Diverse experiences with RR Donnelley, a Fortune 500 company (NASDAQ:RRD) and the leading provider of print services. The company was number one in the printing category on the Fortune “most admired” list multiple times.
President of Print Solutions2003 – 2004
Print Solutions was the largest business unit of RRD ($3.0 billion in sales, $1.5 billion in assets, 20,000 employees) serving magazine publishers, book publishers, telecommunications companies, catalogers and retailers in the U.S., Europe, and Mexico.Selected in July 2003 for a business turnaround.
Drove year over year sales growth in the first quarter of leadership, after 3 years of declines by:
- Increasing sales management accountability and streamlining the contract approval process, which shortened the sales cycle and achieved the revenue turnaround?
- Simultaneously reducing capital investment to improve ROIC.
President of Logistics1997 – 2003
RR Donnelley Logistics (DLS) was an $800 million business unit, providing consumer direct logistics services to printers, publishers, merchandisers and financial institutions.Selected in March 1997 to lead a business turnaround, as the business was losing $1.5 million/month.Developed and communicated a compelling vision and strategic implementation plan, which propelled DLS to become one of the largest non-asset based logistics providers in the U.S.
The turnaround initiatives included:
·Consolidating three Chicago area facilities into one 250,000 sq. ft. facility, reducing cost and inventory.
·Standardizing operating procedures and operating system across seven remaining U.S. facilities.
·Defining service standards and implementing continuous improvement processes.
·Closing and divesting two unprofitable book fulfillment facilities.
·Rapidly increasing sales from $200 million (90% RRD) to $800 million (22% RRD).
·Expanding marketing and sales initiatives to core markets, yielding $200 million in sales growth.
·Extending value proposition to the small package delivery market via strategic acquisition delivering $400 million of sales growth in new markets.
·Integrating a national network of 40 facilities, distributing multiple product lines.
·Climbing from unknown to 8th in 2002 Transportation Topics Top U.S. Logistics Providers list.
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Sr. Vice President of Manufacturing1992 – 1995
Vice President and Division Director, Mattoon, Illinois1990 – 1991
Group Manufacturing Manager, Glasgow, Kentucky1989 – 1990
Progressive Manufacturing Managementassignments1980 --1988