Results driven and dedicated professional with a wide range of experience in leading change throughout various organizations and teams. Proven track record in implementing continuous improvements through the use of Lean practices designed to maximize quality and yield while minimizing waste and reducing cost. Established a culture of quality in each area of responsibility by implementing proactive
Results driven and dedicated professional with a wide range of experience in leading change throughout various organizations and teams. Proven track record in implementing continuous improvements through the use of Lean practices designed to maximize quality and yield while minimizing waste and reducing cost. Established a culture of quality in each area of responsibility by implementing proactive and standardized manufacturing practices. Excellent communicator and team leader focused on customer satisfaction, team engagement and goals.
Director of Operations @ Responsible for an all-inclusive vertically integrated Operations organization that spans the production process from raw materials to finished product in support of a $200M positive displacement pump business. Leads all departments within Operations team that include two independent foundries, a machine and assembly shop with the various support organizations associated, Quality Assurance, Logistics and Continuous Improvement. Responsible for more than 310 direct labor employees and two governing labor contracts, and an additional 80 office support team members across multiple functions. Manage a $50 million annual operating budget, a $5 million yearly capital budget as well as over $30 million in both direct and indirect material spend. From December 2012 to Present (3 years) Cedar Falls, IADirector, ATS Operations @ Directed all aspects of $1 billion manufacturing operations producing avionics and display products for the aerospace industry predominantly focused on the large aircraft segment. Established performance indicators, operating goals, realignment initiatives, productivity improvements, and cost reduction programs that consistently improved product output and quality. Managed cross functional team that included 4 Plant Managers, 2 Customer Program Leaders and over 600 indirect employees located in both union and non-union facilities throughout Iowa. Planned and administered a $100 million annual operating budget that included over $20 million capital budget. Reported to Vice President of Commercial Systems Operations. From July 2010 to December 2012 (2 years 6 months) Cedar Rapids, IADirector, Flexible Operations @ Responsibloe for Lean manufacturing across multiple sites and product lines. Led Operations team in shut down of 500+employee facility. Responsible for all aspects of closure that included customer communication and risk mitigation planning, manufacturing process and equipment transitions, environmental compliance, and building facilities sale preparation. Successfully transitioned all aspects of business to 5 different plants in 4 different states in less than 8months without disruption to the customer. From June 2009 to June 2010 (1 year 1 month) Cedar Rapids, IADirector, 35th St. Operations @ Lead 3 Operations Managers, 2 Engineering Managers and over 250 indirect reports in support of both mature government and commercial systems communication products along with state of the art new development soldier support systems. Developed and introduced future state operating measures to ensure successful transition of new programs to full rate manufacturing. Planned and executed $40 million annual operating budget along with $10 million capital budget. Reported to Vice President of Government Systems Operations. From April 2008 to April 2009 (1 year 1 month) Cedar Rapids, IAPlant Manager @ Managed 46,000 square foot facility and accountable for manufacturing and test operations, maintenance, utilities, custodial, environmental safety and health, government compliance and site development. Directed all aspects of manufacturing in support of communication, navigation and surveillance products. Implemented processes improvements to ensure excellence in customer satisfaction and manufacturing operating performance. Directly led 5 Production Managers and over 300 indirect employees in a non-union environment. Was responsible for $35 million facility operating budget to support $150 million in annual sales. From July 2006 to March 2008 (1 year 9 months) Decorah, IAManager, Fabrication Operations @ Led all aspects of operations in multi-operational machining, sheet metal and surface finishing business. Managed cross-functional team of 4 Production Mangers and more than 110 Bargaining unit and 30 salaried employees. Managed factory loading, capacity and schedule to provide timely support to exceed customer expectations for quality and on-time delivery. Established operating goals and processes to maximize quality, sales and profitability of all products developed and sold in support of $18 million yearly sales plan. From September 2004 to June 2006 (1 year 10 months) Cedar Rapids, IAGMM2 (SW) @ From 1988 to 1994 (6 years)
MS, Material Science @ Iowa State University From 2000 to 2002 BS, Chemical Engineering @ Iowa State University From 1992 to 1997 Gordon Davis is skilled in: Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, Six Sigma, Avionics, Value Stream Mapping, Earned Value Management, Process Improvement, Engineering Management, Aircraft, Systems Engineering, Cross-functional Team..., Program Management, Manufacturing, Aviation, Root Cause Analysis, Supply Chain Management, AS9100, SAP, Supply Management
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