206 Birds Eye View Cell: 706-402-6105
Boiling Springs, SC 29316 Joey.Alexander@Gmail.com
1.) HOBBIES AND INTERESTS.
I love spending time with my family. I have a beautiful and supportive wife, Sara, a
three-year-old daughter, Avi, and a son on the way (Due on June 12, 2009). One of our
favorite things to do on a Saturday is to pack a picnic lunch, throw on our hiking shoes,
and head to the nearest lake, trail, or park and enjoy what nature has to offer us. Given
a few fishing poles, backpack, or jogging stroller, we like to make the best of a beautiful
day. If, on the other hand, we wake up to the rain or the frigid cold, we are likely to stay
in, cook a big breakfast and relax to a good movie or book. In my personal time, I really
look forward to and am always inspired by the adult fellowship meeting at our Church
every Monday night. When I get the opportunity, I also enjoy playing the piano, long
distance running, weight lifting, and the occasional science fiction or mystery novel.
2.) JOB RELATED ACCOMPLISHMENTS, AND/OR ACTIVITIES.
Professionally, I am most proud of being awarded Milliken & Co. Manager of the year
for 2005. I earned the award for improving product quality by 80% and for successfully
managing a large-scale equipment expansion project.
Through statistical and technical analysis, I was able to trace more than 50% of the
product line’s defect production to a supplier quality issue. Specifically, the supplier had
changed the material that was used to produce a raw material input to the process
without notifying the production team. The new material was much more sensitive to
temperature changes than the previous material that was used. As a result, small
temperature changes within the plant were causing a substantial amount of defects in
the final product. Using historical and current production data, I was able to statistically
correlate the timing of daily temperature changes with defect production. Furthermore, I
was able to correlate the onset of defect production with the introduction of the new
material and model the temperature effect using scientific concepts. I was able to
eliminate another 30% of the product defects by developing an effective quality audit
that was performed daily by plant production associates. After witnessing my ability to
control product quality, Milliken's senior leadership chose to install 15 production
machines into the plant in which I was working. I was appointed project manager for the
expansion and successfully lead the installation, certification, and scale-up of the
Personally, I am most proud of the many close relationships that I have developed with
family, friends, and co-workers. My most recent assignment provides a very good
example of the value of one such relationship:
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I was given the responsibility of leading a product development project aimed at
designing textile reinforcements for precast concrete. The understanding of concrete
reinforcements requires an extremely high proficiency in mechanical engineering
concepts. Since my background is in Chemical Engineering, I did not possess the
technical knowledge that would have been required to develop a successful product.
However, I had become very good friends with a Mastered Mechanical Engineer from
MIT during my position within Milliken Research. My friend was able to teach me all
that I needed to know about the mechanical engineering aspects of concrete
reinforcement. At the same time, I was able to give him some valuable insights into a
textile project that he happened to be working on at the time. Ultimately, my product
development team was able to combine my new knowledge of concrete mechanics with
their own expertise in textile engineering to produce an optimal design (in terms of cost
and performance) for textile concrete reinforcement.
3.) CAREER, PROFESSIONAL, AND/OR SELF DEVELOPMENT GOALS
My professional objective is to enjoy a life-long, successful career with a single
organization. I want to provide my family with the stability and happiness that they
deserve. My own happiness depends on theirs as well as my own need for an
environment that supports constant progression and self-improvement. In the next five
years of my professional career, I expect to experience the same progression that is
evidenced by my previous five. In ten years time, my goal is to reach a level where I
have profit & loss responsibility for a major department or division. In order to get there
I am willing to provide all of the ambition, drive, and dedication that it takes.
Furthermore, I expect to progress my career with continued education as it becomes
necessary and as it can be proven valuable to the company.
4.) TYPES OF POSITIONS AND ACTIVITES THAT INTEREST ME.
I am most fulfilled by activities that allow me to combine my own analytical abilities with
an active engagement of others in order to solve problems. I believe that the value of a
good relationship with another person is immeasurable. I have found that I get the most
enjoyment out of life when I find ways to involve others in what I am doing. The benefits
can include added perspective & knowledge to professional projects, an opportunity to
help someone else, or just simply having a good laugh!