Customer and quality driven Operations Executive with over 25 years of operations and supply chain management experience gained within rapid growth and start-up environments. Professional growth through positions as Process Engineer, Plant Manager, Purchasing Manager, General Manager, VP Manufacturing & Purchasing and VP Operations. The expertise gained in large corporations has enhanced a continuous track record of reducing costs, reducing inventories and streamlining operations while improving quality and customer satisfaction.
TEAM BUILDING / ACQUISITION INTEGRATION
Assembled and led multifunctional team that completed a move and startup integration in 3 weeks which resulted in $8 million new sales, added over 500 new customers.
Led multifunctional team integrating 2 companies in 18 months resulting in $16.6 million new sales, reduced labor by 26% saving over $380,000/yr even though workload was increased by 250%.
INNOVATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING / ANALYSIS / OUTSOURCING
Revamped manufacturing, warehousing and purchasing processes resulting in vendor on time delivery improvement from 84% to 98%, customer on time delivery improvement from 75% to 94%, raw material cost savings over $500,000/yr, inbound freight savings of $50,000 and overtime savings of $20,000.
PRODUCT / PLANT START-UPS
Led team (In-house, Customer, Co-packer) to develop a new product, commercialize the manufacturing process and deliver the needed goods for a regional and national product launch resulting in new sales of $3.5 million.
Initiated plant expansion move, negotiated lease and designed plant layout and monitored new construction resulting in saving the company $250,000, resolved county legal issues and allowed sales capacity to grow from $3 million to $17 million annually.