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Expert in Rubber Processing, Tires, Retreads, Tire Repair, Manufacturing

Expert ID: 732837 Florida, USA

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Tire Industry & Rubber Processing Consultant. 43 years experience with a top 5 Global Tire Company. Experience includes tire engineering, manufacturing, sales, quality, training and de-bug of many rubber process lines, extrusion engineer, senior management. Experience includes international work in Mexico 6 years, India 2+ years, South Africa, Latin America, USA.

SUMMARY OF WORK EXPERIENCES
• 37 years with Continental Tire as Plant Product Development Manager, Plant Process Development Manager
• 12+ years as International Development Leader. Assigned as Continental plant development leader for: Mexico two plants, South Africa plant, Ecuador plant, India two plants
• Project leader: Multi-Million $ Truck Tire production expansion, Passenger and Light Truck tire expansion in Mexico, sale of one of two Mexico plant, Expansion of South Africa processes and products, Expansion of India Processes and products
• Team Builder: People working as a team to reach common goals is a must have for daily success. Team Building includes management, engineers, production operators, maintenance.
• Continuous Improvement Projects are required to maintain plant quality and cost
• Customer Satisfaction improvement is required to allow increased production.
• Customer satisfaction examples: Continental MT Vernon plant OE approval, Mexico major OE approvals, India JD Powers award.
• Manage of Florida prison Retread Truck tire plant.
• AutoCAD 3D product and process design
• Army veteran with skills in troop training ROTC cadets, recruits

Specialties: Rubber and Textile Processing

Manufacturing Consultant - Tire Repair and Retread Consultant -
Quality & Cost Improvement Consultant - Rubber Manufacturing
Mechanical Engineer - Rubber Process Engineer - Quality Engineer - Sales
Improve manufacturing quality and cost - HR Skills - Tire & Retread improvement - Sales

Example of Rubber Process Lines with deep knowledge:
1. Hot Feed, Cold Feed, Pin Cold Feed
2. Single Extruder lines for precision tolerances
3. Dual, Triple, Quad Extrusion Lines
4. Roller Head Lines
5. Assembly Lines

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Tampa, FL

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1972 Degree: Mechanical Engineer Subject: Mechanical Engineering (with Honors) Institution: University of Missouri-Rolla

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2014 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner Department: Responsibilities: Rubber processing consultant and management
Expert's areas of expertise:
Tire retread
Mining Rubber Components
Rubber and Textile Mats
Textile Conveyor Belt
Rubber Mixing
Tire Recycling and Crumb Rubber
Extruder and Barrel Rebuild
Extrusion Tooling
Rubber Extrusion and Calender
Process Review for ISO Quality and Cost
Years: 2013 to 2014 Employer: Amer-Life Health & Life Insurance Title: Insurance Agent Department: Responsibilities: Broker for Health, Life and Annuity sales
• Produced Sales in Annuity, Health & Life
Years: 2010 to 2013 Employer: Aflac Title: Sales Agent Department: Responsibilities: Supplemental insurance
• Increased Increased Sales each
• Produced Sold Policies to small industrial businesses
• Achieved Fast Start Reward
Years: 2010 to 2013 Employer: Pride Industry Title: Retread Plant Manager Department: Responsibilities: Managed retread plant inside Avon Park Correction Location.
• Increased Sales about 10%
• Produced Improved quality retreads
• Achieved Customer satisfaction
Years: 2007 to 2009 Employer: JK Tyre Title: Plant Manager, Technical Manager Department: Responsibilities: Banmore, India plant
Improved quality and cost. Active ISO approval.
• Increased Customer Quality and Cost
• Produced new products for India customers
• Saved Company cost for defective products
• Achieved Customer satisfaction
Years: 2002 to 2007 Employer: Continental Tire. SLP, Mexico Title: Process & Product Manager Department: Responsibilities: San Luis Potosi
SLP, Mexico plant
• Increased production from 9,000 per day to 20,000 per day
• Produced Quality tires for US & Mexico markets
• Saved Cost & Quality with product and process improvements
• Achieved GM, Ford, Dodge, etc customer approvals
Years: 1998 to 2002 Employer: Continental Tire Title: Manufacturing Specialist Department: Responsibilities: • Increased Assisted our international plants to improve quality & cost
• Produced Increased sales
• Saved Cost for defective product
• Achieved Travel about 1 million miles each year
Years: 1988 to 1998 Employer: Continental Tire Title: Product Manger Passenger and Light Truck Tires Department: Responsibilities: • Increased Production from 10,000 to over 20,000 per day
• Produced Improved Quality & Cost
• Saved Cost from improved quality and reduction in manufacturing cost
• Achieved Increased OE sales

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Certificate, Accounting, University of North Carolina, 1974
Certificate, Business Law, Renk Lake College, 1983
Certificate, Project Management, York Tech College, 1999
Certificate, Spanish, Private Teacher, 2003

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Auto Cad, 6 Sigma, Quality, HR Management, People Development, Shop Floor Training, Equipment Startup, Product Development, Product Field Work, Customer Relationships, Accounting & Finance, Spanish

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish

Fields of Expertise

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