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Udom O. Ekorikoh 7745 Poppy Drive Winston, GA 30187 770-627-4440 770- 983-4910 ue2838b0@westpost.

net Qualifications Summary Production Manager offering 15 years management experience; 10 years in high-vol ume manufacturing environments; 3 years experience with Lean Manufacturing princ iples; experience with 5S training, implementation, plant clean up and organizat ion program. Experience includes strategic planning, manufacturing production scheduling and control using SAP, inventory/materials management and budget/finance. Skills in clude Team Supervision, Behavior Based Management, Team Skills Cross-Training, P rocess Improvement, Purchasing/Inventory Control, JIT, MRP, Quality, Safety Trai ning, SOP's, GMP's, TQM, TPM, USDA, HACCP, QES and Loss Control Certifications, P&L Enhancement, Technology Integration, MS Word and Excel. Experience with qual ity improvement initiatives using statistical Process control (SPC). Lean Manufacturing Experience. JIPM Experience. Education BS, Agriculture, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA, 1985 Certifications ISO 9000 Quality Education System (QES) Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Loss Control Management ISO 22000 Experience Mars-Wrigley Company 04/14/2008-Present Manufacturing Team Leader Gainesville, GA

* Operating Results-Operating Floor Leadership- Lead and coordinate resources ne eded to drive daily operations (safety, production, quality) and assure follow u p actions are identified and completed. Ensure that effective daily managing sy stems are in place to drive to root cause and process centered interventions. * Drive operating results through department teams and star coordinator/cell int eraction and engagement. * Achieve current week/month/year operating targets in safety, OEE, costs, produ ct and service quality, and capital and inventory management. Helps set process and work flow direction for department and provides direct input into team perf ormance and evaluations. Handles requests and issues that require escalation be yond frontline and team resources. * People/Engagement Strategy Execution: Ensure and nurture a safe working enviro nment. Responsible for leading and developing teams and driving daily operation s engagement and accountability. * Provide advisory coaching and mentoring to team members. Work with T&Q and OE pillar leadership/teams to develop and implement intervention strategies to ass ist work teams in effectively operating within team coordinator and cell roles. * Continuous Improvement - Lead sustainability process efforts (Centerlines, CIL s, Anomalies tracking) to maintain and improve daily operations at world class s tandards. Utilize pillar leadership/teams to develop, implement, and execute ta ctical strategies to meet operating goals.

Coca-Cola Co

Atlanta, GA 06/2006-12/2007 Manufacturing Team Leader (Laid Off) * Directs a staff of 20-40 production employees * Advises higher level management on work related problems on the line and thei r impact on productivity and/or the customer * Coordinates small group activities and encourages Kaizen participation * Monitors safety of assigned areas and maintains accident reports as required * Practices and enforces good 5S standards * Monitors, tracks, and verifies production activities utilizing the available production recording tools * Directs job assignments of employees during the course of the shift * Implements and adheres to all ISO-9000 procedures * Evaluates subordinates and reviews their objectives and performance * Creates and implements training schedules for selected employees * Plans and conducts periodic inventories of consumable materials * Constructs, plans, implements, and performs follow-up on a preventive maintena nce program for the Assembly line * Operates on occasion a post or relieves an operator for break to ensure contin uous flow of product Monitors and tracks employee vacation and absenteeism * Develops employee's career path, provides coaching and counseling to subordina tes, and assists them with establishing expectations, objectives and goals * Directs group discussions and small group activities * Participates in weekly production review meetings with Unit Manager.

Innovative Candy Concept Atlanta, GA 04/2005-7/20/05 Manufacturing Manager (Resigned) * Directed daily production operation including, inventory control, logistics, c ustomer service, quality control, maintenance, safety/environment and manufactur ing to ensure time lines and quality in meeting customer requirements. * Maximized productivity and cost effectiveness through production targets, obje ctive and performance measurement system. * Monitored and implemented system of inventory management, waste/scrap manageme nt, quality control, cleanliness, safety, health and environmental issues. * Developed and implemented documented and standardize processes for all product ion activity. * Planned and coordinated the move to another facility, keeping up with producti on deadlines. Leggett & Platt, Inc. Atlanta, GA 12/1999 - 08/2004 Production Manager (Layoff - Downsizing) 08/2001 - 08/2004 Production Supervisor 12/1999 - 08/2001 * High volume manufacturing and packaging of coated fabric; developed and direct ed 70 hourly employees (fabrication, thermoforming and maintenance departments); P&L responsibility; managed employee relations; knowledge of MRP * Set up Just-in-Time manufacturing and distribution system to increase profitab ility of company * Implemented and ensured that all operations were certified to ISO 9000 standar ds * Developed and coordinated cross training of employees to achieve optimal level of personnel utilization * Integrated technology and substantially improved productivity while reducing o perational cost by 28% * Developed and implemented safety program to reduce loss time accident by coord

inating and conducting monthly safety meetings Bakemasters of Atlanta Atlanta, GA 04/1994 - 12/1999 Packaging / Depot Manager (Plant Closed) * Trained and coordinated staff of 30 employees in continuous improvement and te chnical aspect of packaging * Coordinated setup/startup and availability of material; identified and resolve d existing and potential packaging problems * Maintained standard procedures to ensure compliance with product quality (USDA , HACCP, GMP) and safety standards (OSHA) * Negotiated favorable terms with vendors that significantly improved buying pow er and lowered operational cost; efforts resulted in major discounts with suppli ers, generating dramatic increases in average daily sales and freight savings of approximately $25k annually Cargill, Inc. Oglethorpe, GA 08/1988 - 03/1994 Farm Manager 04/1991 - 03/1994 * Wholly responsible for day-to-day operations in pullet breeding, including sta ff supervision, purchasing and inventory * Coordinated training program in the technical process of breeding pullets * Conducted work measurement, time scheduling, mechanical and preventive mainten ance on equipment * Consistently maintained plant according to FDA regulations and earned 95% or h igher score on all unscheduled internal audits Quality Control Supervisor 08/1988 - 04/1991 * Audited manufacturing facilities, examined and reviewed process and procedures * Performed line inspections and ensured all necessary records were maintained a nd procedures were followed * Visually and chemically responsible for identifying actions to prevent the occ urrence of any nonconformities relating to product specifications * Provided continuous training to line inspectors * Maintained procedures to monitor product quality complaints and to resolve qua lity problems * Aggressively promoted quality awareness and adopted a procedure of continuous quality auditing of product process and shared this auditing responsibility with subordinates * Ensured all customer/vendor/supplier evaluations were performed at specified i ntervals as defined in QA Manual * Maintained and submitted various reports to General Manager regarding special projects