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RICHARD L. SCHULTE
14558 Wildgrove Road Home: 858-679-9566
Poway, CA 92064 Cell: 978-302-3867
Email: [email protected]
Accomplished and versatile executive, leading growth-oriented b-c and b-b direct marketing, direct sales and manufacturing organizations. Specific experience managing P&L’s at the corporate and business unit level, as well as, integrated marketing models, supply chain operations, manufacturing and call centers. Demonstrated ability to work strategically across a broad range of disciplines.
National Pen Corporation,CEO October, 2006 – December, 2008
Provided short and long term direction to this $250 million direct marketer, supplier and manufacturer of promotional products sold to small businesses throughout North America and Europe.
Deluxe Corporation, Inc. 1995 – 2006
A $1.8 billion market leader, manufacturing and marketing a wide range of personalized printed products and services to financial institutions, consumers, and small businesses throughout North America.
President, Deluxe Small Business Services 2004 – 2006
Provided strategic leadership for a $1 billion, 5,000-employee business unit focused on serving the needs of small businesses.
President, Deluxe Business Services & Supply Chain 2000 – 2004
Provided strategic direction and management to a $250 million business unit, engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of business checks, forms, and related products and services to small businesses.
Directed supply chain operations in support of all Deluxe business units, including product engineering, inventory management, procurement, and distribution.
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain & Operations 1999 – 2000
Led the management of 13 manufacturing sites and 4,000 employees located throughout the United States, as well as provided supply chain support to all business units, including product engineering, inventory management, procurement, engineering, and distribution.
President, Checks Unlimited 1995 - 1999
Provided strategic direction and management of this $200 million, 1,200-employee, direct marketer and manufacturer of personal and business check products.
· Increased revenues by 68% over 4 years by aggressively procuring limited advertising space, re-engineering the call center, new check design roll-outs, and introduction of a business products line.
Current, Inc. 1978 – 1995
A direct marketer and manufacturer of paper products, including greeting cards, gift wrap, calendars, cookbooks, and wall decorations. Additional small gifts offered, such as ornaments, bows, figurines, and toys, were sourced overseas.
Vice President, Marketing 1993 – 1995
Set strategy and provided direction to the areas of forecasting, sales analysis, circulation planning, promotional planning, and catalog production.
Vice President, Materials and Customer Service 1989 – 1993
Directed the activities of engineering, new product development, procurement, inventory planning, customer service, and quality assurance, ensuring product speed to market and high levels of customer satisfaction.
· Led the design and build-out of a phone order entry department.
Director, Manufacturing 1981 – 1989
Increasing responsibilities over an 8-year period in manufacturing. Provided direction to a work force of 1,000 employees in a sheet-fed, offset printing environment. This included printing, bindery, warehousing, packaging, and order fulfillment operations.
Manager, Production Scheduling 1978 – 1981
Managed the efficient scheduling of pressroom and bindery operations, and converted marketing forecasts into raw material requirements plans.
University of Wyoming Bachelor of Science, Marketing 1978
NACD Role of Board in Risk Oversight 2004
and Succession Planning
Harvard Business School Making Corporate Boards More Effective 2002
Carlson School of Management 21st Century Program 2002
United Way National Chairperson for Deluxe 2002
United Way Leadership Giving Chairperson for Deluxe 2003
Mentor for Minnesota Menttium 100 Program 2002 & 2003
North Central Massachusetts United Way Board of Directors 2006