Seeking a position as a Director or Vice President that utilizes my professional expertise in strategic planning, logistics, operations, and management.
Peak Performer with a strong track record in multiple industries including domestic and international experience in operations, logistics, P&L oversight, project management, business and product development. Detailed understanding of supply chain, procurement and production environments. Skilled in analyzing existing operations and implementing the strategies, processes and technologies to improve productivity, efficiency and customer support. Team-oriented with a proven ability to work in a challenging, dynamic, fast-paced and stressful environment. Exceptional communication skills, team-building and demonstrated leadership ability to achieve organizational goals. Six Sigma Green Belt Certified.
EDUCATION AND RELATED TRAINING
Masters in Business Administration Central Michigan University, MI.
Command and General Staff College U.S. Army, Fort Leavenworth, KS.
Materiel Acquisition Management Course Logistics Management College, Fort Lee, VA.
KL Energy Corporation January 2006 / March 2010 President and Chief Executive Officer
Lead operations and strategic direction with full responsibility of a small, publicly traded, early development Advanced Biofuels Technology company. Managed all aspects of operations by directing and coordinating the activities of professionals and technicians including engineers, business development, project managers, procurement, marketing and sales staff. Directed financial and legal aspects of SEC regulatory filings. Provided recurring updates on all business matters to the Board of Directors.
â€¢ Participated in fund raising activities resulting in $10M capital investment in 2009.
â€¢ During difficult market conditions restructured the organization resulting in a 40% cost reduction.
â€¢ Developed license technology strategy resulting in strategic partners and new markets in France, Finland, Colombia and Brazil.
â€¢ Drove the planning and successful execution in R&D and operational commercial scale up of our thermal-mechanical, enzymatic pathway to convert woody biomass to cellulosic ethanol.
COO/VP for Project Development
Responsible for the overall administration and business operations to include strategic planning, business and project development, construction management, procurement, cost estimating and contract negotiations.
â€¢ Developed and coordinated the strategies to deliver multi-million dollar ethanol construction projects resulting in $6.3M revenues in 2008.
â€¢ Core member of the team that developed and executed the strategy to take the company public through a Reverse Merger, Private Investment in a Public Entity (PIPE) transaction.
Responsible for the overall operations, production, maintenance, compliance, training, human resources, and financial performance of a corn to ethanol production plant.
â€¢ Supervised the construction, purchasing, outsourcing and plant expansion resulting in a 38% increase in production output.
â€¢ Directed improvements to standard operating procedures and implementation of Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) resulting in improved maintenance, inventory accountability and reliability.
2003 / 2005
Program Manager/Senior Logistics Analyst Program Manager in support of United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) Logistics Directorate. Responsible for directing, planning and organizing all contract deliverables, P&L, resources, daily operations and monthly reports to the Contracting Officer Representative (COR). Support new business opportunities through White Papers, marketing, proposal support and capture management efforts.
â€¢ Provided Homeland Defense and Interagency logistics research, data collection and capabilities/gap analysis of Federal Agencies. Conducted over 24 separate interviews and researched many hundreds of documents, and data bases. Developed a web-based, "information-centric" portal that contained logistics data and logistics decision support tools.
â€¢ Developed a logistics focused, catastrophic scenario which led to the first DoD interagency logistics tabletop exercise. Coordinated with over 20 federal, joint, multijurisdictional (state and local), and active and reserve component (AC/RC) entities.
â€¢ Member of the capture team for the USNORTHCOM Advisory and Assistance Service Contract.
Senior Logistics Analyst
Served as Senior Logistics Analyst, Iraqi Armed Forces Reconstruction Support Program, Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance. Deployed to Kuwait and Iraq. Provided operational and logistical input to the strategic plan to put the Iraqi Armed Forces to work in the reconstruction effort in Iraq to include recruiting, training, equipping, sustaining and identifying future leaders in preparation for the Iraq Defense Reform effort.
UNITED STATES ARMY
Service Support Director
2000 / 2002
Directed a multi-functional support squadron consisting of six separate sub-units, Material Management Center and 1,100 specialized soldiers tasked with supporting 150 customers within an annual operating budget of $35.2M. Senior logistician responsible for all aspects of logistical support to equip, transport, maintain, procure, supply chain management and sustain a heavy Armored Cavalry Regiment of 5,200 personnel and $2.1B of equipment.
â€¢ Supported logistical operations during six month deployment to Bosnia (SFOR-7). Supervised maintenance and BASOPS operations at four sites throughout Bosnia. Operated centralized warehouse and commodity management for all SFOR-7 operations.
â€¢ Deployed robust logistics support package to Ft. Irwin, CA (NTC) providing life support, rail operations, sustainment and logistical operations support in a desert environment.
â€¢ Following 9/11 deployed a tailored logistics support package in support of a Joint/Multi-National training exercise in Egypt. Coordinated all infrastructure build up operations to include rail and port operations, establishing logistics pipeline to support and sustain operations, base security and life support activities.
1998 / 1999
Second-in-command of an Area Support Group directing the commanderâ€™s staff, civilian directorates and sub-units. Responsible for coordinating internal and external support strategies, action plan implementation and managing monthly/quarterly briefings and corporate performance reports.
â€¢ Implemented a formal supply chain management inventory monitoring system including Measures of Effectiveness (MOE) for a tactical warehouse resulting in the selection as best warehouse operations in United States Europe.
â€¢ Responsible for the installation plans and resources to execute the deployment of a rapid deployable airborne brigade.
â€¢ Established logistics distribution port operations in Italy and Albania providing reception, staging and onward movement support to Task Force Hawk during initial entry of U.S. Forces into Kosovo (KFOR).
Secretary to the General Staff (Executive Assistant)
1997 / 1998
Coordinated the Commanding Generalâ€™s front and back office activities, protocol, and the tracking of all executive correspondence throughout the headquarters. Coordinated the Commanding Generalâ€™s efforts associated with short and long term strategic goals.
Material Management Director
1996 / 1997
Managed the integration, policies, procedures and logistics support for U.S. Army forces stationed in Italy. Supervised 18 commodity managers in maintenance, supply, transportation, procurement, and automation management.
â€¢ Served as principle logistics director (J4) to the JTF Commander during deployments to Africa in support of Operations Guardian Retrieval and Guardian Assistance. Developed the logistics pipeline and infrastructure to sustain operations. Responsible for Base Operations to include housing, sustainment, supply, procurement, maintenance and transportation.
â€¢ Senior logistics advisor during several EUCOM Humanitarian Assessment Team visits to countries throughout Africa.
1994 / 1995
Second-in-command of 240 personnel in four companies providing maintenance, supply, medical, transportation and procurement services to a brigade task force of 3,500 personnel.
â€¢ Deployed over 230 personnel and over 150 vehicles to Ft Polk, LA (JRTC) then coordinated all life support and sustainment during a joint/combined arms air assault operation for 45 days.
Support Operations Director
1993 / 1994
Directed the Logistics operations staff with responsibility for direct support maintenance, supply chain management, medical, transportation, procurement and warehouse operations for a brigade task force of 3,500 personnel.
â€¢ Increased logistics capabilities through the integration of several field logistics systems and national systems into daily operations. Reduced repair parts inventory at a savings of $650,000 and reduced receipt processing time by 40%.
â€¢ Developed concept of support during deployments to Ft. Irwin, CA (NTC) and during an Early Deployment Readiness Exercise (EDRE), which validated our Force Projection capabilities to deploy in 18 hours.
Logistics Plans and Operations Coordinator
1992 /1993 Responsible for planning and coordinating all logistical requirements (supply, maintenance, transportation, services) in support of a Rapid Deployment Force.
â€¢ Provided logistics analysis and force structure supportability during the review of Bosnia-Herzegovina Operational Plan (OPLAN).
â€¢ Logistics Plans officer during Team Spirit Command Post Exercise in South Korea.
Assistant Project Manager â€“ PEO Medium Truck Program
1990 / 1992
Project manager for the prototype testing and evaluation of the Army Family of Medium Tactical Vehicle (FMTV) truck program. Coordinate with Tank Automotive Command (TACOM) matrix support team to ensure all logistics, engineering, risk assessment, quality, procurement, and production taskings are accomplished.
â€¢ Spearheaded the TEMP operational test phase, determining design validation of prototype testing for the Army FMTV truck program. Reviewed contractor data (CDRL) deliverables. Monitored costs, schedule, performance, Engineer Change Proposals (ECP), Integrated Logistics Support (ILS), contractor performance, and reported on contractor progress.
â€¢ Coordinated the PMâ€™s efforts in support of Milestone III and Army Systems Acquisition Review Committee (ASARC) briefing.
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