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GLEN ARMSTRONG 289 221-3954

54 Banbrooke Cres., Newmarket, Ontario, L3X 2W9


g374armstrong@bell.net

OBJECTIVE
Utilize my 15 + years of management skills in the manufacturing industry.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

• Expertise in a variety of manufacturing processes such as welding automation, (including tandem welding, MIG,
TIG, and Arc, remote laser welding, robotics, PLCs, plasma, laser,), assembly, stamping, and purchasing
• Extensively involved in assembly equipment development, production, tooling and prototype development
• Planned, organized, directed, controlled and evaluated the operations of a manufacturing establishment
• Developed and implemented action plans to optimise the use materials, labour and equipment to meet targets
• Planned and managed the implementation of departmental budget
• Developed production schedules and maintained an inventory of raw materials and finished products on a JIT basis
• Planned and implemented continuous improvement changes to machinery and equipment, production systems and
methods of work
• Highly resourceful with a dynamic combination of technical and management skills motivating individuals to
succeed in the goals set out
• Maintained customer/public relations, technical inspections, maintenance programs
• QS 9000, TS 16949 auditing accreditation, relevant regulations including but not limited to Occupational Health and
Safety regulations, WHMIS and Quality Systems requirements
• T1 Lower Control Arm savings of over $5 million dollars, designed production process using tandem welding with integrator
and worked hands on to develop tooling, welding and bushing, ball joint processes. Planned and organized the operational
layout and sequence for the plant to facilitate high volume production processes where quality and reliability are important to
satisfy customer demands
• As an active member of the AWS, I have worked with Ford, Chrysler and General Motors engineering specialists to
enhance OEM welding guidelines for various processes and procedures.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Assistant General Manager, Tri-Star Metal Stamping Inc. 2008-2009

• Directed the operations of Tri-Star Metal Stamping Inc., established production goals and ensured that the work
was carried out in an effective and efficient manner.
• Responsible for the profitability of the company and carried out long range planning activities to exceed budget
goals.
• Coordinated and directed all company procurement activities and was designated with responsibility and authority
to ensure that customer requirements were addressed and met.
• Directed the development and operations of the company Quality System (including internal audits), ensured that
any new or added processes were implemented to meet our customer’s demands.
• Monitored and reported on the performance of the company’s quality management system and made any needed
improvements and tracked these improvements by means of Microsoft performance reports.

Manager Technical Support Services, Yachiyo of Ontario Mfg. 2007-2008

• Managed, implemented and re-organized department standards and quality of work performed in the
maintenance, production and stamping departments
• Administered budgets in the amount of $5million + per year, set goals and forecasted product development
• Co-ordinated goals (successfully accomplished these in a very short period of time) and implemented significant
cost reductions of 30% overall Hydro charges
• Implemented new technology to reduce downtime by 24% on a newly installed robotic resistance welding
program resulting in reduced labor and machine downtime.
GLEN ARMSTRONG Page 2 54 Banbrooke Cres.
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Manager, Advanced Technology & Continuous Improvement, Inmet, 1998-2007

• Developed, managed and directed a team of Manufacturing, Tooling and Technical specialists in identifying,
analyzing, and evaluating existing and new production methods.
• Led this team to be an industry leader in the engineering and manufacturing of automotive components by
developing a culture that encouraged team work, continuous improvement and the elimination of waste (i.e.
reduced P131 from three shift operation over 6.5 days to a two shift 5 day a week operation through revised weld
schedules, program and cable enhancements, tooling improvements and the use of better weld guns. Saved the
company $1.5 million per year.
• Led and
facilitated machine designs, process modification and improvements of cycle time reduction by means of best
methods and industry practices, developed presentations for GM, Daimler/Chrysler, and Ford showing best
production methods and best practices to ensure quality parts
• Quoted
equipment costs of all new lines; worked with equipment manufacturers to ensure that new technology was
implemented and cost reductions were received.
• Research
ed and developed new technology such as tandem welding using a variety of welding wires and gases to utilize a
cost effective process.
• R&D
remote laser welding and other processes to improve manufacturing process, labor costs on existing product
lines and new product development.
• Developed
new technology and joining processes for the Ford S197 Lower Control Arm I-beam patented design and
successfully launching both the LCA and all related suspension components on this program.
• Worked
with and assisted production personal and employees to obtain company’s vision set out by the CEO and senior
management
• Deeply
involved in the development and implementation of equipment procurement standards and Welding Standards
for the Multimatic Stamp Welded Group
• Developed
a supply base to reduce welding consumables to the tune of $500K annually, including long term contracts with
major equipment suppliers

Plant Manager, DECO AUTOMOTIVE, 1990 – 1998

• Managed, directed and controlled the operations of three shifts to ensure timely efficient and quality
manufacturing of automotive parts and assemblies on a JIT basis to supply major customers such as General Motors,
Ford, Toyota and Chrysler
• Responsible for the performance of 142 production employees and 3 supervisors; provided support, guidance
and leadership while encouraging teamwork and high levels of efficiency
• Functioned as program manager for new projects with
active involvement from the design stage to complete production launch including tooling and prototype
development processes
• Incorporate the use of new technology into the
manufacturing process to improve efficiency and quality in a cost efficient manner saving $100,000.’S of dollars
and meeting launch schedules.
• Vigilantly sought out new avenues to achieve economic
and automation improvements; recommended new tooling, stamping changes, and production process
improvements involving hydroforming

EDUCATION:
University of Waterloo
Mechanical Engineering (3years)
MEMBERSHIP
AMERICAN WELDING SOCIETY
Member D8:8 Automotive Welding
Member of D8 G Subcommittee on Automotive Aluminum Arc Welding
Member of D8C Subcommittee on Automotive Arc Welding