PATRICK ST. PIERRE 1801 Yellow Pine Ct. Amelia, OH 45102
MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS MANAGER
MBA GRADUATE WITH EXPERTISE IN ENGINEERING, MAINTENANCE & UTILITIES MANAGEMENT
Outstanding track record of strategic contributions with record of consistently achieving objectives.
Long Term goal manage business at the General Manager or Vice President level
Accomplished and dedicated manufacturing operations manager with a reputation for effective business development and lasting contributions to operations. Breadth of general business operations experience with ability to fully utilize resources and effect concrete, positive outcomes. Strong analytical, assessment, listening and negotiating abilities. Demonstrated expertise in effective relationship building with staff and customers includes an inclusive leadership style and outstanding customer service record built on strong interpersonal skills.
Cost / Overhead Reduction
Labor & Employee Relations
Lean ManufacturingBusiness Plans
Staff Training & Development
Six SigmaFinancial Statements
Team Motivation & Leadership
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
APPLETON West Carrollton, OH 2008 to May2010
Producer of carbonless and thermal papers and a broad range of coated papers used in a variety of commercial printing and specialty applications; $1.2 BN in sales; 3000 employees. Downsizing department eliminated
SR. STAFF MECHANICAL ENGINEER/PROJECT MANAGER
Recruited to expand company capabilities through conceptualizing, planning, budgeting and executing major capital priorities including directing projects valued at up to $100M. Develop and manage asset capital budgets. Coordinate engineering and operations asset process improvements and execute continuous improvement strategies using Lean, Six Sigma, quality control tools and TPM philosophy. Worked with business unit developing NPV for asset investment to improve weighted average cost of capital for business.
Implemented Lean and Six Sigma participation projects to reduce winder scrap (TPM event).
Kaizen event engineering and project resource
Utilized Six Sigma methodology to improve raw stock moisture profile, resulting in improvement in raw stock moisture and an annual energy savings of $250,000.
Reduced significant waste through implementing roll cooling for gravure roll in coating application.
Teamed with engineers on $100M capital expansion, working specifically on a $22M shoe press upgrade and in developing new warehouse storage capacities and fire protection capability.
INTERNATIONAL PAPER Terre Haute, IN 2007 to 2008
Global leader in paper and packaging products; $20BN in sales, 50,000 employees.
Oversaw Maintenance Department of 600-tpd mill. Directed the reliability program and initiatives. Lead troubleshooting, RCFA and FEMA cross-functional teams and task forces. Monitored and managed a repair and maintenance budget of $3M, and five direct reports (four area supervisors and a reliability engineer). Mill closed in 2007.
Managed daily, down day and annual down preventive, predictive and repairs and the critical spare program. Developed MTBF reporting. Engineered design out solutions.
CARAUSTAR INDUSTRIES Cincinnati, OH & Buffalo, NY 1999 to 2006
One of North Americas largest integrated manufacturers of 100% recycled paperboard and converted paperboard products, including tubes and cores, folding cartons, gypsum facing paper and specialty board; $1BN in sales; 6000 employees.
PLANT MANAGER, CINCINNATI, OH 
Increased company profitability as Manager of all mill operations. Oversight included production, engineering, maintenance, utilities, facilities and distribution warehouse, and P&L responsibility of $35M. Managed all safety, quality, cost and production for site. Managed five direct reports (Superintendent of Manufacturing, Engineering, Maintenance and Utilities manger, Process Engineer, Shipping Supervisor and Procurement Agent) supervising 125 hourly personnel. Downsizing and bankruptcy
Reduced waste and improved cash position utilizing Lean manufacturing principles, i.e.: reduced working capital requirements through implementing innovative inventory control, eliminated a core cutter job by creating a cell work environment on the dry end, and moved equipment to centralized area.
Increased manufacturing efficiency to levels in line with world-class operations (94%).
Achieved unprecedented tonnage production for site ( 300+ tons/day), significantly increasing incremental profits.
Provided joint union and management team leadership; results included improved labor relationships.
ENGINEERING, MAINTENANCE & UTILITIES MANAGER Buffalo & Cincinnati 19992003
Developed and managed budgets for capital, maintenance and facilities/utilities areas. Directed all energy purchasing, contracts and conservation programs. Managed all environmental permitting, reporting and compliance; EPCRA, SARA, SERC (bulk storage of hazardous materials, TITLE V, MSD) water-reclamation and spill prevention. Oversaw five direct reports (Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor, Electrical Maintenance Supervisor, Project Engineer, Process Engineer and Utilities Supervisor) and 30 hourly personnel. Developed personnel through coaching, hands-on application, and formal training. Promotion
Managed extensive capital improvements boiler PLC control installations and boiler repairs, major DCS upgrade, electrical distribution and transformer installation, water treatment equipment, extractor press, suction primary press and 1st main press installations with complete machine alignment.
Collaborated with Division Manager and Plant Manager to create an 11% increase in efficiency at Buffalo (from 80% to 91%) through reliability, energy conservation and capital improvements.
Improved throughput at Cincinnati 185 tpd to 230 tpd.
Supported existing work groups in creating/updating master maintenance plan for steam systems. Oversaw two major boiler overhauls including retubing of one boiler, and a 5-year inspection overhaul of a 4 meg turbine generator.
Introduced the Dupont STOP program to maintenance department resulting in 24 months of no injuries.
Developed maintenance Key Performance Indicators and daily report.
Utilized Reliability Centered Maintenance philosophy in creating a well-rounded combination of preventive/predictive maintenance activities.
Developed and implemented an audit team composed of a cross section of Production, Maintenance and Engineering personnel to improve outage and daily work effectiveness.
Introduced laser alignment equipment and techniques. Managed extensive redesign of steam and condensate pipe layout and installation upgrades. Developed facility 10 year roof plan, including upgrades to protected membrane roofing system.
IRVING TISSUE/SCOTT PAPER Ft. Edward, NY 1993 to 1999
Manufacturer of consumer pulp and paper tissue products including facial tissue and bathroom tissue.
Promoted to establish world-class performance standards through developing a new team concept with multi-craft responsibility, and implementing a maintenance program utilizing supervisors, CMMS, hourly personnel and reliability-centered maintenance principles. Managed the site Maintenance and Reliability Departments, including four machines, recycle, pulp prep, utilities including power house, waste treatment, water filtration, electrical distribution and facilities. Led a six member-planning group for the maintenance system, pre-post start-up. Oversaw a $4M budget, six direct reports including four asset maintenance superintendents, and the storeroom. Prepared and managed monthly and yearly budgets.
Developed a maintenance control system, establishing routine roll alignment procedures and standards, engineering repairs and designing solutions, and managing an outsource maintenance group for the powerhouse.
Promoted from initial role as Utility Superintendent.
Prior experience: Power House Leader/Project Engineer, Little Rapids Corp.; Third and Second Assistant Engineer for Texaco Marine Services, Inc.; Third and Second Assistant Engineer for Military Sealift Command.
MBA Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio - 2010
BS Marine Engineering Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, Maine - 1985
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & CERTIFICATIONS
Six Sigma Green belt certified; completed all black belt course work
Lean manufacturing kaizen resource, TPM Trained
Idcon Reliability Centered Maintenance
Proficient with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint); CMMS-AS400; Maximo; Champs; ERP solutions
Coast Guard License - Engineer - unlimited horsepower and tonnage steam ships
Leadership and Management Training DDI
Tremco membrane roofing systems
Risk Management Ultimate Route Project Risk Management Simulation
Chairman for the Energy, Engineering and Maintenance Task Force, 2003 - 2005
Recycle Paperboard Technical Association