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Experienced Vice President/Executive Director - Supply Chain, Operations, Purchasing/Procurement

About Me

I'm a Versatile, Results Driven, Change Leader looking for Opportunities to utilize my skills and background in Building High Functioning Teams, Developing New Business, and Revitalizing Supply Chain, Procurement and Operations to make an immediate impact in an organization. I would like to develop companies and departments into a continuously improving machine that not only drives business but also fosters associate and community growth.

My Skills

  • Strategic and Long Term Planning
  • Cross Functional Leadership & Collaboration
  • Contract Negotiations and Vendor Management Relations
  • High Performance Team Building
  • Business Development, Sales, and Marketing
  • Global Supply Chain & Procurement Management
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My Education

Regis University - 2005

Business Administration


Adams State College - 1993



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  • 2018 - Current
    Board Member
    Mantis Industries LLC
  • 2017 - Current
    Vice President of Supply Chain Management
  • 2014 - 2017
    Vice President of Procurement and Operations
    Ready Pac Foods Inc.
  • 2007 - 2014
    Global Director of Supply Chain Management
    Reiter Affilitated Companies
  • 2000 - 2006
    Corporate Purchasing Director
    Core-Mark Interantional
  • 1998 - 2000
    Vice President of Operations
    Rocky Mountain Foods

My Success Stories

Bg snacking rules Business Development/Net Profit Optimization

Restored profitability at Rocky Mountain Foods, improving net margins from -8% to +5.5%, by purging obsolete inventory, identifying current and new customer opportunities, optimizing warehouse functions, improving operational efficiency, and focused a value driven direct sales approach with our Marketing/Sales department.

Hes got the whole world in his hands Company and Department Building

Established and built the Supply Chain Department at Reiter from the ground up into a solid performance-driven entity that serviced the entire company across Europe, North America, Africa, and Australia.

Turn around leadership Turnaround Leadership

Realigned the Responsibilities and Processes at Ready Pac Foods, reducing Operating loss from a projected ($11M) to a positive $3.8M, while improving Operations and revenue from a loss of ($3M) to a profit of $1.5M in 3-6 months; both departments have remained profitable to this day.

Operational cost cutting and process improvement Operational Cost-Cutting / Process Improvement

Helped eliminate $45M in total operating costs at Ready Pac Foods, over a 20-month period, while maintaining a 99%+ order fulfillment ratio through effective management of short- and long-term sourcing plans.

My Resume