Operations Leadership - Led global operations overseeing manufacturing, supply chain, HSE and customer service, and providing leadership to teams in Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, the UK and the US. Integrated acquisitions into existing operations without impacting service or quality (International Paint and Stuart).
Change Management - Member of steering team managing the implementation of Six Sigma throughout International Paint’s Americas sub Business Unit. Drove best-in-class manufacturing at International Paint’s Houston Plant. Aligned individual and department goals with business strategy through an integrated KPI reporting system at DA Stuart.
Project Management- Orchestrated a $20M plant expansion within an existing facility without negatively impacting service levels, inventory or operations. Led and completed $6M Oracle ERP system upgrade and enhancement on time and with outstanding quality scores.
Organizational and Analytical Skills - Led Manufacturing Integration teams following acquisition by Houghton International and AEA Partners. Chaired purchasing integration team for DA Stuart and Houghton that blended North American and European Purchasing Organizations.
Health, Safety & Environment Leadership - Received AkzoNobel’s HSE Award for leading development of an integrated HSE management system and achieved superior EHS&S performance at the Merichem Catalyst Plant.
Continuous Improvement - Leveraged expertise in Six Sigma methods to slash operational costs, increase site productivity and improve process effectiveness. Led the first Six Sigma events in the Americas and delivered $1M in annual cost reductions (International Paint). Managed teams at International Paint implementing SPC tracking of incoming raw materials and Gauge R&R programs in quality control department.
Strategy Development and Execution - Rationalized manufacturing footprint, consolidating sites and achieving multimillion-dollar annual savings (DA Stuart and International Paint). Analyzed barge fleet assets and negotiated leased arrangements that freed up $9M in working capital.
Supply Chain and Purchasing - Changed strategy, treated raw materials as global commodities, and delivered $1.3M in annual savings (DA Stuart). Reduced working capital $4M by implementing forecasting software package to track monthly product demand.
CHAMPIONING OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE THROUGH PROCESS MANAGEMENT AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT