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JEL Solutions, LLC, Fleetwood, PA 


Xstrata Copper ($40+B (billion), 50,000+ emplys.), 4th largest producer of copper in the world
  • Responsible for developing work standards for Las Bambas Project (world’s largest copper concentrator)
  • Largest project in South America, $4.2 B, over 10,000 employees at project’s height
  • Providing Project Procedures to support all key work activities; built in conjunction with project Senior Staff, EPC contractor and other key vendors.

Aramark ($12+B, 250,000+ emplys.), food and facility services to 1000’s of clients in 22 countries

  • Provided Quality assessment and recommendations for medical equipment parts business
  • Will help organization achieve a customer failure rate of less than 1%

International Battery ($100 M (million), 100+ emplys.), environmentally-friendly Li Ion storage batteries

  • Provided Industrial Engineering consulting services
  • Developed value stream map for production
  • Developed process and procedure documentation system
  • Outlined needs for Shop Floor Control System

Director, US Lean Operations

FLSmidth Inc., Bethlehem, PA

  2008 – 2010

FLSmidth ($4B, 10,500 employees), a global supplier of cement and minerals equipment
  • Responsible for establishing Lean efforts for five US sites; ~1800 employees; $1 MM (million) budget.
  • Developed vision and roadmap for Lean transformation in US
  • Provided sites with coaching, training, personnel, and project support
  • Trained over 500 executives, managers, engineers and office personnel in Lean
  • Developed and implemented the FLS FastBreak (Kaizen) Program resulting in $10 MM savings
  • Deployed the FLS TaskForce (Green Belt) Program which identified an additional $5 MM savings

Sr. Industrial Engineer

Iron Mountain, Inc, Collegeville, PA

  2006 – 2008

Iron Mountain ($3B, 20,000 employees), assists >140k clients in 39 countries to protect their information
  • Provided senior-level industrial engineering support to operations in North America
  • Introduced Lean concepts to Iron Mountain.  Trained 450 managers and executives
  • Developed and Implemented an operational reporting system for the 26 plants in North America which helped to increase output and balance work flow
  • Used MOST to improved efficiency of 900+ storage centers from 53% to 95%; saved $16MM annually in labor costs.

Industrial Engineer 

Agere Systems, Inc (Lucent), Allentown, PA

2000 – 2006

Agere ($6B, 17,500 employees) produced integrated circuits and Optoelectronics
  • Methods Specialist for Finance Organization
  • Established systematic approach to Asset Disposal that increased Asset Sales by $50 MM
  • Industrial Engineer for Optoelectronics Laser & Detector Chip Manufacturing
  • Provided project management to move chip fab twice; on-time, on-spec, and on-budget for both
  • Increased manufacturing output by 2X in 6 months using Lean concepts

Sr. Methods Engineer  

Mack Truck, Inc., Allentown, PA


Mack ($2B, 8,500 employees) manufacture service and long-haul trucks; Owned by Volvo
  • Member of the Corporate Manufacturing Engineering group
  • Designed and constructed corporate Capital Expenditures Database

Process Engineer 

Garden State Tanning , Fleetwood, PA

1998 – 2000

GST ($500 M, 3000 employees) automotive leather supplier to Toyota, Ford, Honda, Nissan
  • Full range of engineering discipline responsibilities
  • Developed Master Plan for new Leather Finishing Facility in southern US using Lean

Mfg. Systems Engineer 

Diamonex, A Unit of Monsanto, Allentown, PA

1995 – 1998

Diamonex ($200 M, 250 employees) Class I medical devices; Deposition coating in class 100 cleanrooms
  • Lead member of Manufacturing and Automation Engineering
  • Designed and implemented the manufacturing system for a medical device operation

Other Experience:

Previous positions include roles such as Production Coordinator (Wind-Lock Corporation); Construction Supervisor (The Weber Group); Industrial Engineer (Pratt & Whitney); Process Engineer (East Penn Mfg. Co.)


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