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Manager Management

Atglen, Pennsylvania, United States
September 20, 2018

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An accomplished Purchasing professional with over 20 years of exemplary experience in diversified industries. Expertise in materials management, inventory and international/domestic sourcing of products, parts and components. Consistent track record of reducing costs while ensuring product/part quality. Excellent project management skills coupled with the ability to effective negotiate favorable pricing. Refined purchasing procedures to streamline process.

Vendor Contract Negotiation

New Product/Prototype Sourcing

Part Outsourcing: China & Taiwan

Vendor Qualification/Relationship Building

Lean Sourcing Methodology

Purchasing Program Management

Capital Project Procurement

Logistics Sourcing/Scheduling/3PL

Bid Tab Comparison

80/20 Philosophy, In-Lining, MRD


to Merger of Clyde Bergemann Air Pollution Control Division and Material Handling Divisions. Responsibilities are

2/18 the same as below


to Clyde Bergemann Power Group designs and supplies proprietary, large-scale, custom-engineered air pollution 6/16 control systems enabling customers to operate their facilities in compliance with regulatory standards.

SENIOR PURCHASING AGENT Reporting to the Strategic Sourcing Manager, responsible for procurement of all materials and services related to air pollution control equipment such as Pulse Jet Fabric Filters, Dry Electrostatic Precipitators

Purchases in 2013 & 2014 totaled over $35,000,000.

Documented savings of $1,500,000 against project budgets

Responsible for Construction Sub-Contracts

Major responsibility for steel fabrication packages with values from $1,000 to over $900,000.

Other products purchased; Electric Control Panels, Pipes, Valves, Fittings, Heaters, Blowers, etc.

9/10 to ELLICOTT DREDGES, LLC., Baltimore, Maryland

1/12 One of the oldest and most successful dredging equipment companies in the world, Ellicott has been supplying dredging equipment to governments, municipalities, contractors, sand and gravel operators, port authorities, and marina operators for over 125 years.

Purchasing Manager, Reporting to the General Manager. Responsibilities included managing both the Purchasing (4 direct reports) and Warehouse (5 direct reports) functions of the company. Purchasing responsibility for the hulls, engines, and major fabrications.

Purchasing management in excess of $40,000,000 budgeted for the 2011 calendar year.

Purchasing department responsibility for over 22,000 individual purchase order line items.

Guided purchasing department in working with vendors to raise on-time receiving percentage from 83% in December 2010 to 92.8% in December 2011.

Proposed and expected 2012 implementation for a new 3PL provider to handle our LTL transportation. Savings to be realized are $50,000 for 2012.

Warehouse responsibility for the receipt of over 18,000 line items annually

Directed warehouse personnel to a 98% cycle count inventory accuracy.

Responsible for the inventory counting for 2011 year end. Approximately $50,000 total variance on $20-25 million inventory.

6/09 to TRANSNUCLEAR, INC., Columbia, Maryland

9/10 A division of AREVA, the world’s leader in non-carbon based power generation; Transnuclear is part of the Back End Group which specializes in the long term storage of spent nuclear fuel rods.

Purchasing Manager, Reporting to the Vice-President of Contract Administration and Purchasing. Responsibilities include obtaining quotations in support of the Project Engineering, Product Management, Quality and Field Services Groups. Review and signature approval of all company purchases. Identification of new supply sources and a member of new supplier approval team.

Purchasing management in excess of $51,000,000 budgeted for the 2010 calendar year.

Identified and qualifying a secondary precast concrete manufacturer for the NUHOMS product line. In process of negotiating Terms and Conditions, Discount Pricing Schedule and 15 year lease for Form purchase and maintenance.

Recently proposed and awaiting CEO approval for a new 3PL provider to handle our rail transportation. Savings to be realized are $695,000 for 2010.

03/08 to VULCAN HART, Baltimore, Maryland

04/09 The world's largest single brand manufacturer of commercial cooking equipment, with worldwide distribution of gas and electric equipment including ranges, heavy duty cooking, fryers, ovens, holding & transport cabinets, steam equipment, griddles and broilers. Vulcan-Hart is an independent operating division of ITW Food Equipment Group.

Purchasing Manager. Reported to the General Manager. Responsible for more than 75 strategic suppliers of restaurant range components, including consumable items, gas valves, thermostats, manifolds, motors, packaging material, and cartons.

Managed purchases in excess of $2,000,000 annually with estimated full year savings and avoidances of $142,925 during tenure.

Prorated 2009 reductions of $78,936.00 with an additional $17,804.00 of cost increase avoidances.

Member of new range design team with responsibility for developing suppliers from prototype to finished design.

Sourced, prototyped and approved suppliers for manifolds, knobs, cast iron grates, cardboard cartons and other items.

Sourced select current items off-shore for purchasing to reduce associated costs by 35% or more.

Sourced Right and Left Hand Door Posts off-shore for a savings of 42.5%.

Sourced a Trunnion Block Assembly with a new off-shore supplier for a savings of 37.6% in addition to improve quality and on time delivery.

Collaborated with Engineering Departments on component revisions and approvals.

Negotiated MRD agreements with suppliers to reduce lead time to a maximum of 5 days from previous lead time of between 10 to 80 days.

Worked with suppliers to reduce or eliminate announced price increases while at the same time, reviewing each item for actual cost reductions.

1997 to GARDNER DENVER HANOVER, INC., Hanover, Maryland

03/08 A recognized leader in compressed air and gas, vacuum and fluid transfer technologies to industries throughout the world.

Senior Buyer, Reported to Materials Manager. Managed domestic purchases including all shop supplies, shipping supplies, plant capital improvements and production components.

Served as Administrator of the inter-company purchases from Taiwan and Korea.

Maintained inventory levels of critical items to ensure production timetable while meeting corporate mandates for inventory turns.

Reduced motor inventory by over $100k with agreement of supplier to stock our custom product locally.

Inventory reduced while improving lead-time.

Provided purchasing support to the Engineering Department ensuring compliance with internal purchasing procedures and customer specifications.

Created and maintained all ISO documents related to the purchasing function.

Developed a semi-intelligent 8-digit part number system to effectively handle the expanding domestic parts requirements.

Co-Chair of ERP selection committee with the responsibility of all research to determine best product for the application.

Member of the initial implementation team.

Super-user responsible for purchasing during recent upgrade.

Developed and implemented a logistics route guide and company freight policy while reducing freight costs over $200,000 annually.

Member of 3PL implementation team for the parent company.

Responsible for bringing the Maryland location online.

Responsible for over $3,000,000 in saving’s during tenure in position.

1993 to ELECTRIC MOTOR REPAIR COMPANY, Baltimore, Maryland

1997 A industrial motor and pump repair company serving the Mid-Atlantic region.

Purchasing Agent, Responsible for the purchase of all materials and supplies utilized to repair AC/DC motors, pumps and gearboxes. Developed and managed suppliers for all new product lines.

1987 to A.K. ROBINS, DIVISION OF VHC, LTD., Baltimore, Maryland

1992 A industrial manufacturer of food processing equipment for seafood, vegetable and fruit processors.

Purchasing Agent, Served as sole purchaser of all items and raw materials utilized in the manufacture of food processing equipment. Negotiated agreements with numerous suppliers to sell products at OEM level vs. through distribution channels.


AA Degree in Business Management, Community Colleges of Baltimore County


Fundamentals of Purchasing Seminar; James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia

Many ISM Global Purchasing Conferences

Lean Purchasing Seminar, AME

Sales & Operations Planning Seminar, APICS

Supply Management Seminar, APICS

ITW Toolbox including 80/20 Philosophy, In-Lining and MRD


Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet/Intranet, ERP software.


Institute of Supply Management (ISM) (1991-2010)

Purchasing Management Association of Maryland (1991-2010)

Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) (2008-2010)

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