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Manager Sales

Rock Hill, South Carolina, 29730, United States
May 27, 2010

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Stephen Schram

**** ********** **. ( Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730 ( (803) ***-****

Product Manager/Project Management/Operations Leader

Business Development Executive Leadership Project Team Leadership

Full P&L/Budget Responsibility Certified Six Sigma Black Belt

International Sales


Proven team leader and turnaround specialist seeks to increase sales

and production efficiencies for a leading-edge corporation.

Key Accomplishments

Major Project Management

Created a multi-disciplined team of in-house talent to fully

redesign the material handling process for

NBC/Universal's National Return Center. Directed the team to

the following results:

Realized an annual savings of $2.4 million to the company.

Cut processing time from 10 days to 24 hours.

Achieved redesign with zero down-time for a plant handling 2 million units

per month.

Plant Redesign

Completely re-engineered the North Carolina manufacturing

facility for Americ Disc Corp. - a $600,000 project.

Created four new DVD manufacturing lines producing 120,000 DVD's per day.

Repositioned the entire existing production layout to streamline material


Significant Turnaround

Converted a $600,000 annual cost operation into a $1 million

profit center for UAV Corporation. Achieved this $1.6 million

turnaround in under 3 years by improving domestic sales and developing

international customers.

Professional Experience

Tyco Electronics - Electroplating Technician

Rock Hill, SC Nov 2009 - Present

Operating and performing setups with high speed continuous line plating

equipment completing nickel, palladium,

gold and tin plating orders. Orders are typically high volume and

high dollar precious metal projects.

Autumnwood Services Inc - President, CEO

Rock Hill, SC Jan 2009 - Present

Started independent insurance agency representing top Health and Life

Insurers, Ranked number 5 in sales in 2009 for

North Carolina's West Division.

Media Evolved, LLC - VP Manufacturing (Plant Manager)

Charlotte, NC 2006 - 2008

Managed 150 employees in eight departments. Significantly reduced

costs and oversaw completion of Six

Sigma Black Belt Projects.

* Authored and implemented custom software which reduced packaging

labor costs.

* Set operational budgets for each department and reviewed P&L


* Started formal safety program and established program documentation.

. Implemented major operational changes including complete re-

engineering of plant layout and process flow including the design

and construction of a DVD manufacturing center with 4 DVD injection

molding systems and offset printing capabilities. Project included

the installation of $5MM in capital assets and $600,000 project

budget. Prepared all plans and budgets, negotiated contracts. All

key dates were met ahead of schedule.

Stephen Schram

(803) ***-****

Professional Experience (continued)

UAV Corporation - Director of Operations/Product Manager

Fort Mill, SC 1999-2006

Created a new business division - Mirror Image Mastering Services -

within this $200 million audio-video distribution company.

Responsible for complete business unit including sales, marketing,

engineering, purchasing, shipping and receiving.

* Accomplished key $1.6 million turnaround and successfully doubled

manufacturing capacity.

* Successfully established quality levels above 99.7%.

* Developed industry's first internet based delivery system resulting

in 100% data integrity and reduction in order turn times by 24


Matsushita(Panasonic)/Universal - Executive Director of Process

Engineering Pinckneyville, IL 1994-1999

Designated by senior management to spearhead a team to implement

process improvements throughout the

manufacturing facility. The facility produced 100 million CD's/DVD's

per year.

* Nominated by senior management for employee of the year in 1997 and


* Team completely redesigned the National Returns Center resulting in

a cost savings of $2.4 million annually.

* Added bar code scanners to all packaging lines for quality control.

This reduced staff by 10 people.

* Team modeled the effect of a new AS/400 based MRP system on plant


* Initiated Statistical Process Control procedures leading to improved

yield and scrap reductions.

Schram Electronics - Principal

Marion, IL 1993-1994

Motorola Communications - Field Service Technician

Savannah, GA / Makanda, IL 1991-1993

United States Army - Specialist E-4

Hunter AAF 1987-1991

Education and Training

BS - Technical Resource Management - Southern Illinois University -

Carbondale, IL

AAS - Electronics Technology - John A. Logan College - Carterville, IL

Licensed in Health and Life Insurance - Resident SC, Non-Resident NC, GA,


Advanced Certification in IRS Section 125 Plans - Aflac University

Certification in Lean Manufacturing - York Technical College - Rock Hill,


Certified Six Sigma Black Belt - American Society for Quality

Certified Six Sigma Green Belt - CPCC - Charlotte, NC

Avionics Communication Repair - US Army - Fort Gordon, GA


Accepted Free Mason's Lodge #111 - Master Mason - Rock Hill, SC

American Society for Quality - Six Sigma Black Belt - Milwaukee, WI

Recommendation Highlights

"I have found (Steve) to be unflappable in the face of chaos and extreme

environments, while being a caring and supportive manager to his staff at

the same time. ...I wholeheartedly recommend him."

Bill Walker/President-

CEO - Media Evolved, LLC

"Steve is driven to excellence. Steve possesses excellent technical

skills in electronics, systems design and manufacturing. He has

impressed me with design and fabrication of complex equipment, (and) his

ability to create effective processes...I highly recommend Steve."

Gary W. Vaughn/COO - Music City Optical Media, Inc.

"Steve is sharp and he never hesitated to seek me out if he had ideas

that would save me time and money."

Leslie Derrig/VP - Digital

Matrix Corp.

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