Scott brings 25 years of manufacturing experience and leadership to TDO. As Plant Manager of Albany International in Homer, NY for 7 years Scott was not only able to keep the business viable, but thrive in the face of rapidly escalating raw material costs and stiff competition from overseas markets. Much of the improvements achieved, such as an operating income increase of 375% over 4 years, were the result of a successful Lean implementation and the development of a world class TWI program. The achievements from the TWI implementation were featured as a case study in Bob Wrona and Patrick Graupp’s book Implementing TWI: Creating and Managing a Skills Based Culture, published by Productivity Press in November 2010.
Scott began his career with Mobil Chemical as a project engineer responsible for large capital project installations. He also held positions as a Process Engineer, Maintenance Manager, Plant Superintendent and Plant Manager in his 13 year career with Mobil/Pactiv. Scott moved on to Huhtamaki Consumer Packaging in Fulton, NY and spent 5 years as Operations Manager. During his time there the business experienced significant expansion, successful negotiation of a four year union contract, and the beginning implementation of their Lean systems.
Scott has training in Six Sigma from the University Of Tennessee Knoxville, and earned a bachelor’s from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.