SlideShare a Scribd company logo
1 of 7
Download to read offline
ROBERT G. KACHUR
1007 Highland Drive  Canonsburg, PA 15317
Cell: 724.413.6318  Home: 724.746.0576  e-mail: rkachur@aol.com
PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Senior hands on manufacturing management professional, recognized for continuous improvement
contributions in the areas of process improvement, Lean Manufacturing, Kanban, Supply Chain
Management, cost reduction, inventory minimization, and quality and productivity improvements. Has
demonstrated competencies in stimulating and maintaining growth and profitability, with numerous
successes in start-up or turn around of manufacturing facilities.
WORK EXPERIENCE
AUMA Actuators Inc. - Canonsburg, PA 7/2004
-10/23/14
Manufacturer of valve actuators and gearboxes for water and wastewater plants, petroleum and chemical
industry, energy facilities, food processing plants, etc. These valve actuators are digital or analog
controlled and ship all over the world. Responsible for Local and International Purchasing, Spare Parts
Sales, Manufacturing Engineering, Planning and Scheduling, Shipping and Receiving, and Logistics.
OPERATIONS MANAGER 7/2004 –
10/23/14
 Operations Manager Responsible for 30% increase in productivity through progressive assembly
and lean manufacturing techniques. Identified approximately $250,000 of new cost reductions
per year by finding more local sources for castings previously bought from Poland and Germany.
Justifications for projects led to purchase of four new machining centers. This allowed us to
bring more outside machining processes in house. Led the operation to a 26% increase in
shipments in first year in the position and a doubling of shipments five years into the position.
 Developed new production scheduling processes, purchasing systems, and quality assurance
defect tracking software by generating Access database programs.
 Designed and implemented an ACCESS software program for a Continuous Improvement
Committee to track all issues between the various departments of the company. Chaired this
cross functional committee, which came up with numerous methods to improve productivity and
accuracy of all departments in the company.
 Realigned spare parts pricing in the company to be more market sensitive, through design of a
software based pricing analysis tool, which allowed rapid evaluation and adjustment of prices to
our costs.
 Developed a compensation program in the company to attract more skilled employees, and to
align skill sets to fair market salaries. Also established cross training for all employees to
improve manufacturing flexibility.
 Optimized inventory space allocations and factory floor space through programs to consolidate
materials in containers on an ongoing basis, and through factory relayouts. Implemented cycle
counting which eliminated the need to shut down the plant to perform yearly overall physical
inventory counts.
 Developed a relationship with a logistics firm to leverage negotiating power, resulting in
$157,000/year savings, and reduced international shipment lead times.
 Led a team to perform a 1.5MM restructuring of our whole facility, while maintaining on time
budgeted shipments, and reducing assembly shifts from two to one. Shipments per Operations
Employee were increased by 10% after this restructuring while Manufacturing Space was
increased by 30%.
ROBERT G. KACHUR
1007 Highland Drive  Canonsburg, PA 15317
Cell: 724.413.6318  Home: 724.746.0576  e-mail: rkachur@aol.com
 Introduced several new products, into our facility, which were previously manufactured in the
German parent company. One of the product lines manufacturing costs were reduced by 40% by
this transition. Controlled simultaneous inventory ramp up for new products, and ramp down for
phase out products.
Highland Business Resources, LLC - Canonsburg, PA 2003 – 2004
 Owner of business consulting LLC. Primarily worked with a local Real Estate Developer looking
for sites and opportunities to build an assisted and independent living center. Joined an
international consulting organization (Institute for Independent Business). Also, became active in
real estate sales.
McKesson Automation Inc. - Pittsburgh, PA 1992 – 2003
MAI manufactures robots which interface with hospital information systems, fill hospital patient
pharmaceutical orders, assist in billing for dispensed drugs, and dispose of expired drugs. Robotic
systems sell for as much as $1 million each. Other products include computer controlled medication and
hospital supply dispensing cabinets and medication tracking software. McKesson Corporation purchased
MAI in 1996.
VICE PRESIDENT OF MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS 1992 – 2003
Hired to structure and systematize all Operations areas of this once venture-company. Responsibilities
included manufacturing and remanufacturing, facilities, planning and scheduling, shipping and receiving,
inventory control, purchasing, manufacturing engineering, quality assurance, and formerly design
engineering and information technology.
 Reduced robot system costs by 15% through redesign of fabrications, assembly fixturing, and
negotiation of blanket orders with major component suppliers.
 Extensive involvement in identifying $3 million in product cost reductions, on a higher volume
product line, in one year, while supporting introduction of new products.
 Centralized spare parts, rather than storing at customer sites, saving millions in inventory dollars
annually, while not adversely affecting service levels. Later established remote depots.
 Designed strategic plan for implementing Lean Manufacturing, Kanban, and Supply Chain
Management approaches that significantly reduced inventory levels, cycle times, and floor space.
Reduced inventory by 30% ($10 million) in one year, while revenues doubled in same period.
Reduced inventory 25% in following year. Also, reduced factory floor space by 30%, while shipping
30% more product.
 Managed overall facilities growth from an initial 10,000 square feet to a current 200,000 square feet
by designing factory layouts for two new manufacturing facilities and a third office facility addition.
This expansion accommodated an overall company personnel growth of 16 personnel to over 650
employees. One facility was designed, opened, and producing 1,000 newly designed medication
cabinets in seven months.
 Generated a business information system software specification, while analyzing proposals received,
negotiating pricing, and preparing justifications. Actively participated in implementation,
customizing, and training related to system, which was fully operational within six months of receipt
of software.
 Programmed and implemented an Engineering Change Notice procedure, and completely restructured
bills of materials and the part numbering system.
ROBERT G. KACHUR
1007 Highland Drive  Canonsburg, PA 15317
Cell: 724.413.6318  Home: 724.746.0576  e-mail: rkachur@aol.com
 Developed in-process and incoming inspection and test procedures, and corrective action programs.
 Inventory cycle counting instituted, along with control group tracking, charting and employee
involvement, in order to bring cycle count accuracy from ~54% to a current accuracy of 98%.
 Achieved Certification in Production and Inventory Management (C.P.I.M.), and in Integrated
Resource Management (C.I.R.M.) from the American Production and Inventory Control Society.
Also trained as a “Champion” and as a “Black Belt” in Six Sigma business process and quality
improvement techniques.
Cleveland Machine Controls – Servo Drives and Systems Group – Pittsburgh, PA 1983 - 1992
(Formerly Contraves-Goerz Corporation – CSR/Powertron Division – Pittsburgh, PA)
Manufacturer of motion control systems, AC and DC servo amplifiers, motors, and printed circuit boards.
OPERATIONS MANAGER 1988 - 1992
 Reported to company President, managing personnel in manufacturing, purchasing, planning,
manufacturing engineering, customer service, and building maintenance.
 Directed efforts of all departments in identifying over $1 million in potential cost reductions in two
years on job. Cost of goods sold reduced from 72% to 65% of net sales billed from 1988 to 1990.
 Reduced inventory by 20% in 1990 despite new products, with slow moving inventory, being moved
from another facility to ours.
 Participated on a management team, which turned a $7 million loss into an operating profit of $1.5
million in five years. Shipments per employee went from $58,000 per year to $119,000 per year.
 Overall plant delivery on time performance was brought from 52% to 92% by utilizing MRP and
Master Production Schedule approaches to schedule material, and to do capacity loading.
 Led team which improved inventory accuracy from 52% to 95% as measured by cycle counts.
 Improved overall labor efficiency from 90.5%, in 1989, to 97.2%, by end of 1990.
MANAGER OF MANUFACTURING 1986 - 1988
 Directed manufacturing of AC and DC motors, controls, printed circuit assemblies, and chassis
wiring and assembly of standard products onto panels for motor control systems. Responsibilities also
included manufacturing engineering and maintenance.
 Led committee, which identified $500,000 worth of cost reduction projects in one year; and reduced
inventory by over $900,000 in same year. Cost of goods sold brought from 82% to 72% of net sales
billed.
 Instrumental in move of facilities from a 96,000 square foot, eight story building, to a 35,000 square
foot "Just in Time" cellular manufacturing layout, utilizing group technology techniques.
 Participated in planning and implementing move of servo motor facility from Charlotte, NC to a
7,000 square foot facility in Pittsburgh, PA. Doubled monthly motor shipments in first two months,
rapidly relieving a six-month behind schedule condition.
QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER 1983-1986
 Designed test audits and Pareto analysis techniques to reduce external failures from 3.4% of net sales
ROBERT G. KACHUR
1007 Highland Drive  Canonsburg, PA 15317
Cell: 724.413.6318  Home: 724.746.0576  e-mail: rkachur@aol.com
billed to 1.2%, in first year. Also generated computer defect data collection system, implemented
corrective action programs, and attained American Society for Quality Control Certified Quality
Engineer Status.
Lee-Norse Company (Division of Ingersoll-Rand) - Pittsburgh, PA 1977 - 1983
STAFF QUALITY CONTROL ENGINEER - MANUFACTURING
OPERATIONS
1977 - 1983
 QA responsibility at four plant locations, which manufactured underground coal mining machinery.
Reduced external failure costs from 2.9% of sales to 1.7%, by developing and implementing a
complete Quality Assurance program at all sites.
General Electric Company. 1972 -1977
Served two years on G.E.’s M.M.P (Manufacturing Management Program) on four program assignments,
and two and a half years in a post training assignment.
ADVANCE QUALITY CONTROL ENGINEER - Data Communications Products Department –
Waynesboro, VA
 Developed quality programs for two new products, and for a 1000 per week printed circuit board
assembly operation. This was my two-year post training assignment.
MMP TRAINING ASSIGNMENTS:
PROCESS CONTROL ENGINEER - Television Receiver Products Department – Portsmouth, VA
 Implemented quality programs in plastics finishing/molding operations. Led 24 employees, three
shifts.
FOREMAN - Industrial and Power Capacitor Products Department – Hudson Falls, NY
 Supervised 30 union employees.
MANUFACTURING ENGINEER - Aircraft Engine Group – Cincinnati, OH
 Created a technique to braze high-pressure turbine nozzles for F101 jet engines.
CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR - Aircraft Engine Group – Cincinnati, OH
 Coordinated execution of vendor purchase order contracts.
EDUCATION
B.S.E.E., Cum Laude (GPA 3.35/ 4.00) – West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 1972
G.E. (MMP) MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Program of multiple on-the job training assignments, plus several manufacturing studies classes.
Completed 1974
Six Sigma “Champion” and “Black Belt” training at McKesson, consisting of 4 weeks of classes on
ROBERT G. KACHUR
1007 Highland Drive  Canonsburg, PA 15317
Cell: 724.413.6318  Home: 724.746.0576  e-mail: rkachur@aol.com
business process and quality improvement techniques which could be applied across any department of
any business. Completed 2002.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
ETA KAPPA NU, Electrical Engineering National Honor Society
TAU BETA PI, General Engineering National Honor Society
A.S.Q.C., American Society for Quality Control
CERTIFIED QUALITY ENGINEER # 10014 - 1984
A.W.S., American Welding Society
CERTIFIED WELDING INSPECTOR - 1980
A.P.I.C.S., American Production and Inventory Control Society
CERTIFIED IN PRODUCTION AND INVENTORY MANAGEMENT [C.P.I.M.] - 1994
CERTIFIED IN INTEGRATED RESOURCE MANAGEMENT [C.I.R.M.] – 1994.
S.M.E., Society of Manufacturing Engineers
PUBLICATIONS
"Electronics Firm Combines Plant Move with Switch to J.I.T Manufacturing”, Industrial
Engineering Magazine (March 1989)
ROBERT G. KACHUR
1007 Highland Drive  Canonsburg, PA 15317
Cell: 724.413.6318  Home: 724.746.0576  e-mail: rkachur@aol.com
ROBERT G. KACHUR
1007 Highland Drive  Canonsburg, PA 15317
Cell: 724.413.6318  Home: 724.746.0576  e-mail: rkachur@aol.com

More Related Content

What's hot

Thomas randallresume2016
Thomas randallresume2016Thomas randallresume2016
Thomas randallresume2016Tom Randall
 
My Resume 2008
My Resume 2008My Resume 2008
My Resume 2008SteveSpiva
 
Denise Calow Resume 11_09_2015
Denise Calow Resume 11_09_2015Denise Calow Resume 11_09_2015
Denise Calow Resume 11_09_2015Denise Calow
 
KingGregory_ExpandedResume 20160808
KingGregory_ExpandedResume 20160808KingGregory_ExpandedResume 20160808
KingGregory_ExpandedResume 20160808Gregory King II
 
Samarth_Kumar_Resume_Jul_2016
Samarth_Kumar_Resume_Jul_2016Samarth_Kumar_Resume_Jul_2016
Samarth_Kumar_Resume_Jul_2016SAMARTH_KUMAR2002
 
Lohbauer resume 021717
Lohbauer resume 021717Lohbauer resume 021717
Lohbauer resume 021717Dave Lohbauer
 
Incretolli Carmine Resume 11.22.16 v1
Incretolli Carmine Resume 11.22.16 v1Incretolli Carmine Resume 11.22.16 v1
Incretolli Carmine Resume 11.22.16 v1Carmine Incretolli
 
John F Petak Resume July 2011
John F Petak   Resume July  2011John F Petak   Resume July  2011
John F Petak Resume July 2011ExerciseLeanLLC
 
Bruce Shaver Operations 2011
Bruce Shaver   Operations 2011Bruce Shaver   Operations 2011
Bruce Shaver Operations 2011tbshaver
 
Robert Langell's Resume Jan 2017
Robert Langell's Resume Jan 2017Robert Langell's Resume Jan 2017
Robert Langell's Resume Jan 2017Robert Langell
 
Resume_Piyush Agarwal-DM-IE
Resume_Piyush Agarwal-DM-IEResume_Piyush Agarwal-DM-IE
Resume_Piyush Agarwal-DM-IEPiyush Agarwal
 
Hershey's case study.: ERP Implementation Failure
Hershey's case study.: ERP Implementation FailureHershey's case study.: ERP Implementation Failure
Hershey's case study.: ERP Implementation Failuresadia butt
 
case study on ERP success(cadbury) and failure(hershey's)
case study on ERP success(cadbury) and failure(hershey's)case study on ERP success(cadbury) and failure(hershey's)
case study on ERP success(cadbury) and failure(hershey's)Chitrangada Roy
 

What's hot (18)

Thomas randallresume2016
Thomas randallresume2016Thomas randallresume2016
Thomas randallresume2016
 
My Resume 2008
My Resume 2008My Resume 2008
My Resume 2008
 
141210_SBryerResume
141210_SBryerResume141210_SBryerResume
141210_SBryerResume
 
Denise Calow Resume 11_09_2015
Denise Calow Resume 11_09_2015Denise Calow Resume 11_09_2015
Denise Calow Resume 11_09_2015
 
KingGregory_ExpandedResume 20160808
KingGregory_ExpandedResume 20160808KingGregory_ExpandedResume 20160808
KingGregory_ExpandedResume 20160808
 
Resumepmlatest
ResumepmlatestResumepmlatest
Resumepmlatest
 
Samarth_Kumar_Resume_Jul_2016
Samarth_Kumar_Resume_Jul_2016Samarth_Kumar_Resume_Jul_2016
Samarth_Kumar_Resume_Jul_2016
 
160401 sbryer resume
160401   sbryer resume160401   sbryer resume
160401 sbryer resume
 
Lohbauer resume 021717
Lohbauer resume 021717Lohbauer resume 021717
Lohbauer resume 021717
 
Incretolli Carmine Resume 11.22.16 v1
Incretolli Carmine Resume 11.22.16 v1Incretolli Carmine Resume 11.22.16 v1
Incretolli Carmine Resume 11.22.16 v1
 
John F Petak Resume July 2011
John F Petak   Resume July  2011John F Petak   Resume July  2011
John F Petak Resume July 2011
 
Bruce Shaver Operations 2011
Bruce Shaver   Operations 2011Bruce Shaver   Operations 2011
Bruce Shaver Operations 2011
 
Robert Langell's Resume Jan 2017
Robert Langell's Resume Jan 2017Robert Langell's Resume Jan 2017
Robert Langell's Resume Jan 2017
 
Resume_Piyush Agarwal-DM-IE
Resume_Piyush Agarwal-DM-IEResume_Piyush Agarwal-DM-IE
Resume_Piyush Agarwal-DM-IE
 
Hershey's case study.: ERP Implementation Failure
Hershey's case study.: ERP Implementation FailureHershey's case study.: ERP Implementation Failure
Hershey's case study.: ERP Implementation Failure
 
MRB Resume 1-18-16
MRB Resume 1-18-16MRB Resume 1-18-16
MRB Resume 1-18-16
 
Resume 022516
Resume 022516Resume 022516
Resume 022516
 
case study on ERP success(cadbury) and failure(hershey's)
case study on ERP success(cadbury) and failure(hershey's)case study on ERP success(cadbury) and failure(hershey's)
case study on ERP success(cadbury) and failure(hershey's)
 

Similar to KachurResume 11-13-14

My Resume 2008
My Resume 2008My Resume 2008
My Resume 2008SteveSpiva
 
Thomas Magill Resume
Thomas Magill ResumeThomas Magill Resume
Thomas Magill ResumeTomMagill
 
Magill, Thomas Resume Pmo Process 2010
Magill, Thomas Resume Pmo Process 2010Magill, Thomas Resume Pmo Process 2010
Magill, Thomas Resume Pmo Process 2010TomMagill
 
Gregory Walley Resume 07.16
Gregory Walley Resume 07.16Gregory Walley Resume 07.16
Gregory Walley Resume 07.16Greg Walley
 
Kevin Resume 3-12-2016
Kevin Resume 3-12-2016Kevin Resume 3-12-2016
Kevin Resume 3-12-2016Kevin Logeais
 
Seanresume3-15.docx-2
Seanresume3-15.docx-2Seanresume3-15.docx-2
Seanresume3-15.docx-2Sean Hedden
 
NPI operations eng
NPI operations eng NPI operations eng
NPI operations eng Craig Oeser
 
Jankovic jim _resume-7-2016
Jankovic jim _resume-7-2016Jankovic jim _resume-7-2016
Jankovic jim _resume-7-2016Jim Jankovic
 
Jankovic jim _resume-7-2016
Jankovic jim _resume-7-2016Jankovic jim _resume-7-2016
Jankovic jim _resume-7-2016Jim Jankovic
 
Jankovic jim _resume-7-2016
Jankovic jim _resume-7-2016Jankovic jim _resume-7-2016
Jankovic jim _resume-7-2016Jim Jankovic
 
John Novak Resume 2016
John Novak Resume 2016John Novak Resume 2016
John Novak Resume 2016JOHN NOVAK
 
Micky Trinidad, Marketing Brochure
Micky Trinidad, Marketing BrochureMicky Trinidad, Marketing Brochure
Micky Trinidad, Marketing BrochureMicky Trinidad
 
Professional Profile Chuck Marks 032515
Professional Profile Chuck Marks 032515Professional Profile Chuck Marks 032515
Professional Profile Chuck Marks 032515Chuck Marks
 
Robert Miller Public Resume
Robert Miller Public ResumeRobert Miller Public Resume
Robert Miller Public ResumeRobert Miller
 

Similar to KachurResume 11-13-14 (20)

My Resume 2008
My Resume 2008My Resume 2008
My Resume 2008
 
Thomas Magill Resume
Thomas Magill ResumeThomas Magill Resume
Thomas Magill Resume
 
Magill, Thomas Resume Pmo Process 2010
Magill, Thomas Resume Pmo Process 2010Magill, Thomas Resume Pmo Process 2010
Magill, Thomas Resume Pmo Process 2010
 
Smiley Stephen Resume
Smiley Stephen ResumeSmiley Stephen Resume
Smiley Stephen Resume
 
Gregory Walley Resume 07.16
Gregory Walley Resume 07.16Gregory Walley Resume 07.16
Gregory Walley Resume 07.16
 
Kevin Resume 3-12-2016
Kevin Resume 3-12-2016Kevin Resume 3-12-2016
Kevin Resume 3-12-2016
 
T. Keith Bishop 18
T. Keith Bishop 18T. Keith Bishop 18
T. Keith Bishop 18
 
Seanresume3-15.docx-2
Seanresume3-15.docx-2Seanresume3-15.docx-2
Seanresume3-15.docx-2
 
KaranianRE Resume - 2016FF
KaranianRE Resume - 2016FFKaranianRE Resume - 2016FF
KaranianRE Resume - 2016FF
 
NPI operations eng
NPI operations eng NPI operations eng
NPI operations eng
 
Jankovic jim _resume-7-2016
Jankovic jim _resume-7-2016Jankovic jim _resume-7-2016
Jankovic jim _resume-7-2016
 
Jankovic jim _resume-7-2016
Jankovic jim _resume-7-2016Jankovic jim _resume-7-2016
Jankovic jim _resume-7-2016
 
Jankovic jim _resume-7-2016
Jankovic jim _resume-7-2016Jankovic jim _resume-7-2016
Jankovic jim _resume-7-2016
 
resume A Castrejon Dec16 1
resume A Castrejon Dec16 1resume A Castrejon Dec16 1
resume A Castrejon Dec16 1
 
John Novak Resume 2016
John Novak Resume 2016John Novak Resume 2016
John Novak Resume 2016
 
Micky Trinidad, Marketing Brochure
Micky Trinidad, Marketing BrochureMicky Trinidad, Marketing Brochure
Micky Trinidad, Marketing Brochure
 
fsmcguirereseme2016
fsmcguirereseme2016fsmcguirereseme2016
fsmcguirereseme2016
 
Professional Profile Chuck Marks 032515
Professional Profile Chuck Marks 032515Professional Profile Chuck Marks 032515
Professional Profile Chuck Marks 032515
 
Robert Miller Public Resume
Robert Miller Public ResumeRobert Miller Public Resume
Robert Miller Public Resume
 
JGreisiger Resume
JGreisiger ResumeJGreisiger Resume
JGreisiger Resume
 

KachurResume 11-13-14

  • 1. ROBERT G. KACHUR 1007 Highland Drive  Canonsburg, PA 15317 Cell: 724.413.6318  Home: 724.746.0576  e-mail: rkachur@aol.com PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY Senior hands on manufacturing management professional, recognized for continuous improvement contributions in the areas of process improvement, Lean Manufacturing, Kanban, Supply Chain Management, cost reduction, inventory minimization, and quality and productivity improvements. Has demonstrated competencies in stimulating and maintaining growth and profitability, with numerous successes in start-up or turn around of manufacturing facilities. WORK EXPERIENCE AUMA Actuators Inc. - Canonsburg, PA 7/2004 -10/23/14 Manufacturer of valve actuators and gearboxes for water and wastewater plants, petroleum and chemical industry, energy facilities, food processing plants, etc. These valve actuators are digital or analog controlled and ship all over the world. Responsible for Local and International Purchasing, Spare Parts Sales, Manufacturing Engineering, Planning and Scheduling, Shipping and Receiving, and Logistics. OPERATIONS MANAGER 7/2004 – 10/23/14  Operations Manager Responsible for 30% increase in productivity through progressive assembly and lean manufacturing techniques. Identified approximately $250,000 of new cost reductions per year by finding more local sources for castings previously bought from Poland and Germany. Justifications for projects led to purchase of four new machining centers. This allowed us to bring more outside machining processes in house. Led the operation to a 26% increase in shipments in first year in the position and a doubling of shipments five years into the position.  Developed new production scheduling processes, purchasing systems, and quality assurance defect tracking software by generating Access database programs.  Designed and implemented an ACCESS software program for a Continuous Improvement Committee to track all issues between the various departments of the company. Chaired this cross functional committee, which came up with numerous methods to improve productivity and accuracy of all departments in the company.  Realigned spare parts pricing in the company to be more market sensitive, through design of a software based pricing analysis tool, which allowed rapid evaluation and adjustment of prices to our costs.  Developed a compensation program in the company to attract more skilled employees, and to align skill sets to fair market salaries. Also established cross training for all employees to improve manufacturing flexibility.  Optimized inventory space allocations and factory floor space through programs to consolidate materials in containers on an ongoing basis, and through factory relayouts. Implemented cycle counting which eliminated the need to shut down the plant to perform yearly overall physical inventory counts.  Developed a relationship with a logistics firm to leverage negotiating power, resulting in $157,000/year savings, and reduced international shipment lead times.  Led a team to perform a 1.5MM restructuring of our whole facility, while maintaining on time budgeted shipments, and reducing assembly shifts from two to one. Shipments per Operations Employee were increased by 10% after this restructuring while Manufacturing Space was increased by 30%.
  • 2. ROBERT G. KACHUR 1007 Highland Drive  Canonsburg, PA 15317 Cell: 724.413.6318  Home: 724.746.0576  e-mail: rkachur@aol.com  Introduced several new products, into our facility, which were previously manufactured in the German parent company. One of the product lines manufacturing costs were reduced by 40% by this transition. Controlled simultaneous inventory ramp up for new products, and ramp down for phase out products. Highland Business Resources, LLC - Canonsburg, PA 2003 – 2004  Owner of business consulting LLC. Primarily worked with a local Real Estate Developer looking for sites and opportunities to build an assisted and independent living center. Joined an international consulting organization (Institute for Independent Business). Also, became active in real estate sales. McKesson Automation Inc. - Pittsburgh, PA 1992 – 2003 MAI manufactures robots which interface with hospital information systems, fill hospital patient pharmaceutical orders, assist in billing for dispensed drugs, and dispose of expired drugs. Robotic systems sell for as much as $1 million each. Other products include computer controlled medication and hospital supply dispensing cabinets and medication tracking software. McKesson Corporation purchased MAI in 1996. VICE PRESIDENT OF MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS 1992 – 2003 Hired to structure and systematize all Operations areas of this once venture-company. Responsibilities included manufacturing and remanufacturing, facilities, planning and scheduling, shipping and receiving, inventory control, purchasing, manufacturing engineering, quality assurance, and formerly design engineering and information technology.  Reduced robot system costs by 15% through redesign of fabrications, assembly fixturing, and negotiation of blanket orders with major component suppliers.  Extensive involvement in identifying $3 million in product cost reductions, on a higher volume product line, in one year, while supporting introduction of new products.  Centralized spare parts, rather than storing at customer sites, saving millions in inventory dollars annually, while not adversely affecting service levels. Later established remote depots.  Designed strategic plan for implementing Lean Manufacturing, Kanban, and Supply Chain Management approaches that significantly reduced inventory levels, cycle times, and floor space. Reduced inventory by 30% ($10 million) in one year, while revenues doubled in same period. Reduced inventory 25% in following year. Also, reduced factory floor space by 30%, while shipping 30% more product.  Managed overall facilities growth from an initial 10,000 square feet to a current 200,000 square feet by designing factory layouts for two new manufacturing facilities and a third office facility addition. This expansion accommodated an overall company personnel growth of 16 personnel to over 650 employees. One facility was designed, opened, and producing 1,000 newly designed medication cabinets in seven months.  Generated a business information system software specification, while analyzing proposals received, negotiating pricing, and preparing justifications. Actively participated in implementation, customizing, and training related to system, which was fully operational within six months of receipt of software.  Programmed and implemented an Engineering Change Notice procedure, and completely restructured bills of materials and the part numbering system.
  • 3. ROBERT G. KACHUR 1007 Highland Drive  Canonsburg, PA 15317 Cell: 724.413.6318  Home: 724.746.0576  e-mail: rkachur@aol.com  Developed in-process and incoming inspection and test procedures, and corrective action programs.  Inventory cycle counting instituted, along with control group tracking, charting and employee involvement, in order to bring cycle count accuracy from ~54% to a current accuracy of 98%.  Achieved Certification in Production and Inventory Management (C.P.I.M.), and in Integrated Resource Management (C.I.R.M.) from the American Production and Inventory Control Society. Also trained as a “Champion” and as a “Black Belt” in Six Sigma business process and quality improvement techniques. Cleveland Machine Controls – Servo Drives and Systems Group – Pittsburgh, PA 1983 - 1992 (Formerly Contraves-Goerz Corporation – CSR/Powertron Division – Pittsburgh, PA) Manufacturer of motion control systems, AC and DC servo amplifiers, motors, and printed circuit boards. OPERATIONS MANAGER 1988 - 1992  Reported to company President, managing personnel in manufacturing, purchasing, planning, manufacturing engineering, customer service, and building maintenance.  Directed efforts of all departments in identifying over $1 million in potential cost reductions in two years on job. Cost of goods sold reduced from 72% to 65% of net sales billed from 1988 to 1990.  Reduced inventory by 20% in 1990 despite new products, with slow moving inventory, being moved from another facility to ours.  Participated on a management team, which turned a $7 million loss into an operating profit of $1.5 million in five years. Shipments per employee went from $58,000 per year to $119,000 per year.  Overall plant delivery on time performance was brought from 52% to 92% by utilizing MRP and Master Production Schedule approaches to schedule material, and to do capacity loading.  Led team which improved inventory accuracy from 52% to 95% as measured by cycle counts.  Improved overall labor efficiency from 90.5%, in 1989, to 97.2%, by end of 1990. MANAGER OF MANUFACTURING 1986 - 1988  Directed manufacturing of AC and DC motors, controls, printed circuit assemblies, and chassis wiring and assembly of standard products onto panels for motor control systems. Responsibilities also included manufacturing engineering and maintenance.  Led committee, which identified $500,000 worth of cost reduction projects in one year; and reduced inventory by over $900,000 in same year. Cost of goods sold brought from 82% to 72% of net sales billed.  Instrumental in move of facilities from a 96,000 square foot, eight story building, to a 35,000 square foot "Just in Time" cellular manufacturing layout, utilizing group technology techniques.  Participated in planning and implementing move of servo motor facility from Charlotte, NC to a 7,000 square foot facility in Pittsburgh, PA. Doubled monthly motor shipments in first two months, rapidly relieving a six-month behind schedule condition. QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER 1983-1986  Designed test audits and Pareto analysis techniques to reduce external failures from 3.4% of net sales
  • 4. ROBERT G. KACHUR 1007 Highland Drive  Canonsburg, PA 15317 Cell: 724.413.6318  Home: 724.746.0576  e-mail: rkachur@aol.com billed to 1.2%, in first year. Also generated computer defect data collection system, implemented corrective action programs, and attained American Society for Quality Control Certified Quality Engineer Status. Lee-Norse Company (Division of Ingersoll-Rand) - Pittsburgh, PA 1977 - 1983 STAFF QUALITY CONTROL ENGINEER - MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS 1977 - 1983  QA responsibility at four plant locations, which manufactured underground coal mining machinery. Reduced external failure costs from 2.9% of sales to 1.7%, by developing and implementing a complete Quality Assurance program at all sites. General Electric Company. 1972 -1977 Served two years on G.E.’s M.M.P (Manufacturing Management Program) on four program assignments, and two and a half years in a post training assignment. ADVANCE QUALITY CONTROL ENGINEER - Data Communications Products Department – Waynesboro, VA  Developed quality programs for two new products, and for a 1000 per week printed circuit board assembly operation. This was my two-year post training assignment. MMP TRAINING ASSIGNMENTS: PROCESS CONTROL ENGINEER - Television Receiver Products Department – Portsmouth, VA  Implemented quality programs in plastics finishing/molding operations. Led 24 employees, three shifts. FOREMAN - Industrial and Power Capacitor Products Department – Hudson Falls, NY  Supervised 30 union employees. MANUFACTURING ENGINEER - Aircraft Engine Group – Cincinnati, OH  Created a technique to braze high-pressure turbine nozzles for F101 jet engines. CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR - Aircraft Engine Group – Cincinnati, OH  Coordinated execution of vendor purchase order contracts. EDUCATION B.S.E.E., Cum Laude (GPA 3.35/ 4.00) – West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 1972 G.E. (MMP) MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Program of multiple on-the job training assignments, plus several manufacturing studies classes. Completed 1974 Six Sigma “Champion” and “Black Belt” training at McKesson, consisting of 4 weeks of classes on
  • 5. ROBERT G. KACHUR 1007 Highland Drive  Canonsburg, PA 15317 Cell: 724.413.6318  Home: 724.746.0576  e-mail: rkachur@aol.com business process and quality improvement techniques which could be applied across any department of any business. Completed 2002. PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS ETA KAPPA NU, Electrical Engineering National Honor Society TAU BETA PI, General Engineering National Honor Society A.S.Q.C., American Society for Quality Control CERTIFIED QUALITY ENGINEER # 10014 - 1984 A.W.S., American Welding Society CERTIFIED WELDING INSPECTOR - 1980 A.P.I.C.S., American Production and Inventory Control Society CERTIFIED IN PRODUCTION AND INVENTORY MANAGEMENT [C.P.I.M.] - 1994 CERTIFIED IN INTEGRATED RESOURCE MANAGEMENT [C.I.R.M.] – 1994. S.M.E., Society of Manufacturing Engineers PUBLICATIONS "Electronics Firm Combines Plant Move with Switch to J.I.T Manufacturing”, Industrial Engineering Magazine (March 1989)
  • 6. ROBERT G. KACHUR 1007 Highland Drive  Canonsburg, PA 15317 Cell: 724.413.6318  Home: 724.746.0576  e-mail: rkachur@aol.com
  • 7. ROBERT G. KACHUR 1007 Highland Drive  Canonsburg, PA 15317 Cell: 724.413.6318  Home: 724.746.0576  e-mail: rkachur@aol.com