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Chicago, IL 60640


(312) 259-5318

A senior supply chain/logistics, purchasing and operations executive. Expert managing worldwide supply
chain, distribution, logistics, warehousing, inventory control, facilities and customer service to maximize
bottom line results. Industry leader known for ability to transition domestic and foreign operations while
building infrastructure to facilitate future growth and reduce operating expense. Dedicated to establishing
positive customer and supplier relationships as well as building world-class teams that exceed
Newark - Premier Farnell, Chicago, Illinois
2012 - Present
Global master distributor of electronic and electro mechanical products, portfolio of over 2.3 million
skus with 1200+ suppliers. Annual revenues of over $1.6 billion.
Purchasing Manager Global Interconnect/Electro-Mechanical
Hired to turn around a global purchasing team in high volume/service distribution, implement new KPIs,
cost savings plans and upgrade skill level. Direct team locations North America, UK, Mexico.
Inherited a team of 30 comprising of demand planners, analytics and operations with annual spend of
over $500 million, restructured, re-trained entire team.
Drove team to meet 64.5% of annual cost savings target for 2016 by end of Q1.
Restructured demand planning team by technology type to increase efficiency and improve
skills/knowledge for each team member and enhance/build solid supplier relationships.
Consistently delivered on $1 million + purchase opportunities annually with strategic suppliers for
rebates which provided immediate profit impact of over $3 million to the bottom line.
Designed/built supplier scorecard to track performance metrics/KPIs including internal performance
metrics (on-time delivery, quality, line fill, lead time, turns etc).
Always delivered projects on time because best when working under pressure.
Managed suppliers as business partners not as vendors, reducing costs and excess inventory by 12%.

TELEZYGOLOGY Ltd, Chicago, Illinois

2008 2012
Engineering/Design and Manufacturer of intelligent fasteners utilizing SMA (shape memory alloy)
technology, publicly traded on Australian stock exchange. Annual revenues of over $20 million.
Director Supply Chain/Logistics
Recruited by previous Firefly Mobile Manager to develop a new end-to-end supply chain process for
manufacturing and distribution of intelligent fastening devices and accessory products.
Project manager ERP Selection/Implementation, comprehensive six-month review of SAP, Oracle,
Netsuite, Microsoft Dynamics GP and Epicor.
Implemented a preferred supplier program by product type, metals, plastics, electronics, cabling, IT,
etc. Suppliers were rated based on pricing, quality, delivery time, engineering response time, financial
stability and overall capabilities.
Renegotiated CM price reductions and successfully transferred manufacturing operations to low cost
facility (Mexico) generating a cost savings of 38% ($4.6 million) including volume over time.
Cost model: partner with engineering and supply base during design phase to incorporate highest
quality components with negotiated lowest costs saving over 27% to overall product cost.
Contract Manufacturer/3PL Distribution Selection: Evaluation using site visits, costing models,
quality programs, type and number of facilities (local vs low cost), equipment, location/logistics, cost
reduction models, on time delivery, freight partners, packaging capacity, value add processing, order
response time, reverse logistics, EDI compatibility, inventory management.

FIREFLY MOBILE, Lincolnshire, Illinois

2005 2008
Manufacturer/Mobile Virtual Network Operator for the childrens cellular market. Annual revenues $30
Senior Manager Logistics & Supply Chain
Joined a dynamic cutting edge startup in the childrens cellular market to implement inventory,
purchasing, warehousing, reverse logistics, transportation and 3PL packaging operations. Responsible for
streamlining supply chain between overseas factories, USA suppliers, final packaging and order
fulfillment through to retail, ecommerce and worldwide distribution.
Project manager EDI implementation between Firefly and 3PL for Target, Walmart, Kmart, Toys r
Us, Limited Too, Ritz/Wolf Camera, Cingular/AT&T, Walgreens, Rite Aid, AAFES, and Nokia.
Managed all phases of product launch from purchasing, manufacturing, packaging, and final
distribution while reducing costs by 17%.
Managed all ecommerce, retail and carrier sales distribution including packaging, transportation and
EDI data transmission reducing costs by 26%.
Managed all reverse logistics flow between retail, ecommerce and carrier customers through repair
center, repackaging and re-distribution, 100% resold.
Maintained 98.8 100% on time delivery.
2000 2005
National competitive local exchange carrier of voice and data services for business-to-business, offering
voice over data as well as managed services with annual revenues of over $600 million.
Senior Logistics/Supply Chain Manager
Hired to form a new department tasked with selecting and implementing a purchasing, inventory, sparing,
accounting and asset management for 22 switch sites nationwide. Created a unified team that delivered
new procedures, increased inventory turns; national cost savings plans and significantly improved the
cooperation, efficiency and effectiveness of the engineering, operations and accounting teams.
Project manager designed/implemented complete operation of national distribution center to support
22 switch site locations with 5K+ Skus, fully operational in five months.
Inherited a dysfunctional purchasing, receiving, inventory, asset and accounting system. Automated
through implementation of the PeopleSoft ERP financial system up and running in four months.
Managed all stages of new product launches from purchase negotiation to equipment capitalization
and reduced costs by 33%.
Led national logistical cost-cutting efforts, liquidation of non-essential equipment, and assets by $17
Designed inventory system; successfully implemented across 22 sites within six months.
1984 2000
National distributor of wire, cable, networking products and contract assembly operations providing
service to automotive, computer hardware manufacturing, electrical and telecommunications industries.
Annual revenues of nearly $600 million.
Regional Operations Manager 22 direct reports with 400 indirect
1999 2000
Managed operations of 16 pick-pack + value-add distribution centers including multiple warehousing
operations, customer service, administration, inventory, operations budgets, transportation logistics,
equipment, and operating systems with 55K+ Skus.
Successfully opened or closed branch locations in accord with market demands, corporate goals, and
customer needs while reducing operating costs by 15%.
Restructured operations processes resulting in, increased efficiency and improving customer service,
and on-time delivery by 20% in 6 months.
Coordinated and restructured all acquisition personnel, systems/process conversions within 90 days of
acquisition close.
Project manager - ISO9000 processes and certification, completed in 9 months.

International Operations Manager 2 direct reports

Directed all aspects of international sales, marketing, purchasing and distribution/warehousing operations
worldwide including representative offices and contracts including NAFTA reporting/documentation.
Markets include, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Kuwait,
U.A.E., New Zealand, Ecuador, Peru and Chile.
Planned and enacted business strategy to become a global supplier, leading to increased sales and
10% corporate growth ($60 million).
Achieved 51% increase in international sales within one-year period with concurrent 15% budget
Formed strategic partnerships with complimentary companies worldwide expanding distribution
network as well as opening warehousing operations in Singapore and Amsterdam reducing logistics
costs by 25%.
Negotiated credit terms and financing for all international customers producing increased revenues.
Designed and participated international exhibitions China, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia.
Assembly Division Manager
1984 1992
Responsible for entire manufacturing, administrative and distribution operations supervising over 175
people including management, technical support, customer service and assembly line staff. This team
shipped over 600 orders per day.
Negotiated price reductions on twelve product lines, maintaining top-quality suppliers while reducing
costs by 30%.
Implemented global sourcing process on electronic component product lines to increase profits and
reduce costs by 47%.
Led assembly division to over $3 million in annual net profits.

Inventory Management
3PL Distribution
Retail Distribution
International Logistics
ISO9000 / AS9120

Supplier Relations
Process Improvement Projects
EDI Order Processing
Negotiating Cost Reductions
Acquisition Transition

ERP Selection/Implementation
Netsuite, Oracle, PeopleSoft
AS400, Microsoft office suite
Reverse Logistics
Procurement Practices

University of Michigan International Business/Asian Economics MBA program 1995
World Trade Institute - International Sales Networks 1994
Management training programs including Dale Carnegie, Key Productivity, IBM Management Program,
World Trade Institute International Management 1985 1996
Control Data Institute computer maintenance and technology, Cleveland, Ohio 1982 - 1983
Full Sail Recording advanced recording engineering sciences, Orlando Florida 1981 1982
Recording Connection recording engineering sciences, Cleveland Ohio 1981
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