Manufacturing Vice President Operations

More than 20 years of experience in manufacturing management with 15 years in senior management positions


  • A proven leader with the ability to develop other leaders having successfully mentored over ten employees to senior management positions
  • The ability to engage personnel that will result in employee driven plant improvements established by team building and small team problem solving
  • Managed multi-site manufacturing and distribution facilities.
  • Negotiated two Collective Agreements.
  • A trained Blackbelt practioner of Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement techniques demonstrated by implementing a 5S programs, cycle time reduction and replenishment programs
  • Developed and executed operational strategies.
  • Experience in managing all Operations and Supply Chain departments including; Purchasing, Warehouse, Inventory Control, Production Control, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering, R&D, Internal Sales, Aftermarket Sales, Order Entry,Service, HR, Health and Safety, Plant, Quality, Facilities, Distribution and Maintenance.
  • Experience in implementing control systems; i.e. ISO 9001and ERP.
  • Executed operational activities, including streamlining organization, implementing annual reviews, reducing order fulfillment process, improving customer service and after sales service
  • The ability to build scalable processes to allow for significant expansion that resulted in five fold revenue growth and a reduction of lead time by over 50%


Vice President Operations

Tasked to stabilize and re-structure the consolidation of three manufacturing plant into one location.

Tasked to improve on-time delivery from approximately 70% to 99%.

Tasked to improve inventory accuracy from under 50% to over 98%.

Tasked to improve productivity by over 50%.


Vice President Operations

Responsible for over 250 employees in manufacturing and distribution plants

Implemented Lean Manufacturing program throughout the organization; including the training of 10 whitebelts, 8 greenbelts and 3 blackbelts.

Restructuring Operation Department by filling skill gaps in management.

Improved on-time delivery and fill rates to over 98.5% from the 90%.

Improved inventory accuracy to over 98% from 85%.

Implementing KPI and establishing weekly measurements on the production floor.

Effectively managed a start-up manufacturing facilities.


Chief Operating Officer

Increased order replenishment efficiency by reorganizing staff to align roles in sales and operations.

Reduced backlog of 20 week to 8 weeks by implementing strict order lead times and implementing master scheduling A key team member that developed a strategy to market the product and re-brand the company in the industry to take advantage of the company’s differentiation in the market

Revitalized and re-established the ISO 9001/2000 program by adding needed resources and management focus

Vice President Manufacturing

Developed and managed all manufacturing programs, initiatives, and activities during extraordinary growth of $30M to $90M over a three year period

Served as a member of the executive team that worked through significant corporate and cultural transition

Increased productivity to over 10% annually, increased quality to over 95%, and reduced lead time from over 12 weeks to an average of less than a month by implementing lean manufacturing techniques

Managed the subcontractors during a consolidation of the 60,000 square foot HQ facility into the 160,000 square foot manufacturing facility

Chaired and led the Standardization Committee that resulted in an significant annual improvement in cost reductions

Developed managed out-sourced supply chain vendors, primarily in plastic extrusion


Operations Manager

Consistently achieved over 98% on-time delivery performance by implementing kanban boards

Improved safety by implementing an Occupational Health and Safety program

Negotiated two collective agreements as the management representative and managed all plant grievances in a union environment

Organized a successful recognition program that recognized employee’s length of service, productivity and perfect attendance.


Production Engineer

A member of the ERP implementation team that successfully completed project ahead of schedule

Eliminated the downtime of critical manufacturing equipment and machines by Developing a Preventative Maintenance program

Team Lead of Process Improvement Team that implemented many process improvement initiatives



Certified Lean Black Belt Champion

Lean Sensei International

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC

PMAC Certification Program (Purchasing Management Association of Canada)

Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC

APICS (Association of Production and Inventory Control)

British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby, BC

Operations Management Diploma (Industrial Engineering)

British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby, BC

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