Dan Reese

Dan Reese

Work History

Work History
Oct 2006 - Present

Vice President / Director

Siempelkamp Canada Inc
Providers of industrial machinery for the engineered wood industry (OSB, PB, MDF),metal forming and rubber presses; spare parts and service for existing equipment including electrical modernizations; manufacturing of electrical panels. • BUSINESS & OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT – Reduced the operating cost for a US based subsidiary by more than 18% in the first two months. Responsible for Financial accountability (forecasts, budgets, P&L, trends, currency impact, cost analysis). Managed annual sales of $10+ million. Participated in quarterly management review meetings including presentations for justification of business decisions and capital investment projects. Interfaced/reported to management at parent companies in Germany and USA. • HUMAN RESOURCES – Managed all functions of non-unionized multi-disciplined organization (systems integration & engineering, spare parts sales and distribution, manufacturing); hired, terminated, and coached employees; specialize in management style that understands both the front office and the shop floor; Negotiated savings in excess of $150,000 for restructuring costs and termination proceedings with zero litigation expense at Canadian operations. • CHANGE MANAGEMENT – Successfully stabilized and improved the intercompany cooperation between Canadian office and the USA and German Headquarters with measured improvement in engineering efficiencies. Directed the company expansion into North America which included successfully integrating a newly acquired company within a four month period. • SALES & MARKETING – Responsible for direct sales with customer base; Visited customers in remote areas of Canada and USA; Developed and maintained relationships with customers, suppliers and competition to understand trends; Presented proposals for electrical and mechanical modernizations and spare parts; Cooperated with colleagues from Germany and USA to be more effective with customers; Increased spare parts sales by 32% in first year.
Nov 2008 - Aug 2009

Vice President - Operations

Siempelkamp Nuclear Technology, Inc.
- Assisted in the creation of a new company headquartered in Walnut Creek, CA. - Purchased company in Columbia, SC and integrated into Siempelkamp Nuclear Technology, Inc. - Developed infrastructure for Finances, HR, Contracts, Administration.
Jun 2002 - May 2006

Vice President Quality & Engineering

LEONI Elocab Ltd
Manufacturers of high-tech custom cables for industrial automation and robotic systems. Successfuly managed organization through period of 100% growth in less than four years. • BUSINESS & OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT – Responsible for Finance and ERP (forecasts, budgets, P&L, trends, technology, currency impact, cost analysis); contract negotiations with suppliers and customers; Computer Services and network and application support; general office and manufacturing management; managed annual budget of $8.6 million; enhanced company profile in the community and built network connections to local businesses and universities • SALES & MARKETING – Collaborated with ten North American sales staff and authorized distributors to increase sales by 100% over four years; worked with advertisers, marketing firms, trade shows and publishers in executing the marketing plan; streamlined data processes to maximize evidence-based decision making; coordinated distribution and customer satisfaction processes • HUMAN RESOURCES – Managed all functions of non-unionized manufacturing location; hired, terminated, and coached employees and completed all performance reviews; Developed Employee Handbook and Policies Manual (April 2006); established, documented, and implemented Health and Safety Procedures; provided professional development for employees; specialize in management style that understands both the front office and the shop floor. • TECHNOLOGY & QUALITY – Led company to successful ISO 9001/2000 certification (2003); worked with designers to expand use of new materials, construction and processes to better meet customer needs; leader in rollout of ERP solution (Navision) and provided technical training for staff; Continuous research and learning in technical areas related to the high-tech cabling industry
Jan 1992 - May 2002

Technical Service Manager

TR Controls Inc
Canadian-owned company specializing in industrial automation and the import, distribution and service of optical encoders for motion control/robotics. Managed service department and possessed technical knowledge base for staff and customers. • TECHNICAL SUPPORT - Responsible for staff of 7 technicians providing all product, service and technical support for North American customers; experienced on the ‘bench’ and ‘front office’; maintained product knowledge through regular visits to TR in Germany; coordinated all repairs and provided 24-hour emergency response and support (key customers in automotive, packaging and robotics industries); • QUALITY ASSURANCE, HEALTH & SAFETY – Led department in ISO 9000 certification process; Implementation of documentation and procedures; Supervised technical staff and established procedures for quality checks and assurance; Qualified suppliers; Established testing procedures; Joint Health and Safety Management Representative • SALES & MARKETING – Collaborated with and trained North American sales staff and authorized distributors to increase sales; Developed universal presentation for sales and training applications with increased sales and customer satisfaction; Coordinated, planned and attended various industrial trade shows.

Education

Education
Sep 1988 - Dec 1991

Diploma

Fanshawe College
Sep 1987 - Aug 1988

Biblical Studies Diploma

Word of Life Bible Institute

Summary

VALUE PROPOSITION: Skilled, hands-on, Vice President with 12+ years progressive experience leading international organizations in the manufacturing and industrial automation industries. Proven ability to develop operating and capital budgets along with financial analysis and reporting. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and highly regarded ability to relate with all levels of diverse work force from shop floor to senior management. Successfully managed through cycles of growth, restructuring and downsizing. Dedicated to bringing order out of chaos. High standard of personal integrity and business ethics. Dual citizen (Canada and USA). HIGHLIGHTS AND DELIVERABLES INCLUDE: • Reduced operating costs by 18%+ in 1st month • Sales growth of 100%+ in four years • Restructuring savings of $150,000+ • Capital Investment Projects ($1M+) • FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT – Reduced the operating cost for a US based subsidiary by more than 18% in the first two months. Negotiated savings in excess of $150,000 for restructuring costs and termination proceedings with zero litigation expense at Canadian operations. Responsibility for full P&L, budget planning and control, cost reductions, risk analysis and capital investment projects. • SALES AND MARKETING – Collaborated with North American sales staff and distributors to increase sales by over 100% in four years; Responsible for direct sales with customer base across North America; Cooperated with colleagues from Germany and USA to be more effective with customers; Developed universal presentation for sales and training applications. • HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT – Effectively lead organizations through growth, restructuring and downsizing including managing the full HR cycle; recruiting, training, coaching, health and safety and terminations. My style of management is one of collaboration and encouragement, expecting and nurturing the best out of each employee.

Objective

Targeting General Manger and Plant Manager roles in the Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Automation industries.