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Materials Manager at ACW Technology Inc.

Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
  1. Catalyst Manufacturing,
  2. Dialight Corproration,
  3. Coraza Systems Inc
  1. University of New Hampshire

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University of New Hampshire

University of New Hampshire

Business Admin & Computer Science

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A results-oriented business professional with proven abilities in strategic planning, managing projects, improving efficiency of operations, team building, and detailing project information to determine effective processes for the operations. Able to identify areas of strength and weakness and implement company policies, standards, changes in operation, and systems that optimize productivity and bottom line. Demonstrated ability to motivate staff, maximum productivity and control costs through the most effective uses of manpower and available resources.


Specialties:automotive, basic, cabling, datacom, delivery, electronics, focus, iso, iso 9000, layout design, logic, management, meeting facilitation, mentoring, microsoft windows 98, order management, quality, reports, scientific, spc, statistical process control, welding,


Materials Manager

ACW Technology Inc.
– Present (4 years)2500 Tri Center Blvd. Durham NC, 27713

Manage all materials related functions; Quoting, Buying, Planning, and Shop Floor conrol.

Program Manager

Catalyst Manufacturing
(5 years 7 months)

Plant Manager

Dialight Corproration
(2 years 7 months)

tranferred Traffic business to Mexico and managed operation

Business Development & General Manger

Coraza Systems Inc
(1 year 1 month)

Responsibilities include:
Fabrication Operations Plant in Mexico with 120 reporting staff in a 55K sq ft facility with annual revenue of $15M reporting into the Vice President of Operations;
Manufacturing of ultrasound carts for Boston Scientific; Improved cart manufacturing from 2 units up to 8 units per day through operator welding certification training, fixture enhancements and process improvements; Improved product cycle times down from 5 days to 3 days through process and layout improvements
Oversight of Final Acceptance Yield: Defined and installed a 1st article process which improved final acceptance yield from 85% up to 99%
Managing the outsourcing of PCBs to Mexican suppliers;
Quality Systems: Implemented a working ISO 9000 quality system that controlled all plant operations.
Customer Delivery: Improved customer delivery performance by 15% through implementing daily production meetings with focus on daily requirements, process yields and employee ownership; employee mentoring program that contributed to developing new leaders on a management track; generated clearly defined job descriptions and expectations of reporting staff contributing to employee ownership of projects

Operations manager

US Assemblies Raieigh, NC
(1 year 11 months)

Plant Manager

Ensenada, Mexico
(1 year 11 months)Dialight Mexico

Responsibilities include:
Operations Plant of 130 reporting staff in a 45K sq ft facility with revenue of $60M reporting into the Vice President of Operations;
Plant Operations associated with the quality and manufacture of automotive, traffic lights, opto-electronic devices, Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) and cable assemblies manufacturing
Transitioning an automotive and traffic light manufacturing operation from North Carolina to Ensenada, Mexico; maintained on time deliveries at 98%.
Improvement of Labor Efficiency: during my management it was improved from 85% to 95% through introducing Lean Manufacturing Concepts.
Improvement in Scrap Control: during my management it was reduced from 1% down to averaging 0.5% cost of goods sold.
Oversight of 1st Pass Quality Yields: during my management yields were achieved and maintained at 99% through continuous training in Statistical Process Control (SPC), Lean Manufacturing Concepts initiatives and ISO/QS 9000 process implementation in native language.

Operations & Quality Manager

US Assemblies
(2 years 1 month)

Responsibilities include;
Maintain companies quality system and ISO registration
Customer interface for key customers; 3M, General Datacom, Alcatel, Samina
Plant operations; managed up 180 employees and all internal departments
Generated approx. $8M per month in revenue and P&L responsibility

Operations-Project Manager - GE Corporation

Genicom Corporation
(20 years 2 months)

1989-1999 Operaions - Depot Repair Manager
1996-1998 Corporate Liason South Txas Operations
1989-1996 Sr Supplier Quailty Engineer
1982-1989 Sr Manaufacturing - Quality Engineer


University of New Hampshire

  • Business Administration, Computer Science


  • Process Improvement
  • SPC
  • 5S
  • Manufacturing
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Quality System
  • Six Sigma
  • Electronics
  • Product Development
  • ISO
  • Project Planning
  • Project Management
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Team Building
  • Continuous Improvement


University of New Hampshire

BS, Business Admin & Computer Science, 3.75

Certified Lead Assessor BSI

Activities and Societies: American Society of Quality Managers

New Hampshire Technical Institute

Associates Degree General Associates, Science

Control Data Institute

Certificate, Digital Electronics

Department of the Navy, Naval Air Training Center

Aviation Electrican Second Class, Electronic Warfare

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