Resume – Glass Manufacturing

Kerr Glass Mfg. Corp.                                   1977 – 1992 Santa Ana, Ca.

Divisional V. P. – Batch & Furnace Engineering

Manager of corporate technical staff, responsible for supporting glass container manufacturing plants. Implement technology improvements into production operations for increasing productivity, cost reductions, and energy efficiency.

  •  Glass Technology – Raw Material Specifications and technical communications with suppliers, Batch Formulations, and Glass Quality target definitions for maximizing production and improving costs.
  •   Furnace Design – Refractory selection for optimizing service requirements, design parameters for operating performance,             Instrumentation and Combustion system selection.
  • Furnace Rebuilds – Direct responsibility for all refractory material purchasing, contractor selection, field construction supervision, design evaluation, project coordination and cost control.
  •  Furnace Operations – Monitoring of daily plant operating data.   Support plant personnel with establishment of operating procedures, training seminars, routine audits.  Assist with plant programs for cost reductions, quality improvements, and tighter process control. Coordinate environmental compliance requirements for air emissions.
  • Budget Development , cost justification, and project management ( typical project size $3 – 5 million + )
  •   Corporate Reporting of furnace performance, glass production, costs and energy consumption analyses
  •   Environmental Issues compliance responsibility for furnace air emissions (NOX, SOX & Particulate) and hazardous waste disposal of refractory flue debris
Federal Glass                                           19721977 Columbus, Ohio

Department Mgr., Glass Development & Furnaces Responsible for all glass production of soda-lime and boro-silicate tableware operations. Department consisted of 2 – Engineers, 3 – Supervisors, and 33 – Hourly employees. Activities included developing new glass colors into production, fuel substitutions, energy conservation, and cost reductions in raw material substitution programs.

Glass Containers Corp.                           1968 – 1972

Area Furnace Engineer – Corporate Staff support of 9 production plants for operational training and ” trouble shooting.”           Responsibility to Engineering for projection of furnace rebuild forecasts and inspection of construction for compliance with design specifications.

Anchor Hocking Glass Co.                     1965 – 1968

Joined immediately after college graduation and entered extensive training program for placement into their manufacturing division.  Responsible for start-up of new batching facility in Fla.  Two years as Department Head of Batch & Furnace in Calif.

                 Education & Professional

  • B. S. Ceramic Engineering , University of Illinois
  • Fellow – American Ceramic Society :
    –  ( 4 Technical papers )
    –  National Institute of Ceramic Engineers
    –  Past President – Ceramic Manufacturing Council
  • Glass Conference Advisory Board 1984 – 2009
    –   ( 17 papers presented )
  • Glass Packaging Institute ( Industry Trade Assn.)
  •      –  Chairman – Glass Firing Task Group 1981 – 1992
  • Member Society of Glass Technology
  • Phoenix Committee ( Chairman 1997 )