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MICHAEL SCOT KRUEGER

MICHAEL SCOT KRUEGER

Operations Management Professional
San Antonio

Summary

Accomplished Operations Management Professional that drives organizational improvements through leveraging expertise in research and system/process enhancement. Well-versed in collaborating with employees and leaders to resolve control and procedural problems negatively affecting business operations. Dedicated to cost, process and resource optimization.

Overview

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years of professional experience

Work History

Manufacturing Consultant

Bold Kitchens, LLC
2017-01 - Current
  • Thorough knowledge of high-speed CPG manufacturing operations in baked goods, dairy, meat/poultry/seafood, ready-to-eat/fresh/frozen prepared foods, bath and beauty, candles, etc.
  • Solid track record of leadership, lean manufacturing implementation, driving maximum production yields.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish.
  • Bold Kitchens is a boutique consultant firm comprised of industry talent and experts to help support your Safety, Operations, Warehouse, Sanitation, Product Development/ R&D, and Human Resources.
  • ERP selection/implementation.
  • Process improvement evaluation/analysis/change implementation.
  • QMS/FSMA/SQF/ISO 22000 analysis/review/recommendation/ implementation/certification.
  • New Products innovation/planning/production scale-up.
  • Vendor/3rd party Manufacturing selection/scoring/management.
  • Sanitation Program evaluation/training/procedural implementation.

Plant Manager

We The Pie People, LLC
2015-10 - 2016-11
  • We the Pie People, LLC started up concentrating on frozen novelty, Non-GMO Ice Cream Bars, Pints, Shelf-stable chocolate truffles marketed under brands: JC’s Pie Pops, JC’s Nudies, JC’s Scoops and JC’s Pie Bites.
  • Converted original operation from artisan production to streamlined, procedural manufacturing environment.
  • Certified plant through California Department of Food and Agriculture-Score: 96%.
  • Implemented Quality Management System to bring plant into compliance with FSMA requirements.
  • Instituted JIT system to reduce on-hand WIP and eliminate/reduce waste.
  • Managed co-manufacturers with focus on high-quality/efficiency while leveraging low-cost/best-value model.

Senior Operations Manager

Del Monaco Foods (DBA Kettle Cuisine)
2012-09 - 2014-03
  • Del Monaco Foods is manufacturer of Ready-to eat Fresh/Frozen soups, sauces, desserts, and cold processed foods.
  • Recruited/trained diverse World Class Manufacturing leadership team; introduced engineering improvements to correspond with growth pattern and business development insights.
  • Increased production output by over 35%+ in 2012.
  • Special Projects: Retail pouch launch, Re-engineered Kettle Room design (quick changeover redundancy, kettle layout, additional kettles,etc), Water Cooling/Throughput capacity project
  • Trained, coached and mentored staff to support smooth adoption of new SQF program.
  • Successful SQF Level III certification.

Plant Manager

Excelline Food Products, LLC (DBA FLAGSHIP FOODS)
2011-03 - 2012-03
  • Produced frozen and RTE products in Mexican foods and hand-held pot pie categories.
  • Initiated vendor quality audit system to identify root of foreign material incidents in raw & packaging materials.
  • Managed direction and planning for plant with focus on optimization of daily functions, exceeding customer expectations and achieving KPIs.
  • Redesigned operational workflow processes to maximize efficiency.
  • Condensed multiple manufacturing shifts of 6/7 days/wk down to one shift to streamline operations. Added second shift on 4/10 work week predicated on business needs .
  • Reduced working capital by $220K, eliminating materials waste and unnecessary labor hours (4/10 hr work wk).

Plant Manager

Custom Food Products, LLC, (DBA CTI Foods)
2010-04 - 2011-03
  • Custom Food Products: private label, value-added meat producer for multi-national corporations in CPG/Foodservice industries.
  • USDA/HALAAL Meat and Poultry.
  • Successful completion of GFSI certification.
  • Created Task Force teams to define and resolve events affecting facility safety, food quality/safety, and production efficiency.
  • Reduced weekly WIP inventory from $900K-->$30K.
  • Reduced QA Holds by 35% for Raw Ingredients, Finished Goods and WIP inventory through effective inventory management and introducing effective Plant Hold/Disposition/Discard/Donation Program.
  • Managed direction and planning for plant with focus on optimization of daily functions, exceeding customer expectations and achieving KPI's.

Shift Manager

Nestlé USA
2006-04 - 2010-04
  • Nestlé Prepared Foods Division: HOT POCKETS branded sandwiches/Rollerstix/Food Service Waffles production facility.
  • Chatsworth facility represented 40% total volume produced in USA.
  • 700 hourly Associates.
  • USDA/FDA Meat and Poultry
  • Increased start-up efficiencies by 2.5% through collaborative efforts with Sanitation, Maintenance, and Production teams yielding $2.4MM in savings.
  • Exceeded plant quality improvement goals - First time Quality 98%, Final Release 99.79%, Total Consumer Complaints 20.18%, Foreign Material Complaints 35.4%.
  • CapEx project-$375K Oven Upgrade– capital investment and process improvement resulted in 23% increase in efficiency and reduction of waste by 50% in first three months.
  • Reduced processing losses by $125K on ready-to-eat RollerStix - Increased efficiencies by 6.4%, improved case output by 16% in '06-'07, reduced RollerStix budgeted staffing by $53,000/yr.

Production Supervisor/Shift Manager

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, JBS
2002-01 - 2006-04
  • Managed 100+ associates in three departments of 2,300-person union workforce of prepared foods poultry processing facility; gained experience with de-boning, MDM, vacuum tumbler marinating, par-fry, auto-bagging/weigh systems, water cutting, and high-profile customer audit preparation.
  • Assumed role of Shift Manager during 6-month restructuring of Plant Management Team - Responsible for total Deboning area: 5 Production Supervisors, 13 forepersons and 550 hourly associates in Debone, Portioning, Wings, and Mechanically Deboned Meat exports.
  • Selected Safety Committee Leader 2 non-consecutive years - Plant completed year with zero OSHA recordables, 2003; leader-OSHA Safety Audit Committee, 2005; appointed to area-wide Emergency Avian Influenza Response Team.

Education

Bachelor of Science - Animal Science and Marketing

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY
2020-08 - 2020-12

Skills

ERP
Innovation
Inventory management
Leadership
Logistics
Materials
Packaging
Process improvement
Quality improvement
Safety
Sales
Spanish
Staffing
Supply chain

Relationship development

Languages

Spanish

Timeline

Bachelor of Science - Animal Science and Marketing

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY
2020-08 - 2020-12

Manufacturing Consultant

Bold Kitchens, LLC
2017-01 - Current

Plant Manager

We The Pie People, LLC
2015-10 - 2016-11

Senior Operations Manager

Del Monaco Foods (DBA Kettle Cuisine)
2012-09 - 2014-03

Plant Manager

Excelline Food Products, LLC (DBA FLAGSHIP FOODS)
2011-03 - 2012-03

Plant Manager

Custom Food Products, LLC, (DBA CTI Foods)
2010-04 - 2011-03

Shift Manager

Nestlé USA
2006-04 - 2010-04

Production Supervisor/Shift Manager

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, JBS
2002-01 - 2006-04
MICHAEL SCOT KRUEGEROperations Management Professional