Bruce T. Gileau
Objective To obtain a position in a challenging environment that provides
opportunity for personal and professional growth while
utilizing my experience and education in business systems
6/2004 - 5/2012
General Manager Coventry Lumber Inc. Coventry, RI
. Directly responsible for all aspects of daily operations
of retail lumber and building materials operation.
Directly responsible for all activities of 55 employees
and 5 department managers. Accountabilities included
sales, purchasing, HR, IT, marketing, training and
development, OSHA compliance, policy and procedure
implementation, application review and hire, web site
development and safety program implementation
2/2002 - 6/2004
Credit Manager Coventry Lumber Inc. Coventry, RI
. Responsible for all collection activities of privately
owned business in two locations. Responsibilities
included all customer communications related to account
reconciliation including spreadsheets, professional
letters, emails, phone calls and meetings. Direct
communications with all managers, sales associates,
shipping, receiving and legal counsel.
10/1998 - 11/2001 State Line Scrap Inc.
. Responsible for all operations of privately owned
business in two locations. Responsibilities included
manufacturing, maintenance, fleet management,
purchasing, training and development, OSHA compliance,
policy and procedure implementation, employee benefits,
application review and hire, safety program
implementation, logistics and stevedoring operations.
Direct responsibilities included staff of seven
managers, sixty employees and over fifteen contracted
8/1994 - 10/1998 Amtrol Inc West Warwick,
. Direct responsibility for performance of eight
purchasing and inventory control-planning professionals.
Responsibilities included raw and finished inventory
turns, supply base management and procurement support of
forecast generated production plans. Duties included
budget responsibilities and management of purchase price
variance. Responsible for master scheduling and eighty
million dollars in annual purchases in MRP based
environment. Increased raw material inventory turns by
20% on inventories above fourteen million dollars.
8/1993 - 8/1994 Amtrol Inc West Warwick,
Senior Purchasing Agent
. Direct responsibility for negotiation and procurement of
over fourteen million dollars in raw material for four
manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Europe.
Established Asian supply chain in Singapore as member of
manufacturing startup team. Established corrugate supply
base in Portugal with electronic transfer capabilities
to support camera ready art generated in U.S. Negotiated
volume rebates in excess of $250,000 from US based
suppliers. Established, coordinated and maintained
Amtrol's first in-house supplier program. Member of
Oracle implementation team. Super user for Oracle
purchasing module with responsibility for Oracle
software integration with Amtrol application.
10/1992 - 8/1993 Amtrol Inc West Warwick,
Acting Materials Manager
. Temporary assignment during Amtrol's reengineering
project. Supervised daily activities of purchasing,
planning, stores and shipping during Materials Manager's
exclusive assignment to reengineering project. Reduced
on hand raw materials by $600,000 and increased finished
inventory turns from 5 to 5.5.
7/1991 - 10/1992 Amtrol Inc West Warwick,
. Responsibilities included the identification and
disposition of excess and obsolete inventories. The
establishment of reserves calculated to support obsolete
inventories. Duties included the organization of
warehousing, establishment of economic ordering patterns
for raw materials and the preparation of inventory
reports for senior management.
Education 6/1997 Providence College
. Graduated Magna cum Laude. GPA 3.63 with a Bachelor of
Science Degree with a concentration in business
6/1985 Community College of RI Warwick,
. Graduated with honors GPA 3.27
Recognitions Rhode Island Lumber and Building Materials
Distributors "2007 Lumber
Person of the Year"