Interim Plant Manager – Aerospace – Electronics – Optics

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This Interim Plant Manager is a visionary leader driving operations and business development in diverse industries such as Aerospace, Electronics, Optics and Human Resources Management. I have global experience producing extraordinary business and revenue growth for turn around and profitable corporations. I have had P&L responsibility for up to $100M and management of over 200 people in multiple sites. Demonstrated ability to leverage expert analysis and insights to promulgate a lean approach and develop team empowerment driving organizational continuous process improvements while instilling best practices. Recognized for establishing high-performing teams and implementing creative solutions within start-up to turnaround environments.



  • 30+ years of Operations experience
  • Continuous Improvement Leadership
  • Mgt from 50 to 200 associates
  • ISO 9000/9001 experienced
  • Mechanical Engr, BS; Systems Mgt. MS
  • Aerospace, Optics and Electronics manufacturing and SIOP. Lean/Six Sigma certified. Mentor and Developer of High performing Teams


Relevant Accomplishments

  • Progressed from MFG/Process Engineer to Director of Operations, General Manager, Vice President of Operations for leading manufacturers in various industries. The primary focus has been processing improvement, expanding operations, and capacity to meet increasing Revenue and earnings.
  • Responsible for multi-site manufacturing spanning up to 4 sites, 200 employees, and serving $200M in annual sales.
  • Driven to improve operational metrics for safety, quality, cost, and customer service using a lean approach to process improvements and employee engagement. Implement a visual factory using KPI’s to measure results.
  • VP of operations at Strasbaugh. The company made surface finishing and polishing equipment for optics and automated semiconductor wafer polishing equipment.
  • Owner Agile Business Consulting. Clients included window manufacturing, agriculture sprinkler, and piping manufacturer, manufacturer of automated food processing equipment, and manufacturer of control and braking systems for transportation equipment. Services ranged from process development and work instruction creation develop, and implement 5-year strategic plan and implementation for hop floor control systems.
  • The management philosophy is a collaborative mentoring teamwork approach to process improvement and floor-level associate engagement.



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  • Vice President , Strasbaugh
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  • Director of Manufacturing, NSI-MI Technologies
  • Program Manager, Raytheon Vision Systems
  • Operations Manager, DRS Optronics


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