Profile

Summary

An accomplished Senior Mechanical Engineer with extensive expertise in the manufacturing industry. Optimized production performance in several factories by introduction of Lean Manufacturing, increased competitiveness and expanded product portfolios through technology transfer.

Proficient at full project management and production management with reputation for leading international teams towards peak performance at highest safety and quality standards.

Details

Email: chris@stoltefx.com

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/chris-stolte

Address: Motorcity, Dubai

Nationality: Germany

Birth Date: 21 Sep 1979 (Age: 38)

Marital Status: Married

Gender: Male

Languages: English and German

Education

Leibniz University
2007 – Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering
2004 – Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Hannover, Germany | www.uni-hannover.de

 
1st Armored Infantry Regiment, German Army
1999-2000 – Lance Corporal , Vehicle Maintenance Unit

Hildesheim, Germany

Training

2017: Full Stack Web Development

2016: Programming in Python

2014: Technical & Fundamental Analysis

2012: Economics & Accounting

2010: QMS - ISO 9001:2008

2008: Lean Six Sigma

2007: Project Management

2007: Parametric Design in Catia V5

2006: CAD / CAM in Siemens NX

2005: Time and Self-Management

Key Skills

 

Production: Production Management, Plant Management, Production Methodologies, Factory Design, Commissioning

Project: Project Management, Negotiation, Scheduling, Contract Management, Cost Control

Planning: Master Scheduling, Bill of Materials, MRP I & II, ERP

People Management: Leadership, Team Building, Communication, Training, Performance Measurement, Evaluation

Lean Management: Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, 5S, TQM, TPS, Kaizen, Kanban, Process Improvement, Value Stream Mapping

Health and Safety: Risk Assessments, Safety Documentation, Safety Training, Accident Prevention, Ergonomics

Logistics: Supply Chain, Inventory Control, Outsourcing

Maintenance: Preventative Maintenance, Machine Downtime Prevention, Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE)

Finance: Budgeting, Reporting on Key Figures, Cost Reduction

Product Design: CAD, CAM, GD&T, Parametric Design, Technical Drawings, Tools and machinery design

Quality: Quality Control, Best Practises, ISO 9001, Total Quality Management (TQM)

Career

 
S&H Solutions LLC

January 2016 - Present

Project Consultancy: Lean Manufacturing, Production/Operations Management, Factory Design

Project Consultancy work for startup and established manufacturing businesses in the areas of Lean Manufacturing, Production/Operations Management, Factory Design.

Services / Projects:

  • Lean Manufacturing workshops, achieving high impact and sustainability of performance improvements
  • Factory layout design, technology research, installation and commissioning of machinery and equipment
  • Training of staff, developing and writing work instructions and quality check procedures
  • Feasibility studies, risk assessments, process commissioning and qualification

Dubai, UAE

StolteFX Technologies

August 2013 - Present

Trading Business

Trader

Highlights:

  • Developed and programmed a proprietary trading algorithm for automated intraday trading operations

Key Responsibilities:

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  • Application of risk management, frequent portfolio reviews, daily chart analysis and forecasting
  • Client acquisition, client relationship management and application of various marketing strategies

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Dubai, UAE

Burkan Munitions Systems LLC

May 2010 - July 2013

Plant Manager

Started out managing existing production lines while building and installing a new production plant which then became my sole responsibility

Highlights:

  • Managed an international workforce of 20+ people in a 3600 m² production facility which produced and delivered $2,5 million worth of product to the client annually
  • Reduced cycle time of bottle neck process by 70%, increasing production levels by three-fold

Key Responsibilities:

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  • Implementing and managing health, safety, environment & quality (HSEQ) for assembly and chemical processing plant
  • Researched and purchased more than $150K in machinery including water treatment system, demineralization plant and cranes
  • Promoting lean manufacturing practices to eliminate waste and non-value-added time
  • Conducting training and performance evaluation of workforce
  • Laying groundwork for introduction of MRP and master planning module into existing ERP system
  • Organizing routine maintenance of production equipment.
  • Reporting relevant production data like budget, manpower requirements, performance, consumption and reject rate
  • Design of tools, machines and equipment
  • Drafting production plans, calculating material and component consumption and balancing inventory
  • Writing standard operating procedures, work instructions and quality check procedures
  • Maintaining a store for hazardous material and organizing the removal of solid and liquid waste according to local laws

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Abu Dhabi, UAE | www.burkan.ae

Burkan Munitions Systems LLC

May 2010 - January 2012

Project Manager

An international technology transfer project assignment to build production capability and increase competitiveness of the product portfolio

Highlights:

  • Successfully added a high-value product to the company portfolio within the given time and budget constraints
  • Achieved project cost reduction of $1.2 million by effective utilization of pre-existing equipment and facilities

Key Responsibilities:

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  • Compiling detailed project plan for technology transfer and product introduction process
  • Reporting project mile stones, budget and labour requirements to management
  • Managing a project team across several departments (contract management, purchasing department, production, quality management, document control)
  • Selecting best-fit technology partner, supporting contract management at design of technology transfer contract
  • Managing two different technology partners simultaneously (Italy, South-Africa)
  • Defining requirements and functional specifications for the machinery
  • Machine design reviews, factory acceptance tests, machine installation and commissioning
  • Introducing the product according to industry standard procedures, conducting process qualification, risk assessments and aligning product specifications with customer requirements
  • Managing all product related documentation like technical drawings, process descriptions, standard operating procedures, work instructions and quality check sheets in document control system

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Abu Dhabi, UAE | www.burkan.ae

Rheinmetall Weapon Ammunition GmbH

January 2009 - April 2010

Project Manager

My first international project assignment in the USA for a sister company – American Rheinmetall Munitions (ARM)

Highlights:

  • Successfully ramped up a production facility for 40mm infantry ammunition
  • Composed quality management system as preparation for the ISO9001:2008 certification

Key Responsibilities:

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  • Factory layout design; definition of workflow and material flow according to HSEQ standards
  • Coordinating the testing and shipping of mission critical assembly components
  • Defining, visualizing and formalizing business processes as part of the Quality Management System (QMS)

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Unterluess, Germany | www.rheinmetall-defence.com

Rheinmetall Weapon Ammunition GmbH

November 2007 - December 2008

Lean Manager

Hired into a Young Manager Program (YMP), I was tasked with a Lean Management Program for the Unterluess manufacturing plant

Highlights:

  • Trained and educated 250 employees on the principles of Lean Management / Six Sigma / Kaizen
  • Developed a lasting Lean Manufacturing culture supported by key players within the workforce
  • Improved production performance in multiple manufacturing units by an average of 30%

Key Responsibilities:

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  • Planning and running workshops with presentation of performance results to top management
  • Organizing seminars and teaching the basics of Lean Management and the Kaizen philosophy
  • Frequent check-ups in manufacturing units to ensure that established improvements are being sustained

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Unterluess, Germany | www.rheinmetall-defence.com

IBK Ingenieurconsult für Maschinenbau GmbH

April 2006 - October 2007

Junior Planning Engineer

Highlights:

  • Complete design, draft and 3D visualization of tailgate assembly plant for Volkswagen Polo (VW250)

Key Responsibilities:

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  • Planning and designing manufacturing lines for auto body parts within specifications of cycle time
  • Simulating movement and operation of industrial robots
  • Design study and 3D visualization of manufacturing flow lines for Airbus planes

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Hannover, Germany | www.ibk-hannover.de

IMKT – Institute for Machine Design and Tribology

May 2002 - December 2005

Teacher and Tutor

Highlights:

  • Taught a total of 300 students the practical use of 3D and 2D CAD-Software, the creation of technical drawings including geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) and the design of machines and gearboxes

Key Responsibilities:

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  • Organizing CAD courses and grading exams
  • Supervising design projects and certifying machine drawings and calculations
  • Visualizing and upgrading a test stand for gearbox synchronizations as part of a research project

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Hannover, Germany | https://www.imkt.uni-hannover.de

Software Skills

ERP/MRP: SAP ERP, Microsoft Dynamics AX

CAD/CAM: Solidworks, Catia, NX, AutoCAD, ME10, Rhino, 3D Studio

General: MS Project, MS Office, MS Visio, MS Excel

Programming: C, C++, Python, VBA, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, MQL4

Milestones

 
Factory design and Project Management

Managed an international technology transfer project with a contract value of $5 million. Designed and commissioned a 3600m² production plant, produced and delivered $2.5 million worth of product to the client annually. Improved production performance three-fold by promoting lean manufacturing principles.

Production Ramp-up

Factory design for a new factory in the USA; stabilized the supply chain of mission critical manufacturing components and laid groundwork for ISO9001 certification.

Lean Management Program

Trained the 250-people workforce of an ammunition factory on lean management principles like 5S, Kaizen, Six Sigma and Total Quality Management (TQM); organized and led 12 lean management workshops in several production units improving performance by an average of 30%.