Operations Manager

Robert Wenglinski

4954 Shoreline Circle Sanford, Florida 32771

(h)407-878-6486 (m)407-607-4095


Plant Manager - Director of Operations




• 25 years experience in management for high profile organizations

• Multi plant demonstrated leadership experience

• Heavily involved with both Public Relations and liaison to community leadership

• Able to collaborate with “C” level professionals

• Subject Matter Expert (SME) for assessing plant operational performance

• Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously

• Proficient with Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement

• Focus on OSHA Standards and comply with requirements on a daily basis

• Capable of motivating others to achieve peak performance

• Strong analytical background with respect to databases, demographics, and trends

• Extensive manufacturing background across multiple platforms

• Capable of meeting or exceeding mandated budgets as provided by management

• Focus on taking issues and solving them prior to their escalation to the problem stage

• Proficiency in people development and “turn around” operations



The Coca-Cola Company

Atlanta, Georgia

12/1998 – Present

General Manager

The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, Georgia 11/2015 – 10/2016


•     Responsible for the single source Freestyle Platform business for the company which is transitioning our customers from Plastic to Paper Cartridges and a system savings of $2M

•     Facilitated change management process for the facility which on-boarded new leadership team that assessed current gaps and established routines that allowed for immediate improvements in line efficiency and yield loss of $1M through TPM and CI standardization

•     Standardized people training plan for the entire site allowing us to determine critical skill set gaps and develop solutions to address and improve performance in key areas such as maintenance and production

•     Developed 3 year plan to eliminate significant outsourcing spend and bring work into the facility by transitioning work to teams on site which improved engagement and reduced costs by over $500K in year one

•     Implemented financial cost center ownership among team that drove accountability to the supervisor and line operator level contributing towards significant savings and improved employee engagement

•     Realigned facility Safety program which resulted in a 50% improvement in OSHA recordable rates versus prior year

•     Successfully rolled out an employee engagement process for the site which included a 12 month calendar of facility engagement events as well as addressing work/life balance opportunities through improving work schedules


Plant Manager 03/2013 – 11/2015

Coca-Cola Refreshments, Orlando, Florida


•     Leveraged Six Sigma processes to ensure efficiency and yield deliverables by developing employee’s to lead critical work streams for the facility which resulted in a 15% improvement in line efficiencies

•     Integrated “Lean” management practices into the business plan to improve yield loss

•     Developed transformational leadership programs that moved ownership to the appropriate levels of the facility contributing towards over $1.5M in savings through CI

•     Integration of TPM into the plant by transitioning to an Autonomous Maintenance structure

    which maximized operational efficiency of equipment

•     Championed plant TPM cadence to ensure deliverables of all phases and gates

•     Accomplished lowest National pallet cost per case by developing a process that managed pallet returns within the system as well as creating an on-site rebuild process that drove out $850K in plant spend in one year

•     National Profit team leader standardizing savings initiatives and rolling out over 60 plants across the country contributing to over $1M in sustainable system savings

•     Managed the successful integration of ILBM through capturing system best practices and integrating these processes into the facility during the beginning stages of the project

•     Implemented a standardized training program that developed individual skill sets in all functional areas of the plant contributing towards significant improvements in operational performance


Plant General Manager 03/2011- 03/2013

Coca-Cola Refreshments, Apopka, Florida


•     Subject Matter Expert (SME) for assessing plant operational performance which deployed resources to address performance gaps in low performing plants contributing to multi-million dollar savings

•     Managed single source Juice Base Manufacturing supporting all North American operations

.   Platform team leader for National Profit Team which standardized work to address critical

    over spend opportunities in areas such as usage and labor resulting in $1M savings

.   Developed business strategy for “Make versus Buy” with company “Co-Pack” business

    and contributing to a 28% ROI by shifting production back into company sights

.   National Safety plant of the year among 60 plants

.   Sub-Region Profit team of the year among 15 plants

.   Integrated Regional best in class 5s program across entire sight that served as model plant

.   Delivered $300k in yield savings through educating employee’s and allowing them to

    control the process to drive improvement through a CI culture


Plant General Manager 03/2010 – 03/2011

Coca Cola Refreshments, Portland Oregon/Honolulu Hawaii

. Managed 2 plant operations simultaneously to include full P&L responsibility

. Developed support strategies for Bottlers in Maui which addressed critical quality gaps

. Implemented Total Productive Manufacturing (TPM) into both sites

. Integrated Leader Standard work within both facilities which developed our front line leaders in  

  areas such as understanding performance and leading improvement teams contributing towards  

  $250K in savings


Manufacturing Superintendent 01/2000 - 02/2010

Coca Cola North America, Paw Paw, Michigan


• Responsible for the Minute Maid Juice Brand portfolio within the facility

• Managed and developed a companywide matrix organization and cross “fertilization” team

• Provided leadership for 110 union operations, maintenance and management employees

• Monitored the annual production of 17 million cases of aseptic filled beverages

• Directed Supply planning area for the entire plant of over 500 employees

• Lead departmental efforts in the transition of Six Sigma within the operation

• Project Manager for “Leader Standard Work”, a process that defines roles and responsibilities of

  all leadership positions across manufacturing process

• Managed 5 multimillion dollar capital improvement projects at any given time


Production Supervisor 12/1998 – 01/2000

Coca Cola North America, Paw Paw, Michigan


• Oversaw shift operations of a department of 30 employees

• Directed team in the area of line efficiencies and product yields working with a budget of $60M


Kellogg Company

Battle Creek, Michigan

1988 – 1998

Business Unit Manager 1995 – 1998

• Lead a department of 250 exempt and non-exempt employees

• Directed transformational change of self directed employees


Production Supervisor 1988-1995

• Trained, supervised and evaluated staff, coached management improvement skills Managed

  shift production, safety and quality control processes of ready to eat cereal

• Accountable for activities and production of 100+ employees


Bachelor of Science in Business Management

Graduated Summa Cum Laude

La Salle University

Community Involvement

City of Portage Human Resource Board

MHSAA - Basketball official

Lake Forest Home Owners Association – Member of Enforcement Committee

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