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Operations Manager Resume

Lake Forest, IL


Degreed engineer with over 20 years of practical experience in areas of operations management, project management, product engineering, product development, safety engineering, engineering management, and quality. Hands - on problem solver, results-oriented, innovative and creative, customer-focused, strong team player, reliable and accountable, with excellent communication skills. Earned several patents.


  • Operations Management, Engineering Management, Project Management, Quality Management
  • Consumer products, product design, development, and production, DFMA
  • Injection molding, blow and rotational molding; thermoforming; metal forming, casting
  • Scheduling, procurement, facilities management, international shipping/receiving, inventory control
  • SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Microsoft Project, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat


Confidential, Lake Forest, IL

Operations Manager


  • Managed injection molding, assembly, and packaging operations of manufacturing plant employing up to 100 full-time employees and producing up to 24 million projectiles per year.
  • Reprioritized and realigned staffing to increase production capacity by 30% with minimal cost impact.
  • Streamlined purchasing, inventory control, shipping, and receiving functions.
  • Managed doubling of annual production volume while meeting order due dates and 100% customer satisfaction.

Confidential, Westmont, IL

Program/Project Manager


  • Master project manager on process-improvement projects for McDonald’s Happy Meal Toy Safety System, producing 1.4 billion toys per year.
  • Successfully manage projects including development of qualified materials process and list, restricted substances list, system safety specifications manual, raw-material specifications, lab-capabilities study.

Confidential, Des Plaines, IL

Technical Services Manager


  • Managed staff of Technical Service Engineers, Field Applications Engineers, and Lab Technicians.
  • Oversaw testing and evaluations of new products.
  • Created detailed technical documents to support agents and customers.

Confidential, Arlington Hts., IL

Quality Director, Safety Engineering Manager, Senior Safety Engineer


  • Successfully managed accounts of several Fortune 500 consumer-products manufacturers, helping them design their products to reduce potential injuries and recalls.
  • Led global training of customers and their suppliers on principles of safe product design.
  • Managed team of safety engineers charged with developing new accounts.
  • Led the successful opening of a new consumer-goods testing laboratory, staffing up to 100 employees, with annual revenues over $5 million.
  • Directed successful ISO 17025 accreditation process.

Confidential, Schiller Park, IL

Manager of Product Engineering


  • Managed successful development of products for Sears Craftsman tool line, responsible for budget of $2 million, including capital equipment and sourced components. Reduced planned expenses by $400,000. Product was featured on a Bob Vila infomercial. Patent awarded.
  • Invented concept and managed development of Multi-grip Holding System, combining features of one-handed bar clamp and portable vise. Patents awarded.
  • Created department of Product Engineering, hiring and managing staff of six engineers.

Confidential, Arlington Hts, IL

Product Development Engineer


  • Invented and developed industry-leading self-contained emergency eyewash stations. Multiple patents awarded.
  • Invented emergency decontamination shower and accessories. Patent awarded.
  • Developed line of products for incidents involving potential bloodborne pathogen contamination.

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