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This NPD Supply Chain Expert is a career Sourcing and Supply Chain professional who has effectively led Tactical Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, and Materials functions in both small and large OEM environments in diverse technically intensive industries. Specific areas of expertise include support for New Product Development, Strategic Commodity Management, and leading / driving Engineered Cost Reduction initiatives acrosss multiple sites globally. He has demonstrated expertise in working cross-functionally both internally and with Suppliers to deliver results that exceed expectations. He has a consistent track record of executing Programs that meet Timelines while delivering superior Financial Results.

• 15+ years experience in New Product Development roles
• 10+ years experience in Engineered Cost
Reduction / Productivity roles
• Broad base of Commodity expertise
• Experienced Leader / Mentor for High Performance Cross-functional Teams
• Materials / Logistics Planning expertise
• Skilled / disciplined in Identifying / Recruiting / On-Boarding of new Supplier Partners

Relevant Accomplishments

  • Led the New Product Development Purchasing Group for all Agricultural Platforms for CASE IH / CNH Americas. Personally led the Cash Crop High HP platforms while managing dedicated Team supporting 54 different NPD Platforms simultaneously. Over 11 year assignment in this role, delivered 100% performance in Product Quality, Program Timing, Product Cost, and Contribution Margin. Three-time recipient of “Chairmans’ Award” for Superior Performance in support of NPD Objectives.
  • Recruited / trained / led Team of 23 Sourcing Professions dedicated to ownership of Strategic Commodities for all NA Agricultural Product Development programs. Commodities we “owned” included all Engine Systems, Cab Systems, Electronics, Driveline and Undercarriage, Castings, and Plastics.
  • Global Strategic Commodity Leadership of Castings, Forgings, and Machining Commodities with total Spend Authority of $230M annually. Supported 23 sites in NA / SA / Europe / India.
  • Accounts Receivable includes all invoicing, cash receipt recording, customer maintenance, credit and collections
  • Initiated / led all Engineered Product Cost Reduction programs globally, delivering Direct Materials savings of $19.6M annually.


    • Managing Principal, KSE Technologies
    • Senior Global Commodity Manager, Manitou Equipment NA
    • Senior Sourcing Leader, GE Energy
    • Sourcing Director, Dresser Inc


    • Master’s Degree in Business Administration (International Business emphasis)
    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (Marketing / Finance emphasis
    • Lean Six Sigma Trained
    • Extensive Training in Quality Systems, Negotiations, Leadership

Company / Industry Experience

    • General Electric Healthcare
    • Dresser Industries
    • Brady Corporation
    • Rockwell Automation
    • CNH Americas / CASE IH
    • Fisher Barton Group

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