Vice President of Operations @ Responsible for of Ichor Systems - Integrated Systems Division producing low volume, high complexity integrated systems and machines designed for semiconductor, OLED, LED, data storage markets. From September 2015 to Present (2 months) Kingston, NYVP/General Manager @ Divisional producer of low-volume, highly engineered, complex machined, welded, assembled and installed products for large
Vice President of Operations @ Responsible for of Ichor Systems - Integrated Systems Division producing low volume, high complexity integrated systems and machines designed for semiconductor, OLED, LED, data storage markets. From September 2015 to Present (2 months) Kingston, NYVP/General Manager @ Divisional producer of low-volume, highly engineered, complex machined, welded, assembled and installed products for large power generation IGT industry, US Govt Nuclear Weapons support equipment, USAF depot & commercial tools / fixtures / machines and development / prototype jet engine parts and assemblies.
Reporting to the CEO; Responsible for Sales & Marketing, Contracts, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality Assurance, Estimating/Quoting, Design and Engineering with HR and Finance matrixes. Led the turn-around and successful initiative to grow the low-volume, high-mix, customized, make-to-order global business model. Reduced quality scrap/rework, improved the overall on-time-delivery performance with a corresponding increase in inventory turns to >9-turns. Led the Sales team market analysis in identifying business targets within the IGT industry leading to significant revenue and profitability increases. From April 2011 to December 2014 (3 years 9 months) Cheshire, CTVP-COO Operations @ A highly-engineered, proprietary, urethane-based coated fabrics company creating base material for US Gov’t intelligence aerostats, Goodyear blimps, commercial jet aircraft escape chutes, medical devices and gurneys as well as material for the US Army soldier high-tech gear.
Initiated / led the growth transformation of a privately held company. Increased revenue in 6-months through improved factory order execution. Instituted corporate-level, high performance, high-accountability culture. Appointed as top company representative regarding Uretek’s relationship with state, local & community officials. Began EHS and performance transformation lowering TRIR by 17-points in 4-months. From October 2010 to April 2011 (7 months) New Haven, CTMulti-site Plant Manager @ Responsible for the production of precision sheet metal & machined aerospace fabrications in 3-facilities primarily for OEM and MRO military and some commercial jet engines components / fabrications.
Demonstrated strategic and tactical leadership of 3-factories including MRO. Increased inventory turns and customer on-time deliveries and reduction of scrap. Reduced customer o’due with a focused effort addressing significant quality issues using Toyota Production Systems and methods. Demonstrated improvements in operations, quality, engineering, supply chain and customer relations. Responsible for the shipping & transportation logistics network for all 5-separately addressed facilities. Instilled a culture of striving for constant organizational performance improvement including accountability and commitment to customer delivery, quality and cost. Led a $5.6-million New Product Introduction team on multiple complex, precision machined, large castings & forged weldments for various jet engine models. Installed 5-cellular flow lines with 3&5-axis mills, mill-turns, VTL’s, EB & laser weld, auto-TIG weld, induction braze, CMM, X-ray, FPI, PT, clean line, etc. From May 2007 to October 2010 (3 years 6 months) Manchester, CTChief of Process Engineering @ Position was created to deploy cost reduction techniques (Lean Six Sigma) and engagement of 5,100+ salaried and unionized employees at Groton Shipyard Operations for Virgina-class nuclear submarines. Co-authored the selection, design and deployment of EB’s Lean-Six-Sigma (L6S) Continuous Improvement program. Assisted the development and institutionalization of EB’s Lean program; presented to Executives, Managers, Supervisors, Black Belts. Trained in the 5-month Black Belt program leading up to certification. Developed, deployed and institutionalized EB’s Rapid Improvement Program (RIE) to correspond with the US Navy’s Lean program and include US Navy’s Lt. Commanding officer for their naval L6S certification. EB representative at national defense & shipyard technical conferences. Created, managed project metrics for Groton shipyard’s early Continuous Improvement program. Led and attained critical mass participation with the seven Trades Unions in year one (~3,200 hourly employees). From August 2002 to July 2007 (5 years) Groton, CTVP of Operations @ Reporting to the President: P&L responsibility for 2-battery technology divisions and revenue of $18 million with manufacturing, battery assembly, QA, global supply chain, materials, maintenance & facilities with matrix of finance, chemical engineering and HR. Led a turn-around to positive cash flow situation by renegotiating customer contract invoicing & payments, negotiated with supply-base to alleviate CIA/COD payments and reduced overhead. Developed, deployed a faster invoicing and collection A/R system in a 260,000 sq.ft. facility. From July 2000 to January 2002 (1 year 7 months) Pawcatuck, CTDirector of Manufacturing @ Managed budgets and led 8-Mfg.Centers of Excellence in Manufacturing, Mfg. Engineering, Assembly, Test, Estimating and SPC/Six-Sigma Depts. with increased product yield increases from 80’s to mid-90’s sustained by using SPC & Six-Sigma methods. From July 1998 to July 2000 (2 years 1 month) West Hartford, CTBusiness Unit Leader @ BUSINESS UNIT LEADER; Fan Hubs, Disks and Rotors Business Unit
Led the jet engine Rotating Fan Hub unit with processes such as precision machining, splining, gear-shaping, broaching, peening-coating, balance and assy for all PW-engine large fan hubs, disks and rotors. Increased product throughput leading to reduced o'due engine schedules resulting in improved customer satisfaction.
BUSINESS UNIT LEADER, Baffles Business Unit
Managed vane and blade Turbine Baffle Business Unit manufacturing precision, airfoil shaped sheet metal baffles with 76% cycle-time reduction using Shingijitsu Lean Kaizen events. Relocated the Business Unit from East Hartford main plant to North Haven facility 33-miles apart and created 4-cellular flowlines reducing L/T by 45%, space by 48% and increased throughput velocity.
UNIT LEADER, Development Operations Division
Developed and tested new processes, products, machine technology, etc to transition into production environment of internal and external sources. Fabricated unique prototype, test and /or legacy jet engine products. From March 1979 to July 1998 (19 years 5 months) Various CT locations (EH, Middletown, No.Haven)
MBA @ University of Hartford From 1996 to 1998 BS - Management @ Post University From 1992 to 1994 AS - Finance @ Manchester Community College From 1988 to 1990 Rock Martel is skilled in: Executive Management, Manufacturing..., Supply Chain Management, Engineering Management, Government Contracting, Operational Excellence, Change Management, Lean Manufacturing, Aerospace, Continuous Improvement, Six Sigma, AS9100, ISO 14001, Applied Mathematics, Problem Management, Root Cause Analysis, DMAIC, Process Improvement, Manufacturing...
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