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.
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
Responsibilities: Equipment design and industralization for new projects.
Years: 1989 to 1991
Employer: Union Carbide
Title: Production Engineer
Responsibilities: Coordinated projects for overland chemical distribution
Country / Region
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.
Training / Seminars
He has developed training material for manufacturing waste identification, 5S, key process indicators, and other shop floor tools.
He is knowledgeable in the automotive trends in the Asia Pacific Region with first hand experience in China, Korea, and Thailand