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Leadership Qualifications

Business Leader

P&L management, operations manager, multiple sites, new product development.

Change Agent

innovative analytical thinker, organizational change leader, greenfield start ups, problem solver, supply chain optimization, lean manufacturing, kanban systems, 5S, kaizen.

People Developer

team builder, motivational leader, mentor, coach, excellent public speaker.

Safety Leader

winner of several site safety awards, annual OSHA VPP conference presenter, leader of health & safety audit program, catalyst of standards development and deployment.

Industry Experience

printing, packaging, various wood products, lamination, petrochemicals.

Objective

To work at the business lead team level to reduce the cost of doing business by driving process improvements, leading operations and developing internal talent.

Education

Villanova University       

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

Drexel University           

Master of Business Administration - Finance

Key Accomplishments

Leaning Out a Supply Chain

Focused on implementing Lean Manufacturing techniques and continuous improvement projects.

  • Collaborated with upstream suppliers in a veriticaly integrated business to eliminate in-market inventory by 32% ($ 2,400,000) and reduce mill lead times from three weeks to one week. This pilot project was later replicated throughout the business.

Award Winning Cost Reductions

Personally received the Circle of Excellence Award for innovation, integrity, customer focus and performance.

  • Led a finance & planning team which had previously supported two facilities to expand their scope of responsibility to support four facilities. Through cross training, eliimination of non-value added work, and improvements to process reliability, this team of three clerks was able to do that work that had previously required ten people. Annual labor savings: $357,000
  • Through a Lean assessment, identified and implemented a tactical improvement to internal pricing policies which eliminated $212,000 of non-value added work.

Financial Analysis and Controls

Managed inventory control, key performance indicators, capital projects, financial planning, budgeting, and safety for multiple distribution sites.

  • Reduced physical inventory processing time by 50% - 75%.
  • Improved physical inventory accuracy by 73% with no incremental investment.
  • Developed a model to rank customers and products by profitability. Then led changes to improve profitability.

Mentoring Managers

Mentored operations managers at multiple sites to improve safety performance, inventory controls, logistics efficiency, scrap rates, and productivity.

  • Renegotiated a dedicated third party logistics provider's contract to save $100,000 annually while improving service rates.
  • Coordinated inventory across sites to improve turns and reduce dead stock.

Leading an Expansion

Expanded the geographic reach of a Southern California manufacturer by moving one production line to Southern Oregon, creating a satellite facility.

  • Managed the construction, start-up and staffing of a greenfield facility.
  • Developed a pre-screening process which led to a 3-year retention rate of 100%.
  • Outsourced inefficient operations to save $120,000 annually.
  • Instituted, trained and led Self Directed Work Teams.

Managing Manufacturing Operations

Managed production at International Paper's largest label printing facilities.

  • Introduced Six Sigma tools to improve quality and reduce customer complaints.
  • Addressed unsatisfactory downtime by developing a "Pay-for-Skills" maintenance training program.

Manufacturing Facility Start Up

Part of an elite team which started up a new a folding carton facility with five production lines.

  •  Deemed the most successful startup in the history of the company, all five production lines were running at full capacity ten months ahead of schedule.

Certificates

Villanova University

Lean Six Sigma

Jefferson County Adult EducationSupply Chain Management Applications

DNV Associates

Certified Safety Incident Investigater

American Society of Safety Engineers

Executive Program in Safety Management

Summary

An INNOVATIVE change agent who INSPIRES teams to deliver outstanding RESULTS.

A dynamic leader, Bob earned his MBA in finance while working as a mechanical engineer in an oil refinery. Looking to be a solution provider instead of a solution implementer, he transitioned to the printing industry as a process improvement engineer. His problem solving skills and replication of best practices were in high demand from manufacturing plants throughout the U.S. and Southeast Asia, ultimately leading to a role in the startup of a new facility which he designed. He then moved into operations management and regional P&L management.

He left manufacturing for the wholesale distribution industry to gain sales and marketing experience. While in a general management role, and subsequent regional roles in finance and safety, he kept his hands in operations, making continuous improvements and delivering award winning results.

Professional Overview

University of Phoenix - Kentucky

  • 2013 to Present:  Instructor

Jacobson Companies - Kentucky

  • 2012 to Present:  Operations Manager

Munson Business Interiors - Kentucky

  • 2011:  Operations Manager

RxCrossroads - Kentucky

  • 2009 to 2011:  Manager of Facilities and Operations

Independent Consulting - Kentucky

  • 2009:  Quality Control, Business Planning, Start Ups, Healthcare Information Technology

Weyerhaeuser - Kentucky

  • 2008:  Continuous Improvement Implementer
  • 2004 to 2008:  Region Manager - Finance & Planning
  • 2003 to 2004:  Region Supply Chain Manager
  • 2001 to 2003:  Region Operations & Safety Manager
  • 1999 to 2001:  Assistant General Manager

International Paper - Pennsylvania, Florida, Illinois and Oregon

  • 1995 to 1999:  West Coast Operations Manager / Start-Up Manager
  • 1993 to 1995:  Production Manager
  • 1992 to 1993:  Manufacturing Services Manager
  • 1990 to 1992:  Division Engineer
  • 1986 to 1990:  Senior Process Engineer

BP Oil - Pennsylvania

  • 1981 to 1986:  Senior Project Engineer