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Continuous Improvement Management

Chicago, Illinois, United States
August 30, 2017

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Robert Previti, Ph.D. Page *

* ****** ****, **** ** Yonkers, NY 10710

Cell: 773-***-**** E-mail:

Core Competencies

Manufacturing/Operations Management

Brand Identification/Product Development

Global Expertise/Cultural Logistics

Quality Control & Assurance Standards

Continuous Improvement/Design Criteria

Enhanced Efficiencies & Profitability

Supply Chain Sourcing & Procurement

Strategic Planning/Trend Analysis

Leadership/Team Building

Budgeting/P&L Management

OSHA Safety Compliance

Negotiations/Strategic Partnerships


Project Management/Development

Manufacturing Operations Management

My skills and expertise in international manufacturing and operational logistics will provide an extensive and intricate portfolio of management knowledge, hands-on abilities, and mentoring leadership techniques throughout your organization. I provide a professional and approachable commanding presence while functioning closely with staff, superiors, colleagues, clients, mentees, and business partners. My knowledge and leadership acumens will support and strengthen your organizational goals and team functionality across all venues and applications to improve your bottom line while creating positive participation by all members.

Professional Accomplishments

Luxury brand strategies identifying and developing polices and product designs for key market segments.

Mentored and trained team members in operational processes thinking creatively outside the box.

Collaborated with all in-house and external departments consolidating relationships and partnerships.

Developed strategies to maximize raw material costs to address market trends for seasonal needs.

Reduced manufacturing labor expense by 24% by directing multiple international and off shore facilities.

Leveraged international sourcing in China, India, Mexico, and domestically reducing overhead by 22%.

Documented accountability metrics to implement resolution strategies improving efficiencies by 37%.

Scheduled all corporate preventative maintenance implementing 5S practices ensuring safety compliance.

Initiated reorganizational visions via continuous improvement fortifying quality through TQM practices.

Sourced and developed strategic global supply chain partnerships maintaining on-time schedules at 98%.

Developed quality domestic sourcing and on-time schedules that were maintained at 99.8%.

Implemented continuous improvement strategies to troubleshoot and develop creative solutions.

Constructed and re-engineered facilities in Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, India, NYC, and Chicago.

Purchased equipment and state-of-the-art processes and instructed personnel on its functionality.

Traveled 40% directing global facilities and vendor relations aligning to strategic corporate policies.

Developed monthly objectives and goals to improve operational performance by 10% annually.

Accountable and responsible for P&L and annual budgets for multiple global facilities.

Project management & development implementing executive acumens in corporate planning.

Proficient in leadership skills and motivational strategies directing large culturally diverse work forces.

Managed and maintained inventory levels and accountability for lifecycle management of all stock.

Robert Previti, Ph.D. Page 2

5 Sadore Lane, Unit 7N Yonkers, NY 10710

Cell: 773-***-**** E-mail:

Employment Experience


Chief Manufacturing Officer February 2016 - Present

Director of Manufacturing Operations December 2012 – February 2015


Chief Operating Officer March 2015 – February 2016

RP ASSOCIATES – Chicago, IL; Boston, MA; and New York, NY; Mumbai, India

Independent Consultant July 2012 – November 2012

July 2010 – February 2011


Director of Manufacturing March 2011 – July 2012


Vice President of Manufacturing December 1997 – July 2010

Education & Training

Ph.D. MANAGEMENT PHILOSOPHY – Walden University - Minneapolis, MN 2016

SIX SIGMA LEAN MANUFACTURING certificate program – Villanova University - 2011

Villanova, PA

MBA – Keller Graduate School of Management – Chicago, IL 2004

B.S. BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION with a minor in Mechanical Engineering – 1996

New York Institute of Technology – Old Westbury, NY

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Volunteer Activities & Associations

Santa Fe Symposium (SFS) – Annual Jewelry Industry Conference

Manufacturers Jewelers and Suppliers of America (MJSA) – Member

Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) – Member

Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) – Member

Chicago Jewelers Association (CJA) – Member and Past Treasurer

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) – Member 1994

Eastchester Italian American Citizens Club – Community Service Organization

Bethel Jaycees – Non-Profit Community Service Organization – Member and Past President

Carmel/Kent Lions Club - Non-Profit Community Service Organization

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