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Chief Financial Officer Resume

Desired Industry: Executive SpiderID: 22657
Desired Job Location: Toledo, Ohio Date Posted: 9/19/2008
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: Nov 1, 2009
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Executive (President, VP, CEO) Willing to Travel: Yes, 25-50%
Highest Degree Attained: Masters Willing to Relocate: No Preference


Manufacturing executive with unique combined finance, operations, IT and international business background in a variety of industries and leadership roles. Proven record of accomplishments in three leading Fortune 500 companies and a private company delivering growth, cost savings, productivity and efficiency improvements.

•International Finance •Board Reporting•Process Optimization
•Strategic Planning•Financial Systems
•Cost Control• Financial Analysis
•Global Entity Structuring
•Multiple-plant P&L
•Acquisitions / Divestitures
•Turnaround Strategy • Budgeting

Privately held global developer and manufacturer of metalworking fluids, industrial cleaners, specialty chemicals and fluid recycling equipment with sales in excess of $75M.

Chief Financial Officer (2003-Present)
Key member of the executive team to lead a global financial and IT staff of 16 professionals to turnaround the company and expand the business internationally. Create infrastructure to facilitate new and emerging market growth as well as existing market penetration to take the company from $35M to $75M in sales and restore profitability to acceptable industry levels in 5 years.
• Lead finance and IT teams to implement world class financial reporting systems to facilitate the strategic plan.
• Design and develop key metrics, balanced scorecard, and related incentive plans to drive profitable behaviors.
• Consolidate plant operations and divest equipment division and other assets to improve cost position and free-up $5M in cash for alternative investment.
• Drive value stream optimization initiatives to identify and implement cost reduction opportunities leading to 40+% gross margin levels. Implement timely pricing strategy to combat volatile petrochemical market.
• Restructure corporate entities to optimize treasury functions and tax position. 5-year tax holiday qualification.
• Drive financial planning and budgeting process to exceed profit goals for 4 consecutive years.
• International experience includes; China, India, Thailand, U.K., Czech Republic, Canada, Philippines and Japan.

Cabinetry industry leader with sales exceeding $600M. Merillat is a division of $12.0B Masco Corporation.

Director - Financial Planning and Analysis (2002-2003)
Responsible for top level financial reporting and interpretation. Prepared and delivered financial presentations to executive team. Provided decision support for new product and business development. Managed 2 senior analysts.
• Directed budgeting ($450M) and forecasting processes to establish, drive and exceed financial goals, measure progress, and predict future results. Exceeded 2002 company profit goal by 8%.
• Implemented market-based financials which improved key markets and accounts by 23%. .
• Implemented new processes and procedures to streamline and error proof financial reporting functions.
• Identified and championed cash flow improvement initiatives. DSO 37 to 29, DPO 19 to 25. Reduced no-charge activity by $900K.

Finance Director - Operations (2000-2002)
Oversaw all financial functions for 11 manufacturing facilities and 10 service centers.
• Led corporate/plant cost accounting staff to improve product cost accuracy to identify and eliminate unprofitable products. Identified causes and reduced shrinkage by $5M.

• Designed/implemented service center financial reporting which improved operation productivity 12%.
• Promoted change to an integrated JD Edwards ERP system which eliminated transactional waste.
• Defined performance metrics and promoted Six Sigma initiatives to identify process variation.

Market and profit leader in manufacturing and distribution of replacement tires and original equipment engineered automotive components with revenues in excess of $3.6B.

Manager - Mold Operations Administration/Controller (1995-2000)
Managed Tire Division Mold Quality Assurance staff. Served as multi-plant Controller. Managed 2 plant P&L's, A/R, A/P, Payroll, IT. Responsible for tire division global mold procurement.
• Co-directed tire mold production start-up facility that achieved profitability in 3 yrs.
• Developed linear programming models to achieve optimal product mix to increase capacity by 20%.
• Reduced product development lead-time by 12 weeks to achieve speed-to-market goals.
• Implemented integrated manufacturing and financial system leading to a self-directed workforce.
• Introduced new mold technologies for increased mold life, reduced cure time and improved product quality.
• Led acquisition integration committee, which merged divisions and spearheaded operation turnaround strategy that reduced costs and improved retread mold profitability by 35%.

Manager – Tire Division Budgets (1993-1995)
Coordinated $500M Tire Division operating budget. Directed staff of 4 professionals that performed operation analysis, monthly plant closings, and internal reporting for 6 manufacturing facilities within Tire Division.
• Led team that reengineered processes to improve reporting efficiency, accuracy, and depth.
• Formulated manufacturing costs for annual financial plans and subsequent updates.
• Developed flexible budgets and expanded cost allocation systems to enhance variance analysis.

Senior Budget and Operations Analyst (1992-1993)
Directed Budget Department staff activities including coordinating uniform plant performance reporting systems to meet internal and external requirements.
• Key role in design and implementation of an activity based cost system.
• Developed methods to provide automated information for management decision support.

Cost Analyst - Strategic Planning/Financial Planning (1990-1992)
Prepared Tire Division short and long term financial plans and forecasts. Performed capital expenditure cash flow analysis, customer profitability analysis, acquisition analysis, and special operations financial studies.

Computer Applications Programmer (1989-1990) Cost Accountant (1987-1989) Jr. Accountant (1985-1987)

Master of Business Administration, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
B.S. Industrial Management, Production, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
B.S. Business Administration, Finance, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
University of Michigan Executive Management Course
Operational Excellence Six Sigma Process Improvement Leader
Intermediate Chinese Language – University of Toledo

Member, Financial Executives International
Past President, Northwest Ohio Institute of Management Accountants
Hancock County / Tall Timbers Industrial Park Development Board

Excel PowerPoint Word JD Edwards Lawson LINDO

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