Twenty-five years of experience in automotive manufacturing. Plant Manager at Global Advanced Products, Operations Manager for Magna Powertrain Sterling Heights. Regional Lean Manager for Tenneco Automotive. Business Unit/Plant Manager for Webasto Sunroofs Inc (Magna). Multi-plant responsibility for purchasing, materials, production, assembly, facilities, and logistics warehouse operations. Career also includes seven years of experience as a Journeyman Toolmaker building tools and dies for automotive manufacturing. Formal education for an apprenticeship program with a certificate for Journeyman Tool and Die Maker. Continued education into Engineering and Business degree for two more years. Lean Training Certification, Theory of Constraints, Shingijutsu, and Strategy Deployment along with factory Lean tools of VSM, visual management, and 5S. Six Sigma Black Belt trained and Methods-Time Measurement (MTM) certified.Hands-on Plant Manager with excellent strategic and tactical abilities. Good communications; very strong in the areas of customer relations, team building, training, and problem-solving with international business experience.
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