Vice President of Manufacturing Operations
Zonar Systems provides electronic fleet inspection, tracking and operations solutions for public and private fleet. Located in Seatac, Wash., it built the first Electronic Vehicle Inspection Report EVIR system. The company offers telematics providing an expansive set of solutions and manufacturers, its equipment as well as develops its own software. Zonar Systems provides a number of fleet solutions, such as commercial and private, construction, transit, Hazmat, pupil transportation, waste and recycling, utilities and many more.
Skilled Executive in entrepreneurial-driven functions ranging from raising money, product development, staffing, installing infrastructure to expanding profits through creative planning and coordination of all essential functions. Interested in new business development and full P&L responsibility of high-tech product lines while managing the financials and reducing operational costs. Established product supply chain and manufacturing strategies along with development of control systems and facility infrastructure for production and order fulfillment. Negotiated contracts and coordinated vendors, suppliers, contract manufacturers, and overall production channels for cost effective and on-time product deliveries. Practice lean manufacturing processes, including 5S, Value Stream Mapping, and Poka-Yoke applied to continuous flow or focused / cell manufacturing, while establishing key metrics to accurately measure and improve yields, takt times, inventory accuracy, and product quality. Considerable experience in maintaining regulatory compliant facilities and equipment per many domestic and international requirements such as ITAR, OSHA, FDA, UL, FCC, DTI, IPC, CE, ETSI, & MIL-STD. Responsible for the quality and reliability of manufactured equipment as well as implementation and maintenance of the ISO 9001 and 13485 Quality Management Systems. Specialties: -- Implementing infrastructure; ERP, MRP II, Lean Practices, ISO 9001, 13485, Configuration Management -- Hiring right team members at the right time; appropriate for the development stage of the company. -- Experience in contract manufacturing domestically and in foreign countries (Asia & Mexico) along with the unique challenges that accompany outsourcing. -- Business plans and subsets i.e. Manufacturing Plan, Supply Chain, Reverse Logistics, Quality Plan, Capital Plan, etc.