Plant Manager – New Holland, PA
Timothy ( Tim ) J Smith currently serves as the Plant Manager at the CNH Industrial plant in New Holland, Pennsylvania. He has been with CNH Industrial for 16 years.
Tim came to CNHi from the English automotive company Unipart where he served as Supply Chain Quality Engineer supporting Daimler Benz plants across Germany. Unipart was recognized as a global leader in lean manufacturing and was the case study company for the globally acclaimed publication The Machine That Changed The World by Womack and Jones. While with Unipart Tim gained several industrial certifications including; Black-Belt Six Sigma certification, certified auditor of the German Automotive Quality Standard VDA6.3 along with ISO 9000 lead auditor certification. Tim then later served as the lead Quality Engineer on the Toyota Corolla transition launch and was trained in the Toyota Manufacturing System ( TMS ) at the Toyota Burnaston plant in the UK.
Since joining CNHi in 2003, Tim first served as the Quality Manager ( 2003 – 2005 ) for the New Holland Plant in Pennsylvania. He then assumed responsibility as a Business Unit Manager of various business units within the same facility ( 2006 – 2013 ). In 2013, Tim transitioned to a plant wide role to lead the deployment of World Class Manufacturing ( WCM ) before finally transitioning into his current role of Plant Manager in 2015.
As Plant Manager, Tim has full operational responsibility for all 550 employees and is accountable for the P+L spend of $68M budget. The Plant proudly produces from raw steel, thirteen different Hay and Forage products which ship globally to over 40 different countries.
During his time as plant manager, Tim has led the plant to Bronze certification WCM, achieved ISO14000 Environment certification and is proud to have achieved 100% recycled waste for three years in a row. The Plant has achieved 2M hours without a lost time accident and is the second safest plant in the CNH NAFTA family of plants.
He has responsibility for Safety, Quality, Production, Engineering and Production planning with dotted line responsibilities for Finance and Human Resources.
He studied for two years at Brunnel University in London and holds a Foundations of Engineer Certification. He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of London in Mechanic Engineering with a secondary discipline in Management. He is currently working on his Masters.
Outside of work, Tim has demonstrated his commitment to the Lancaster community with various IMPACT day activities, deploying over 200 employees to a voluntary activity to make a step change in multiple community projects. Internationally, he has completed over thirty missions trips to various under developed countries in conjunction with his local church.
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