Kevin Desrosiers has over 40 years’ experience in maintenance, engineering, and operations. He has experience in strategic planning, benchmarking, budgeting, regulatory compliance, process reengineering, and recruiting and managing high performance teams. Kevin has implemented World Class Production and Maintenance strategies and KPIs, increasing equipment efficiency and reducing labor costs.
Prior to his work at ProAction, Kevin has worked at Anheuser-Busch Incorporated. He started as plant engineer and progressed to maintenance supervisor, maintenance superintendent, engineering manager, corporate support, and then manager overseeing operations in multiple plants. As Manager of Operations, he was responsible for budgets, throughput, KPI’s, and overseeing production and maintenance at 6 breweries. He established the maintenance template for their global roll out of SAP. As an Engineer, Kevin utilized Six Sigma principles to develop a detailed standardized preventive maintenance program for critical equipment which is used corporate wide. The implementation of this program and audit process reduced maintenance labor hours by 20% and unplanned work by 70%. Kevin served as corporate subject matter expert (SME) to resolve technical and operational issues for bottle fillers, crowners, cappers, and rinsers.
Kevin has developed and tracked yearly expenses and capital budgets, managed maintenance planning, and led the initial implementation of SAP PM. He has been in charge of the activities of 15 supervisors and 90 union employees, coordinating with Corporate Engineering and Operations on a warehouse modernization project which resulted in the brewery having the lowest cost warehouse in the system. Direct loading increased from 18% to over 50%, generating considerable labor savings. He has supervised union electricians and machinists in breakdown, preventive, and predictive maintenance of high speed packaging equipment and has been responsible for equipment modifications, and establishing spare part inventories.
Kevin has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Washington University (St. Louis, Missouri). He has been awarded Toastmasters International (Distinguished Toastmaster, Area Governor (2003 – 2004), Division Governor (2004 – 2005), Division Governor of the Year (2004 – 2005), Anheuser-Busch Toastmaster of the Year (2006), District 8 Toastmaster of the Year (2006 – 2007), District 8 Toastmasters Evaluation Champion (2008 and 2011).