Antillon - Spanish Speaker - Reading, PA, USA

Luis Antillon

Reading, PA, USA


Spanish Speaker

Work History

Second Shift Production Supervisor

Fargo Assembly of PA

From April 2012

* Organize process, plant, materials.
* Meet and exceed customer and company's quality standards and production requirements.
* Learned the details about electrical harnesses used in Harley Davidson motorcycles and other equipment.
* Keep all personnel issues under control.
* Take charge of all personnel issues, including performance review.
* Train, assign and evaluate all new personnel.
* Keep a good line balance to optimize productivity.
* Provide adequate maintenance to all electronic and mechanical equipment.
* Work within the company's systems including Inventory Control, Information Technology Network and Kanban System.


Airtex Design Group

September 2011 - March 2012

* Organize process, plant, materials.
* Optimize resources utilization including labor, machinery and materials.
* Process improvement analysis, consulting and implementing.
* Costing, and analysis of new products.
* Process design for new products.

Costing Engineer

New Holland Lingerie, Inc

July 2008 - August 2011

* Product costing analysis and quotations.
* Engineering and business coordination with company's production facilities in Honduras and Nicaragua.
* Helped develop a labor cost forecast system by combining methods engineering techniques and mathematical models.
* Learned and applied a whole new costing computer program called Poly PM, which includes all materials, labor and expenses to have an accurate forecast and a well controlled profit margin in an increasingly tight and competitive apparel business.
* Coordination with management and engineering in the company's production facilities in Honduras and Nicaragua. Language issues are solved much easier now and I use my long years of experience to help younger management team run a smooth offshore operation.

Apparel Engineer

Perform Group, LLC

Up to March 2008

* Lead the change to an engineering-based manufacturing costing system: Developed a labor cost forecast system by combining methods engineering techniques and mathematical models.
* Developed a corporate evaluation measurement system(Vital Stats): Statistical measures on different areas of the company's performance. Put together a multi-level report to keep the strategic group informed about the company's critical issues.
* CAD design of equipment, layout, safety systems, etc.
* Utilized Corel Design program to work on plant layouts, workflow, safety areas, equipment design, etc.
* Analyze and optimize the vertical process from creation to production.
* Process Mapping of all areas from conception of a style to production.
* Evaluate and optimize a complex network of activities that lead to the manufacturing of a style
* Lead the change to an engineering-based quality system: Developed a computer statistical procedure to systematically report quality issues leading to problem solving action.
* Analyze and optimize the vertical process from creation to production.

Plant Manager

International Apparel Group

* Started the Nicaragua plant from scratch. Found location, established operation. Hired staff and plant personnel, opened bank accounts, conducted building renovation works.
* Fulfilled all government and legal requirements, acquired Free Zone status in an off-limits location, out of any industrial park.
* Started up operations within 3 months.
* Prior to plant start-up, worked in the Mexico plant, focused on quality and company procedures.

Corporate Contractor Manager

The Harwood Co

Costa Rica San José, C.R.
* Responsible for the coordination of contractor work, as follows: Fabric purchasing, shipping, trims allocation, product specifications, production planning and development, cost analysis, finished product shipments, payment and business control in general.
* Moved from corporate Engineering Manager to this newly open position. In charge of three factories in El Salvador, Honduras and Haiti.

Quality Assurance Manager

Nike Apparel

, Costa Rica San José, C.R.
* Responsible for the quality of shipments in 16 factories in 5 countries in Latin America: Peru, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Costa Rica. Focus on "correlation" or factory compliance to Nike's procedures. Product shipped all over the world.
* Managed 5 professionals: 1 lead auditor, 3 field auditors and 1 analyst.
* Trained candidates (factory employees) in our quality program, so the suppliers could be held accountable for their own quality.
* Nike as a customer does not take responsibility on inspecting goods that should be guaranteed by the manufacturer. Focus is placed in showing the supplier what the expectations are in terms of product specifications and inspection methods, so they can do the same. This is termed "correlation".
* Nike does not manufacture but buys from the factories if the quality of their product is good. Nike helps the manufacturer to develop their own internal quality control, within the correlation parameters.
* Nike needs to keep millions of units under control, within specifications of weight, measurements, composition, construction, stitching, cleanliness, embellishment, packing, etc.
* Product manufactured: Sports apparel - Polo and golf shirts, T-shirts, nylon and knit warm-ups, shorts, tennis skirts, golf pants, authentic and replica uniforms for MLS, NBA, College, etc.

Senior Engineer

Warnaco Sourcing, Inc

Puntarenas, C.R.
* Responsible for plant growth from zero to 600 operators.
* Start up styles, training methods, layout, design and implement incentive systems, production planning, warehouse systems, computer network installation, maintenance, and mechanic control. Successful in full implementation of operator team work groups (pool system).

Senior Engineer / Head Quality

Sara Lee Intimates

San José, C.R.

Qualifications & Certifications

Human Relations

Dale Carnegie Institute

Industrial Engineer


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