University of Dayton
B.A. in Psychology; Minor in Philosophy and Bible & Religion
Managing $10M in revenue in semiconductor, aerospace, defense, medical, and automotive industries
As Executive Director, I was responsible for the business operations of this contemporary church of about 750 average weekly attendance. Responsibilities include:
Bullen Semiconductor (BSC) is a world leader in providing silicon spare products to the semiconductor high tech industry. Annual sales of BSC were projected to be $125 million in 2008. Bullen Ultrasonics was purchased by Lam Research in November of 2006. Lam Research (LRCX: NASDAQ) is a $2.5 billion semiconductor equipment company.
I was asked to help create a Business Development department to expand BSC into markets beyond the semiconductor industry. At the time of my resignation, we were able to expand BSC into the solar market and increased new business to $9M by July 2008 with projections of $15M by the end of the fiscal year.
As a manager in the Business Development Department, an annual budget was created which forecasted annual sales projections, expenses, and research and development projects. Our team coordinated efforts between Engineering, Finance, Marketing, Information Technology, Research and Development, Customer Service, and Planning and Scheduling at three different sites around the world.
I managed a team that successfully launched the revised website (www.bullensemi.com) and coordinated the design, photography, and copy write on the site. I also worked with a team that created a marketing video to be used at tradeshows.
I was asked by the President of Bullen Ultrasonics (BUI) to lead the first international expansion of the company to Asia. I established the company as a Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise in Suzhou, China in 2003. I then provided senior level oversight to the renovation of the new facility and the qualification of the facility for production.
As the Asian Coordinator, the General Manager of the Suzhou Facility reported directly to me. I reported direct to the President and was responsible for the overall financial health, the product line provided direct to Bullen's largest customer, Human Resources, IT, Facilities, and Logistics. A total of 40 employees reported indirectly to me via the General Manager. The annual revenue of the Suzhou, China Facility was around $6M.
The position required presentations to be made to the Board of Directors, all employees during company meetings, government officials, and customers. I worked closely with the President in developing overall strategy and organizational alignment for the Suzhou Facility. This included alignment of corporate goals with individual objectives for the General Manager and all employees at the Suzhou site.
I was asked by the President of BUI to manage customer relationships previously managed personally by him. I managed a broad customer base in Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, Holland, and the United States with annual revenue of $5M.
As the Customer Relationship Manager, my duties included the following:
I was hired as a Full Time Youth Worker and was promoted to the Administrator of the center with a staff of 20 adults and 20 residents. Triple L Youth Center was an independent living center for teenagers ranging in ages between14-18 who desired to learn independent living skills.
As the Administrator, I was directly responsible to the CEO for strategic planning, evaluation of the staff, facility management, human resources, and presentations to the Board of Directors when required.
I enjoy running and have competed in several half marathons and a full marathon. I have been married to my wife, Heather, since 1995 and have three wonderful children. Michael (1998), Annabel (2002), and Lucy (2007).
In June 2008, I decided to leave the corporate world and follow God's call on my life by pursuing a vocation in ministry. I have been blessed in being trusted with many leadership responsibilities and have effectively used my experience, education, and abilities to serve corporate and non-profit organizations. I hope to use this interesting mix of experiences to serve a local church body to improve effectiveness in meeting the vision, mission, and values of their church. I'm interested in churches that are striving to share the love of Christ with the world through life in community and working to relieve suffering around the world.
Communities United Partnership
My wife, the founder and director, and I served in leadership with a program of World Hope International. C.U.P is a partnership between the rural city of Eaton, OH and five small villages in Sierra Leone, Africa focusing on sustainable rural development. I was able to work directly with the World Hope staff in Makeni by providing a workshop on strategic planning, a leadership retreat, and a training with the Wesleyan pastors. I traveled to Sierra Leone three times from 2006-2008 and worked with the staff to establish yearly budgets and to prioritize projects.
First Step is a new program at World Hope International which is working with the Sierra Leone government to create a Fair Trade Export Processing Zone which will court foreign investment to Sierra Leone, increase employment, and improve working conditions. I am serving on the advisory team.
Crossroads Church is a church plant of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Eaton, OH. My wife and I joined the church in the early stages. I was involved in various forms of leadership within the church:
United Wesleyan Church
Prior to joining the Staff of UWC, I led a strategic planning session with the pastors and staff establishing 3-year goals and objectives.
Chinese House Church
Through the work at Bullen in Suzhou, China, I was able to assist the Chinese house churches through preaching and teaching.