Director of Engineering and Plant Manager – Food Manufacturing, Warehouse and Distribution


Accomplished Director of Engineering and Plant Manager with 30+ years of experience in progressive food warehouse distribution and broad-based plant manufacturing operations.

Decisive team leader with proven ability to adapt and problem solve while maintaining the highest levels of quality control and efficiency. Extensive record of multimillion-dollar cost saving actions and strategies. Informed expert with a dedication to continuous professional
development via the most current industry training seminars and workshops.

  • Value Engineer over $100M in saving opportunities.
  • Implement Packaging Automation solutions in access of $95M with $35M annual saving.
  • Develop Engineering solutions for over $350M in projects with a ROI of 1 – 3 years.
  • Address Continuous Improvement opportunities in food robotic pick & place, packaging and palletizing in access of $3M.
  • Facilities layout manage design and construction of over $1B in facilities on time and under budget.
  • Utility cost saving in excess of $3M annually.
  • Support business Global Insurance compliance which helped reduce our annual premium by $2M.

I am comfortable to say that I can help any future employer in the following areas: –

  • The Value Engineering of any existing manufacturing & production process.
  • Improve production value Stream where needed.
  • Apply automation where it makes financial sense and or helps bridge the heavily reliance on manual labor.
  • Improve production & support facilities energy efficiency & utilize sustainable energy when possible.
  • Production Facility layout & design.
  • Global manufacturing experience.


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Mary Chambers

Mary has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Parkside and 15 years of experience in the recruiting industry, including more than 10 years as a Recruiter at Kinsa Group. Currently a Kinsa Account Manager and Executive Recruiter she serves our Meat and Poultry customers, Shelf-Stable Foods, Cannabis, Nutraceutical, Dietary Supplement, Pet Food, and Food Packaging companies. She’s a great first point of contact at Kinsa if you have a talent recruiting need within your organization.

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