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Expert in Automotive Industry Lean Manufacturing

Expert ID: 725442 Thailand

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He has set up new automotive part supplier factories in Thailand and China. He has hired and trained the main plant staff members in each of these factories in areas that include plant quality control, quality systems, inventory control, quick die change, and basic product knowledge. He has established regional (Asia Pacific) goals and objectives for all factories in the company fuel system division. The business in Asia grew from $48 million in 2005 to $145 million 2008.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1989 Degree: BS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: University of Kentucky

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1995 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Operations Director Fuel System Asia Pacific Department: Fuel Systems Responsibilities: P&L responsible for fuel system factories in Asia Pacific
Years: 1991 to 1995 Employer: Johnson Controls Inc Title: Manufacturing Engineering Manager Department: Responsibilities: Equipment design and industralization for new projects.
Years: 1989 to 1991 Employer: Union Carbide Title: Production Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Coordinated projects for overland chemical distribution

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2001 to 2002 Country / Region: Japan Summary: He was a project manager for new fuel delivery system with a Japanese OEM. Coordinated the introduction of the new product for the company.
Years: 2002 to 2003 Country / Region: China Summary: Managed a new factory and production of a new plastic fuel tank for a Japanese OEM until a local Chinese plant manager was appointed.
Years: 2003 to 2006 Country / Region: Korea Summary: He was a project manager for new plastic fuel tanks business for Korean OEM. He moved into the regional operation director position based in Korea.
Years: 2006 to Present Country / Region: Thailand Summary: He is in charge of setting up a new factory and hiring the key local managers for production of fuel systems with a Japanese OEM. He maintained the regional responsibility for the P&L of all the Asian operations during this time.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
He has developed training material for manufacturing waste identification, 5S, key process indicators, and other shop floor tools.
Marketing Experience
He is knowledgeable in the automotive trends in the Asia Pacific Region with first hand experience in China, Korea, and Thailand

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