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JOSEPH S.

POSANTI
P.O. Box 293 * Holtsville, New York 11742
631.277.7932 *
QA SUPERVISOR / MANAGER ~ PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR / MANAGER
20+ years of experience managing Quality, Production, Safety and Cost Control fo
r multimillion dollar pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing corporations. Ve
rifiable strengths in pioneering new quality control techniques and improving wo
rk procedures in support of continuous improvement programs. Practiced in execut
ing Lean Management and 5S methodologies within fast-paced CGMP environments. We
ll-versed in all aspects of quality assurance, production management, and FDA re
gulations. A strong supervisor; able to train and motivate teams to peak perform
ance.
QA Management * Production Planning/Management * Performance Management * SAP
SOP Development/Implementation * KPI Development/Management * Plant Management
HPLC, GC, UV, FTIR, Wet Chem Testing * Testing Validation * Cost Reduction/Avoid
ance
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
SULZER METCO, Westbury, New York * 2007-Present
Manufacturer of thermal spray powders for global aircraft and automotive industr
y clients; 200 employees.
Production Supervisor
Oversee all manufacturing processes and production operations encompassing chemi
cal manufacture of metal oxide powders. Coordinate all production phases, from j
ob acquisition through material procurement and product manufacture, finishing,
and shipping; maintaining compliance with CGMPs and OSHA/EPA regulatory guidelin
es. Supervise, train, and motivate 7 team members while optimizing daily product
ivity, quality assurance, and annual budget/financial performance. Conduct safet
y and environmental inspections.
* Implemented quality improvement program including spot audits, root-cause ana
lysis, and implementation of corrective actions.
* Instituted standard operating procedures, process improvements, Lean principl
es, and 5S practices.
* Generated $75,000 annual savings by developing and deploying internal waste r
emoval process.
* Optimized staff productivity and lean manufacturing by cross training all per
sonnel.
* Launched performance improvement initiative, 'First Time Right Manufacture',
including intensive operator training and KPI analysis; significantly reducing r
eworked product rates.
EIGHT IN ONE PRODUCTS, Haupaugge, New York * 2003-2006
Manufacturer of FDA regulated pharmaceutical products for animals; 75 employees.
QC Chemist / QA, Pharmaceutical
Planned and executed chemical testing of all raw materials and final manufacture
d products including FDA regulated tablets, creams, lotions and ointments. Provi
ded decisive leadership and direction for quality assurance workforce, ensuring
compliance with CGMPs and FDA regulations.
* Incorporated HPLC, GC, UV, FTIR and wet chem testing methods.
* Supported and trained QA inspectors in CGMP compliance, including in-depth re
view of batch and packaging records, line clearances, equipment cleaning and doc
umentation, and hourly line checks for product conformance.
DEL LABS, Farmingdale,N.Y * 2000-2002
Manufacturer of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products;280+ employees and $100 mil
lion annual sales.
Production Supervisor
Planned and executed daily production strategy, expertly coordinating the fillin
g, labeling and the packaging of cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. Supervise
d, trained, and motivated production line employees. Monitored and maintained pr
oduction schedule, ensuring on-time delivery, quality control, and customer sati
sfaction.
* Introduced Lean and 5S methodologies to improve quality, reduce waste/cost, a
nd increase production.
* Drove overall improvements in performance efficiency through cost cutting pro
cess improvements, capacity planning, and production schedule management.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Pharmaceutical Recruiter, Michael McGregory & Associates (2002-2003): Screened a
nd interviewed potential candidates for employment with top tier pharmaceutical
companies.
Assistant Plant Manager, Poly Research Corp./Tangram Corp. (1995-2000): Planned,
coordinated, and monitored all manufacturing and production phases, from initia
l receipt of customer orders and raw materials through final product shipping. I
mplemented and managed SAP system. Developed recrystallization process, resultin
g in $100,000 in new product revenue.
Note: Early career history includes roles as Assistant QC Chemist for Nature's B
ounty and Environmental Lab Technician for Ecotest Labs.
EDUCATION
Associate of Science, Liberal Arts / Science
Suffolk Community College
Wilson Technical Certificate, Medical Lab Technology
P.O. Box 293 * Holtsville, New York 11742
631.277.7932 *
Dear Sir / Dear Madam:
If your organization is in need of a QA or Production Manager with a proven trac
k record of impacting corporate performance and profitability through leading-ed
ge Quality, Production, Safety and Cost Control solutions; please review the enc
losed resume. With extensive skills honed over 20+ years of maximizing resources
and streamlining production for multimillion dollar chemical and pharmaceutical
corporations; I feel confident in my ability to generate superior results for y
our team.
My ability to lead, train, and motivate top performing teams should prove highly
beneficial to your company. I am a creative problem solver and strategic planne
r with a strong work ethic and consistent commitment to both personal and profes
sional integrity.
Some of my most notable accomplishments include:
* Implemented quality improvement program including spot audits, root-cause ana
lysis, and implementation of corrective actions for Sulzer Metco.
* Generated $75,000 annual savings by developing and deploying internal waste r
emoval process.
* Launched performance improvement initiative, 'First Time Right Manufacture',
including intensive operator training and KPI analysis; significantly reducing r
eworked product rates.
* Planned and executed chemical testing of all raw materials and final manufact
ured products for Eight in One Products, including FDA regulated tablets, creams
, lotions and ointments.
Seeking to provide your company with the same high quality services as those men
tioned above, I would like to speak with you to further discuss the possibility
of contributing to your organization's success. Please contact me at your conven
ience to arrange an interview. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look
forward to conversing with you soon.
Sincerely,
Joseph S. Posanti