INNOVATION, PRODUCT AND QUALITY DEVELOPMENT
Visionary and Product Innovation
Visionary and product innovator of several new product introductions as well as an application of a patented technology, producing exceptional results. Successes contribute to increases in sales, profitability and market share leadership positions. Accomplishments are achieved through effective research, project management and collaboration with various organizational functions such as marketing, operations and with suppliers.
Quality Systems Building and Management
A builder and manager of quality systems and functions, successfully establishing quality programs including development of audit methodologies, product and material specifications and root cause analysis. Successful establishment of several testing laboratories. Strong interaction with customer’s requirements, addressing needs and providing solutions. Recruit, develop and manage high-performance teams. Execute facility regulatory functions.
Cost Reduction and Vendor Development Operations
Highly successful developer of new suppliers and effective collaborator with established suppliers resulting in new product development, improved material quality and controlled costs.Direct and/or participate in cost reduction programs, realizing targeted goals. Obtained a $300K savings and improved inventory turn with one specific program. Principal agent in lean and continuous improvement programs resulting in efficiency gains and waste reduction.
Written and Oral Communications
Presented lectures to industry professionals in both the university and private practice environments. Designer and writer of several training manuals, project reports and assessments. Accomplished published author of several trade articles. Writer of technical brochures as well as conduct sales and training presentations.