Lean and Continuous Improvement Expert Consultant Resume
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  • Business Process Improvement
  • Financial Analysis and Operational Improvement
  • Inventory Management
  • Lean Enterprise and Continuous Improvement
  • Multi-plant Cost Optimization
  • Strategic Planning
  • Workplace Organization

This expert has a B.S. in Industrial Management from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.

Lean and Continuous Improvement Expert Consultant Resume

This expert is a multifaceted leader with excellent experience delivering key results in increased profitability, improved customer service and overall business performance.

As a seasoned professional with expertise in strategic planning, profit & loss accountability, and financial/investment analysis, this expert offers a proven track record of resource optimization and leadership skills. Other areas of notable experience include client/customer relationship development, expertise in human resources, Lean principles, and in leading teams. This consultant has been recognized for strong work ethic, loyalty, and commitment to company success.

This consultant has demonstrated successes in P&L, continuous process improvement, and problem solving. As a results oriented project manager, this expert specializes in financial analysis, lean, business acumen organizational development and budgeting. Other specialties include policy development, analytical team development, client management and investments/asset allocation

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates, Inc.

Providing expertise in strategic planning, profit & loss accountability, and financial investment analysis, human resources, lean enterprise / continuous improvement, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.

Financial Advisor, Wachovia Securities, Elkhart, IN

Initiated second career with established financial services team. Focused on business development with new and existing clients. Highlights include: Addition of new customer base with $3 million book of business in 12 months Responsible for over 75 clients, focused on building additional value to expand overall business model, including annuities, life insurance and managed investments Coordinated seminar program focused on investments and retirement planning Achieved CRPC certification – Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor

Plant Manager, NIBCO INC., Goshen, IN

Responsible for $30M plastic injection molding operation. Managed all facets of plant, including production, inventory, cost, safety and quality, capital equipment planning and execution, with six direct reports and 225 total employees. Goshen plant was the pioneer for NIBCO in the Lean Journey; with successful implementation, served as the model for roll-out to other NIBCO plants. Introduced Lean to 40 year old plant, resulting in complete transformation of flow and layout to team-based cellular operation Implemented $1.6 million project delivering $2.2 million inventory reduction, 27% increase in productivity, and accessing 20% increase in floor space Achieved 25% increase in customer service fill rate performance Led Plastic Consolidation Project – following completion of Goshen Lean implementation, consolidated three plants into two. Delivered $4.5M annual savings. Managed closure of South Carolina facility. Responsible for safely winding down operation employing 150 employees, coordinating transfer of all plant equipment, while continuing to meet customer service requirements.

Vice President Administration, NIBCO INC., Elkhart, IN

Executive position responsible for NIBCO HR function, including corporate safety, environmental, and security systems. Coordinated compensation systems and policy development for 3,000 associates in three countries. Managed six direct reports and 13 indirect reports. Led SAP project team to install new $500k payroll system over 18 month period, successfully converting all U.S. based locations to pay and data collection system. Reengineered compensation/benefit systems, converting manufacturing operations from individual-based incentive structure to team-based model, with pay-outs based on meeting productivity and profit goals. Coordinated Employee Relations programs, focused in maintaining union-free operations. Successfully defended southern Indiana plant against union campaign, saving $1M annually. Served as the primary HR leader for acquisition activity; developed and implemented Change Management training for new associates. Trained plant HR managers in Strategic HR Management, focused on partnering with operations management to achieve business goals and improved productivity.

Vice President Manufacturing, NIBCO INC., Elkhart, IN

Directed manufacturing operations for 2,500 employees in 13 plants in U.S., Mexico and Poland. Delivered upgrades in customer service, while improving inventory turns and productivity. Responsible for capital expenditure programs, reinvesting up to $30 million annually into the manufacturing structure. Responsible for $150 million annual budget for manufacturing function. Delivered expansion of plastic manufacturing capacity to support 25% growth in product lines, with $75 million annual revenue. Led effort in manufacturing to drive 33% increase in customer service, as measured by On-Time Completion of customer orders. Started up new plastics extrusion plant in Lodz, Poland, supporting growing markets for residential and commercial construction in eastern Europe. Drove effort to divest unprofitable product lines, including faucet and irrigation products, delivering annual savings of $10 million. Partnered with executive leadership team to develop and implement NIBCO strategic plan.

General Manager, OEM Division, NIBCO INC., Elkhart, IN

Appointed GM of new division focused on new OEM market. Full responsibility for P&L, including sales, manufacturing and distribution to specialty manufacturers. Grew division revenues from $5 million to $12 million over four years. Exploited technical leadership in copper insert fitting line to become the product of choice for polybutylene plumbing systems. Earned P&L responsibility for all NIBCO metal fittings in 2002, representing 33% of company revenues. Doubled market share of engineered copper fittings for AC/Refrigeration market.

Plant Manager, NIBCO INC., Elkhart, IN

Corporate Purchasing Manager, NIBCO INC., Elkhart, IN

Production Control Manager, NIBCO INC., Elkhart, IN

Cost and General Accounting, NIBCO INC., Elkhart, IN

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Peter specializes in welding and metallurgical engineer with 40 years industry experience in commercial nuclear power plant construction.


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