Factory Information System Project Manager @ TAC Worldwide
B.S.Electrical Engineering @
Highly motivated and innovative Project Manager with extensive domestic and international experience in the automotive industry. Accomplished in Electrical Controls Engineering, Automation, and Plant Floor System applications, lean manufacturing principles, and waste reduction initiatives. Broad experience with Body, Paint, and Final Assembly operations including the Automatic Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS), and Six Sigma projects. Innovative problem
Highly motivated and innovative Project Manager with extensive domestic and international experience in the automotive industry. Accomplished in Electrical Controls Engineering, Automation, and Plant Floor System applications, lean manufacturing principles, and waste reduction initiatives. Broad experience with Body, Paint, and Final Assembly operations including the Automatic Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS), and Six Sigma projects. Innovative problem solver dedicated to delivering quality results. Team oriented leader with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills and effective in leading cross functional teams. Six Sigma Green Belt certified.
Responsible for the deployment of the first Ford Factory Information System (FIS) across all Ford Assembly plants.
Expert knowlege in Quality Andon, Material Andon, Error Proofing, and Building Management Systems.
Familiar with Automatic Vehicle Scheduling (AVS) and Integrated Body Shop Scheduling Systems (IBSS).
Chaired the Ford Corporate Controls Governance committee. Committee was tasked with developing the first Ford Factory Information System (FIS) Specification.
Chaired the Ford FIS User's Group. This group included leads from all Ford Assembly plants.
Member of GM - Midsize Car Division PLC Standards committee.
Co-authored the first GM North American Operations Robot specification.
Launch Manager for PLC based automated assembly lines. Commissioned numerous Body shop assembly lines at all GM Midsize Luxury Car Assembly plants.
Electrical Controls and Communications Manager for Shanghai GM, a new greenfield plant built in Shanghai, China. Relocated to Shanghai for this assignment.
Managed multi-million dollar facilities projects at the GM Fairfax Assembly plant Paint shop.
Developed bid specifications, timelines, open issues decks, lessons learned documents, and customer requirements for all deployed projects.
Factory Information System (FIS) Technical Specialist @ From March 2014 to Present (1 year 10 months) Manufacturing Controls Engineer @ From December 2010 to Present (5 years 1 month) Factory Information System Project Manager @ Project Manager for the deployment of Factory Information Systems From September 2008 to December 2010 (2 years 4 months) Factory Information System (FIS) Project Manager @ Project Manger / Deployment Manager for the Corporate Factory Information System (FIS). System interfaced with Process Control Boards, Paging system, Preventative Maintenance system, Productivity, and Throughput reports.
Chaired the Corporate Controls Governance Committee.
Led the Corporate Factory Information System User's group which included running weekly meetings with members from all of Ford's Vehicle Assembly plants.
Chaired the committee that developed the first Ford Corporate Factory Information System Specification. From May 2001 to July 2008 (7 years 3 months) Advanced Manufacturing Engineer @ Throughput analyst for Paint Shop operations across all GM Assembly plants.
Electrical Controls Launch leader for launch of new vehicle assembly line in Doraville assembly plant.
Electrical Controls Manager for Shanghai GM facility in Shanghai China.
Electrical Controls Engineer responsible for start up and debug of Body shop assembly lines across all Midsize GM Car plants.
Developed GM's corporate wide Robotics control standards.
Member GM Corporate Standards committee.
Member of Mid/Lux car division PLC Standards committee.
Project Manager and Supervisor of Fairfax Assembly plant Paint operations which included a $10 Million paint booth retrofit project and additional $10 Million worth of Facilities changes. From July 1980 to June 2001 (21 years)
M.S.Computer Engineering @ Wayne State University From 1985 to 1987 B.S.Electrical Engineering @ Kettering University From 1980 to 1985 The Bronx HS of Science From 1976 to 1980 Barry Groden is skilled in: PLC, Robot, Theory of Constraints, SCADA, Lean Principles, Manufacturing Engineering, Automotive, Lean Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Final, FMEA, Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement, Value Stream Mapping, SPC
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