Wade Woods


Operations Manager / Quality Manager

Menomonie, WI

Wade Woods
Menomonie WI 54751
715-977-1500 wade_woods@ymail.com

Professional Summary:
• Expert with Preventative Maintenance Programs such as Managers Plus and maintenance repair methods
• Excellent problem solver and tuned to recognize and implement cost saving solutions
• Implemented and managed multiple corrective action systems and lead the quality improvement team
• Knowledgeable in reducing wear with space age welding & materials at wear points and axis
• Tuned into reliability of products and able to analyze warranty data as it relates to cost and improvements
• Lead process improvement teams using data from corrective action systems and material review boards
• Oversaw maintenance of 5 and 6 axis robots, upgrades & kept detailed performance records 7 years Experience
• Detail and quality orientated for record keeping and quality supervision MS Word and MS Excell
Thermal Systems: Bayport MN representing Adkins Engineering & 9 Wire Lodi WI Nov 2013 to Present Operations Manager / Quality Manager
Developed the marketing plan for the company, and implemented it while establishing new customers and calling on pre-established Mid West customers and assuring customer satisfaction through quality manufacturing of a variety of Thermo couplers and cables used mainly in Plastic injection molding applications. Held Material Review Board meetings to address defects found in house and by the customer to assure there was an extensive root cause analysis and a satisfactory corrective action to eliminate the reason for the defects. Maintained the Corrective Action data base. And oversaw implementation of process improvements and established lean process criteria for 6 Sigma implementation. While charting constant improvement results versus warrantee repair data. Met with customers to assure their needs were being met while discussing innovation and addressing defects or reliability issues. These customer response in most cases resulted in a steady increase in sales and referrals for their other divisions. Addressed supplier issues and also addressed compliance to 9 wires incoming standards with select vendors.
Componex Corporation, Edgerton WI May 2012 – Nov 2013
Plant Manager Reference: Brian Theiring: 608:295-0874
Managing the production departments including shipping and receiving along with the personnel for making precision aluminum Idler rollers down to .0005 inch Total Indicator Run-out (TIR); These processes include unique double headed lathes, milling and various other machining operations, Thermal spray coating, welding, quality assurance, maintenance and assembly for a fast growing innovative company. All processes are done in the cellular manufacturing methods, eliminating buffers of material, reducing scrap consistent with Lean methodology . Initiated and maintained process documentation and G & M code program improvements. Maintained warranty data and ball bearing mean time between failure data. Set up noise reduction teams and programs Set Lubrication specifications while documenting each operation with standard operations. Met with customers to discuss product defects and suggest improvements. Managed the daily work schedule through all processes, and monthly P&L statements
Spearheaded and perfected the installation of Thermal Spray robotics, materials and processes which include Flame Spray, Arc Spray which are used for the coating of Stainless steel over Aluminum idler rollers. With the addition of selecting appropriate traction and release coatings, the internal Thermal Spray processes are replacing out of house hard coat anodizing, providing a better alternative for customers thus having a process that is produced in house in the same cellular manufacturing mode.

Key Tech Solutions, Inc Menomonie WI April 2005 – May 2012
President, Sales Management, Consulting Engineer Assets purchased: JMW : www.jmw-inc.com/companyinfo.html
Led a strong team of Sales, Manufacturing and Engineering professionals in the Robotic, Electronic automation and Plastics
equipment sales and manufacturing accessories, designed and specified for production Robotics and Automated conveyors, stackers and feeders. Lead a global presence through Internet advertizing, initiated and critiqued budgets, set up the systems for monitoring on time deliveries and customer satisfaction. Managed projects for high profile customers such as Plexus.
In the consulting role we led Implementation of ISO 9000 compliance, vendor qualification, cost reduction cost containment and
placed many clients in the lead through lean manufacturing, and assisted in the purchase and set up of Micro electronics SMT, Final assembly and plastic injection molding equipment for contract manufacturing production facilities in Eastern Europe for Global Contract Manufacturers in Poland, Hungry, and Ukraine. In Asia managed the set up of a low cost Electronics and lighting manufacturer for Roison Electronics in Tashkent Uzbekistan. Including creating and implementation of the quality manuals and hiring the staff to institute ISO 9000. Set up Vendor compliance guidelines for these facilities along with applying the basics of Qualified and sourced the LED purchases according to reliability and longevity criteria. Also trained Lean Manufacturing principles and Good Automated Mfg Principles including mold longevity. created hiring criteria for the plant management. Matched up buyer and assisted in the do diligence process for the sale of a Washington State based Contract Manufacturing company. Led Green Manufacturing, sustainability implementation in a high volume environment.

Toshi Technology, Laguna Beach, Ca / Prescott WI May 2004 to March 2005
Regional Sales Engineer, Manager: Reference: Bill Petlock: 360-772-1388
Led the sales and marketing of High Tech Robotic and SMT equipment in the Mid West and Eastern USA, South America and Europe for the company based in California out of the Prescott, WI Facility. Taught programming and Preformed demonstrations of the equipment where ever possible, set up new lines of equipment and kept a close eye on quality of any refurbished machines. Lead Maintenance repair technicians on repairs and hence assuring customer satisfaction. Sourced new customers through internet marketing, and Sales Pro software. My efforts led to significant growth for the company until it was decided to consolidate back to one location in California.
Analog Technologies Corp, Burnsville MN April 2002 to April 2004
Sr. Manufacturing / Quality Engineer: Reference: Russel Hintz: 218-340-6968
Monitored and improved manufacturing processes through process detailed improvement and automation while successfully leading vendor qualification efforts for key accounts such as Goodrich Sensor Systems, Burnsville MN. Became Project Manager for Goodrich Sensor Systems providing processes, using lean manufacturing for newly purchased divisions such as Humphreys and products such as optical sensors, from initial assembly through product enclosure . Helped to Implement and maintained facility ISO9000 compliance and documented each production operation thus mistake proving the processes by the use of Advanced Product Quality Planning resulted in planning the processes and documenting before production began. . Justified installed and trained production personnel on operation of new SMT and Flip Chip equipment, Including Automated screen printers, Pick and Place machines and reflow ovens. Set and maintained reflow parameters.
PRIOR Vertical integration of manufacturing including metal fabrication,( Case Tractor) Plastic
EXPERIENCE Injection Molding Equipment, mold design and trouble-shooting electronic processes.
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING: Industrial Engineering Intern Program: 2 years Case Tractor company, Brooks Robotic program
Keller Solder Program, Surface Mount Technology Association; charter member, Lead Free solder seminars. Dale Carnegie course Graduate, Society of Manufacturing Engineers. ISO 9000, ISO 14000, TS16940, APQP and FDA training seminars. Green Belt SPC training and Lean Manufacturing. Solidworks and Mastercam savvy
EDUCATION North Central Technical Institute, Wausau WI
Associates degree AS in Industrial Engineering Technology
University of Wisconsin, BS degree Manufacturing Engineering program
Dale Carnegie Leadership Course: Completion Degree

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