Senior Lab Manager
Direct all aspects of optical manufacturing, including; lab surfacing, finishing, engineering, facilities and maintenance. Responsible for leading a lab from startup mode by establishing and streamlining processes, developing high performing associates and leadership team, and creating a culture of quality, service, and drive for results.
- Received recognition for meeting or exceeding business goals and performance expectations while excelling in initiative, versatility and leadership.
- Led the lab installation of new products and services, including; multiple FreeForm digital surface designs, lens materials and coatings, and outsourcing production to China.
- Recommended and led the development, testing, and installation of improved AR coatings.
- Directed quality initiatives resulting in improvements in on time delivery from 90% to 99%, yield from 85% to 96%, and nearly 200% increase in productivity, while reducing production costs by 20%.
- Researched and recommended capital purchases which resulted in savings of over $500,000 while increasing productivity and reducing lead times.