My Main accomplishments have been the reduction in scrap and rework costs, improved utilization and efficiency from my first Production Management role. I have also successfully launched the introduction of 5 single decker hybrid buses on time and under budget for the Bus and coach show. In my current role,I have successfully introduced Ford CD4 project from prototype to SOP and archived necessary APQP & Gateway documentation .Additionally, I have retrospectively collected and archived a further 2 projects, resulting in the acquisition of ISO9001 for the plant.
An Individual with over 20 years experience in Quality, Production and Project Management, experience principally gained in Automotive and Aerospace. Working to, and installing ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001 standards .Priorities are company financial gain and customer satisfaction through setting ,measuring and achieving K.P.I’s (Key performance Indicators)
Education and Training:
Lead auditor course 2006
Managing Safely 2004
Lloyds Quality Assurance Register
ISO9001-2000 internal auditing 2003
Midland Training Group,Coventry
ISO14001 Environmental Systems 2000
Full time student
HND in Quality assurance Management 1993-1994
City and Guilds –Introduction to Electronics 1991-1992
Non-Destructive testing, Magnetic and Die Penetrant
Flaw detection to MIL Standard RPS 902 issue 2 1990
MCQI (Member of the Chartered Quality Institute) 2002 (upgraded in 2009)
Assembly Launch Manager –Gestamp- Chongqing, China Oct 2012- present
The company manufactures rear and front subframes for Ford (CD4 /C346/C520)
Responsible for seamless product launch ,APQP completion and successful integration between design and manufacture to ensure product realisation matches design expectations.
Self employed English teacher –Japan Jun 2005- Oct 2012
Teaching English to Japanese and German students with ages ranging (6 to 65) inNagoyaandTokyo.
Business Unit Manager –ThyssenKrupp -Cannock Jun 2004-April 2005
The company manufactures pressings and assemblies for the Automotive Industry to ISO and QS9000 standards .
Responsible for a team of 128 directs and 15 Indirects operating in Paint track, Renault , BMW, Ford, Rover and Nissan department. Duties included sales achievement, K.P.I Improvement (Health and Safety, Quality, Cost, and J.I.T Delivery).
New Product Introduction Manager -Transbus International-Leyland April 2002-May 2004
The company is the market leader in the design and manufacture of double and single deck buses.
Responsible for the co-ordination of all activities necessary, to ensure the successful introduction of new products from concept thro to production volume build. Key measures include customer specification, product and project cost control, Gateway process milestone adherence, process controls and achievement of project objectives.
Quality Manager -Dennis Eagle-Warwick Aug 2000-May 2002
The company designs and builds complete refuse collection vehicles in addition to mounting bodies onto chassis for other specialist municipal applications.
Began as a Quality Engineer and was promoted to Quality Manager.Responsible for a team of 20 and the Management of all quality related activities from individual component supply to final pre-delivery inspection of completed vehicles. Duties included supplier improvement, assembly build Quality, pre-delivery inspection, continuous improvement, ISO9001 systems adherence, noise emission to ‘EC directive compliance’ and, where necessary, product recalls.
Production Manager -Coventry Presswork, Canley, Coventry Jun 1999-Aug 2000
The company manufactures components for the Automotive industry and complies with ISO International, QS9000 and Q1 standards. Customers includeToyota, Nissan, Perkins and IBC.
Responsible for a team of 30 and the manufacture of pressed components for supply to J.I.T. timescales and the implementation of ISO14001.Duties included training, development and organisation of staff and maintenance of product quality and production targets.
Production Manager –Robinsons & Co, Kenyon St Blackburn Feb 1997-Jun 1999
The company manufactures internal and external components for the Automotive/Aviation industry and complies with ISO International, QS9000, Q1 and VDA6 standards. Customers include BMW, SAAB, Ford, and Vauxhall. Began as a Quality Technician and promoted to Production Manager.
Responsible for a team of 60 ,and the J.I.T manufacture/supply of pressed components for both internal and external customers. Duties included recruitment, training /development, organisation of all staff, Maintenance of product Quality, achievement of production targets and site Health and Safety.
Quality /Lab technician Cleveland Guest Engineering Ltd, Colne, Lancashire Nov 1989- Mar 1992
The company manufactures Aircraft/Engineering and Robotic components to Aerospace Standards.
Responsible for Dimensional Inspection and NDT-(penetration and magnetic flaw detection)
Quality Controller- BMP Europe Ltd, Dec 1988-Sep 1989
The company manufactures components and service kits for printers and photocopiers to ISO standards
Responsible for First/Last off inspection and batch sampling of small pressed and welded assemblies, updating of operating instructions and process/procedure and product audits.
Quality Controller – Seafar Engineering, West Lenziemill, Cumbernauld, Scotland May 1987-Nov 1988
The company manufactures Engineering components, fuses and safety and arming units for mortar bombs to Military Standards. Responsible for visual and dimensional inspection.
Quality Controller – Allivane International, Blairlinn, Scotland
The company assembles fuses and safety and arming units for mortar bombs to Military Standards.
Responsible for visual and dimensional Inspection Aug 1986-May 1987
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