Experienced Plastic Engineering Manager with expertise in Design, Processing and Tooling
Experienced Plastic Engineering Manager with expertise in Design, Processing and Tooling looking for an Engineering Management, Global tooling sourcing, Continuous Improvement or product development at a high volume manufacturer. I would consider the component level supplier such as Hot Runners, but primarily technical based.
Thirty years of experience managing part design for product launch, global tooling sourcing and plant floor experience at the Injection Molding Machine doing debug or cycle time improvement. Wide variety of exposure from highly technical molders to those that struggle on a daily basis. I have worked with design engineers with many years of experience to those straight out of school. Experience includes Scientific Molding, Opex / Six Sigma, conformal cooling or additive manufacturing to IML and IMD molding for production launches.
Career successes include:
Launching "X-Blend" with an internal manufacturing facility replace 35 M pounds of 20% TF P/P with a combination of half 40% TF P/P and half neat resin to reduce compounding cost by 50%. Resulted in $3.5 M cost saving annually.
Increased best cost country sourcing of injection molds to 70% with 80% via sea shipment. This while also turning over qualified supply base by 50% via technical assessments, detailed cost analysis and on site auditing.
Initiating detailed cost analysis across all Injection tooling investment by standardizing the work and utilizing cost templates to drive competitive tension based on factual data rolling 68 elements of cost into four buckets of design/ programming, manufacturing, material content and landing / qualification costs.