Senior Consultant - Operations and Financial
·Produced the due diligence report for Wachovia Bank that is financing a management buyout of a $140 million automobile accessory company.
·Led the marketing of the Lean business practice to medium sized companies in the Midwest.
·Developed Accounts Receivable management and collection strategy for the Midwest Economic Unit to increase cash inflows.
·Produced financial models for start-ups that provided profit sensitivity analysis.
·Developed the cash management and banking services selection strategy for the City of Rock Island, Illinois.
·Created a capital asset model for a private equity company to track debt, equity, expenses, and profitability.
·Developed the monthly financial operations template from SAP data for Kansas City Southern Railroad.
·Led the inventory validation due diligence of the Delphi Catalyst Group for Hilco Financial.
·Led the city of Rock Island, Illinois through the process that selected a financial institution to provide all of the banking functions for the city.
Jan 2006 - Oct 2006
Sr. Manufacturing Engineer
·Developed operational methods standards for AKT, Novellus, and L3 X-Ray detection systems.
·Audited ISO 9001 Quality and Standard Procedures at the corporate and plant levels.
·Led the Six Sigma Lean team in charge of reducing rework costs and improving the gross margin by a minimum of $250,000 annually.
Jun 2004 - Jan 2006
Sr. Supply Chain Analyst
·Developed lead-time reduction methodology that manages supplier inventory, liability, cycle times, and forecasting.
·Exceeded the division cost reduction goal on annual purchases of more than $200 million.
·Reduced delivery time of semiconductor tool components by 50%.
·Developed engagement rules for potential component suppliers.
·Developed lead time reduction methodology that manages supplier inventory, liability, cycle times, and forecasting.
·Negotiated credit hold releases and repayment plans with major suppliers.
·Developed expediting procedures with domestic and Asian component manufacturers.
·Led suppliers through the initial First Article Inspection process that certified critical parts.
May 2001 - Jan 2003
·Managed a team of Value Engineers that reduced the cost of a spin on dielectric subsystem by 80%.
·Implemented the change management and developed the documentation to obtain the desired cost targets in new programs based on activity based costing.
·Attained a $1.0M savings per year on a production semiconductor manufacturing tool using Design to Cost procedures, Value Engineering techniques, and supply chain management.
Jan 2001 - May 2001
ACF Management, LLC
·Completed the turnaround of the Julia Nicole Collection in four months with a plan for continued growth approved by the secured creditors.
·Created a Management Information System to provide real time sales data for use in daily revenue and cash flow evaluations.
·Negotiated new agreements with major suppliers to minimize cash outflows and reduce debt.
·Revised inter-company transfer and external pricing models to create profit centers.
·Reduced operating costs of the manufacturing, wholesale, and online retail distribution companies by 50%.
Mar 1998 - Jan 2001
National Manager, Premier FastTrac
·Completed a turnaround of the insolvent Entrepreneurial Educational Foundation, a training and publishing company, and returned it to self-sufficiency in seven months.
·Introduced a multimedia CD-ROM/web based business planning software product with an e-commerce marketing and fulfillment strategy.
·Facilitated the Technology and Communication categories for the Ernst & Young National Judging for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
·Managed the marketing and distribution of the Premier FastTrac business development program for aspiring and practicing entrepreneurs in thirty-one states and one hundred fifty cities.
·Marketed the FastTrac program to local Chambers of Commerce, the United States Department of Agriculture, SCORE, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Nov 1996 - Mar 1998
Program Manager, Hybrid Electric Vehicles
·Managed the Hybrid Electric Vehicle Program that developed low emissions transit buses that will be sold to the New York City Transit Authority during calendar year 2008.
·Directed the application of VM Motori engines manufactured in Cento, Italy into HEV transit buses used in the United States and Canada.
·Managed the first application and installation of a compressed natural gas (CNG) engine to power a New Jersey Transit bus.
May 1992 - Nov 1996
·Managed a group of six diesel engine performance, test, and design engineers that developed applications for OEM and internal customers.
·Managed the diesel fuel injection and cooling system development for on-highway and off-highway engines.
·Developed alternate cooling system suppliers that reduced costs by 25%.
·Developed new fuel and air systems that increased the marine engine power by 25% and resulted in a 100% improvement in sales.
·Completed European emissions certifications for fourteen engine models in one month.
Jan 1989 - May 1992
Project Manager, Marine Engines
·Directed the multifunctional team of twenty-four engineers, marketing, and manufacturing personnel in a matrix organization that launched the first John Deere marine engines for commercial applications with P&L responsibility on revenues of $15 million.
·Led the successful Engine Works factory certification to the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Standards.
·Developed the Business Plan for entering the marine engine market that is currently guiding the program.
·Selected each of the twenty-four members of the multifunctional implementation team.
·Produced two marine engine models on schedule and under budget that achieved the projected sales goals during the first year of production.
·Developed more than one hundred discounted cash flow scenarios to monitor and maintain program profitability goals throughout the marine engine program.
Dec 1988 - Jan 1989
Market Development Analyst
·Performed market research and identified three new markets that increased OEM engine sales by 100% and resulted in my appointment as Project Manager, Marine Engines.
Oct 1986 - Dec 1988
Supervisor, Quality Audit
·Directed salaried and union part and process auditors for the entire Engine Works factory.
·Utilized Six Sigma Lean methodology that achieved the highest engine quality rating in the history of the Engine Works.