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Work experience

20082009

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

US Water Services, MN

Galvanized disparate teams, created unity and cohesion in alignment with business strategy. Implemented Lean Six Sigma methodologies to improve performance.

20062008

VICE PRESIDENT, ENGINEERING AND RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

US BioEnergy, MN

Developed new business and led efforts to build six new ethanol plants valued in excess of $900 million. Led three directors accountable for construction, new business development, and research & development; supervised 10 indirect staff. Evaluated technologies, R&D efforts, and new business opportunities within the alternative energy industry.

20042006

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER / DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL PACKAGING

Bobcat Company, ND

Member of the senior leadership team, which successfully refined and optimized operations through the practical application of Lean Six Sigma programs and enterprise-wide supply chain efforts. Created a world-class manufacturing operation and promoted use of a strategic change model, which included strategy, benefits, drivers, and restraints to identify issues and proactively manage change. Implemented standard operating procedures (SOPs) for production planning and inventory control.

20002001

EVP PROFESSIONAL SERVICES / BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Empriva, Inc., MO

Retained as corporate officer subsequent to Empriva's purchase of Engineered Synergy. Built, motivated, and led team of 18 for start-up software company specializing in web-based and traditional packaging solutions. As subject matter expert (SME), initiated innovations in package engineering and software development. Presented information to the Board and venture capital firms to obtain funding. Created candidate recruitment process.

19982000

PRESIDENT

Engineered Synergy (ES), LLC, OH

Founded a successful company that provided packaging specification solutions and package engineering services. Grew the company to 15 employees within 18 months. Managed all company operations, finance, human resources, sales, marketing, product development, venture capital, and merger negotiations.

Education

1996Present

MS

ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, NY
1986Present

BS

UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS, MN

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Additional Work Experience

Borden Foods Research & Development Center, Columbus, OH [1992-1998]DIRECTOR OF PACKAGING DEVELOPMENT ['95-‘98] 

MANAGER, PACKAGE ENGINEERING ['92-‘95]

Mitchell Capital Management, Kansas City, MO [2001-2004]PRESIDENT

United Foods, Ogden, UT [1990-1992]PLANT MANAGER

Certifications and Affiliations

Certifications & Training

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Certified Packaging Professional (CPP), Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP)
  • Fundamentals of Packaging Technology, IoPP, Milwaukee, WI

Affiliations

  • Member, Institute of Packaging Professionals
  • Member, IoPP's Consultants Council

Core Competencies

  • Packaging Innovation
  • Emerging Technology
  • Process Improvement
  • Logistics Management
  • Turnaround Leadership
  • Cost Reduction Initiatives
  • Staff Training & Motivation
  • Lean Six Sigma Methodologies

Summary

Senior Global Packaging Operations Executive

 

"Putting all the pieces together from everywhere to anywhere defect-free, on-time at lowest cost"

Profit improvement specialist. Diagnoses and eliminates logistical roadblocks, processing obstacles, and delivery barriers leveraging IT, engineering and human factors solutions. Designs, implements, and manages smooth changes that increase revenues, reduce costs, and improve enterprise-wide, global processes.