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Gary D.

Haverman
1358 Arbor Bluffs Circle 314-
541-1357
Ballwin, MO 63021 gh4c883c@westpost.net
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Extensive experience in manufacturing using lean manufacturing principles in var
ious supervisory and project lead roles in vastly different fields of manufactur
ing consumer goods. Emphasizing process improvement as a way to manage and redu
ce costs.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
CRANE MERCHANDISING SYSTEMS Bridgeton, MO 2006-present
Supervisor, Vending Machine Manufacturing
Supervise over 60 hourly unionized employees in four departments ensuring assig
ned manufacturing processes are followed while improving on the production metri
cs
Responsible for visual management production boards that display various produc
tion metrics from each department in relation to safety, quality, delivery, and
cost
Participated in Kaizen events in focusing on continuous improvement and cost sa
ving initiatives many times achieving the company goals of manpower reductions o
f 10%
Created over 100 process method sheets depicting color illustrations of the pro
cess work flow at over 30 work cells to assist in the many upcoming training ini
tiatives
Effectively managed multiple work schedules from several departments to meet ne
cessary production requirements on a daily basis while keeping costs at a minimu
m
Assisted in the transplanting of 3 production lines out of state with the goal
of achieving normal production levels within two months of the initial start-up

AEROTEK AUTOMOTIVE - St. Louis, MO 2003-2006


Facilitator, Automobile Manufacturing (Daimler Chrysler - St. Louis South Plant)
Supervised a group of employees to ensure processes are performed according to
work assignments with a goal of improving overall plant first time capability (F
TC)
Monitored the quality issues on the production units at the end of the producti
on line and inform responsible production lines of issues impacting first time c
apability.
Analyzed the various defects that are identified in the Performance Feedback Sy
stem and inform the responsible personnel of their process variation
Managed the database and visual board that tracks defects in the production pro
cesses to better identify which quality improvement initiatives that needed to b
e address
Responsible for maintaining the overtime equalization of union personnel in dai
ly overtime activity focusing on end of shift repairs so as to meet daily produc
tion goals.
Managed a select group of employees in the daily rework activity of paint, body
, and mechanical defects to over 50 vehicles to expedite for delivery in a timel
y manner.

TRAINING GROUP INTERNATIONAL/VMS - Windsor, ON (Canada) 1999-2002


Team Lead, Launch Readiness Project (Chrysler - St. Louis South and North Plants
)
Maintained the data in a database of over 1000 items to monitor the completion
status in relation to the overall project deliverables of a new model production
launch
Trained hourly and salaried personnel of the new changes and responsibilities t
hat came with the production of the new model as it related to their departments
Interacted with several departments ensuring that their launch issues were prop
erly documented and tracked for closure in the project database in order to prep
are the production facilities and personnel for a smooth launch of pilot vehicle
s
Chaired daily and weekly meetings that reported on the status of various qualit
y issues to many levels of management that identified progress of the launch
While managing a group of engineers, the team evaluated over 1000 manufacturing
processes to identify issues relating to tooling, stock display, facilities, sa
fety, and training resulting in an effective start-up for new model production.

GENERAL PHYSICS CORPORATION - Troy, MI 1997-1999


Project Lead, Process Improvement Project (Chrysler - St. Louis South Plant)
Managed an 8 member team of engineering interns on identifying specific product
ion bottlenecks that negatively impacted the production metrics of an automobile
manufacturer and provided problem resolution to ultimately improve the metrics
Evaluated various production data to determine to most reliable sources of info
rmation to identify various quality issues which lead to timely problem resoluti
on
Observed over 30 production operations in the effort to evaluate process confor
mance which resulted in a more reliable and timely method of problem recognitio
n
Assisted in the creation of an 11-step process to identify, correct, and sustai
n specific quality and throughput deficiencies identified throughout the product
ion facilities.

TRAINING GROUP INTERNATIONAL/VMS - Troy, MI 1995-1997


Team Lead, Quality Alert System Implementation (Chrysler St. Louis South Plant)
Trained over 800 shop floor personnel and different levels of management on the
Andon System (a Total Quality Management tool) for the production facilities
Analyzed production data from over 1200 manufacturing processes to develop repo
rts that assisted the engineering community with their problem-solving initiativ
es
Responsible for re-configuring the software and hardware schematics of the Ando
n System allowing it to function effectively according to each lines specific ne
eds
Identified which production cells required immediate attention when the defect
identification alerts were activated for various production concerns.
EDUCATION
Master of Business Administration, Maryville University,
St. Louis, MO 1995
Bachelor of Business Administration, McKendree College,
Lebanon, IL 1981