Steve GInter

Freelance Operations Manager & Consultant

Location:West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Phone: 765-299-6501
2 Skills
Steven C. Ginter
608 N. Newlin St.
Veedersburg, In 47987

Mobile- 765-299-6501


Managing Director of TSB Management Consultants, working with a network of specialists and working out of a toolbox gathered in 29 years of engineering, maintenance and operational experience. Proponent of lean approaches to all and uncompromising Safety expectations. Hope to provide expert services to small manufactures in Safety, Operations and Compliance, focusing on west-central Indiana and eastern Illinois.

Twenty-nine years in Operations, maintenance and engineering for six companies at multiple manufacturing sites. Experience includes new startups, major expansions, packaging line installations and renovations, new products, lean initiatives including HPWT, headcount reduction, TPM, SMED, and capacity improvement through changeover reduction. Personal management philosophy considers that the optimal workplace provides a superior forum for the exchange of information and utilizes an appropriate management structure to affect sustainable change.

Senior Site Manager - Advanced Technology Services Caterpillar @ E. Peoria, Fargo, ND, Decatur IL, OKC, OK 2012 to 2014
? Manage Customer contract, P&L and technical, administrative and planning staff.
? Meet and present weekly and monthly Customer reviews
? Set appropriate and significant goals for site: Safety, Productivity, and Availability.
? Demonstrate service value, partner with Customer in support of KPI’s
? Startup at new contract site in Oklahoma. Hire staff, install CMMS, culture, etc.

Plant Supervisor – Master Guard Inc. Veedersburg, IN 2011 - 2012
? Manage and supervise automotive assembly operations for a Tier 1 supplier. Coach, train, schedule production Plan shift operations. Maintain records, install 5-S program, and ensure compliance with plant and Customer requirements.

Owner - Three Sisters Botanicals Veedersburg, IN 2009-2012
? Started a line of personal care products under my own brand. Developed formulas, and manufactured skin lotions, foot scrubs, shower gels and ********** using essential oils with natural ingredients. Marketed products via Kathy’s Naturals website and limited retail outlets in Indiana and Kentucky.

Operations Manager - KIK Custom Products Danville, Illinois 2005 - 2009
? Managed 650-employee aerosol contract manufacturing plant increasing plant capacity by 20% in fewer than 10 months
? Developed training matrix for cGMP and other annual requirements
? Participated in Corporate initiatives re: business rationalization, best practice, preferred site selection, capital expansion activities
? Supported installation of new Management Operating System (MOS), reduced supervisory overhead by 60%. Maintained service levels
? Targeted reduction of 90 manufacturing and supervisory personnel in 14 months through systems and capital improvement
? Implemented 5S and Change Over reduction strategies to enhance asset availability
? Contributed to C&S validation for making and packaging processes following J&J audit recommendations for new product lines
? Created capacity by implementing projects utilizing lean techniques, Added TPM and change over tasks to operators. Created new “Technical Operator” role for intermediate skill level tasks
? Table Negotiator for two Contracts. Incorporated higher skill requirements for all operator levels, introduced TPM concepts to highest operators.
? P&L responsibility for $10+ mm Operations budget. Up to 320mm units per year
? Operations representative for all FDA, OSHA and EPA audits

VP Operations Naturopathica East Hampton, NY 2003 - 2005
? Directed all operations for small Professional and Retail Spa Products Company. Provided operational input for Sales and Marketing plans. Responsible for Operational budget and P&L.
? Installed SOP’s for manufacturing division, developed packaging services and distribution sites for national distribution to support web and direct sales units.

General Manager – Corwood Labs Hauppauge, NY 1998 - 2003
? Managed 300 employee contract manufacturing plant specializing in short run viscous product manufacturing.
? Focused workforce on systems and procedural adherence. Alleviated critical constraints in processing and manufacturing thru asset utilization plans.
? Represented company in legal proceedings, OSHA investigations, FDA inspections, and DEA site reviews.

Packaging Superintendent – Fluid Packaging Lakewood, NJ 1996 - 1998
? Resurrected idle aerosol operations to fill air fresheners. Introduced plant personnel to 2 stage aerosol filling and developed software based SPC methodology for fragrance micro-fills.

Plant Manager – DeMert & Dougherty Coal City, Illinois 1994 -1996
? Promoted to Plant manager from Engineering and Maintenance Manager
? Oversaw capital improvements and major new product start-ups involving 50% increase in plant through-put on existing filling and gassing equipment.
? Ran operation through chapter 11 filing maintaining customer service levels on in-house brands through sale of brands and facility.

Engineering and Maintenance Manager – Piedmont Labs Gainesville GA 1992-1994
? Managed packaging lines and maintenance personnel for small regional filler.
? Filled traditional and post foaming products barrier packs in piston, BOV, Excel packages.

Aerosol Superintendent - Schering/Plough Memphis, TN 1990- 1992
? Oversaw maintenance and operations personnel during construction and start-up of 3 Aerosol lines.
? Provided hydrocarbon safety training and operational overview for all packaging personnel.

Maintenance and Engineering Manager – Peterson-Puritan (CCL) Danville IL, Baton Rouge LA. 1985-1990
? Project engineer for aerosol installation. Designed line and control schematics, wrote PLC programs, installed and interlocked explosion suppression equipment for hazardous locations.
? Managed aerosol upgrade from Freon to hydrocarbon, managed and trained plant personnel in equipment and process parameters.
? Designed computer based acid filler for 90 degree neck bottles.
? Successfully relocated transfer products to new aerosol installation
? Performed duties as Area Support Engineer, Kaizen Coordinator and shift management responsibilities as needed by management
Education Franklin College Franklin, IN Liberal Arts/Biology
Christian Brothers University Memphis TN Business
Danville Area Community College Danville, IL Electronics Tech
Currently pursuing Juris Doctorate online – Novus University

Community Activities Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional 9/2012
Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals Reg. 20-1210 450

Board Member St. James Episcopal Church 2000-2003
Member American Bridge Association and APA
Habitat for Humanity volunteer
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Operations Management