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Larry Midla
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LARRY MIDLA Accomplishments Owner and Manager of Low Country Heat Treat – Started a commercial heat treat operation, installed equipment, attained ISO9001:2008 certification, CQI-9 certification, steadily grew sales to $1M in 2011. Metrics- Delivery to customers, 90% within two days. Quality - less than 0.5% scrap (5000 PPM). As plant manager of MascoTech/Metaldyne – sintered components and earlier at Getrag Precision Gear I led the effort to improve several key measures: Metrics MascoTech Getrag Improved on time delivery From 85% to 95% From 65% to 96% Safety – reduced lost time Reduced each by 50% Incidence reduced accidents and incidences from 14 to 7 Getrag Precision Gear – Led the employees through a transition from 100% Cummins owned gear cost center to a 50/50 joint venture with Getrag as the managing partner in 1995 – 1996. Managed the venture for the first year. Technical – presented a paper on gear distortion at the ASM, American Society for Metals, joint conference between ASM and AGMA in Indianapolis in 2009. Trainer/Developer Trained over 100 employees at two facilities in the ASM Heat Treating of Steel course 1979 – 1997. Trained and coached Green Belts to Six Sigma certification using improvement projects at the corporate headquarters of Johnson Johnson 2001 – 2004. Certification – Registered Professional Engineer PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Low Country Heat Treat – owner 2005 - present Johnson Johnson – Executive Director Process Excellence 2001 – 2004 Metaldyne – formerly MascoTech – Director of Manufacturing 1998 – 2001 Cummins Engine Company – Supervised Metallurgical lab, held several technical and engineering functions, plant manager 1977 – 1998 Caterpillar Tractor – Technical and Engineering functions, involving metallurgy, heat treatment, and fatigue testing 1970 - 1977

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  • Product Development

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