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Manager Management

Bowling Green, Kentucky, 42104, United States
May 29, 2010

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Bruno Griffin

**** ********** *****, ******* *****, Ky. 42104 (270) ***-****


Hands on, goal oriented and driven professional seeks a rewarding and

challenging position with a growing company that can best utilize my prior

experience and background. Experience includes performing a key planning

role for growing a start up company from $1.4 million in revenue to over

$37 million in revenue, leading to public incorporation in 4 years.

Additional experience includes setting vendor procedures and maintaining

product cost while achieving corporate goals.

Personal computing literacy includes Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and

Projects. Mainframe database proficiencies include JD Edwards, MAPICS,

BPCS, AS400 and Ask Manman. Operational experience includes Kan ban, Lean

manufacturing principles and Just in Time inventory standards.


DESA Specialty Products (2002 - November 2008)

Senior Buyer - The Power Tools division is one of 4 divisions within DESA

and has an annual spend of roughly $75 million. Experience includes the

sourcing of new suppliers in both China and Taiwan while working through

two trading companies. Implemented procurement strategies leading to new

products for the division. Cross functional team meetings are conducted

regularly to track progress of new product development programs.

Commodities purchased abroad include batteries, fabricated steel

components, and buy complete blowers, hedge trimmers, string trimmers and

chain saws. Domestic supplier experience includes powder actuated tool

product and portable generators. Visited and conducted alternator business

at plants in France and the Czech Republic. General procurement

responsibilities include maintaining supplier relations, setting product

cost, negotiating and reporting cost savings monthly, plus inventory

management control at DESA off site warehouses in Manchester, Tennessee.

DESA ceased operations in January, 2009.

Holley Performance Products (1998 - 2002)

Buyer - Responsible for vendor selection and negotiation, including

pricing and terms, inventory management and monthly budget control for two

business unit groups within Holley. Traffic management and responsibility

control for 10 suppliers in the Los Angeles area delivering products on a

weekly truck run to Bowling Green, Kentucky. Cost savings and supplier

consolidation are two of our key measurement goals. Operations run on a

monthly material budget goal with daily tracking and accountability

supporting the production build schedule. Commodity control includes raw

materials acquisitions of cold rolled strip, brass and aluminum used to

support in house screw machining and stamping activities. Major component

parts acquisitioned included gears, shafts and die castings (sand and

aluminum, plus permanent mold). Total acquisition responsibility for over

6,000 parts. Product activities support superchargers, carburetors, fuel

pump and water pump assembly operations. Supervised three direct employees

includes two component releasers and one machining scheduler.

Prescolite Moldcast Lighting (1996-1998)

Master Scheduler - Responsible for scheduling all activities in our

reflector plant division. One of four plants within the El Dorado

industrial park. Planning accomplished within an MRP framework and

acquisition all raw materials for needed for production activities. Work

centers scheduled including reflector spinning, buffing, punch pressing

and anodizing. While there production was increased from 2,500 to nearly

4,000 per day. Accomplished this by increasing efficiency in punch press

activities (more off line air fixtures) and integration of two automated

spinning machines. Had three direct employees including two schedulers and

one manufacturing support person. Left to re-join the new Chief Operating

Officer at Holley.

Sunbeam-Oster Household Products (1995-1996)

Senior Planner - Responsible for manufacturing activities located in

Matamoras and Acuna, Mexico as well as Coushatta, Louisiana. Products

produced included irons, blenders, mixers and bedding products. Production

plans originated in Laurel, Ms. through JD Edwards software and

implemented through monthly visits to each plant. Plans discussed one

month in advance. Also had to attend corporate planning strategy meeting

once each month in Chicago. Sunbeam was in process of integrating various

operations located throughout the South into a new million square foot

facility in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Had two direct planners reporting to


Work experience prior to 1995 was all in California including:

Production Control Manager for APS Systems (two years), an electric

transit vehicle manufacturer located in Oxnard. Staff of seven directs

including planning, purchasing and shipping/receiving activities.

Planner at Vitesse Semiconductor in Camarillo (five years), a manufacturer

of gallium arsenide semiconductors which grew from 40 employees to over

320 in four years leading to public incorporation.

Planner at Burroughs (Unisys) in Westlake Village (seven years), a

manufacturer of disk drives for the computer industry. Scheduled various

production activities and worked on Special Project team responsible for

moving cable and harness assembly operations to Mexico. The Westlake plant

was closed in 1985.


Associate of Applied Science - Distribution and Marketing Technology -

Hinds (Ms.) J.C.

Bachelor of Science - University of Southern Mississippi

Certification in Product and Inventory Management - UCLA Extension

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