Brian Kyrk

Brian Kyrk

Operations Manager
Location: Elgin IL
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BRIAN D. KYRK 40W574 Bowes Rd, Elgin, IL 60124 briankyrk@att.net • Fax (847) 464-4647 • Cellular (815) 751-0593 Plant Manager/Plant Superintendent Summary Results driven Operations professional with 25 + years of progressive manufacturing leadership experience. An experienced driver of continuous improvement, focused on sustaining organizational change in the key areas of safety, quality and on time delivery. Demonstrated ability to develop and enhance a healthy team environment both with hourly and salaried associates to maximize profits and growth. Experienced in change management (Kaizen. Kanban, Value steam mapping, and 6S) Excellent problem solving skills ( 5 Why's, RCCM, PDCA ) Strong leader in safety and environmental compliance. Experienced in ISO 9001 Certified facilities Experience CST industries, DeKalb IL 2014 to 2015 Plant Manager Responsible for a production team of 87 union employees as well as 27 office employees. Manufacturing porcelain enamel bolted tanks sold to the global market place. Provided key strategies for the team to achieve our goals in our stated KPI's of Safety, Quality, OTD and Customer Responsiveness. Oversaw the implementation of lean manufacturing in the plant using 6S, RCCA or 5 whys to get to root cause and corrective actions of problems. Established kanban systems for improving production scheduling, increasing inventory turns and reducing operation inefficiencies. Lean Daily Management boards were at the cornerstone of getting employee involvement. Increased efficiencies in the plant with the use of flow lanes and Kaizen events. The plant posted improved EBITDA and revenues for the past two years. Through the first 6 months of 2015, the company on performed on budget or exceeding budget for EBIDTA and revenues. Received the "Presidential Award for Outstanding Performance" in June of 2015. Analyzed expenditures, and other financial reports to develop plans, policies, and budgets for increasing profits and improving services. CST Industries, DeKalb IL 2013 to 2014 Plant Superintendent Developed staffing plans, work schedules, budgets, and production project plans for existing and new product integrations. Evaluated, established goals, and set performance standards for manufacturing operations. Coordinated rapid and accurate responses to emergency situations. Coordinated daily in-house production to fulfill customer orders and forecasting requirements. Promoted safety awareness and a professional working environment. Prepared and presented reports and briefing to senior management team. Implemented a flow system in the sheet fabrication area that allowed a 20% reduction of hours needed in the department while maintaining the current production levels. Broke down silos between departments and began sharing resources to better impact areas of constraint. Improved safety in the plant by working with others to record all near misses and develop a safety program to investigate the near misses. Engineered Storage, DeKalb Il 2005 to 2013 Production Supervisor Supervised the production staff of union employees in Fabrication and Dome areas. Managed safety, quality, schedules and on time delivery. Adding responsibilities in each area of the plant: Welding, machining, assembly, and Glassing. Brought into the facility to oversee the startup value stream manufacturing Geodesic Domes. Grew the dome business $100,000 of revenue for the first year to production and sale of domes to $10,000,000 per year within 3 years. Stabilized relations between union members and Management Member of the management Team that negotiated the first 5 year extension of the Labor Agreement. Duplicraft Inc, Schaumburg Il to 2003 Project Manager/Operation Manager As Operations Manager, primary responsibilities included production scheduling all of projects through the plant from engineering, programming and manufacturing operations. Responsible for ensuring that all projects were completed on time, on budget and meeting all quality standards required by our customers. Project Manager for Duplcraft's largest customer was responsible with meeting with the customer once a week to ensure ongoing projects as well as upcoming projects were on target. Reduced scrap rates to world class levels. Improved productivity 23% by using multiple part setups and developing machining cells Improved flow through the plant by re-arranging the plant floor to reduce part movement by 34% Teamed with other members of the company to develop High Speed Machining capabilities. Added machine with 42,000 RPMs and 1000IPM cutting. Education and Training Harper College, Schaumburg Il Class work for Management and Business Principles TRAINING OSHA 30 Training Courses in Total Quality Management, Steven Covey Leadership Certificate in High Speed Machining Managing Change in the Organization

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