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Relume Technologies Names Bailey Manufacturing Manager: Oxford-based Relume Technologies, a manufacturer of light-emitting diode products and smart grid control systems for outdoor lighting applications, has named Jason Bailey as manufacturing manager, reporting to Mark Tuttle, COO and CFO. Bailey will be responsible for managing Relume’s manufacturing operations, including fabrication, population, assembly, and shipping and receiving.  In addition, he will introduce and implement lean manufacturing principles and tools to reduce cost, increase productivity, and improve quality throughout the operation. Bailey joins Relume from United Solar Ovonic, a manufacturer of solar panels, where he served as project manager, as well as the company’s operations and continuous improvement manager. In these roles, Bailey led a team of 12 supervisors and facilitators in production operations and he trained associates in the utilization of lean manufacturing tools, executing several Kaizen events (5S, standard work, and value stream mapping) to reduce material movement and increase throughput, balance workloads, and reduce labor costs. He was also responsible for managing the plant launch at United Solar’s Ontario Step 3 assembly facility, and establishing and managing a multi-million dollar capital expenditure budget for machinery moves, facility upgrade, and product launch. Bailey began his career at General Motors, where he served as an industrial engineer and manufacturing advisor. In these roles, he implemented lean manufacturing strategies to reduce costs, reduce downtime, and improve productivity. In addition, he implemented standard work to eliminate waste in assembly operations. He went on to join American Axle as an industrial engineer and was promoted to the position of general foreman/productivity manager, where he completed current and future value stream maps for a 1.1 million-square-foot facility, supervised teams in implementing lean initiatives, and implemented material systems to significantly reduce assembly line inventory. A native of Ortonville, Bailey has a bachelor of science degree in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan. More at www.relume.com.

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