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Canton, OH, 44718
March 26, 2018

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Michael W. Cochrane

Canton, Ohio *****

330-***-**** •

Program Manager - Product Line Manager

Diverse and customer focused management career with 20+-year track record in senior leadership

Resourceful, dedicated, and dynamic leader, directing innovative new product and service launches in both the B2B and consumer product markets. Broad knowledge and success in business and manufacturing activities, while delivering continuous process improvements, software solutions and services, that drove a substantial increase of $500M in new sales within five years. Proven capacity to convert market data and business intelligence into new business opportunities, driving market share and revenue. Experience expert project leader; able to direct multiple tasks effectively and master innovative software and tools.

Core Competencies:

Product Life Cycle Management

Customer Development Management

Engineering Functional Management

Client Relationships Management

Root Cause Corrective Action

Cross-Functional Team Leadership

Value Engineering / Value Creation

Operations Management

Supply Chain Development

Strategic & Tactical Planning

Professional Experience


Manager - Program Management, Jul 2013 - Sep 2017

Directed all aspects of program functions related to product introduction and visibility, strategic planning, and promoted continuous improvements of the existing legacy programs for key clients. Provided critical contract mitigation, program planning, and managed cross-functional teams.

Key Achievements:

Revitalized failing multi-million dollar Aerospace system program into a thriving business.

Continually implemented improvement programs designed to realign recurring costs and non-recurring cost reductions.

Delivered projects at 23% under budget, and exceeded client expectations for launch schedule.

Captured next system generation for same end-customer.

Spearheaded the creation of monthly progress reports for internal stakeholders and customers.


Senior Program Manager (Contractor), Aug 2010 - Sep 2011

Led the strategy development initiatives for a new line of oil industry grade steel allows for down hole applications and forgings needed for well heads, and other applications.

Initiated 4 defined steel allow chemistries, a heat treat processes, and paradigm shift from a custom shop to a distribution service center model.


Senior Solution Manager, Nov 2003 - Dec 2009

Orchestrated all inclusive product line lifecycle functions, product positioning, road mapping, and strategies for its managed and professional service offers, related to hardware, software, and service solutions. Served as program manager overseeing all activities of cross-functional teams.

Key Achievements:

Boosted business sales revenue by 20 times, over a six-year period.

Revamped market growth opportunities, identifying and resolving critical market barriers.

Updated market strategies for a new brand of products and services.

Lead spokesperson for new technologies offered to the financial self-service market.

Integral representative for clients, convention events, and periodicals as the Subject Matter Expert (SME), for multiple leading financial service technology systems.

Prior experience:

Senior Manager, Product Engineer, and Program Manager for ACCO Brands (1993 - 1999)

Product Manager for Novar Controls (2000 - 2002)

Education and Credentials

Masters in Business Administration - International Business

Ashland University

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering - Microelectronics

Ohio State University

U.S. Patents & Trademarks

Design for Folder - US D447,170 and US D440, 253 (2001)

Design for Electric Stapler - US D413,501 (1999)

Transparent Stapler - US D389,713 (1998)

Control for Gas Heated Appliance - US 4,506,458 (1985)

Sub-brand of communication hardware and services - Diebold PathWayTM (2005)

Sub-brand of server based financial self-service solutions - ATM Office SuiteTM (2006)

Professional Development

Engineering-in-Training and Professional Engineering Licensure


ID Magazine Design Award - Transparent Stapler (1998)

IDEA Design Award - Millennium Stapler (1998)

**References and publications available upon request

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