Work History

Work History
Jan 2006 - Jul 2009

Director of Operations

New Hartford Sheet Metal


Accountable for the planning, directing, and coordination of the operations of New Hartford Sheet Metal. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources.


Develop strategies and processes to standardize, integrate and implement common business solutions in support of company initiatives

Maximize company resources to lower costs by reducing cycle time, improve performance and improve responsiveness to customer needs

Develop processes that allow the operation to improve productivity and balance according to future demand

Develop key performance metrics and service level agreements to monitor the department’s overall performance

Change agent to drive cultural changes within the organization

Train & encourage team to improve in all areas of the business

Drive individuals and the team to continuously improve in key performance metrics and the achievement of organizational goals

Review analyses of activities, costs, operations

Foster positive relationships with vendors and customers

Manage manufacturing operations, while driving continuous improvement

Monitor Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) of various areas in conjunction with Company goals

Ensure and constantly evaluate that systems are in place to reduce product variation meet customer needs

Direct, administer and control the day to day operations and activities in order to provide high quality products and customer service

Oversee activities directly related to making products and providing services

Directed and coordinate activities of business and departments concerned with the production, pricing, sales, and distribution of products

Review financial statements, sales and activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement and to determine areas needing cost reduction and program improvement

Manage staff, preparing work schedules and assigning specific duties

Direct and coordinate organization's financial and budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, and increase efficiency

Establish and implement departmental policies, goals, objectives, and procedures, conferring with President and Vice President and staff members as necessary

Determine staffing requirements, and interview, hire and train new employees

Implement Leadership and Decision Making Workshops

Plan and direct activities such as open house, customer and employee holiday events

Lean Manufacturing

Implement and lead On Time Delivery Initiative

Increased on time delivery from 44% to 95%

Increased Overall Equipment Effectiveness in bottleneck area (press brake) from 52% to 85%

Facilitate lean manufacturing Kaizens in accordance with the organizational goals

Implement Lean Manufacturing Concepts on Factory Floor

Develop and Facilitate Training Programs focused on Lean Manufacturing

    On Time Delivery Kaizen

    Overall Equipment Effective in Press Brake Area Kaizen

    Overall Equipment Effectiveness in Punch Press and Laser Areas Kaizen

    Shipping Kaizen

    Purchasing Kaizen

    Just In Time Kaizen

    Temporary Supermarket Kaizen

Implement Leadership and Decision Making Workshops

Implement Lean Manufacturing Concepts on Factory Floor

Develop and Facilitate Training Programs focused on Lean Manufacturing

Manage constant change in a dynamic production environment with short lead times so as to provide quality products on time and within cost by maintaining a lean manufacturing environment

Strategic Planning

Wrote Grant Proposal for NYS SMART Grant

Establish Company Goals

Establish Individual and Group SMART Goals for Executives Leadership and 2nd Tier Management

Participate in the implementation of company initiatives and strategies practiced cost containment strategies,  maintaining profitability and growth

Provide insight and contributed to business strategy and objectives

Nov 2004 - Jan 2006

Controller/Human Resource

New Hartford Sheet Metal


Provide leadership and coordination of New Hartford Sheet Metal financial planning, debt financing, and budget management functions. Ensure company accounting procedures conform to generally accepted accounting principles.


Direct and coordinate company financial planning and budget management functions

Recommend benchmarks for measuring the financial and operating performance of divisions and departments

Monitor and analyze monthly operating results against prior years'

Direct and coordinate debt financing and debt service payments with external agencies

Oversee daily operations of the finance department

Manage the preparation of the official annual report of actual revenues, transfers, and expenses

Manage the preparation of financial outlooks and financial forecasts

Prepare financial analysis for contract negotiations and product investment decisions

Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal budgetary reporting requirements

Work with President and Vice President to develop business plans for the company

Establish and implement short- and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures

Design, establish, and maintain an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the department's goals and objectives

Serve on planning and policy-making committees

Direct financial audits and provide recommendations for procedural improvements

Determine banking and insurance needs

Oversee physical inventories

Direct interface with external auditors, bank, insurance and government representatives

Develop written policies and procedures

Perform 401k analysis, funding, direct audit, and file 5500

Oversee account reconciliations

Prepare month end and year end financial packages for internal and external reporting

Human Resources

Responsible for all human resource activities to include employment, compensation, labor relations, benefits, and training and development

Interview job applicants; review application/resume; evaluate applicant skills and make recommendations regarding applicant's qualifications

Develop and maintain relationship with employment agencies and other recruitment sources

Prepare and maintain company salary structure, job documentation, and job evaluation systems. Complete salary survey questionnaires

Prepare, process and distribute payroll

Design and conduct new employee orientations

Administer and explain benefits to employees, serve as liaison between employees and insurance carriers.

Recommend, develop and schedule training and development courses

Provide advice, assistance and follow-up on company policies, procedures, and documentation

Coordinate the resolution of specific policy-related and procedural problems and inquiries

Recommend, develop and maintain human resource data bases, computer software systems, and manual filing systems

Develop and recommend operating policy and procedural improvements

Schedule 90 day, semi-annual and annual performance evaluations

Responsible for the establishment of peer performance evaluations

Implementation of employee awards programs (on the spot and gumby)

Nov 2000 - Jul 2003


Stearns & Wheler


Accountable for all financial operations for Engineering firm

Manage day-to-day operations of the Accounting Department, including supervising the Accounting department staff; consisting of six professional employees who handled accounts payable, accounts receivable, customer relations and payroll 

Develop and implement financial policies and procedures company-wide, conducted training seminars throughout the company related to financial operations

Work closely with Project Managers and Principals in Charge of projects with regard to contract setup; and contract billings so as to maximize revenue (CPFF; CPM; T&M)

Responsible for financial statements for 12 entities involving separate general ledgers and 8 regional offices as well as inter-company reconciliation 

Develop system generated consolidated financial statements

Conduct backlog analyses

Produce all year-end audits and reviews 

Budget preparation

401k analysis and audit

Cash management

Fixed asset accounting

Leas contact for software and computer companies, legal counsel, external auditors and senior banking officials

Extensive knowledge of;  BST Enterprises Engineering Software, Crystal Reports, ADP Software and Report Writer

Major accomplishments

Timely and comprehensive training of company-wide management on finance policies and procedures, and project management

Fully responsible for successful data conversion to next version of software

Consistently produced timely and accurate reports for monthly, quarterly and year-end needs for all areas of responsibility

Implementation of electronic timesheets and training of all personnel



Onondaga Community College


Financial Accounting

Managerial Accounting

Statistics I

Statistics II

Business Law

Introduction to Management Information Systems

Principles of Marketing



Bachelor of Science

LeMoyne College


 Intermediate Accounting I

Intermediate Accounting II

Cost Accounting

Federal Income Tax

Advanced Accounting


Management Analysis

Managerial Finance

Introduction to Organization and Management

Business Policy

Money, Credit and Banking

Business Ethics

Master of Science

Elmira College


Adult Education: Foundations of Practice

Adult Development Transitions

Career Development

Critical Issues in Human Resource Development

Facilitating Learning Organization

Organizational Psychology

Program Development and Evaluation

Psychology of the Adult Learner

Training of Trainers

Principles of Educational Research

Graduate Seminar



Strategic Planning


Training and Developing

Data Conversions

Microsoft Office

Word Excel Powerpoint Excel Pivot Tables  

Human Resources




I am a business professional with a BS in Accounting from LeMoyne College, in Syracuse NY and an MS in Education from Elmira College, in Elmira NY.I have extensive experience in corporate manufacturing, service, accounting and engineering fields as Director of Operations and Controller.Furthermore, I have over 15 years leadership and human resource experience in these same fields.

I possess certifications in Lean Manufacturing, Training of Trainers and Human Resource Development.I have conducted more than a dozen workshops including Managing Difficult People and Situations, Effective Communication and Process Improvements in Manufacturing

I recently made a career change into the Education and Corporate and Community Education field.  My most recent position is as an adjunct instructor on two campuses in NY.I  recently completed a Poster Presentation with a colleague and in January 2010 presented Professional Development Opportunities for Adjunct Online Instructors at the Critical perspectives on professional learning conference at the Centre for Professional Education and Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. I was published in the ASTD Links Newsletter in August 2007, the article was titled:Attributes of a Resilient Organization in U.S. Manufacturing.

I am an active member of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and the Central New York Chapter (CNY-ASTD) where I am the Director of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and  a co-chair of the Social and Informal Learning SIG.Other associations I am actively involved with are the Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE) and the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE).

Today I am conducting personal research on social and informal learning as well as preparing the student for the business world and preparing the business world for the recent graduate.

I have recently launched a blog geared toward Learning.


My professional objective is to partnership with a company where the customer, employee, vendor and community are a major focus.  Providing a service and having purpose within an organization that is progressive, flexible, embraces learning and values its employees for their experiences, creativity and initiative.  I believe as part of the leadership of any organization that developing employees professionally has the return desired because the employee will feel connected and valued thereby becoming more embedded in the goals of the entity and taking ownership and accountability in achieving those goals.