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  • Over 50 dives logged, at various locations around the world
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Proven project and marketing manager in the construction and industrial supply industry; Team leader with hands-on expertise in core business functions: finance, operations, marketing, logistics and inventory management. Over 5 years in marketing and 12 years directing daily operations; Able to analyze and project budget requirements and ROI; Strong communications skills specifically in tuned with customer needs; Personable, adaptable, with the ability to motivate people in an industrial environment; Demonstrated success in leading and implementing new ideas, improved best practices and operational procedures.

Work experience

Jul 2003Feb 2009

Inventory Management / Marketing

Investments Hardware Ltd
  • Implemented a Marketing Strategy for IHL
  • Initiated an in-store visual campaign
  • Designed promotional materials for brand awareness
  • Created a complete catalogue of over 150 suppliers
  • Developed out bound marketing campaigns: a bi monthly newspaper distributed to a current customer base of over 10,000, contractor specific product brochures, tool supplier specific promotional booklets and product information leaflets
  • Designed the IHL website to facilitate future on-line purchasing
  • Merchandised and marketed showroom to promote products, prevent inventory loss
  • Initiated improvements to Health and Safety program and training
  • Responsible for daily operation of Vital Tool Repair, separate banner within IHL
  • Responsible for preparing VTR for a computer systems change; which included a complete overhaul of the shop, down to re-rack and design for better efficiency
  • Set up racking system to keep inventory control of customers tools for repair
  • Re-racked shop for better parts access, storage and inventory control
  • Created MS Excel workbook to temporarily track parts locations and inventory set up, and to enable smooth systems transfer and inventory integrity
  • Produced a procedures manual to outline detailed operations of the stores procedures and utilization of the above new systems
Oct 2002Jun 2003

QPIC, Qualified Person in Charge

  • Responsible for safe distribution, storage and record keeping for narcotic substance
  • Supervised closing shift of 25 unionized staff and ensured all orders were received and shipped within courier deadline
  • Worked with upper management to develop company standard operation procedures to regulate all activities and ensure company compliance of all government and industry regulations and customer expectations
  • Tracked employees' progress to identify obstacles and proactively mitigate errors while increasing productivity
  • Trained as designated Quality Assurance Supervisor for continuity
  • Controlled packaging inventory for company
  • Coordinated with outside consulting firm to facilitate the induction of ISO 9002 registration
Mar 2002Oct 2002

Purchaser / Warehouse Supervisor

Avron Foods
  • Supervised warehouse staff to ensure orders were executed accurately
  • Interviewed, hired and trained staff
  • Set up and designed a system to keep inventory levels sufficient for business while a computerized inventory system was established
  • Organized the warehouse to maximize space, minimize inventory and improve picking speed
  • Negotiated with suppliers for better pricing, coordinated with local grocers to receive bulk stock
  • Produced a procedures manual to outline detailed purchasing and warehouse operation procedures
  • Initiated a health and safety Program and associated training
  • Worked with drivers to create delivery routes, daily and minimize delivery times
Apr 2000Feb 2002

Manager of Distribution

Stephenson's Rental
  • Coordinated distribution of tools between service center, outside repair centers, rental depots, stores and auction locations
  • Managed maintenance of equipment inventory in a rental depot, set up at the service center, maintained tool inventory requirements for more than 20 stores
  • Determined auto-turn-around tool inventory needs of all store locations and fulfilled serviced equipment needs from the rental depot
  • Managed distribution of equipment from shutdown stores to existing stores based on capital budget requirements and return on investment analysis
  • Arranged equipment repairs with outside repair facilities
  • Created and tracked purchase orders placed for parts ordered from suppliers
  • Worked with in-house and independent repair technicians to ensure equipment was serviced and available for distribution in a timely manner based on priority requirements
Mar 1998Apr 2000

Territory Sales Manager

Stephenson's Rental
  • Managed operation and employees of Stephenson's largest and only 24-hour store
  • Responsible for tool and merchandise inventory and to ensure stock level requirements
  • Interviewed, hired and trained staff for various stores including the 24 hour location
  • Designed and managed systems for ordering and tracking supplies, accessories and uniforms for the company
  • Helped create store operations procedures that outlined systems and procedures for daily, weekly, monthly routines
  • Worked with purchasing department to centralize the company's obsolete stock and created a way to reduce stock levels in all stores


Mar 1989Nov 1995


University of Guelph


MS Project
Database Management (Excel)
MS Word and Office Suite