Mary Girard – Auditing and Management – Sioux City, IA

Mary Girard

2215 West Second St, Sioux City, IA •


~ A Practical Thinker Who Pioneers Manufacturing Programs Enhancing Revenue Growth and Profitability while Creating Employee-Friendly, Safe, Quality Focused, and Productive Work Environments ~

Personable, Analytical, and Cost-Conscious Quality Systems Executive offering broad-based experience providing excellence in quality management. Broad expertise creating innovative programs, developing and delivering leading-edge training programs and implementing Lean Manufacturing principals for high-growth organizations. Executes and communicates clear plans, which drive workforce motivation and employee allegiance to meet the company’s business goals. In-depth knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources.

Core Competencies

  • Developing Operating Policies/Instructions
  • Ensuring Compliance with State/Federal Laws
  • Developing Quality Systems / Document Control / Auditing
  • Proficient in Excel, MiniTab, Power Point, and others
  • Spearheading Key Projects, Initiatives and Rollouts
  • Leadership for Strategic Planning
  • 36 years working in the PET Industry
  • SQF 2000 revision 7.2
  • Providing Employee Training and Support

Notable Career Highlights

  • Launching a Quality Management System for the Eco Groupe which reduced customer complaints by greater than 15%
  • Instrumental in launching the qualification protocol for new molds, and forming the protocols for performing DOE’s for quality issues
  • Consistent, successful development and implementations of Quality Management Systems and subsequent industry certifications for over 22 years

Professional Experience

Senior Quality Systems Manager                                                                                                      


Amcor Rigid Plastics. Manchester, Mi

  • Established Supplier Quality Management System; auditing, scorecard development/tracking; claim department; submission, and review.
  • Proficient in all administrative procedures and systems such as managing specifications and records, designing forms, and other company procedures and policies.Controls emergency/crisis management plans, business continuity testing, document control, and business analysis charting.

DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL RESOURCES AND QUALITY CONTROL                                                 2008-2015

The Eco-Groupe, Inc. Dayton, Ohio

~ A world class designer and manufacturer of preforms and molds throughout North America. ~

Manufacturing and Quality leader with 22 years of experience in Quality, Operations, Program Development, Project Management and Lean Manufacturing.  Proven success utilizing methodical techniques for problem solving, quality control and assurance delivering results under a high-pressure environment with tight deadlines.

  • Instrumental in establishing true Statistical Process Control for key processing parameters
  • Established control plans for the inspections of production to a predetermined PPM level
  • Launched the Vision Inspection Systems (Intravis); greater quality control of production
  • Responsible for all document control; ISO compliant standards for all the Eco Groupe facilities
  • Develop training and internal auditing programs on quality concepts such as GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices); SQF 2000 (Safe Quality Food); ISO-compliant internal auditing; root cause analysis and core competencies. Monitors and reviews information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.

employment history

INDEPENDENT QUALITY AND SYSTEMS CONSULTANT                                                            2004 –2007          

Girard Quality

  • Auditing of each supplier’s complete Quality Management System for Pepsi
  • Compiling the comprehensive reports for each audit
  • Assisting in the Monthly Quality reviews for Pepsi’s Procurement Department with their suppliers


Training / Qualifications

  • 36 years working in the Manufacturing Industry
  • Root Cause Analysis and Problem-Solving;
  • Corporate Standard Operating Procedures;
  • GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices);
  • Quality Manual /Quality Orientation;
  • Document Control and Records Management;
  • Evaluation Process;
  • Program Change Process Improvement;
  • Strategic Business Process Improvement;