Project Manager, Technical Sales. Sales Engineer

Project Manager


Lindsay B. Holt

234 Fernwood Ave. ï‚Ÿ Davenport ï‚Ÿ Iowa, 52803, USA ï‚Ÿ (563) 359-6322





R.A Jones, Davenport, Iowa 1996 – 2013

A global company with ten manufacturing plants and several sales and service companies worldwide, develops, manufactures and sells both individual machines as well as complete packaging lines for the dairy, food, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals industries.  R.A Jones & Co. has revenues of over USD 200 million (approx. Euro 160 million), two US based sites in Davenport, Iowa and Covington, Kentucky, over 550 employees and more than 70 patents worldwide. R.A Jones & Co. is the leading North American player in Food and Consumer Goods packaging machinery, through its seven brands: Jones (pouch filling and cartoning), KartridgPak (Chub Packaging), Autoprod and Holmatic (Cup filling and sealing), Aerofill (Aerosol machinery), Dawson (bottle filling) and Map Systems (patented solutions for improving product shelf life).

Project Manager (2011 – 2013) 

Project Management: Manager of customer order, from order acknowledgement through final customer commissioning and payment.  Directed the order team resources in achieving the most cost effective solution and delivery of orders within the defined scope and schedule.  Protected and enhanced the projected margin.

Managed compliance of project for all levels of internal and external teams

Provided technical management and guidance for all project issues

Certified in Project Management

Certified in safety requirements for CE declaration (conformity for European export) and international safety symbols

Developed and maintained required plans and procedures

Company representative during customer inspections and factory authorized testing

Developed and implemented action plans for customer approval of industrial machinery and improved internal processes

Managed outside consultants, contractors and vendors

Project leader for compliance of customer specification requirements

Created and executed project work plans and revised as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements with emphasis on bringing immediate closure to open items

Proficient in Microsoft Office Project.

Provided support to other regional business operating units

Participated in corporate ISO compliance and audits

Minimized exposure and risk on projects, enforced project standards

Communicated effectively with customer to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions.  Continually sought opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and strengthen relationship.  Quoted changes to project scope and made revisions to orders.

Strong interpersonal skills; excellent written and oral communications skills; able to interact with all levels of employees, management, and external customers

Technical knowledge of packaging equipment/capital equipment


Aftermarket Technical Manager (2001 – 2011)

Defined, quoted and managed packaging machinery, change parts, upgrades and problem resolution

Managed all project communications to internal team and customer

Defined and managed research and development of engineering design solutions for customer problems

Tracked customer projects from initial order through engineering, manufacturing and assembly

Reviewed final inspection of machinery to ensure product quality and function before shipment

Increased profitability by over 30%

Traveled for field surveys, domestic and global 

Inspected packaging machinery for rebuilds, change parts, upgrades and problem resolution


Product Engineer (1996 – 2001)

Designed process and packaging machinery

Mechanical and ergonomic design of parts, assemblies, and machines

Considered cost, producibility, quality, performance, reliability, serviceability, and user features

Contributed to the success of the business of the organization to offer the product to market

Designed, developed and transitioned to the manufacture of the product



Beehive Machinery, Sandy, Utah   1986 – 1996

Design Engineer (1991 – 1996), Design Drafter (1986 – 1991)

Mechanical engineering design of food processing equipment

Design lead on new products

Patent holder in machine design

Certified in CE, Conformity for European Export of machinery


University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Mechanical Engineering


Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, Utah

Computer Aided Drafting & Design


  • ID#: 67224
  • Location: Davenport, IA , 52803

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