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Expert in Sputtering targets, semiconductor supply chain, tantalum, copper, aluminum and titanium metals for semiconductors. ERP systems implementation.

Expert ID: 733681 Ohio, USA

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Experience includes 26 years working in the semiconductor supply chain providing high purity PVD sputtering targets. Worked with leading edge semiconductor customers and quality systems. Supply chain expertise includes high purity aluminum, titanium, copper and tantalum semiconductor grade materials.

• Program Manager and primary person responsible for companywide Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation of Industrial & Financial Systems (IFS) a mid-market leader in module based business software; ERP functionality included modules for total business execution.
o Facilitated steering committee meetings and organized process teams, acquired manpower resources and facilitated process team leader meetings.
o Provided business intelligence reports using Crystal Reports (SAP) and SQL server code for database mining. Enabled successful internal team knowledge growth to support the system into the future. In the years following implementation no consulting contractors were utilized with the exception of minimal Oracle database support.
o Tracked 2 year, $4M project to budget and project plan using MS Project.
o Prepared key PM documents including project scope, plans, Gantt chart and weekly progress summaries.
o Facilitated vendor evaluations and end user input from three Tosoh subsidiary companies. After completing evaluation on finalists selected IFS compared with Epicor and SAP.
o Implemented integrated IFS ERP for US, Korea, Taiwan and China subsidiaries.
o Modules implemented included finance, manufacturing execution, inventory, purchasing CRM, maintenance, quality and project management.
o Implementation fully operational on go-live date and project was within budget.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1982 Degree: Bachelor Subject: Industrial Engineering Institution: Cleveland State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2016 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Sr. Management Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Self-employed provider of management consulting and contract services with a focus on business operations and development, project management, strategic planning and quality systems. Create opportunities and solve problems by utilizing global business experiences to provide operational improvements and management coaching. Practitioner of LEAN methods including value stream mapping, 5S, A3 problem solving, visual factory and Kanban. Provide strategic insight and technical guidance for companies in the semiconductor supply chain.
Years: 2006 to 2015 Employer: Tosoh SMD, Inc. Title: President & COO Department: Responsibilities: Manufacturer of high purity sputtering targets and thin film deposition materials serving the semiconductor, solar and flat panel industries. Managed global business division including operations in US, Korea, Taiwan and China. Leader of a seven member executive management team to optimize business performance and results. VP and Director level reports include Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology, Global Operations, Corporate Strategy, Sales and Marketing.
• Responsible for planning, budgeting, strategic hiring and overall profit and loss for the company. Prepared and presented board level presentation materials.
• Facilitated strategic planning process and a cadence of change for new product and process improvements. Internalized core processes to manufacture key target materials for sustainable competitive advantage.
• Leveraged large account management process, sales team, engineering and executive relationships for success. Achieved Preferred Quality Supplier award at Intel among 16,000 suppliers.
• Re-established relationships with dominant Semiconductor OEM to drive growth and qualify as the Best Known Method on leading edge products. Developed products for 450mm wafer targets ahead of competition.
• Established subsidiary in Shanghai to strengthen the company’s Asian presence in Semiconductor and Flat Panel Display. Moved into new markets for solar and FPD thin film materials. Won qualification and high volume manufacturing at the largest FPD supplier in China. Implemented strategic supply agreement with a key Chinese partner. Built strong relationships with strategic material suppliers located globally.
• Promoted LEAN principles in cooperation with the Ohio State University. Implemented Executive Sales & Operations Planning processes and Project Management training and structure.

Years: 2001 to 2006 Employer: Tosoh SMD, Inc. Title: Director, Quality & Process Reliability Department: Responsibilities: Director of engineering and management personnel responsible for implementation and maintenance of all quality, environmental health, safety, plant and equipment maintenance systems.
• Implemented ISO9001, QS9000, environmental health and safety systems and ISO14001 environmental certification. Safety performance below half the national average utilizing behavior based safety approach.
• Program Manager and primary person responsible for companywide Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation of Industrial & Financial Systems (IFS) a mid-market leader in module based business software; ERP functionality included modules for total business execution.
o Facilitated steering committee meetings and organized process teams, acquired manpower resources and facilitated process team leader meetings.
o Provided business intelligence reports using Crystal Reports (SAP) and SQL server code for database mining. Enabled successful internal team knowledge growth to support the system into the future. In the years following implementation no consulting contractors were utilized with the exception of minimal Oracle database support.


o Tracked 2 year, $4M project to budget and project plan using MS Project.
o Prepared key PM documents including project scope, plans, Gantt chart and weekly progress summaries.
o Facilitated vendor evaluations and end user input from three Tosoh subsidiary companies. After completing evaluation on finalists selected IFS compared with Epicor and SAP.
o Implemented integrated IFS ERP for US, Korea, Taiwan and China subsidiaries.
o Modules implemented included finance, manufacturing execution, inventory, purchasing CRM, maintenance, quality and project management.
o Implementation fully operational on go-live date and project was within budget.

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