THOMAS E. ADES 790 S. LEXINGTON-SPRINGMILL RD.
MANSFIELD, OHIO 44906
Home- 419-529-9687, Cell – 419-571-6473
A challenging career position in executive management of a manufacturing organization
Certified Six Sigma Black Belt from MoreSteam University, Columbus, OH
Former RAB Certified Auditor and Trainer in ISO-9001:2000, TS-16949 and AS-9100, with over 40
quality management system implementations
Certified Instructor and Auditor for Lean Manufacturing Standard J4000
Certified Instructor and Auditor for ISO-14000, The Environmental Standard
TECHSOLVE, INC. 2005 - Present
TechSolve is an engineering consulting firm specializing in process improvement and business solutions
for manufacturing companies.
Senior Project Manager
Perform training and consulting to achieve engineering and quality solutions, including the
implementation of quality management systems and applying six sigma solutions.
Performed analysis for facility expansions and layout designs that have achieved over $2 million in cost
ROWMARK, INC., Findlay, OH 2003 - 2005
Rowmark, Inc. is an extruder of plastic sheeting for the signage and other industries, with sales of $18
Director of Operations
Supervised a multi-disciplined work force of 60+ associates that include engineering, quality, purchasing,
production control, maintenance and manufacturing personnel, with 6 direct reports.
Achieved a 4% reduction in COGS through the use of lean manufacturing techniques including work
force teams, set-up reduction, 5S and the implementation of manufacturing cells.
Reduced scrap and rework of existing production by over 50% through the reprocessing of component
parts and by focusing on SPC and control limits for manufacturing operations.
EDISON INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS CENTER, Mansfield, OH 1995 - 2003
EISC, Inc. is a consulting firm specializing in engineering and business solutions for manufacturing
Lean Manufacturing Manager - Quality Consultant
Trained and implemented lean manufacturing principles in companies from a variety of industries,
including tier 1 and 2 auto suppliers.
THOMAS E. ADES
Implemented the ISO/QS-9000 quality system at 30 companies with all of the companies achieving
Performed training in the areas of SPC, Statistical Process Control, FMEA, Failure Modes and Effects
Analysis, PPAP, Production Part Approval Process, and APQP, Advanced Product Quality Planning
HARTMAN ELECTRICAL MANUFACTURING, Mansfield, OH 1992 - 1995
Hartman Electrical Manufacturing/Tyco is a manufacturing of high current electrical switching systems
and devices for the aerospace industry, with sales of $25 million.
Managed and supervised new product development operations including engineering, manufacturing,
assembly and test operations.
Negotiated contractual terms and conditions for the supply of electrical system components with national
and international aerospace and air frame manufacturers.
SOUTHERN MARKETING SERVICES, INC., Hilton Head Island, SC 1990 - 1992
Southern Marking Services is a marketing and graphics design company with sales of $1 million.
Had total profit and loss responsibility in managing an entire operation and was successful in increasing
market share, maintaining positive cash flows and increasing the profitability of the company.
NWL CONTROL SYSTEMS, Kalamazoo, MI 1984 - 1990
NWL Control Systems is a manufacturer of hydraulic and electro-mechanical control systems for the
aerospace industry, with sales of $200 million.
Program Manager - Project Manager
BENDIX CORPORATION, South Bend, IN and Cleveland, OH 1975 - 1984
Bendix/Honeywell is a manufacturer of engine control systems and landing gears for the aerospace
industry, with sales of $300 million.
Senior Facilities Engineer - Capital Budget Manager - Facilities Engineer
EDUCATION and PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
MBA in Finance and Economics from Indiana University, South Bend, IN,
BS in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN,
Member of the American Society for Quality
Senior Member, Society of Manufacturing Engineers