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Chief Operating Officer

Location:
Smithtown, New York, United States
Posted:
January 17, 2018

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Robert Azzara

** ****** *****

Smithtown, New York 11787

(516) ***-**** ac32mi@r.postjobfree.com

Executive Summary

Over 25 years of results-oriented, senior level management experience with full P&L responsibility. Highly proficient in the orchestration of start-ups, company expansions, restructurings and overall company operation. Well-versed in the application of new and advanced technologies to streamline business operations and improve staff performance on all levels. Strong in all aspects of business development and process improvement. Highly skilled in the implementation of operational growth and enhancements with a strong focus on profitability, expense control, quality assurance and customer service. Skill Highlights:

P & L Responsibility

Business Development

Process & Performance Improvements

Staffing, Team Building & Mentoring

Contract Negotiations

Supply Chain Management

Customer / Vendor Relations

Expense Reduction and Cost Control

New Product Development

Project Management

Engineering & Production Management

Lean manufacturing, JIT

Compliance Management; FDA, DEA, ISO

cGMP Compliance

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Time-Cap Labs Inc., Farmingdale, NY, Manufacturer of Pharmaceutical Rx & OTC products

Chief Operating Officer (COO), June 2015 - present

Senior Vice President of Operations and Business Development, Sept. 2010 – June 2015

Vice President of Operations, Sept. 2002 – Sept. 2010

Managed revenue growth of 28% per year for the past 2 consecutive years.

Planned and coordinated a $1.3 million production expansion, which successfully adhered to strict budget constraints.

Improved on-time delivery through increased productivity and efficient production planning.

Coordinated the procurement and implementation of a Navision ERP system.

Designed and implemented major value improvement processes.

Spearheaded the implementation of JIT programs to reduce excess inventory.

Managed the acquisition of an off-site finished goods storage and dispatch warehouse

ALTAIRE Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Aquebogue, NY, Manufacturer, Eye Care and Pharma products

Plant Manager, Sept. 2001 – Sept. 2002

Directed day to day operational function of plant.

Increased production and packaging output by 25% through process improvements.

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MAERSK MEDICAL, INC., Farmingdale, New York, Medical Device Manufacturer

Director of Operations, Sept. 1996 – Mar. 2001

Directed and coordinated the efforts of marketing, new product development, product management, customer service and international and domestic sales units.

Developed and executed market strategy and marketing materials.

Managed & coordinated all operations of foreign manufacturing facility.

Supervised production planning - both house brand and private label products, as well as importing of products from our Malaysian facility.

Implemented and coordinated new product lines from key and industrial accounts.

Directed Product Development Group. Worked closely with engineering, sales and outside consultants on new product development and design changes.

Managed logistics of Texas Warehouse facility.

Coordinated customer satisfaction and product quality between groups.

Experienced in ISO, 510K, patents and review of government contracts.

Traveled extensively to Mexico/Texas locations, as well as Europe.

ADDITIONAL RELATED EXPERIENCE

EIGHT IN ONE PET PRODUCTS, INC., Hauppauge, New York

Production / Plant Manager, 1995 – 1996

CORWOOD LABORATORIES INC., Hauppauge, New York

Production Manager, 1989-1995

PDK LABORATORIES, Bohemia, New York

Packaging Manager, 1988 – 1989

SMITHKLINE DIAGNOSTICS, INC., Bohemia, NY

Production Manager, 1980 - 1988

EDUCATION / PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Suffolk County Community College, Selden, New York

A.A.S. Business Management

TEC / VISTAGE Member 2005-2008 – Worlds largest CEO membership organization

Corporate Management Development Courses: Frontline Leadership



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