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Work History

Aug2016Present

Purchasing Manager

Navistar

Manage Spend for Navistar Proving Grounds- New Carlisle, IN. 

Manage Replenishment/Inventory system

Apr 20102016

Senior Sourcing

AM General
Specialties

• Strategy Development and Execution• Business Process Redesign• Spend Diagnostics • Supplier Optimization • Contract Negotiations• Risk Management • Commodity Management• FDA, SOX, and CE Regulations• Cost Improvement• Leadership and Teamwork Skills• Business Partner RelationshipsManage Electrical and Eletronics associated with Military Tactical Vehicles.

Ensure compliance to DOD and FAR regulations, conformance to specifications, and Value Engineering efforts. Develop RFQ, pre-award, and post-award contract administration for all Electrical suppliers.

Sep 2009Oct 2012

Professor Computer Engineering and Electronic Technologies

ITT Technical Institute

Former Chair of Computer Engineering and Electronics Department, actively serve as Bachelor level Adjunct Professor for Electronics (Microprocessors, Capstone,Circuit Analysis), Advanced Statistics, Economics, Professional Development, and General Education classes.

Aug 2005Nov 2008

Corporate Supply Chain Manager

United Fixtures Interlake

• Strategy Development and Execution• Business Process Redesign• Spend Diagnostics • Supplier Optimization • Contract Negotiations• Risk Management • Commodity Management• FDA, SOX, and CE Regulations• Cost Improvement• Leadership and Teamwork Skills• Business Partner Relationships    -   

  Hedge Nat gas for 6 US Manufacturing plants saving $368K annually from Nymex index

-Established Asian Sources and importing logistics for container loads of steel fabricated parts for Mexico plants resulting in net save of over $395K annualized.

-Negotiated Scrap reclaim program netting over $250K over existing vendor annualized.

-Negotiated Global VDA (Volume Discount Agreement) for all UFC/Interlake/JDA plants with MSC reducing total global MRO spend 10% or $100K annualized.

-Launched $6 M bid packages for pallet racking accessory items resulting in net cost savings of $248K annualized.

-Sourced fastener hardware to China resulting in net cost savings of $608K annualized.

-Implemented PPAP “lite” process. For new product development.

-Reduced Packaging Spend by $120K

-Began “Global” Accessories Consolidation program.

Jan 2014Present

Adjunct Professor

Southwestern Michigan college

Teaching Macroeconomics as a hybrid class to 23 students. Directing students using Moodle (on-line construct) to post Blogs, discussion fourms, upload assignments, quizzes, and exams.

On Campus lecturing using Micro and Macro ideas and theories and incorporating them into everyday decisions, decisions students will be making, and leveraging ecomonic knowledge to use for thier careers and business ventures.

Apr 2000Aug 2005

Supplier Quality Manager

Acterna Corp.(JDSU)
Specialties

• Strategy Development and Execution• Business Process Redesign• Spend Diagnostics • Supplier Optimization • Contract Negotiations• Risk Management • Commodity Management• FDA, SOX, and CE Regulations• Cost Improvement• Leadership and Teamwork Skills• Business Partner Relationships

Jan 1990Apr 2000

Senior Component Engineer

Sourced, Qualified, and negotiated all components for $120M High Power Electronics company.

Project managed the medical gradient amplifier development using opposed current interleaved amplification for General Electric Medical Systems.Implemented demand flow technology.Established a supplier certification program and procedures for ISO 9000 inspection.Ensured the proper training of the quality and purchasing departments. Located and implemented a computerized facilities maintenance management and calibration software system.Managed a staff of 90 personnel in circuit board assembly.

-Created and implemented an internal and external Kanban system, which cut electronic assembly inventory by $380K a week and increased external magnetic components from 4 inventory turns to 24 on a $22M inventory item.

-Global Magnetics and printed circuits assemblies sourcing experience.

-VPA (Volume Purchase Agreement) development for commodities.

-Achieved cost savings of $80K by instituting Partminer and Agilesoft product data management tools for an engineering services division.

-Increased on-time work orders from 20% to 95% in two months by reducing internal WIP over $500K annualized.

-Saved $900K by moving magnetic component manufacturing offshore.

-Achieved Supplier Excellence Award from GEMS

Education

BBA

Western Michigan University

Served a Senior consultant for "High on Kalamazoo" Air Show. Recommended flight acts, vendors, and top line revenue activities to increase awareness and customer satisfaction.

MBA-Economics

Bethel College

Top Finisher Dalhousie International case Competition-Establishing Electronics Assembly operations in China. 3.67 GPA out of 4.00.

Certifications

Certified Supplier Diversity Manager

ISM

Certified Quality Engineer

ASQ
Apr 1997Present

Certified Quality Technician

ASQ
Jan 2012Present

Certified Professional Supply Chain

ISM
Mar 2012Present

Institute of Supply Management

CSDM
Jan 2008Present

IEEE Member / Contributor

IEEE

Aerospace Electronics Quality

Contract Mfg. Site Qualification

Cumulative Percent Defective

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