Versatile Operations Manager with over 15 years of successful experience in manufacturing. Strong focus on Lean Manufacturing and top quality production. Identified problems and developed solutions utilizing participative management style. Major strengths in:
• Cost Containment • Process Improvement
• Maintenance and Engineering • Fleet Operations
• Quality Assurance (TQM) • Distributions and Logistics
• Warehouse Operations • Safety Programs
• Increased line efficiency 12% through comprehensive analysis and reconfiguration of production operations.
• Reduced production breakage/waste 30% through Pareto analysis and other problem solving tools.
• Organized and executed cost reduction initiatives resulting in 6% decrease in overall manufacturing and distribution expenses.
• Managed $16 million operating budget and instituted cost controls that saved $850,000.
• Directed maintenance and engineering department in capital projects ($10 million annually), including installation and start up of $3 million state-of-the-art computer controlled production line.
• Developed and implemented lowest cost operating strategy to distribute over 65 million units, saving $350,000 annually.
COOL COLA , Dallas, Texas 1994-2002
World’s third largest soft drink manufacturer/bottler
Plant Manager. Directed Company’s sixth highest volume producing beverage manufacturing plant, with $900 million annual production and 500 employees. Managed manufacturing, maintenance and engineering, fleet, distribution, logistics, quality control and warehouse. (2000-2002)
Manufacturing/Logistics Manager. Provided technical support and strategic direction for six manufacturing plants, ten fleet shops and 23 warehouse operations in three states.
Introduced numerous process improvement tools. (1998-2000)
Implement and conduct curriculum for all subject areas. Use multi-sensory techniques for reading, spelling, writing and arithmetic. Taught core and advanced reading lists. Utilized personal computers to enhance student learning and challenge students to proceed at their own pace.
Williams Elementary, Louisville ISD, Louisville, Kentucky 1995-1997
5th Grade Teacher
Applied current teaching methods to an integrated curriculum for reading, math, science and social studies that incorporated field studies in biology & natural history. Developed & taught units on Kentucky and America History and the related literature of the periods covered.
Jones Elementary, Lexington ISD, Lexington, Kentucky 1993-1994
1st Grade Teacher
Planned and implemented an integrated curriculum in reading, writing, spelling, basic arithmetic and social studies. Emphasized daily writing across all subject areas.
Customer Relations, Communications or Public Relations position
COMMUNICATIONS: Communications, Public Relations, Advertising, Training
BA degree in Communications (Journalism & Public Relations): at included training in journalism, mass communications, advertising, media and newswriting & editing
Writing Skills: Strong written & verbal communications skills for proposals, publicity, public speaking, and customer communications & correspondence
Training: conducted student-centered classroom training that emphasized development and use of basic skills in reading, writing and math
Training: initiated after school program to provide individualized instruction to students that included parental participation to strengthen students reading, writing and math skills
Successfully completed Toastmasters Training and help to administer the program for teachers in the Louisville ISD
ADMINISTRATION: Program Management and Supervision
Program Management: Developed successful programs ( volunteerism and community outreach) from concept, design and implementation (after school program was adopted district wide by Louisville ISD and expanded to Saturdays mornings that included community participation to provide breakfast)
Management & Supervision: Accountable for planning, staffing, facilities and coordinating the after school programs with 200 participants and 12 instructors
Planning: Served on task force that conducted curriculum development for future years
Planning: Served as faculty advisor to local Parent Teacher Association with an annual budget of $100,000 and covering 550 students
SALES: Customer Relations, Presentations, Negotiations and Fund-Raising
Strong Communicator: Formal presentations to decision makers and board to sell new programs and secure funding approval to take a local program district wide. Also involved securing community participation funding and support.
Event planning: organized and directed special events in the community drawing on volunteer support to offset a reduction in Louisville ISD funding
Customer Relations: Selected by administration to serve as a liaison to resolve concerns among coworkers, vendors and the community.
Experience as a teacher”: Louisville (1995-Present) & Lexington (1993-1994) KY Independent School Districts
EDUCATION: BA with Honors, Communications & Education, University of Louisville 1990
INTERESTS: Girl Scouts, Hiking & Cycling, Public Speaking, Toastmasters
KOD words – Responsible for, resulted oriented, self-taught, seasoned professional, hands-on, proven leader, team player, high powered, proven track record, dynamic, tactical or strategic thinker, mature, innovative, motivated, problem solver