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Robert Khami


Katy, United States

Industry Category: Mechanical Contractors

Relocation Preferences: Open

Personal Website Link:: http://robertkhami.com Video URL Link: http://robertkhami.com Seeking a position as a: General Manager, Plant Manager with expanded role, Director of Operations, Vice President of Operations or similar positions including up to COO.

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2402 Monarch Terrace Dr.  Katy, TX  77494




Personal (248) 231-6737    








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2402 Monarch Terrace Dr. Katy, TX  77494    (248) 231-6737    rkhami[at]mich.com




Manufacturing, sales, marketing, finance, business process, engineering, and operations executive with extensive lean and six sigma skills that accelerate businesses with a sustainable team based culture capable of future growth.  Full P&L experience in plant operations, manufacturing, service, and rental businesses.  Proven ability to standardize processes, share best practices, increase market share, increase revenue, create new products, build brand image, and increase net profit.  Additional skills include: Safety, supply chain, environmental, DOT Regulations, CFR Compliance, quality, human resources, maintenance, and IT.   




Six Sigma & Lean Enterprise

   Six Sigma Certified/Lean Certified, TPS Methods

   DMAIC and DFSS Project Champion

   Certified Kaizen Sensei and led over 40 Kaizen Teams


Manufacturing and Quality

   Plastic and Metals, Automation & Assembly

   Machining, Fabrication & Tube Forming

   ISO9000, ISO 14001, QS9000, and TS16949 Experienced


Leadership and Teamwork

   Metric Driven / Hands on Management Style

   Manage, Improve, and Maintain Business Processes

   Collaborative Culture Creation with Trust & Verify




Finance, Business Strategy & Supply Chain

Process standardization and process development

EBITDA Growth and Supply Chain Optimization

Contract Negotiation and Vendor Consolidation


Sales, Marketing, and Engineering

Product Development and Manufacturing Launch

Inside / Outside Sales & Customer Interface

Brand Image Creation, Design to Cost / Value Engineering


Operations and Plant Management

$100 Million P&L General Manager - Sales Included

Marketing, Finance, HR, IT, Engineering, and Planning

Warehouse and Distribution Management



Lean Manager Certified (LMAC), Greenbelt Certified, Lean 6 Sigma Experienced, 6 Sigma experienced (DMAIC & DFSS)





Hoover Materials Handling Group, Inc. Houston, TX                                                                                       May 2009 May 2011

Chief Operations Officer (COO) P&L, Manufacturing, Engineering, Rental, HR, Customer Service, Operations, and Purchasing.

   Business Transformation $30M container manufacturer that primarily produces products for the Energy, Oil and Gas Industry.   Results:  Increased EBITDA at least 50% by aligning product pricing with an activity based cost model and increasing used product sale margins.  Added additional EBITDA thru increased parts and service revenue.  Trained sales associates in selling custom solutions at increased profit margins and standard products based on centerline designs. 

   Engineering, Product Development and Supply Chain Responsible for Engineering, ISO9000 Compliance, Inventory Management, vendor qualification and min/max system type of replenishment.  Results:  Streamlined engineering drawings by reducing complexity 25%.  Created two new tank concepts and submitted a patent application for a new tank design.  Increased inventory turns by 30%, purged 80% of slow moving inventory and reduced stock outages by at least 50%. 

   Rental, Technical Sales and Operations Assisted outside sales associates with custom client solutions.  Improved overall operations by adopting Lean Manufacturing Practices and KPI Metric Management(Standard Work, 5S, Kaizen, CEDAC, VSM, SDX, OEE, TPM, JIT and PDCA).  Results:  Awarded an approximately $500K technical sale from BP for a custom design solution for their Four Corners Territory.  Achieved a 30% reduction in overall fabrication & welding (TIG & MIG) operations and a 20% reduction in total product cost.  Reduced employee turnover by 50% thru an employee pay scale progression plan and recognition centric programs.  Applied consistent processes to both the Houston and Louisiana Branch.


Kaiser Aluminum:  Foothill Ranch, CA; Tulsa, OK; Richmond, VA                                                              2007 - May 2009

General Manager Kaiser Bellwood; Richmond VA Aluminum Casting, Tube Mill, and Extrusion Facility

   $100 Million P&L GM (Finance & Sales Strategy Included):  Responsible for 5 Extrusion Presses, 3 melting furnaces, 2 homogenization furnaces, 2 casting pits, 3 draw benches, 1 roll straightener, machine, & die shop.  Light assembly and manufacturing of Aluminum Drive Shafts for American Axle, Dana, and NEAPCO.   Hands on style manager, originally responsible for 200+ employees.  Results:  Successfully implemented a lean transformation in 6 months resulting in $10 Million annualized cost savings and a 50% improvement in EBITDA.  Improved productivity by 30%, delivery by 20% and quality by 25%.  Reduced TAKT time by 30% and improved overall raw material recovery by 10%. 



   Sales and Marketing:  Met with customers to win new business, increase market penetration, & strengthen brand image.  Managed inside sales and automotive sales to Tier 1 Suppliers.  Managed quotations and activity based costing.  Results:  Increased Automotive Sales Revenue by 150% by securing Toyota Truck Program & integrating light assembly.  Increased sales revenue overall by 30%, increased profit margins by 5-8%, and extended commitment on 50% of key contracts.

   Human Resources & Workforce:  Completed a 50% work force reduction (through WARN Notification) with United Steelworkers Union (USW), and the International Association of Machinists (IAM) consistent with the collective bargaining labor agreement.  Results:  0 safety incidents, 0 grievances and a 30% reduction in job classifications.

   Six Sigma and Lean:  Managed sales, purchasing, safety, HR, material control, operations, IT, Finance, maintenance and quality departments.  Results:  50% cost reduction in operations, engineering, and maintenance.  Reduced inventory by 30%, improved productivity (OEE) by 30% on key products, improved on-time delivery by 20%, and improved safety performance by 60% in 6 months.  Created a KanBan System for pull, flow, & perfection.  Implemented standard work, job safe practices, and quality procedures on 80% of all operations.  Implemented 5S on key assets and work areas. 

General Manager Kaiser Aluminum Plainfield IL - Warehouse and Distribution Center                            

    Customer Service: Related keyword: COO, Engineering, Manufacturing, sales, marketing, finance, business process, and operations


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