Sentry International Logistics Group - C&Z Services, LLC

Sentry International Logistics Group - C&Z Services, LLC Gqs Group LLC
Phone: (877) 571-2182 Sam

  Veteran / Minority Owned SMALL BUSINESS


Dave Berry


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Analytical, decisive, high-energy production operations professional with a 30+ year track record of experience, training and success in leading production and plant activities within civil service, defense and private sectors. Demonstrated ability to leverage knowledge, understanding, and training in a diverse range of management philosophies and principles to develop and implement measurable and actionable operational strategies that achieve revenue, cost, productivity and delivery goals. Energetic and inventive self-starter known for my innate ability to apply my deep understanding of manufacturing, production operations and facility management for providing solutions vital to cost reduction and bottom-line profit improvement. Exceptional communication skills with the ability to work with diverse groups and cultures while inspiring confidence at all levels.



Extensive experience with multiple management philosophies and practices including black-belt initiatives, the Toyota Management System (TMS), Kanban, Total Preventative Maintenance (TPM), CAPDCA, 5S, Kaizen, Danger forcasting (KYT), Consensus Management, and addressing Muda-(waste). Demonstrated management skills in building the foundations for a world-class companies, driving mutual respect through team-building and effective leadership.



Union Tank Car “UTLX”, Marion, Ohio 2014- to present

UTLX is a Marmon Group, Berkshire Hathaway Company Owned by Warren Buffet 
Union Tank Car Company or UTLX (their best known reporting mark) is a railway equipment leasing company (and car maintenance / manufacturing) headquartered in metro Chicago, Illinois. As the name says, they specialize in tank cars, and covered hopper cars. They have about over 100,000 cars in their fleet.

Supervisor of welding operations

Manage a fleet of repair specialists for ground up retrofit of railway cars that meet federal and fleet standards. This state-of-the-art, full service tank car repair shop with highly skilled technicians that can meet the demand of the required repair/ rebuild and then pass all of the federal testing while maintaining the required certifications.

Lockheed Martin Defense IS&GS, Camp Zormat, Afghanistan 2010-2013                                                               

Lockheed Martin Defense IS&GS is an American global Aerospace manufacturer, military defense, and advanced Technology Company with worldwide interests. Persistent Threat Detection System, or PTDS, is a large aerostat tethered to a mooring platform, which is accompanied by a Ground Control Station, or GCS. The system is equipped with both visual and audio surveillance technology.

Persistent Threat Detection Systems Sr Field Engineer
Secret Security Clearance
Solutions-focused, diligent self-starter acting as a contributor towards Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance. Sr. Field Engineer with management expertise supporting a progressive organization in optimizing performance. Calm demeanor in the face of difficulties; ability to manage multiple projects while working under pressure in fast-paced environments. Reputation for integrity, perseverance, and work ethic. Motivates and energizes diverse cross-functional teams as a key resource, critical thinker and out-of-the-box problem solver, with the philosophy of leading by example.
Deployed to Bagram Air Force Base, Camp Zormat and other sites in Afghanistan.
C4ISR- PTDS Sr. Field Engineer with Lockheed Martin as on-site representative to US Army Tactical Operation Center (TOC)
Maintain full accountability for handling all aspects of day-to-day surveillance and intelligence activities in support of organizational goals. Apply strategic planning, prioritization, and project management skills toward consistently achieving critical deadlines.  Deliver exceptional aerostat flight/operational support and maintenance for MX-20 aerostat mounted cameras, further illustrating exceptional technical skills.  Perform all facets of technical assessments of product operation, hydraulics, electrical, fiber optics, mechanical, and implementation of modifications.

Contribute problem solving and critical thinking abilities in troubleshooting technical product problems. 

Diligently perform all phases of technical training and product briefing to customers and third party vendors.

Execute comprehensive O&M on MrP806B and Caterpillar 80KW diesel generator sets, forklifts, and high lifts.

Successfully prepare and present recommendations involving enhancement to products, based on customer requirements.


AECOM/GSS LTD, Camp Taji National Depot, Iraq      2008-2010

AECOM Technology Corporation provides professional technical and management support services to government and commercial clients worldwide.

DOD Army Contractor Sr. Process Engineering

Conducted studies of shop operations and flow process; prepared shop workflow design and layouts, coordinating projects with installation, quality, and production management teams for startup of a working maintenance/rebuild Army depot. Addressed and evaluated project plans for buildings; facilities and training based upon known and projected maintenance workloads.

Provided training support for shop management both American and Iraqi.

Conducted modernization studies to evaluation solutions for increasing productivity, shortened response times, reduced costs, and improved quality.

Defined requirements for production equipment, tool sets, and jigs based upon analysis of workload demand.

Improved processes efficiencies with the implementation of new production systems and the adoption of special test equipment requirements.


HONEYWELL INC., Fostoria, OH        2006-2008

Honeywell manufactures the Autolite Spark Plugs for: GM, Ford, racing, aircraft and the aftermarket business. Honeywell is QS9000/ISO 14001/TS16949 certified and a UAW union environment.

Management Contractor

Management contractor providing leadership and direction in the development of production Kaizen activities that target production line improvements; used Kaizen teams as a means for continuous improvement in the implementation of employee and management training programs.

Collaborated with production management and engineering operations to establish the best machine layout for conveyance and to identify lean, non-value added waste.

Facilitated black-belt projects in alignment with company timelines and scope of work.

Supervised line personal


DTR INDUSTRIES INC., Bluffton, OH          1995-2006

DTR Industries, Inc. manufactures rubber and plastics products for the automotive industry. DTR Industries, Inc. was founded in 1988 and operates as a subsidiary of Tokai Rubber Industries Ltd.

Plant Supervisor

Directed the daily plant operations in the supervision, planning and coordination of manufacturing activities within all departments to ensure safety, quality, cost, production, delivery, human relations, and customer satisfactions standards are met.

Provided for the utilization of proven management tools including mutual respect, Kaizen, CA-PDCA, 3I & 3A, KYT, T.P.M., 5S, kanban, consensus management, and the elimination of muda (waste).

Ensured the continuous implementation of DTR philosophies in conjunction with the Toyota production system.

Analyzed and presented monthly manpower, sales, scrap, overtime, and countermeasure reports to staff and management.

Conducted first line management training, evaluation and certification.



General Dynamics Corporation provides business aviation, combat vehicles, weapons systems, munitions, shipbuilding design/construction, and information system technologies with services worldwide.

General Manager

Supervised the manufacturing operations with direct responsibility for managing a staff of twelve first-line Supervisors in three departments and 160 welders, machinists, crane operators, and assemblers in a unionized environment.

Held U.S. Government secret clearance.

Assured all dimensional and weld tolerances conformed to military specifications; maintained all necessary weld certifications.

Interfaced with Production/Quality Managers, Engineers, Foreman and maintenance for continuous improvements, manpower planning, and preventive maintenance.

Assisted in the planning of the original Process Action Team and the Employee Involvement teams.


Training and professional development
Gov. - Welding Certifications
GDLS - 80 Hr. Management Training Program
GDLS- Industrial Ergonomics
DTR- Hazardous Waste/Spill Response
DTR- Lock-out/Tag-out
Honda - Effective Communications Skills
Toyota- Toyota Production Systems
LMI- Effective Supervisory Management
IQI - Top Management SPC
Cincinnati Milacron- T3 Industrial Robot; Operations/Programming
LM- Aerostat operations
Yuma Proving Grounds- Launch and recovery Of aerostat
Yuma Proving Grounds- Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance with PTDS systems
Ft Benning- Visual indicators of an improvised explosive device (IED)
Ft Benning- Combat first aid and survival in a hostage scenario
GDLS- Interpersonal Problem Solving Skills
GDLS- Supervisor Safety Training
GDLS- Today’s OSHA
GDLS- Welding Certification
DTR- Tek Grad
DTR- Quality Skills
Honda - Front Line Leadership
Honda - Coaching & Counseling
International ISO Group - ISO QS9000 Internal Auditor
Rhodes State College - Business Management, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
LM- MX-20 aerostat mounted cameras
Yuma Proving Grounds- Splicing fiber optics and electric companies for I-splice on aerostat
Yuma Proving Grounds- Operation maintenance on MrP806B and Caterpillar 80KW diesel generator, forklifts, and high lifts

David M. Berry