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Product Development Manufacturing

Forest Grove, Pennsylvania, 18922, United States
January 16, 2018

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~ NEW PRODUCT ENGINEERING/RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT/OPERATIONS ~ More than 20 years of senior executive-level comprehensive experience in driving profits to new heights while delivering operational improvements that positively impact the bottom line. Proficient in executing new product introduction launches. Extensive experience developing consumer products to exacting specifications on fast-track timelines consistently exceeding speed-to-market and profitability goals. Vast manufacturing experience with Toyota Production System (TPS), Lean Six Sigma Manufacturing and 5S/6S methodologies. Deliver a unique combination of strategic, operational, and fiscal leadership. Skilled in establishing and building high performance product development teams. Ability to forecast/manage with full P&L responsibility delivering targeted profitability and growth. Diverse exposure to global business protocols and cross-cultural practices in start-up manufacturing/operations. Team builder and visionary, adept in implementing best practices in problem solving and providing sound, sustainable solutions. CORE COMPETENCIES

Program/Project Management • Profit Building • Problem Solving • New Product Development • P&L Accountability • Technical Engineering • Product Research and Development • Manufacturing Operations • Manufacturing and Process Engineering • ISO 9001:2015 • Project Agility/Execution EXPERIENCE

CONSULTANT, MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS, BUCKS COUNTY, PA ● 5/2016 – PRESENT Providing engineering and manufacturing operations consulting focused on continuous improvement and increased profitability. -Owner

BVX, INC. DBA ARKAY SOLUTIONS, FEASTERVILLE-TREVOSE, PA ● 4/2017 – PRESENT Providing precision machined components and assemblies to various industries including; pharmaceutical, aerospace, Department of Defense, Industrial Capital Equipment manufacturers, Automotive, Microelectronics, Food and Beverage. -Owner

TIFFANY AND COMPANY, CUMBERLAND, RI ● 2/2012 – 4/2016 Publically traded (TIF) global luxury goods company with wholly owned subsidiary jewelry manufacturing and diamond processing operations

Group Director- Manufacturing, New Product Development and Research & Development ● 1/2014 – 4/2016

In addition to leading New Product Development and Research & Development groups, in January 2014 also became responsible for the manufacturing operation of Tiffany’s Rhode Island manufacturing facility.

Full P&L responsibility/accountability for 680 employee jewelry manufacturing operation.

Improved overall productivity more than 22% in 18 months by instituting Lean Six Sigma Manufacturing and 5S/6S methodologies.

Restructured the New Product Development groups to streamline the process and reduce the speed-to- market timeline by 25%.

Successfully developed/manufactured and launched 3 major fashion, fine and engagement collections

(each over 100,000 units).

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Group Director-New Product Development and Research & Development ● 3/2013 – 1/2014 Responsible for all New Product Development for Tiffany’s multi-national, multi-facility internal manufacturing organization. Leader of Tiffany’s Research and Development group focused on innovative, low cost, high quality product manufacturing methods and technology

Recruited and built high performance Research and Development team.

Took over the New Product Development groups and assessed talent/bench strength.

Rebuilt New Product Development groups to deepen the talent pool and establish a high-performance team.

Introduced project planning/management tools within the New Product Development group and reduce the over-all cycle time by more than 20%.

Successfully developed and launched 2 major fashion jewelry collections (each over 100,000 units). Director-Process Engineering, Lean Six Sigma ● 2/2012 – 3/2013 Responsible for the manufacturing processes for both legacy product as well as newly launched product. Established a dedicated technical process engineering technical team to assess/refine/improve each product’s manufacturing routing within 6 months after launch. Created Tiffany’s first Lean Six Sigma organization.

Introduced/established Tiffany’s Lean Six Sigma program.

Oversaw the formal training for 4 Lean Six Sigma Master Blackbelts and 20 Greenbelts.

Reduced overall production routing times by an average of 16% over 12 months through Process Improvements utilizing robust Root Cause Analysis techniques.

Established formal technical manufacturing documentation control management system for all manufacturing related documentation.

Expanded the bench strength and effectiveness of the technical CAD group. HERBALSCIENCE GROUP LLC, NAPLES, FL ● 3/2004 – 10/2011 A global parent company with 4 subsidiaries, manufacturing and marketing ingredients for the functional food and pharmaceutical industries

Chief Operating Officer

Drove valuation from initial $25MM capitalization to more than $600MM in less than 4 years for this startup. Directed operations for all 4 subsidiaries and concurrently functioned as the Managing Director of HERBALSCIENCE SINGAPORE PTE, LTD in Singapore since 2005. Established all initial operating policies and procedures for infrastructure, including manufacturing, sales, marketing, budget planning, resource allocation, cost structures, and capital expenditures for new production facilities. Set sales and production goals, and monitored progress. Established a staff of 6 direct reports and 59 indirect. Manage an annual operating budget of $22MM.

Improved EBITDA of parent company from 14% to over 36% of revenue.

Propelled 1st year sales revenue to $2.4MM, 2nd year revenue to $8.6MM, and met 3rd year forecast of


Improved productivity more than 100% in 18 months by instituting Lean Six Sigma Manufacturing and 5S/6S methodology.

Completed early-stage funding round obtaining a total of $28MM. Managing Director – HerbalScience Singapore Pte LTD ● 8/2005 – 5/2009 Established startup R&D and Production facility in Singapore. Handled all functions to begin operations, including obtaining $28MM in initial capital and a Singapore government grant of $3.8MM to offset a John M. McClelland Page Three

portion of the capital and operating expenditures. Developed all production and financial models. Directed all manufacturing capital equipment design, fabrication, testing, implementation, and commissioning to ensure sufficient production capacity to meet the product launch requirements and beyond. Directed a staff of 44 with 4 direct reports, and an operating budget of $10MM.

Recruited and built entire administrative, technical engineering and technician teams for both R&D and production operations.

Cut initial capital budget of $18.6MM to $10.5MM and increased production 240% by directing redesign of technology platform used to produce the proprietary ingredients.

Completed R&D facility in early 2006 and production facility in early 2008, ahead of schedule and within budget.

Orchestrated all operational issues for new product launches in North American and Asia.

Commenced 1st commercial production in late 2007 and by 2008 sales revenue annualized run rate was at $21MM with projected annual growth more than 45%; subsidiary was last operating at an EBITDA greater than 42% of sales.

Launched Lean Manufacturing initiatives and 6S standards as part of overall Quality Management System (QMS) system in compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) requirements. President and Chief Operating Officer (Consulting Engagement)- SYNKINETICS, INC., FRAMINGHAM, MA ● 2/2001-3/2004

A technology firm with patented power transmission mechanisms applicable to automotive, marine, and aerospace industries.

Transitioned this firm on the edge of failure from an R&D and fabrication operation to marketing the technology. Slashed annual burn rate from $5MM to $650K, enabling the company to continue operating.

Provided engineering technical design and analysis for all active prototype fabrication projects and directed completion of prototypes.

Developed new, precision machined, high stress mechanical transmission components for new generation power transmissions.

Co-invented several new technology power transmissions resulting in multiple patents.

Firm has since succeeded in partnering with several power transmission equipment manufacturers through licensing of its technology.

Founder and CEO – GULF COAST AUDIO DESIGN, INC., NAPLES, FL ● 8/1993-3/2001 An engineering technology design firm specialized in audio, video and automation control for the commercial and high-end residential markets.

Founded and grew this company from a $25K start-up into an eventual sale over $1.5MM

Provided all engineering technical design for complex automation systems.

Built up the company from 2 initial employees to 18 design and installation specialists

Responsible for P&L of the company posting higher revenue and greater profits year-on-year. Project Design and Development Manager – MIT LINCOLN LABORATORY, LEXINGTON, MA ● 1/1987- 8/1993

A State of the Art technology firm specialized in aerospace applications Developed space-based telescope electro-mechanical systems on-time and under budget. John M. McClelland Page Four

Provided engineering technical development/design of complex precision electro-mechanical components and systems.

Responsible for development and execution of all mechanical qualification testing for satellite program.

Lead design engineering group of 11 engineers developing aerospace structural platforms for satellite program.

Design Engineer – MCDONNELL AIRCRAFT COMPANY, ST. LOUIS, MO ● 5/1985-11/1986 Aerospace firm designing and manufacturing with three military jet programs; F-15, F/A-18 and AV8B. Design Engineering for crew station structural and system integration on the F/A-18 program.

Provided engineering technical design and analysis for all active prototype and New Part fabrication projects and directed completion of prototypes.

Performed detailed structural analysis for airframe structures and aircraft system components.

Designed precision machined mechanical parts for critical electro-mechanical systems. EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, Aircraft Engineering Technology, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL -5/1985

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