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Highlights of Expertise

  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Source Selection / Supplier Integration
  • Raw Materials Purchasing / Procurement
  • Contract Negotiation & Writing
  • Supplier Quality Auditing & Assessment
  • Materials Management & Distribution
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Cost Accounting / Financial Analysis
  • Process Development & Improvement
  • Customer Service & Retention

Work experience

Aug 2012May 2015

Business Manager

SBI Protection

Steer daily business operations for startup focused on design and manufacture of custom tailored technical solutions for law enforcement, military / federal, international and OEM partner customers.

Provide direct and indirect leadership for 60+ employees across all internal departments including Administration, Engineering, Quality, Production, Distribution, and Customer Service. Drive execution of strategies and operations for purchasing, shipping / receiving, inventory management, sales & marketing, customer relations, and HR. Negotiate with vendors to purchase raw materials needed for product manufacturing. Generate and track purchase orders and bills of material. Communicate with customers to provide information and resolve problems involving orders, ship dates, and billing. 

  • Facilitated successful start up of enterprise spun off from parent company (Short Bark Industries);
  • Created, documented, and implemented all company policies, produced company handbook, and developed programs, policies, and procedures for Human Resources.
  • Coordinated transfer of all business and technical operations to new location.
  • Utilized InStyle manufacturing software to generate purchase orders, receive materials, adjust inventory, track manufacturing, and ship final product.
  • Established and maintained stellar track record of customer service and retention;
  • Remained ahead of schedule consistently to ensure material availability and on time delivery to customers.

Nov 2009Mar 2012

Military Programs Supply Chain Manager

Protective Products Enterprises, Inc.

Orchestrated supply chain operations for leading manufacturer of body armor for the US military services, elite special forces, and national-level government agencies.

Kept supply chain processes, operations, and materials moving smoothly and efficiently for two world-class manufacturing facilities. Guided vendor selection and performance evaluation, managed material sourcing and procurement, and optimized high-dollar inventories. Communicated and worked closely with sub-contractors, line managers, and personnel in procurement, development, manufacturing, logistics, and distribution to align processes, find solutions to problems, and ensure customer needs were met on schedule. 

  • Negotiated aggressively with vendors and service providers to secure cost-effective shipping options.
  • Provided careful oversight of procurement planning, purchases, production, inventory control, logistics, and distribution; regularly reviewed and evaluated processes to find and capitalize on improvement opportunities.
  • Developed new procedures to boost productivity, quality, and efficiency of operations, effectively minimizing supply chain shortfalls to avoid costly delays and lost sales opportunities.
Jul 2000Aug 2009

Event and Travel Manager

Point Blank Body Armor, Inc.

Managed logistics of 100+ tradeshows, meetings, and special events annually for leading manufacturer of body armor serving law enforcement / defense industry customers.

Processed and oversaw all event and travel arrangements for up to 75 employees, coordinating airline ticketing, ground transportation, and lodging accommodations. Handled tradeshow payments, freight arrangements, and promotional item purchasing, utilizing range of software programs to schedule, log, and communicate event / travel details. Built positive relationships with vendors to obtain competitive pricing for travel items and tradeshow materials, and utilized Oracle tools to manage costs through detailed budget preparation, tracking, and expense reporting.

  • Actively participated in planning and execution of corporate strategic plan.
  • Consistently maintained high degree of accuracy while managing complex itineraries, minimizing errors and driving savings.
  • Regularly completed event registrations and travel arrangements early, ensuring company was well prepared to make adjustments as necessary to meet changing schedules and deadlines.
  • Reduced travel and trade show costs 30%+ while still maintaining strong market presence.
  • Negotiated highly successful marketing partnership event agreements with DuPont and other major suppliers.


Aug 1988Jun 1990


Santa Fe Community College

Business Administration