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Expert in Automation Project Management and Procurement, Lean Process Development and Implementation

Expert ID: 724992 Wisconsin, USA

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Expert has deep experience in manufacturing and understands all the pieces of the puzzle that create value in a manufacturing and automation environment. Expert applies a consultative problem-solving approach that evaluates the value-added contribution of each activity involved in an automation and manufacturing conversion process and then helps to design a solution that improves productivity and overall operational performance while achieving optimal capital deployment. This goal requires the integration of lean manufacturing best practices and flexible/agile automation.

Expert believes that the best cost-to-value solution requires two critical factors for success: first, the design or improvement of the existing manufacturing process by identifying the related improvement opportunities that result in incremental cash flow. Second, the automation of the improved process by utilizing technologies and equipment that deliver manufacturing flexibility and agility which maximize the return-on-invested-capital.

Provided help in new development for colapsable seating in Dodge Minivan SeriesAssist in development of automated line for wire manufacturer Assisted in development of product flow and automation needs for American Axile Co.Lean cell manufacturing increased production by implementing standard work and continued improvement initiative. Increased production from 400 to 2700 parts in the day.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois - Rockford, Illinois - Aurora, Illinois - Naperville, Illinois - Elgin, Illinois - Waukegan, Illinois - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin - Green Bay, Wisconsin - Kenosha, Wisconsin

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1995 Degree: Master in Computer Science Subject: Laser Equipment and Computer Topology Institution: Odessa Polytechnical University
Year: 2008 Degree: MBA Subject: Project Management Institution: Keller Graduate School of Management

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Contract Sr Automation Engineer Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) -- Working, creating & maintaining Design & Process FMEAs, Control Plans, and assisting PPAP execution. Creating and executing validation testing on manufactured products and equipment processes.
Participate and lead process development by developing manufacturing processes and optimizing for safety, quality and cost, specifying, designing, purchasing or procuring manufacturing equipment to meet safety, quality, delivery and cost goals of projects. Work with inside and outside suppliers or equipment manufacturers to meet project goals.
Manage and implement design and manufacturing issue resolution by use of practical problem solving tools (fish bone diagram, cause chain, thought map), root cause identification and corrective action implementation.
Work directly with production team (production team leader, operators, maintenance etc...).

Years: 2006 to 2009 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Automation /Project Manager Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Responsible for assigned duties involving the analysis of customer prints and machine quotation requests, the preparation of project quotations and procurement of automated machines and equipment. Review project quotation proposals with the Sales Department to be certain of full understanding of the project goals and needs. Check and review proposed auxiliary equipment design with sales, customer, manufacturing, and engineering representative to assure that agreement is obtained prior to construction. Place purchase order, expedite, and follow up with appropriate visits to machinery sources, and become completely familiar with progress and compliance to agreed design. Follow up sampling of the automated machinery and prepare necessary records to enable full discussion and decision as to sample results with tool room, manufacturing, and engineering representatives. Advise sales and quality control as to customer approval, or necessity for deviation. Follow up promptly to minimize delays to assure compliance with quoted machinery and/or equipment delivery times. Directly oversee and manage automation maintenance department and carry responsibility on production support, preventative maintenance or any internal automation project.
Years: 2002 to 2006 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Controls/project Engineer Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Oversee multiple projects, budget and design simultaneously. Specify and design custom electrical control systems for automated robotic systems. Work with customers and vendors on the project component specifications and negotiate appropriate solutions. Work with applications department on the future design concepts and financial needs for the projects. Provide ongoing technical support on Mottoman, Fanuc, and ABB systems. Comply with Controlled Reliable Standards (NSA and NFPA 79), ISO 9001, and 1400 CE.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1999 to 2002 Agency: USPS Role: Undisclosed Description: RSC Robotics installation and site management

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2003 to 2005 Country / Region: Mexico Summary: Equipment installations in tier 1 automotive suppliers

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
PMI (Project Management Institute);
RIA (Robotics Industry Association);
IAPPM (International Assosiatioon of Program and Project Managers).
Licenses / Certifications
CPM (Certified Project Manager).

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Russian Ability to use full spectrum of the language

Fields of Expertise

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