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ANTHONY BLAZEVICH

17694 South Gilbert Drive


Lockport, IL 60441
708.870.3500
tb80ba58@westpost.net

Experienced Operations Manager disciplined in consistently meeting tight deadlin


es. Has implemented inventory control systems, efficiently scheduled production
, contributed to plant layout, and trained skilled and unskilled work forces. H
as extensive industry experience in printing, large volume mail handling and pos
tal distribution.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
INKTEL DIRECT , WOOD DALE IL
2007-2009
PRIVATELY OWNED COMPANY WITH DIRECT MAIL AND FULFILLMENT OPERATIONS
Production Manager
Two shift management of the Laser, Bindery and Inserting Departments. Responsib
ilities include: scheduling work; quality and on-time requirements; staffing; ma
chine efficiency; and compliance with postal regulations.
* Developed an inline OCE / Bowe Fold system. This increased throughput times an
d reduced labor by 25%.
* Responsible for preparing job quotes for current and future clients. The prop
er quoting is vital to the company to secure work and to make established profit
goals.
* Manage through direct reports USPS and all other shipping functions. Proof rea
d USPS documents, verify plant loads. Also use UPS Mail Innovations when called
for.
* Manage labor in a cost effective way. Proper scheduling of contract labor for
many hand fulfillment projects.

METROGROUP TRANSACTIONAL SERVICES, Glendale Heights, IL


2005-2007 2007 - Present

Investor owned national $800 million sales direct mail service provider primaril
y serving the insurance and financial services industries.
Production Manager
Three shift management of the Laser, Bindery and Inserting Departments. Respons
ibilities included: scheduling work; quality and on-time requirements; staffing;
machine efficiency; and compliance with postal regulations.
* Initiated a weekend production shift to lower overtime costs. Saved 30% labor
costs.
* Analyzed production data to identify trends and issues that impact production.
Resultant schedule changes ahead of production runs insured that production goa
ls where met on time.
* Performed employee evaluations and compensation increases. Met budget goals a
nd retained key employees.
* Planned and implemented security processes for MICR clients and for the produc
tion of credit reports.
ANTHONY BLAZEVICH
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TRIBUNE DIRECT MARKETING, Northlake, IL


1996-2005
A division of Tribune (Chicago Tribune) Companies proving direct mail services t
o newspaper advertising customers.
Shared Mail Department Supervisor
Headed seven day production scheduling for multiple versions of advertising medi
a through an 80 person workforce. Responsible for meeting all deadlines as well
as the smooth flow of information necessary for complex scheduling and producti
on. Developed and implemented procedures to increase efficiency and improve qua
lity.
* Initiated a machine change to meet increasing production goals. Increased thro
ughput 20% making possible the expansion of a production line.
* Demonstrated sound decisions in the operation of the production department and
achieved predetermined goals. Won an award for Efficiency and Teamwork.
* Led the Safety Steering Committee. Reduced OSHA recordable accidents by 25% i
n production.
* Developed a cross-training program within in the production group. Strengthen
ed the ability to cover vital positions caused by unforeseen absences.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (continued)


I.S. A. DIRECT, Aurora, IL 1993-1996
A $200 million direct mail service provider operating in the greater Chicago mar
ket.
Mechanical Operations Manager
Supervised 30 employees in a 24/7 production operation. Developed training, inv
entory management and budgeting systems and procedures. Teamed with other mana
gement on issues of plant layout and upgrade.
* Initiated and implemented a computerized parts inventory system. Provided accu
rate costing and reorder control.
* Planned the production department layout and move to a new plant with 150 piec
es of equipment. Smoothly transitioned to the new plant with minimal impact on
production.
* Proposed a central vacuum system for the production machine area. Eliminated t
he need for maintenance systems at each machine and improved the environment in
the building.
* Started an in house program to train qualified employees to become machine tec
hnicians. Saved 20% of hourly cost.
CALMARK, INC., Chicago, IL 1981-1993
A $350 million direct mail service provider specializing in the design and build
of customized mail handling equipment.
Mechanical Staff Manager / Production Shift Supervisor
Supervised a work force of twenty in a letter shop machine maintenance program a
nd managed letter shop operations in three separate locations.

ANTHONY BLAZEVICH
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EDUCATION
Selected Courses ( two years) Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL

ADDITIONAL TRAINING, EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS


Microsoft Excel - Fundamental and Intermediate Classes
Microsoft Access - Fundamental and Intermediate Classes
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite of Products
GMA Inserter - Training
Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Mailpiece Quality Control Specialist

References provided upon the mutual establishment of interest.