Manufacturing Manager

Drew Sterling
604 Harmony Lane
Pleasantville, CA 94588
(925) 555-1234


Management Professional with 14 years experience combining technical and financial expertise to lead project coordination, program management, and manufacturing technology efforts.


- Communicate well with diverse populations in written, verbal, and presentation formats.
- Lead teams and motivate others to achieve a common goal.
- Develop and maintain lasting relationships with clients, associates, and peers.
- Demonstrate success in developing, executing, and improving manufacturing processes to ensure greater company efficiency and productivity.


- Project/Program Management
- Team Coordination
- Relationship Management
- Conflict Resolution
- Departmental Supervision
- Personnel Development

Business Development
- Business Modeling
- Budget Adherence/Allocation
- Tactical Planning
- Problem Resolution

- Product Testing
- Process Development/Improvement
- Design Engineering
- Product Development


Octagon, Inc., Loveland, Colorado
2000 - Present
Global Segment Manager
Responsible for performing program management functions including development and coordination of test system migration strategies, new product deployment, cost/business modeling, process improvement, and client relations with emerging Electronic Manufacturing Service providers and Reference Design companies
- Developed an encompassing Cost of Manufacturing model to educate internal resources about the many variables that constitute the complete cost of producing electronic goods, which is now being used with clients as a service to improve manufacturing processes and demonstrate value added capabilities.

Zane Company, Lynchburg, Virginia
1998 - 2000
Factory Manager
Performed all factory management functions relating to cellular-based products with a total net sales of $250 million with duties including team direction/leadership, performing new product factory prototypes, product development/testing, evaluating key performance indicators, and communicating with Research and Development groups
- Managed group of 200+ associates comprising hourly staff, engineers, managers, and material specialists and led the development of self-directed work teams.
- Introduced cellular manufacturing.

Zane Company, Lynchburg, Virginia
1995 - 1998
Managed over 100 electrical, mechanical, software/industrial engineers, and project managers concurrently developing complete manufacturing processes for newly developed cellular products with duties including manufacturing strategy development, budget management, team leadership, introducing and maintaining unique manufacturing processes, and coordinating partnership relationships with equipment suppliers.

Zane Company, Lynchburg, Virginia
1993 - 1995
Senior Staff Test Engineer
Worked closely with designers to improve the testability and assembly process of the next generation of mobile radios through use of DFT and DFMA tools.

Baker and Baker, Inc., Clearwater, Florida
1988 - 1993
Design/Test Engineer
Performed all necessary product-specific design engineering functions in relation to a wireless digital communication system and personal computer-based memory tester.


Awarded Outstanding Engineer (1992)
Recipient of 1991,1992, and 1993 Special Achievement Awards


University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
M.S., Engineering Management

Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering

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