Regional Vice President

864-551-0924 | acrider@scmep.org | linkedin

What makes me tick? Taking all of the moving parts of a manufacturing company and piecing them together through a lean philosophy that results in operational improvement, streamlined processes and increased profitability.

With more than 30+ years of experience in manufacturing environments, I bring a unique perspective to my clients. From lean transformations, business re-engineering, merger & acquisition turnarounds, to repositioning projects for manufacturing plants both domestically and internationally—I have seen a lot that allows me to be a resource for companies at many levels.

Coupling my experience with the credibility of South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP), let’s me help manufacturing companies by asking the questions needed to rapidly analyze a business, and then produce viable strategic and tactical recommendations that will ultimately provide the improvements the client wants.

Specialties:

Strategic Planning | Engineering, Quality + Plant Management | Operational Streamlining | Lean Deployment | P&L Operations Leadership | M&A Turnaround | Supply Chain Development | Executive B2B Sales | Continuous Improvement | Customer Relations Resource Allocation | Inventory Management | Budgets and Financial Management | Project Management | Manufacturing Operations Analysis | Customized Recommendations Based on Client’s Needs | Project Management | Business Valuations | Access & Relationships with State and Federal Government Agencies 

Industry & Manufacturing Experience: Aerospace | Automotive | Precision Industrial Products | Powered Lawn & Garden | Builder’s Hardware | Clean-Room Filtration | Highly-Engineer Products | Stamping | Precision Machining | Fabrication | Plastics | Welding | Complex Assembly | Painting | Plating

Education and Certifications

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina Honors College, Columbia, SC
  • ISO 9001 Lead Assessor, SGS
  • SPS Facilitator, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
  • Quality Circle Facilitator, ASQ
  • MTM 3 Blue Card, MTM Association
  • Family Business Planning Advocate Program, Galliard Family Business Advisor Institute
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