Highly accomplished corporate executive. Results oriented with proven success in leading diverse teams of professionals to new levels of success. Strong technical and business qualifications in the manufacturing sector with experience in corporate leadership and organizational development defined as strategic planning, operations management, supply chain development, continuous improvement, lean management and talent acquisition. Proven ability to successfully
Highly accomplished corporate executive. Results oriented with proven success in leading diverse teams of professionals to new levels of success. Strong technical and business qualifications in the manufacturing sector with experience in corporate leadership and organizational development defined as strategic planning, operations management, supply chain development, continuous improvement, lean management and talent acquisition. Proven ability to successfully analyze an organization's critical business requirements, identify deficiencies and potential opportunities. Implement innovative and cost-effective solutions for enhancing competitiveness, increasing revenues, improving customer service offerings, profitability, while leveraging current team members and bringing in new resources to drive performance in the short term followed with systems that ensure on-going future performance improvements.
President & CEO @ Middleville Tool and Die Company, Inc. is an engineering solutions company that manufactures complex welded assemblies for metal forming applications utilizing proprietary methods and products.
The President provides leadership, strategy, direction and oversight for maintaining high standards of safety, product quality, delivery and cost for the business operations of Middleville Tool and Die Company, Inc. From November 2014 to Present (1 year 2 months) Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan AreaCorporate Leadership and Management @ DWH is a group of highly accomplished financial and business specialists helping small and mid-size companies in many different industries maximize value, opportunities, and business outcomes.
Responsible for identifying, understanding and managing away from risks, creating achievable business plans, communicating with key external and internal constituents and implementing platforms for long-term corporate health and success in a manner consistent with DWH values and strategies. From March 2014 to October 2014 (8 months) Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan AreaPresident & COO @ Provides leadership, strategy, direction and oversight for maintaining high standards of safety, product quality, delivery and cost for the business operations of Quaker Mfg. Corp. et Affiliates (currently defined as Quaker Mfg. Corp., Quaker Enterprises LLC, Quaker International Sales) while advancing the financial profitability of the corporation.
Responsibilities include daily operations of company business; growth of sales, revenue, profits; cost and margin control; establish monthly, quarterly, annual financial goals; management and reporting of financial goals to the Board of Directors; participate and lead in conjunction with CEO short term and long term strategic planning; development of the organization human resources, manage company’s legal and regulatory compliance; oversee the quality, design, manufacture, assembly and delivery of all products and services, ensure the financial stability, growth and integrity of the company, meet and exceed projected return on shareholder investment From 2009 to 2014 (5 years) Director-Manufacturing @ Responsibilities include daily operations of company business; cost and margin control; establish monthly, quarterly, annual manufacturing operating goals; management and reporting of manufacturing operating results with P&L responsibility to President & CEO; participate in short term and long term strategic planning; oversee and continued development of plant & equipment, safety, design, manufacturing processes, production, quality, manufacture assembly and delivery of all products and services From 2006 to 2009 (3 years) Corporate Continuous Improvement @ Responsible for leading Kidron Corporate Cost Savings program,product standardization between all four Kidron truck products plants, while developing best practice/benchmark in process and product w/engineering
Integration Team: involved in startup and product launch of two new facilities (Montgomery, PA and Tulare, CA)
Served as Project manager for dry product spring package launch: prototype development, staffing, execution of production schedule, in-service delivery
Provided training and development of all operation managers and supervisors within Kidron-SVC
Project manager for new equipment installation and plant layout From 2004 to 2006 (2 years) Production Operations Manager-Truck Products @ Responsible for directing the Kidron Ohio truck products group, working to implement internal business strategies and lean principals to meet the financial goals of the Ohio plant: responsibilities include directing department managers (5), team leaders (10) and plant associates (140). Other responsibilities include production planning and scheduling, staffing requirements, labor relations, quality, safety, monthly financial planning and goals. Sales Volume at 35M. From 2002 to 2004 (2 years) Plant Manager @ Responsible for directing the operations of a metal fabrication manufacturing company specializing in engineered load lifting and moving products: works to implement internal business strategies for sales and manufacturing to meet corporate goals and objectives. From 2000 to 2002 (2 years) Product Engineer @ From 1999 to 2000 (1 year) Support Engineer @ From 1991 to 1999 (8 years)
MBA, Finance, Competitive Strategy, Leadership, Strategic Planning, World Class Operations @ Walden University From 2008 to 2010 B.S., Automated Manufacturing Engineering Technology @ The University of Akron From 1999 to 2002 A.A.S., Manufacturing Engineering Technology @ The University of Akron From 1996 to 1999 High School Diploma, College/University Preparatory and Advanced High School/Secondary Diploma Program @ Perry High School From 1985 to 1987 William Blanton is skilled in: Continuous Improvement, Manufacturing, Strategic Planning, Supply Chain Management, Financial Analysis, Operations Management, Organizational Development, Machine Tools, Six Sigma, Management, Machining, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Process Improvement, Leadership
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