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Name Dirk
Phone 847-845-8459
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions Sr. Business Analyst
Trippe Manufacturing Company
Chicago, IL
(Power Protection Devices)

Director of Operations
Sunstone Imports, Inc.
Morton Grove, IL
(Jewelry Manufacturing)

Customer Service Manager
The Popcorn Factory
Lake Forest, Il
(Gourmet Food Gifts)

Key Accomplishments STRATEGY ENABLER. WHO AM I… OPERATIONS ANALYST… BUSINESS ANALYST…Creator of affordable, practical lean business processes and new system implementations that improve profitability and service in a light manufacturing environment. WHAT I DO…

As a specialist in value driven business analysis, project management, and corporate performance metrics that drive business decisions and enhance the bottom line, companies who typically hire me: Have cost overruns that are eroding margins;

Are producing inaccurate reports; Lack a process to project or forecast performance; Suffer from delays or mis-shipments of orders; Have projects that are stalled or lack resources to begin. HOW I ADD VALUE: With years of experience helping

companies streamline their operations, I can: Implement processes and systems to reduce waste and increase profit; Analyze and improve the business processes to standardize business rules, improve communications & reflect the voice of the customer.
Education / Skills University of Illinois, Urbana, IL. B.S. Psychology. Dean’s List. Honored as one of top 100 student leaders.
Associate’s Certificate in Business Analysis, Six Sigma Green Belt Training, Project Management Professional tra
APICS certified CPIM.


Name William
Phone 847-910-3169
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $175K +
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions President & CEO
ADS Logistics
Homewood, IL
(Logistics services)

Vice President
IRMCO
Evanston, IL
(Metal forming lubricants)

President & COO
Belmont Steel Corp
Evanston, IL
(Steel service center)

Key Accomplishments Quickly assembled new management team at private equity-owned firm, tripled EBITDA within 6 months, recognized as one of the safest companies in the industry, and prevented customer defections even as the automotive and steel recession deepened.

Commercialized a newly patented product - selling into new market segments. Easily transferred team building, leadership, operations management, and marketing skills into a new industry.

I have led or been a key operative in five turn-around situations. Have developed expertise as a fact-based decision-maker who focuses on the Key Success Actions needed to achieve the fastest and most sustainable improvement.

Excellent strategic planning and implementation skills. Co-author of a scenario planning study that outlined the evolution of the industry for the next 20 years. Led a very large scale market segmentation study.
Education / Skills MBA - University of Chicago Bachelor, Industrial & Systems Engineering - Georgia Tech
Proven leadership skills: manufacturing, processing, distribution, logistics, transportation, & supply chain functions.
Experienced leader in turn-around situations at public, privately held, and private equity-owned companies.
Team builder able to implement sustainable continuous improvement. Uses lean operations, six sigma, and Toyota methods.

Name Michael
Phone 847-648-5903
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions Operations Manager, Mfg.
Magil/Centrel Corp.
Lake Zurich, IL
(Power Gen/Elevator Equip)

Engineering Manager
Schindler Logistics Center (Adams Elevator)
Niles, IL
(Elevator/Escalator Equip)

Senior Mfg. Engineer
Adams Elevator Equipment Co.
Skokie, IL
(Elevator/Escalator Equip)

Key Accomplishments Reduced lead time by 40% to 2-weeks & increased performance to 96% through modification of order & delivery processes. Developed costing structure to determine actual pricing model, allowing for an increase of 30% in revenue or $6.3 million annually.

Created prod lines for gearless elevator machines & residential elevators adding $12.6 million in profitable revenue within 36 months. Reduced inventory costs 42%, $550k annually & increase availability to 98% implementing MRP/ERP, capacity planning.

Led development of an automated drawing & CNC prog system using AutoLISP and AutoParametric scripting of AudoCAD driven by a VB front-end order entry system.

Designed and implemented a "Focused Factory" with its own warehouse, order process, assembly, test & pack to build an elevator safety brake product line.
Education / Skills Tech experience supporting growth through resolution & leadership. Expertise reducing mfg costs & enhancing profitabity.
College Lake Cnty (Design, Mfg Eng) / William Rainey Harper College (Design, Ind Eng) / Kellogg Certification (Lean Mfg)
Shanin Quality Process (Six Sigma Hybrid) / ISO9001 Inter Auditor Certification
SAP, Platinum/Maynard Enterprise / AutoCAD, Pro-E, RasterX / GibbsCAM, Proto Punch, ToPs100 Laser, Engraving, Facilities

Name David
Phone 262-442-9426
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions President,
$100 million non-food wholesaler/distributor
Midwest
(Wholesale/Retail)

VP and General Manager
$200 million service company
Midwest
(Third Party Services)

Director
$240 million frozen food manufacturer
Midwest
(Manufacturing)

Key Accomplishments Three companies from three different industries grew sales/operatiing income/EBITDA a minimum of threefold during tenure.

Adept at recruiting, hiring, succession planning, and development of talent where many hired are now in senior level positions throughout the United States.

Leveraged the companies' infrastructures against growing sales so that sales models are quickly repeatable and over 50% of the incremental revenue appears on the bottom line.

Simplify businesses by reducing line extensions and working capital up to 32%, saving millions in costs and turning cash flow positive, without suffering any net revenue loss.
Education / Skills Senior level Supply Chain positions in wholesale, retail, manufacturing, and third party services.
Success in both union and non-union environments
Completion of the 5 modules in APICS Production and Inventory Management.
Northern Illinois University

Name Confidential
Phone
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Oklahoma
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Director, Contracts

Stillwater, OK 74076
(electronic systems mfg.)

Director of Contracting
U. S. Air Force
Tinker AFB, OK
(comm.-computer systems)

Dir., Aerospace Contracts
U. S. Air Force
Los Angeles AFB, CA
(space/satellite programs)

Key Accomplishments Outstanding writer. Crafted seminal ISO 9001 and AS9100 process documents, vaulting small electronics defense firm from low-performing supplier to the top 1% of Fortune 100 company's supplier base.

Developed automated contracts deliverables tracking system that increased on-time delivery rate from 70% to 99% within two-year period. System highlighted as a "best manufacturing practice" by the US Navy's Best Manufacturing Practices Center.

Developed metrics-driven customer satisfaction program that contributed to increase in annual repeat sales of more than 125% on average from top quarter of company's customers.

Re-structured purchasing system to achieve first-ever Government approval of purchasing policies and practices; immediately increased company's stature in competitive defense market.
Education / Skills Master of Business Administration, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Bachelor of Arts (English Literature), Hobart College, Geneva, NY
Industrial Procurement and Production (10-month intern-with-industry program), Air Force Inst. of Technology, Dayton, OH
Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM), Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.)

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