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JOHN CHRISTAKIS

(951) 764-5607 jcb7ce9e@westpost.net

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Results-oriented Management Professional with extensive experience in the medica
l device manufacturing field. Successful career record with increased responsibi
lity managing projects ranging from engineering builds to high volume operations
. Monitor compliance with company policies, procedures and CR protocols per FDA/
GMP requirements. Hands-on approach to procure high efficiencies with lean / 5S
manufacturing to reduce material and labor cost. Proven leadership, motivational
skills and team development of staffs ranging from 10-135 employees. Expertise
includes:
Material Management Compliance Management Purchasing
Production Management Customer Service Operations

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Abbott (Legacy Guidant) Corporation - Temecula, California 2006 - 2010
Group Leader- Quality Control/Receiving Inspection 2010
Supervised the activities, manpower and resources within the QCRI area to ensur
e support met the department and company goals.
Responded to complaints on parts, and work orders. Planned and implemented proj
ects, procuring needed equipment, supplies and spare parts.
Implemented policies and procedures to maintain production compliance, standard
ized work development, value stream mapping, and performance metrics.
Interacted with internal and external customers by meeting regularly, respondin
g to requests and explaining procedures.
Interpreted and executed policies that effected individuals within the assigned
organizational unit or department.
Monitored compliance with company policies and procedures (e.g. compliance with
FDA and BSI).
Group Leader- Purchasing and Materials 2006 - 2009
Provided supervision and leadership to supplier development personnel who were
responsible for the technical and business development, procurement and manufact
uring support for sourced components and services.
Controlled materials management and purchasing activity in a lean production en
vironment.
Oversaw inventory management, purchasing and receiving of materials and handlin
g activity at multiple warehouse locations, for different departments.
Monitored progress of exempt individuals, teams, supervisors or nonexempt techn
ical individuals toward departmental goals; monitored costs of projects and of h
uman and material resources within department or unit.
Developed direct reports by securing appropriate training, assigning progressiv
ely challenging tasks, applying progressive disciplinary action as appropriate a
nd conducting formal written and verbal performance reviews.
Guidant Corporation - Temecula, California 1999 - 2006
Production Supervisor
* Supervised and managed multiple production lines. Analyzed, initiated and impl
emented production line changes to enhance product quality, efficiencies and lab
or cost.
* Fostered quality of employee performance, finished goods and systems supportin
g manufacturing labor.
* Managed production time standards, improved methods, staffing and related oper
ating costs.
* Maintained regulatory standards for FDA/GMP compliance.
* Highly responsive and pro-active to meet rapidly changing production requireme
nts, expectations and accountabilities.
* Provided team leadership to develop increased quality and productivity.
* Implemented a staffing plan by identifying resource requirements, writing just
ifications for additional personnel, obtaining approval for changes, and coordin
ating the selection process with human resources.
Cimms Incorporated - Glendale, California 1988 - 1999
General Manager 1991 - 1999
Assistant Manager 1988 - 1990
Reported directly to Director of Operations, directed and coordinated all aspect
s of store operations and ensured continued growth in revenues and guest satisfa
ction.
* Managed a staff of 50 to provide restaurant services to guests and maintained
the internal operation of business.
* Managed store financials with $3M annual revenue with increasing net profits.
* Established and managed acceptable service levels to guests with regular perfo
rmance measurements and established goals.
* Managed all store employees including hiring, supervising, training, schedulin
g, and payroll.
* Created and monitored financial reports including sales forecasting and cost b
udget reports.
* Earned progressive and increased responsibility through several store assignme
nts with increasing revenue levels.
Artistic Marble and Granite - Anaheim, California 1989 - 1991
Owner/Operator
Supervised the manufacturing and installation of marble and granite products fro
m raw material to finished goods. Organized the managing; planning and meeting
of targets. Directed all aspects of the manufacturing floor.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science, Business and Management
University of Redlands - Redlands, California
AA Degree, Business Administration
Fullerton College - Fullerton, California