Manager, Creative Design Services
Leading North American Rigid Plastic Packaging Manufacturer for Health Care, Personal Care, Household, Industrial, Automotive and Food Markets * Maximized internal and external resources resulting in new business awards that contributed on average 17% of all annualized new commercialized business * Improved the creative process by implementing new technologies that delivered better design presentations and shortened the process by 50% * Reduced department operating budget within the first three years of service by 90% * Exceeded company expectations in 2017 with a 25% project to win ratio. * Achieved new business awards in 2010 resulting in a 28% contribution of annualized new business * Awarded numerous patents and generated documentation, illustrations and abstracts for patent approvals. * Awarded multiple recognitions from Brand Packaging's annual design gallery in the ridged plastics category * Awarded the (SPE) Society of Plastic Engineers 2016 1st place "Sustaining Life Award" health care category * Delivered creative collaboration and technical expertise to other Silgan Holdings divisions including Food Plastics and Closures * Delivered intriguing innovation presentations to pharmaceutical companies and global CPG companies that helped develop customer relationships, build new business and sustain existing business * Improved model building process to reduce maintenance contract costs by 77%, reduce operating costs and deliver models for customer evaluations in a third of the time * Introduced the Synectics, "hosting innovation" process as a design service and became the authority for hosting innovation meetings * Improved opportunities for new business by hosting informational meetings with customers that showcased company innovation, relevant trends, sustainability and cost reduction solutions * Contributed to organic growth by innovating with Dispensing and ...
Design Lead and Project Manager
Dolco Packaging Corp.
North American Company
specializing in the design and manufacturing of matched mold foam protective packaging for retail and food markets
Design and Product Engineering Manager
then Duni Corporation
and Design and Product Engineering Manager Global manufacturing company that supplies custom products to the food service industry, restaurant and air travel industry * Launched design standards for the Americus Division and helped to achieve ISO certification * Expanded product lines my first year of employment that grew Duni's sales 12% above target * Grew Duni Americus food service packaging division from annual sales of $20M in 1996 to $110M in 2006. The growth was a result of new custom and stock products to be manufactured on existing equipment * Introduced injection molded and thermoformed articles for the food service, retail and aviation industry while considering issues regarding usability, product geometry, style, function, cost and manufacturability. * Optimized designs for best use of material and cost reduction for products designed for restaurant food carryout, disposable and reusable dishes, cutlery, food trays and innovative food transport products. * Reduced material cost and part weight thru creative innovation by 15 percent in aviation food transport products * Awarded new business by creating unique design solutions for major grocery store chains such as Costco, Kroger, Albertsons and Sam's Club, and national accounts such as Bob Evans Quizno's, Cracker Barrel and The Cheesecake Factory * Improved production and processes by supporting the plant with tooling design support, designing automation equipment and maintaining plant layouts * Expanded development capabilities and maximized output thru the implementation of internal and external design resources * Implemented and justified Duni's first 3D printing equipment in1997 and was the industry's first to produce 3D printed unit molds to make functional samples Vista