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1. JOHN VAN HORN 816 Sarah Galesburg, MI 49053 (910) 431 0943 (Cellular) Email: jvh1@ec.rr.com…
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  • 1. JOHN VAN HORN 816 Sarah Galesburg, MI 49053 (910) 431 0943 (Cellular) Email: jvh1@ec.rr.com _______________________________________________________________________________________________ PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY Industrial Engineer (BSIE, MS, Six Sigma Green Belt) with over 15 years experience in leading continuous improvement projects in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, food, chemicals, packaging, distribution and warehousing, material handling automation to reduce overall costs. Responsibilities have encompassed continuous process projects, systems analysis of operations to reduce costs, installation and equipment layouts, applying LEAN/Six Sigma techniques for all systems, facilitate Kaizen events, initiate Value Stream Mapping, reengineering operations, develop design criteria and train staff. Knowledge has led to continuous improvement tools to reduce waste, eliminate processes, minimize process variations, reduce time, efficient utilization of equipment, cGMP, Validation, Quality, FDA, Structuring/Budgets, AutoCAD, Toyota Production System, Benchmarking. CORE COMPETENCIES - Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) - Project Management - Waste Elimination - Lean Six Sigma – Green Belt Certified - Value Stream Mapping - VA/VE Process - Project Management - DMAIC Principles PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE GULF COAST PERFORMANCE INC. - Wilmington, NC 1/2005 to 10/08 Industrial Engineer- Consulting (contract) • Industrial Engineer specializing in the CPGs, Pharmaceuticals and Bulk Chemicals. • Specializing in developing innovative, effective and efficient solutions for client’s immediate and long term needs • Utilize Six Sigma and Quality Tools for both short term, as well as, long term issues • Facilitated Kaizen events and introduced Six Sigma/Continuous Improvement philosophy to middle management. E & J GALLO WINERY, INC. - Modesto, CA 2000 - 2004 Private, $3BB Wine Making and Bottling Company Supply Chain Logistics Process Improvement Manager • Recruited to identify waste in materials handling at the Winery DC • Analyzed, developed and improved technical systems and processes • Initiated Lean and Six Sigma principles to find improvements and initiate best practices • Justified, developed and installed a $2,200,000 automated, inertial guided vehicle system to eliminate all of the many non-value added activities in the DC and reduce damage in the 1.3mm sq. ft. distribution center Final Result: Saved $1MM in labor and forklifts
  • 2. JOHN VAN HORN Page 2 PERRIGO PHARMACEUTICAL –Allegan, MI 1998 - 2000 $600MM Generic Pharmaceuticals Industrial Engineering-Manager • Recruited to optimize the five-site pharmaceutical packaging line operation • Administered the $40.0 MM multi-site Capital Budget • Supervised the Industrial Engineering and Systems Improvement for the OTC Division’s five site pharmaceutical producing environment. • Engineers implemented the design, installation and/or modification of packaging machinery LOGISTICS CONSULTANTS - York, PA. 1996 -1998 Senior Consulting Engineer • Performed evaluations of alternatives for distribution centers and “Greenfield” designs • Designed materials handling systems, work standards and productivity control systems. • Coordinated operational and space optimization • Developed vendor selection for all materials handling equipment and automation • Issuance of and review of bid responses to specifications. ALPHARMA – Baltimore, MD 1992 -1995 $250MM Generic Pharmaceuticals Company Project Engineer • Provided leadership for Continuous Improvement projects and management of capital projects associated with expansion of capacity and cost improvement. • Developed and installed a $1,000,000 printed matter security verification system to meet the FDA mandated requirements for verification package outsert, insert and/or carton. REVLON INC. –New York, New York 1979 - 1992 $1BB Cosmetics and Fragrances Company Manager of Packaging Cost Engineering 1989 - 1992 • Costed out labor, tooling, site and packaging line assignments for all new product launches out of Revlon corporate including Revlon, Almay, Charles of the Ritz and Max Factor. • Needed to know all of the packaging lines capabilities as to speed, crewing required, new tooling if required, lead time for tooling if needed, capacity issues, to effectively quote on every new product conceived and launched eventually give or take 10% of the final cost projected for each given promotion. Three year track record was +/- 5% with all of the unknowns and contingencies planned into the costing quotations. Manager of Industrial Engineering 1982 -1989 • Responsible for Industrial Engineering functions at the 1.0 mm square feet. manufacturing and packaging operation with over fifty packaging lines/cells in New Jersey • Worked with multi-functional teams running the gamut of Ops Mgr., Departmental IE, ME, Packaging Engineering, Purchasing, Design Engineering, Marketing Managers, Product Designers, Line Mechanics, Line Leaders and union reps for a 3 shift operation. EDUCATION Master of Science, Management Engineering N.J. Institute of Technology (formerly N.C.E.) Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering N.J. Institute of Technology (formerly N.C.E.)
  • 3. CREDENTIAL SUMMARY FOR JOHN VAN HORN Accomplished management professional who has specialized in performance and productivity improvement in manufacturing, packaging operations and supply chain logistics. I specialize in waste elimination or minimization and elimination of non-value added activities. I have over twenty-five years of proven experience spanning a wide variety of programs in a number of different industries. My unique experience allows me to seek out and find the most innovative, effective and efficient solutions to reduce costs, improve capacity, enhance quality, improve safety and service level with reduction in capital investment. My process mapping experience enables me to minimize rework, mistake proof steps, minimize excessive motions, have the best method / practice with balanced workloads at each processing step, minimize the number of steps, any transports, any waiting for equipment, material or instructions and convert any idle time to value added where feasible, as well as, being capable of identifying sources of defects , variances, or opportunities that impact productivity and profitability. Areas of significant work experience include: KVI and FTE engineered standards expertise, process and method improvement, identifying best practices requirements, production standards for high speed packaging operations and for warehouse employees, and warehouse layout and design, strategic profiling analysis, materials handling automation and capacity analysis. Certified in Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt), Certified in Work Factor standards and WITNESS Simulation. Project Manager on many multi-million dollar projects developing and managing a project timeline, establishing sound client relations, and developing and then maintaining baseline information for return-on-investment verification. Each program resulted in successful implementation, improved effectiveness, and significant savings for said projects. Relative experience related to engineered labor standards includes: The development and deployment of engineered labor standards including receiving, put-away, picking, loading and shipping in a 600,000 sq. ft. distribution center with a unionized labor workforce of 200. Development and deployment of 300 engineered labor standards in 6 facilities.. Most Recent Positions Held: Principal of Consulting Industrial Engineering firm Gulf Coast Performance Inc. Senior Consulting Engineer for Logistics Consultants Inc Manager of Process Improvement For The Supply Chain E & J Gallo Manager of Industrial Engineering For Perrigo Pharmaceutical (staff of 13) .
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