Raz Potashnik

Raz Potashnik

Work History

Work History
Feb 2000 - Present

MANAGER ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

VERNAY LAB INC

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  • Demonstrated innovative new ideas, new concepts, superior marketing plans, implemented new cutting edge technology & developed numerous highly lucrative and strategic vendor alliances; reporting directly to the CEO for nearly 7 years and working in close partnership with the senior management team.
  • Direct reports of 10 employees including engineers, production managers, administrative and technical resources.
  • Responsible for contributing to the Global company new and innovative ways of molding. Generate new sales and opportunity for $US10million per annum.
  • Develop new ways of Automation for Lean Cell. Generate cost save for $US5million year.
  • Develop new source for tools and equipment in Asia.
  • Develop new parts line for medical use; activity included sales, development, and introduction to the market. Total annual sales in excess of $US5million
  • Change and update old method of operation; implement business improvement to operations.
  • Lead several new projects in Asia/Europe; projects included locating new vendors based on specific needs, vendor selection, prototyping, engineering, through to exporting parts - responsible for vendor selection of key business partners in Singapore, China & India.
  • Develop new processing and/or technologies in response to specific selling opportunities.
  • Help develop effective relationships with machinery and raw material "partners", responsible for supporting numerous manufacturing improvement activities.
  • Maintain awareness of new development in rubber elastomeric and responsible for producing high precision rubber parts; supplying to niche lucrative markets.
  • Hiring personal inclusive of recruitment, induction, training and ongoing performance management.
  • Responsible for developing several new markets including new customers in the Irrigation and Automotive industries.
  • Responsible for promoting new technologies for Vernay headquarters in USA; example of technologies include liquid silicone rubber moulding. Responsible for identifying raw materials and technology needed to manufacture.

Education

Education
May 1994 - Jun 1996

M.sc Polymer Engineering

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