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Overview
Work History
Education
Skills
Accomplishments
Certification
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Mike Garrett

Louisville,MS

Summary

Results-driven professional with 27 years of management experience. Skilled in directing complex projects from concept to operational status. Strong leadership capabilities with a track record of achieving goals. Organized, motivated, and detail-oriented problem solver. Collaborative approach to working with production and maintenance teams. Experienced as a backup plant manager with a focus on operational excellence.

Overview

37
37
years of professional experience
1
1
Certification

Work History

Superintendent / Backup Plant Manager

Winston Plywood & Veneer
2020.09 - Current

- serve as the backup plant manager, providing support and leadership in the absence of the plant manager

- responsible for scheduling dryer and layup operations to ensure efficient production processes

- oversee maintenance activities to ensure optimal equipment functionality and team safety

- develop and implement operational strategies to meet departmental and company objectives

- manage a team of employees, providing guidance, training, and support to enhance performance and foster a culture of safety and excellence

- implement continuous improvement initiatives to optimize production processes, reduce downtime, and improve overall efficiency

- collaborate with cross-functional teams to resolve operational issues and drive continuous improvement efforts

- monitor and analyze key performance indicators to track progress and identify areas for enhancement

- ensure compliance with safety regulation, company policies, and quality standards to maintain a safe and productive work environment

Operations Manager

Weyerhaeuser
2018.04 - 2020.08

- scheduled production runs on the green end and dryers to optimize manufacturing processes

- managed operations, overseeing production processes and maintenance activities to achieve operational efficiency and safety standards

- implemented continuous improvement initiatives to enhance productivity and quality standards

Supervisor / Department Head

Weyerhaeuser
2014.06 - 2018.04

- I was responsible for the night shift operations of the press and I-line departments in the manufacturing of the products.

- I ensured the safety of my team by achieving departmental goals.

Planer Mill Supervisor

Weyerhaeuser
2013.06 - 2014.06

- I was responsible for the graveyard shift operations of the planer mill and ensured the safety of my team by achieving departmental goals

Spray Line Supervisor

Boise Cascade
2011.08 - 2013.06

- I supervised the daily operations of the spray line and ensured that the team members worked safely by achieving departmental and company goals

Finishing Manager

Weyerhaeuser
2009.02 - 2011.08

- I was responsible for the daily operations of the planer mill, shipping department, boiler, and store room with supervisors and about 40 team members.

- I worked with maintenance to schedule down day activities to insure proper reliability of equipment

- I conducted monthly crew safety meetings that included communicating status of the department in safety, quality, and production.

Hourly Employee / Management

Weyerhaeuser
1987.06 - 2008.12

- responsible for the daily operations of 2 veneer dryers and the shipping department with supervisors and approximately 70 team members

- worked with maintenance to schedule down day projects to insure proper reliability of equipment

- responsible for production of all finished products

- maintained inventory accuracy using Zebra Bar coding system

- exercised the AS400 and SAP computer systems to maximize shipment accuracy

- responsible for the spray line department

Education

High School Diploma -

Thomasville High School
Thomasville, AL

Skills

  • Scheduling Coordination
  • Policy Development
  • Self Control and Integrity
  • Equipment Safety Verification
  • Strategic Planning

Accomplishments

- successfully lead the implementation of capital projects, including the startup of the dry veneer stacker, Ventek grader, and dryer rebuild.

- implemented SAP computer based software for finance, maintenance, purchasing, and material handling.

- introduced a pay-for-skills work system to enhance team performance

- co-championed the plant safety committee, contributing to the establishment of a robust safety culture.

- maintained a record of no lost time accidents on any crew I supervised.

Certification

- 2 years of industrial electronics at a tech school

- completed Learning for Leaders educational course

- proficient in Microsoft Office products

- CPR certified.

Timeline

Superintendent / Backup Plant Manager

Winston Plywood & Veneer
2020.09 - Current

Operations Manager

Weyerhaeuser
2018.04 - 2020.08

Supervisor / Department Head

Weyerhaeuser
2014.06 - 2018.04

Planer Mill Supervisor

Weyerhaeuser
2013.06 - 2014.06

Spray Line Supervisor

Boise Cascade
2011.08 - 2013.06

Finishing Manager

Weyerhaeuser
2009.02 - 2011.08

Hourly Employee / Management

Weyerhaeuser
1987.06 - 2008.12

High School Diploma -

Thomasville High School

- 2 years of industrial electronics at a tech school

- completed Learning for Leaders educational course

- proficient in Microsoft Office products

- CPR certified.

Mike Garrett