Interim CEO – Wire and Metal Industry

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This Wire Industry Expert and Interim CEO is a highly accomplished CEO with both domestic and global experience in operations, P&L management, global supply chain, strategic planning, acquisitions, and turnaround, with both startup and growth operations. Results orientated leader with proven track record of growth, increased market share and profitability. A dynamic leader of large, geographically dispersed and culturally diverse teams from multiple locations in the U.S., Europe, Middle East, and Asia. Has extensive experience in the acquisition and merger of diverse manufacturing operations both globally and domestically and developing them into a homogeneous operating unit within the overall corporate structure and strategy

• P&L Management
• Operations Management
• Leadership and Team Building / Leadership Communication
• Acquisitions & Mergers
• Strategic Planning
• Strategic Alliances
• Turnaround Experience
• Start-Up Experience
• Market Identification and Development
• Supply Chain Optimization
• Technical Development / Product Development

Relevant Accomplishments

  • Co-founded Wire company as a start-up company producing commodity and hi-tech alloys to the communications, aerospace, geophysical and military markets. Grew company from zero revenues to $250 million revenues through acquisition in the U.S., Europe, Middle East, and Asia in 9 years. I had full responsibility for bottom line results, long range and strategic planning, operational integration of the multinational facilities, product development, and market penetration. Redefined the organizational structure, pricing philosophy, reviewed and evaluated monthly financial performance. Directed three Vice Presidents, CFO, and 7 operations managers with general oversight of 500 employees.
  • Introduced new hi-tech alloy products and processes improving profit margins by 30%
  • Introduced new production philosophies, utilizing “Theory of Constraints”, Lean Mfg processes and six sigma disciplines for long term increases in efficiencies.
  • Developed a proprietary “global supply chain” process to maximize our global operations, reducing inventory, to meet market demand in an efficient and profitable mode.
  • Served as marketing/business consultant for a start-up Australia company in the U.S. Created a U.S. based marketing and sales organization with sales personnel focused on key markets. Developed a market forecasting system that provided advance production notification for both the Australian and American production facilities. This created greater efficiency in both operations while reducing inventory in the U.S. facility. On time delivery to the customer base improved by 75% while decreasing operating costs by 60% through inventory reduction. Directed marketing efforts to focus on technical superiority and superior distribution, rather than price reduction. These efforts lead to the doubling of revenues from $10 million to $20 million annual sales in 1 year.
  • Served as Consultant Partner/President to cyber-security Company and directed the development of a system that verified hardware components using proprietary DNA markers, both covert and overt, along with an electronic scan of key IT components. Controlled and directed a “proof of concept” of the technical process at the Seagate Inc. facility, one of the largest producers of hard drives, in Wuxi, China and the Dell facility in Xiamen, China. Provided the “proof of concept” and product to the U.S. government, while developing a production process that increased productivity by 75%. The “proof of concept” involved the development of the proprietary methodology for verification as well as proprietary electronic technology required for verification of components. Based on the “proof of concept” Dell received orders from a U.S. Intelligence agency for implementation of this process on this agency’s new IT requirements.
  • Served as member of the board and marketing/business consultant for Wire Company. during ownership transfer. Provided marketing information regarding both projected customer demand and product mix on a 6-month basis and guidance in pricing structures for both new contracts and products. Directed organization in the efficient utilization of the multiple global manufacturing facilities so that each facility could be utilized in the most efficient manner, while still providing low cost product and minimal inventory buildup to new ownership of Wire Company. Advised new ownership on projected financial requirements, based on previous banking and financial familiarity, for operating capital and new equipment requirements. Provided direction for the continuing development of the proprietary “global supply chain” crucial to the long-term success of the company.


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    • Marketing and Sales Consultant
    • Consulting Partner for Cyber Security Start up

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