KEVIN J. ALDER
810-***-**** ~ email@example.com
Dedicated executive with strong global business development, strategic growth, operational management and product development capabilities. Hands-on, empowering leader experienced in directing organizations toward the accomplishment of bold organization-wide initiatives that drive productivity and profitability. Proven track record of dramatic earnings and sales growth in multi-facility businesses. Adept at using
“innovation” and “Lean” based approaches to improve overall business operations. Proven ability to deliver positive results during periods of economic contraction and growth. Areas of Expertise:
• Innovation and Technology
• Global Strategic Planning, Long/Short term
• Mergers & Acquisitions (on a Global basis)
• Product & Business Development
• Business Restructuring and Cost Reductions
• Auto, Heavy Duty, Off-Road, Aero/Defense, Alternative Energy
• Interior Trim, Exterior Body, Driveline, Structure
• Lean/Six Sigma and Operational Improvements
• Customer Relationships
Global Business Development and Technical Areas of Expertise: Business Development Expertise: North America / Europe / South America (Brazil, Argentina) / Korea / Japan / India Material Development Expertise: Resins / Polyurethanes / Biopolymers / Metal Alloys / Polymer / Composite Process Development Expertise: Profile / Cross-Head Die / Paste Extrusion / Thermoforming/ Blow Molding / Metal and Ceramic Injection Molding / Vertical and Horizontal Injection Molding / Precision Machining / Complete Systems SELECTED CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Led the acquisition of 13 companies and merged them into 17 global manufacturing locations, responsible for two major turn-arounds, resulting in the growth of sales from $175M to $500M plus for Cambridge Industries, an automotive supplier of heavy truck, automotive and industrial markets. Responsible for 2 Greenfield startups in China while with Akebono. Developing and implementing strategic growth plans within aerospace/defense, energy, automotive, heavy duty and aftermarket, achieving 100% growth or better.
Developed major programs including system integration, resulting in increased growth from $40M to $300M over a 3 year period, while serving as Vice President of the Magna, Atoma Interior Trim Division. Through emerging technologies and new applications more than doubled sales as COO and President at Cambridge Industries and Akebono.
CHAIRMAN/CEO, MI (Brighton NC Machine) 2013 – Current
. Responsible for growing the company profitably, while diversifying markets served, and expanding company capabilities.
• Engaged by principals to prepare business for sale
• Installed systems across all company disciplines to transition from a job shop to a global precision machiner.
• Diversified customer base from Heavy duty to include Automotive, Aerospace, and Defense
• Reduced footprint in campus allowing the company to lease three properties and spin these properties off into a real- estate holding company.
• Negotiated loan agreement with new financial institution resulting in $11.0 million lending facility KEVIN J. ALDER
• Leveraged Joint Venture into a stock ownership position allowing the company to achieve a $1.5 million profit on a European IPO of the JV partner.
• Worked with customers to align MOQ and lead times. As a result, the company now has 99% delivery ratings, reduced inventories, and eliminated expedite fees. CHAIRMAN/CEO, GENERAL PRODUCTS, Livonia, MI (CEO, Bharat Forge, India) 2006 – Aug 2013 Lead the company’s strategy and oversee all aspects of its global business. General Products was founded in 1922 and is a world leader in machining and assembly for the commercial vehicle, aerospace, defense and alternative energy industries. Today product manufactured by GP can be found in almost all modes of transportation. To compliment such a diverse portfolio of parts we developed a highly successful global supply chain; enabling sourcing and delivery of parts on a worldwide basis.
Current or Recently Completed Projects:
• Responsible for a $120M precision machining and assembly company. Primary business was automotive. Over the last three years we have diversified the business into commercial vehicle (class 4 through 8), aerospace, and defense and alternative energy.
• Responsible for building a diverse, global machining company through developing a 5, 3, and 1 year global marketing strategy looking at market needs and not just what we manufactured.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Continued
• Developed an operating strategy that looked at creative alternatives to better utilize current assets and layed out a plan for future capital investments minimizing the company’s exposure and debt level. This included a Greenfield start-up in San Louis Potosi, Mexico.
• Developed finance strategy that minimized company debt and maximized cash flow during a very turbulent economic time.
• Forging Company based out of India, responsible for expanding their current forging business into machining, Appointed as CEO to assist them in expanding their business model and developing consolidation strategy globally.
PRESIDENT & CEO, AKEBONO CORPORATION, Farmington Hills, MI 2000 – 2006 Responsible for the North American Operations for Akebono, the world leader in advanced brake technology and noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) solutions. Responsible for ensuring smooth operations leading to increased revenue for this multi-national corporation.
• Top executive with P&L and leadership responsibility for locations in North America and strategic partnerships with China and Europe that led to the increased sales from $300M to $600M and 2 new start-up locations in China.
• Strategically repositioned the company, penetrating new business including aftermarket and emerging new domestic OEM’s.
• Transitioned Engineering from application to Research and Development by doing complete vehicle testing for brake systems.
• Standardized IT Systems to improve productivity and efficiencies.
• Created and executed a strategic business development plan for customers in North America, was able to increase customers by providing creative solutions to problems and innovative technologies (i.e. provided matched triple set breaking system which improved NVH performance).
PRESIDENT & COO, CAMBRIDGE INDUSTRIES, INC., Madison Heights, MI 1996 – 2000 Responsible for managing growth and sales from $175M to $500M, reported to a Board of Directors and uninvolved owners. Cambridge was a supplier to the heavy truck, automotive and industrial global markets.
• Identified, expanded vehicle content in Exterior, Chassis and Engine/Transmission Systems.
• Developed and implemented a comprehensive and disciplined program management methodology which was a key to the success of highly engineered systems.
• Successfully integrated 13 global acquisitions merged into 17 locations.
• Implemented an extensive-corporate wide AS400 based; Business Operation System (BOS) with strict accountability rules, resulting in improved efficiencies, accuracy and quality of information.
• Created and executed a strategic business development plan for customers in North America. Increased customers by providing creative solutions to problems and innovative technologies (i.e. took a truck bed from steel to composite which reduced weight, lowered processing costs, created mold-in place compartments). KEVIN J. ALDER
VICE PRESIDENT, MAGNA INTERNATIONAL, ATOMA INTERIOR TRIM GROUP, Novi, MI 1993-1996 Reported to the President, assisting in managing the company through an extended period of growth from a $40M shoot
& ship parts supplier to a $300M interior systems integrator. Developed several key program families including:
• Strategically maneuvered Magna from a plastic/wood molder of interior parts to a complete interior system integrator. This led to the first complete interior system in North America for the Ford, Navigator vehicle; opening the door for other major OEM’s to award complete I/P Integration systems (i.e. GM Park Avenue).
• Broke through, as a sought after supplier during a period of time when OEM’s were drastically reducing their supply base. This was a pivotal moment that defined Magna as a premiere interior supplier. VICE PRESIDENT OF INTERIOR TRIM, TEXTRON AUTOMOTIVE, Athens, TN 1990-1993 Responsible for the direction and management of Textron’s Interior Trim Plants. Textron was a premiere instrument panel and complete interior trim global supplier to the major OEM’s. Concentrated on the development and implementation of modern manufacturing methods and adaptation of lean manufacturing.
• Implemented disciplined program management process as well as a variety of lean and cellular manufacturing methodologies.
• Broadened the engineering to support the development and manufacturing capabilities of complete interior systems.
• Responsible for establishing and consolidating division headquarters in Michigan (Walled Lake). GENERAL PLANTS MANAGER, JOHNSON CONTROLS, INC., Plymouth, MI 1984-1990 Responsible for multiple plants throughout North America and was promoted to various leadership roles within JCI.
• Promoted to General Plants Managers of Canadian operations, negotiated first union contract while improving plant performance. In addition to Canadian operations accepted the additional responsibility of US plant and a greenfield start-up in Mexico.
• Launched new urethane headliner technology and manufacturing site in Ann Arbor, Michigan. EDUCATION
BSME – Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan
Participate in many industry organizations, CEO Exchange, OESA and Aerospace Supplier Council.