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Manager Maintenance

Texas, United States
January 29, 2018

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Norman F. Duesterhoeft

W**** Dixie Lane, Westfield, WI 53964 Home: 920-***-**** email:


Operational/Supply Chain Professional with 33 years of progressive leadership experience, with a proven ability to bring about cultural change via innovative and cost saving programs. Successful record of positively impacting organizational growth and profitability in the following areas:

Operations/Distribution Management Purchasing/Inventory Control

Production Management Maintenance/Supply Operations

Operations Management Logistics Management


Engineering Specialist – Maintenance Clayton, MO

PolyOne Jul 2010 – Sep 2014

Based in Wisconsin I was responsible for implementing and maintaining a Company Wide Computerize Maintenance Management System (CMMS) for all Legacy Spartech Location.

When funding was cut for the CMMS (eAM) program and the program was in jeopardy I pulled out the user manual and developed a program that was customized for our needs.

Developed a solution for inventory control of MRO. And implemented it at 3 Legacy Spartech Locations.

Implemented eAM at 16 Legacy Spartech Locations in 18 months which included Asset Inventory, Data loading and personnel training along with follow up support.

Responsible for testing and the implementation of Ariba to the Legacy Spartech locations.

Part of the Implementation Team responsible for implementing eMaint (The PolyOne CMMS Software) for Phase 6 and 7.

Senior Indirect Sourcing Manager Clayton, MO

Spartech Corporation May 2001 – Jul 2010

Based in Wisconsin I am responsible for Strategic sourcing of all commodities minus raw production material for 27 North American locations to include Canada and Mexico.

Centralized the corporate vendor base reducing it from over 5000 MRO vendors to less than 500 vendors.

Developed a strategic single source packaging program reducing packaging cost by 8% along with a continuous improvement plan that continued to translate into savings in years 2, 3 and 4

Developed a corporate forklift fleet management program that right sized the fleet reducing it by 15 % and maintenance cost by 21%

Developed corporate logistics programs that not only reduce our carrier base it also created a 10% saving for a 30-million-dollar budget

Industrial Distribution Group Manitowoc WI

Integrated Supply Implementation/Systems Manager Sep 2000 – May 2001

On a regional basis in Wisconsin, I was responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining Integrated Supply programs for numerous manufacturers.

Worked with company Purchasing Directors and Buyers to design programs that saved their companies in excess of 8% of their MRO Cost

Helped companies reduce their vendor base on average of 30 – 50% drastically saving them on processing costs

U.S. Army Chicago, IL

Logistics Consulting/Operations Manager Apr 1999 - Sep 2000

Responsible for developing, coordinating and leading operation and logistic computer-training simulations for middle and upper level staff organizations in an 8 states region.

Identified and eliminated excess personnel and equipment, which provided cost saving improvements saving the government more than $120,000 annually

Developed critique format that provided the client immediate feedback and allowed them to immediately plan future operations and training events and to improve efficiency

U.S. Army Hanau, Germany

Operations Manager/Company Commander Sep 1994 to Apr 1999

Provided and ensured quality maintenance production and warehouse repair part supply for a global company with over 130 soldiers. Direct interface with 14 customer units, providing them with doctrinal guidance in purchasing, budget, maintenance and supply operations.

Within 2 months from assuming the mission in Saudi Arabia, I saved the government over $5.5M by identifying and recycling excess and obsolete equipment that was there from the previous five years, back into the supply system

Accountable for $20M in MRO inventory and equipment with zero loss to the government

Responsible for local contract negotiation while deployed for logistic support

Provided leadership and guidance through adverse conditions through daily reports directed customers readiness and satisfaction rate above 95%

Purchasing Director for a 15,000-line warehouse, which through progressive inventory standards averaged 3 turns per year

U.S. Army Kaiserslautern, Germany

Maintenance Production Officer/Purchasing Officer Nov 1991 – Jul 1994

Responsible for operations and production of seven major maintenance shops comprised of over forty-five direct-support personnel. Coordinated support operations with customer units and multi-echelon repair facilities.

Responsible for purchasing over $12M dollars’ worth of MRO items annually, while averaging over 3 turns per year in company storerooms

Maintained the organization readiness rate above 95% while reducing the company’s production backlog by 50% with no job exceeding 30 days the best maintenance company performance in the Brigade

With no notice, during hostile conditions, I deployed and led 20 personnel and all required equipment within 12 hours of notification. While deployed overseas in an austere resourced environment ensured primary customers maintained a readiness rate of 97%; 4% higher than any other unit deployed in the region

During the downsizing in Europe, I led a team of 30 personnel throughout Germany signing for, and shipping over $10M of Army equipment while maintaining 100% accountability


Bachelor of Science University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 1990

Lean Lead Certification Milwaukee School of Engineering 2006

Advanced Combined Logistics Management Course Army Logistics College, 1997

Purchasing Officer Course Kaiserslautern, Germany, 1991

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