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LEROY C.

WILLIAMS, MS
Bronx, NY 10469 a * H-347.427.7750 M-646.483.1671 lw91c3fc@westpost.net

PRODUCTION / OPERATIONS MANAGER


Manufacturing a Logistics a Procurement a Productivity Optimization
Widely accomplished, versatile, and self-directed senior operations management l
eader with diverse experience in successfully overseeing all facets of manufactu
ring production, planning, inventory control, procurement, quality assurance, sa
fety, and staff management. Keenly focused on rigorous implementation of continu
ous improvement, productivity optimization, and cost savings initiatives. Dynami
c, disciplined leader who builds high-performance teams, responds rapidly to cha
nging priorities in fast-paced environments and, with proven problem-solving, ne
gotiation, and decision-making abilities, conducts detailed analysis of business
challenges to formulate customer-centric solutions in line with business object
ives, timelines, and budgets.
Key Qualifications

Project Management a Operations Management a Process Improvement a Planning & Or


ganization
Research & Analysis a Inventory Management a Logistics/Distribution a Procuremen
t a QC/QA
Vendor Relations a Workforce Planning a Needs Assessment a Strategic Sourcing a
Data Analysis/Reporting
Safety/OSHA Regulatory Compliance a Restructuring a Technical Support a Budget/C
ost Management
Client Relations a Negotiations a Public Relations a Talent Acquisition a Employ
ee/Labor Relations
Performance Management a Training & Development a Team Leadership/Motivation a H
AZMAT Compliance
Technical Skills: Microsoft Office Suite, DCS, and CHEMPAX.
Career Highlights
Cleanse Tec (formerly Figure 8 Manufacturing), Brooklyn, NY
2009-2010
Manufacturer of detergents and household products.
PRODUCTION MANAGER
Managed all daily manufacturing activities with a staff of 8 and an annual budge
t of $1.5M. Directed product planning and execution throughout the product lifec
ycle, including: gathering/prioritizing product and customer requirements; defin
ing product vision; and collaborating closely with engineering, sales, marketing
support to ensure the achievement of revenue and customer satisfaction goals. T
racked employee productivity metrics and conducted extensive performance managem
ent reviews to address inadequacies.
KEY ACHIEVEMENTS
a Instituted a new QC testing laboratory to analyze raw materials and finished g
oods.
a Established new standard operating procedures (SOPas) for all new products.
a Implemented new chemical reactors and other manufacturing equipment enabling a
n increase in production.
a Formulated new products by using new environmentally-friendly raw materials in
conjunction with new testing and application processes.
a Launched new stringent preventative maintenance program, resulting in improved
productivity and cost savings.
a Spearheaded the ISO-9000 certification efforts by providing training, document
preparation, testing procedures, and plant preparation methodologies.
Pinovo Solutions (formerly Ashland-Hercules), Brunswick, GA
2007-2008
Manufacturer of adhesives, surfactants, and coatings.
PROCESS ENGINEER CONSULTANT
Provided a wide variety of specialty engineering support services targeted to im
proving overall capital expenditures, quality, and productivity.
KEY ACHIEVEMENTS
KEY ACHIEVEMENTS
a Produced savings of more than $1M by initiating new capital-improvement projec
t and aggressive recycling program.
a Spearheaded implementation of new processes across multiple levels of producti
on resulting in a 30% efficiency increase.
a Created comprehensive curriculum and conducted training on all manufacturing t
echnical processes, engineering equipment, QC tests, and related procedures.
Dexter Chemical, LLC, The Bronx, NY 1982-2007
Acquired by Ashland-Hercules, regional manufacturer of phosphate ester, emulsion
, and pigment.
PLANT SUPERINTENDENT
Directed all manufacturing/production operations, including raw material purchas
ing and logistics. Actively managed approximately 25 unionized personnel. Accoun
table for multi-function/shift departments including production, maintenance, an
d shipping/receiving. Oversaw production methods, workforce scheduling, material
handling systems, inventory control, plant safety, product quality improvement,
and increasing operational efficiencies. Demonstrated working knowledge of stat
e-of-the-art computerized production systems. Measured and analyzed employee pro
ductivity, conducted performance management, and provided suitable solutions to
employee conflicts in line with company policies/procedures and federal/state/lo
cal regulations.
KEY ACHIEVEMENTS
a Maintained 90% production capacity by efficiently maximizing utilization of re
actors.
a Championed hazardous material compliance and training to ensure compliance wit
h all Federal, State, and Local regulatory agencies, including DOT, EPA, DEP, an
d OSHA.
a Achieved $500K in profits within first 6 months of operation.
a Facilitated smooth transition of plant from Bronx, NY to Brunswick, GA, result
ing in plant being fully functional 3 months ahead of schedule.
a Crafted lasting value by ensuring sustained manufacturing quality with innovat
ive test methods.
a Honored with Employee-of-Month awards for exemplary performance on multiple oc
casions.
a Certified as ISO 9001 Internal Auditor.
Credentials
M.S., Soil Microbiology a Alabama A & M University
B.S. Plant & Soil Science a Tuskegee University