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Expert in Automated Production Equipment, Business Development & Operations

Expert ID: 727421 Oregon, USA

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Expert is a highly accomplished, results-driven leader with proven success and hands-on experience managing worldwide operations with solid global expertise and strong operations, business development, engineering, manufacturing and financial management. He has the ability to ascertain needs and goals, streamline operations and processes, envision new concepts and effectively communicate direction. Consistently delivers superior national and worldwide products. Extensive experience in the medical, pharmaceutical, solar, automotive, industrial, commercial and consumer product markets.

Expert has the ability to create and execute strategic change and to generate record sales supporting positive business growth and profitability. He has designed and implemented processes to achieve improved visibility, planning and forecasting for CRM, engineering, procurement, manufacturing, and quality management.

Expert has extensive experience in building, developing, managing and empowering highly productive management, sales, engineering and operations teams to exceed multi-million dollar quotas each year. Expert possesses an exceptional leadership style with solid ability to recognize business development opportunities. He has proven capability to initiate change, implement and develop innovative solutions.


Partnered with a start-up technology company to research the market for a Photo Spectrometer Testing Instrument. Advised leadership team on alternate strategies to enter the market and selling the business once established.
Created workshops for Healthcare Professionals to grow their practices. Workshops facilitate strategic planning and market analysis resulting in action plans and key metrics to drive growth.
Coached selling professionals in the art and science of business development and account management.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1999 Degree: MS Subject: Management Institution: Cardinal Stritch University
Year: 1997 Degree: BSBA Subject: Business Administration Institution: Cardinal Stitch University
Year: 1977 Degree: AS Subject: Mechanical Design Technology Institution: Madison Area Technical College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Principle Consultant Department: Owner
Responsibilities:
Advise and assist clients in solving business development, organizational and process problems with the objective of creating solutions that create measurable and sustainable value.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2008 to 2009 Employer: ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc Title: Director of Programs / Engineering Department: Program Management / Engineering
Responsibilities:
Responsible for managing the strategic proposal, program management, custom engineering, production support and customer service of custom precision production systems.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2000 to 2007 Employer: Mikron Assembly Technology Title: President / General Manager Department: North America
Responsibilities:
Responible for North America market and operations with full P&L responsibility, direct reports included Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, Service, Finance / Business Administration and Human Resources. Member of the Assembly Technology global division management team responible setting and steering the strategy of the division and the business unit.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1985 to 2000 Employer: Gilman Engineering & Manufacturing Title: National Sales Manager / Proposal Engineer / Mechanical Engineer Department: Sales & Engineering
Responsibilities:
Managed a national sales team of seven regional sales managers and two proposal analysts satisfying a $90M bookings plan annually.
Responsible for the proposal and presentation of multi-million dollar automated assembly systems. Responsible for the design, build and start-up of automated assembly systems for cylinder heads, engines, transmissions, turbochargers, steering gears, airbag inflators, alternators, electric motors, compressors, horns, fuse cables and others.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1984 to 1985 Employer: Craig Manufacturing Title: Product Design, Control Engineer Department: Engineering
Responsibilities:
Responsible for the complete design of custom web handling systems for the paper, film and foil industries, including unwind, winding, slitting and web guiding systems.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1979 to 1984 Employer: Lanair Inc. Title: Product Design / Manufacturing Engineer Department: Engineering / Manufacturing
Responsibilities:
Responsible for the complete design and manufacture of waste-oil fired commercial heating systems and automotive after-market products.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1977 to 1979 Employer: Burdick Corporation Title: Design Draftsman Department: Engineering
Responsibilities:
Responsible for the mechanical design layout of medical electronic equipment, including electrocardiographs, defibrillators, monitors and treadmills.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2000 to 2007 Country / Region: Switzerland / Europe Summary: Member of the global management team responsible for setting and steering the strategy of the automated assembly systems division. He launched 3 European product lines to the US market and lead global selling and project teams to win and build engineered to order production systems
Years: 2007 to 2007 Country / Region: Japan Summary: Participate in a US trade mission to Japan, sponsored by the US Commerce Department and AMT, to introduce US machine building companies to the leaders of Japanese manufactures with US businesses
Years: 2000 to 2007 Country / Region: Mexico Summary: Introduced European product line to Mexican market by meeting with customers, attending trade shows and speaking at conferences.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
He created a series of workshops for Healthcare Professionals to grow their practices. Workshops facilitated strategic planning and market analysis resulting in action plans and key metrics to drive growth.
Other Relevant Experience
Leadership / Strategic Planning / Global Business Development / Operations Management / Partnership Alliances / Contract Negotiations / Risk Mitigation / Sales & Marketing / Design Engineering / Project & Resource Management / Organizational Change / Lean Process Reengineering / Continuous Improvement

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