Daniel V.

Summary

Dear
Looking for a new challenge as a business (development) manager or coach of a company in an industrial/technical environment.
Best regards
Daniel

Experience

Masterful Operational Excellence Manager
Accra Area
Ghana
February-2018 - Present

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE:
Business (development) manager or coach of a company in an industrial/technical environment.
 Experienced working, hands-on, in small, middle-sized or large, low-tech or high-tech companies.
 Specialized in change management: optimizing, revitalize, re-engineer or grow the business.
 Strong in vision. Can translate strategic plans into concrete actions, and conversely, as no other, fit concrete actions within a broader perspective.
 Strong analytic, no-nonsense approach, result driven, quality oriented and team player.
 Strong in the development of business plans including impact on the P&L.
 System oriented manager. Systematic and with the commitment of all stakeholders.
 Communication skills towards top management as well on the shop floor.
 Regional flexibility: the world is my village.
ACCOMPLISHMENT SUMMARY
 Reduced scrap levels, from 5% to 0,5% for the main composite product.
 Reduced scrap from 23% to 1.5% for thermal sprayed products.
 Improvement of throughput time from 23 days to less than 7 days for maintenance of engineering parts.
 Doubled production output burners with existing resources and equipment.
 Tripled capacity with existing resources and equipment for thermal sprayed products.
 Realized 0 defeTripled production speeds, from 0,5m/min to 1.5m/min for the main composite product.
 Successfully outsourced production activities thermal sprayed products to China.
 Successfully outsourced the production of burners to Romania.
 Supported the growth of the diversification business from 50M€ to 300M€.
 Reinstalled trust between two business partners of a joint venture.
 Avoided law suit in preparation against one of the partners of a joint venture.
 Cooperation project with Sony Japan for the development of ARMOx (anti reflective coating) realized.
 “Made in Ghana” (from local cotton farming to spinning and weaving to printing and dyeing) project developed and successfully launched.
 Successfully functioned in a multi-cultural business unit.


Technical Director
TexStylesGhana
Ghana
June-2008 - June-2016

My role consisted of the development and implementation of an integrated, technical, supply chain and quality strategic plan, related to the manufacturing of various products, so that optimal efficiency and effectiveness contribute to the business results.

Key achievements
 Introduced of TPM (Total Productive Manufacturing) in a multi-cultural environment.
 Introduced operational excellence.
 “Made in Ghana” (from local cotton farming to spinning and weaving to printing and dyeing) project developed and successfully launched.
 Successfully functioned in a multi-cultural business unit.
 €5,5 million savings realized through complete re-engineering of the production process.

Operations manager
Bekaert Industrial Coatings (SME)
Ghana
January-2006 - June-2008

My role, next to the running of the operations, was to foster professionalism and operational excellence for the manufacturing worldwide.

Key achievements
 Reduced scrap from 23% to 1.5% for thermal sprayed products.
 Improved throughput time from 23 days to less than 7 days for maintenance of engineering parts.
 Tripled capacity with existing resources and equipment.
 Introduced operational excellence.
 Successfully outsourced production activities to China.
 Changed the mind-set towards a customer driven organization: becoming the preferred supplier.

Education

Ph.D. applied physics
State university Ghent
Belgium
October-1983 - April-1987

Development of thin film solar cells

Technical engineer electronics
Industriële Hogeschool, Ghent
Belgium
January-1973 - December-1977