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ANTONIO J. BRITO 49 Danis Street * Fall River, Massachusetts 02720 * 508-493-0097 * ab1331482@wes tpost.

net CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT MANAGER Six Sigma Black Belt ~ Operations/Manufacturing Innovative, results focused, Quality Manager with 20 years combined experience p roviding the strategic vision and leadership that drive operational process, pro ductivity, efficiency and bottom-line improvements for manufacturing organizatio ns. Analytical problem solver and LEAN Manufacturing specialist who works throug h systems challenges and applies strategic direction to meet client and corporat e objectives. Expert in combining financial and business planning with tactical execution to optimize long term gains in performance, revenues, and profitabilit y. Highly knowledgeable of Six Sigma Methodology. Available for relocation. * Keen ability to turn around under-performing units and revitalize operations t hrough implementation of quality systems and significant cost reductions. Core Competencies Include: Inventory Management * Quality Systems * Hoshin Plan Execution * Purchasing * Tr aining/Coaching Organizational Leadership * Cost Reduction * Root Cause Analysis * Kaizen * Team Leadership Six Sigma Concepts * Budget/Fiscal Management * Supply Chain * Statistical Proce ss Control Multi-Project Management * Kanban Systems * Logistics Management * LEAN Manufact uring PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AMERICAN DRYER CORPORATION - Fall River, Massachusetts * 2007-2009 Leading manufacturer of innovative, energy efficient drying solutions for commer cial laundry markets in 90 countries. Continuous Improvement Leader / Distribution Manager Directed 19 associates in overall quality management and trained associates in L EAN manufacturing principles. Designed and implemented strategies for improving operating efficiency while increasing service levels and reducing operation cost s. Led several task-team oriented Continuous Improvement projects as member, coa ch, or leader. Successfully completed numerous Six Sigma projects leading to pro cess improvement and cost reductions. In addition, led all aspects of distributi on for spare parts, inventory control, shipping/receiving, order fulfillment, an d process control. Key Accomplishments: * Significantly reduced lead times from 20+ days to only 5 days. * Developed a new web page for Distribution Center orders, eliminating telephone processing time. Created a "no waiting" Distribution Center log on that automat ically receives order details and improves delivery speed. * Increased accuracy and orders received and shipped within 24 hours, from 50% t o over 85%. * Implemented procedures that improved overall Quality, Accuracy, and Delivery f or all parts orders resulting in 98% on time delivery. * Decreased "search for materials" time from 30 minutes to under 5 minutes, resu lting in increased productivity and efficiency. * Spearheaded efforts to reduce lead times for critical parts by implementing KA NBAN procedures. * Involved all associates in department procedure changes that improved quality and reduced costs. * Collaborated with cross functional teams to instill Quality awareness and Six

Sigma methodology for LEAN manufacturing, resulting in increased customer and as sociate satisfaction. QUAKER FABRIC CORPORATION - Fall River, Massachusetts * 1986-2007 Produced textiles and fabrics for commercial and residential furniture industry. The company dissolved in 2007. Senior Inventory Analyst / Senior Buyer (2006-2007) Developed and analyzed inventory plans for all product classes of raw materials and finished goods. Purchased and sourced raw materials per MRP BPCS. Tracked an d reported supplier performance. Coordinated all product classes raw materials a nd finished goods including sales volumes, customer needs, and profitability. Re commended proper inventory levels for all internal departments. Negotiated 3rd p arty vendor contracts. ANTONIO J. BRITO * Page 2 * QUAKER FABRIC CORPORATION - Fall River, Massachusetts * 1999-2007 - continued

Senior Inventory Analyst / Senior Buyer (2006-2007) Key Accomplishments: * Reduced slow moving inventory by $1.2M. * Identified obsolete inventory, reduced total number of SKUs by 21%, leading to more streamlined operations. * Maintained 95% on time delivery rates. * Completed quarterly reports and communication for senior management. Department Manager (2001-2005) Implemented LEAN Manufacturing and 5S methodology for teams of 150+ associates a cross 3 shifts. Coordinated shift scheduling and activities in order to meet sch edules. Implemented training programs for new associates and re-training for all employees. Streamlined and reduced training cycles. Administered ISO 9000 Quali ty Systems Auditing and work inspection procedures in order to ensure high level s of quality control. Identified and resolved department issues. Facilitated a s afe, clean, and efficient work environment. Completed performance management, mo nitoring associate performance and maximized productivity. Oversaw department bu dgets and financial management. Key Accomplishments: * Generated $100K cost savings for the department per Year. * Achieved 730 days with zero OSHA recordables. * Supervised movement of materials and shop orders between satellite plants and 1000+ loom machines. * Designed and implemented new and improved methodologies for streamlining kitti ng area with Engineering and IT. * Received Safety Awards for 2 years in a row. * Reduced cycle times, increased floor space 50%, improved working conditions, r educed search times, lowered inventory costs, and improved delivery times throug h several continuous improvement projects. Buyer (1999-2001) Performed purchasing and buying function for dyed yard components per MRP200. Tr acked and analyzed vendor/supplier performance, pricing, and accuracy. Ensured i nventory and materials availability for all departments. Collaborated with Marke ting and R&D teams for new product introduction requirements. Complete comprehen sive inventory analysis, ensuring appropriate SKUs and reduced SKUs when needed. Coordinated production, purchases, and deliveries. Key Accomplishments:

* Ensured cost effective materials purchasing, resulting in significant cost sav ings. * Maintained inventory levels and provided teams with proper reporting as needed . CAREER NOTE: Additional excellent experience from 1988-1999 as Manager Trainee, CSR Scheduler A, Receiving Coordinator, and Lead Yarn Control Beam, details avai lable upon request. EDUCATION / CREDENTIALS Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Certified Six Sigma Green Belt College of Management and Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership, University o f Massachusetts Certified ISO 9000 Quality Systems Auditor Bachelor of Business Administration & Computer Science (Not Complete) University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth