Owner and Manager of Low Country Heat Treat – Started a commercial heat treat operation, installed equipment, attained ISO9001:2008 certification, CQI-9 certification, steadily grew sales to $1M in 2011. Metrics- Delivery to customers, 90% within two days. Quality - less than 0.5% scrap (5000 PPM).
As plant manager of MascoTech/Metaldyne – sintered components and earlier at Getrag Precision Gear I led the effort to improve several key measures:
Metrics MascoTech Getrag
Improved on time delivery From 85% to 95% From 65% to 96%
Safety – reduced lost time Reduced each by 50% Incidence reduced
accidents and incidences from 14 to 7
Getrag Precision Gear – Led the employees through a transition from 100% Cummins owned gear cost center to a 50/50 joint venture with Getrag as the managing partner in 1995 – 1996. Managed the venture for the first year.
Technical – presented a paper on gear distortion at the ASM, American Society for Metals, joint conference between ASM and AGMA in Indianapolis in 2009.
Trained over 100 employees at two facilities in the ASM Heat Treating of Steel course 1979 – 1997.
Trained and coached Green Belts to Six Sigma certification using improvement projects at the corporate headquarters of Johnson & Johnson 2001 – 2004.
Certification – Registered Professional Engineer
Low Country Heat Treat – owner 2005 - present
Johnson & Johnson – Executive Director Process Excellence 2001 – 2004
Metaldyne – formerly MascoTech – Director of Manufacturing 1998 – 2001
Cummins Engine Company – Supervised Metallurgical lab,
held several technical and engineering functions, plant manager 1977 – 1998
Caterpillar Tractor – Technical and Engineering functions,
involving metallurgy, heat treatment, and fatigue testing 1970 - 1977
Masters of Business Administration May 1987
Thesis on Fatigue Strength of Ductile Iron December 1974
Bachelor of Science in Metallurgy May 1970