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Experienced Production Manager

A successful production manager with 14 years of progressively increasing responsibilities in the production of complex electro-mechanical business-to-business products and the management of high-speed assembly lines for computers, power supplies and thermal bar code printers.

Expertise includes outstanding skills in leading large production operations, hiring and training staff, quality control, human resources, reporting, analysis, and communications. A personable and hands-on manager who thrives on being a team member.


Zebra Technologies, Inc., Camarillo, California                                                                               1999-Present

Production Supervisor – Night Shift (2006-Present)
Production Supervisor – Day Shift (1999-2006)

Supervise the Production Department for thermal bar code printers with four leads and 50 production workers for a specialty label printing company serving the automotive, pharmaceutical, postal, medical, financial, retail distribution, warehousing, defense, transportation and shipping industries with sales of more than $900 million.

  • Manage the night shift that assembles eight different products made up of more than 50 plastic, electronic, paper and mechanical assemblies. The four production lines test every product and has a record of passed units of 95% to 97%, with the principal rejection due to faulty electronics.

  • Took over two new production lines that were running at 96.3% efficiency. Within two years, improved this number to 123.6% of expectations.

  • Instrumental in the implementation of ISO-9001 standards.

  • Successfully worked with the engineering staff onsite to set up procedures for the assembly of two new mobile thermal printer models at the company’s Warwick, Rhode Island plant. Transitioned the actual assembly to the Camarillo production line. Participated and oversaw the training of ten production workers.

  • Worked with the Engineering and Quality Departments in resolving assembly problems related to procedures, components, sub-assemblies and final testing. This reduced errors by an additional 16%.

  • Completed reports and published monthly data on line scrap for all production supervisors.

  • Prepared yearly performance reviews for all lead and production staff. These reviews were discussed with each individual.

  • Recruited, interviewed and hired new production staff and arranged preliminary training. Kept attendance records.

  • Conduct monthly safety audits that have improved the work environment, equipment, information and safety.

  • Participate in monthly supervisor meetings concerning production, quality and safety issues.

  • Re-worked parts and sub-assemblies that were not up to specification.

  • Attended management training classes in Management, Accident Investigation, First Aid, Code of Business Conduct, Recognizing Sexual Harassment, and Mutual Respect for Managers and Supervisors.

Eos Corporation, Camarillo, California                                                                                                1995-1998

Production Supervisor

Managed two high-speed production lines for a manufacturer of PC power supplies. Oversaw 60 production worker and three leads. Set new manufacturing records for several different products models.

  • Instrumental in the implementation of ISO-9001 standards.

  • Supervised the monthly production components inventories.


Wrote assembly procedures for Packard Bell, obtaining an ISO-9001 certificate. Was instrumental in moving and re-establishing Packard Bell’s assembly plant from Westlake to Sacramento.


Clairmont High School, San Diego, California

Academic Diploma

Other Training: World Class Manufacturing, Quality Improvement Process, Direct Flow Technology, Conflict Resolution, Managing Violence, Supervision, Preventing Sexual Harassment

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