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Alan Carl Gehring 52 Crisfield Drive * Grayslake, IL 60030 * Phone: (847) 682-7267 * E-mail: ag8a64ea@westpost.

net OBJECTIVE To secure a senior level position in operations, engineering, or project managem ent in a firm where my broad technical skills and managerial background combined with 25 years of experience in manufacturing, quality engineering, and customer management can be utilized to the fullest. PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY Program Management experience with the application of engineering and management principals supporting team leadership, project management, and customer managem ent activities. * Departmental Manager responsible for initial customer interface and the manage ment of six Program Managers servicing 21 customers in the medical and telecommu nications industries * IPC certified EMS Program Manager * Served as New Product Introduction Program Manager for two electronic manufact uring service companies * Led Customer Focus Teams with highest customer satisfaction rating for sustain ing products in contract manufacturing facility * Project Manager for implementation J.D. Edwards OneWorld financial and distrib ution software Operations Management experience in electronic circuit board assembly, electro-m echanical higher level assembly, contract manufacturing, and low-volume capital equipment manufacturing. * Managed focused factory responsible for $40M annualized revenue producing circ uit board assemblies and class II finished medical devices * Established a focused factory responsible for the transition of a major new cu stomer and product line into a new manufacturing building * Reduced average work order cycle time by 36% resulting in $2.5 million in annu alized material cost savings * Increased departmental productivity by 38% while saving $0.5 million annually in labor cost Engineering Management experience in operations management, process qualificatio n, supplier quality assurance, and ISO 9000 and ISO 13485 quality system require ments. * Launched $4+ million surface-mount PCB and ECU assembly line on-time and withi n budget * Completed CE certification process for the international deployment of capital machinery * Managed quality departments responsible for 2 Ford Q1 quality nominations * Supported supplier selection process for new vehicle platform by conducting s upplier audits and development of selection criteria * Organized and developed environmental and durability test lab for automotive c omponents saving employer 85% of outside testing costs * Implemented defect tracking system leading to an on-time delivery improvement of 25% PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Experience in the electronic and higher level assembly contract manufacturing en vironment consisting of three years of operations management and seven years of program management with a wide variety of customers in class I, II, and III medi cal devices and telecommunication equipment.

Manager of Program Management - Plexus Corporation - Chicago, IL ~ December 2008 - July 2010 * Responsible for managing site program management staff * Coordination of prospective customer visits * Development and evaluation of program management staff * Supply escalation support to customer teams * Support rollup of site forecast * Participate on global project teams * Support customer audits and assist site General Manager on customer initiative s and issues Focus Factory Manager - Plexus Corporation - Chicago, IL ~ June 2003 - August 20 05; January 2007 - December 2008 (Siemens Medical, Luminetx, Draeger Medical) * Responsible for the assembly and test of PCB assemblies and class II finished medical devices * Managed three shift assembly and test operation * Directed factory engineering, supervision, and planning functions * Responsible for P&L results and key business metrics * Plan monthly resource requirements * Participate on various operational improvement teams Senior Program Manager - Plexus Corporation - Chicago, IL ~ August 2005 - Januar y 2007 (Terumo Heart, Zoll Medical, Boston Scientific, UT Starcom, Airvana) * Primary contact for customer inquiries regarding delivery schedules, material availability, pricing, and new product introduction * Lead cross-functional team consisting of materials, quality, engineering, manu facturing and finance to insure customer satisfaction and internal business metr ics are exceeded * Coordinate customer visits, audits, and quarterly business reviews Program Manager - Celestica, North Carolina (Adecco) - Raleigh NC ~ May 2002 - J une 2003 (Wave7 Optics) * Responsible for the introduction of a new, start-up customer in a contract man ufacturing facility * Develop detailed product quotations for labor and material * Introduce design for manufacturability and cost savings proposals * Coordinate build schedules with manufacturing department * Coordinate customer visits and quarterly business reviews Program Manager, New Products Introduction - Solectron Technology, Inc - Morrisv ille, NC ~ August 2000 - December 2001 (Northern Telecom, Ericsson IP) * Work with customers and key vendors to define key product specifications * Develop detailed product quotations, and analyze material and personnel resour ce allocations * Coordinated activities of cross-functional team to insure complete customer sa tisfaction * Maintained performance metrics, and product line P&L PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Fifteen years of Operations, Engineering, and Quality Management experience in e lectro-mechanical, electronic and higher level assembly in support of customers in the automotive, telecommunications, and bio-tech industries. Mgr of Manufacturing Services - Embrex, Incorporated - Durham, NC ~ March 1998 August 2000 PCBA Production Operations Mgr- Data General Corporation - Apex, NC ~ June 1997

- March 1998 Manufacturing Mgr - Borg-Warner Automotive Corp. - Cary, NC ~ January 1991 - Jun e 1997 (Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Harley-Davidson, Dana) Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer - Robert Bosch Corp. - Anderson, SC ~ Septem ber 1988 - December 1990 (Saturn, BMW, Land Rover) Quality Engineer/Supervisor - CTS Corporation - Elkhart, IN ~ June 1985 - Septem ber 1988 (Delco Electronics, General Motors) EDUCATION North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC (December 1996) * MS in Management o Industrial Engineering technical emphasis Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (May 1985) * BS in Mechanical Technology ADDITIONAL TRAINING IPC Certified Program Manager Lean Sigma Leadership Leadership Essentials II Leadership Effectiveness JDE OneWorld Financial JDE OneWorld Distribution Customer Focus Financial Management Value Analysis & Engineering Dynamic Control Planning and FMEA ISO Internal Audit