Summary

An Executive Chemical Engineer with extensive international experience covering the development and management of new and existing chemical plants in Asia, Europe, Russia & CIS, Africa and USA.

Experienced in developing manufacturing strategies, feasibility studies, site selection, factory design, equipment standardization and procurement, government permitting, contractor selection and construction project management including safety and environmental compliance and financial control.

Skilled at staffing, commissioning, raw material sourcing and quality control and managing diverse cultures

Past positions held have been at Managing Director, General Management and Project Consultant levels with responsibility for all functions of factory management and coordinating manufacturing with other department activities of finance, budgeting, marketing, production planning and supply chain.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Managed the successful construction of a Butyl Lithium facility on a green field site in Zhangjiagang, China
  • Managed two successful expansions and refurbishing projects on a food additives factory in Cebu, Philippines to bring the factory to GMP standards and to improve safety and environmental compliance.
  • Reduced an existing manufacturing variance of $1.8M to a positive $160K by improved budgeting, monitoring of rework costs and control of poor demand forecast following the company’s implementation of SAP.
  • Was the first General Manager of a new JV company in China, Successfully staffed, trained and commissioned production operations, quality assurance, environmental compliance, and finance and HR sections of the company.
  • Managed successful construction of a pesticide formulation plant on a green field site in Suzhou, China which was on line two months ahead of schedule and 10% under budget
  • Managed turnaround of 2 unprofitable companies in Bangladesh & Nigeria resulting in regaining market dominance for their brands.
  • Introduced strict control of raw material usage, wastage reduction on imported cardboard alone amounted to $250K per annum.
  • Developed detailed blueprints for construction of pesticide granulation plants specifically designed to allow local fabrication of major items of equipment and standardizing all other equipment used giving savings of up to 45% on equipment cost and elimination of import duties.
  • Managed projects to construct new pesticide formulation plants in 13 countries

Work History

Work History
Aug 2001 - Present

MANAGING DIRECTOR

OutDevCO

Re-established Professional Sourcing International and renamed the Business Consultancy section of the company OUTDEVCO. Expanded the scope of services to include Project Management, regional market intelligence studies, sourcing and supply chain management activities. Clients include 2 USA based food and industrial additives companies and a Belgian agricultural chemical company

Project management consultant for construction of a Butyl Lithium production facility on a green field site in Zhangjiagang, China

Project management consultant for a waste water treatment facility utilizing Membrane Bio Reactor technology in Cebu, Philippines

Project management consultant for a factory refurbishing project in Cebu, Philippines to provide facilities to GMP standards to process raw materials sourced from China.

Carried out extensive market intelligence and manufacturing facility study for Micro Crystalline Cellulose in China.

Carried out extensive market intelligence and manufacturing study for dispersing agents in China.

Oct 1998 - Jul 2001

MANUFACTURING MANAGER, EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

FMC CORPORATION

Responsible for strategic development of the manufacturing operations of FMC’s agricultural chemical group in the region and managing toll manufacturing operations to support the supply chain of a $100M pesticides market in a region consisting of 67 countries. Responsibilities included developing and maintaining all the relevant material data bases, operational data and spending in SAP

Managed the operation of toll formulators in ENGLAND, GERMANY, FRANCE, SPAIN, AUSTRIA, TURKEY & POLAND

Set up local formulation for FMC’s distribution company in RUSSIA and started negotiations for similar operations in UKRAINE, KAZAKHSTAN & UZBEKISTAN

Responsible for ensuring safety and environmental compliance at all levels in the region

Jun 1995 - Oct 1998

GENERAL MANAGER

FMS SUZHOU

The first General Manager of FMS, Suzhou, a Joint Venture company 60% owned by FMC Corporation. Responsible for all aspects of staffing, training, safety, environmental compliance, quality control, procedure development and company start up for financial, administrative and production related issues.

Developed planning and initial feasibility and engineering plans to expand the plant to include active ingredient synthesis and conducted initial discussions with the relevant government agencies to obtain permits for the expansion.

Aug 1993 - May 1995

MANAGING DIRECTOR

PROFESSIONAL SOURCING INTERNATIONAL

Established and managed a small consultancy company based out of Manila offering services to companies wishing to establish new ventures in the region, review existing operations or source supplies of raw materials and other goods.

Major jobs accomplished included

Project Management for construction of a JV pesticide formulation plant in CHINA, for FMC Corporation

Project Management of a factory extension in INDONESIA for FMC Corporation

Lead Consultant for a study of the spare parts ordering and inventory control systems of the Indonesian State Electric Company, PLN carried out by Price Waterhouse .for The World Bank

Aug 1989 - Jun 1992

Managing Director

Associated Match - Lagos

Associated Match, an associate of Swedish Match, consists of four production factories located in Lagos, Ibadan, Ilorin & Port Harcourt and a 1,000 hectare plantation for timber supply. The workforce consists of 750 factory workers and staff plus 600 plantation farmers.

Conducted countrywide industry study and developed strategic plan for reorganization of the company.

Nov 1986 - Jun 1989

Managing Director

Swedish Match

Dhaka Match, a Joint Venture owned 60% by Swedish Match, 10% by Swedfund and 30% by the Bangladesh Government consists of two production factories in Dhaka and Kulna with a combined workforce of approximately 2,500 people.

Jun 1981 - Jun 1987

Operations Director - Asia /Paciific

FMC CORPORATION

Responsible for developing a new strategic plan to cover all the manufacturing needs in the Asia region.

Supervised the operations of all regional pesticide production supporting the supply chain of an $80 M market. New production facilities were established in thirteen countries and as a result the market could be expanded to reach a level of $110M

Supervised machinery fabrication, plant erection, commissioning and training of management, operators and quality control chemists to establish new plants in locations in INDONESIA, INDIA, SRI LANKA, BANGLADESH, KOREA,TAIWAN and CHINA

Mar 1980 - Jun 1981

INDONESIAN OPERATIONS MANAGER

FMC CORPORATION

Responsibility for providing engineering and production management expertise to FMC’s newly appointed distribution company to enable them to build their own production facilities in INDONESIA.

Developed the initial design and budget estimates for a pesticide formulation plant and carried out a search for suitable sites and construction contractors.

Education

Education

Over 20 various ICI and FMC in house training courses in Presentation Skills, Finance, Contract Negotiations, Interpersonal Relations and Management Skills.

Miscellaneous Training
Jun 1998 - Present

Negotiating, Drafting and Understanding International Commercial Agreements.

Hawksmere Seminar
1964 - 1967

BSc

University of Manchester - Institute of Science and Technology