PROFILE

I specialize in a unique blend of technical development, problem solving, and management. I have a diverse technical background, from web server programming, to industrial equipment research and design, all the way through to complete manufacturing setup, including vendor selection and contract negotiation, lean production line design, and ISO 9001 quality control.

I'm experienced in directing and successfully completing high-profile technical projects, and I have a proven ability to initiate and manage cost-saving and quality-improvement projects. I possess exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, and can effectively tailor communication to any audience.

EXPERIENCE

NCH UK Ltd  --  March 2008 - present
Director of Engineering & Development

  • Managed the research and development of industrial equipment, from concept all the way through to production
  • Managed a team of 20 people, from engineers through to production operatives
  • Negotiated JIT contracts with suppliers that locked in favorable pricing while keeping inventory holdings low
  • Cut total inventory value by 65% while increasing production output
  • Implemented numerous lean concepts, including a kanban pull system and a reconfiguration of work stations that reduced average walking distance by 40% per build
  • Slashed labor costs by 30% while increasing production output

Drawform, Inc.  --  January 2005 - December 2007
Officer

  • Managed all aspects of the production line; implemented quality control measures
  • Managed three employees
  • Researched, designed, and programmed an inventory reporting module that produced accurate shortages reports
  • Designed and programmed an online equipment troubleshooting application
  • Initiated and developed marketing materials that served as powerful sales tools
  • Constructed and maintained product website
  • Served as liaison with key vendors and customers
  • Negotiated top-dollar sale of a business division

Conclusive Systems, LLC  --  August 2002 - December 2008
Member

  • Founded the company with four other members
  • Managed all finances, accounting, and taxes
  • Developed segments of the core application using PHP, MySQL, HTML, XML, and Bash scripts on a Linux platform

Adventist Medical Center  --  June 2001 - December 2001
Administrative Intern

  • Created financial pro formas for two new physical therapy locations; executive approval for both was subsequently secured
  • Coordinated and interpreted FTE reports
  • Participated in qualifying and selecting a tracking and reporting software package

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration  --  2008
Andrews University
4.0 GPA
Delta Mu Delta Honor Society -- Member

BA, General Studies  --  2007
Andrews University
3.84 GPA

AS, Business Administration  --  2003
Walla Walla University
3.8 GPA

INTERESTS

Welding, web server management, programming, electronics tinkering, photography, mountain climbing, cycling




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