Director of Special Projects (Manufacturing)

John C. Lovell
1319 Oakridge Lane
Macon, GA 31201
(478) 301-9844

Process Design & Implementation – Manufacturing – Operations

Over two decades providing visionary leadership and creative solutions. Capable of createing strategic plans and developing systems and operations. Proven ability to turnaround failing businesses. Leadership has been honed through assignments in planning, operations, financial management, risk management, marketing, testing, equipment modification, and quality control.

Academic Credentials

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Merrimack College
Certified, Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

Selected Accomplishments

• Re-engineered space and staff configuration to reduce travel needs by 65%, floor space requirements 35%, and a $50K reduction in inventory.
• Consulted with staff to discern needs and develop positive relationships.
• Formulated changes in strategic process to analyze customer needs and up-sell products with a 50% success rate.
• Designed a customized computer program to handle scheduling and shipping.
• Increased bar-code production to standardize processes through assembly plants.

Professional Objective

Position as Plant Manager, Director of Procurement or VP of Operations.

Career History

Parker Corporation

1994 – 2003
Director of Special Projects
• Recruited to develop a Continuous Improvement Team to improve schedules and all foundry operations.
• Transferred to administer inventory management for a $40M division.
• Responsible for profit and loss for 45% of shipping and production.
• Managed multiple departments across five assembly areas.

Gray Media

1991 – 1994
Vice President of Marketing
• Established the manufacturing department for a publishing department.
• Published books focusing on product improvement and performance improvement.
• Designed advertising initiative for start-up publishing company.
• Led the effort to expand product lines improve exposure for existing products.

Wilson Corporation

1983 – 1991
Resource Manager Kingston
• Managed operations and provided support to sales department.
• Coordinated model forecasts and long-term productions schedules.
• Established plans to improve production times.
• Reduced past due orders to under 2%.
• Increased inventory turns.
• Developed company’s safety procedures.

Magnagraphic Corporation

1982 – 1983
Manufacturing Analyst
• Improved inventory records through automation of database.


1980 – 1982
Adams-Russell Company
• Recruited by senior management lead the MRP implementation team
• Negotiated purchasing of materials.

Centro Data Computers Corp

1979 – 1980
Production/Inventory Planner
• Responsible for planning and parts requisition for assembly line.


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