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Tony Griffith – Senior Breakthrough Leader

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Tony Griffith – Senior Breakthrough Leader

Breakthrough Process Improvement, Six Sigma Black Belt & Business Owner

Tony has successfully led numerous efforts for process improvement and transformation.  Proven leader in managing industrial plant and manufacturing facilities through a wide range of duties.  Outstanding performance in safety, production, product line scheduling for just-in-time delivery, equipment repairs, sales, operations, team building, mentoring, administration and financial accountability.

Career Achievements

  • Led quality improvement effort for company that had shut-down production lines due to quality failures. Implemented Statistical Process Control vs. go/no-go product acceptance. Validated manufacturing processes, measurement systems, and test fixture reliability. Upon start-up, recorded highest ever monthly company EBITDA.
  • After company lost a major part of its workforce, led management re-training, and workforce recovery to meet operational commitments, allowing for restart of business segments responsible for 40% of company revenue.
  • Through extensive floor realignment, waste reduction, employee training and mentoring, increased throughput to increase company per-unit profit margin average almost 10X and lowered per-unit labor and burden cost by 17%.
  • Awarded FCC Environmental Operating Budget Achievement Award for best performing branch throughout entire company.  Achieved gross sales margin at 129% of budget and operating contribution of 28.9% versus budget of 22.3%.
  • Successfully rebuilt a used oil reprocessing facility that was flooded by five feet of water.
  • Assumed general contractor and engineering roles in designing a bio-filter bed enclosure, saving the company over $60K on the project.
  • Awarded four Navy Achievement Medals for superior administrative skills, technical knowledge, outstanding leadership, superior managerial skills during new construction and startup of ship's power systems.

Talent/Skill Set

  • Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Operational Excellence and Total Quality Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning
  • Planned and wrote nuclear work procedures for US Navy Submarine Support Facility major repairs

Work Experience

  • Senior Breakthrough Leader, Liberty Breakthrough Results LLC
  • CEO, PreEminent Professional Services LLC
  • Run-Improve-Grow Project Manager, Definity Partners LLC
  • Branch Operations Manager, FCC Environmental
  • Transportation Manager, FCC Environmental
  • Plant Manager, FCC Environmental
  • Site Manager, US Fuji Electric
  • Production Control Manager, Naito America Corporation
  • Nuclear Engineering Supervisor, US Navy
  • Senior Electrician and Electrical Operator, US Navy

Industry Experience

  • Electronics Manufacturing
  • Railcar & Railcar Repair
  • Environmental Services
  • Industrial Waste Treatment
  • Metal Machining
  • Electrical Systems
  • Nuclear Power
  • Professional Services
  • Hydraulic/Air Cylinder

Certifications/Education

  • MBA - General Business Administration, Strayer University
  • BA - Business Management, Strayer University
  • Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Naval Nuclear Power Program, US Navy

Personal

Tony currently divides his time between Kilgore, Texas and a little place he considers the best fishing lake, Lake Fork, near Quitman, Texas.  He loves to travel and experience new places.