Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Goss International is a global leader in design, manufacturing and service of web offset printing solutions, with a complete product range of newspaper and commercial press systems, as well as mailroom and post press equipment. $1.2B annual sales. Ten global locations. Staff of 120 plus outsourced teams.
Goss International, Durham, NH and Chicago, IL
Vice President and Chief Information Officer: Leads global information technology and engineering systems organization with 90 person team. Responsible for global integration of Heidelberg AG and Rockwell International operations into single global business.
·Designed and built two global data centers, designed for SAS 70 compliance in six months; consolidated and implemented a global WAN to support mobile work force.
·Provided business growth platform by consolidating applications and infrastructure elements into single global digital nervous system and data backbone.
·Designed and created global SAP Competency Center, organization cited as ‘best practice” by SAP.
·Saved $5M by creating Shared Services Center. Implementation cited as industry success story.
·Reengineered processes by implementing of SOX controls, tied into process optimization projects.
·Improved customer satisfaction and productivity by implementing mobile devices.
·Reduced costs by building partnerships with key vendors and outsourcers; SAP, EMC, IBM, Oracle, Siemens, Unigraphics, Microsoft, Logicalis and Itelligence.
·Solidified IT team by recruiting, empowering and retaining people using Balanced Score Card and ITLT processes to align top down objectives to individuals.
·Co-founded GossRSVP, a business that connects print advertisers to consumers using cell phone.