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CESAR ANTONIO RUIZ DE CHAVEZ OCHOA

Jacksonville, TX 75766
M: (903)721-5870 e-mail: carcho55@yahoo.com
LINKEDIN URL: www.linkedin.com/in/CesarRuizdeChavez

AUTOMOTIVE QUALITY DIRECTOR, BILINGUAL with 20+ years of international


original equipment manufacturing (OEM) and supplier experience in the automotive
industry. Applies Six Sigma methodologies and strategic planning to improve
processes and productivity while reducing overhead costs. Expert in labor contract
renewal with multiple unions. Offers a history of career growth to high visibility roles.
Fluent in Spanish.
Core competencies span:
Cost Reduction
Project Management
Environmental Control
Customer Satisfaction

Six Sigma
Lean Manufacturing
Capital Plan Investments
Energy Management
Just-In-Time Methodologies
Budget Review/Approval
Problem Solving/Troubleshooting Total Productive Maintenance

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
COST CONTROL
Successfully launched an operational excellence program and trained employees in lean
manufacturing techniques, converting a loss of $4M into a positive EBIT of $8M in one year.
Rescheduled plant operations, avoiding fines and eliminating more than 240 air leaks,
enabling a company to retain 8% of KWs used per ton and save $321K.
Completed four projects using Six Sigma methodologies to facilitate annual savings of
$12M.
Incorporated a Cyclical Tool Change system, enabling insert and tool change prior to
wear, reducing machining scrap to less than 1% in one year, lowering tool costs from $1.50 to
under $0.50, and decreasing customer rejects from 1,250ppm to less than 50ppm.
Oversaw a $2.5M new water treatment project for plant expansion, attaining the
Chryslers CHEER Award as the first plant to achieve Zero Water Discharged.

CONTINUOUS PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS


Increased pieces per hour from 33 to 45 as well as restructured employee headcount,
reducing labor hours from 38.5 to 27.4 in three months.
Increased productivity 13% in one year by implementing Lean manufacturing strategies,
reducing manpower from 700 to 500 employees.
Developed quality and technical teams for individual molding lines, lowering total plant
rejects from 22% to 9.5% and saving $1M annually, while enhancing client relations and
satisfaction.
Improved efficiencies 50% in a two-year period through executing cell manufacturing,
consolidating machining operations from four to two, and cutting labor from 300 to 140 workers.
Revised a company manual to integrate TS and Environmental ISO 14000 requirements
into one system, aiding the company in becoming the first in Mexico to achieve TS 16649 and
ISO 14000 certifications.
Obtained Hayes Lemmerz International Chairmans Award for Safety five consecutive
years.
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CESAR ANTONIO RUIZ DE CHAVEZ OCHOA


Jacksonville, TX 75766
M: (903)721-5870 e-mail: carcho55@yahoo.com
LINKEDIN URL: www.linkedin.com/in/CesarRuizdeChavez

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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Founder of LinkedIn group; Texas Automotive Quality
Directors, OEM & Suppliers. Attending Networking Events, Researching Industry Leaders,
Tracking Industry Trends, Participating in Industry Discussions.
Superior Die Cast, LLC. Quality Assurance Manager 2014- 2015
Review Quality System to successfully obtained ISO 9001 certification, responsible to update all
process sheets and tooling for all customers. Implemented Daily Production Rate for all parts
numbers made.
BOCAR, S.A. Quality Assurance Director (Consultant) 2006 - 2014
Directing quality control, ISO TS 16949, change quality systems and coordinate Bocar
Operating System, continuous improvement for all ten facilities such as: High Pressure Die
Casting, Semi permanent mold Castings, Injection Molding, Machining and assembly of
automotive parts. Reduced Customer complaints by 75 % and PPMs were improved from 420
to 40 within one year. Reduced Quality Costs from 10 % to 3 % of sales in three years,
CIFUNSA Director of Operations, Foundry Grey Iron Cylinder Blocks & Heads 2005-2006
Oversaw four green sand molding lines for grey and malleable iron castings with an annual
capacity of 230,000 tons. Managed the foundry, maintenance, and pattern shop in addition to a
small cubing facility, with 2,500 employees working on three shifts six days a week. Supported
$220M in automotive and diesel cylinder blocks and heads castings annual sales.
HAYES LEMMERZ INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Plant Manager/Director of Mexican Operations 2002-2005
Directed a facility composed of three plants, including green sand aluminum foundry, machining,
and lost core polymer injection molding. Supported $72M in sales. Enhanced productivity 13%
each consecutive year by implementing Lean manufacturing concepts. Oversaw the successful
launch of several new jobs. Plant achieved exceptional status within the corporation. Obtained
ISO TS1694 & ISO 14000 certifications. Managed capital investments.
Plant Manager/General Director 2000-2002
Oversaw a facility for the brakes business unit generating $33M in sales. Achieved ISO 14000
and TS 1694 certifications. Improved productivity 50% in two years by implementing cell
manufacturing and reducing machining operations from four to two, while decreasing labor from
300 personnel to 140 personnel. Managed capital investments.
Machining & Polymers Plant Manager 1995-1999
Oversaw a facility for the Powertrain business unit generating $30M in sales. Achieved QS
9000 certification. Launched four new products on time, within budget, and to specification.
Headed APQP teams, promoting a program manager for each new product. Managed capital
investments.
CHRYSLER DE MEXICO, S.A. Quality Control & Product Engineering Manager 1992-1995
Directed quality control, product engineering changes, and parts approval at the Saltillo Engine
Plant. Managed water treatment plans. Launched three new four cylinder DOHC engines with
zero manufacturing quality issues while maintaining the old engine family. Implemented a
quality system.
EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Escuela Superior de Ingeniera Mecnica y Elctrica, Instituto Politcnico Nacional, Mxico,
D.F.
Manufacturing of Construction Equipment Certificate
Komatsu, Ltd. Nagoya and Awazu, Japan as part of Mxico and Japan Scholarship interchange.