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Gordon John

Gordon JohnRockford, Mi. 49341C (248) 820-3535gordon.john@att.netProfessional with over 25 years of both Automotive and Aerospace Industries experience, I am a highly motivated individual who has over 25 years of manufacturing expertise. Knowledge extensive knowledge with actual hands on tooling, stampings equip., welding (mig, tig, laser, spot), various equipment Washers, material handling, packaging. Familiar with CNC Lathes, horizontal & vertical milling machines, machine code programming timing, specialized CNC fixtures (tomb stones, turn tables). Outside process and services (painting, e-coat, p-coat, aluminum Team oriented Innovative who can excel with/without supervision to meet companys goals and objectives. Senior Buyer with expertise in purchasing and cost estimating of vendor tooling. Results-oriented with a proven track record of cost savings initiatives. Strong process improvement skills accompanied with my years of negotiating abilities should be attractive to corporations. TRW - Principle Cost Engineer in Stampings and Mfg. processes (contract employee)

3/2014 12/2014 Lead the Stamping commodity cost estimators (4) TRW Steering, Braking products, Electronics, and OSS items.

Coordinate cost model development and training using reliable and consistent information to optimize and implement best in class manufacturing methodology (material price, labor rates, machine rates, etc)

Developed and Modified existing cross functional cost models to ensure data could support supplier Negotiations.

Customize ProCalc/PCS software with reliable and consistent market data (attained from personal experiences and professional networking). Chrysler - Cost Engineer SCIE (contractor employee)

2/2013 11/2013 Cost Engineer Performed bottoms up costing on Body in White stampings and welded assemblies, experienced in using Chryslers Progressive and Tandem die calculators. Have estimate and purchasing experience in commodities that contain stamped metallic components for - FEM, Chassis components(frames and various cradles), Engine components, Transmission components, Exhaust systems, Steel Aluminum.

Review supplier submitted engineering changes to ensure cost are appropriate for changes being made for both tooling and piece costs.

Chrysler systems currently working with include: PentaSAP, GPSIS, Web-CN, Fast-Car, PSV, FTI and, Chryslers global costing calculators.Eberspaecher - North America - Buyer

9/2012 2/2013

Managed a stampings budget of $25M in ongoing programs. Worked with Program managers, accounting, and manufacturing plants to ensure uninterrupted deliveries of scheduled/released products. Market testing stamping package perform cost analysis on existing parts/programs. Lead buyer on estimating and evaluating supplier cost break downs, which resulted in $150,000 savings on1 part alone.Metalsa - Capital and Stamping Tooling Specialist 9/2011 - 6/2012

Oversaw global strategic sourcing of tooling and capital expenditures worldwide. Managed a tooling budget of $150M. Responsible for the purchase of tooling, plant upgrades, and equipment, leveraged purchases globally. Effective in working with Program Management, Engineering, and Production plants in launching new programs. Identified and toured LCC Tooling suppliers in China, Korea and Taiwan in 2012.

Dynamic Control - Purchasing Mgr., HR Mgr., Operations/Production/Out Sourcing Mgr.

2/2009 2/2011 Managed Strategic Sourcing and was responsible for $200,000 in cost savings in building upgrade. Managed all outsourcing activities, and purchased all MRO items for outside services.

Performed all Human Resource activities as needed.

Expertise in negotiating and reviewing existing processes overall knowledge of entire operations from start to finish, helped identify make vs. buy opportunities. Instrumental in identifying saving opportunities with existing Supply base thru VA/VE, Lean mfg., and Process flow evaluations.

Successfully reduced supply base and reduced cost, very comfortable in presenting results to Executive Management.General Motors Powertrain Senior Buyer / Team leader Strategic

3/2004 12/2008Managed GM PowerTrains $240M Metallic budget for transmission and engine stampings and welded assemblies. Lead a team of buyers for various 6 speed transmission launches, HVV6, HFV6, etc Lead strategic Stampings team at Powertrain, achieved $75M cost savings per year over a ten year program by bringing a new manufacturing process intro through full validation, supervised strategic new program sourcing team.

Instrumental in segmenting the Transmission and Engine Stampings, worked with suppliers on VA/VE.

Successfully reduced supply base and reduced cost, and presented results to senior management.

General Motors OnStar Senior Buyer / Team leader Strategic

3/1999 4/2004Managed OnStars stamping purchases and software purchases managed $90M budget from

Successfully reduced supply base and reduced cost, and presented results to senior management. Worked with GM Legal Global IT agreements for OnStar (GM) worldwide.

Negotiated with Global software companies buying software GPS, map data, point of interest data, billing software, and various industry data. Interacted with senior management on a regular basis, presenting various purchasing scenarios.

Helped Engineering develop a new Antenna supplier and product from concept to production.

Negotiated vendors rates and classifications which saved on average 25% of a budget of $90M.

Production Stamping Inc. -

1989 12/1998Having been trained in every department, ending up in operations management of a six plant operation before it was sold in 1998, opened a new Mfg. facility plant which utilized state of the art Robotics. The plant supplied Air Bags (TRW), and Trailer hitches to GM. Operations management - Oversaw operations for six manufacturing sites, having been part of the strategic team, reporting to President and C.E.O. Maintenance Helped create planned maintenance for different type of manufacturing equipment. Quality control helped the QC dept. obtain QS9000 certification, TS19649, PPAP, DFMEAs, PSOs and other workings of the QC dept.

Training trained all 600 company employees for the QS9000 status, and lead Kaisen, lean Mfg., VA/VE workshops and activities.

Tool room performed tooling repairs, tig welding die sections and tryouts of new tooling.

Die setter set tooling up in various presses, set up steel coils and performed first piece run offs.

Inventory control Worked with the materials planning dept. performed all duties as needed. Production worked as work area leader, plant supervisor, Plant manager, then to operations manager of six manufacturing site in S.E. Michigan.

Engineering - managed new program products from prototypes to full production parts with GM and TRW. Performed Engineering cost estimates to customers working with sales.

Welding welded trailer hitches and other assemblies as needed, familiar with spot and laser welding too.

Created an MRO and supplies crib for maintenance, which increased production up time by 20%.

Safety helped in setting up the Right to Know station for QS9000, familiar with all MSDS information.

Set up a new Mfg. plant designed solely to produce air bag canisters assemblies and air bag rings, reviewed plant drawings, electrical schematics, pneumatics, machinery foot prints, instituted a FIFO inventory control system.

Robots familiar with various robots and different CNC ran equipment. Set up a new facility which had both Robots performing spot welds on TRWs air bag assemblies and work stations that used air cylinders for spot welding. Steel - purchased steel from various service centers, also purchased other direct materials, components, and indirect services for all Mfg. facilities.

Capital equipment purchased robots for mig welding, spot welders, stamping presses, Hilos, etc... Introduced a segregated scrap metal program which increased monthly income by $100K per month and improved process flow in doing so.Education

Central Michigan University Mt Pleasant, Mi. B.A.A. Communications, Double Minors Adv. & Mkt. 1990