Plant Manager in Rockford IL Resume Thomas McGinniss

September 14, 2017 | Author: ThomasMcGinniss | Category: Operations Management, Inventory, Enterprise Resource Planning, Employment, Industries
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Thomas McGinniss is a business leader with responsibilities as Director of Operations, Materials and Purchasing Manager....


THOMAS P. MC GINNISS Roscoe, Illinois 61073 Home: (815) 389-1626. Cell: (815) 509-8136 [email protected] OVERVIEW Business leader with responsibilities as Director of Operations, Materials and Purchasing Manager BBA degree in Production/Operations Management, certifications have included CPIM, CPM and TOC Managed start up and on going multi plant operations for high volume processes/mechanisms Proven track record of improving customer service, reducing lead times and inventories Knowledgeable of the latest approaches to continuous improvement including Lean Manufacturing, Just-InTime, Kaizen, Set-up Reduction, ISO/TS registrations, SPC, supplier quality assurance and ERP II Diverse process experience: metal turning, stamping, heading, plating, mechanical and electronic assembly Experienced in strategic planning, budget planning and control, asset and project management Knowledgeable in quality assurance, cost accounting and manufacturing engineering Wide variety of experience in computer hardware and software, including using integrated packages on mainframes and PC based. Excellent communication skills: writing, listening, coaching. EXPERIENCE Acument Global Technologies, Camcar LLC, Belvidere Operations, Belvidere, IL PLANT MANAGER A $46MM manufacturer of fasteners for the Automotive Industry - 13% EBITAR

2008/August 2011

Responsible for all manufacturing, materials, quality, engineering & distribution. Achieved and maintained #1 plant ranking(of 7 plants) for overall performance of all N. American Operations Implementing Lean Manufacturing systems (standard work, timed routes) to drive profitability. Managed multiple plants with operations in Rochester IN ($26MM) Managed Belvidere plant to profitability through recession of 2009. Consolidated plant operations from two other Acument Facilities into Belvidere Operations. In-sourced major components of operational costs while bringing new sorting department on line Managed staff and hourly of over 245 Elco Construction Products, Rockford, Il PLANT MANAGER An $18 MM manufacturer of fasteners for the Construction Industry Reduced inventory levels by 30% while maintaining customer service Achieved 20% EBITAR monthly, Managed 55 Employees Oversaw transfer of operations to Decorah IA


MODERN METAL PRODUCTS CO., Rockford, IL A $80MM manufacturer of automotive hardware, TS16949 and ISO 14001 certified.


DIRECTOR OF MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS/ PLANT MANAGER Responsible for all manufacturing operations, purchasing, quality, production and inventory control for three Rockford, Illinois plants and a plant in Juarez, Mexico. Directed a staff of 380 and P&L responsibility for a budget of $40MM Achieved $12.5MM EBITDA on $80MM sales Managed profitable growth from $17MM to $80MM, expansion of manufacturing space from 110,000 to 200,000 sq ft; increased productivity from $155 to $360 in sales per square foot Implemented Kaizens, 5S, supplier rating system, employee suggestion systems, Increased inventory turns from 4 to 18 in three years Maintained positive work environment to eliminate any labor issues Utilized cross training and outside training to develop leadership of staff Reduce scrap and excess labor rates by 50% in two years Improved quality from 360 RPPM to less than 23 Implemented supply chain solution by automating Kan-ban purchasing systems and managed supplier development/rationalization Evaluated and implemented new manufacturing/accounting ERP II Software system (Fourth Shift)

ECM MOTOR CO., Elkhorn, WI A $52MM manufacturer of fractional horsepower gear motors with 700 employees; ISO 9001 Certified.


CORPORATE MATERIALS MANAGER Responsible for multi-plant materials operations including purchasing, scheduling, inventory control. Directed a $22MM budget and 12 employees. Established corporate policies, goals, budgets and measurements for functional areas Performed site evaluation and contract negotiation for Maquilladora in Juarez, Mexico Reduced inventory levels by 16% in six months without affecting customer service levels Implemented fully integrated computer system and converted plant to cellular manufacturing ATWOOD AUTOMOTIVE, Rockford, IL A $52MM manufacturer of automotive stampings and assemblies with 450 employees.


MATERIALS MANAGER Responsible for scheduling, production control, work-in-process, inventory forecasting, subcontracting, production stores, shipping and receiving and finished goods inventory. Managed 13 employees. Reduced inventory levels by 50% or $3MM Improved on time performance to General Motors Service from 58% to 100% on time delivery Implemented on-line labor reporting system resulting in improved inventory accuracy VIKING CHEMICAL COMPANY, Rockford, IL A privately held manufacturer and distributor of specialty chemicals, oils and fluids.


VICE PRESIDENT-OPERATIONS Responsible for manufacturing, customer service, purchasing, inventory control, warehousing, and traffic. Reviewed and established human resource policies, set purchasing and operational goals/objectives, managed 18 employees. DYNACORP, INC., Division of Emerson Power Transmission/Emerson Electric, Rockford, IL An $8.2MM manufacturer of electric brakes and clutches with 122 employees.


OPERATIONS MANAGER (1991-1992) Responsible for manufacturing, production and inventory control, purchasing, quality control, warehousing, and traffic functions. Managed 9 salaried and 80 hourly employees. Maintained profitability while incurring 33% drop in sales, reduced scrap rate from 5% to less than 2% Established finite goals for all subordinates tied to company operating plans Implemented cycle count program and a finite shop scheduling system based on Theory of Constraints, integrated with MAPICS and, trained all employees in concepts of TQM and Theory of Constraints, Introduced major product line using multi-functional team MATERIALS MANAGER (1989-1991) Directed purchasing, production and inventory control, inventory forecasting, subcontracting, shipping and receiving PURCHASING MANAGER (1988-1989) Responsible for $4.6MM of production and MRO purchases, cost reductions and tracked supplier quality and delivery. WARNER ELECTRIC BRAKE & CLUTCH CO., South Beloit, IL An $82MM manufacturer of electric brakes and clutches with 400 employees.



1981 -1982



BBA degree in Management with emphasis in Production/Operations University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI, Lean Manufacturing, Novi MI, Harris Lean Systems – Scheduling

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