Expert in Global Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, Distribution, Warehousing, Manufacturing
Expert is a visionary leader who has successfully delivered results through innovation and collaborative planning and execution focused on operational excellence, positive change management, and continuous improvement in overall quality, cost, and service to the customer.
Expert has designed and implemented ongoing continuous improvement in global supply chains efficiency and effectiveness focusing on quality, cost, and service to customer.
He is highly versed in all modes of transportation planning and execution, including: domestic & international; courier, parcel, LTL, FTL, company fleet, FCL, LCL, and airfreight. He has leveraged service provider capabilities to deliver maximum value add to all stakeholders
Expert has designed, implemented, and managed multi-site distribution networks in; BTB, BTC, omni-channel, union, non-union, company-owned, and third-party contract operating environments.
He has designed, implemented, and managed multi-site / multi-national manufacturing operations in automotive, electronics, CPG, and industrial goods.
Expert has also designed and implemented Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) operations in domestic and international business settings. He has established "trade compliance" departments and trained / developed staff. He is familiar with all aspects of international trade compliance and trading block (i.e., NAFTA, MERCOSUR, ASEAN, etc) requirements including duty drawback, VAT, VAT recovery and others.
He has designed, built, implemented, managed numerous warehouse / distribution center sites in domestic and international business settings.
He is familiar with all aspects of information technology, including design, concept review, outsourcing, training, implementation, and ongoing continuous improvement.
Expert has extensive experience in packaging engineering and cost optimization of automotive, electronics, medical devices, and various CPG products.
As a consultant, Expert conducts in-depth reviews and analysis of clients' global supply chain functionality and results and then systematically proposes ways to improve quality and service and reduce non-value added activity / cost. Expert has also excelled in reviewing supply chain partners used by clients and then assists them implementing continuous improvement methodology designed to leverage service provider capabilities customized to precisely match client long term goals and needs.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Phoenix, Arizona - Tucson, Arizona - Mesa, Arizona - Glendale, Arizona - Scottsdale, Arizona - Chandler, Arizona - Tempe, Arizona - Gilbert, Arizona - Peoria, Arizona
|Year: 1982||Degree: BSBA||Subject: Transportation - Logistics / Marketing||Institution: The Ohio State University|
|Year: 1985||Degree: MBA||Subject: Finance / Computer Science||Institution: Illinois State University|
|Years: 2010 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: President and Founder||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert leads this global supply chain consulting and business service. His company delivers value-add solutions in manufacturing, distribution, transportation, e-commerce, and retail, improving bottom-line quality, cost, and on-time performance.|
|Years: 2013 to 2015||Employer: Drive Medical||Title: Executive VP||Department: Global Operations & Logistics||Responsibilities: Expert led global supply chain operations, including manufacturing, distribution, transportation, logistics, trade compliance, and value-add operations. Responsibilities included direct and indirect management of 10 worldwide distribution centers, 24 manufacturing sites, and a $50M transportation budget.|
|Years: 2004 to 2013||Employer: TTI||Title: VP||Department: Global Operations & Logistics||Responsibilities: He led global supply chain operations, including manufacturing, distribution, transportation, logistics, trade compliance and value-add operations|
|Years: 1994 to 2004||Employer: Harley-Davidson||Title: Director||Department: Materials Management||Responsibilities: Expert designed and implemented first ever European and S.American "direct distribution" and operations network; established global logistics planning and engineering, trade compliance, sourcing, purchasing, supply base management, manufacturing plant support, and outbound distribution.|
|Years: 1986 to 1994||Employer: Exel Logistics USA||Title: Director of Operations||Department: Midwest Region||Responsibilities: His responsibilities included contract & public distribution center operations, transportation, value added services, strategic planning, information systems, industrial real estate, marketing, sales, and M&A.|
|Years: 1984 to 1986||Employer: Mobil Chemical Company||Title: Regional Customer Service Manager||Department: Midwest Region||Responsibilities: Expert managed all customer service activities for the Midwest Region, including daily order management, invoicing, special orders and production, and third party contract logistics services.|
|Years: 1982 to 1984||Employer: Ecolab Inc.||Title: Warehouse Manager||Department:||Responsibilities: He led and managed all logistics activities for site, duties included inbound raw material receiving for manufacturing including bulk liquid and dry chemical products via truck and rail; packaging; outbound material distribution; inter-plant and regional DC support; transportation planning and execution, company owned fleet, and manufacturing support.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2004 to 1915||Country / Region: Asia / China||Summary: Expert designed and implemented multi-site distribution and manufacturing sites/logistics networks.|
|Years: 1994 to 1915||Country / Region: Europe / Middle East / Africa||Summary: He designed and implemented multi-site distribution and manufacturing sites/logistics networks.|
|Years: 1985 to 1915||Country / Region: Mexico / S.America||Summary: Expert designed and implemented multi-site distribution and manufacturing sites/logistics networks.|
|Associations / Societies|
|CSCMP roundtable officer|
|Awards / Recognition|
|Procter & Gamble - President's Award|
|Expert has assisted Procter & Gamble entry into "club store" business channel in 80's starting in California. Member of core market entry team developing product campaigns and planning / implementing product conversion / packaging centers in multi-sites starting in California, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Mexico|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|His was the first ever expatriate family for Harley-Davidson living and working in various locations in Europe from 1994-2000. He established the first-ever internationally owned/operated operations for Harley-Davidson in Europe, Brazil, and Singapore.
He designed and directed all logistics support for Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary Open Road Tour celebrating company 100th Anniversary. This project included event site set up at 10 global venues in USA, Australia, Japan, Europe of 4 twenty-thousand-square-foot portable museums, concert staging, and museum exhibits involving 150 full truck loads of materials and equipment. He was responsible for the overall marketing of the company and history, reaching over 2 billion people globally.