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708.795.1635 (H)
708.351.9635 (C)

To secure a challenging position where; my production and
engineering experience, analytical skills, considerable knowledge of
quality driven manufacturing processes and continuous improvement
methodologies can be utilized to improve your company's performance...

Extensive experience in manufacturing, progressing through
supervisory, technical, process engineering, quality and managerial
Proven record of significant production, process and quality
improvements achieved through respective disciplines.


Chicago Decal Company, 101 Tower Drive, Burr Ridge, IL
Pressroom Supervisor - May 2006 to present

o Supervised high volume pressroom with extensive product mix and
aggressive ship dates.

o Increased efficiencies and quality levels through Process Methods,
error proofing, operator education, cross-training, 5S methodologies,
standardized setups, housekeeping, organization, operator traceability
and accountability.
o Reduced downtime by documenting casuals and instituting Corrective
o Instituted innovative controls for improved process metrics.
o Performed multiple Design of Experiments (DoE) for improved
manufacturability and quality of new and existing products.
o Eliminated unnecessary and redundant processes through dimensional and
processing tests.
o Developed quality standards and process parameters for multiple
o Instituted prototype runs, weekly/monthly maintenance logs,
comprehensive documentation for newly acquired machinery, R&D
reproduction capabilities, machine profiling, tight tolerance
modifications and process matrixes.
o Introduced Statistical Process Control (SPC) for quantifying process
characteristics, Coordinate Measuring Machine dimensional verification
of products, Corrective Action memos for non-conformities, process
capability for new materials and inspection criteria for distinctive
o Generated Control Plan and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA).
o Updated safety training and Job Hazard Assessments as part of the
Safety Committee.

Oakley Signs and Graphics, 8340 N. Austin, Morton Grove, IL
Operations Manager - November 2002 to March 2006

o Responsible for meeting production requirements (75% increase in one
and a half years).
o Optimized processes for increased throughput and reduced handling
defects by; developing a comprehensive graphical shop traveler,
instituting in-process and incoming material quality checks and cross-
training and the qualifying of all production operators.
o Designed new plant layout for increased workflow, installed six
process lines, introduced in-house fabrication functions.
o Implemented new technologies.
o Generated Control Plan, FMEA, Standard Operating Procedures,
troubleshooting guides and preventative/predictive maintenance
o Maintained Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and related safety
o Helped organize and complete facility move.

Supreme Printed Circuits PTF Technologies, 125 Boeger Drive, Arlington
Heights, IL
Engineering Manager / Quality Control / Environmental Engineer -
October 2001 to February 2003

o Increased first pass yield on specialized product by 40% and remaining
product by 30%.
o Received customer ratings of 100% for response time, quality and on-
time delivery.
o Introduced comprehensive SPC charts for plant wide process control and
completed Customer 8 Discipline Reports.
o Trained salaried and hourly employees on Control Plan and Failure Mode
and Effects Analysis.
o Integral in maintaining ISO 9002 registration.

Grupo Eurocir Dynacircuits Plant 11230 Addison Street, Franklin Park, IL
Senior Process Engineer, PCB Production - October 2000 to October 2001
Imaging Process Engineer, PCB Production - June 1999 to October 2000

o Completed new plant start-up and implemented encompassing processes
and documentation for new technology facility.
o Increased production output by; establishing training programs, cross-
training and qualifying all operators, performing personnel audits and
identifying and eliminating reject causals.
o Decreased costs by instituting optimized fabrication processes.
o Modernized facility; generated and implemented new plant layout
resulting in improved workflow.
o Performed DoE resulting in a throughput increase of 15%.
o Internal auditor to facilitate QS 9000, ISO 9002 registration.
o Completed Process Baseline of Grupo Eurocir, Spain.
o Completed three-day sponsored DOE training.

The Tingstol Company 1600 Busse Road Elk Grove Village, IL
Process Engineer Technology Group, PCB Production - August 1998 to
June 1999
Operations Manager, Shift Two - October 1996 to August 1998

o Influenced reorganization of company, due to production and quality
goals met utilizing minimum manpower and process optimization.
o Trained salaried and hourly employees on Control Plans and Failure
Mode and Effects Analysis.
o Performed gap analysis and correction of adherence to ISO 9002
Standards which resulted in re-certification.
o Revised and implemented Control Plans and Failure Mode and Effects.
o Introduced comprehensive SPC charts for plant wide process control.
o Completed formal training on QS9000 requirements and process control
o Completed 8 Discipline Customer Reports.

Zenith Electronics 1500 North Kostner Chicago, IL
Process Engineer, PCB Production - September 1991 to October 1996
Technical Supervisor, PCB Print Production - January 1988 to September
Supervisor, First Line, PCB Print Production - January 1987 to January
Supervisor, Inspection/packing/shipping - September 1986 to January

o Increased product acceptance at customer plants to greater than 99.95%
by implementing written processes, reviewing designs for
manufacturability, checking design criteria and reviewing scrap and
customer performance reports.
o Improved first pass yields from 75% to 95% and reduced setup times
o Reduced maintenance/operator performance downtime from 25% to 10%
through collaboration with maintenance/setup personnel and use of
downtime logs and performance reports.
o Completed Process Baseline of LG Electronics, Korea.
o Completed 40 hour Hazwoper training (Supervisor level).

Available upon request.

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