Product Manager

Name : lgonzalez20
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Chicago,IL
Job Title Product Manager
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Larry Gonzalez
6920 West 83rd Place
Crown Point, IN 46307
Home: 219-365-8815
Cell: 219-743-1035
lgonzalez20[at]netscape.net

SUMMARY:
Accomplished project/product manager in various industries. Executed high level projects which included the U505 submarine at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. Managed and supervise union employees and increased production by 50% during the interim. Improved quality and production runs. Implemented and delivered ISO 9000 to the production facility.

EXPERIENCE: 2008 to 2009 Product Manager RHI-AG, Hammond, IN office
Managed client specific projects
Researched market requirements and product planning
Promoted product externally to customers and partners
Brought new products to market
Assured client steel making facilities with quality and dimensionally correct refractories
Followed up with product quality and timely delivery of materials
Developed product specific power point presentations for client
Monitored the competition

2006 to 2008 Production Supervisor Electro Motive Diesel, La Grange, IL
Supervise 22 hourly union employees on continuous production line producing cylinder heads for locomotive, marine, and generator diesel engines for two shifts
First four months improved quality and production by 50%
Responsible for adhering to ISO 9000 standards. Making sure gauges are to date and used
Responsible for all safety, quality, and productivity processes and procedures
Prioritize production schedule to maximize efficiency based on forecast, capacity, and customer requirements
Ensure a competent staff is maintained to meet both short and long-term objectives by providing for staff development and growth

2004 to 2006 Project Manager Skyline Design Architectural Glass and Art Services, Chicago, IL
Managed the U505 memorial area exhibit for the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL
Manage production to plan, coordinate and schedule projects to maximize efficiency and meet customer delivery requirements
Ensure all safety, quality, and productivity processes and procedures are followed
Prioritize and revise schedules to meet changing requirements and coordinate schedule changes with production departments
Act as advocate for customers on all matters related to order delivery
Maintain awareness of potential production delays and factor any interruptions into the production scheduling process

2001 to 2004 District Manager/Sales Representative Kindt-Collins Co., Cleveland, OH
Sales representative for a major supplier to the metal casting, pattern makers, and model makers industries
Manage Milwaukee warehouse for the Midwest district of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and
Wisconsin in excess of a million dollars in annual sales

1997 to 2000 Prototyping Planning Engineer CNH Global, Burr Ridge, IL
Supervised a 10 person union pattern and model shop, as well as a group of 4 in Shipping and Receiving
Accountable for the safety and welfare of personnel under my supervision
Active member of various on-the-job safety committees, such as fire, tornado, and shop
Estimated foundry tooling cost and procured domestically produced gray, ductile, and steel castings
Supervised planning and building of foundry tooling. Managed projects from start to finish.
Planned and built prototype plastic injection molds, fiberglass molds, rotational molds, and full size tractor cab mock-ups
Knowledgeable of rapid prototype process. Attended trade shows and conferences
Operated LOM machine. Have an understanding of SLA, SLS, and DTM processes
Internal auditor for ISO 9001 certification
Computer literacy. ImageWare, Virtual Gibbs, SolidWorks, Microsoft Office 2000, Project Manager, and Microsoft MapPoint.
Trained on a Brown and Sharp CMM machine using PC-DMIS
Understanding of JIT and Lean Manufacturing
As team member, participated in bargaining unit negotiations and finalized a labor agreement

EDUCATION:
BS Organizational Management Calumet College of Saint Joseph, Whiting, Indiana
AS Mechanical Engineering Technology Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana
Pattern Maker Certification U S Dept. of Labor Bureau of Apprenticeship, Chicago, Illinois
Bilingual, conversational Spanish
AutoCAD Harold Washington City College, Chicago, Illinois
Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Alexandria, Virginia

TRAINING:
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Intensive Training for New Salespeople
Cleveland State University, Sales Success 101
Excel Partnership, Inc., 23 hour accredited Internal Auditor Course.
Excel Partnership, Inc., ISO 9000 Documentation
Advanced Machinery Sales, Fadal Basic Training-Machine Operations
Advanced Machinery Sales, Fadal Visualizer Programming CareerTrack, Management Skills for New or Prospective Managers
Productivity Point International, Access 2.0 Windows Instructi

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