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Name : Perry Markham
Industry Type : Related Professions
City & State : Alton,IL
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Relocation Preferences : remain in area
Objective : In a global economy driven by production cost, there is a growing need for a Lean initiative plan in order to be more competitive and to build towards a world class future.
I offer more than 20 years of solid team building and Lean Leadership experience from new business start up to a successful turn-around of established operations. I am a diversified manager with exceptional leadership, communication, presentation, and team-building skills. My skills in improving productivity and profitability, while addressing the voice of the customer, would add to your production value stream, future objectives, and goals.

I am confident my knowledge and vision of driving to a world class level would be an asset to your organization. I would eagerly welcome an interview with you to discuss my attached resume. Should you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 618-558-7922 or email me at perrymarkham[at]
Resume :  

Plant Manager with extensive and accomplished experience in manufacturing with commitment to assisting others. Demonstrated ability of improving production process that significantly impact productivity and efficiency. Self-motivated and assertive goal-oriented strategist whose confidence, perseverance and vision promote success. Committed to producing world-class quality products, on time at a competitive cost while addressing the voice of the customer. Able to exceed both internal and external customers diversified expectations.


Lindsay Corp.Lindsay, NE.
Operations Manager1/2006 to 12/2008
Following a four million dollar renovation of the Galvanizing facility, recruited by Lindsay in January 2006 to provided technical information concerning manufacturing and processing techniques, materials, properties, process advantages and limitations that affected long range plant and product engineering planning. .
Production increased, utilizing Lean practices, in 2006 by 21%. In 2007 increased additional 22%, and in 2008 production was doubled over 2005 volume, surpassing all renovation project projections.
Implemented Lean through Value Stream Mapping and Kaizen Teams to eliminate waste in daily activities in angle production and galvanizing.
Collaborated with suppliers as a liaison to production facilities for implementation of Lean Initiatives.
Supervised and coordinated activities of four Supervisors, two Mechanical Engineers, a Quality Engineer and 250 hourly Associates.

A Plus GalvanizingSalina, KS.
Plant Manager2003 to 2006
Joined A-Plus, reorganizing and coaching the workforce to establish a positive safety, quality, delivery and cost foundation.
Trained and managed several line supervisors and created operational guidelines while implementing a safety culture resulting in yearly decreases of recordable accidents by 85%.
Directed and maintained daily plant operations to meet plant metrics and customer requirements.
Established ISO practices and was ISO 9001 certified in eight months.
Studied physical characteristics for manufacturing purposes to determine compliance with manufacturing specifications and standards.
Orchestrated plant Lean Steering Committee and identified Lean management opportunities.
Maintained positive employee relations through process improvements.

AAA GalvanizingHamilton, IN.
Plant Manager2000 to 2003
Recruited by AAA to design the Hamilton Plant, a $4.7 million project, utilizing Lean manufacturing flow techniques. Acted as liaison between on-site construction managers, equipment builders and owners.
Developed and wrote equipment specifications, performance requirements, cost analyses and proposal for integrating equipment, such as automation, controllers and programmable controllers into manufacturing process.
Developed and adapted company procedure manual detailing job descriptions, safety, training, preventative maintenance, chemical testing and process changes.
Established and executed recruiting process including candidate selection, interviewing and staffing of the full facility.
ISO 9001 certification obtained within a four month timetable goal.
Identified cost saving projects resulting in overall equipment efficiency (OEE) improvements.
Served on Management Review Team to identify and resolve customer concerns adopted to a respond to the voice of the customer.

Joslyn ManufacturingChicago, IL.
Galvanizing Manager1988 to 2000
Maintained manpower planning and daily production goal schedules.
Enforced company policies and administered employee discipline.
Managed three Supervisors and 150 hourly Associates.
Established and analyzed plant metrics, implementing action plans to steer departmental goals.
Maintained preventative maintenance program and identified Maintenance and Engineering projects.
Worked collaboratively with Lean initiatives to insure success of continuous improvements.

Hobart CorporationChicago Heights, IL.
Production Supervisor1984 to 1988
Accomplished administrative support supervisor position utilizing my skills in fabrication and welding.
Examined procedures and recommended changes to save time, labor, operating efficiency and other costs by heading up Hobart's first Lean cellular fabrication cell which rehabilitated future production processes.

North American CarChicago Ridge, IL.
Production Supervisor1982 to 1984
Thorough understanding of fabrication and print reading to execute customer requirements.
Supervised and coordinated activities of workers engaged in repair of damaged railroad freight cars.

Union Tank Car CompanyEast Chicago, IN.
Production Supervisor1979 to 1982
Supervisor of 50 welding positions, utilizing my fabrication/welding experience.

Federated Metals Corp.Whiting, IN.
Production Supervisor1976 to 1979
Verified completeness and accuracy of subordinates' work, computations, and records in the White Metals Department.

Pullman StandardPullman, IL.
Labor Transportation Supervisor1975 to 1976
Was instrumental in the plant flow, supervising all overhead and ground material movement.


Purdue UniversityHammond, IN.
Leadership & Professional Supervision1999
Lean Champion -Columbus Community College, Columbus NE. - 2007
Quantitative Chemical Analysis - Dr. T. Cook, SD. - 2000
Toyota Business System - Joslyn Mfg. Chicago, IL. - 1997
Deming Management Method - Northwest University, Chicago, IL. - 1992
Statistical Process Control - Joslyn Mfg., Chicago, IL. - 1990


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