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Jonathan Gaylord

Vice President

Executive Summary & Candidate Overview

Jonathan brings extensive expertise in technical sales support, technical leadership, and operational management. His tenure as General Manager at Plastic Molding Technology in El Paso, TX, demonstrates his ability to drive revenue growth, oversee multi-site operations, and implement culture change initiatives. With a proven track record of achieving certifications, reducing costs, and optimizing efficiency, Jonathan is poised to make significant contributions as a dynamic leader in a new role.

Accomplishments and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Jonathan's leadership at Plastic Molding Technology resulted in significant revenue growth, ISO 14001 certification, and ISO/TS 16949 recertification. He led the implementation of culture change initiatives focusing on scientific molding and quality improvement, resulting in a substantial reduction in cost of poor quality (COPQ). With full P&L responsibility, Jonathan spurred revenue growth by $7M in one year and successfully managed all aspects of operations, including customer service, production, purchasing, quality, engineering, tooling, warehouse, and maintenance.

Location and Travel:

Open to: On-Site, Hybrid, and Remote Roles.

Remote Roles: Open to discussing remote opportunities based on the specific position and requirements.

Compensation Seeking: Competitive salary aligned with industry standards and role expectations.

Position Seeking: Executive leadership roles in manufacturing, operations, or engineering or related industries.

Work Experience:

Vice President/General Manager Plastic Molding Technology - El Paso, TX December 2020 to December 2023

  • Led multi-site organization with full P&L responsibility, driving revenue growth and overseeing all aspects of operations.

  • Successfully achieved ISO 14001 certification and recertification of ISO/TS 16949.

  • Implemented culture change initiatives focusing on scientific molding and quality improvement, resulting in a significant reduction in COPQ.

Molding Operations Manager Burteck, LLC - Windsor, CT January 2018 to December 2020

  • Championed the leadership of injection mold testing and molding production facility, achieving sales and customer service goals.

  • Streamlined the implementation of ISO 9001:2015 QMS standard and oversaw all quality requirements for injection mold tooling builds.

Plant Manager Production Manager Plastic Molding Manufacturing - Berlin, CT January 2016 to December 2018

  • Governed manufacturing function, led process improvement initiatives, and steered 15 direct and 60+ indirect reports in a three-shift operation.

  • Initiated automation projects to reduce labor costs and enforced on-time delivery, quality, and cost requirements of customers.

Plant Manager Polytronics Corporation - Windsor, CT January 2009 to December 2016

  • Oversaw all product lines in injection molding, blow molding, and extrusion, doubling plant size and tripling annual revenue through successful plant relocation project.

  • Managed P&L, safety, quality control, customer relations, scheduling, purchasing, and human resources.

  • Mechanical Engineering, Economics, Syracuse University

  • High school diploma, The Gilbert School - Winsted, CT

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