1997 – 1999:Ameron Pole Products Division, Ventura, California
President of a $50 million division of Ameron International, a diversified manufacturer of building products.The Pole Products Division designed and fabricated concrete and steel lighting systems used in highway applications.The division was located in Ventura, California with manufacturing sites in Oakland, California, Everett, Washington, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a distribution facility in Anniston, Alabama.Significant accomplishments include:
·Negotiated an exclusive, multi-year supply contract with Southern California Edison to supply street lighting poles in their entire operating area.
·Introduced quick-change fiberglass molds that significantly changed the ROI on tooling costs and allowed the company to produce concrete poles in smaller production lots.
·Gained corporate approval to build another manufacturing site in the Southeast in order to offset the high cost of transportation.This allowed the company to capture additional market share in a high-growth (housing starts) region.
·Negotiated corporate wide, multi-year supply agreements with Owens Corning and PPG, which resulted in $ 15 million in savings over the life of the agreements.
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1993 – 1997:Speedring Division, Cullman, Alabama
President of $ 40 million precision manufacturing division of Axsys Technologies, a public company specializing in precision optics and motion control for aerospace applications.At that time, Speedring was one of only two beryllium fabricators in North America, but was not profitable and was loosing market share.I was brought in on a turn-around assignment.Significant accomplishments include:
·Restructured the work force into employee-directed teams that participated in an incentive based profit sharing plan.
·Worked with OSHA and doctors from The National Jewish Respiratory Center to develop the first air-monitoring standards for machining of beryllium.
·Captured a major, multi-year manufacturing program (LANTIRN) from the competition, adding significant production volume.
·Negotiated the purchase of the other beryllium fabricator from Lockheed-Martin, and consolidated production from Florida to Alabama within 90 days without missing any contract deliveries.
Other Employment History:
1986 – 1993:FMS Corporation, Los Angeles, California
Various ascending responsibilities in Operations and Marketing, ending as Vice President of Domestic Operations for a division manufacturing mechanical components for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and the M113 Armored Personnel Carrier.
1981 – 1986:Lockheed Corporation, Seattle, Washington
Various ascending responsibilities in Operations and Contracts, ending as Assistant General Manager of Ship Repair at the Lock-Port facility (Portland, Oregon).
1976 – 1981:U.S. Army
Infantry officer serving in line units in the US and Korea.Infantry company commander in the 9th Infantry Division (Ft. Lewis, Washington) and 2d Infantry Division (Korea).