General Operations Manager
Van Stry Design
Responsible for day-to-day operations and principal sales contact for this successful family-owned manufacturing business specializing in design and manufacture of custom display products for retail businesses.
- Key player in increasing overall sales 350% from 2002 to 2007 through customized development of retail displays, high quality service, and improved efficiencies in sourcing
- Personally closed over $9 million in sales in 2008
- Relocated production of new and repeat items to Southeast Asian manufacturers, reducing overhead, improving gross margins, and growing sales volume through competitive pricing
- Reduced delivery time and handling costs for frequently ordered products by implementing a west coast import, warehousing, and shipping operation
- Improved operations and tracking through purchase of an ERP system to replace outdated accounting system