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Name Steven
Phone
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Consultant
Sagin LLC
Chicago, IL
(Management Consulting)

Project Manager
James Hardie Building Products
Peru, IL
(Manufacturing)

Director of Engineering
Corey Steel Company
Cicero, IL
(Steel)

Key Accomplishments Seasoned operations professional with solid engineering background and best-practices business and project management experience, with full accountability for meeting budgetary and schedule constraints in union and non-union settings.

Provide project management, operations, maintenance and business process consulting, risk assessment and interim management services for renewable energy, industrial, food and hospitality sectors.

Engineered and managed capital projects to upgrade power infrastructure including switchgear, transformers, substations, power factor (VAR) compensation, power quality, SCADA system, and smart grid systems for 24 / 7 / 365 industrial facilities.

Key abilities include project management from conception to commissioning, asset reliability, maintenance management systems, technical training, risk assessment, manufacturing operations, engineering management, smart grid and renewable energy.
Education / Skills J.L. KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Master of Business Administration
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS at URBANA-CHAMPAIGN Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering
Project management, engineering management, smart grid, power generation, renewable energy,smart grid, asset reliability
Particular strengths in heavy industrials, energy, metals, paper, packaging & hospitality sectors.

Name John
Phone 630-803-2468 Cell
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions Sales / Business Devlpmnt
ProAmapc - Flexibles & Extrusion
Chicago, IL
(Flexible Packaging)

General Manager
AMPAC Flexibles
Elk Grove Village, IL
(Flexible Packaging)

Business Dev / Site Mgr
ALCAN PACKAGING
Chicago, IL/Bellwood, IL
(Flexible Packaging)

Key Accomplishments Develop & cultivate new business relationships to support the sale of ProAmpac packaging products & services to include stand up pouches, rollstock, retort, hot/cold fill, dry food & other market applications tied to a flexible packaging solutions.

General Manager - Manage the overall business for the Elk Grove Village facility of Ampac Flexibles. Business focused on growing and optimizing the retort pouch market in human food and pet care products as well as the non-retort stand up pouch business opportunities for some of the largest multi-national organizations that participate in these markets. Day to day responsibilities focus on commercial relationships, customer service, quality, site profitability, pricing, production, and overall site management.

Business Development - Manage the business relationship for MARS North America which began with the implementation of a 2004 multi-million dollar business award. Commercial responsibilities focused on customer service, quality assurance, account profitability / EVA, Mars site qualification protocol, product pricing, logistics and overall site implementation involving several plant locations. The Mars account grew from $5.6 million dollars in 2004 to over $40 million dollars in 2009.

Site Business Manager - Manage all site activities for Alcan Packaging Bellwood, a $40M manufacturer of flexible packaging with a unionized employee workforce of 125. Responsibilities focused on customer service, quality assurance, production planning & scheduling, product pricing, materials procurement, finance, logistics, continuous improvement initiatives and human resources.
Education / Skills B.S., Business DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
Yellow Belt Certification (Continuous Improvement) September 2008
Certified Public Accountant - State of Illinois


Name Christopher
Phone 312-296-0906
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Dir IT Infrastructure/Ops
Uline Shipping Supplies
Pleasant Prairie, WI
(B2B, Catalog )

Dir IT Infrastructure/Ops
CCC Information Services
Chicago, IL
(Insurance SaaS)

Sr. Mgr Infrastructure/Op
Discover Financial
Riverwoods, IL
(Financial)

Key Accomplishments Created data center world class operation. Engineered and upgraded servers, VMWare (Vsphere 6.0), storage (EMC), desktops, network (Cisco, F5, Checkpoint, Citrix), telephony (Avaya).

Program managed many projects - building construction, data room buildouts, network upgrades, VMWare upgrades, telephony upgrades. Managed professional staff performing that work. Performed performance reviews, hired and fired.

Managed the creation of processes and procedures for te data center, for change management, for incident handling and control, for release management. Performed audits of mentioned processes ensuring compliance.

Managed disaster recovery exercises. Managed and prepared documentation surrounding DR exercises. Also, focused on Business Continuity ensuring the business would sustain business interrupting events. Tested regularly.
Education / Skills MBA, Depaul University BS, Mathematics and Computer Science Telecommunications, DePaul University
PMP, ITILv3 Foundations, DCCA, A+, Net+, Security+ - current CCNA, MCSE - expired
Knowledge of PC, mid-range, mainframe, networks, telephony, WAN/LAN/wireless, program management.


Name Confidential
Phone
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $175K +
State Wisconsin
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Legal Counsel
Global Pharmaceutical Company
Singapore
(R&D; consumer healthcare)

Vice President, Legal
Fiskars Brands
Madison WI
(Global Consumer Goods)

Attorney Internat'l
Dow Corning
Midland MI
(Chemical Manufacture)

Key Accomplishments Establishing new companies throughout Asia and negotiating and directing multiple acquisitions and divestitures. Instituting strategic collaborations with 3 major pharmaceutical companies and 6 research universities to increase funding and research.

Rebuilding a legal team to restore the confidence of senior management so that they were assured they were being advised by well-versed professionals capable of delivering sound opinions, advice, and recommendations.

Developing the first in-house legal department for 2 growing enterprises to identify the potential pitfalls of business growth while reducing the overall risk profile.

Implementing new processes for product and trademark development, including strategies for IP rights registration and prosecution.
Education / Skills Juris Doctorate Columbia University School of Law, New York, New York
Master of International Management Baylor University BA Economics Michigan State University
State Bars of Michigan and New York, Certified in Financial Management and Management Accounting.
Fluent in German, strong skills in French and Spanish, basic skills in Mandarin, Russian and Japanese.

Name David
Phone 480-584-6133
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Arizona
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions President
Intercast & Forge
Australia
(Automotive OEM/rail parts)

Chief Operating Officer
Intercast & Forge
Australia
(Automotive OEM/rail parts)

Division Director
GNB/Exide Technologies
Lombard, Illinois
(Standby power systems)

Key Accomplishments Expanded multi site responsibility to further develop and expand areas of Manufacturing Operations Excellence. Direct reports include positions of Chief Financial Officer, Operations, Sales and Marketing, and Manager of Product Development.

Recruited to lead iron foundry turnaround/improvement plan. Focus operations on improving customer service, quality, profitability, and growth.  Initiated training/development for Black and Green Belts.  Reduced scrap 50%  Reduced labor 30%

Doubled manufacturing capability Improved throughput 48%, accelerated cycle times 36%, and enhan Reduced Dock-to-Dock times of 54%. Achieved ISO 9002 and 14000 certification. ced product performance 15%. Reduced Work In Process 44%.

Reduced recordable injuries at smelter operation 50% for three consecutive years. Increased first time yields of smelting furnace operations 58%. Successfully converted plant to 24/7 operations
Education / Skills Bachelor of Science-Finance, School of Business, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
Plant P&L Responsibility Quality & Performance Improvement International Experience
Manufacturing Lean Leader Manufacturing & Facilities Engineering Multi-Site Manufacturing Operations
Union Contract Negotiations Environmental / Health & Safety Compliance

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