Senior Production Manager @ Unisensor USA Inc. , Member of the Laborie Family
Director of Manufacturing Operations @ VYGON
Technical Operations Manager @ Vygon Neuro
Accomplished, dedicated, and quality-focused professional, offering extensive experience in the technical aspects of the manufacturing industry. Knowledgeable of troubleshooting, root cause analysis, lean manufacturing concepts and processes, staff supervision, and conflict resolution. Armed with solid track record of dependability; along with the capability to maintain strict compliance with industry standards without compromising production and productivity. Adept at
Accomplished, dedicated, and quality-focused professional, offering extensive experience in the technical aspects of the manufacturing industry. Knowledgeable of troubleshooting, root cause analysis, lean manufacturing concepts and processes, staff supervision, and conflict resolution. Armed with solid track record of dependability; along with the capability to maintain strict compliance with industry standards without compromising production and productivity. Adept at building teams to effectively and efficiently achieve goals. Equipped with excellent communication, organizational, multitasking, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills. Bilingual in English and German.
Senior Production Manager @ From August 2014 to Present (1 year 4 months) Director of Manufacturing Operations @ Provided expert oversight for 150 employees, responsible for various manufacturing IV administration sets, IV start kits, and procedure kits with a high contingent of temporary work force. Directly reported to the chief executive officer (CEO) of Vygon USA in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Functioned as the chairman of the Safety Committee. Initiated the creation and implementation of strategic plans in order to increase profitability. Regulated the revision of quoting process to create a more understandable system for Engineering, Finance, and Sales departments. Took part in the overall organization of Unique Device Identification (UDI) implementation. Accomplished various quality assurance responsibilities and reorganized the entire Quality Assurance Department. Administered gab analysis for product sterilization and performed full sterilization validation process which greatly improved existing validation gabs for products. Implemented various cost saving methods; along with programs for tracking, accomplishing, and coordinating cost saving methods. From January 2008 to June 2014 (6 years 6 months) Greater Boston AreaTechnical Operations Manager @ Piloted all aspects and development of the production of class III devices, long-term implant valves, and catheters used for treating for Hydrocephalus made of rubber silicone. Directed all aspects of production planning, inventory, and purchasing control and organization. Exemplified strategic leadership in overseeing all maintenance and safety responsibilities as well as manufacturing cost improvements and purchasing costs control. Processed the installation of an ERP system in adherence to costs control, BOM, routing, labor booking, and inventory control. From May 2004 to January 2008 (3 years 9 months) Greater Philadelphia AreaProduction Manager @ Leading a manufacturing team of 60 direct reports with being in charge for the organization of a seamless manufacturing process for set and kit components like single and multi lumen Neonatal Catheters, Dialyses & Vascular Access Catheter, introducer, extrusion of multlumen catheter tubing with following assembly and quality test methods.
Being in charge for semi finished goods production, monitoring, evaluate and further develop critical and automated processes like plastic injection molding, assemble and form fill seal packaging of plastic components,
The provided manufacturing support to the R&D team lead to successful implementations of market driven product developments for example the Vygon Expert Technology. From May 2001 to May 2004 (3 years 1 month) Kreisfreie Stadt Aachen Area, GermanyProduction and Quality Manager @ Build up and structure a plastic injection molding company from bankrupt’s assets to a successful functioning operation facility. Within 3 month we managed to start injection molding production of high quality parts for the automobile and electronic industry. One year after start up of the company we managed the task to qualify and organize the company’s Quality System to be successfully certified to ISO 9001.
As Production Manger being responsible for production planning, supply chain, technical responsibilities for hands-on machines maintenance as well as technical customer support. From June 1996 to May 2001 (5 years) Mold Maker/Toolmaker/CNC machinist @ Build/machine injection molding tools and deep drawing tools to drawing specification for the manufacturing of plastic components for the automobile and electronic industry From July 1987 to July 1991 (4 years 1 month)
Dipl. Ing, Chemistry @ Fresenius Akademie From 1992 to 1996 Andreas Damm is skilled in: Healthcare, Hospitals, Manufacturing, R&D, Product Development, Microsoft Office, Strategic Planning, Continuous Improvement, Medical Devices, ERP, Start-ups, Management, FDA, ISO 13485, Iso 9000
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