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Jan 2006Mar 2009

Trade Compliance Manager/Empowered Official

Tyco Safety Products (Ansul, Inc.)

Managed all international import and export regulatory compliance including U.S. Customs, ITAR, C-TPAT, BIS, and NAFTA.

Selected Accomplishments

  • Tyco was paying over $1M in annual duties for shipments made to Canada. Analyzed and classified over 5000 SKUs. Submitted required NAFTA certificates and created procedures to avoid further duty payments. Recovered over $662K from prior year.
  • Created procedures to ensure imported product is properly documented to comply with U.S. Customs and C-TPAT requirements.
  • Named "Empowered Official" responsible for ITAR compliance and export license and commodity jurisdiction applications to Department of State and the Department of Defense.
  • Liaison to the Department of Commerce (BIS) on matters pertaining to Export Administration Regulations.


Simon Logistics

Developed and implemented U.S. Customs Compliance and C-TPAT programs for small to mid-sized clients.

Evaluated and recommended domestic and international shipping optimization including carrier selection and freight rate negotiations.

Jan 2001Jan 2002

International Logistics Manager

Managed international import shipments including imports from the Mexico Maquiladora plant.

Selected Accomplishment

  • Freight costs were reduced by 38%.

 Developed and implemented U.S. Customs Compliance program in accordance with the 1993 Customs Modernization Act.

Selected Accomplishment

  • Mandatory internal import controls established averting potential U.S. government fines and penalties.
Aug 1992Sep 2000

Manager of Logistics

Kay Home Products, Inc.

Directed the worldwide traffic and distribution of product and the supervision of the shipping, receiving, warehouse, and customer service departments.

Selected Accomplishments

  • Kay Home Products import shipments were managed by a 3PL. Revised the entire import program including order processing, banking, freight rate structures, and delivery schedules resulting in a 23% freight cost reduction ($215K), shortened shipment transit time, and reduced inventory levels.
  • Evaluated domestic carriers and negotiated lower LTL rates resulting in a reduced carrier base, elimination of accessorial charges, and implementation of a FAK rate structure which lowered freight rates by 38% ($95K).
  • Developed a Logistics Routing Guide for both inbound and outbound shipments and a Carrier Performance Report Card to ensure on-time delivery of product at the most economical freight cost.
  • Restructured shipping and receiving departments and reorganized 450K sq. ft. warehouse resulting in increased manpower productivity and more efficient warehouse utilization.
  • Provided leadership and guidance in the development of high quality and efficient service to customers.
Sep 1992May 1998

Manager of Traffic & Distribution

The Thermos Company

Managed the domestic and international distribution of product and the inbound movement of parts and finished goods from vendors throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Far East.

Selected Accomplishments

  • Evaluated common and contract carriers and negotiated rate reductions on shipments to 80% of domestic market resulting in freight costs savings of $275K first year.
  • Analyzed inbound vendor shipments, selected alternate carriers, and changed routings from prepaid to collect resulting in freight cost savings of $185K first year.
  • Supervised the traffic and distribution departments ensuring small package, LTL, and truckload shipments were made in an accurate and timely manner resulting in a 98.7% on-time shipment performance.
  • Established liaison with federal agencies on product classifications and duty.
  • Trained, motivated, and evaluated personnel on company policies, safety issues, and individual expectations and performance.


Bachelor of Business Administration


Microsoft software
Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.


Created programs and enhanced processes that reduced costs and improved service for Fortune 1000 companies such as Tyco, Plexus Corp., Thermos Co., and Mercury Marine.

Extensive experience in domestic and international distribution of consumer and industrial products.

Diversified background in traffic & supply chain management including logistics, warehousing, vendor negotiations, trade compliance, and customer service.

Comprehensive knowledge in sales, manufacturing, inventory control, operating cost analysis, department budgets, and human resources.

Innovative, energetic, results-oriented leader with a proven ability to analyze company operations, identify opportunities, and introduce strategies that improve performance and efficiencies while reducing costs in a fast-paced competitive environment.


Enjoy golf, bowling, tennis, and fishing. Avid fan of baseball, basketball, and football.


International Shipping

International Trade Institute

Export Documentation, Marketing, and Finance

American Management Associations

Advanced ITAR Compliance

Export Compliance Solutions

ITAR Compliance

American Conference Institute

Advanced Managerial Strategies

Psychological Associates, Inc.

ISO 9000

Highland Community College