Copper, Nickel, Chrome Plating Consultant Classifieds

Plating & Metal Finishing

Consulting Services Available


Chrome Plating Aluminum Wheels, Electroless Nickel, Zinc Plating,
Acid Copper Plating, Nickel Plating And Autophoretic Coatings


Gary Smith

Experience: Chrome Plating Aluminum Wheels To OEM Specifications, Zinc Plating, Copper Plating, Autophoretic, Anodize, Tin, Semi-Bright Nickel, Bright Nickel, Acid Copper, Alkaline Copper and Electroless Nickel.

I have 20 years of metal finishing experience, with a strong background in Copper, Nickel, Electroless Nickel and Chrome. My experience also includes Zinc Alkaline, Zinc Cyanide, Zinc Cobalt and Zinc Iron with Chromate Finishes. I have successfully advanced professionally within the metal finishing industry.

Metal Finishing
Plating Technology
Plating Line Installation
Chemistry and Lab Supervision and Management
Safety and Health Management
Maintenance Management
Hazardous Waste Management
Waste Water Treatment
Production and Scheduling
Research and Development
Quality Control Supervision and Management
Outstanding computer skills and web design and promotion


Resume Of:


Supervisory and Management experience in the Metal Finishing Industry. This experience includes Chrome Plating Aluminum Wheels,  Metal Finishing, Plating Technology, Chemistry, Hazardous Waste Management, Waste Water Treatment, Production and Scheduling, Research and Development and Quality Management.

Professional Experience

2011 - Present  TechMetals Dayton, Ohio

Maintenance & Project Manager

2009 - 2011 Kentucky Chrome Works Horse Cave, Ky

Plant Manager

Responsible for Design and Installation of a startup plating and polishing facility supplying General Motors. After successfully completing the project within Nine months, my responsibilities Included hiring and training a complete management and supervision staff. Responsible for managing plant operations, including; Plating, Polishing, Quality Systems, Water Treatment, Environmental, Safety and Health.

2007 - 2009 DAW Industries Dayton Ohio

Plating Consultant

2004- 2006 The PlateRite Company Dayton, Ohio

Plant Manager

Responsible for managing all plant operations including Production, Polishing, Plating, Quality, Quality Systems, Production, Scheduling, Personnel, Training, Plating, Chemistry, Waste Treatment. Responsibilities also include managing Environmental Systems, Water and Air permitting, Safety, Health and Hazard Communication Programs.

2001 - 2004 Dayton Alloy Wheel Dayton Ohio

Manager of Production and Process Plating & Polishing

Promoted to Manager of Production and Process. Responsible for all Production and Process operations including Production, Scheduling, Personnel, Training, Plating, Chemistry, Polishing, Waste Treatment and Research and Development. While in this position it was my responsibility to effectively and efficiently meet customer product and quality expectations with an emphasis on scrap and cost reduction. Other responsibilities include: Development of Control Plans, Work Instructions, Training Programs, and Continuous Improvement Programs.

1998 - 2001 Dayton Alloy Wheel Dayton Ohio

Process Supervisor and Senior Chemist Copper, Nickel, Chrome Plating

Promoted to Process Supervisor and Senior Chemist. Responsible for supervising all process operations and personnel including Plating, Lab, Training and Waste Treatment. While in this position it was my responsibility to ensure that all process personnel were provided with the proper training, work instruction, control plans and any other tools needed to maintain process parameters to specification. Other Responsibilities included: Implementing preventive and predictive maintenance activities and training of all lab personnel.

1996 - 1998 Dayton Alloy Wheel Dayton Ohio

Production Supervisor Nickel, Copper, Chrome Plating, Polishing

Responsible for coordinating the plating process with scheduling, overseeing production employees and providing training and appropriate tools for performing job duties. Implement corrective actions, continuous improvement projects and maintaining QS-9000 quality system requirements.

1995 - 1996 Dayton Electroplate Dayton Ohio

Manager of Process and Quality Systems Zinc Plating

Promoted to Manager of Process and Quality Systems. Responsible for all Process and Quality operations including Plating Technology, Statistical Process Control and Process and Quality Training Programs. While in this position it was my responsibility to monitor and determine overall effectiveness of operating policies and procedures and ensure compliance with customer quality and specification requirements.

1994 - 1995 Dayton Electroplate Dayton Ohio

Process and Quality Supervisor Zinc Plating

Promoted to Process and Quality Supervisor. Primarily Responsible for monitoring and ensuring compliance with Quality, Process, Waste Treatment and Chemical Lab Operations. I was also responsible for ensuring that the latest and most cost-effective technology was being utilized.

1993 - 1994 Dayton Electroplate Dayton Ohio

Senior Lab Technician Zinc Plating

Responsible for all lab operations including chemical analysis, quality testing and certification, inventory and documentation and training

Military 1983 - 1989 United States Air Force


1979-1983 Graham High School, St. Paris, Ohio
1986-1989 Community College of the Air Force

Formal Training in Statistical Process Control, Metal Finishing, Hazard Communication Program and DOT Hazmat.

Excellent References

Available upon request.


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