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Hello, I’m Andy

An engineer and manager

one Trick Pony

My background includes over 15 years’ experience with hands-on leadership working with original equipment manufacturers and industrial production plants. I am a great candidate for positions requiring a robust understanding of the manufacturing process.

Excellent communication skills and a strong sense of urgency allow me to help solve unique problems and lead a team in a positive direction.

SKILLS SUMMARY

  • Plant Management: 3 years as Manager of 15 employees and 45,000 sf facility

  • Manufacturing Engineer: 7 years experience with continuous improvement of operations

  • Plant Layout: CAD drawings of current state and proposed improvements

  • Ergonomics: Proposals & Implementations to improve efficiency and safety of workstations

  • Project Management: 12 years experience; projects to $1M

  • Customer Service: 10 years experience providing attentiveness, communication, & persuasion

  • Manufacturing: Several industries including Marine, Consumer and Industrial Goods

  • Purchasing: 10 years experience, up to $4M annual

  • Materials: plastics/composites, adhesives, metal parts manufacturing

  • Lean Manufacturing: Implemented Lean Manufacturing Programs at 3 different companies

  • Quoting/Estimating: 8+ years experience answering inquiries, specification, quoting

  • Engineering: Bachelors Degree and 15 years experience

  • AutoCAD: Formal training and 12 years of professional experience

  • Electrical: AC & DC circuit design, troubleshooting, repair, and updating.

  • Wiring Harness (12V) design and construction for cars, trucks, boats, and tractors

  • Design: 15 years including manufacturing plant layout, consumer goods, industrial products

  • Leadership: Countless leadership roles personally and professionally

  • Public Speaking: 9 years membership in Toastmasters; hundreds of speeches given

  • Computer: 20 years with Microsoft Office, email, and file organization

About

Alta Equipment, Inc Muskegon, MI 3/2010-present
Industrial Equipment Distributorship
Sales Engineer
Specify, quote, close, and manage delivery of material handling projects (over $320K)
Source solutions to solve customer problems and provide ROI
Build customer relationships by providing excellent value

ATK Group, LLC Grand Haven, MI 5/2009-3/2018
Specialized Automobile Seat Cover (Part Time)
Inventor/ Sales Manager
Invented and sourced materials and production
Built and maintained custom website and order fulfillment systems
Maintain sales and marketing activities (Direct to Consumer)

PQ Marine Holdings, Inc. (Powerquest Boats) Holland, MI 1/2007-1/2009
High quality fiberglass composite powerboats
Plant Manager / Engineer
Engineer and implement process improvements including structural redesign
Improved Composite structural layup to reduce weight and improve strength characteristics
Designed and built new fiberglass composite molds for boats and boat features

 

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