Hi, I'm Don Kimble and I'm currently employed by Brown Industries Samples Division
Don Kimble is an accomplished multitasking Manager with a passion for increased efficiency and productivity. Stellar background in improving quality, processes and productivity, instituting new systems and decreasing costs. Expert knowledge of offset production process and experience in digital technology migrations. Strong customer and employee management skills and relationship building experience. Has demonstrated success at communicating across a variety of audiences, including customers, management, sales and technical staff. Known for adding value in each company throughout his career. Don Kimble consistently focuses on how to creatively contribute to the corporate goals and provide more to a customer than is expected.
Don Kimble's Background
Don Kimble's Experience
Estimator at AGS Custom Graphics
August 2012 - October 2012 | Macedonia, OH
Temp: Hired to fill in while regular employee was out on medical leave. Estimated job costs using PSI software.
Production Manager at PrintingCenterUSA
2011 - December 2011
In charge of all production from Estimating through Shipping with a focus on reducing waste and increasing productivity throughout all departments.
Benefits Consultant at American Business Benefit Association
August 2010 - 2011
Health/Life Insurance Agent: Fulfilling insurance and insurance supplement needs to the self-employed, individuals and families, via company supplied and self generated leads through Networking and Referrals.
Printing Estimator at Graphics 2
March 2008 - October 2009
Rebuilt Print Management System database and estimated job costs for Sales team quickly and accurately from my home office in Colorado for this company in Fort Worth, TX. (Contract Work)
Owner at Indoor Solutions
July 2004 - July 2008
Helping people find solutions for issues related to indoor air pollution and water quality.
NORMI Certified Mold Inspector, 2007
Ecoquest Certified IAQ Specialist 2007
Plant Manager at Graphic Converting, Ltd.
December 2007 - March 2008
Oversight of all production including but not limited to: Quality Control; Scheduling; Leading daily production meetings; Resolving Employee Issues; Hiring, Firing, Training; Establishing new Maintenance and Safety Protocols.
Manager at United Group Printing
March 1997 - September 2006 | Dallas, TX
Estimating Manager: Purchased new Print Management Software â built and maintained data base to improve accuracy and efficiency for all manufacturing areas
Order Entry: Quickly converted estimates to orders with all necessary information pertinent to each particular job to facilitate accurate and expedient production
Scheduling: Assigned work flow for production departments; Outsourced work when needed, negotiating best possible prices
Paper Buyer: Immediately reduced the cost of primary supplies by over 20%, by creating a more competitive field of vendors while maintaining strong, ethical relationships
Pre-press Manager: Oversight of personnel and their individual tasks, performance reviews, purchase of supplies, responsible for keeping technology up to date with customer demands
Invoicing: Prepare and print all customer invoices after ensuring all costs and change orders accounted for
Customer Service: Worked with or on behalf of customers to produce a quality product in a timely manner
Employee and Environmental Safety: In charge of employee safety and compliance with local and state environmental codes
Shift Supervisor/Estimating Manager at Modern Graphic Arts
December 1988 - April 1996 | St. Petersburg, FL
â Plant 2nd shift supervisor for all departments 3-11pm - Responsible for rule outâs, quality and production control, press approvals for three heat-set web presses with in-line finishing, gluing, folding and rotary die-cutting; hiring part time staff as needed on special jobs for press and bindery departments. Sent to other printing facilities to hire and oversee temporary employees on special projects
Filled in as interim Bindery Manager for 6 months to resolve production and personnel issues
Estimating Manager - Implemented software program to improve productivity by over 100 %; reviewed costs semi-annually, made necessary adjustments and advised manufacturing as to issues
In charge of Paper Purchasing. Incorporated new inventory procedures, substantially reduced excess inventory and related costs
Estimating Specialist at Hennegan
January 2013 - Present | Florence, KY
Scheduler/Expediter at Brown Industries
May 2015 - Present | Dalton, GA
Don Kimble's Education
West Virginia Northern CC
West Virginia University
Don Kimble's Interests & Activities
Don Kimble enjoys landscape photography, hiking and fly fishing in his spare time.