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Broad General Manager experienced in creating true competitive advantages for sales and marketing teams by driving operational excellence.Specific expertise in creating scalable platforms capable of supporting the volume, quality, cost and on time delivery to customers like Wal-Mart, The Home Depot and Lowes in retail. Sysco, US Food Service, Outback Steaks, McDonalds in food service. Nokia, Emerson, Sanyo, Samsung, RIM - Blackberry and Motorola, Verizon and Alltel in wireless.My goal - build teams that listen to the customer and deliver best in class results to each customer in each market utilizing LEAN and proven Six Sigma methods.


Successful in developing and deploying programs at Wal-Mart and The Home Depot. Responsible for reinventing the complete, end-to-end supply chain supporting #1 recognized brand (O-Cedar) sold to the worlds leading retailers along with every major grocery and drug store chain in North America.

Work experience

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.

Vice President of Operations

This division manufactures and distributes an array of products for the food service industry supporting independent and national restaurant chains like T.G.I. Friday’s, O’Charlies, Starbucks and Outback Steakhouse along with distributors like Xpedx, Unisource, Grainger, Sysco and McMaster-Carr. Leader in creating a retail sales organization delivering product to SAM’s, Wal-Mart and The Home Depot.

Leadership role for integrating a $50 million business unit into a $520 million Carlisle Division.Broad scope of responsibility includes multi-site manufacturing, planning, product engineering, global purchasing, inventory control, quality, distribution, logistics, new product development and introduction, customer service and retail sales. Leadership role in developing and winning the in-house Wal-Mart HACCP & Floor Care business. Initially responsible for +300 union and non-union personnel in 4 facilities located in Georgia, Wisconsin and California. Then consolidated to two (2) facilities, reduced headcount 30% while supporting strong double digit sales and growth year over year.

Vice President of Operations

Touchstone Wireless
Touchstone is a provider of reverse logistics for both cell phone carriers and OEM’s along with remanufacture and direct to consumer warranty replacement of handset, including platforms like Blackberry’s, Palm and Moto-Q’s while supporting carriers like Verizon, Alltel. Touchstone has 10 Level 3 Manufacturer Authorizations, of which 2 are Level 4. Primary responsibility was to develop and execute structural changes to support significant (+35%) growth in 2008. Broad scope of responsibility included direct responsibility for Corporate Engineering, Corporate Quality, OEM Relations, Corporate Logistics and Asset Management functions. Introduced Six Sigma concepts and recruited Six Sigma leadership at Corp and Facility levels. Responsible for 1,800 non-union personnel in 4 facilities - Pennsylvania, Texas, and Tennessee (2)

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