Stepp Mfg. Co. Inc., North Branch, MN
Built Stepp Mfg. Co. from ground up to an excess of $5 million with
35 employees. Worked to create jobs with ever changing designs
and continuous updates along with new technology. Created a department
based work flow with employees specialized for each phase of production.
Worked with Sales department and customer specs to design, document and
create necessary work flow thru the manufacturing cycle.
Chief Executive Officer
Oversaw all aspects of day-to-day operations and led the growth of this
expanding manufacturing company including client solicitation and cultivation;
marketing and sales; staff recruitment and management; risk management;
investment management; budget and cost management; Human resources
negotiations; infrastructure development and proprietary design development.
Built company infrastructure, financial backbone and client base, to ensure
a seamless connection to other functions including product development,
supply chain, IT and operations.
Established brand labeling recognition in federal, state, county and
city governments. Established Strategic Direction - Developed comprehensive
and realistic short and long range business plans, and provided critical
leadership by identifying business needs/gaps.
Determined and established criteria for resource management (e.g. staffing,
funding, and equipment)
based on business objectives and operational needs.Maintained full risk
management responsibilities including placement of property, casualty
insurance and evaluation of all risks to company assets.
Provided the analytical framework, financial metrics and benchmarks to enable
decisions, identify trends early and capitalize on opportunities with minimal