Leadership and Entrepreneurship
§Launched successful entrepreneurial Engineering Services and Technical Group (ESTG) management consulting firm specializing in restructuring major corporations and introducing lean management solutions to improve client’s financial positions, streamline workflow processes, total quality managementand strengthen operational viability.
§Led lean manufacturing management team and saved over $100 million for DaimlerChrysler plants.
§Member of Strategy and Implementation team that developed, constructed and launched an approximately $1.2 billion vehicle manufacturing assembly plant for DaimlerChrysler in Toledo, Ohio.
§Formed a new department for major manufacturing company which consisted of individuals specializing in manufacturing engineering, lean manufacturing management systems, quality engineering, and supplier quality assurance systems, with departmental budget of over $10 million.
§Led a department of over 120 employees with one director and 5 engineering/quality assurance managers with responsibility to oversee multiple production facilities and processes, manufacturing engineering, quality assurance, supplier quality, industry/government regulatory and warranty.
§Led a successful turnaround of automotive component suppliers and furniture manufacturers with multiple facilities in United States and Mexico.
Process Improvement and Cost Reduction
§Saved approximately $3 million and improved FTC from 80% to 98% through process and tooling optimization and led a cross functional team to develop and implement Modular Instrument Panel System with savings of $26 million over five (5) years at DaimlerChrysler.
§Conducted product, process and operating systems benchmarking of several OEM and suppliers in both North America and Europe. Among the companies benchmarked were: Mercedes Benz in Stuttgart, Germany and Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Volkswagen Audi facility in Ingolstadt, Germany; Toyota facility in Georgetown, Kentucky; Nissan facility in Smyrna, Tennessee; Delphi facility in Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Heller Bahr facility in Stuttgart, Germany; Faurecia facility in Ingolstadt, Germany; Magna facilities in Altbach, Germany; Mercedes Benz/Magna facility in Gratz, Austria and Mercedes Benz Facility in Singelfingen, Germany.
§ Integrated clients production development and manufacturing operations systems resulting in a 50% decrease to production error risk.