Senior Vice President
O-Cedar Brands, Inc
Supported Wal-Mart, Target, Lowes, The Home Depot, Menards, Ace, Tru Serv and every major domestic grocery and drug chain.
Senior Executive and equity participant with accountability for operations and logistics functions for this manufacturer of household cleaning tools with sales of $110 million. Hired to join the executive team charged with turning around declining sales and profits. Introduced a series of productivity improvement, process reengineering, cost reduction and performance management programs that consistently improved production output, product quality and customer satisfaction. Created a positive, customer oriented culture in both union and non-union shops. Broad scope of responsibility includes manufacturing, production planning, engineering, purchasing, inventory control, quality control, information technology, distribution, logistics, and customer service for a $110 million business unit. Manage 8 direct reports and was responsible for 500 union and non-union personnel at 5 facilities. Control a $25 million operating and capital budget.