft Armor previously.
  • He previously worked in a custom shop that makes custom body armor for military and law enforcement personnel so he is used to doing changeovers.
  • He has a passion for manufacturing and has served on several Manufacturing Boards, such as First Coast Manufacturers Association.

Candidate 78OPM:

  • Candidate 78OPM has his MBA and a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He has been in the construction industry for 22 years and management for 20.
  • His management style is being a change agent. He believes his front line management team is the key to his success. For the future of the company, you need strong leaders. Training is very important, then provide good support and guidance, to do that he is always on the plant floor, he likes to engage his employees.
  • He has a “Leader as Coach” program, where he meets with his employee once a month to have them do a self-assessment and explain what their career goals are so he can help them achieve them whether its training or going back to school.
  • He has had full P&L responsibilities before and understands cost analysis and ROI. He has dealt with customers and believes it is important to talk with the customers if there is a concern before it becomes an issue.
  • He has extensive experience managing environmental regulations pertaining to a manufacturing facility.
  • He is able to consistently improve operating efficiency and yield while reducing operating costs. He implemented a production schedule that increased profitability while increasing employee morale.
  • He has experience with customized orders and implemented a same day customer order fulfillment program to grow sales territory and expand manufacturing footprint.

Candidate 77OPM:

  • Candidate 77OPM has been in the manufacturing industry 20+ years and in various industries most recently being Automotive.
  • He has managed people in most roles. He considers his management style to be an “open door manager”, he does not micro-manage, he says he provides the resources and tools to enable to his team to do their jobs.
  • He has vast experience with PM programs in his current role he has developed a full maintenance program. He has two teams of maintenance team members one who are the “Tactical” team who deal with repairs and breakdowns and then a “Strategic” team who work on the Planned and Preventative Maintenance schedule.
  • Having worked in various industries he has worked with he has worked presses, packaging equipment, conveyors, boilers, mixing systems and motors.
  • He is a Lean Sigma Black Belt and is involved in the training of Green belt candidates and mentor them through the program. He also gets involved on Process Improvements on the shop floor.
  • He has organized monthly staff presentations with Management team to present the status on current projects. This encourages management team and staff to be able to communicate and understand what is being worked on and get the support to be able to be successful.
  • Candidate 77OPM lives in Gainesville, GA.

Candidate 76OPM:

  • Candidate 76OPMaas an BS in Applied Nuclear Engineering Technology with 20+ years experience in Management and almost 30 years experience in Maintenance.
  • He currently manages 10 direct reports and 225 indirect reports in a fast paced metal fabrication/manufacturing plant. He directs, maintains, and enforces the maintenance program for the company.  He considers his management style as one of “open communication”, open to input from employees and management.
  • When he first started, there was no Maintenance program at his organization, he put one in place and that same system is being used today. He has comprehensive knowledge of equipment and facility maintenance programs and procedures.
  • He is also currently a Safety Manager; he reviews safety records to uphold standards of maximum safety for all maintenance technicians and has extensive knowledge of safety principles and practices. He conducts monthly safety meetings with managers and 2nd shift personnel.
  • He is an expert with Lock out Tag out programs, during his time in the Military they drilled that into his head. This is another program he built from scratch.
  • He spends 75% of his day on the floor and has extensive experience with boilers, conveyers, motors, steam systems, etc

Candidate 75OPM:

  • Candidate 75OPM has 30 years experience working in leadership positions such as Operations Manager, Environmental Manager, Production Manager, and Risk Manager. He has an MBA, BS and is a Facilitator for Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma Practices, EHSS leadership, Safety in Motion, etc.
  • He believes in “working towards Excellence” and knows how to get the best out of his employees.
  • During his first year with one organization, while working a duel role as an Ops. Manager and Safety Manager, he threw away 1000 lbs. of waste! He currently works as a Consultant and very much wants to get back into Operations/Plant Management.
  • He has improved both departments, 65% improvement in production (on spent 10K to do) and 99.9 first pass acceptance.
  • He was askedd to look at all departments at, by just his recommendations and making adjustments based on those recommendations, he was able to increase production by 25% without spending any money.
  • His past 2 years he has focused on the Operations team and updating operating procedures, task lists, basic operating training, safe production practices, and ways to increase production.
  • He is constantly finding ways to save his company money like refurbishing old equipment, finding cheaper ways to dispose of hazardous waste, etc.
  • He has increased throughput by over 60% by analyzing bottlenecks in process and reducing or eliminating them.
  • He has created reduction in Employee Overtime from – 24/ 7 operation to 24/5 operation – 55% reduction in overtime and a $250,000/year savings in labor cost.
  • Steven has experience working with polymers and electrical pneumatics and troubleshooting PLC, as well as just systematically troubleshooting most mechanical instruments. He has worked in multi-craft maintenance and electro-mechanical environments. He has experience with blender systems, water towers, chillers, vacuum units, silos, etc.
  • He has experience implementing scheduled maintenance plans to increase the reliability of plant equipment and reduce unscheduled downtime. He worked as a mechanic for 8 years so he has a very high mechanical aptitude.

Candidate 74OPM:

  • Candidate 74OPM has an MBA and nearly 20 years experience in production and Manufacturing environments. He posses the ability to build and lead teams and motivate team members at all levels.
  • He is Six Sigma Green Belt certified and has a 5S Advanced Industrial Engineering certification.
  • He is a very hands-on Manager and has had anywhere from 4 to 100 direct reports. He believes in empowering the employee to do their job. He needs them to be good at their job so he believes in developing the employee.
  • He started his career on the floor and was promoted to a training position because they could see “he had to stay busy”. He is good at figuring out how to run production and he likes to mingle with everyone and learn his or her jobs so on Saturday when he works he picks a job to work on the floor and gives that person a break for a few hours. This way he learns all positions and better understands any issues that may come up.
  • He has worked with plastics, PE’s, resigns, and cross-link polymers. He has Electrical pneumatics experience where they designed and built every piece of equipment used right down to gage stands in the manufacturing. He was one of three on the design team and second in command over maintenance department. He has Screw extrusion experience as well.
  • He has experience operating and maintenance on blender systems, water towers, chillers, vacuum units and silos.
  • He is very mechanically inclined, he grew up under a vehicle because his dad was a master mechanic and drag raced.
  • In all his positions he has been responsible for cost analysis but in the most recent he was able to determine the company was grossly underpricing a part, which was costing them tons. He has also always interacted with customers in every position especially to resolve issues.

Candidate 73OPM:

  • Candidate 73OPM has worked as a Plant Manager, General Manager, and CI Leader but he is best at building and leading outstanding teams! He has a great personality and believes the workplace should be a place of learning and growth for all employees.
  • He has 6+ years experience with Building Supplies.  Dealt with primary customers like big box home improvement stores, during his time in a previous role, he was accountable for $60M in sales volume.
  • During that time, he learned a lot and hired and trained a great team. AT the same time, he took them from the worst to best Safety record, winning World Class Safety Award.
  • During that time, he was in charge of a Six Sigma Quality Project he is very proud of and explained to me. They were having trouble with their particleboard swelling/bending due to humidity when glued to laminate causing counter top issues. He built humility chambers at the plant to mimic the weather, and then tried a few products to seal the particleboards, they were moved through the chambers to what any changes. He discovered Sherwin Williams UV Coating Flash cures and worked the best. Customers they had for years were calling to complement the new changes to the Laminate product.
  • During his time in a previous organization, he not only worked as Operations Manager, he also worked as their CI Facilitator. He created their Lean Learning Institute; he helped develop their Lean culture. But he believes Lean is just a “toolbox” for a company. It should not over shadow a good employee. You don’t get a textbook and implement Lean; you let the facility dictate how you use Lean.
  • He understands cost analysis and ROI. He has had full P&L duties at most of his jobs.
  • He is a servant leader. He walked the floors multiple times a day. He gets in several miles a day!! He believes the workplace should be a learning place. Engaged employees are the difference between average and outstanding, the difference between success and failure. It is a leader’s role to teach, as well as learn, to be accessible, and to engage the entire team in the pursuit of improvement and results.

Candidate 72OPM:

  • Candidate 72OPM has a BS in Business and 20 years experience in Manufacturing Operational Standards. He is Lean Six Sigma Certified.
  • He has managed up to 1500 employees and 8 direct reports. He describes his management style as approachable. He says he listens well, he lets people talk, he is collaborative, he feels “People want you to help them if they have a problem”, he ask them to “Show me” the issue, he never sweeps things under he rug and he always documents. He believes you can take action with an employee or develop an employee and he prefers to develop.
  • He spends 70% of his day on the floor. He feels you have to be there to understand what going on- you need to know the process and understand the process to improve the process. He says the office is for my phone and email.
  • He has electrical pneumatics experience and PLC experience in Aero planes/ Tanks/ Air force Launchers.
  • He was over the maintenance Department as part of Director of Operations and during that time he primarily health with Electro-mechanical/ Multi-craft maintenance of equipment such as: blender systems, water towers, chillers, vacuum units, silos, etc., and also as Continuous Improvement Director.
  • He keeps a strong focus on Lean manufacturing (Kaizen Blitz, 5S), Continuous Process Improvement methodologies, cost reductions and Focused Factory Concept. He creates manufacturing cell teams focused on product quality, efficiencies, reliability and process improvement. He loves his Gemba walks.
  • He has experience with cost analysis, purchasing, planning, he watches the margins, pays close attention to details- when you are a Green Belt you understand Labor issues.
  • He was always asked by the Sales team to go on calls with them because he could explain so well to the customers so well what he could do for them. He is very customer friendly and handles customer well.

Candidate 71OPM:

  • Candidate 71OPM has his BS in Business Management and 20+ years in manufacturing and Assembly.  He has 15 years experience as a manager and has managed up to 110 hourly associates and 4 supervisors.
  • Earlier in his career, he worked as a supervisor and manager at a plastic food storage company. He has 2 years experience with extrusion and thermoforming and a good understanding of the extrusion process.
  • He describes himself as a hands-on manager who is big on training, developing and coaching his team.  He focuses on team building and putting his employees in a position to succeed.
  • He has his LSS Green Belt and has led several CI projects.  He explained a recent project where he improved efficiency from 45% to 82% by moving machinery/ equipment and initiating a team building exercise that promoted healthy competition between teams: focused on efficiency, safety and quality.
  • He is proficient in SAP and has 4 years experience with the software.
  • He is currently working in an engineered to order/ demand driven environment and understands the importance of customer satisfaction.
  • Candidate 70OPM is located Suwanee, GA.

Candidate 70OPM:

  • Candidate 70OPM holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue and is currently working to complete his MSc in Facilities Management in 2019.
  • His manufacturing experience and knowledge started at a young age when he was introduced to Lathes, Jigs, and various machine tools for his family business. At a young age, he was able to Program CNC code, optimize shop floor routines and work on various machines. This exposure sparked an interest in Engineering.
  • His professional career in manufacturing started in 2006, working as a Mechanical Engineer and has worked in various industries including most recently in Automotive.
  • With regards to equipment experience, he has experience with Boilers, Conveyors systems, and pumps which he has worked on most of his career. He has also worked with Mixing systems and motors. When he worked at a pharmaceutical company, he had experience with working on various packaging equipment systems.
  • He has managed up to 8 salaried and 40+ Skilled Maintenance staff. His leadership style is to lead by example, he likes to develop his team, set expectations and be fair but firm in his style.
  • With regards to Preventative Maintenance systems, he currently utilized WCM (World Class Manufacturing) system. This system incorporated Preventative Maintenance and Lean methodology into ensuring that processes are running effectively and fully optimized.
  • In his career, he has implemented various TPM (Total PM) systems. This system is triggered by a breakdown (mechanical or other), this then moves into an Emergency Work Order which then triggers a 5 Whys activity to truly understand the root cause. Once this is complete and root cause identified an actions to sustain is implemented and then completed. Based on the action, whether it’s a fine tune of machinery, history of this specific breakdown, runtime failure, or labor lack of training. These are executed upon and fed back into the system to ensure that breakdowns are eliminated or pro-actively managed.
  • He is a lean practitioner and has experience in training, implementing and sustaining initiatives.
  • He believes a software system is only as good as the information you input into it so it’s important to follow a process for preventing waste.
  • Safety is key for him, he is very much an advocate for Lock out and Tag out programs and run these systems in all the companies he has worked in.
  • He is a passionate operations and maintenance professional who is action-oriented and is driven to optimize system and processes to reduce cost.
  • Candidate 70OPM resides in Indiana, but is open to relocation.

Candidate 69OPM:

  • Candidate 69OPM holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech.
  • He went to work at a chicken processing plant after college. He was already certified on their equipment because he helped manufacture some of it in his college job. He spent 5 years with them designing tooling and spearheading process optimization.
  • He moved to Pooler, GA in 2006 because his wife was pursuing a PA degree nearby. He went to work for a company that manufactures heavy duty construction equipment. There he oversaw many of the different machine tool and finishing operations. He supervised from 30-50 employees during his time there, and was instrumental in starting up the line that produces telescopic loaders.
  • He to serve as the Plant Manager of a fabrication operation that produced transformers for the power industry.
  • He was one of original 25 people hired to help get their 250 square foot operation underway. He initially worked as a design engineer. He even moved to Portugal to help in the planning while they were building the Pooler facility. He provided all the process documentation and brought all that process and planning knowledge back with him from Portugal.
  • Charles had taken a position as a Plant Manager with a defense manufacturer in 2015, where he quickly advanced into a VP position over Manufacturing for all their facilities.
  • He ran production operations based on a budget. He was in charge of the cost accounting on inventory – raw materials, WIP and finished goods.
  • He has a lot of experience with process improvement – 5S, VSM – and it’s why he has enjoyed being a Manufacturing Manager so much. His formal training on this came from a lean course he went through at Georgia Tech.
  • He’s constantly looking for ways to improve processes – he’s big into digital manufacturing – capturing real time data (eg takt time) – visual metric boards to give visibility to the process.
  • He’s a very hands-on manager, stating you can’t document a process without knowing how to do it.

Candidate 68OPM:

  • Candidate 68OPM has an MBA/BA from Colorado State University and 18 years of experience leading, developing and motivating teams
  • He had many examples of his continuous improvements, some listed on his resume, but he is most proud that he took 120 employees from all parts of the plant and put together a Value Stream High-Performance Team. This team completed many projects from improving processes to reducing waste but most of all it improved morale and got employee “buy-in” by creating an environment of respect, clear communication and believing in the team. “I believe that my leadership skills are an asset to any team, as I not only communicate the expectation, but I also train, coach and mentor the team until I have their true buy-in.”
  • He describes his management style as Servant Leadership.
  • He has led many teams, projects, and Value Streams successfully (met or exceeded expectations) throughout his career with the United States Marine Corps, and several different organizations. He has helped the bottom line of these businesses by implementing many of the world-class lean initiatives that he has learned and applied throughout his career. Ultimately, making any new system or continuous improvement a measurable success for the plant.
  • He has earned multiple awards for his efforts, he believes that the following awards will help clarify his leadership style and his overall commitment to any organization’s success: Selected as a representative for our United Way 2015 and 16 campaigns, because he believed in our mission; represented our values; and represent the culture of the organization. Engaged Leadership and Passionate People Award for leading the team with an understanding of commitment; listening to the team; and most of all, respecting everyone equally. Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal: Professional achievement while serving as the Optics Technician for Bravo Company 4th LAR. Always kept unit readiness above 90% for optics assets. Noted and corrected Armory accountability, security and maintenance deficiencies per Marine Corps Standards, policies and procedures.
  • He has handled Cost Analysis in all his roles. It’s important to ID the abnormal cost. He increased PEE 10% from 2015 to 2016; reduced Direct labor costs by 25% from 2015 to 2016,
  • Candidate 68OPM is located in Michigan and interested in relocation.

Candidate 67OPM:

    • Candidate 67OPM has his MBA, is Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certified and has 15 years management experience. He has led Black Belt projects, Value Stream Teams, Kaizen Events, Lean initiatives and Continuous Improvement projects that have increased revenues, saved money and avoided spending.
    • He is a situational manager, he deals with the personality, the sensitivities and adapts to the needs of the situation. He goes into the situation and “Listens”, then thinks about the employees problems before he jumps to a solution.
    • He starts every day by walking the floor and saying “Good Morning” to his employees. He’s even been known to get them a cup of coffee. He says if you get someone to work for you they work for a while, but if you get someone to work WITH you they will do it for a lifetime.
    • He is currently the only Black Belt with his company and handles a lot of Cost Analysis. He is always looking for ways to reduce cost and find ways to make things run more efficiently.
    • He has been in manufacturing his whole career. He loves the satisfaction of the finished product. He is comfortable and deals with customers often.
  • He was an engineer during his time in the Marines and designed and constructed commercial facilities during that time, he even built houses during his college years.

Candidate 23OPM:

  • Candidate 23OPM has five years’ experience in food production and 5 years’ experience as a Supervisor.
  • In his current role he supervises 40 operators in the production.
  • He is very big on Safety and is constantly explaining why it is important to follow SOPs.
  • He has a strong mechanical aptitude and is a very hard worker
  • Candidate 23OPM is located in GA.

Candidate 24OPM:

  • Candidate 24OPM has been in manufacturing/ production for 17 years is passionate about Lean and CI.  She explains Lean to an hourly employee as a way to eliminate waste, meet production goals and ultimately make everyone’s job easier.
  • She lead many CI projects including where she identified wasted time and movement when boxes were brought from the warehouse to production and then unpacked and loaded on racks.  She moved the racks to the Warehouse and set up a system where boxes were unpacked and discarded and material was placed on the carts and then moved to production.  This saved significant time and money.
  • She believes that the most important quality of a good manager is communication.  She often asks her employees: “What can I do to make your job better?” If everyone understands her expectations and that she is there to help things go smoothly.
  • Candidate 24OPM is located in GA

Candidate 25OPM:

  • Candidate 25OPM has a BS in Business Management and LSS Yellow belt.
  • He has participated in several Kaizen events that reduced man hours/ over time and increased safety
  • He has managed up to 50 employees and describes himself as a hands on manager.  He is always walking the floor, asking questions, helping and training when necessary.
  • He has worked in the automotive, electronic and food industry
  • He is currently working in a contract position while he looks for a full-time supervisor role.
  • He is bilingual and speaks both Spanish and English
  • Candidate 25OPM is located in SC and is open to relocation anywhere in GA

Candidate 26OPM:

  • Candidate 26OPM has his BS in Technology Management.
  • He has worked in textile manufacturing for 12+ years and worked his way up to a Supervisor position.
  • He has lead several process improvements projects to the equipment for either to improve efficiency or safety upgrades along with 5s projects.
  • He is currently working on a project to reduce labor and has effectively reduced by ½ to 1 person on each machine through employing an accountability dashboard
  • He describes himself as an involved and hands on manager.  He is a real people person and has been successful as a supervisor because he has been in the operator’s shoes.  He coaches his employees and likes to understand why someone’s numbers have fallen and what he can do to help.
  • He sees himself as a mentor for the employees and leads by example, He encourages and coaches associates to advance their skills
  • Candidate 26OPM is located in GA

Candidate 27OPM:

  • Candidate 27OPM an Associate in Business Management/Operations and he is currently working on his BS.
  • He has 12 years experience in management, he uses a coaching style where he is on the floor with his employees understanding all task being done so he can identify any wasted motion and improve quality in the process. He believes in being fair and consistent.
  • He is savvy with Microsoft office products.
  • In his current role has implemented a 1 piece flow system which resulted in a reduction in labor and when fully implement over all 4 lines will eliminate more fixed costs.  He also revamped their one of the production lines and took them from 25% OTD to 98% OTD.
  • Candidate 27OPM is located in TN.

Candidate 28OPM:

  • Candidate 28OPM is a Production Manager with 7 years experience supervising up to 40 employees. He is comfortable applying continuous improvement philosophies to operational issues.
  • He analyzes processes and creates solutions that maximize efficiency, resulting in increased profitability and decreased waste. He has engineers on multiple CI projects, helped implement 5S and was in charge of a peg board project that helped make location tools more efficient.
  • He has been running his own electrical/plumbing business since summer of 2016 but is ready to get back to the family feel of working with a company.
  • Candidate 28OPM is located in GA.

Candidate 29OPM:

  • Candidate 29OPM has extensive experience in Lean and CI. He has been involved in two facilities where he was responsible for helping build the Lean/ CI program from the ground up.
  • He has worked in a variety of industries including automotive for 20+ years.
  • He has managed up to 120 hourly employees and he describes himself as more of a coach. He likes to ensure his employees can take on the day to day responsibilities so he can focus on CI.
  • He has been involved in multiple Kaizen events utilizing CI tools, his team was able to determine that the issue and root cause and implemented a solution which led to reduce downtime and increase efficiency.
  • In his next role he is looking for a permanent role with a stable organization. He has a great attitude and work ethic and would be an asset to any organization.
  • Candidate 29OPM is located in GA

Candidate 30OPM:

  • Candidate 30OPM has a very strong background in Lean and CI
  • He is currently working as a CI consultant and is looking for a permanent role closer to his home.
  • In his current role, he recently completed a project that will save his employer 50k a month through improving the change over process
  • He has his LSS Green belt and 15 years experience leading CI initiatives.
  • He has led multiple Kaizen events and believes he can hit the ground running in that area
  • Candidate 30OPM is located in GA

Candidate 31OPM:

  • Candidate 31OPM has been exposed to Lean principles and CI projects in most of his jobs. He explains Lean to an hourly employee as “A way of looking at the process and determining where and how we can make changes that will make your job easier”
  • He has been in manufacturing his entire career and has worked in the plastics and flooring industries. He has helped with designing process flow and installing machinery in new facilities.
  • He has been in a supervisor/ lead role for 10 years and has worked his way up in every role he has held in his career. He has managed up to 25 employees.
  • He manages by listening to his employees and gaining their respect by giving them respect.
  • He has mostly held the title of Production Lead and is looking to advance his career by moving into a supervisor role.  He currently fills in as a supervisor on a regular basis now.
  • Candidate 31OPM is located in GA

Candidate 32OPM:

  • Candidate 32OPM has a BS in Business Management.
  • She has taken some classes on Lean Manufacturing and has participated in 5S projects but would require some additional training on Lean terminology etc.  She is ALWAYS willing to further her education and would love an opportunity to take more formal Lean training.
  • She has led several CI projects where she has been able to decrease downtime and increase efficiency and production
  • She has over 12 years’ experience in textile manufacturing and worked her way up from an operator to supervising two departments
  • She also has over 2 years experience as a supervisor and has supervised up to 60 associates. She was able to turn her departments around through observing, providing positive reinforcement, and gaining her employees respect.
  • Candidate 32OPM is located in GA

Candidate 33OPM:

  • Candidate 33OPM has his Associates in Business Administration and 13 years experience as a supervisor- All of which has been in textile/ carpet manufacturing.
  • He has extensive experience in Lean manufacturing and CI principles. He has managed up to 60 employees.
  • He has been on several Kaizen teams and recently participated In a Kaizen event at where they were able to cut in half the “off quality” product waste through visual management techniques and training hourly employees,
  • He is a people person- “it is important to identify how people are motivated because everyone is motivated differently and then adjust your management style accordingly” . He believes in coaching and “lighting a spark” in all his employees
  • He has a great personality and is very loyal to his employer- he says that he is competitive and can see the “big picture”- he wants his shift to always contribute to the overall success of the organization.
  • Candidate 33OPM is located in GA.

Candidate 34OPM:

  • Candidate 34OPM has been in automotive manufacturing his entire career. He has two years of supervisory experience. He has worked his way up from an operator to a supervisor.
  • He has been associated with several Kaizen events and was able to walk me through a recent event where they reduced downtime and saved steps through installing an old conveyor for a mandatory 2nd inspection of BMW doors
  • He has managed up to 38 people and believes in “leading by example- a Boss says Go a Leader says Follow Me”
  • He is looking for a role where he can make an impact. He enjoys being a proponent of change and coaching employees.
  • Candidate 34OPM is located in GA.

Candidate 35OPM:

  • Candidate 35OPM has a BS in Business Management and an AS in Culinary Arts. He started his career as a chef and went into manufacturing with a start-up company where he had to teach himself manufacturing from the ground up. He has been in food manufacturing roles for 7 years.
  • He has been very hands on! Ensuring compliance with OSHA, FDA, USDA, AIB and applicable manufacturing and production principles.
  • He has been responsible for overseeing daily operations of production, procurement, food quality, and shipping. He has managed production supervisors, leads, logistics, and maintenance staff since 2010.
  • His management style is very hands on. Since has worked in so many start-up companies, he is used to working side by side with his employees, he leads by example and earns their trust. This guy knows hard work! (Experience supervising up to 300 employees)
  • He is skilled at negotiating with vendors, reducing inventory, reducing shipping costs, negotiating shipping costs, he has even worked in R&D.
  • Candidate 35OPM is located in GA

Candidate 36OPM:

  • Candidate 36OPM has a BS in Business Management.
  • She has taken some classes on Lean Manufacturing and has participated in 5S projects but would require some additional training on Lean terminology etc. She is ALWAYS willing to further her education and would love an opportunity to take more formal Lean training.
  • She has led several CI projects where she has been able to decrease downtime and increase efficiency and production
  • She has 14 years experience in textile manufacturing and worked her way up from an operator to supervising two departments
  • She has 2.5 years experience as a supervisor and has supervised up to 60 associates. She was able to turn her departments around through observing, providing positive reinforcement, and gaining her employees respect.
  • Candidate 36OPM is located in GA

Candidate 37OPM:

  • Candidate 37OPM has been in management for 22+ years and he started in Production and worked his way up into the role of Director of Manufacturing.
  • His management style is very hands-on, he is very involved with his employees, he takes ownership and gives corrective actions, he encourages them to learn from their mistakes and use them as opportunities for growth.
  • He is responsible for the daily plant operations, production scheduling, managing and implementing standards for high-speed food manufacturing lines, weekly KPI’s, and interviewing and hiring plant personnel.
  • He is a great communicator, conducts daily and weekly team meeting always asks for questions and concerns and addresses them immediately. He feels it’s important to be honest, to keep employees informed, and to ask for help when needed.
  • He is American Institute of Baking (AIB) Certified 2001 (Completed 20-week residence course with Baking Science and Technology)
  • Candidate 37OPM is located in GA

Candidate 38OPM:

  • Candidate 38OPM has worked in the food industry his whole career and been a supervisor for 10+ years with anywhere from 15 to 30 direct reports.
  • His management style he feels is a coaching style, he is very hands-on, with an open door policy. He is able to speak conversational Spanish and is Fluent in French.
  • He has experience supervising up to 5 production lines and has followed GMPs, HACCP guidelines and adhered to AIB standards.
  • He has processed, Mixed, Packed and Packaged food products. He is Yellow Belt Six Sigma Certified and Forklift Certified.
  • Candidate 38OPM is located in GA

Candidate 39OPM:

  • Candidate 39OPM has 20 years experience in Manufacturing, 15 years experience as a Supervisor and an Associates degree from Atlanta Technical College.
  • He has extensive experience in the daily execution of production plans, establishing work schedules, providing KPI reports, working closely with safety and quality, and initiating Lean/5S principles. He is familiar with ISO standards and requirements
  • He has vast experience in implementing the 5S system. One example he lead the implementation of 5S system into manufacturing workstations. They organized, he built shadow boxes (saved money by building), marked the floor of the stations, red tagged equipment, made posters, etc. He even brought their $3K/week waste spending down to $400/week.
  • *He has been in a supervisory role for 15 years, he has had 30-40 direct reports including temporary staff. He feels his management style is that of a trainer/leader. He focuses on quality. He wants his employees to take pride in what they are producing, would they sign their name to it?
  • Candidate 39OPM is located in GA

Candidate 40OPM:

  • Candidate 40OPM is a Mechanical Engineering grad (2012)
  • He worked for several defense contractors as an intern during college, and then went back to work with one of them after graduation.
  • Ben uses LSS as a way to organize his problem solving and process flow using 8D and Kaizen sheets. When he has introduced teams to 8D’s, the DMAIC process and use of value stream mapping.
  • His career has been focused largely on the automotive industry. He’s had a lot of experience with machining and assembly, but little exposure to plastics and injection molding.
  • He is proficient in Cad. He works in AutoCAD, Inventor and is certified in Solidworks. He’s been using AutoCAD since he was 18 yrs old.
  • He takes a quality focused approach to manufacturing. One of his key succeses was that he identified a big issue with quality with one of the automotive companies he worked at. They weren’t tracking defects, so he implemented a tag system that helped line personnel sort wrong parts/damaged part and quarantine using a red cart system.
  • Candidate 40OPM is located in GA

Candidate 41OPM:

  • Candidate 41OPM has over 20 years’ experience in the manufacturing industry. He has worked in Bio Pharma, Electronics as well as Kitchen design and manufacturing industries. Most of these years have been as a team lead.
  • In his current role he manages 4 Shift team leads who have 100 production operators.
  • His management style is very much firm but fair, he feels its key to openly communicate to his team and ensure that they understand why they have been asked to do something and understand the benefit of doing that task and take feedback as well.
  • He has experience in various 5S and Process improvement projects. In his current role he was the lead in moving the whole facility from Lithia Springs to the current site. He led to make some key changes with the shop layout this streamlined the production/conveyor lines so that they could add a testing debug station which led to increase in production output and less time wasted by operators moving around.
  • One of his key cost savings was in a scrap reduction project. The scrap costs were 5M Euro, he investigated, re-designed and made some adjustments to the feeder line which was rejecting good parts. His investigations led to conclusion that operators lacked training and that the feeder line was rejecting parts which were to spec. This led to working with the supplier on modifying the feeder equipment and training operators by color coding certain parts. Within 6 months scrap costs reduced from approx. 5M Euro to 250k Euro.
  • He also has various certifications, from Lean Manufacturing, Fork lift, Environmental Auditing.
  • Candidate 41OPM is located in GA

Candidate 42OPM:

  • Candidate 42OPM is an Industrial Engineer with over 20 years experience in Manufacturing and 5+years as a Manager.
  • He is a seasoned Manufacturing engineer with a management style that gets his employees engaged. He feels it’s important to hear from them. He shows them data why they need to improve a process then asks them their ideas, gets them on the same page, heads everybody in the same direction. If they have their hand in the solution they will be less resistant to change.
  • He has handled many Continuous Improvement projects during his career. He determines what needs improvement by looking in the SAP for the data, anything over 95%. Based on this, at Yamaha he noticed that they had to shut down the Golf cart line for 3 hours to put splash guards in a box, he implemented a small group Kaizen project and performed a time study, he ended up incorporating the boxing process into the production line without adding manpower, resulting in a $100K annual savings.
  • He has extensive PM experience detailed on his resume, some highlights; completed feasibility studies on new machinery and equipment for use in production assembly processes, implemented 2 AGV conveyor systems for use in production, Lead value-added analysis that resulted in substantial downtime reduction and manpower savings.
  • He is comfortable working with Maintenance and PM of machinery and has mechanical aptitude. He has over 5 years experience with AutoCAD mostly dealing with layouts, especially plant layouts.
  • Candidate 42OPM is located in GA

Candidate 43OPM:

  • Candidate 43OPM has 15 years’ experience in Manufacturing and he has worked in the Automotive, Aerospace and architectural panel industries
  • He is currently a Continuous Improvement Manager for an Automotive Tier one supplier. He has two direct reports who are production supervisors and his main role is to manage production cells and lines to ensure waste is removed from the system.
  • He works closely with Maintenance to ensure that all Preventative maintenance and new machines are projected managed in a timely manner and on schedule.
  • He also has a key lead role when new products lines have to be launched and manages the whole process from start to finish.
  • He has experience of Project Management as used MS Project as well Plan Do Check Act (PDCA) as one of his key day to day management of projects and reporting for his daily team meetings.
  • He has gotten engagement with operators by having them be part of employee engagement program, with this program they measure the effectiveness by measuring initial ideas vs executed ideas so far they have had a 60%-70% success rate.
  • When new employees join he trains them on basic lean principles and the key one he uses is 5S, this is the best tool to get them engaged and understand their new work environment.
  • He has also worked as Interim Manufacturing Manager where he was in charge of 4 ME’s and had to launch 17 new product lines on time and under budget,
  • With regards to Quality, his role is to ensure that the plant has compliance with the ISO and TS 16949.
  • He has been involved in re-designing cells, lines layout using AutoCAD with many of his CI projects.
  • He has a BBA, but has extensive Lean, Quality and Haz Mat.
  • Candidate 43OPM is located in GA

Candidate 44OPM:

  • Candidate 44OPM has his degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology and 30+ years experience in manufacturing.
  • He has worked in a variety of industries but most of his career was spent in automotive and Lean environments.
  • He has extensive training in Lean and even worked for 3 years as a Lean consultant where he would spend a month to a month and a half at different manufacturing facilities training employees on Lean techniques including 5S, Genba walks and Kaizen events.
  • He has a strong mechanical aptitude and familiarity with machinery
  • He has project management experience and strong leadership skills.
  • He was recently laid off due to a workforce reduction and is looking for his next opportunity with an organization where he can contribute to long term success.
  • Candidate 44OPM is located in GA

Candidate 45OPM:

  • Candidate 45OPM has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • He really got started in CI when he worked directly with operators on the floor to improve quality of process and machine variance ad efficiency. He implemented a lot of data collection for driving capex improvement projects.
  • He has interacted directly with the machine operators to determine where issues were occurring and how to fix them. He put a lot of time into standardizing work instructions on different machines and processes. He did a lot of lean kaizen events that aided in this effort.
  • In his current role a lot of facilities’ assessments looking at process and layout efficiencies. He uses AutoCAD regularly in his job and helping develop solutions for their customers’ needs. He writes the mechanical SOW based on inbound customer requests but then goes into client’s facilities to develop a concrete proposal based on their project budget.
  • Candidate 45OPM is located in GA

Candidate 46OPM:

  • Candidate 46OPM is an experience and accomplished technical manager with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and 19+ years of process improvement experience. He has been brought into multiple dysfunctional areas to “clean up” problems.
  • He has excellent collaboration skills with a track record of successfully raising teams to higher performance levels.
  • He has 19-year management experience with up to 20-25 direct reports, (Engineers, Process Techs, Die Techs, Production Managers, Tooling Techs). He has an open and honest engagement policy with the hourly workforce. He works face to face. He does not engage them in a manner much different than the salary workforce as he has high expectations for all.  The material he uses to engage the hourly workforce will be different based on the situation and their level of understanding but the process should always be for improvement. For example, he would explain Lean –“as a tool where we put in processes to help us expose the waste so we can systematically make the process better.  It can be frustrating at first because it helps us see the opportunities, but by doing so, and by then going after the issues, we can make jobs so much easier for everyone.  When done correctly, Lean is NOT a tool to get people to work harder.  Rather, it is a set of tools which can help us eliminate wastes and find ways to work smarter rather than harder.”
  • He has 6 years of Project Management experience and is PM Certified. And Six Sigma Black Belt.
  • He has worked as a Maintenance Manager and is very mechanically inclined. He has experience with Presses, saws and a wide range of custom automated equipment. He has experience with AutoCAD and understands how to read plant layouts.
  • He has been in Manufacturing for 21 years. He has worked in Automotive; Pump manufacturing (Hazardous locations), Paintball, gas ovens, exterior doors and Cabinets.
  • He has extensive experience dealing with vendors and multiple years with plastic injection molding and smc processing.
  • The Quality Standards he has used are ISO, QD, UL, ASTEM and EN. He has worked with ISO for 13 years. TS16949 is something he familiar with and been exposed to during his time with automotive but it has been a while (7 years ago)
  • Candidate 46OPM is located in GA

Candidate 47OPM:

  • Candidate 47OPM has 20+ years experience in Manufacturing and Production Management. He has led anywhere from 20 to 80 direct reports. His management style is supportive and developmental; he removes obstacles and holds his employees accountable.
  • He consistently meets or exceeds his production goals, his career is highlighted numerous recognitions for job performance excellence in the areas of continuous improvement initiatives for cycle times, scrap reduction, yield, and equipment up time.
  • He has a safety-first mind and wants 0-recordables. He conducts daily safety audits, uses 5S tools to get organized and makes sure his employees are trained in lock out/tag out and all other needed safety requirements.
  • He has utilized his experience, and training in Lean, Kaizen, 5S, Six Sigma and Value Stream Mapping projects to reduce scrap, cycle times and waste and help improve yield and tool uptime utilization in all areas of manufacturing.
  • Candidate 47OPM is located in CT but would like to move back to GA.

Candidate 48OPM:

  • Candidate 48OPM has a BS in Industrial Engineering with a Minor in QA/Production Process. He has 25+ year experience in fast-paced manufacturing environments.
  • He has 20+year experience in Management, supervising up to 45 direct reports with a hands-on coaching style. He likes to be “in the fire” and on the floor with his employees. This is the best way to communicate with them.
  • He has been a driver in many Process improvements and Managed multiple Kaizen projects to determine how to best improve processes.
  • He has a strong mechanical aptitude and a maintenance background. He has worked with cutting and dying machinery.
  • Candidate 48OPM is GA.

Candidate 49OPM:

  • Candidate 49OPM has 30 years’ experience working the in Manufacturing industry, he has spent 15 years in Automotive and the remainder within textile, plastics and aerospace.
  • He has also worked in various roles from maintenance, quality to production. In the last few roles he has been in mainly CI/Process improvement roles which is where he feels he is most effective in. His experience working in the various departments has helped him become a well-rounded Manufacturing professional.
  • In his career he has managed up to 24 direct reports and 60 non-directs, his management style is “hands on” and a listener not a dictator. He sees himself as a “people person” and feels by listening and asking questions he can quickly build a rapport which is positive. He also has a mechanical aptitude.
  • When asked about how he would communicate/engage with an hourly associate his answer was plain and simple “ask them what’s bugging you”, this usually opens the conversation, he would filter and ask further questions on what options they have to fix/eliminate waste and getting their buy in to solving the issues.
  • He has managed projects for most of career, and utilizes MS project for measuring, monitoring and reporting on progress.
  • He has used Lean tools such as 5S, SMED, Kaizen, PDCA as well as six sigma methodologies throughout his career.
  • When looking at how to identify waste, he spoke about first getting metrics to understand current state, and if there was nothing available to observe and measure utilizing time studies. Once you have this information then he would understand what the future state would be and present this case to Management once that is agreed upon he would them build teams to work on carrying out the improvement.
  • In his last role, he worked reducing scrap in a specific manufacturing process by reviewing the 6-month scrap report. He decided to study the specific line and machines and found that only one machines was producing the most scrap. He worked on this project and managed to reduce the scrap by carrying out Failure Mode Analysis on the machinery.
  • He has a BS in Computer Science, Lean Facilitator Certification, Six Sigma black belt, quality management certification.,
  • Candidate 49OPM is located in Georgia.

Candidate 50OPM:

  • Candidate 50OPM is a well-established and successful supply chain and operations manager.
  • He has a Bachelor’s in industrial engineering and an MBA. He is also CPIM and CSCP certified.
  • He has 25 years’ experience and within the aerospace, automotive, outdoor power products and electronic industries.
  • He has extensive CI experience, one of his key successes was leading an efficiency project in the truck loading/unloading area in his previous role. On a daily basis they had 100 trucks and trailers come into the dockyard and there was no control or tracking on which trucks where were. Mike led the team to evaluate the current state and implemented a new system by putting in place a barcoding system which meant they could track and trace which shipment had left, and which truck had returned. This project was delivered within 6 months.
  • Regarding Culture and people management, when he joined his previous organization, the culture and morale was very low. He implemented a visual board system which had day by day grid and org chart/team members names. When an issue/problem occurred a team, a member would note it on the board, and then escalate if the responsible party would not resolve. This ensured that the team was heard and issues were resolved in a timely manner which encouraged morale to increase.
  • His management style is very much strategic and treating his team like he would like to be treated and not at all a micromanager.
  • He has extensive experience in P&L management, supply chain. Lean, Six Sigma and process improvement.
  • Candidate 50OPM is located in Georgia.

Candidate 51OPM:

  • Candidate 51OPM has 25 years industry working experience, he started working after high school and decided to pay for college that way. He received a bachelor’s from Georgia State in 1997. He also has a CPIM which he received in 2014.
  • In his career so far, he has worked in Retail, Contract telecom equipment, Healthcare equipment, and OEM Athletic apparel manufacturing industries.
  • In his current role, he manages 25 people but has managed up to 50. His management style is “hands-on,” he likes to roll his sleeves and fully engage with his team to understand the current state.
  • In his current role, he is responsible for Supply chain operations and logistics. This on a day to day includes, full P&L, forecasting sales, determining warehouse capacity- people and process to ensure optimized operations.
  •  He has extensive experience in Lean and Six Sigma tools, as part of CPIM qualification he had to learn 5S, Root cause, Value stream and other tools.
  • One of his key projects was to apply lean tools to optimize the pick and pack process at his current workplace. He led the team to evaluate and understand the current state in the process and then determined that certain steps could be pre-determined prior to labeling. This eliminated several steps from, a pick, pack, weight, label, ship to pick, label and ship. A total of 20% resource saving.
  • Another CI project was to better optimize “pop up shop” set up processes. Every event had 1000-1500-line items which all had to be manually added and then picked in the ERP system. He led the accounting team to change the way they manually entered these items by streamlining and utilizing exporting and importing data to reduce the time taken to set up such events. This was a challenging change management project as the accounting team had been doing this manual process for 4-6 years. Through establishing a time frame and training the team on the new way this was turned around and successfully implemented.
  • Candidate 51OPM lives in Atlanta, GA.

Candidate 52OPM:

  • Candidate 52OPM has a BS in Business Management, an MBA and Six Sigma Black Belt.
  • He has 20 years of extensive industry experience, he has worked in Automotive, Aerospace, Sort & Distribution and Uniform services provider.
  • In his current role, he manages an Atlanta pack and sort facility and has full P&L responsibility of ($73M) he fully utilizes reverse logistics at his current facility.
  • He sees himself as a “Change Agent” as he has developed, deployed and successfully implemented Lean, Six Sigma and optimized internal processes with bottom-line results.
  • His key projects included leading a team, to evaluate the material flow for a specific line, the current state was the when producing marketing packets for distribution they found that in order to produce a single packet it had to be touched 6 times (stage, receipt, to the line to break, store, pre-stage, and back to the line). They determined that they wanted to create a one-piece flow by implementing a Kanban system with unique identifiers. This improvement led to 50% reduction in touches and 5-person resource reduction. With the resource and touches reduced the “line truckers” were utilized to ensure 6S was followed in the process cells and lines. This was achieved within 45 days period.
  • One of his other key projects was around training and implementing a lean culture. When he moved from a lean culture to his first pack and sort facility there was no lean culture. His vision was to create a lean culture at the business’s 21 plants. He began by engaging the president to gain buy-in. He then strategically planned to create a program by implementing a CI & Quality Council, and then selecting 7 sites which would be the “lead”. He had to create, identify, write and hire staff create this council. The council then carried out a weekend shutdown training for each site was trained in Lean, Automation Maintenance and Ergonomics. Following a 9-month executed plan they saved $3M for the 7 sites and then continued to work with the other remaining site. Along with this project, he also implemented ERP integration which also yielded savings within the first year.
  • He is an exceptional communicator, he is articulate and very passionate about improving and optimizing processes and improving company culture.
  • He resides in Kennesaw, GA.

Candidate 53OPM:

  • Candidate 53OPM has over 20 years’ experience in operations, supply chain, and sales.
  • His passion is supply chain and operations effectiveness. He has devoted a good deal of his professional development and networking by staying up to date with new practices and techniques. He is certified – CPIM, CSCP, TQM and has six sigma training.
  • He has implemented multiple TMS and ERP systems during his career, and works in Salesforce.com daily.
  • He is experienced in pulling data for use in tracking on-time rates and inventory turns.
  • He describes himself as a “scary cost accountant” – he believes in owning the data and being transparent with the data.
  • He says he is a champion of 5 min staff meetings – if you’re making your metrics, there’s nothing to talk about, if not, how can we fix it?
  • He has been a part of growing an organization from ~$30M in revenue to $400M.
  • He believes success starts with leadership.
  • Candidate 53OPM has dealt with overseas suppliers. He did a JV with a sodium percarbonate supplier in China – he was able to negotiate such good terms that they went from purchasing 2 containers to 400 containers/year.
  • He knows how to maximize gains in international logistics. He knows how to cost out options and he is also good at laying out cost analysis driven by sales volume, landed costs, raw material sourcing, etc.
  • He’s worked a good deal in steel sourcing with metal stampers and sheet steel suppliers throughout the supply chain. He mostly deals with them on the sales side working with automotive suppliers and consumer appliance manufacturers (e.g. dishwashers).
  • Candidate 53OPM resides in GA.

Candidate 54OPM:

  • Candidate 54OPM has his BS in Productions and Operations Management, his MS in Management and 24+ years of Management experience. CPIM Certification.
  • He started his management career as a Logistics Manager for a large big box retailer and he managed anywhere from 15 up to 90 direct reports. He had 98% level of delivery to 125 stores in California.
  • He had extensive P&L responsibilities in distribution.
  • An example of one of his optimization processes was when he used 5S to minimize space in the shipping area of his current company. He relocated their packaging, packaging equipment, shipping racks, desks and streamlined their material flow. They reduced the risk of accidents as well.
  • He currently has a Green Belt certification and Lean training. He has used Lean to re-shape his new “As-Is” process for their Mail distribution process and their Contracts to shipping demand process.
  • He has an expert understanding of LEAN and has driven several changes. He is constantly looking for ways to reduce waste, utilize space more efficiently, reduce footprint, and reduce time to market.
  • Another example of him using LEAN was when he changed the Stockroom Order Pick Process from paper to Radio Frequency automatic post-inventory deduction. He has also created a new Consolidated Maintenance Kit process for the field repairs for the C130 program.
  • He drove 30% space reduction initiatives and reduction in shipping delivery time into warehouse teams with Six Sigma/6S.
  • He led a team for the production implementation of SAP and Maximo in several sites. He is MRP certified. He has also created reports in SAP that “Show” the work that needs to be done in priority sequence. He has also created healthy competition for company goals and celebrated with lunches and dinners-paid for out of his own pocket.
  • He has a lot to say about his management style.  He is a “future-thinker,” and wants the employees to understand what they are doing and why.  He likes to motivate and inspire people, and also created a diversity and inclusion club that became the largest employee resource group in the division.

Candidate 55OPM:

  • Candidate 55OPM has his LSS Black Belt and 13+ years experience in management and Logistics. He has a BA in Communications and is in progress of completing his MBA (should be complete by early 2019).
  • He is a strong communicator and has a lot of energy!
  • He currently runs 5 departments within a warehousing and fulfillment facility. One of the departments alone carries 150 million dollars in inventory.
  • He has project management experience and considers himself a change agent.
  • He has managed up to 105 associates and with a background in professional sports he describes his management style as more of a coaching style. “I refuse to set up anyone for failure.”
  • In his current role, he was tasked with improving culture.  He has initiated Town Hall Meetings every month where associates fill out comment cards and bring concerns/ suggestions to the table in a safe environment. If one of the employee suggestions is chosen to be implemented he rewards them with a gift card.  He believes it is important for all employees to be heard.
  • He also believes that each employee must understand their “position’s life” and how it affects the bottom line/ KPIs on a daily basis. He helps each employee not only understand the importance of their role but also how they can grow.
  • In his previous role, he had been tasked with implementing QA/QC throughout the entire processes of his 5 departments- he was successful in using Lean methodologies in combination with Quality control to ensure quality and decrease defects/ incorrect shipping etc.
  • He has experience with SAP, DynamicsAX, and some limited Manhattan.
  • Candidate 55OPM is located in Hampton, GA.

Candidate 56OPM:

  • Candidate 56OPM has been practicing Industrial Engineering for 20 years in a variety of manufacturing and distribution operations.
  • He holds a LSSBB, and is a LSSBB coach. He just finished developing a yellow belt course which teaches management tools for creating process improvements, and he is currently deploying 6 LSSBB right now in his current position.
  • He was hired on at his current organization because they needed someone to streamline their work entry side, and he came in and audited all of their processes, identified the ones that were taking too long or creating bottlenecks, then revamped the SOPs to reduce delivery times. He took the execution time on the work orders that funneled into IT Ops from 6 weeks down to 2 weeks.
  • After spending 18 months improving processes on the communications side, he was moved over to a different division to develop lean leadership within the car auction market space.
  • He coaches and develops people in addition to doing process audits and kaizens.
  • He does not have any direct reports in his current role, but is indirectly responsible for the performance of all of the managers. His role is project oriented – creating lean objectives and producing problem solvers.
  • He is charged with lean daily management – charts and paretos for obstacles & action plans. He introduced Ishikawa diagrams as a visual for problem solving.
  • He reports in at the board level, and overseas performance metrics by location. He is assigned to 20 different departments that provide car refurbishment and site deployment. He works with teams on cost KPI’s, auction KPI’s, and total profit/total revenue.
  • Prior to his current organization, he spent a couple of years managing continuous improvement in a co-packing warehouse servicing a large candy account. He oversaw ~600 skus, and was responsible for COGS. The operation co-packed over 1000 boxes a day. He also had P&L responsibility.
  • In 2011, he took an assignment at a startup company to incorporate lean into their manufacturing processes.
  • He is looking to continue his career trajectory practicing LSS. He sees himself as a strong leader, coach, mentor.
  • Candidate 56OPM is located in Georgia.

Candidate 57OPM:

  • Candidate 57OPM has a very energetic personality.  He is a strong leader and has extensive experience in people management within both small and large organizations.
  • He has managed up to 150 employees with 13 direct reports. In his most recent role, he managed 9 supervisors and 75 indirect reports. He believes in open communication- – “telling people why is just as important as telling them what to do.”
  • He is a great communicator and a natural leader. He enjoys managing people and helping them meet their fullest potential.
  • He has experience with warehousing, fulfillment, shipping, and e-commerce across a variety of industries.
  • He has experience in building and maintaining a budget, has experience with ERP systems, and is proficient in Excel.
  • He has experience with Account Management and dealt with clients on a daily basis.  He understands the importance of customer service.
  • He was trained in Lean and Process Improvements and has brought the initiative that you must control costs to grow business to each if his roles.
  • He is looking for a company where he can make an impact and grow with the company.  He has had several interviews and has a few more lined up in the next few weeks – – he will not be on the market long!
  • Candidate 57OPM resides in Atlanta, GA.

Candidate 58OPM:

  • Candidate 58OPM has been in working in Manufacturing industry in the US for 20 years.
  • He has worked in various industries from cosmetic, household, raw sugar and construction materials manufacturing.
  • In his career he has managed upto 150 directs and held various roles such as project engineer, maintenance manager to plant manager.
  • His management style is “hands on” and considerate. He is a big advocate for creating a positive team environment. He would like his team members to “feel they want to be here”. He is happy to jump in and help where needed but also encourage associates to problem solve themselves. When improving or changing a system, he encourages teams to get involved and empower them to make improvements.
  • He is black belt and lean certified. He has been involved in various project improvements. One example was when he was responsible for shrink wrapping of dishwasher tablets. One of the areas he saw “waste” was the number of tablets in reject bins. He worked with the associates and watched the line and found that some of the tablets rejected were not supposed to be. He got the associates involved to understand root cause and found that the mechanism on the conveyor belt which rejected the tablets was at fault. He worked with the team and they collaboratively installed a 2D camera system which once installed they tweaked and eventually led to a saving of 20% less in rejects.
  • Through his career, he has had to work with suppliers, internal, and external consumers to resolve conflict and ensure that all parties were satisfied with the solution.
  • He also is very familiar with setting budgets, monitoring and maintaining financial reports.
  • He is an advanced user of Excel and has used the tool for running analysis.
  • Most of his ERP experience have been in SAP.
  • Candidate 58OPM resides in Cumming, GA.

Candidate 59OPM:

  • Candidate 59OPM has 25 years experience in operations roles and 20 years experience as a supervisor/ manager.
  • He has worked in warehouses receiving and selling used telephone equipment, construction equipment and currently works with used data storage equipment.
  • He describes himself as a hands on manager who is consistent and collaborative.
  • He has managed up to 50 people and has led rapid improvement projects and implemented 5S methodologies in order to improve flow and increase efficiency.
  • He has his LSS Green Belt and employs Lean Methodologies in all of his roles.
  • He started his own consulting company in 2012.
  • Candidate 59OPM is located in Atlanta.

Candidate 60OPM:

  • Candidate 60OPM graduated with a business degree in 2013 which he has put to practice over the last five years supporting supply chain, logistics and operational excellence within a variety of vertical industries.
  • As a project consultant in his previous position, he has spent a lot of time providing value-add approaches in the e-commerce space in a variety of industries including footwear, consumer electronics, and the associated distribution models.
  • He has managed people in his career, although his strongest day-to-day direct supervision of hourly personnel was during his 5 year tenure managing a pizza parlor.
  • In his previous position, he co-managed an account and he had a couple of people reporting to him; a consultant and an analyst.
  • He also worked a project working inside operations to improve the end-to-end supply chain efficiency, learned a lot about distribution, and worked on the front end of lean six sigma process approaches.

Candidate 61OPM:

  • Candidate 61OPM has spent the bulk of his 18-year career in and around recruiting and staffing with his current role focusing more on developing processes and technology to support time and cost efficiencies within their Talent Acquisition practice.
  • He does not necessarily practice LSS in his project methodologies, but rather takes an agile approach which he finds is more aligned addressing technology process improvement.
  • He says that throughout his entire career he has had significant involvement in all facets of technology that supports the business enterprise.
  • He currently owns all the talent acquisition technology in their organization and describes himself as a bit of a nerd when it comes to process automation.
  • While in a previous role, he initiated semantic searching, which incorporated machine learning that translated into an RPA to reduce face time on high volumes of applications.
  • His role has since evolved into management of all his BU’s analytics; incorporating dashboards and performance management tools into their talent acquisition approaches.
  • He looks at technology as an efficiency driver and a leveraging tool. He sees it as a means for maximizing results and producing better ROI.

Candidate 62OPM:

  • Candidate 62OPM has 30 years experience in manufacturing with over 20 years in management.  He has worked 6+ years in 24/7 operations and has a good understanding of process manufacturing and custom manufacturing/ made to order and just in time production.
  • He is a Lean practitioner and has his LSS Green Belt certification.  He loves a challenge and has been a part of organizations at all stages of their lean journey.
  • He enjoys problem-solving and likes to ask questions to determine root causes and then work as a team to address the issue.  He believes that in order to instill any changes operators must see the value in what they are doing and understand how the change will help them and the company as a whole.
  • He has extensive experience in packaging and meeting customers individual specs, and has primarily used AS400 for his ERP.
  • He has directly managed 4 Value Stream Managers and indirectly managing up to 180 employees.
  • He is a very hands-on manager and spends most of his time on the plant floor.  He does Gemba walks and Plant Tours each shift so he can observe, ask questions and then analyze. He interacts with the hourly employees and believes they often have the answer to a problem you just have to ask the right questions.
  • He did not finish his Electrical Engineering Degree but he feels that his extensive experience has provided him with the practical and technical knowledge to manage production
  • He is a great communicator and a strong leader.
  • He has a very positive attitude and a love for manufacturing. In his words, “I am always thinking about what CAN be done rather than what CAN’T be done.”
  • Candidate 62OPM resides in Johns Creek, GA, but is open to relocation.

Candidate 63OPM:

  • Candidate 63OPM has a BS in Business Management and 15 years experience as an Operations Plant Manager.
  • He is a very “hands on” manager.  He spends 40% of his day on the floor. He chips in when needed. “I load trucks, drive a forklift, whatever I need to do to satisfy the customer’s needs, plus I don’t want to get out of practice”.
  • One of the many continuous improvements he has made with the staff is to cross-train the staff so people could work in departments that were short-handed and focus on needs of the day. That way no one was sitting around. In doing this, he found out they were actually overstaffed and the floor became safer with fewer people.
  • In addition, he was able to cut overtime by an average of 20% over the last 2 years and eliminate labor costs in the DC by aligning schedules with daily volume fluctuations.
  • He has a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt from Georgia Tech and multiple certifications.
  • He has experience dealing with customers and is very solution based. He meets with customers weekly to discuss any issues or new projects and handles any issues that come up in the meantime.
  • He leads “Town Hall” meetings every month with his staff to discuss their successes, go over their KPI’s and involve them in any changes. He likes to get their feedback. He also gives out incentives to the person who suggests a process improvement that works and puts their picture on the bulletin board.
  • He has worked in Custom Building, Building Supply, Dry Wall, and Warehouse industries, and would love an opportunity to get back into manufacturing.
  • Candidate 63OPM is currently residing in Snellville, and is open to relocation.

Candidate 64OPM:

  • Candidate 64OPM is a manufacturing executive with an MBA in Finance and many years experience with major automotive corporations in production operations, quality control, engineering, and maintenance.
  • He has driven improvement in large complex facilities with over 1000 employees. He has hands-on experience driving lean transformation.
  • His management style is adaptive; he is flexible and receptive to the organization’s needs.
  • He has been certified in six sigma as a green belt and is a black belt project champion.
  • He has a diverse broad-based experience base in all facets of plant manufacturing operations, He has the ability to drive improvements in productivity, quality, cost, and safety as well as propel an organization to the next level of performance in lean manufacturing.
  • Nearly all of his experience has been hands-on experience directing operations in manufacturing plants across North America. He has excellent people skills and communication. He also has an exemplary ability to hold people accountable and deliver results.
  • He motivates his employees by putting up productivity boards, praising his employees and he has been known to slide under a few pieces of equipment to see what is “going on”.
  • He has had P&L responsibilities, he has experience presenting to businesses, and has worked with controllers doing annual budgets.
  • He has plenty of experience dealing with customers as well, he has handled customer audits, talked to customers when the sales staff brought them onto the floor and handled any issues with them when needed.
  • Candidate 64OPM is located in Kennesaw, GA and is open to relocation.

Candidate 65OPM:

  • Candidate 65OPM has a BS in Business and 20 years experience in Manufacturing Operational Standards. He is also Lean Six Sigma Certified.
  • He has managed up to 1500 employees, 8 direct reports. He describes his management style as approachable. He listens well, lets people talk, is collaborative, and feels that “People want you to help them if they have a problem.”
  • He has worked as a Continuous Improvement Director.
  • He keeps a strong focus on Lean manufacturing (Kaizen Blitz, 5S), Continuous Process Improvement methodologies, cost reductions and Focused Factory Concept. He creates manufacturing cell teams focused on product quality, efficiencies, reliability and process improvement. He loves his Gemba walks.
  • He has experience with cost analysis, purchasing, planning, he watches the margins, pays close attention to details- when you are a Green Belt you understand Labor issues.
  • He was always asked by the Sales teams to go on calls with them because he could explain so well to the customers what he could do for them. He is very customer friendly and handles customer interaction well.
  • Candidate 65OPM is located in Florida, but is open to relocation.

Candidate 66OPM:

  • Candidate 66OPM started his career in automotive manufacturing operations where he quickly developed strong lean skills.
  • His whole career has been in manufacturing. He came up through the ranks once he got out of the Navy.
  • In 2006, he took a Plant Manager role in MS transitioning into the building materials industry. Although budgets came from corporate, he did a lot of the operational budgeting at the facility level. He also reviewed staffing, overtime, and supplier costs to track variance.
  • He spent time reviewing KPI’s and doing assessments on their deliverables, making adjustments where necessary in order to meet targets and adapt to changes in the supply chain.
  • He oversaw 110 employees including all personnel in production, inventory, maintenance, quality and material handlers.
  • In his previous position, he was part of the facility startup team for a quartz countertop warehouse facility. He was instrumental in getting equipment in place, operational, validated, and hired the team to work his department.
  • He has experience working with MRPs, SAP Kronos and has been able to introduce Kaizen and 5S programs to organizations.
  • In his 30-year career, he has always supervised and managed teams by getting a buy-in. He finds that floor personnel respond better to changes when they feel invested in the objective.
  • Candidate 66OPM lives in Midway, GA.

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