Sam Johnston

Sam Johnston

Work History

Work History
Feb 2001 - Present

Director of Technology

Kelsan, Inc

Lead technological vision and supply chain initiatives critical to achieving Sales &Operations Planning goals and ensure Kelsan’s position of IT leadership in its industry. Orchestrate continuous improvement and process engineering to support large scale growth and superior customer service. Plan and execute business strategies as a member of the executive team, strengthening quality of service, reliability, and reducing total cost. Lead IT organization encompassing 5 Keller Group companies, spanning several industries including distribution, manufacturing, automotive, and recreation.

1996 - 2001

Information Systems Management Office Chief

USMC (26th Marine Expeditionary Unit)

Directed the development, integration, implementation, and maintenance for all information systems supporting the 26th MEU (Special Operations Capable). Managed networks valued at 2 million dollars and supporting over 2000 users. Managed team of 30 IT personnel and communications specialists establishing key operational capabilities on both classified and unclassified systems. Simultaneously maintained multiple networks at Camp LeJeune, aboard 3 naval ships, and tactically ashore.

Education

Education
2010 - Present

Master in Business Administration

Western Governors University
2010 - Present

Integrated Supply Chain Program

University of Tennessee

Executive Summary

Results-driven Director with a unique blend of experience integrating supply chain as a corporate core competency and implementing multi-million dollar growth initiatives grounded on delivering business value through technology. Impressive business management professional marked by the ability to build peak-performing teams, achieve cross-functional corporate objectives, and drive profits through efficiency. Valued member of executive teams, contributing broad-based perspectives to develop pragmatic technological strategies and implementation plans designed for maximum return at the lowest total cost.

Professional Value-Proposition:

§Driving the enhancement of technological services, processes, and organizational effectiveness by leveraging insight & best practices gleaned from multi-million dollar corporations spanning several industries

§Leveraging resources to effectively translate business objectives into strategic plans

§Driving continuous improvement by leveraging Lean tools, business analysis, and change management

§Leading strategic alignment and project management in support of company vision, mission, and values

§Bringing supply chain integration as a corporate core competency

Professional Associations

  • Innovation Valley Technology Council
  • Infor Technology Group
  • Supply Chain Consortium
  • Network Services CIO Council
  • Council of Supply Chain ManagementProfessionals
  • Entrepreneur Startup Group

Certifications

Certifications
2009 - Present

Microsoft Certified System Engineer

Microsoft
2009 - Present

Microsoft Certified System Administrator

Microsoft
2007 - Present

Microsoft Certified Database Administrator

Microsoft
2009 - Present

CIW Professional

CIW
2007 - Present

Project +

CIW