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Human Resources and Manufacturing systems manager with long term diversified experience and a successful record of contract development, negotiation and implementation. 

Results orientated change agent focusing on cost and quality improvements as a team leader/member on projects including new equipment installations, factory floor rearrangement and new product launches. 

Effective supervisor with track record including tool and systems optimization, machine malfunction diagnosis and ongoing continuous improvement initiatives coupled with effective team building, problem solving and process development. 

Expertise in the following areas:

Skilled trades operations and training                            Lean manufacturing strategies

Team Concept Implementation                                        Organizational effectiveness

Energy Management                                             Continuous Improvement

Waste Elimination                                               

Personal Computer Operations - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, Web Sites, Blogs


STS HydroPowerDivisionof NorthbrookEnergy, LLC, Grand Rapids, MI              2012-2015

Operatingand Maintenancestaff assistantat theFrench LandingDamin Belleville, Michigan.

  • Monitor and Maintain water      level of Belleville Lake
  • Monitor operations of Hydroelectric      Power Generation Equipment to produce and distribute power to the DTE electrical platform – Ideal Electric generator
  • Perform maintenance      operations on equipment and facility buildings

ACRO Services, Livonia, MI                                                                                                  2009-2010

Human Resources Supervisor on Special Assignment - contracted to assist in the closing of the Willow Run Transmission Manufacturing Facility.  

  • Developed the initiation, coordination and retraining program for      Skilled Trades personnel being assigned to other General Motors      facilities. 
  • Formulated Skilled Trades versatility training and tracking matrix      for reducing classifications.
  • Reviewed Operations and Maintenance Training Programs for compliance      and accuracy.
  • Facilitated the organization of records retention and storage for      the personnel department.
  • Organized the removal and transfer of special equipment training      equipment.

General Motors - Power Train Division, WR-RTO-YTO, Ypsilanti, Michigan       1985 to 2008

Senior Labor Relations Representative and Staff Assistant

Willow Run Plant Manufacturing Engineering Group, World Wide Facilities Plant Support Groups, Knight Facilities Management Group and Skilled Trades Production Line Areas.

  • Secured Future New-Work Agreement and successfully completed Local      Negotiations with UAW for the Facility.       Exceeded Competitive Operating Agreement Goals for skilled trades.
  • Facilitator for the S.M.I.L.E. yearly team cost cutting departmental      program.
  • Certified Program Coordinator for GM Corporate GoFAST!! Waste      Elimination initiative.
  • Instructor for all employees training of the Global Manufacturing      System Implementation.
  • Skilled Trades interface with UAW National and Local Union      Officials. 
  • Negotiating team member the past four sets of Local and National UAW      agreements. 
  • Formulated procedures for negotiation tracking systems and      settlement implementation. 
  • Investigated and resolved union demands, employee concerns and      grievances. 
  • Internal Security investigations consultant for time fraud and      computer mis-use.
  • Established procedures and guidelines for apprenticeship training programs. 
  • Administered product and work Sub-Contracting programs. 

Group Manager Plant-Wide Maintenance Services

  • Superintendent of several business Units included Tool Rooms,      Machine Rebuild and Design, Heat treat maintenance, Service Repair Shops-      Computer-Electronics, Pumps, Gearbox and Spindles, and Manpower      Scheduling. 
  • Planned, coordinated and managed projects involving systems      computerization for Bid/Estimating and Tracking of processes and parts      purchasing program. 
  • Competitively quoted and implemented product expansion programs by      in sourcing jobs.

General Supervisor-Manufacturing Engineering       

  • Selected and managed a diverse team of Skilled Trades that established      systematic operations for machine re-building, designed to produce new transmission      component parts. 
  • Created methods of implementation for minimizing waste, manpower      optimization, utilization of resources and feedback analysis by      integrating Employee Involvement.

Plant Engineering Training Coordinator

  • Initiation, coordination and instruction of Power Plant Operations      and Maintenance Training Program for power plant and waste treatment      operations. 
  • Developmental assistance and facilitation of Divisional Employee      Involvement Training and Quality Improvement programs.

Assistant Chief Powerhouse Engineer - Maintenance Manager

  • Initiated preventative maintenance and record keeping systems for      newly constructed coal, alternative fuel and natural gas power plant as      well as new wastewater treatment facility.      
  • Developed energy management, cost estimating and construction      planning project programs

for the main production facility.


Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

M.S. Manufacturing Business Administration

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York

Dual License Program - Third Assistant Engineer and Third Mate

B.S. Engineering and Business Administration-Logistics


Association of Energy Engineers                                  Certified Co-Generation Professional

                                                                                               Distributed Generation Certified Professional

National Association of Power Plant Engineers        Chief Power Plant Engineer,

                                                                                               Examining Engineer and Technical Advisor

American Society of Power Engineers                                       Chief Power Plant Engineer

Department of Natural Resources - Michigan                         Waste Water Systems Operator

Class A-1b,1d,1h,2c, B-1b,2a

U.S. Coast Guard Inland Waters & Oceans                Third Assistant Engineer- Steam and Diesel                                                                                                   Third Mate –Unlimited Tonnage

                                                                                               Captain – 200 ton

Belleville, Michigan,
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