Director of Manufacturing Operations @ ARVIN SANGO INC
Plant Manager @ Magneti Marelli
Sr. General Manager - Plant Manager @ AW North Carolina
Passionate leader that firmly believes in a strong In-Plant “Gemba” presence and driven by Genchi Gembutsu principles. Believes that Kaizen is not an event that should happen only when there is a problem, but that it should be part of how the workplace is viewed on an everyday basis and that by empowering all Members to seek
Passionate leader that firmly believes in a strong In-Plant “Gemba” presence and driven by Genchi Gembutsu principles. Believes that Kaizen is not an event that should happen only when there is a problem, but that it should be part of how the workplace is viewed on an everyday basis and that by empowering all Members to seek out opportunities for improvement, that expectations will be exceeded and not just achieved. A Leader that is humble enough to understand how fortunate he has been to have learned at the knee of many great TPS - and industry Masters, Automotive professional who is committed to personal Kaizen while always striving to learn more.
Plant Manager @ From April 2015 to Present (9 months) Sr. General Manager - Plant Manager @ Senior General Manager / Plant Manager / Executive Committee Member (Apr 2012 – Mar 23 2015)
Full P&L responsibility for all operations at AW North Carolina, reporting directly to AW North Carolina’s President and the Board of Directors for Aisin AW.
Held direct responsibility for all Safety, TQM, Production, Engineering, Maintenance, Supplier Development, and Sales activity, also an Executive Committee Member I also had a “dotted line” responsibility for every group at AW North Carolina.
Additional in 2012 was appointed “Site Selection” leader for new facility that was purchased in 2013. From April 2012 to March 2015 (3 years) General Manager - Corporate Planning @ Project Leader for all new business at AW North Carolina, to include initial project design, budget control, equipment procurement, plant layout, installation, capability and Member training trials, through production launch.
Responsible for all domestic and Japan purchased direct material, supplier management and development, and localization of Japan parts to the U.S. and Mexico.
Responsible for all Customer interaction, including APR, and new project price negotiations, collaboration activities, and annual BRM, and new project Transition Reporting. Have developed strong connections with many high ranking Customer contacts at Toyota (North America & Japan) through strong reporting skill, and face to face communications From July 2009 to April 2012 (2 years 10 months) General Manager - Manufacturing @ Responsible for all Manufacturing operations at AW North Carolina, Including the installation and operation of the first and second Automatic Transmission Assembly lines outside of the AW Japan Plants.
Responsible for setting Annual Operating Plan in connection with the long term plans of AW North Carolina, and the long term plans set by headquarters in Japan. Responsible for explaining and teaching the AOP throughout each Manufacturing group and following up and leading each group to full achievement of that plan.
Leader of AW North Carolina – QCC “Quality Control Circle” activity. Gaining Team Member involvement in Kaizen throughout the facility by teaching and incorporating the “7 Tools Of Quality” and other TPS principles to achieve improvement in S,Q,C,D,M areas.
Leader of Plant wide Waste Reduction “Muda- Zero” activity to achieve cost reduction in all areas of the business. From January 2006 to July 2009 (3 years 7 months) Staff - NCO @ From February 1992 to February 2000 (8 years 1 month)
Japanese Studies @ North Carolina State University From 2014 to 2020 Army From 1992 to 2000 Engineering Technology, General @ ECPI University Joe Machado is skilled in: Kaizen, FMEA, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Continuous Improvement, Manufacturing, Automotive, Toyota Production System, Lean Manufacturing, 5S, Root Cause Analysis, Quality Management, JIT, Manufacturing Engineering, TPM, Manufacturing Operations Management
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