I am a passionate, results oriented operations manager that draws on my Certified GE Six Sigma Black Belt experience to develop processes and people. While working in an organization that is not engaged in Six Sigma, I developed a LEAN Six Sigma program to instill more data driven decisions within my team. I bring expertise in Cost
I am a passionate, results oriented operations manager that draws on my Certified GE Six Sigma Black Belt experience to develop processes and people. While working in an organization that is not engaged in Six Sigma, I developed a LEAN Six Sigma program to instill more data driven decisions within my team. I bring expertise in Cost Reduction, Six Sigma, Capital Planning, Business Redesign, Plant Startup, and have process experience from various Petrochemical, Plastics, and Energy Sector Processes.
Specialties: Transformational Leadership, Regional Site Management, Plant Management, Six Sigma Champion and Black Belt, New Plant or Project Commissioning and Startup Expertise, Project Execution, Cost Reduction Program Management, Highly Regulated Processes, People Development, and Contract Manufacturing
Regional Operations Manager @ Overall manufacturing responsibility for $220M Hydrogen Syngas Onsite business with 11 Salary and 49 Hourly employees based at 6 stand-alone Non-Union facilities in California, Texas, and Washington State. Products manufactured are Hydrogen, Syngas, Steam Nitrogen, Oxygen, Argon and Electricity. Customers include Chevron, Eastman Chemical, Phillips 66, and Shell. From December 2011 to Present (4 years 1 month) San Francisco Bay AreaPlant Manager @ Overall responsibilities included Operations, Maintenance, Quality, Health/Safety/Environmental, and Customer Service for $110M, 120 mmscfd Hydrogen Plant with 2 Salary and 10 Non-Union Hourly direct reports. Products manufactured were Hydrogen, Steam and Electricity for the Phillips 66 San Francisco Refinery. From October 2006 to December 2011 (5 years 3 months) San Francisco Bay AreaProduction Manager @ Overall responsibilities included Operations, Maintenance, Quality, Health/Safety/Environmental, and Customer Service for $65M, 86 mmscfd Hydrogen Plant with 2 Salary and 10 Hourly Non-Union employees. From March 2005 to October 2006 (1 year 8 months) Greater Los Angeles AreaOperations and Technical Section Leader @ Overall responsibilities as Operational Section Leader included Operations, Maintenance and Quality for a 3 Unit Polyol manufacturing area with 2 Salary and 32 Hourly Non-Union direct reports. Production units were 77 Mlb/yr Pentaerythritol, 50 Mlb/yr Trimethylolpropane, 25 Mlb/yr 1,3 Butylene Glycol, 10 Mlb/yr Sodium Formate and 5 Mlb/yr Potassium Formate.
Overall responsibilities as Technical Section Leader included Capital Project Development and Engineering Support of Chemical Operations Area which included the Methanol, Formaldehyde, Polyols and Site Utilities Operations with 18 Salaried direct reports. From April 2003 to March 2005 (2 years) Corpus Christi, Texas AreaProduction Engineer @ Promoted to Production Engineer position with responsibilities for Operations, Maintenance and Quality at 585 Mlb/yr Polycarbonate Resin and 250Mlb/yr Phosgene Plant with 100 Hourly Non-Union employees. From November 2002 to April 2003 (6 months) Montgomery, Alabama AreaBlack Belt @ Promoted to Black Belt in 585 MLb/yr Resin Plant from Phosgene Process Engineer position. Role was later expanded to Global Total Cost-Out Black Belt role. From March 2001 to November 2002 (1 year 9 months) Montgomery, Alabama AreaProcess Engineer @ Responsible for day-to-day operation of 250Mlb/yr Phosgene and Carbon Monoxide (HYCO) unit. From September 1999 to March 2001 (1 year 7 months) Montgomery, Alabama AreaProduction Engineer @ Production engineer for Styrene plant From February 1998 to September 1999 (1 year 8 months) Lake Charles, Louisiana AreaProcess Engineer @ Lead Process Engineer on design of new 475 Mlb/yr Acrylonitrile Plant. From April 1996 to February 1998 (1 year 11 months) Houston, Texas AreaProcess Engineer @ Process Engineer supporting Adipic Acid Plant. From October 1993 to April 1996 (2 years 7 months) Pensacola, Florida Area
Bachelor's Degree, Chemical Engineering, 3.6/4.0 @ Tennessee Technological University From 1991 to 1993 Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Business, 3.6/4.0 @ Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi From 2003 to 2007 Jim Stonecipher is skilled in: Multi-site Team Management, Multi-Unit Management, Plant Management, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Six Sigma, Black Belt, DMAIC, Cost Reduction, Process Optimization, Technical Staff Management, New Plant Start-up, Production Management, Manufacturing Management, Department Budgeting, Capital Budgeting
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