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Manufacturing Sales

Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
March 13, 2018

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Reading, PA 19605 Cell: 610-***-****


•Proven leader and multiple design award winner with broad experience in business development and operations with extensive management skills gained in both the domestic and international markets.

•Spearheaded the necessary tools to realize change, by producing the right product at the best cost in the shortest time possible, while meeting all design specifications, through the sourcing and application of the most advanced manufacturing techniques and technologies available.

•Having graduated as a manufacturing engineer and industrial designer has exposed me to the opportunities to work with a multitude of materials and substrates; solid lumber, wood panels, sheet metal, stainless steel, tube, wire products, fabric, leather, plastics, Corian and a multitude other solid surfaces, Stone, Glass, Plexiglass, Powder coating and other Finishing materials and Finishing systems.

•This expertise allowed me to assist manufacturers in producing their store fixtures & displays, office systems & seating, filing cabinets, kitchens, living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, chairs and sofas with great efficiency Thus boosting their growth potential and improving greatly their profitability.

•A solution provider, always looking for challenges, continuous improvements is my forte, striving when I find myself in an environment that gives me the freedom to identify the problem areas, recommend the solutions and implement them successfully and on time. I always was and always will be a change agent.

•Spearheaded extensive market research to assist clients with strategic market orientation as well as launch new product development, product engineering, and factory planning initiatives.

•Additional expertise includes; improving productivity, eliminating bottlenecks, designing efficiencies into manufacturing, equipment design, selection and Implementation, robotics, automation where warranted, cellular/lean manufacturing and most advanced Wood and Metal finishing systems.

Notable Accomplishments

•Transformed all aspects of Manufacturing Operations, Product Engineering as well as Product Design and development in the furniture, fixtures and sheet metal industries throughout Canada, U.S., Europe and the Middle East.

•Revitalized under-performing operations, transforming them into profitable and/or attractive acquisition targets by improving material and product flow while increasing manufacturing and management efficiencies.

•Quadrupled throughput and minimized inventories to 20% of their original volume, for a kitchen furniture manufacturer by instituting production control systems and maximizing machining and assembly efficiencies.

•Grew a company with 2 metal plants, 1 wood plant and a small distribution center, with

$70M in sales, in a total of 500,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space and less than 500

employees to a thriving $420M corporation with multi plant 1,750,000 sq. ft. facilities and slightly more than 1200 employees, all within the first 42 months while the Stock Market share value rose from $4.95 to $17.25 per share, during the same period.

•Designed, Developed, Researched, Negotiated, Acquired and fully Implemented in 1993 the most advanced flat finishing system in NA to-date, encompassing 4 separate / different type of application systems, that were simultaneously redirected on-call into 4 different types of drying methodologies, as specified electronically at the time of loading.

•Designed, Developed, Researched, Negotiated, Acquired and Implemented in 1994 the most advanced ‘Power and Free’ Powder coating system anywhere, with capabilities to apply 5 different Powder colors simultaneously, directing them through different application and curing systems and temperatures as required, capable of coating over 10000 metal shelves per day.

•Winner of seven (7) International Furniture Design Awards, during a period of 6 years, when consulted to a wide range of companies overseas, offering them complete Product Design services from 'concept to completion' which included building the facilities to manufacture those products in the most efficient and profitable environment.

•Revitalized a company with a sales volume of $23M in 2008 to sales, over $100M in 2015

•Negotiated contracts with the Carpenters Union, Steelworkers of America and the UAW.

•Held full P&L Accountability for the total manufacturing and operations budgets.

•Built high-performance teams comprised of plant managers, engineers and other supervisory personnel, Mentored, Coached and Trained them in the latest, most advanced manufacturing techniques and technologies.

•Doubled capacity, sales volume and profitability through the introduction of new technologies in sheet metal and custom metal fabrication plants, while maintaining the same amount of human resources.

•Spearheaded several start-up initiatives for new plants and distribution-centers and building a client base from the ground up.

•Accommodated increased capacity by redeveloping existing layouts for maximum efficiency, while upgrading, expanding and maintaining all facilities.

•Led new product design and development initiatives as well as product engineering and method improvements, including introduction of most advanced manufacturing control systems ERP.

•Developed new product concepts from inception through production and finally to market launch.

•Grew retail business by implementing marketing and sales programs and promoting company image.

•Achieved industry leadership in new products introduction, marketing and customer satisfaction.

•Designed product lines and established facilities to manufacture them for a variety of furniture manufacturers of case goods, office furniture and upholstered goods, while winning 6 first and second place awards in various international design competitions

•Instrumental in the development of the ‘Neils Diffrient Chair’, a seating grouping by Knoll International, found since at all American Airlines Airport Terminals.

•Piloted and totally Re-engineered the company’s 2 main product lines for improved quality, efficiency and profitability for a High-end Architectural Millwork manufacturing company, building complete stores for ‘Tiffany’s’, ‘Louis Vuitton’ ‘Christian Dior’ and ‘Harry Winston’ to name a few.

•Optimized warehouse capacity by 330%, through re-engineering its layout, acquiring a custom Turret truck to operate within its 6’aisles, all in the same floor space it used prior.

Leadership Roles

Including In-House Consulting projects


Reading, Pennsylvania 8/8/2016- To-date

Chief Executive Officer

‘Improving Manufacturing Efficiencies’

High-End Brand Name Store Fixtures,

High-End Architectural Millwork,

Wood and Metal Fabrication,

Management and Manufacturing Efficiencies Consulting Expertise


Leesport, Pennsylvania 8/2008- 8/2016

Vice President Engineering

Director of Product and Process development

High-End Brand Name Store Fixtures


Kelowna, British Columbia 5/2007-8-2008

Chief Operations Officer –COO

High-End Architectural Millwork & Contract Furniture

In-house Manufacturing Consulting


Edmonton, Alberta 4/2006-5/2007

Chief Operations Officer –COO

High-End Architectural Millwork & Store Fixtures

In-house Manufacturing Consulting


Toronto, Ontario 10/1997-3/2006


Manufacturing Efficiencies & Management In-House Consulting


Weston, Ontario 2/1991-10/1997

Vice President Manufacturing

Corporate Vice President Research and Development

Architectural Millwork and Store Fixtures


Weston, Ontario 4/1989-1/1991

VP & General Manager

High-End Upholstery, Mechanical Chairs and Sofas, Mattresses


Tel-Aviv, Israel 9/1982-4/1989


Product Design services ‘From Concept to completion’

Manufacturing Efficiencies & Management In-House Consulting

List of some Israeli Companies we performed consulting services to:

‘Berg Furniture’ - Youth Furniture

‘Rim’ - Residential Furniture/Bedroom

‘Aminach’ - Bedroom Furniture/Folding Beds/sofas

‘Mizronit’ - Mechanical Sofas/Folding Beds

‘Gum-Avir Kfar Saba’ - Mechanical Sofas/Folding Beds

‘Alfa Furniture’- Solid Wooden Furniture and Bedrooms

‘Oneg’ - Baby and Youth Furniture

‘Heled’- Dining Room/Bedroom furniture

Other Leadership Roles

Including In-House Consulting projects



Central Islip, NY (Store Fixtures, Contract)

In-house Manufacturing Consultant


Miami, FL (Store Fixtures, Contract Furniture)

In-house Manufacturing Consultant


Surrey, BC (Kitchen Cabinets, Doors)

VP Manufacturing


Miami, FL (Store Fixtures, Slat wall)

In-house Manufacturing Consultant


East Greenville, PA (Office Furniture, Seating)

VP Engineering


Whitby, Ontario (High-End Upholstery)

VP Design


Degree/Diploma Major Institute

BSc Engineering. Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering Tel Aviv University

BA Architecture Industrial Design Tel Aviv University

Diploma Course Interior Design LaSalle University

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