Interim Plant Manager – High Technology Manufacturing

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He is an accomplished hands-on, passionate Operating Executive with significant operations experience in high-technology companies. He has been directly responsible for P&L reaching up to $50 million in revenue, supporting international corporations P&L of up to $875 million in revenue.   He has worked in a wide verity of industries including battery development, circuit board manufacturing, machining, metal fabrication, and semiconductor manufacturing.    He has been successful in quickly turning around companies struggling with low revenue and EBITDA thru a thorough analysis of all processes from sales to final shipment.  He rapidly assesses the strengths of the leadership teams and adjusts the team for optimal performance.    Utilizing multiple tools, including Lean, Mentoring, Six Sigma, Strength Training, and TOC; he can rapidly change the culture to ensure a strong and functional foundation.   He consistently leverages his experience in Aerospace, Commercial, Industrial, and Medical Products, and has a broad understanding of customers and supplier needs. Mark is adamant that his key to success is getting to know the workforce at all levels and skills, so that he is relatable and easy to approach with new ideas or concerns.


  • 30+ years of experience
  • Acquisition synergy and Integration
  • Continuous Improvement Management
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Executive Team Leadership
  • Global Supply Chain Expertise
  • P&L Operations Management
  • Process Redesign/Change Management
  • Quality Assurance and Safety
  • Strategic Business Planning

Relevant Accomplishments

  • Achieved and sustained 30% increase in production output by developing and executing bold, direction changing strategy and business model that reversed profit slides.
  • Consolidated manufacturing operations, increasing production velocity while reducing nonvalue-added labor costs.
  • Demonstrated sound manufacturing plans to investors, raising $24.5M for both product development and manufacturing start up.
  • Drove EBITDA from 11% to a sustained 24% in the first year and maintained at 22% in the following years.
  • Extensive first-hand experience in the international business culture especially in China, Germany, Japan, and Korea.
  • Implemented product costing (quote and roll-up) system, which identified 40% of products were priced well below profit target.  Reduced late customer orders by 60%.
  • Implemented statistical reliability testing in engineering department, ensuring products are not “over or under” designed.
  • Increased earnings and cash flow by 170% through optimizing operations and sales.
  • Increased production output by 30% though process and personnel optimization.
  • Led the successful sale and transition during acquisition.
  • Managed staff of direct and indirect employees as large as 275.
  • Optimized manufacturing quality by 25 % through improvements in communication, process flows, and training.
  • Optimized operating profit levels through improved financial and operational analysis and implementation of lean, constraint-reduction manufacturing practices.
  • Optimized production process times through the used and redistribution of automated processes, including robotics and lights out manufacturing (improvements of >25%).
  • Rapidly improved on time delivery in operations from 65% to 85%.   Achieved 95% with additional process implementations.
  • Successfully integrated Design and Manufacturing Engineering departments to achieve a 75% reduction in product development time.
  • Utilized a rapid culture change across the company, resulting in product development on new product platforms that now amount for 50% of total sales in less than 2 years.


  • President / General Manager
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Director of Operations
  • Director of Manufacturing Operations
  • Director of Supply Chain
  • Process Engineer
  • Process Technician
  • Board member for Non-Profit Organization.
  • Firefighter / EMT

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