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Gerard M.

Cudzewicz
117 Fremont St. Watertown, WI. 53094 Home: (920) 261-6157
Email: gc7e7b44@westpost.net Web: www.linkedin.com/in/gerardmcudzewicz

SUMMARY
Persistent, passionately organized, Manufacturing Manager. Skilled in Lean/Cell
ular manufacturing, new product process development, and Just-In-Time inventory
control. Successful in analyzing existing operations and implementing the strat
egies to continuously improve organizational performance. Outstanding results a
chieved through empowering employees and cross functional teams.

EXPERIENCE & ACCOMPLISHMENTS


ARAMARK UNIFORM SERVICES, Madison, WI.
2005 - 2009
America's leading supplier of uniforms and career apparel.
Merchandise Control Manager
* Designed an inventory tracking system to consistently perform under budget. $
3 million department budget.
* Increased stock garment utilization by 15%, saving an average of $3000 per wee
k.
* Reduced accounts payable lead time 60%, which increased monthly discounts by $
1000.

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN HOSPITAL & CLINICS, Madison, WI. 2003 - 2005


Recognized as a national leader in the health care industry.
Environmental Services Supervisor
* Implemented cross training system to increase patient room housekeeping covera
ge by 70%.
* Scheduled and dispatched up to 100 housekeeping employees to achieve daily goa
ls.

BLUE M ELECTRIC COMPANY,


1982 - 2002
A unit of the SPX Corporation, formerly with the General Signal Corporation. OE
M of industrial ovens and environmental test chambers serving primarily the elec
tronics industry. Blue Island, IL. 1982 - 1994. Watertown, WI. 1994 - 2002. W
illiamsport, PA. 2002.
Production and Inventory Control Manager (2001 - 2002)
* Created a visual production planning and tracking system for on time shipping
results.
* Directed the transfer, setup, and employee training for the relocated Blue M p
roduct lines.
Production Manager
Environmental Products (1998-2001)
* Developed assembly processes for two new product lines, $6.5 million in annual
sales.
* Incorporated Kanban inventory systems, reducing indirect labor 33%.
* Documented new product assembly procedures for ISO requirements.
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Production Manager (continued)


Blue M Focused Factory, Watertown, WI. (1994-1998)
* Relocated the Industrial Oven products from Blue Island, IL. on three months n
otice.
* Hired and trained a new workforce of 65 employees, to produce $9 million in sa
les within one year.
Blue M Plant, Blue Island, IL. (1992-1994)
* Installed $250K product line cell, increasing throughput from 6-8 weeks to fiv
e days.
* Created a safety program reducing injuries 60% to achieve top five rating out
of 25 units.
* Ensured EPA and OSHA compliance in all plant activities.
Production Supervisor
Sheet Metal Fabrication (1990 - 1992)
* Shortened lead time 30%, by initiating a work improvement team to invest $80K
in tooling.
* Streamlined shop order process by 60%, by restructuring the documentation proc
edures.
Oven Assembly Department (1986-1990)
* Submitted over 2,500 bills of material corrections for MRP inventory system.
* Cataloged assembly parts into reference manuals, and many are still in use 20
years later.
Oven Assembly Group Leader (1982-1986)

BEARCAT TIRE COMPANY, Bedford Park, IL.


1980 - 1982
A division of Louis Fishman & Co. OEM of industrial tires for forklifts and hea
vy equipment.
Production Supervisor - Banbury Department
* Supervised the processing of raw materials into compounds for industrial tires
.

MILITARY EXPERIENCE
UNITED STATES NAVY, N.A.S. Miramar, San Diego, CA.
1976 - 1980
Electrical Maintenance Supervisor
* Coordinated electrical maintenance activities of navigational and flight contr
ol systems for the RF-8G aircraft.
* Received five letters of commendation, an Expeditionary medal, a Good Conduct
medal, and a Honorable Discharge. Earned highest rank possible, E5, in four yea
rs.

EDUCATION
Edgewood College, Madison, WI. Courses taken toward a BBA degree.
Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL. G.P.A. 4.0.
Naval Aviation Electrician School, Memphis, TN. Graduated Head of Class.
Naval Aviation Technical Training Courses, San Diego, CA.
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Leadership and Management
Aramark Uniform Services: Building Leadership Seminar.
Architecture for Excellence: Comprehensive System for Business Performance.
Skill Path: Managing Multiple Projects, Objectives & Deadlines. How to Think O
utside the Box. Coaching and Teambuilding skills for Managers and Supervisors.
Zenger Miller: Coaching-Bringing Out the Best in Others. Giving Recognition.
Giving and
Receiving Constructive Feedback. Basic Principles for a Collaborative Workplace
.
Positive Presentation Inc.: The Super Supervisor.
Keye Productivity Center: How to Interview People.
Career Track: How to Overcome Negativity in the Workplace. Implementing Self-D
irected Work Teams.
Management Association of Illinois: Supervisory courses.

Production and Processes


Aramark Uniform Services: Supply Chain University.
Value Analysis Inc.: Work Cell Value Analysis.
HPM Consulting Inc.: Rapid Improvement Workshop.
MRA-Institute of Management Inc.: How to Implement Work Cells, Kanban, & Focus
Factories. Eliminate Shop Inefficiencies and Waste.
Turn Key Manufacturing Seminars: How to Tighten Controls on Production Costs.
Paris Association: Outsourcing for Productivity.
Watertown Memorial Hospital: Lift Training and Ergonomics.
R. H. Schaffer & Associates: Results Driven Performance Improvement.
General Signal: Hazardous Materials Management and Transportation Training.
Moraine Park Technical College: CFC Recovery and Recycling. Certified Universa
l Refrigerant Handling Technician.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers: Parts Cleaning Technology.