|Years: 2015 to 2019
||Employer: Safariland, LLC
||Title: V.P. of Product Design
||Department: Body Armor
||Responsibilities: Reporting to GM then CEO, performed deep-dive Scope / Diagnostic resulting in an Executive Summary of Recommendations for Safariland's Soft Body Armor and Holster businesses, across US, Europe and Mexico, focused on engineering capabilities from ideation to manufacturing and related go-to-market processes. Assessed team member's roles, responsibilities, challenges, pain points, product design and development processes, manufacturing hand-offs, calendars, technologies and supporting systems. Established new processes and groundwork for PLM implementation (Centric) while reducing complexity in Soft Armor. Instrumental in redesign on new ballistic panel shape and grade launched at SHOT 2016.
Responsible for Soft Body Armor DES (Design Engineering Systems team) R&D, including Design, Technical Design, Project Management, Materials Management, Pre-Production to Manufacturing. Phased-in select recommendations from Diagnostic including implementation of Centric PLM and Optitex suite of products (CAD/ 3D), massive process complexity reduction, state of the art manufacturing improvements, redesign if new soft armor panel shape, and molded female armor.
|Years: 2008 to 2015
||Employer: WWA Advisors LLC
||Title: Executive Consultant
||Responsibilities: Reporting to the CEO of this world-renowned consulting firm for the sewn products industry, focused on optimizing front-end business processes, performed PLM scopes and evaluations, operational and supply chain assessments and improvements, go-to-market plans, defining appropriate strategies, helping clients achieve tangible results.
Clients included Under Armour, Fast Retailing: Helmut Lang, Theory, SNC Tech, Kaltex Apparel, American Denimatrix, VESTEX, Vans/VF, Mountain Equipment Co-Op, Deckers Outdoor, Cotton Council International, Revman International, Big Strike Gores Group, La Jolla Group, Koramsa, Colorep, Amoena, Bluewater Defense, Charles River Apparel, Winds Enterprises/Winds Group, Grupo Merlet, Perry Ellis, C&C Laundry (LA), Operation Warm.
|Years: 2007 to 2008
||Employer: Burton Snowboards
||Title: V.P. Apparel
||Responsibilities: Reporting to GM, responsible for supporting all apparel, gear, accessories and related products of the Burton family of global board sports brands; consolidated and redirected apparel-related activities from design & development, merchandising, product development, to global sourcing and production, while significantly improving performance, fit, quality, margins and on-time deliveries. Supported new acquisitions of board sports brands.
|Years: 2003 to 2007
||Employer: Gabani Inc.
||Department: Apparel Manufacturing
||Responsibilities: Developed direct business for a consortium of global apparel manufacturers; provided very competitive sourcing -- bypassing sourcing agents, importers and trading companies, providing R&D and design services when necessary. Contributions resulted in improved products, margins and quality, shorter lead times, and efficient direct buyer-to-supplier communications.
|Years: 2000 to 2003
||Title: Executive Vice President of Operations
||Department: Ivy/AJ Brandon Division
||Responsibilities: Reporting to divisional President, responsible for restructuring this major sportswear division with direct responsibilities from design, development, sourcing, production, to traffic, logistics and customer service. Created and implemented a global supply chain strategy that redefined processes increasing efficiencies, reducing cost, while meeting a wide range of stringent customer demands, and corporate consolidation. Reduced overhead by 50% within 6 months, delivering goods 90% on-time by start ship dates, improving sell-throughs.
|Years: 1999 to 2000
||Employer: Ashworth, Inc.
||Title: Vice President Operations
||Responsibilities: Reporting to President, responsible for the development, sourcing and production of lifestyle, golf apparel, technical/performance collection and a wide range of related gear and accessories. Restructured the front-end development and manufacturing processes; implemented textile and garment testing protocols resulting in improved cost, quality, fit, and construction. Highly proactive in the development of high-performance technical fibers and finishes.
|Years: 1993 to 1999
||Employer: Reebok International
||Title: General Merchandise Manager
||Department: Merchandising / Reebok GOLF / Greg Norman Division
||Responsibilities: Reporting to Divisional President, instrumental in refocusing, redesigning and resourcing all lifestyle apparel and gear;. Responsible for the design, development and sourcing of all product categories. Developed proprietary performance-enhancing apparel in moisture management, thermo regulation, sun protection, waterproof/wind resistance, soil repellency, anti-microbial, no restriction 4-way stretch, wrinkle resistance, etc. all designed to maximize product, wearer performance and comfort. Increased channels of distribution to include major specialty stores, department stores, sporting goods chains, catalogs, green grass and off-course specialty retailers.
|Years: 1991 to 1993
||Employer: Aureus Ltd.
||Title: Vice President
||Department: Design & Merchandising
||Responsibilities: Reporting to President, redesigned product line for this $50M golf apparel company. Responsibilities included all stages from concept, through design and development, supervising design and merchandising teams, working closely with factories in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
|Years: 1982 to 1991
||Title: President and Founder
||Responsibilities: Created unique product to fill a niche in the bridge/designer market with a brand-new approach to knitwear. Clients included Saks, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel, Bloomingdale’s, Dillard's, and Nordstrom.