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LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

Jul 2014Present

INTERIM CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

Dayco Products, LLC

A privately held leader in the research, design, manufacturing and distribution Front Engine Accessory Drive (FEAD) products, and Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) technology for the automotive, trucking construction, agricultural, ATV, snowmobile and industrial markets.

  • Corporate executive accountable for the company's global IT organization, technology portfolio, services, and solution delivery across worldwide manufacturing, distribution, and aftermarket operations 
  • Accountable for executing an aggressive information transformation strategy to deploy the Plex Manufacturing Cloud solution globally, retiring seven (7) legacy ERP systems. 
  • Executed strategic business initiative to consolidate three (3) U.S. automotive aftermarket warehouses into a single 400,000 square foot distribution center in Memphis, TN, deploying the HighJump Warehouse Advantage application software for inbound, outbound, inventory, wave planning, and kitting operations.

SENIOR DIRECTOR, ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS ARCHITECTURE & DELIVERY

  • Directed the implementation of PTC Windchill as the company's enterprise product life-cycle management solution.
  • Migrated legacy in-house hourly and salary payroll system to an outsourced solution using ADP Vantage Payroll.
Feb 2013Nov 2013

VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

EveryWare Global, Inc.

A publicly held (NASDAQ: EVRY) global manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of glassware, flatware, and bakeware products in the Consumer Goods industry. 

  • Corporate executive accountable for the company's global information technology leadership in a newly formed public company organizing for accretive growth and global expansion.
  • Revamped independent technology operations into an integrated global IT organization supporting seventeen locations in six countries. Reduced staff, accomplishing more with less, boosting performance in a cost-conscious environment with scarce resources.
  • Orchestrated comprehensive budget analysis finding cost efficiency representing 20% of the IT spend; achieved annualized savings of $584K (8.3%) during initial ninety days in the role.
  • Led IT strategy development directly affecting business consolidation, integration priorities, and economic return on recent acquisitions; advanced post-merger integration plans developing enterprise business application blueprint and global infrastructure road-map; produced five-year capital investment plan creating IT portfolio of initiatives outlining project costs, benefits, risks, resources, dependencies, and planned timing.
Feb 2011Jan 2013

DIRECTOR, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Curtiss-Wright Corporation

A publicly held (NYSE: CW) global provider of highly engineered, technologically advanced products for the Defense, Aerospace, Nuclear Power, and Oil & Gas industries. 

  • Group executive accountable for information technology leadership within the company’s flagship business segment.  Realigned IT organization with business needs, adjusting priorities and projects, advancing forward with urgency and clear direction..
  • Directed an Oracle E-Business Suite R12 ERP system upgrade and roll-out across defense business segment operations driving a shared services strategy to streamline processes, consolidate operations, and optimize back-office efficiency.
  • Stimulated $100M in defense segment business opportunities delivering a product engineering design center compliant with Department of Defense (DoD) Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility requirements.  
  • Seized annual savings of $420K conceiving role-based product configurator shortening configure-to-order time on complex products from weeks to days. Established integrated e-commerce storefront enabling employee, channel partner, and customer self-service access via web-based portal.
  • Proposed standardized ERP solution for industrial business segment operations using the Infor LN/Baan application suite.  Engaged solution-consulting partner to integrate core business functions and modernize technology capabilities.
  • Executed strategy for transforming the IT organization into a modern and responsive service organization.  Doubled project workload and advanced IT delivery performance while contending with 25% employee and supplemental staff changeover.  Lowered IT operating expense 15% rationalizing supply base and maximizing purchasing power.
        Dec 2010Feb 2011

        INDEPENDENT MANAGING CONSULTANT

        ANXeBUSINESS Corporation

        A privately held provider of mission-critical business connectivity and collaboration solutions in the Information Services industry.  

        • Independent managing consultant and adviser retained by the executive team to drive select high profile business initiatives.
        • Rescued HIPAA compliance review conducted by major health care services client; restored customer confidence executing resolution and closure of post audit action plans.
        • Authored quality system policy and procedure manual governing IT services delivery and operations management.
        • Instituted control objectives leading to attainment of SAS-70 Type I service organization designation.
        • Directed Microsoft SharePoint extranet dashboard solution for managing value added reseller (VAR) delivery performance.
        Aug 2006May 2009

        CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

        Severstal North America, Inc.

        A privately held U.S. integrated steel company in the Metals & Mining industry, and wholly owned subsidiary of OAO Severstal based in Moscow, Russia. 

        • Recruited to transform IT operations and lead modernization initiatives supporting business growth and expansion.  Accountable for North American IT operations across 32 locations, managed $48.6M operating budget, $20M capital investment plan, and directed 184-person professional staff.  Supplied thought leadership, standardizing business practices and systems during the company's rapid growth through acquisition.
        • Championed major ERP implementation based on the Oracle R12 E-Business Suite in an ambitious eighteen-month transformation of core business and IT capabilities.
        • Led technology due diligence on the acquisition of three U.S. steelmaking companies in five months; directed consolidation of infrastructure platforms and support operations.
        • Captured operational synergies by building an enterprise application for consolidating commercial business data providing corporate-wide visibility into customer sales, orders, and shipments.
        • Diminished outsourcing expense 10% annually and eliminated dependency on Perot Systems as single IT service provider.
        • Supplied leading-edge technology for the company’s new U.S. headquarters facility in Dearborn, MI; directed transition services for relocation of 350 employees.
        • Ensured 100% conformance to independent audit controls for Sarbanes-Oxley and established a framework for sustainable information services compliance.
        • Restructured and streamlined IT operations into an enterprise organization supporting geographically dispersed businesses.
          Nov 1997Aug 2006

          DIRECTOR, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

          American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc.

          A publicly held (NYSE: AXL) global tier-1 manufacturer of driveline systems and metal formed products serving the Automotive and Forging industries. 

          • Executive appointment accountable for global IT functions across Asia, Europe, and Americas, spanning twenty-four locations in ten countries. Led a multinational organization and directed the company's portfolio of technology solutions. Administered enterprise applications, global infrastructure, technology integration, and ongoing maintenance and support.
          • Directed the company's portfolio of technology solutions; administered enterprise applications, global infrastructure, technology integration, ongoing maintenance, and support services.
          • Capitalized on the company's existing investment in Oracle 11i ERP software, transforming Mexican business operations into a multi-national contract manufacturing business model netting savings of $1M monthly
          • Cut customer quote cycle time in half on new business opportunities by rolling out proprietary cost estimating system.
          • Decreased outsourcing costs by streamlining IT operations and services provided by EDS and other outsourcing providers.
          • Collaborated with CIO positioning company to save millions, executing cost-centric, India-based technology office supplying internal support services for engineering and IT functions.
          • Company recognized by InformationWeek 500 for business leadership and technology innovation, achieving five top 250 rankings including three top 100 finishes and a company high ranking of 32.

          SENIOR MANAGER & CHIEF TECHNOLOGIST (2001 - 2002)

            PROCESS LEADER, BUSINESS SERVICES (2000 - 2001)

            MANAGER, COMPUTING & COMMUNICATIONS (1998 - 2000)

              MANAGER, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (1997 - 1998)

                      EDUCATION

                      Bachelors of Science, Electronics Engineering Technology

                      DeVry Institute of Technology, Columbus, OH

                      LEADERSHIP & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

                      • Engineering Systems Development (ESD) Program (Electronic Data Systems)
                      • Leading People / Leaders Internship Program (Electronic Data Systems)
                      • Leadership I / Leadership II (American Axle & Mfg)
                      • Leader Assimilation Program (Curtiss-Wright Corp.)
                      • Adaptive Strategic Leadership (Interaction Associates)