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Professional Experience Management

Nashville, Illinois, 62263, United States
September 12, 2017

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**** ****** ******* **, *********, IL 62263

Home 618-***-**** / Cell 618-***-****

A purchasing professional with over 25 years purchasing experience

in the Automotive and Abrasives Industries


March 2011 - Radiac Abrasives, A Tyrolit Company, Salem, IL

Present Bonded Abrasives/Superabrasives Grinding Wheel supplier

Director of Purchasing

Responsible for the purchasing functions for Radiac’s North American facilities (approx. $60M annual purchases)

Abrasive Grains, Industrial Diamond, Tooling, MRO, Capital

Equipment, Services

International Purchasing (Europe, Brazil, China).

Main interface with Radiac’s Austrian parent, Tyrolit, for purchasing functions.

Implemented SAP (Radiac’s SAP Key User, Materials Management)

Implemented systems to aid production material ordering/scheduling.

Attained ISO9001 Certification.

Worked to consolidate offsite warehousing.

Developed long-term relationships with strategic suppliers and negotiated annual contract agreements.

Responsible for utilities purchasing.

Sept. 1993 – Nascote Industries Inc., Nashville, IL

March 2011 Tier I automotive supplier, Division of Magna International

Purchasing Agent

Responsible for $50M in production component/raw material purchases as well as $10-15M in prototype and production tooling purchases annually.

Plastics, Plastic Components, Stampings, Lighting, Sensors, Paint,

Decorative Components, Injection Molds, Check Fixtures

Functions include purchase agreement/contract negotiations, supplier performance system, estimating system (components, tooling, freight), program launch teams, supplier relationship management, cost reduction initiatives, logistics/3PL buyer.

February 1987 – Cadillac Rubber and Plastics, Lockport, NY

April 1993 Divisional Purchasing Agent, July 1990 – April 1993

Managed the purchasing function for two manufacturing plants.

Design and maintain supplier delivery performance system.

Solicit competitive quotations.

Control cost/price information on database.


Quality Assurance Inspector / Production Supervisor, January 1989 – July 1990

Inspected products to ensure they meet all specifications.

Statistical Process Control training (SPC).

Weekend shift Production Supervisor.

Rubber Injection Mold Press Operator, February 1987 – January 1989


Bachelor of Science - Business Administration, 1989


Actively participated in team activities such as program launches, procedure

and policy development, and supply chain management.

Led teams focusing on supplier evaluations and selection, cost reduction initiatives that have exceeded corporate targets and supplier crisis management.

Obtained Certified Purchasing Professional (C.P.P.) certification.

PERSONAL: President Church Council, St. Paul’s UCC, Nashville, IL (current).


TRAINING: Multiple courses in regard to purchasing function/management, negotiation,

problem solving, leadership, and NAFTA.

References provided upon request.

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