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I am a professional in the building materials supply industry. I’ve managed start-up and established facilities and I have a diverse background in distribution and transportation via truck, rail, ship and barge. I am a well rounded manager experienced with budgeting, inventory control, human resources management, environmental awareness and safety in heavy industry and safety sensitive environments. But first and foremost I’m a manager I manage people. I have a successful track record of team building and developing career growth, advancement and succession.

Dynamic operations manager with over 20 years experience in facility management, transportation, distribution and inventory control. Innovative resourceful leader and visionary focused on team building, growth, development, retention and succession. Successfully planned, negotiated and implemented cost saving projects and asset utilization.

Operations and Facility Management

Managed the operations and supply chain processes of four start up and two established facilities; handled personnel issues and conducted annual performance reviews. Applied problem solving and critical thinking skills in the successful planning and implementation of projects, policies and procedures, scheduling, inventory control and human resources management. Maintained compliance in environmental and safety sensitive environments.

Operational Excellence, Training and Education

Worked closely with in-house safety and environmental managers to develop and implement policies, procedures and Best Management Practices (BMP’s). Analyzed, developed and implemented process improvements for marine operations and supervisory structure. Coordinated and conducted training workshops to ensure compliance with safety, environmental awareness and human resources management. Trained, coached and mentored facility staff, managers and supervisors.

Budget Planning and Project Management

Developed and managed annual operating budgets for four cost centers with a combined average of $800,000 per year. Designed, planned and negotiated partnerships for facility improvements and equipment upgrades that resulted in substantial savings. Worked closely with outside consultants to develop and implement environmental protection and facility security plans in accordance with the regulations as outlined by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and Homeland Security.

Team Building and Customer Service

Inspired and influenced team building and persuaded participation and creative thinking to establish and maintain safe and healthy working environments. Displayed the initiative to identify and evaluate top performers for growth, development, retention, career advancement and succession. Demonstrated unique people skills to illustrate and support the mindset of working for today while planning for tomorrow. Highly focused and committed to providing first rate internal and external customer service.


Players coach with the ability to associate and intermingle with the workforce or attend budget review and strategic planning meetings with executives. Comfortable at all levels within the organization and will enthusiastically promote and inspire the company vision and corporate culture. Self motivated problem solver ready to embrace and accept change with a proactive approach toward creativity and innovation.

Work experience

Sep 2009Present

Air Program Representative

Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino

Premier hospitality and gaming destination providing a wide array of guest services.

Book flights and hotel reservations for guests via incoming telephone calls.

Telemarketing to guests that meet pre-established criteria for complimentary trips and other promotional offers.

Meet and great arriving guests at the airport and distribute pre-arranged hotel accommodation and informational packets. Assist guests with boarding on the shuttle busses for transport to the hotel.

Meet departing guests and coordinate boarding of the shuttle buses for transport to the airport.

May 2009Jul 2009

Taxi Driver

Yellow/Checker/Star Cab Co.
May 2008Nov 2008

Resource Partner

Harrington & Reed

Temporary contract position with an Executive Resource firm that provides the critical linkage between quality opportunities and quality candidates utilizing high-visibility approaches, proven methodologies, time saving processes, and cutting edge technologies, delivered by a team of experienced, knowledgeable and caring career professionals.

Aug 2006Dec 2007

Branch Manager

White Cap Construction Supply

Supplier of construction materials, hardware and tools to the professional residential and commercial contractor.

Managed and directed operations of a 25,000 sq. ft. big box store and a 30,000 sq. ft. distribution center with a combined inventory of over $2.5 million. Administered and controlled in store pricing, operating costs and inventory. Direct reports included three managers and 20 associates.

Corporate Culture – Fully embraced and adopted the company defined 5S Lean Manufacturing Program to promote and ensure efficiency and first rate customer service.

Quality Assurance – Guaranteed all delivery drivers had current licenses, medical cards, endorsements and applicable training.

Compliance – Made certain that all the delivery trucks were in mechanically sound condition with current licenses, registration, permits, stickers, placards and other applicable documentation as required by the Department of Transportation.

Apr 2005Jun 2006

Terminal Manager

The largest bulk transportation company serving North America with over 7,500 stainless steel trailers, 3,300 tractors and 130 full service terminals.

Managed and established terminal startup operations that provided transportation of hazardous materials. Demonstrated a high level of initiative, dedication and commitment by working the operation on my own for 10 months and being on call 24/7 including holidays for 13 months straight.

Business Growth – Built the operation from zero drivers and no equipment to 7 drivers, 7 tractors and 18 trailers. Consistently increased the number of loads hauled on a monthly basis. 80% increase realized over 13 month period.

Accountability – Dispatched drivers, managed preventive maintenance on equipment, maintained operational reports. Conducted safety meetings and enforced safety policies and procedures; ensured drivers, tractors and trailers were DOT compliant.

Aug 1991May 2004

Terminal Manager

Building material supplier of cement, ready mix concrete and aggregates with locations in Oregon, Washington, Alaska and British Columbia.

Managed and controlled all aspects related to facility management, bulk cement distribution and marine operations. Extensive experience conducting inventory control, preventive maintenance and scheduling shipping and receiving via truck, railcar and ocean going ships and barges.

Safety – Maintained excellent safety record and per man hour medical costs at 22% below industry standard.

Compliance – First facility within the company to implement, meet and exceed requirements for developing new lockout/tag out, confined space and fall protection policies.

Training and Education – Maintained employee training, environmental awareness and Best Management Practices (BMP’s) in compliance with company and regulatory agency policies and procedures.

Community Involvement – Initiated a plan and coordinated the implementation of a joint effort strategy with the local Job Corp Cement Mason Instructor. The effort provided an educational and team building experience involving students of the cement mason program and Glacier Northwest personnel.

Oct 1985Jun 1991

Terminal Manager

Sunbelt Cement

A subsidiary of the parent company CEMEX which is one of the top building material suppliers of cement, ready mix concrete and aggregates in the world.

Managed and oversaw the startup operations of one new terminal and two acquired railcar receiving terminals. Facilitated and handled railcar ordering, tracking and billing and the scheduling and dispatching of truck deliveries.

Sales Support – Assisted sales staff in developing new customer base, ensured accuracy of sales and operational reports.

Flexible – Traveled to San Diego and Richmond CA to direct work on special projects in the bulk cement warehouse storage facilities.

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Jun 2004Mar 2008

Bachelor of Science