Alex Legere

Alex Legere

Work History

Work History

Other Sales & Engineering Assignments

Sales and engineering assignments with FisherControls, Diamond J Instruments and The Foxboro Company.

Aug 2009 - Present

Independent Marketing Consultant

Providing business transformation, strategic planning, market analysis, opportunity generation, new product development and market introduction leadership, and conversion to Value Selling  services.

Jan 2009 - Aug 2009

Senior Director, Global Marketing

Control Components Inc

Led creation of strategic marketing function after major reorganization. Contributions in new product development and conversion of global sales team to Value Selling.

Jan 1995 - Jan 2009

Director, Smart Technologies

Dresser, Inc - Flow Control Division

Led sales, marketing, new product development, operations and supply chain teams in hardware and software development initiative to achieve 16% CAGR.

Other DFT positions including:

Director, Global R&D and Marketing, 2005-2006

Director, Digital Products, 1995-2005.

Jan 1987 - Jan 1995

Director, Sales & Marketing

Elsag Bailey Inc - Bailey Controls

Managed startup of industrial instrumentation SBU building sales to $260M.

Held position of Managing Director, Products Business Unit, 1987-1994 and led sales, marketing, manufacturing, quality and customer service through sales growth from $3M to $16M.

Summary

VP / Director of MARKETING & SALES

Business Transformation / Strategic Planning / P&L

New Product Development & Launch / CRM - Value Selling / International

Hardware & Software / Product & Technology Roadmaps/ Team Building

Strong personal contributions in strategic planning, marketing / sales, new product development and revenue growth for global manufacturers including Dresser, Inc. and The Foxboro Company. Consistently met or exceeded company objectives with double-digit gains in market share, revenues and profits. I can contribute immediately by:

rBuilding top-performing sales and marketing teams

rDeveloping new, market-driven products and services

rAccelerating growth through strategic alliances and joint ventures

rManaging startups and early-stage ventures to success

Seven-time national innovation and technology award-winner, including “Industry’s Best New Product” from Control Engineering. Hardworking, experienced leader who can work under pressure and collaborates effectively across organizational/cultural boundaries. Majored in Instrumentation and Automation Engineering at Vanier College.

Selected Accomplishments

Reversed market share decline with new Smart technology. Dresser Flow Technologies (DFT) was losing market share in control valves. Developed, implemented and executed turnaround with Smart valve technology products with aggressive direct and channel marketing. Smart sales grew from zero to $340M annually in 12 years.

Developed $50M sales through strategic alliances. DFT customers were turning to single source of supply to reduce costs. Developed new bid process including strategies, reporting and implementation tools to encourage and secure Global Alliances. Won exclusives with BASF, Shell Oil, Dow Chemical, ExxonMobil and others.

Converted global sales team to Value Selling. Control Components (CCI) needed to completely reorganize sales. Designed, created and implemented conversion of 400-person sales team in 23 countries from old-style features & benefits to Value Selling techniques. Delivered 10% increase in ASP and margin drop through.

Reduced time-to-market for new application software. DFT needed to upgrade software development to meet market demands. Drew-up plan to implement 24-hour development and validation capabilities in US, India and China. Increased output 230% to 1 million lines of code annually while reducing development costs 58%.

Spearheaded $60M joint venture with Yokogawa Electric. DFT had no experience with new international digital protocol. Designed and managed highly-successful joint venture with Yokogawa Electric of Japan that led to development of market-leading technology. Suite of goods and services achieved 12% CAGR.

Plugged $16M gap in instrumentation product line. Elsag Bailey, Inc. (EBY) lacked measurement instrumentation product in its lineup and was missing out on bundled orders. Managed product development and startup of operations for standalone business unit. Reached #2 in market share from cold start within three years.

Interest

Personal: I lead an active lifestyle and enjoy a balanced mix of restoring antique autos & older homes plus designing, implementing and hosting advanced web server apps'.

Speak French.