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									Becker Wahbeh
Home: (812) 669-4295 Cell: (812) 603-7830     becker.wahbeh@comcast.net          Columbus, Indiana


    GLOBAL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE | ENGINEERING & QUALITY LEADERSHIP | TEAM
    LEADER & PROJECT MANAGER | PRODUCT DESIGN ENGINEER | PLANT MANAGER
     Global Best Practices | Change Management | Continuous Improvement | Day-To-Day
    Operations | Financial Planning | Lean Six Sigma | Manufacturing | Engineering | Quality |
      Purchasing | Finance | HR | IT | EHS | OD | P&L | Process Reengineering | Strategic &
                        Business Planning | Team Building & Leadership
        A true entrepreneurial visionary with a passion for technology, a business and
     engineering leader who bridges the divide between engineering and manufacturing.

Special Qualities
    The know-how to run a business in all its phases and facets, including, financials,
     operations, labor and customer management
    An influential, visionary leader with a combination of exceptional business acumen,
     deep technical expertise and the talent for developing people, systems, and
     organizations
    Uncanny instincts for what customers really want and ensuring products match or
     surpass customer expectations
    Ability to anticipate and address future market trends and changing customer needs

Industries
Aerospace & Defense • Automotive & Parts Manufacturing • Consumer Packaged
Goods Manufacturing • Management Consulting Services • Medical Devices & Supplies

International Exposure and Experience
Developed people, processes, and procedures globally in Japan, Thailand, Philippines,
Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, China. Collaborated with resources in Mexico and France.


Overview
    Constantly looking for ways to retain the best people by walking the shop floor to learn
     workers’ daily challenges, performing exit interviews, streamlining jobs and providing an
     enhanced box of tools, reliable equipment, and automation
    Provide influential leadership of multiple manufacturing plants with full P&L accountability
    Provide team and individual development in manufacturing management, engineering,
     quality, production, purchasing, IT, accounting, HR and finance
    Consistent improvements to labor efficiency, quality, cost, critical processes, customer
     satisfaction, and bottom-line performance
   Consistently improved employee job satisfaction by transforming team morale to improve
    retention rate, refine skills, and promote career development
   Reducing turnover through employee empowerment, providing a more pleasant work
    environment, proper tools, etc., to improve satisfaction and productivity
   People Development. Train and mentor Process Engineers, Lab Technicians, Non-
    technical staff, i.e., plant managers, training in financials and systems
   Identifying and eliminating waste throughout the system
   Employ novel techniques to minimize production defects such as systems for data
    collection, monitoring and analysis
   Efficiency Improvements. Developed systems to report and minimize down times by
    analyzing causes and trends
   Developed new recovery processes to further improve internal recovery and reduce plant-
    wide reject rates
   Consistently reduced new product development cycle time and achieved on-time product
    launch
   Strategic planning. Instincts on where the industry is headed and how to implement plans
    to align with the future
   Customers, Trends, Competition. Listening to what customers are saying, keeping up to
    speed on industry trends, recognizing what the competition is up to
   Finance. Heavily involved in cost of manufacturing, understanding fluctuations of raw
    materials costs, capital equipment and amortization, borrowing, and P&L strategies.
    Worked with CFO on optimizing cash flow, credit rating, cost cutting , cost optimization
   Supply chain. Working with inside and outside suppliers on contracts, delivery time,
    payment options, packaging equipment
   Global. Collaborated with [business groups] Japan and Thailand on standardization
    (procedures formats, reporting in multiple languages to avoid barriers).


Select Accomplishments
   Led successful turnaround of a complete manufacturing operation for a world leading
    provider of automobile engineering solutions and components, a union site employing over
    900, delivering products to the Big 3 automakers, and generating $500M in annual revenue
    for the North America Division
       Turnaround involved virtually all areas (SQDC), including production, quality,
        engineering, finance, HR, facilities and maintenance, EHS, supply chain, production
        control and logistics
       Improved direct labor efficiency by 40% through implementation of continuous
        improvements & Lean manufacturing
       Reduced scrap rate by 50% through implementation of Quality management tools


Becker Wahbeh         Home: (812) 669-4295 or Cell: (812) 603-7830    becker.wahbeh@comcast.net
   Directed implementation of Lean Manufacturing methodologies to drive continuous
    improvement and maintain ISO certification in a multi-plant non-union 700+ employee
    division generating $200M annually, for a global market segment leader in technological
    advancements and product offerings for the automotive industry
       Reduced operational cost by 20%, reject rate by 54%, and turnover by 58%
       Improved productivity by 32% and strengthened product quality by 40%
       Built a dedicated work force in startup of manufacturing operations, managing the
        seamless integration of an international team with local staff
       Generated 35% efficiency improvement in 12 months by reengineering key processes
       Improved average project completion time 70%
       Saved annual operating costs of $120K+ with a key operational expansion initiative
       Accelerated design timeline and time-to-market by creating a standardized library for
        design features, positioning company as a preferred supplier
   As Engineering Manager and Product Design Engineer for an automobile aftermarket
    manufacturing firm, built the engineering department with newly designed systems, and
    trained CAD technicians to develop skill set & knowledge and improve efficiency
       Oversaw new product design and development using CAD software in tandem with
        offshore manufacturing people


Manufacturing Processes
Casting / Heat Treatment / CNC Machining / Powder Coating / Welding / Bending / Stamping /
Assembly


Additional Key Skills
   CAD software                                       Capital Projects
   Cross-Cultural Communication                       Customer & Supplier Relations
   ERP                                                ISO 9000, ISO/TS 16949
   Logistics                                          Maintenance
   Negotiations                                       Production Planning and Purchasing
   Proprietary ERP System Development                 Quality Control Management
   Root Cause Analysis                                Technical Problem Solving
   Supply Chain                                       Supplier Relationships
   Technical Training Programs                        Training, General
   Warehouse Staging




Becker Wahbeh          Home: (812) 669-4295 or Cell: (812) 603-7830        becker.wahbeh@comcast.net
Career History
Faurecia – Columbus, Indiana                                                         2011 – 2012
One of the world’s leading providers of automobile engineering solutions and components, specializing
in automotive seating, interior systems, exterior systems and emissions control technologies.
Plant Manager

Enkei America Inc. – Columbus, Indiana                                               1994 – 2011
A global leader in its market segment known for technological advancements and high quality product
offerings in the automotive industry.
Director of Operations (2010 – 2011)
Operations Manager of Multi-Business Units (2007 – 2010)
Engineering and Quality Laboratory Manager (2000 – 2007)
Team Leader / Projects Manager (1997 – 2000)
Product Design Engineer / Program Manager (1994 – 1997)

Phoenix USA, Inc. - Cookeville, Tennessee                                            1993 – 1994
Automotive after-market manufacturer and distributor of Heavy Duty Truck Accessories
Engineering Manager 1994
Product Design Engineer 1993


Education & Development
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Indiana University

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
Tennessee Technological University

   Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (In process)


Professional Affiliations
   American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
   Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)


Community Activities
   Board of Directors - Childhood Connections (Treasurer & Executive Committee)
   Chairperson - Mayors Multicultural Awareness Committee
   Community Advisor - Heritage Fund Outreach Committee




Becker Wahbeh          Home: (812) 669-4295 or Cell: (812) 603-7830      becker.wahbeh@comcast.net

								
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